Many destinations depend on a few beautiful beauty spots to carry their images as the focal point for vacations.
When it comes to Greece, those postcard scenes of blue skies, blue seas, and whitewashed villages are everywhere. The sunny Mediterranean country has enough perfect spots for anyone who loves a vacation.
Here are 36 beautiful and delicious reasons to travel to Greece:
Request your Grias: Greece is full of places not to be missed. This spectacular beach is located on Andros, a lush island near Athens. Legend has it that Pidima Tis Grias is named after an old woman who delivered a nearby village to Saracen pirates, killed herself by jumping off a cliff and turned into an isolated vertical rock.
Portara of Naxos: Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades; It combines sandy beaches, similar to those of the Caribbean, ideal for sun worshippers, and a thousand meter high mountain for hikers. Portara feels like a portal to an alternate universe and is the scene of a mythical betrayal.
Sarakiniko: The volcanic island of Milos is famous for its natural geothermal energy and multicolored beaches, the most impressive of which is Sarakíniko, a site of pure white limestone.
Santorini Volcano Walk: On the western face of this crescent-shaped volcano is a submerged crater, while on the eastern side you will see countless black sand beaches. Visitors can climb both slopes and see the active volcanic islands within the crater.
Mycenae: This spectacular setting for Homer’s epic stories was one of the first sites excavated in Greece when archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered several mounds in the area in the 1870s.
Karpathos: Karpathos is one of the most mysterious islands in the Aegean Sea. it houses ancient underground chambers and shrines.
iOS: Ios is a sunny island; its capital, Chora, is famous for its characteristic windmills.
Little Venice in Mykonos: The little Venice of Mykonos has beautiful houses stretching to the swell line. It is a spectacular place to watch the sunset over the sea.
Pyrgos, the city of marble: The island of Tinos rests on marble quarries. The inner city of Pyrgos has no fewer than three marble museums.
Fresh seafood: Greek seafood is fresh and delicious. Many seafood taverns on the islands or in coastal towns have their own launches and serve the catch of the day.
Pottery: The island of Rhodes has been famous for its pottery since ancient times. Local handicrafts remain an essential part of the island’s culture and are famous for their colorful designs and patterns.
Thessaloniki: Thessaloniki was the second most important city of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, after Constantinople. The famous white tower on the promenade, seen in the photo, was the work of Suleiman the Magnificent and served as a prison until the 19th century.
Agios Dimitrios: Most towns in Greece have their own saint. In Thessalonica, it is Saint Demetrius, a Roman commander who is said to have died as a martyr around 350 BC. C. The modern church sits above an older one which was built where he is said to have been martyred.
Lake Melissani: The beautiful turquoise lake is found on the Ionian island of Kefalonia; You can find her underground, in a quiet, isolated cave.
Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos Island, Zante: In 1980, the ship MV Panayiotis ended up on this beautiful beach. This mysterious wreck and the golden sands of the beach make it one of the most photographed in Greece.
Skopelos: ABBA fans will surely recognize Kastri’s Agios Ioannis Church as it emerged at the end of the film. Mom Mia. The second part of this film will be released in 2018, so there has never been a better time to visit this iconic island.
Meteors: These six incredible Orthodox monasteries were built vertically on the rocky towers of Meteora. They are another place you must visit at sunset.
Monemvasia: The walled city of Monemvasia has streets that haven’t changed since the Middle Ages…they are great for strolling.
Mystra: Mystras is an atmospheric ghost town on the eastern slopes of Mount Taygetos, just outside Sparta.
Chania: The Greek city of Chania is one of the most beautiful in the country thanks to its 14th-century Venetian port, its picturesque streets and its picturesque landscapes on the water.
The Palace of Knossos, Crete: The Palace of Knossos has been linked to the legends of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, as well as the flight of Daedalus and Icarus. Exceptional frescoes adorn its walls, making it a must-see if you are a lover of art and history.
Drama: Although Greece conjures up an image of sunshine, there is also snow…especially in the mountainous north, where there are several ski resorts near the town of Drama, pictured.
Rhodes, Lindos: The enclosed bay of Lindos is one of the safest beaches on the island of Rhodes. You won’t forget these spectacular landscapes for a long time.
Street art: The recent economic downturn in Greece has led to more and more buildings being abandoned…and taken over by graffiti artists, which has spawned a thriving art scene in Athens.
The traditional diplos: These traditional Greek sweets are simple and delicious. The diples in the photo are from the city of Kalamata, in the Peloponnese; they are traditionally served at Christmas.
Litochoro, the gateway to Mount Olympus: The small town of Litóchoro is located at the foot of Mount Olympus. It is one of the most magnificent places in Greece.
Vergina’s golden garland: In Vergina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can admire four Macedonian royal tombs, including that of the father of Alexander the Great. In the adjacent museum there are various artifacts from the tombs. Don’t miss the stunning golden oak wreath.
Island of Paros, Greece: The island of Paros can be busy in the summer, but the views, like this one from the port of Parikia, are spectacular. Worth fighting the crowds.
Vikos Canyon, Zagoria: The Pindus mountains in Epirus are one of the last wild places in Europe. Walking through the Vikos Canyon, pictured, is an unforgettable experience.
ouzo: Ouzo is an anise-flavored Greek alcoholic drink that is traditionally drunk in narrow glasses and accompanied by mezedesthe Greek version of tapas.
The changing of the guard: The former royal palace in Athens is guarded by the Evzoni guards, who wear their traditional red bonnets with black feathers, pleated skirts and shoes. tsarouchi. Visitors can witness the impressive changing of the guard.
Nafplio Bourdji Castle: Nafplio is guarded by not one, but three independent forts. No wonder Nafplio was the first capital of modern Greece.
The acropolis: The most emblematic monument of Greece is a sacred rock, dedicated to the goddess Athena, protector of Athens. It is a symbol of Greek antiquity and one of the most impressive places in the country.
Delphi: Delphi is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Greece, home to the famous oracle of antiquity and the center of the ancient Greek world.
Samaria Canyon, Samaria National Park, Crete: The Samaria Canyon crosses Crete from north to south for 16 kilometres. Hikers can enjoy its majestic landscapes.
Corfu: Greenery meets blue sky and sea on this charming Greek island, famous for its mountainous landscapes, beaches and olive groves.