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Best places to visit in Greece

In the minds of travellers, Greece is synonymous with sunshine. Its little cobbled streets are imbued with the delicious aromas of the nation's exquisite cuisine. However, It is also important to remember the universal influence this small country has had over the course of its history, which is one of the things to discover, rediscover and explore on a trip to Greece.

When visiting the bustling, chaotic capital,Athens, you will undoubtedly end up sampling Greek coffee, with its very distinct character, and ouzo, an aniseed flavoured drink and the Greek aperitif par excellence. A trip to the famous Parthenon offers the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the marvels of Greek architecture. You will be even more amazed by this place of legend and wonder when you find out exactly how it was built.

Thessaloniki, in the north of the country, is a luxurious coastal city especially suited to pleasure seekers. The main activities it offers are shopping in the luxury shops and walks by the side of the sea. Be sure to try some souvlaki (similar to a kebab, but with a delicious Greek touch).

The most famous of all the Greek islands are the Cyclades, a very popular tourist destination. Of the individual islands that make them up, Santorini is particularly romantic in character, with its different coloured beaches and its volcanic caldera making for some incredible diving and snorkeling. Mykonos, on the other hand, is much like Ibiza, with a vibrant, energetic nightlife that never stops. Greek also has other archipelagos to offer, and any visitor who decides to spend time exploring these is guaranteed to fall in love with them. The Ionian Islands, for example (especially Paxos), are rich in literary heritage, and the Sporades offer some quite gorgeous scenery.

And lastly, Greece is also home to magnificent and still-standing vestiges of an ancient past, such as the Metéora and the many other archaeological sites to be found throughout the country.

The ideal destination, no matter what your tastes!

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Amorgos, a magnificent island of the Cyclades group, offers a quieter, more peaceful alternative to the more tourist-oriented party islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
Balos (Greece)
Balos
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Balos lagoon stretches into the Gramvousa peninsula, on Cape Tigani.
It is one of the most famous views of the Cyclades and the Santorini caldera is a must-see destination on a trip to the Greek islands.
Corinth is famous for its canal ... and its grapes.
Crete (Greece)
Crete
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The birthplace of the Minoan civilization, Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean.
Delos (Greece)
Delos
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Delos is a tiny island in the Cyclades, whose importance in the ancient era was considerable.
Peninsula in the south-west of the Chania region, a few dozen metres from the beach.
Located in a beautiful valley near Sougia, Agia Irini Gorge is 8km long and ideal for hiking.
A tiny village located at the very eastern edge of Crete.
Meaning "monasteries hanging in the sky", Meteora is, in fact, a series of Orthodox Christian monasteries perched on rocks in northern Greece.
Lovely fishing village on the coastal shore of Lassithi.
Nafplio is the seaside town of Athenians.
The ancient city of Olympia, in the Peloponnese, was one of the great cultural centres of the Greek world.
The Samaria gorge was listed as a national park in 1962 and contains the most beautiful scenery.
Agia Eirini proves that the best perfumes come in small bottles. It's a small monastery on the island of Crete.
Lovely coastal village in the south to discover during your trip to Crete !
Agios Nikolaos, the capital of the Lassithi region, is the Saint-Tropez of Crete!
Aegiali is a charming little town in the northern part of the island of Amorgos.
Forming the south-west tip of Santorini, Akrotiri is often wrongly cast aside by tourists who don't have time on Santorini.
Alexandroupouli is a Greek city located on the border with Turkey.
Alíki (Greece)
Alíki
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Aliki is a peninsula, south of Thesos on the island of Paros. It is made up of ancient marble quarries.
The little island of Antiparos is located very close to Paros, friendly, yet still wild, far from the mass tourism present on numerous islands in the Cyclades.
This majestic monastery rises up in the south-east of the island of Crete, standard and symbol of the Greek resistance.
Athens (Greece)
Athens
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Capital of Greece, Athens hosted the Olympic Games in 2004. A city with a tumultuous history and at the heart of Greek mythology, Athens is probably one of the most lively cities in Europe.
Chania (Greece)
Chania
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Chania is a city in the northwest of Crete. With 55,000 inhabitants, it's the island's second largest city.
Fira (Greece)
Fira
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Over the years, Fira village with its tall white houses sits atop a cliff watching all those who arrive.
Heraklion is the largest city in Crete.
Ia (Greece)
Ia
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Built on one of the island's coastal hillsides, Oia is one of the best-known villages on Santorini. The views of the sea you get from the town, with its little white houses forming the backdrop, are quite wonderful.
Imbros (Greece)
Imbros
4/5
To the east of the region of Chania, on the road from Hora Sfakion.
As an important city in Antiquity, Ancient Corinth has many significant archeological remains.

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