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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
lovely – definitely inspiring!
Can’t wait to get back to Greece! So many islands to explore and the mainland is also stunning – my favourite beach town is Parga 🙂
I used to visit the Greek Islands a lot in my younger years, so have many happy memories.
I considered moving there… but thought I’d probably struggle learning a language that has a completely different alphabet 😉
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Ruhee Majid 🙂
I love your photo of those nuzzling donkeys against a clear blue sky. What a great enticement to visit Pori Beach — and Greece!
If Europe was on my agenda this year I’d definitely add Greece to the itinerary!
Greece was my first European country (13 years ago already!), and I can’t wait to go back and explore the islands.
Mr Gran Canaria Local’s surname is Hirtes. It’s of Greek origin. And apparently belonged to that of a minor philosopher. Yeah, we’ve never heard of him either. As we say, minor, definitely no Aristotle. Anyway, Mr GCL would love to visit his homeland. You’ve just given him a timely reminder to make it sooner rather than later.
How very, very tempting…
Santorini for me. Touristy yes, but insanely gorgeous.
Thanks for these! Haven’t been to Greece yet but now it’s even higher on my bucket list!
I’ve always wanted to go Greece. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I want to go even more!
Hi Valen, well after 2 weeks in Greece, I’m going to say Athens and Olympia. Athens because it’s a stunning city, it blew us away. Olympia because….7 Wonders of the World! And can I say Delphi too?
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