Greece is a popular destination filled with historic ruins, volcanic cliffs, the blue Mediterranean Sea, and some of the most friendly locals. Known as the quintessential Mediterranean getaway, this gorgeous destination is best to visit any day of the year. However, the most ideal time would be from mid-April to mid-June. The weather is perfect during this spring period and you will have the Greek Islands to yourself before the busy summer crowds arrive.
If you are traveling on a budget, then the best time to visit is in the winter months. You will find lots of options for cheap flights and amazing deals for luxury villas in Greece as well.
Here are some of the things to see and do for your epic to Greece.
Learn about Greece History
Greece is the birthplace of western culture and a history lover’s dream! There are plenty of historical sites for you to explore and a lot to learn about. The museums in Athens are the best place to start from. Then, you can visit the Acropolis and surrounding ruins in the Agora. Crete, Delphi, Corinth, and Sparta are some of the other popular ruins worth visiting.
Athens Epidaurus Festival
If you are visiting Greece during the summer, then you should definitely attend the annual Athens Epidaurus Festival. It is one of the country’s top cultural events with multiple concerts and performance theaters where famous Greek plays are reenacted. Tickets for the performances can cost as little as 10 EUR each.
Known for its fierce warriors, Sparta is a great place with no shortage of things to do. There are plenty of ruins, museums, and dining spots waiting for you to discover. Compared to Athens, the city is less crowded and only a 2.5-hour drive away.
The Samaria Gorge Hike
Ready for a hike?! The Samaria Gorge in Crete is considered one of the most popular hikes in Greece. Though the trek is not the shortest or the easiest, it does lead you into some mesmerizing landscapes with plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The hike is really intensive, so make sure to bring water, sunscreen, and a hat to protect you from the overwhelming heat.
Visit sunny Corfu
Located on Greece’s west coast is the sunny Corfu. With its rich heritage, historic monuments, beautiful natural landscape, crystal clear seas, and excellent weather, this Mediterranean destination will surely weave a powerful spell on you. Its quiet beaches and beautiful villages are popular attractions for young backpackers who want to get away from the busy main town.
Explore Melissani Cave
You will be mesmerized by this natural wonder. Located on the Kefalonia island, the Melissaini Cave is a stunning rocky cave filled with crystal clear water. You can access this otherworldly attraction by a post-card-worthy boat tour. The magical ultramarine waters and the monumental walls that envelope you are truly a sight that you will never forget.
Party on Ios
Ios is a Greek island known for its wildest nightlife. Here your days will be spent in hangover and night will be spent having cheap food and drinks. Apart from its reputation for wild parties, Ios is a beautiful, rugged island with plenty of quieter spots to explore as well.
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