5 Photos that will Make You Want to Visit Greece

Greece has it all.

Majestic ruins, gorgeous beaches with translucent water, and cobblestone streets winding past colorful houses.

Whether you’re visiting the mainland or the islands, there is no shortage of things to see, do, and eat.

From a monastery built in the mountains to a volcano, you can literally climb inside, these photos represent just a few examples of what makes Greece worth visiting.

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When you think of Greece, the Parthenon is probably the first picture that comes to mind. A visit to Athens to see the remnants of Greece’s Acropolis is an absolute must.

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While in Athens, make a stop at its Central Market to experience the “agora” (marketplace), an integral part of Greek culture. It’s a place for locals to stock up on fresh fish, meat, and fruit, and catch up on gossip.

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Each of the Greek islands has its own distinct character. One of the most popular islands, Santorini, is known for its idyllic tiers of white-washed houses and phenomenal ocean views.

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The town of Oia, on Santorini, has become particularly famous. It has a reputation as the ultimate place to go to watch the sunset. It’s also the dreamy backdrop to Alexis Bledel’s summer romance in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”

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They’re also home to spectacular beaches. Zakynthos’ Navagio Beach — sometimes called Shipwreck Cove thanks to the rusty ship sitting on its shore — is certainly a unique place to sunbathe.

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But wait, we’ll give you one more because we just can’t help but be in awe in Greece’s magnificent views.

 

 

The Greek islands are full of natural treasures as well. On the island of Thassos, you can see your toes in the crystal clear water of Giola, a natural rock pool.

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Still can’t get enough with Greece? We got you!

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