The mighty Aegean kissing its shores, ancient Greek ruins telling the tales of its bygone glory, and enigmatic sunsets drenching its coasts; fascination for Greece is inevitable and understandable…
The fabled land of Socrates, Plato and Hercules has always captivated human kind with its classical thoughts, architecture, culture, politics and a penchant for drama. This enchanting nation continues to intrigue us with its charm.
There is more to Greece than it’s mighty Acropolis overlooking the city of Athens, the sun romancing the blue-painted roofs of Santorini, while the sun never setting in Mykonos! This winter season, Greece is the most trending destination in the Mediterranean. So, pack your bags, book your tickets, and check out the top things to do in Greece:
1. The Acropolis
It is hard to imagine Greece without the Acropolis. Situated on a rocky boulder above the city of Athens, the ancient citadel is a living testimony of Greek architecture and it’s classical civilization. One can find ancient buildings, the most famous being the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena, dedicated to the famed Greek Goddess of war, wisdom and craft. The temple of Parthenon, the citadel and all other buildings have withstood the test of time and are a pure work of Greek architectural marvel.
The whitewashed buildings with blue-painted roofs are the trademark of Santorini. Tourists flock this valuable gem of the Aegean for its volcanic black sand beaches, remarkable scenery of the ancient Caldera, and the poetic sunsets that are a spectacle to watch. Fishing in Santorini should also be in your bucket-list of things to do while in Greece. You can sail around the caldera in a traditional boat, enjoy a bit of fishing, and savour the local delicacies.
3. Mount Olympus
Those deemed physically fit must try the adventure tour of Mount Olympus. It is a six-hour tour starting from the historic village of Dion. One is not required to be a professional climber, the guides will help you climb, rappel, and teach all vital skills required for the ascend. The picturesque scenery makes the effort worth every penny.
While in Mykonos, it is hard to miss parties of high repute and wallow in the glitz and glamour of the island. However, there is more to do in this striking place. Travellers who enjoy a good hike, can take the hiking tour of Mykonos and explore the island and see it from a different standpoint.
5. Meteora Monasteries
Meteora, located near the town of Kalambaka, has high cliffs that house Christian Orthodox monasteries built between 14th and 16th centuries. These awe-inspiring structures are not easily accessible, one has to climb up numerous stone steps carved into rocks to experience a world which is completely unique and enthralling. An ideal thing to do while in Greece for those who like to add a dash of adventure to their trip.
Rugged mountains to magnificent beaches, the island of Crete fulfills all your travel needs. Nevertheless, horse riding in the mountains of Crete is all together a different experience. The beauty and landscape of the Finikia and Giouchtas mountains can be best explored on horseback. The friendly guides will make sure that the ride is comfortable and a memorable one. The highlight of the tour is the view of Giouchtas – a mountain known to be the resting place of the Greek God Zeus.
7. Ancient Messini
The remains of the ancient city of Messini may not receive horde of tourists as compared to Olympia and Epidavros, but it does not fail to amuse its visitors. Ancient Messini has the Agora, a large theatre, the vast Sanctuary of Asclepius, and a stadium – the most intact and striking of all the ancient Greek stadiums in the country.