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5 Places You Should Visit in Greece This Year

Lately, Greece has been on my mind. I can’t seem to get its sapphire blue waters, white sands, and tantalizing food out of my mind.  So, here are 5 places you should visit in Greece this year that I hope make your vacation to Greece unforgettable.

1. Crete

Crete is going to be my first stop in March.  Crete has untouched beaches, Minoan ruins, trendy cafes, tiny mountain villages and towns just aching to be explored. The thing I am going to love about this island is the mix of touristy and unexplored, hidden places. Let the adventure begin!

Pori beach in Greece

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2.  Pori beach in Ano Koufonisi

Everyone who has been to this beach say it’s a perfect paradise. Crystal clear waters and fine sand have caused people to say it’s just as good as a beach in the Maldives. Koufonisi is rated as having some of the best beaches of any of the Greek Islands, and is one of the Cycladic islands.

donkey in greece

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3.  Hydra (Saronic Gulf Islands)

 Hydra is often considered to be the prettiest Greek island by those who have been there.  You can climb Mt. Eros, have a chance at seeing Leonard Cohen (he owns property here), and overall just feel like you are stepping back in time on an island where there are more donkeys than scooters.

4.  Eat At Spondi In Athens

Spondi has two Michelin stars, and is considered to be one of the world’s 50 best restaurants.  It has a gorgeous setting (dining is on the patio set among the flowers), and dining here is not just considered a meal but an experience.

Delos in Greece

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5.  Visit The Ruins Of Delos (Cyclades)

Delos is a short trip from Mykonos, and is one of the ancient sites that has moved me the most. The ancient Greeks considered this UNESCO world heritage site to be the holiest sanctuary and spiritual center in all of Greece. Delos is considered to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis.  Mykonos is also one of my favorite Greek islands, so stay there a few days and make sure to include Delos in your visit.

What is your favorite place in Greece?  Let me know in the comments below!!