Things to see in Greece
Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Greece.
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Santorini (Thira)SantoriniFira is the capital of Santorini, a small island in an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Aegean. If you arrive by boat, you'll see a small town "hanging" off the side of a mountain that seems incredible. Keep in mind that you'l...
Acropolis of AthensAthensThe Acropolis of Athens
OiaOíaWe left Mykonos on one an inter-island ferry headed toward Santorini. When we arrived, we couldn't believe it. There were massive cliffs above the sea lined with small white villages along the crests. Once we got to the top, with th...
Temple of Olympian ZeusAthensThis colossal temple is the largest in Greece and it took over 700 years to complete. Originally it had 104 Corinthian columns that reach 17 meters high, of which only 15 remain. The credit for its completion goes to Adriano who pla...
Little Venice of MykonosMykonosBeauty Unleashed in one of the nicest places I have visited. From the windmills there are views to Little Venice highly worth a mention, but here are some of different angles and lights. This little wonder of Venetian origin, near t...
Sunset in OiaOíaIn the summer of the year 2012 I had the chance to visit Santorini, in Greece, in the Aegean Sea. I was already aware that it would be one of the most lovely islands that Greece has, but to arrive and be there, not only reaffirmed w...
ParthenonAthensThe Parthenon is the emblem of the city of Athens. It is very impressive when you arrive there, although you'll already have seen it a thousand times on the TV or on postcards you´ve been sent, but it´s not the same as being there i...
NaxosNaxos IslandsThis island is located in the Cyclades, Greece. It's the perfect place to relax and bathe on its beaches. The old city is wonderful and the people are friendly, quiet, simple and enjoyable. The food and the prices are very good. The...
RhodesRhodesRhodes is a beautiful city. On a cruise I recently took, Rhodes and Dubrovnik were the cities that I liked by far. The atmosphere is great, and while it was too hot, it did not detract from this city beautiful at all.
Red BeachSantoriniRed Beach is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches on Santorini. It has red fine sand and rocks and is located near the ancient village of Akrotiri. The beach can be reached by boat or by car. The beach gets its red color fr...
Monasteries of MeteoraKalambákaFor me, the monasteries in Meteora are one of the most spectacular places in the world ...it is beautiful and has really spectacular views. There are seven monasteries nestled around the mountains, most of them with monks but a few ...
Temple of the CaryatidasAthensThe Erechtheion is an Ionic masterpiece that was built 421-406 BC and it's the most famous temple - the famous tribune of the Caryatids. It's a polychrome portico with 6 columns (originally) with female figures, all the figures are ...
Old Town of MykonosMykonosThe island is the mixture of the calmness of the inhabitants with the non-stop partying of the tourists. The island is small and easily explored if you rent a small car. Gas prices are €1.78 liter. You should come with the desire to...
Agios Sostis BeachMykonosThe Greek island of Mykonos has a well-deserved reputation for being a destination for sand, sun, and partying. But, the island is also incredibly beautiful and its natural beauty is worth the visit, even if some areas, especially t...
The Plaka NeighbourhoodAthens
MykonosMykonosThis beautiful island, on which you could spend hours getting lost on a relaxing and quiet stroll around its beautiful and quiet streets, or chattering with its open and friendly people. In the photos you can see the breaking waves ...
Temple of HephaestusAthensOh, the monuments in Athens! In the majestic Agora of Athens, always under the watchful eye of the Acróplolis, rises the Hephaestion, a beautiful, marble temple with Doric columns. It is located in the Agora, as I said before. For t...
FirostefaniSantoriniBetween Fira and Imerovigli lies this traditional town, one of the best scenic spots on the island of Santorini.The Greeks consider it a continuation of Fira Firostefani. Firostefani is definitely a quiet neighborhood full Santorini...
Mykonos WindmillsMykonosWe could only enjoy Mykonos for a few hours, just enough to watch a picture- perfect sunset. No touch-ups are necessary when the image quality is this good. I leave you one from my personal album (if you want to use it, please credi...
ErechtheionAthensThe miraculous architecture of this temple still retains an aura of mystery. It was built in the year 407BC! The Portico of the Caryatids is exceptional and it consists of six statues each over two meters high. These statues are cop...
CorfuCorfuThe high temperatures in Corfu in the summer afternoon twice made us think to ourselves that we should go up to the old fort, take a photograph from afar and bathe in the sea and go to the next cove, which has many curiosities of An...
PyrgosPyrgosWe almost pass by the highest village on the island of Santorini, ... and find! Spectacular views, endless white lanes, donkeys trotting up the hill, and several churches crowning the top. We stopped in the middle of the road and cl...
Elafonisi BeachElafonisiIt´s not the Caribbean, it´s Crete! Hehehe, in my opinion, one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. It is to the south west of the island of Crete and its crystal clear water, the amount of fish that run through your feet, the ...
ChaniaChaniaJania, or Chanea Xania (Chania) is 140 km from Iraklion in the Haniá and Kríti region on the island of Crete, Greece. The administrative capital of the island. A population of about 66,000. In a fertile and flat area, for excursions...
The huge bay that forms the island of Santorini called attention, especially if you get to the island by boat. The dimensions of the cliffs of the bay are incredible, but it is less a sense of being, deep within the caldera of a vol...
AreopagusAthensFrom this small crag, for some a simple rock, you have one of the best views of the sprawling city of Athens. You can see the hills of Licabetos, Filopappos or Ardeto, the dwindling green areas of the city, the Far Piraeus. From her...
MeteoraTrikalaMeteora has been one of the most amazing places I have visited. When you first drive up and start seeing these peaks, you are like "cool" then when you start getting closer and start realizing that there are structures at the tops t...
Theatre of EpidaurusNéa EpídaurosThis is a large model of numerous Greek theatres and is very well preserved. It was built by Polykleitos at the end of the 4th century BC to host Asclepeia, a contest in honour of the doctor's god Asclepius. For its construction, 24...
Knossos PalaceHeraklionKnossos Palace is just five kilometers away from Iraklion, and it was the cradle of European civilization. According to Greek mythology there was the famous labyrinth with a Minotaur in it. It has beautiful frescoes and beautiful vi...
ImerovigliSantoriniA picture is worth a thousand words. This vacation was unforgettable. The people, the landscape, the food, the environment, the climate - everything was great. The hotel was probably the worst part. We wanted to get another hotel, b...
Tower of the WindsAthensThe Tower of the Winds, also known as Horologion, is a beautiful, well preserved tower located in the old part of the Roman Agora at the bottom part of the Acropolis. The eight facades have the winds blowing in every direction carve...
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