Explore the top-rated tourist attractions in Greece
Admire the perfection of the theater of Epidaurus; bask in the turquoise waters of the small island of Elafonissos; soak up the strange atmosphere that hangs over the Magne; the tip of the extreme south of the Peloponnese; go up the sacred road towards the Temple of Apollo, Delphi; hike or climb Mount Olympus – Greece has numerous testimonies of its rich and glorious past. With almost 10,000 islands, its mountainous landscapes, its orange or olive groves, its sunsets, its gastronomy, and its Mediterranean climate it is a stunning place to visit. Here is a list of tourist attractions in Greece.
Athens: The modern Greek capital, Athens had a glorious past. It is among the top tourist attractions in Greece. On the Acropolis, the hill overlooking Athens, we find the Parthenon and the Theater of Dionysus, and at its feet the Agora. To know the history of the city and the country, go to the Byzantine Museum and Benaki and the National Museum. Athens is very dynamic and alive. During the day, if the heat is not stifling, stroll through the district of Plaka, and in the evening, take a walk in the bars of the Metaxourgeio district, or that of Psirri, quieter and more authentic.
In the vicinity of Athens (Attica region), there are many archaeological sites such as those of Elefsina, Cape Sounion and its temple of Poseidon.
Mykonos: Certainly, the most famous island of the Cyclades is the most festive and definitely one of the top tourist attractions in Greece. But it has not lost its charm, with its whitewashed houses and blue shutters, and mills. If you want to go out to the best clubs in the country, this is where it happens. The island so loved by the gay community and the Athenian people lives at night. During the day Kalafati Beach and Ornos Beach is a busy hub of activity.
Paros: The situation of the island, in the middle of the Cyclades, is ideal to discover the whole region. On the island, you can visit fishing villages like Naoussa and Alyki. Strolling through the alleys of Parikia, the capital of the island, or Lefkes will enchant you. The beach Kolymbithres is nice with its coves but crowded in summer.
Santorini: When you come to Greece, that’s all you want to see: narrow streets of villages with white and blue houses, quiet although frequented in high season. It is a key stopover for cruise ships, so the island is one of the most loved tourist attractions in Greece. The village of Oia is the one you see on all postcards. Try to visit Fira (or Thira), Akrotiri, or Pyrgos overlooking the island. See the wine museum in Santorini.
Syros: The island is less known than its sisters among the Cyclades, but it is home to one of the most beautiful cities in Greece: Ermoúpoli and its steps leading to Ano Syros. Make the most of this place, which may lose its character over the years due to tourism.
Rhodes: In the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes is a jewel. The city of the same name Rhodes has the mythical port of Mandraki famous for the legend of the Colossus. The island is greener than the Cyclades Islands. Lindos an archaeological site 50 km from Rhodes is must see. The village is dominated by an acropolis that can be reached on foot or by donkey.