Traveling to any new country away from one’s homeland for a vacation is exciting and filled with fun and when the destination country is such as Greece the excitement and joy attached to it are limitless. Traveling throughout Greece has been a hot favorite amongst both the historians and modern-day vacationers. Many of the cities in Greece like Athens, Crete, Macedonia and other Islands of Greece hardly need any introduction. They are the most famous cities of ancient times and offer limitless opportunities for a present-day traveler.
The geographical location of many cities in Greece favors widespread physical structures in those regions. People can find both mountains and seacoasts alongside the main city region. This creates an exotic view for any traveler that they would long cherish even after their vacations. A trip to any city in Greece would prove the richness of ancient culture and architecture in this country. A walk around any city would reveal the magnificent historical remains and the museums throughout Greece carry the stories of rich cultural past.
Chora – Mykonos
Lying within green hills that inclines lightly in the direction of the sea, its white structures form a captivating scene, most predominantly when observed from the ocean. Its curving and narrow streets are filled with shops and a charming cafe sophistication can be felt in the quaint flower decorated restaurants and pubs.
Firostefani, another village right on the caldera. It is at walking distance from the bustling centre of Fira, but infinitely more quiet, and thus perfect if you want to be near the action, but not in the middle of it. And this must have been exactly what appealed to Dimitris Tsitouras, an Athenian lawyer/art collector/jet setter, when he acquired a late-181h century mansion and turned it into a collection of absolutely exquisite houses.
Hydra is another stunning island and is quickly becoming a tourist hotspot because of its exquisite architecture, the landscapes and the high historical interest. The beaches are mostly pebbled. For a tourist to take a tour of the island excursion boats are organized.
Oia – Santorini
Oia is the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini, which situated about 11 km away from Fira. As it is hanging from the top of an exciting cliff on the north side of island, it enables to offer a magnificent view of sunset, where the sun falls in the sea.
Oia is a quite and traditional village outfitted with charming houses, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its narrow streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafés, and many more. It has been attracting visitors and artists for sitting in art galleries, taking breathtaking sceneries with delicious diners and elegant shopping. One can visit the Maritime Museum with its small library and exhibits from the marine life of this area. By coming down 300 steps from Oia to the port to Ammoudi and the beach of Armenis you can also take the boat to Thirasia.
The town of Parga lies on the shores of the Ionian Sea, opposite the islands of Corfu, Paxos and Anti-Paxos. It is approximately 50 km northeast of Igoumenitsa and 68 km northwest of Preveza.
Parga is well-known as the “Jewel of the Ionion”. The town rises like an amphitheatre from the seafront up the mountainside which surrounds the secluded bay. The harbourfront has an abundance of restaurants, bars and cafeterias which line the promenade with their tables and chairs.
Parikia – Paros
Parikia is the main port and commercial centre of Paros island and is connected with other islands and Athens (port of Piraeus) by ferries and catamarans. The town is built according to the traditional Cycladic architecture, with two-storey whitewashed houses, with colored doors and windows and small balconies. Here are enough Byzantine churches to visit, such as Panagia Ekatontapiliani (meaning Our Lady of the Hundred Gates), and museums like the Archaeological Museum of Paros with various findings (such as pottery, vases, sculptures, etc.) dating from the Neolithic and Roman period.
Rethymno is one of the largest towns in Crete. It is also amongst the island’s prettiest, as this is where you will find a huge Venetian fortress and a quaint harbor. In the fascinating Venetian-Ottoman quarter of the town, one can spend hours wandering around the spider’s web of hidden streets, elegant homes with wooden balconies and very pretty Venetian statues. On the skyline, minarets lend an exotic feel to one’s surroundings. The University of Crete attracts a population of students, which keeps Rethymno lively before and after the tourists come and go. The resident beach provides a welcome respite from the heat of the sun.
Rhodes Town is a considerably large city of Greek. In south eastern Aegean region, it is thought to be the centre of culture & economy. Being one of the historically enriched Islands, Rhodes Island is known for being a famous Mediterranean resort.
The natural scenes along with clear waters, beautiful sands and tourist places in Rhodes Town – all play an important role in making your Rhodes Holidays more stimulating. Above all, its wide range of amazing infrastructure makes this island an outstanding place for spending holidays.
The city of Spetses is the largest and most important city on the island, which in its composition also has a very beautiful port called Dapia. At the same time, this port is also the shopping center of the island. In Dapia you can see some of the most important attractions of the island, such as the Spetses Museum and the Anargios Chamber, one of the best architectural buildings of the early 20th century. Most of the facilities are concentrated in the city, such as banks, grocery stores, bakeries, supermarkets, then there is a bazaar where you can always buy fresh fish, and there are also a large number of restaurants, taverns, cafes, bars, boutiques, jewelry shops, and gift shops.
Charismatic Thira is a laid-back tourist destination of the magnificent Santorini Island. Lovely topography of this hilly village bewitches tourists who come from across the world. Fira is a pinnacle of perfection. Dazzling Thira is the capital of Santorini Island. It is embellished with an old Ormos port, beautiful Kontochari and Firostefani villages, fascinating Archaeological Museum, scintillating Prehistoric Museum of Thira, world-class hotels and many idyllic beaches that win the heart of the tourists. Tranquil Ormos port is located adjacent to Fira. A 600-stepped stair leads tourists to the port situated at the bottom of the cliff. Tourists also can reach near the beautiful Ormos port by cable cars or ferry riding. Mind-blowing Thira gives immense pleasure to the tourists.