Greece is a country full of spectacular sceneries, landscapes, ancient monuments, and countless other activities. It has always been one of the most famous destinations for tourists all around the world. Mouthwatering delicious Mediterranean food, mythical legends, sandy beaches, and ancient sites fascinate visitors. Greece holds some of the world’s most magnificent and famous architecture that we know today as “Athens’ Parthenon”.
Although Greece is full of beautiful places, here are our lists of 5 top attractions of Greece that you must visit on your trip.
1. The Acropolis
No visit to Greece is complete without visiting the Acropolis. It is one of the most famous ancient sites of the western world. Soaring high over the city of Athens the architecture of the Acropolis is brilliantly visible from everywhere in the city. The structure features the ruins of the buildings which are dated as early as 450 B.C. Even after thousands of years of its construction, the building remains as the most the remarkable archaeological sites of the world. Reaching to the Acropolis is quite easy and pleasant. The Parthenon buildings on the Acropolis were constructed by Pericles dated back in the 5th century BC. It was built as a monument for the political as well cultural achievements of the public of Athens.
Plakias is one of the most lively resort towns on the southern coastal region of Greece. It is developed in to a very popular tourist attraction from a very small fishing settlement in the past. Plakias offers beautiful sandy beaches with lush surroundings, numerous eating options, and lots of activities to do day and night which keeps its guests fully entertained.
It is a well known and unique place on earth to visit. Santorini is famous for its stylish lifestyle and culture which is mixed brilliantly with the beautiful landscape which surrounds Santorini. The place is unique because of the fact that it is the only place where people are living in a volcanic caldera. All the customary villages on the island are built on the cliffs that offer extremely awe-inspiring view of the sunken volcano. The place perfectly represents the Greek cliché that you may have always dreamed of.
Kos is the 3rd largest island in Dodecanese situated southeast of Aegean Sea. Kos has always remained one of the most important sea ways from the prehistoric period. It is also the birthplace of the Hippocrates, the father of the medicine who was born on this island around 460 B.C. The island of Kos also offers some of the very well historic sites such as the Knights of st. John Castle which dominates Kos harbor area and few important Roman buildings. You will also find some of the most secluded beaches here with great scenery and landscapes.
Corfu also known as Kerkyra in Greek is the second largest Ionian island located on the far northeast coast of Greece. It is also one of the greenest islands among all Ionian Islands. Corfu was Odysseus’s last stop on his journey home to Ithaki. Corfu was also well depicted on the background of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Summer is the most popular season for the tourists.