Is Greece next up on your list of international places to travel to? Are you going just for the beaches and the food, planning on completely neglecting everything else that this beautiful country has to offer to you? This is a big mistake.
Of all the places in the world, one of the most popular and seemingly most beautiful places in the world to visit, it Greece. The country has found itself with a long extended history and a very interesting and extensive mythology of ancient Greek gods. Greece has so many wonderful and interesting places that could entertain and fascinate anyone for hours on end and there is bound to be something for everyone who finds their way there. Follow the Traveling Greek blog for more interesting tips.
If you are busy planning your next vacation and are wondering where you should go, Greece should definitely be one of those bucket list places that everyone should visit in their lifetime if they get the opportunity. Here are a few things to do and a few places to see if you ever find yourself in Greece and are stuck on what to do.
Cruise on a gulet
As a country that is practically surrounded by water, one of the best ways to view it is from a boat on the ocean. If you are looking to relax for a while and are trying to find a way to treat yourself while on vacation, a gulet cruise may just be the exact thing you are looking for. These gorgeous, big yacht-type boats have en suite bedrooms available for those looking to stay on the for more than just a day. Not only do they just offer you relaxation, and maybe a place to sleep, but most of them have deck cabins, games on board to play with the whole family or a bunch of your friends, and even snorkels freely available to use at your own risk to explore the ocean surrounding you. These charter boats are a fantastic option is you are willing to send a little big on your vacation.
Visit Europe’s oldest city
While in Greece, you can’t pass up the opportunity to visit literally the oldest city in the entire of Europe, Knossos, Crete. The Minoan civilization took over this region of the Mediterranean approximately 5000 years ago and walking around the city you can catch small glimpses of what life might have been like for the locals all those years ago, by looking at excavations in and around the city. Knossos was home to one of the most legendary ancient kingdoms in history but is said to have unfortunately been destroyed by horrendous volcanic eruptions.
See the Acropolis museum
Acropolis is a rocky mountain that can be found right in the center of Athens. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations topped with 3 temples built in about 5th century B.C. the best-known temple being the Parthenon, a building of 58 large, detailed, columns that support a roof. While this may be a popular attraction, nearby is the Acropolis museum is the most visited tourist attraction in all of Greece. Its modern design shows the potential and creativity of Greece while the museum itself it’s filled to the brim with artifacts and ancient finds from Acropolis itself.
Visit Mount Olympus
Known as one of the most famous mountains in the world, Mount Olympus is located in Litochor, where you will be able to find hiking trails to walk some, if not all, of this mountain. Mount Olympus came to fame with its connection to Greek mythology being known as the play where Zeus, the god of sky and thunder, ruler of the gods, sat on his throne. This could be an interesting conversation starter when bragging about your trip to Greece to all of your friends
Party in Thessaloniki, Macedonia
Everyone loves a good party here and there. Thessaloniki is known for its party vibes, being a beach town, with an extravagant nightlife that goes on and on. It is essentially a party city where all of your partying in Greece can reach its ultimate peak.
With so many different things to do in Greece, there is bound to be something that interests everyone that finds themselves in this magnificent country.