Greece Vacation Guide
Vacation time comes round fast, so I like to begin gathering information early. I’m going to offer ideas here to get you started. Then I hope y’all will get motivated to explore some more!
Today I’m focusing on Greece, with its beautiful mainland and 60 inhabited islands. Holidays to Greece are perfect if you want to experience a beautiful and culturally diverse place that is simply a cut above the rest.
It’s a great idea to spend a few days resting up after traveling and explore Athens. As one of the oldest cities in the world, you’ll find it a fascinating mixture of the old and the new. The Acropolis and The Parthenon are just two of the ‘must sees’ and The New Acropolis Museum and The National Archaeological Museum will surely delight the art lovers among you.
After a few days, you will likely want to head out and explore the countryside and there are plenty of wonderful destinations to choose from. You can take an organized tour or travel independently, your choice. These are a few of the highlights.
Nafplio is a pretty seaside village and was the first Greek capital. As well as fortresses to explore, there are lots of lively cafes. It is a cool place to sit back and soak in the wonderful seaside atmosphere.
Peloponnese is a wide peninsula with wonderful beaches as well as scenic mountains. There are lots of interesting historical places to visit including classical Greek temples, Byzantine churches and Venetian fortresses.
Olympia, birth place of the Olympic Games and an ancient archaeological site.
Delphi, a lively town as well as being the home of the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Oracle.
Meteora is an awesome wonder with mystical and magical monasteries dating back to the 11th century.
If islands are more your thing, popular destinations include Corfu, Rhodes and Mykonos. Each island has its own character so it is good to spend some time doing your homework to find your perfect match or plan a little island hopping.
Well that’s only a small taste of what Greece has to offer. I’m sure you can see that it is a destination worth exploring. Get Greece onto your Bucket List y’all!