Greece is a great place for a wonderful vacation. There are just so many interesting destinations to visit, from the many islands and the mainland to the many historical sites. Families with small children, young and old singles, newlyweds, and couples will find an abundance to enjoy in Greece.
One of the top sites you must visit while you’re on vacation in Greece would be the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Gardens. This is one site that you simply have to visit during your stay in Athens, Greece. In the yard of this building, you can expect to discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts, including a colossal statue of Aphrodite, a Temple of Aphrodite and several fine examples of jewelry. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is housed in a grand building that once was used as the court of the Mytilene Emperor. The museum is also home to the largest collection of coins found in the world. If you want to learn more about some of the oldest history of Greece, this is where you need to be.
Another great destination you should explore when you’re planning a day trip in Greece would be Piraeus, which is also home to the Piraeus Port. This port is a great destination for boating, sailing, and fishing. There is a ferry that leaves the Piraeus harbor daily to go to the resort island of Epirus, where there are a shopping mall, a restaurant, and a number of hotels. It takes about thirty minutes to get to the resort from the ferry, and during the day it may take up to two hours. After arriving, lunch and dinner are generally served on the beach and you can enjoy the beautiful sun setting on the horizon of Piraeus.
If you want to spend less time traveling around the different islands of Greece and more time sightseeing during your holiday in Greece, then the Pelion Peninsula is perfect for you. Pelion is home to a small but spectacular island called Skiathos. This is a perfect place to take a day trip to if you don’t mind wandering around the island. Pelion also has numerous beaches and tourist sites that you can visit during your stay here. When peak season comes, this area experiences a high rise in visitors, so it’s advised that you book a trip to this region in advance.
Another great idea when planning your Greece itinerary is a three days’ trip toolis. These are small islands that are an hour or two miles long. They are perfect for spending the day sightseeing or doing water activities. You can find plenty of places to stay in at the islands including camping facilities, inns, or hotels. You will need to make sure to allow for enough time for sightseeing in order to complete your three days trip to Greece.
One of the most popular locations in Greece is Athens. During your trip to Greece, you will want to rent a car so you can enjoy the sights that Athens is known for. The most famous location is the Parthenon, where you can view the Acropolis. There are plenty of great places to eat at this exciting historical site so make sure to spend at least two nights in Athens before you head back home.
Traveling around Greece isn’t complete without a visit to one of the Aegean islands. Island hopping is the name of the game when you travel through the Aegean Sea and into Northern Aegean. Mykonos, Kusadasi, Epirus, and Limassol are some of the most popular islands to go to during the peak season. A three days’ trip to these beautiful islands is the perfect escapade if you want to see the best part of Northern Aegean.
The rest of the country isn’t as tourist friendly as say, Mykonos or Kusadasi but it doesn’t make it any less fun. The rest of the country offers some less crowded locations with more authentic experience. Tourists headed to Greece expenses during peak season should consider staying in a traditional hotel. Hotels in Greece cost anywhere from twelve to thirty-five thousand dollars for a four-star facility. This is more than reasonable, so if you really want to take in the sights and feel the air of Greece don’t hesitate to stay in a hotel in Greece during the high season.
My name is Joe Ambrose and I’m a passionate world traveller. A nomad in constant movement around our fantastic globe.