5 Best Places To Visit in Greece

A country full of culture, astounding archaeological sites, extreme island beauty, deserted beaches and bucolic villages, it is safe to say that Greece has it all.

Bustling with adventure, Greece is brilliant for walking and trekking. You can hike up volcanoes, rock climb along the coastlines and head up towards villages hidden in the mountains for a taste of the real local life.  What’s more, Greeces picturesque islands boast some of the best parties in the Mediterranean and its fresh local cuisine and cloudy ouzo will leave you saying ‘opa!’and craving for more.

With hundreds of tiny beaches, horseshoe harbours and pocket-sized fishing villages, Greece may be one of the best countries in the world for sailingDive into the stunning clear waters, snorkel through caves, relax on deck with delicious fresh food and carve out memories that will last a lifetime.

However, before we dive into the must-see tourist attractions in Greece, first we must cover the important “essentials”.

Essentials

Sailing Greece

When to Travel

Just like most of Europe, the weather in Greece fluctuates depending on the seasons. Although Greece tends to be very mild and somewhat tropical, winter months are much, much cooler and many coastal areas and water transport will be closed for the offseason. 

Bring on Spring! Spring is the perfect time to visit Greece – from May onwards the weather is extremely warm and rainy days are few and far between. This is a great time to visit the beaches and sail around the islands, with many of the trips running through to the end of September. 

From October the crowds get smaller and prices become much more reasonable. In October, you can get some great deals, however, be aware that the weather may not always live up to expectations.

Visa Requirements

At the time of writing, you do not need a Visa to visit Greece if you are from the UK or US for less than 90 days. 

However, please check the full guidelines on the embassy website before you travel. For UK citizens this is the Foreign Travel Advice section of www.gov.co.uk

WHAT ARE THE NATIONAL LANGUAGES?

Greek

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY?

Euro

TIMEZONE

Greece timezone is GMT+3 

The Must-See Attractions and Destinations in Greece​​

Poros

Poros greece
Comprised of two stunning islands, Poros is famed for its beautiful beaches that stretch uninterrupted along the island’s coastline. With the town being the centre of the island’s activity, you can find some peace while swimming in the crystal clear waters of the long, sandy beach of Askéli in the day, before returning to explore the buzzing nightlife after dark. 
The Volcanic rocks, pine trees, lush vegetation, picturesque villages, and vintage aura, makes Poros the ultimate destination. Built on a hillside, Poros town is one of the most beautiful capitals of the Aegean sea islands.  
Poros beaches are easily accessible from Poros Town, either by car and bus or by little boats departing frequently from Poros port. Another great way to explore the island is via AV (quadbikes) – nothing quite beats the fresh breeze in your hair.
Although Poros is easily reachable from Athens, most people visit Poros due to the fact it is a perfect base for island hopping and brings in many sailors from all over the world. 

Mykonos

Mykonos

Mykonos is one of Greece’s most glamorous island destinations. Boasting world-class hotels, classy seafood restaurants, live music venues, long sandy beaches and stunning waters, it is easy to see why the island is particularly popular with international celebrities. 

Rent quads, zip around the beach parties, explore the towns authentic intricacies and stay up late into the night dancing under the Greek moon. Not only does this glamourous island have sizzling weather nearly all year round, but with its mix of party atmosphere and family-friendly amenities, Mykonos is a holiday destination that everyone can enjoy.

Sail Around The Greek Islands This Year

A country full of culture, astounding archaeological sites, extreme island beauty, deserted beaches and bucolic villages, it is safe to say that Greece has it all.

Athens

Athens. Sprawling out over 1,131 square miles, this great city is not only recognised as the symbol of Greece, but indeed, the whole of Western Civilization.

Famed for its outstanding ancient history and temples, this is a city steeped in history and has some of the largest collection of Greek ruins and artefacts in the world.The Acropolis is a breathtaking rocky mound rising from the heart of modern Athens and is crowned by three spectacular temples dating back to 508 BC. Sitting at the foot of the Acropolis and connecting it to the city’s other major ancient attractions, you can feast your eyes on — the Ancient Agora, the Roman ForumKerameikos, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. 

However, despite its rich history and archaeological ruins, Athens also offers so much more. With pristine beaches, stunning landscapes, a vibrant nightlife and mouth-watering cuisine, there’s something for everyone.

 

Naxos

Naxos

Naxos is the largest island within the Cyclades – and is also the windiest! Isolated beaches, magical sunsets, serene views, and delicious food all make for a unique Greek holiday. What’s more,  if you are an adventure seeker this paradise island will be perfect for you!

Thanks to a strong northerly wind (Meltemi), the summer months see this island become a playground for kite- and windsurfers. Once satisfied with the adventures Naxos has to offer, discover the jewel of Naxos: the famous Portara – an imposing door which is the only evidence of the unfinished Temple of Apollo.

Boasting a rich history, stunning hiking routes, charming hidden villages and culinary delights, Naxos is one for the bucket list. 

Crete

Crete

The southernmost island in Europe, Crete literally has everything! Bountiful mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bars & impressive nightlife, this magical island may keep you forever. 

 

Boasting majestic mountain ranges, action packed water-sports, tranquil hideaways and clean swimmable seas, Crete offers the perfect holiday climate all year round.

 

Being so far south and holding so much sunlight, Crete provides an abundance of wildlife, plants & flowers that are unique to the island. Home to anicent treasures, the worlds best olive oil and chesse platters, vibrant towns and sleepy village, Crete offers a taste of ture Mediterranean life.

 

Crete is simply paradise!

 

We really hope this has helped and if you wish to ask any more questions or simply want to contact us, please do at:

info@gokotravels.com

Sail Around The Greek Islands This Year

A country full of culture, astounding archaeological sites, extreme island beauty, deserted beaches and bucolic villages, it is safe to say that Greece has it all.

2 thoughts on “5 Best Places To Visit in Greece

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *