Greece is heaven on earth

Greece is a really small country in the Mediterranean Sea that is full of surprises. Greece is a country that combines history and arts with pleasure and entertainment. Let’s find out all the places in Greece that really worth visiting.

Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece and its biggest city, with a population of almost four million people. This city is the perfect place for everyone who wants to find some really interesting vacation deals that combine history, arts, architecture, and fun too. The most famous monuments in the world can be found in Athens, such as Acropolis with its spectacular museum, Herodus Atticus Theatre and the temple of Olympian Zeus. It is also a city with a huge variety of entertainment places. Most of the travel packages that refer to Athens include food tours and the visitor is able to taste all the Greek recipes such as Souvlaki, Greek Salad or Mousaka.

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is in the north of Greece and is the second largest city in Greece. This city is under a balcanian influence and the traveler can recognize the differences between Athens and Thessaloniki. There, you can visit a lot of famous historical monuments such as the White tower which is the landmark of the city. Saint Sophia’s church is a must visit place too, because this church is actually a replica of the church of Saint Sophia in Istanbul. Thessaloniki is also known for its great taverns and restaurants, where you can taste really delicious meals. If you visit this city you have to taste the famous bougatsa, which is a pie, stuffed with cheese and it’s really delicious.

Mykonos

Mykonos is a Greek island, three hours away from Athens. You can reach Mykonos by plane or by taking a ferry from Piraeus port. Mykonos Island is a synonym for high-quality vacation. With its crystal clear water beaches, with a variety of luxury hotels all over the island and some great restaurants, in the main region of it, with some of the most famous DJs sets taking place there almost every night, Mykonos is considered to be an excellent choice if you want to have the summer of your life. You can find vacation packages all inclusive at some of the best hotels of the island and feel like a real king. Super Paradise and Panormos beach are two of the most famous places for enjoying the sea.

Santorini

The island of Santorini was created by a volcano explosion and maybe that’s the reason why this island is one of the hottest vacation destinations all over the world. One of the most interesting things on the island is the consistency of the beaches because of the volcano existence. Red beach is the perfect beach in order to see this phenomenon. It consists of red and black volcanic pebbles and the water is hot. Santorini is also famous for its local wines such as Assyrtiko label, a very delicious white wine. This island, however, is worldwide famous for its sunset. You can see the sun diving into the sea and the colors of the sky are beyond every imagination.

Monemvasia

This historical city is in the heart of Peloponnese region. Monemvasia’s name comes as a sum up of two Greek words, ‘’moni’’ which means the only and ‘’emvasis’’ which means the entrance. When you reach the top of the castle, the view is breathtaking. Besides the castle, a must visit is the Cape Maleas Lighthouse.

Crete

Crete is a really big island so if a traveler wants to explore all of it, has to stay more than ten days. Heraklion is one of the biggest cities on the island and if you want to visit the palace of Knossos, the most famous Minoan civilization monument, you have to spend a couple of days in this city. Chania is considered by many of the travelers that have visited it, as the most beautiful city in Crete. In Chania, you will have a swim in some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece such as Balos and Falasarna beach.You will taste some of the local dishes such as Dakos and Kalitsounia and you will drink the famous Raki. The major characteristic of this island is the hospitality of the people.

Corfu

The main island of a seven islands’ complex on the west of Greece is a great reason to visit Greece. Corfu is influenced by the Italian culture because the island was under the Italian domination for many years. The architecture of the buildings, the churches, such as the most famous church of the island in honor of Saint Spyridon has lot similarities with the Italian architecture style. If you ever walk across the island, you should visit the Liston square in the heart of it. You should also let yourself get lost into the little paths in the city of Corfu, called Kantounia and taste the delicious dishes of the island such as Pastitsada. Pontikonisi is a small island next to Corfu and it’s a great idea for a daily boat trip.

Ioannina

Ioannina is living fairy tale city. It is in the west of Greece and you can reach Ioannina by plane or by car or by bus. It is famous for its lake which is in the center of the city. You can enjoy long distance walks across the city; you can rent a bike and go for unforgettable rides all across the lake or you can explore the ancient castle of Ioannina which is in the east central part of the city.Ioannina city is very famous for its silver handmade jewelries.

Lefkada

Lefkada is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, a secret paradise, a place where crystal clear beaches are beyond every imagination. You can reach Lefkada by car through Egnatia Street and the distance from Athens is almost four hours. Leukada is worldwide famous for its beaches ‘’Egremnoi’’ and ‘’Porto Katsiki’’ which was honored as the best beach in the world for several years. The combination of sharp cliffs next to deep blue waters is one of a kind. You can also taste great local dishes on the island such as the famous olive-oil pie and enjoy the nightlife of the main city of Lefkada.