Greece is a very popular spot for vacations in Europe. The weather is hot, and the string of Islands located off the coast make the perfect location for a summer break. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do there apart from sunbathing!
In fact, there are plenty of other activities to get involved in when visiting this beautiful country. Below you will find some of the best ones and whereabouts they are located.
If you are a history buff, then Rhodes town is definitely somewhere that you should visit while in Greece. It is one of the very few places left in the world that has that authentic old town feel. This is in part due to the fortified castle that is situated there. Which you can just imagine hordes of angry horsemen riding out of into battle!
It also has a lot to do with the winding, narrow, cobbled streets that intersect the city center. Along these, you will find bazaars selling traditional Greeks wears. As well as bars and restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat, and satiate your thirst.
The thing that really makes this location for many visitors, it that that much of it is lit with traditional fire baskets. Which gives it that truly old world feel, that is something that you definitely shouldn’t miss.
If that all sounds a little sedate for you, then why not appreciate the party on Mykonos?
Mykonos itself is a gorgeous location with blue seas and sandy beaches. Overlooking Mykonos town a hill lined with old windmills. There are lots of historical things to be investing on this island such as the Aegean Maritime Museum.
But if you are more into the party scene head to Paradise Beach for the all day dance parties. Just make sure you have a rented one of the Mykonos Villas available, so you can catch up on your sleep and tan the next day!
For all you culture vultures out there, Athens makes a great vacation choice. This is because, there, you will find all the major historical monuments that are so closely associated with Ancient Greece. For example, the Acropolis of Athens is somewhere you just don’t want to miss as it conveys all the pomp and majesty of ancient Greek culture.
As Athens is a city on the mainland, you can make the most of this and save some money by using sites like Airbnb to find your accommodation.
If you are looking for a more healthy and active holiday than raving on the beach front, then Crete might be the perfect choice for you. This is because it is the home of the Samariá Gorge, a stunning national park with lakes mountain trail and gorges to explore.
If you are thinking of vacationing in Crete, the accommodation on this Greek Island is a mix of self-catering apartments and specialized set up hotels. Which one you booked with depending on how much autonomy you want during on your break.