It’s no secret that Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. With its gorgeous weather, fascinating history, idyllic beaches, and secret islands, what’s not to love about this country? Greece is also a cheap place to visit – perfect for students. If you are planning to visit Greece in the near future, here is a list of things you can do during your trip.
1. Visit the Acropolis
If you’re heading to Athens, the Acropolis is probably one of the first places you’ll visit. Rich in history, the Acropolis originated as a sacred temple and is associated with the Greek goddess Athena.
2. Take a trip to Santorini
Santorini is one of Greece’s most beautiful islands, with its iconic blue roofs and crystal blue waters. Santorini is the perfect island for a romantic break or photography trip. It’s also home to a volcano and several hot springs.
3. Soak up the sand in Mykonos or Corfu
Mykonos and Corfu are two highly popular Greek islands. While Mykonos is great for partying, Corfu is better for culture. It is a mountainous island with secluded beaches and Venetian architecture.
4. Walk the Samaria Gorge
The Samaria Gorge is a canyon in Crete that extends 16km. As it is very steep and rocky, the Samaria Gorge is better suited to people who enjoy hiking.
5. Go island hopping
Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu and Crete are not the only Greek islands. Did you know that Greece has around 6,000 islands in total? Evia, Kea and Spetses are just a few of the many Greek islands not spoiled by tourists. If you have time, pay a visit to Skopelos and Skiathos, where the 2008 film Mamma Mia was shot.
6. Melissani Cave
Go on a boat tour and explore the magical Melissani Cave if you fancy an escape from the tourists on mainland Greece.
7. Mount Olympus
Brush up your knowledge of Greek mythology and head to Mount Olympus. Dedicated to Zeus, the father of the Greek gods, Mount Olympus is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the highest mountain in the whole of Greece.
8. Attend the Hellenic Festival
The Hellenic Festival is held in Athens every summer. It is a celebration of all things Greek and includes concerts and re-enactments of Greek tragedies.
9. Eat local food
Greek food is delicious. Try saganaki (fried cheese), kolokithokeftedes (zucchini fritters), and moussaka.
10. Explore Meteora
Meteora is situated in Thessaly and comprises of six monasteries, which are built on top of sandstone rock pillars. For the more adventurous, there are several abandoned monasteries in Meteora which are only accessible via foot.