Okay, we’re just going to come out and say it – every bit of Greece is epically beautiful. From amazing beaches with turquoise waters, to craggy cliffs, to those unbeatable sunsets, to the classic blue and white buildings, Greece really does blow your mind. Island-hop your way through the Greek Islands and you’ll be in for a real treat! What’s even better? The 2018 European summer is fast approaching and for those who have dealt with the harsh UK winter, this is very much a blessing!
Here are 7 views in Greece that will most definitely tick your travel bucket lists and #lifegoals.
Santorini is the jewel of the Greek Islands. It is picture perfect in every way and combines remarkable beaches, stunning scenery, unreal food and wine, a live volcano, quad biking fun and perhaps the best destination to see the sunset. We’re sure everyone all over the world crams into Oia to watch the sun go down but, at any time and at anywhere, Santorini is a destination which everyone will agree as being dreamlike.
Being the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki has a lot to offer and some mind-boggling views. It has a mixture of history, culture, chaos, beauty, tasty food and epic sea views all rolled into one. What’s more, the city is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Ottoman, Roman and Sephardic Jewish structures. This city should be added to your list ASAP.
Welcome to Greece’s most well-known diverse island, a whitewashed heaven in the hub of the Cyclades. Mykonos is a captivating creation where glitz meets simplicity. Whether you’re there for the nightlife, where renowned DJs play or you’re just keen to explore the island, see the iconic 16th century windmills, or get lost in little Venice, Mykonos will undoubtedly exceed your expectations.
Meteora, an extremely unique place in Greece, is famous for its breath-taking scenery and ageless monasteries. The town hosts one of the largest and steepest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, literally named as the “middle of the sky”. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is out-of-this-world with its inimitable landscape of immense monolithic pillars and huge rounded boulders. Each monastery has a central courtyard surrounded by chapels and living cells of monks, who have inhabited the region since the 11th century. You need to see this place to believe it’s real!
Ios is unquestionably the number one-party island in Greece. With small cobbled streets that wind through the town, you unexpectedly come across bar after bar after bar. There is something for everyone on Ios – you can dance the night away in one of the many clubs or bars or choose to have a chilled-out meal on the beach front. There are plenty of amazing locations on the island to relax, sunbathe on the beach and even watch the sunset. This place is definitely a #squadgoal destination.
Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities is the historical capital of Europe with a long, long history. It is also the gateway to the Greek Islands and is very edgy and lively with plenty of iconic monuments interspersing within the city. Additionally, to this day the city is still dominated by 5th-century BC sights. These include the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings. Athens has plenty of impressive photo moments that will make you dazed. #Lifegoal views at its best!
Mesmerising Delphi! At the base of Mount Parnassos, within the crags of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi. This area had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. It was viewed as the centre of the world in ancient times. Today, it is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with plenty of rich monuments and structures. This place is proper #goals.
Travel Talk offer an array of Greek Island-Hopping tours with various duration’s, which you can find out about here. If you fancy exploring more about Greek history, Travel Talk offers Balkan and Greece extension tours, which you can find out about here.