The Best Regions To Visit in Greece

Greece is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world. There are several places in Greece where you can visit to experience the beauty of Greece and the wonderful culture of this amazing country. Here are 5 places that you need to visit while you are in Greece.

Thessaloniki

photo credit: Metropolitan .gr

photo credit: Metropolitan .gr

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is located in the northern region of Greece. When you visit Thessaloniki you will quickly notice that it’s a very lively city with tons of social events. The nightlife is so lively and exciting it’s like a party that never stops. Thessaloniki offers the old culture mixed with the new aged modern attractions with its colorful foods, museums and historic art galleries. Thessaloniki has it all and is great for anyone looking for both relaxation and an active nightlife.

Meteora

photo credit: Wikimedia

photo credit: Wikimedia

Meteora is one of the most unique places in Greece. Meteora is suspended in the air 1,200 feet and  features monasteries that are sitting along the edges of the cliff. These monasteries were built by monks seeking isolation and date back to the 14th century. Meteora is a beautiful place to visit if you’re interested in fascinating history and relaxation.

Crete

photo credit: Wikimedia

photo credit: Wikimedia

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. The landscape of this island is absolutely amazing with its beautiful coastlines, rough mountains, and a countryside that is covered in olive trees. Crete also has exciting nightlife that balances the quiet villages. Crete is also known for its plethora of   beautiful outdoor coffee shops where coffee connossieurs can enjoy a variety of regional roasts.

Athens

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photo credit: Desiree Rabuse/StyleFox Media

Athens is the heart and soul of Greece. People of have been living in Athens for more than 3,000 years and it’s where democracy got its start. Athens is a very busy city that offers historical monuments such as Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, and the Theatre of Dionysus and it also offers an amazing nightlife with clubs, shops, and cafes. Athens is absolutely fascinating and a must-see for anyone obsessed with history and the Roman Empire.

Greek Islands

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photo credit: Desiree Rabuse/StyleFox Media

The Greek Islands are they most traveled islands in the world. The Greek Islands consists of an amazing 2,000 islands that you can choose from to explore. Every island has perfect beaches, amazing ancient ruins, beautiful harbors, and gorgeous active volcanoes. Santorini is the most picture perfect islands of the bunch. The northernmost of the Greek’s islands is Corfu. Corfu was once controlled several powerful regions but the most historic one’s were the Venetians and the British. You can definitely tell how much power these regions had done to the culture and the architecture that is all over the island. It will definitely be a history lesson that you will never forget.

Works Cited

Staff, T. (2016, January 19). 10 Best Places to Visit in Greece. Retrieved January 24, 2016, from Touropia: http://www.touropia.com/best-places-to-visit-in-greece/

Mandy Ellis is a journalist, author, traveler, and endless adventurer. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, AOL, Fox, and many others. When she’s not wanderlusting, she’s usually spending time with her French bull dog or hitting the yoga mat.
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