It’s that time of year again: vacation time.
But, where in the world should you go? Are you hoping to squish your toes in the plush white sand of a beautiful seashore? Or maybe you’d prefer to dive deep in some of the world’s most revered ancient ruins?
But, what if you could mash both of these two vacations into one?
We’re talking about a vacation in ancient Greece. This European paradise has a plethora of activities for everyone, from grandma to grandkids.
Keep reading to learn about the coolest places to visit in Greece.
For the History Buff
First, let’s direct our attention to the history heroes out there. Check out some of Greece’s most ancient cities that any history buff should see at least once in their lifetime.
Perhaps one of the most famous cities in all of Greece, Athens is a city built -literally- on top of ancient ruins.
You may have already heard of the famous acropolis museum, but did you know that this museum was constructed over the ruins of an ancient city. The museum is currently working on building a display for the ruins, but as of now there are portions of the museum floor that are made of glass, so as you treck through you can get a birdseye view.
The city of Delphi is seated just west of the famous archaeological Delphi site, making it a popular tourist destination. The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is one of the most visited museums in the world, housing distinctive artifacts that were unearthed from The Delphi oracle.
You can also visit several temples, such as The temple of Athena Pronaia and The Temple of Apollo.
For the Beach Bum
Now let’s talk about those of you who might enjoy the educational tours to Greece, but are also itching for a hot suntan and some sandy toes.
Check out some of the most famous islands in Greece, all of which are accessible through a quick ferry ride.
Mykonos is known as the party island of Greece.
Party lovers travel from all across the globe to dance with the DJ and sip on Mai Tais and Piña Coladas until sunrise.
After the hangover wears off, don’t forget to hike up the hillside to the famous 16th-century windmills for an iconic overview of the city.
If you thought Paris was romantic, just wait until you visit this Greek island of love.
Santorini is famous for its spectacular views and beautifully painted architecture, thanks to a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th century. Bask in the cliffside views and walk along the black, red, and white lava pebbles that decorate the shoreline.
This island is a classic example of how devastation can always bring new beauty.
There Are Always New Places to Visit in Greece
No matter what type of vacation is on your to-do list, there’s something for everyone in Greece. And, no matter how many times you fly out, you’ll find cool and exciting new places to visit in Greece every time.
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