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15 Attractions You Must Experience in Greece

Infused with ancient mythology, archeology, art, history, and philosophy – Greece is a fascinating country that you will love. Surrounded by ice-blue seas and idyllic islands the country brings you crumbling ruins, staggering coastal towns, and historically rich museums. To ensure you make the most of your trip, we have listed down 15 attractions you must experience when in Greece.



Set on the top of Athens – Acropolis holds a charm of its own. The main attraction that is hard to miss when in Athens. Make your way to the top of the hill, and see the way the world lived before your time. As you take in endless views and charming beauty of buildings, statues, and extraordinary craftsmanship and materials. Even if you are not interested in ancient architecture there is a natural pull that brings you close to the Acropolis.


Mount Olympus

A treat for Greek mythology lovers – mount Olympus is a famous spot for Greek mythology fans and is not to be missed when in Greece. Climbing on top of the mountain is not an easy task, but one many love to take on. Start by traveling to Litochoro, then you can trek half of the way or all the way to the top. Depending on your stamina and fitness level you can make the journey a long or short cause. Once at the top, you will be able to imagine Zeus sitting on his throne, and Hades ruling the underworld.


Lake Plastira

Blessed with natural beauty all around Greece offers sights that are hard to miss. However, what makes Lake Plastira is an unusual beauty is the fact that the lake is completely man-made. While the fact does not make it any less beautiful or impressive, it does make it a sight you should not miss. Surrounded by beautiful chestnut and oak trees the lake offers an open view. Here you can take on anything from rafting, canoeing, to horse riding, hiking, and walking.


Hephaestus Temple

Situated in the beautiful Thissio neighborhood, the Hephaestus Temple is dedicated to Hephaestus. The god of fire and Athena, and the goddess of ancient crafts and pottery. The temple was built back in 450 BC and is placed on top of Agoreao Koronos hill. The Hephaestus temple was designed by the architect who worked on the Pantheon, showcasing similar columns and marble decorations.


Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal is said to be one of the most amazing engineers in Greece. The canal took centuries to build and was started by the ancient Roman emperor Nero. However, the canal was a massive task and was finished in the late 19th century by the French. Sliced in the middle the canal offers a span of 6 kilometers in width and is 90 meters long. Imagine going through a 90-meter long canal that is only 6 kilometers wide, or just viewing ships pass through the canal is a treat in itself. However, if you are not faint-hearted we suggest you go for a Zulu Bungy jump. Allowing you to take in the canal in a completely different manner.


Palace of Malia

Dating back to 1900 BC the Palace of Malia was rebuilt a number of times after being a victim of many natural disasters. Through the palace, you will find various exhibitions, photographic galleries, and even scale models of how the place once looked. When looking around make sure you focus on the Kernos stone, a disk that comes with 24 holes.


Ancient Corinth

A village that highlights both ancient and modern times. Sitting in ancient ruins from Roman and Greek relics, the village is a great choice for history buffs. Moreover, the home of Jason of the Argonauts, the man who stole the Golden Fleece. Another highlight of Ancient Corinth is that it is home to the Temple of Apollo, the Peribolos of Apollo, and even showcases an ancient theater. When looking to take it all in we suggest you head to the local museum.


Kalavryta Holocaust Museum

The only Holocaust museum in Greece, designed to honor the residents who were killed and attacked during the Second World War. The museum is located in a former schoolhouse, this is where many Jews lost their lives. Walking down the schoolhouse you will find personal possessions, photographs of the victims, and even photographs of Kalavytra through the years.


Balos Beach

Located on the island of Crete, the stunning Balos beach is a sight that you simply cannot miss. Considered one of the best places to relax and have a great time when in Greece, the beach offers a place to party, get a tan, and even catch a few waves. Covered using beautiful lagoons that feature open waters. Those who carry an adventurous soul can rend sunbeds, parasols, jet ski, and other adventurous choices available.


Olive & Greek Olive Oil Museum

Situated in Othonos Amalias, Partas – A museum dedicated to Olive and Greek Olive Oil, changing your mood and tone towards Greece, while offering you an important chunk of Greek history. Taking you through the museum the guide will offer you a humbling story of the humble olive, and how it gained popularity in Greece. Ready to be dazzled by the ancient oil presses, and the way olive oil was once used as fuel.


Vergina Royal Tombs Museum

The Vergina Royal Tombs Museum is a must-see attraction when in Greece, as it breaks you away from beaches and views. While allowing you to focus on a special piece of Greek history. Once you have visited the tumulus, you can make your way to the royal tombs located underground. One of the most famous tombs here is Phillip II dating back to 336 BC. Moreover, you will be able to see the items he was buried with, helping him prepare for his afterlife. The preparations included shields made using ivory and gold, a suit of armor, and handmade silver chalices.


Corfu Trail

The island of Corfu is where the magical Corfu trail lies, offering you a relaxing afternoon hiking trail. The trail is 220 kilometers long and takes about 8 to 10 days to finish the entire walk. This is why we suggest you take on as much as possible and make your way back before you get in too deep. Offering you scenic views throughout the trail allows you to hit the refresh button.


Psarou Beach

Famous for its blue sun loungers, the Psarou beach in Mykonos is not to be missed. Carrying a strong party atmosphere the beach is normally filled with a good crowd. Enjoying cold drinks and local fresh foods available at bars and restaurants that are laid side by side. Making sure you can easily spend your day at the beach, and dance the night away. What makes Psarou beach such a great choice is the fact that it’s exclusive. The prices are a little higher, but you get the crowd of your choice.


Ancient Mycenae

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that gained popularity by Homer’s The Iliad and the Odyssey. During the debate, Homer claimed that Mycenae was constructed by Perseus (son of Seus & Danae) and belonged to the House of Atreus. However, what we know for sure is that Mycenae was founded during the 6th century BC, and what makes it stand out is the huge Lion Gate and the royal resting ground. Along with other famous spots as the Agamemnon Palaces, Great Court, and famous artifacts.


Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

Head to Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum that is owned and managed by the Ministry of Culture. Dating back to 1962, the building is considered a modern treasure. A contemporary architecture work that blends in well with the ancient setting. Here you will find artifacts from Macedonia and ancient Greek civilization. Separated into seven different sections that tell you the complete story.

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