The 12 Best Things To Do in Greece
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From the traditional but not to miss Acropolis tour to romantic sailing cruises along the coast of Santorini or an afternoon scuba-diving to Mykonos, make your choice among the best things to do in Greece.
Instead of deciding where you will go, decide what experiences you want to live. Give yourself memories for a lifetime by booking the best tours and activities in Greece.
Need more inspiration? Discover the Best Places to Visit in Greece, the Best Beaches in Greece, Most Amazing Secret Destinations in Greece, Best Natural Wonders in Greece as well as the Best Castles in Greece.
1. Original Gourmet Food Tour
Athens is a perfect destination for gourmets. We offer dozens of food tours in Athens ; taste the best Greek specialties, discover typical restaurants and sip some local spirits, but also organic olive oils.
You are a wine lover? Learn about the premium wine scene from Greece and become an expert during a private wine tasting tour and taste wines from different regions of Greece. Take your time, have fun, you are on holiday now in one of the best destinations for foodies.
How to get there: Book your flights to Athens and reach the city centre by metro or taxi (40 min).
Where to stay: "Thea's Residency at Acropolis" is one of our top picks in Athens. Have a drink on the roof terrace overlooking the Acropolis.
2. Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Santorini is an amazing, captivating and mesmerizing archipelago, an ideal romantic destination for young couples or long-term lovers. Book romantic accommodation, with sea views, sun loungers and a lovely pool and have dinner in one of Fira and Oia restaurants.
Want to treat your beloved one? Book a catamaran cruise: the private sunset cruise across the picturesque Caldera landscape of Santorini is a must see. This cruise includes pick up and drop off service, open bar and traditional greek mezedes. If you opt for a much cheaper version you will just share your emotions with other tourists in the catamaran, but the landscapes are just the same.
How to get there: Book your direct flights to Santorini or via Athens (+1h ).
Where to stay: "Delta Suites” is one of our top picks in Santorini.
3. Explore the Pirate beach
A cigarettes smuggling boat grounded about thirty years ago on the famous Pirate Beach, also known as the Shipwreck Bay; the place is magical and secret. This wreck gives this beach tunes of pirate beaches. The most beautiful treasure is not buried in the ground but it is in front of you: nature, crystalline waters, fine sand and the blue sky of Greece.
Want to enjoy the best views and make a photo postcard? Climb up the cliffs. Please leave early in the morning to avoid the crowds. You can book your boat at the port of Vromy by yourself or book your tour online today.
Enjoy a guided tour to the north of Zakynthos with numerous stops, board a glass-bottom boat and visit the Navagio Shipwreck beach and the Blue Caves; this tour includes a stop at the Navagio viewpoint for the photo postcard.
How to get there: Book your flights to Zakynthos and join the Navagio beach car park (45min).
Where to stay: "Pyrgos Zante Suites" near Navagio Beach.
4. Mount Athos
Your guide will meet you at the White Tower of Thessaloniki and take you to the incredible Mount Athos.
More than 2,000 Greek Orthodox monks live in this region, also known as the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos. You may not see the monks: they are working and praying in the 20 monasteries of this autonomous republic. In addition, women are prohibited in the monasteries. The ban applies to all female creatures except hens (because monks eat their eggs and use them for their paintings) and female cats that eat the many mice from the monasteries.
One can find that it is terribly misogynous or say that it is a terrible admission of weakness from their part: if women are prohibited does this mean that monks could not resist the temptation? Who are the weak ones then? Anyway we recommend the trip for the beauty of the monasteries and landscapes.
This day-trip lasts 11 hours including stops to swim in the crystal clear waters. You can board your picnic; sandwiches and drinks will also be on sale in the boat. Book your Thessaloniki flights and accommodation at the best price.
Where to stay: "Urban Living". Stay in the heart of Thessaloniki.
5. Scuba diving in Mykonos
Your purpose is to enjoy the sun, beautiful beaches and the sea. You do not want to meet people you may know in the streets of Mykonos. We understand you and we have the solution: dive into the blue waters of Mykonos and enter the world of silence.
How to get there: Book your direct flights to Mykonos (via Athens + 1h).
Where to stay: "Mykonos Moussa" for spectacular views.
6. Explore Meteora
Meteora is one of the most magnificent UNESCO sites in the world. These monasteries standing on top of high hills were built with bare hands by the monks. What was their purpose? To be closer to the sky, closer to their god.
Whether you are passionate about climbing, trekking, a history buff, an amateur or professional photographer or simply a traveller who wants to discover the most beautiful places in Greece, Meteora is for you.
You can go by yourself to Meteora from Athens. Once at the airport you just have to reach Larissa Central Station and take a train ticket to "Kalampaka". Kalampaka is the terminus station, no need to stress... just rest and enjoy the scenery.
You can also book your day-trip to Meteora from Athens or Thessaloniki in advance.
How to get there: Book your flights to Athens and take a train to Kalampaka (5h by train, 4h by car).
Where to stay: "Rocks Republic" (2km from Meteora).
7. Vlacherna Monastery
Vlacherna Monastery is located on the island of Corfu, probably the most beautiful island in Greece and one of the greenest. The beauty of its beaches is stunning: the beach of Porto Timoni is ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
If you book your hotel at the best price with us, you can treat yourself to some tours and activities in Corfu such as a "private full-day wine tasting" (the best wines of Corfu!). If you fell in love with this Monastery, book your room nearby.
How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu and join the Vlacherna Monastery by car (5 min - 20 min walk).
Where to stay: One of our top picks in Corfu is the apartement "Garitsa bay Apartment" offering Ionian Sea views.
8. Canal d'Amour
Canal d’amour is a small secret beach hidden in the village of Sidari on Corfu Island. Its French name "Canal d'amour" comes from a French navigator who found a similarity between the shape of this beach and the shape of a female sex organ (It's up to you to judge on the spot !). According to tradition, couples swimming in this channel of love will be sure to get married within the next 12 months.
How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu (Sidari is a 50-minute drive away), your accommodation at the best price and enjoy the best in Corfu such as a cruise to Sivota and the clear waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Where to stay: Book your room at the best price at the "Del Mare beach hotel" located on the beach of Canal d'Amour in Sidari.
9. Balos Lagoon - Crete
Located in Crete, one of the favourite destinations of travellers visiting Greece, Balos Lagoon is one of the natural wonders in Greece.
Do not forget to bring your parasol with you: the sun shines all day long on this heavenly place.
The road is in very bad condition and your car rental company may not appreciate it. We advise you to book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Crete such as a boat cruise to Balos Lagoon.
How to get there: Book your flights to Chania Airport (1h30 from Balos Lagoon by car).
Where to stay: "Balos beach" overlooking Kissamos Bay.
10. Melisani Cave
Melissani Cave is one of the best hidden gems of Kefalonia Island. This magical place is worth the trip: you will have memories for a lifetime. The visit to this cave with its well of light piercing the vault and opening onto a wild forest is unforgettable.
The tour is quite short, 15-20 minutes, but it's breathtakingly beautiful, certainly one of the most beautiful places in Greece. We recommend a visit at 2pm when the sun rays are just above this well of light.
How to get there: Book your flights to Agrostoli Airport and drive to Melissani Cave (50 min).
Where to stay: If you want to stay near the cave, book your accommodation in the village of Sami.
11. A romantic stay in Chania
Chania is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Crete. Part of the city was destroyed during the Second World War but much of the historic centre is intact and full of charm.
Some travellers still think it is the capital of Crete. In fact, Heraklion became the capital of Crete in 1971. Come visit the city where the Greek singer Nana Mouskouri was born and book your flights to Chania or Heraklion airport, your hotel at the best price in Chania and your tours and activities in Crete such as a trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania .Plan to spend an afternoon exploring the pink sand beaches.
How to get there: Book your flights to Chania and join the historic centre by car or taxi (20 min).
Where to stay: "1924 Suites". Stay in the heart of Chania. The apartment offers a terrace with amazing views.
12. Visit the Acropolis
Discover the cradle of our civilization and avoid long queues by booking your guided tour with a licensed guide and skip the lines. At the end of your guided tour, your guide will share with you his best addresses, the most beautiful cultural sites or, if you prefer, the best restaurants and bars of Athens. Book your Athens flights and accommodation at the best price.
How to get there: Book your flights to Athens (M3 line to Monastiraki Metro Station - 45 min).
Where to stay: For small budgets we recommend the "Gazi Hostel". Discerning travellers will enjoy the "Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel" it boasts 8 restaurants and bars, a spa center and a private beach area.
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