7 Tourist Destinations in Greece You Can’t Afford to Miss

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Commanding in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Greece is located in the southeastern part of Europe and in particular in the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula (or the peninsula of Aimos), in the boundary between Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The capital is Athens, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis castle with the Parthenon temple. The country is also acquainted for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.


Olympia is the oldest site on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula that holds the original Olympic Games. Its comprehensive ruins include athletic training areas, a stadium, and temples sacrificed to the gods Hera and Zeus. Olympia is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Greece and has one of the most essential familiarity worldwide.


Nafplio is a famous place for Athenians and international visitors. Built on a small peninsula on the east coast of the Peloponnese, it became the first capital of modern Greece in 1828. The vehicle-free old town is filled with neoclassical mansions, churches and takes care by the 18th-century Palamidi Fortress. 


Metéora in central Greece is stunningly located on the head of several rock pillars, with the first monastery being established in the 14th century. On the UNESCO World Heritage list, six of the monasteries are open of everybody. You need to mount up several flights of stone steps carved into the rocks to reach each monastery, and inside, you’ll discover the flickering candles, religious icons, Byzantine frescoes, and burning incense.

Top 4: CORFU 

Located by the Ionian Sea, off the west coast of mainland Greece, this is one of the country’s most-visited island destinations. The capital Corfu Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was ruled by the Venetians for several centuries. Explore its romantic pedestrian-only streets to discover two 16th-century fortress, and the arcaded Liston, lined by quaint cafes.


Overlooking the Aegean Sea in northern Greece is the country’s second largest city. Its main sightseeing destinations are its UNESCO-listed Byzantine churches, but there are also different Roman monuments, the 15th century White Tower on the seafront, and an amazing Byzantine Museum. 


It is safe to say that Santorini is by far Greece’s number one island attraction for the visitors. With such a  graphical backdrop, Santorini is popular for the cliff-top towns of Fira and Oia, which lie on the west coast, overlooking the deep, blue sea-filled caldera. 


Athens is the most visited spot by tourists worldwide. The place referred to as the historical capital of Europe, and in 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state. In two centuries, it has become an engaging modern city with a unique charm that is by far Greece’s most visited attraction. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.