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10 essential Greek experiences

Greece ● 24 October 2017
 

In Greece, you can do amazing things. Some of them are must-have experiences you should definitely gain during your vacation in Greece. Enjoy!


Greek Island Hopping

Greek Island Hopping is the best experience you can have in the Greek islands and especially in the Cyclades. With the Greek Island Pass, you can visit up to 7 islands with only one ticket and explore the Aegean Sea by visiting every day another fascinating island. Wake up in Naxos, swim and sunbathe on the amazing beaches of Ios and enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos with only one ticket!

Explore an archaeological site

The rich and long history of Greece is worldwide famous. Every destination in Greece has an archaeological site, a significant museum or an ancient temple to explore. Walk on the footsteps of ancient heroes and feel the sacred aura of places that date back 3,000 years ago.

Sunset in Santorini

There is nothing more romantic than catching the sun sinking into the sea with your other half while its pink reflection makes the whitewashed houses of Oia or Fira Santorini a breathtaking scenery. It is truly an unforgettable picture you will have in your mind. Our suggestion: don't take so many photos, just put your camera aside and enjoy the gorgeous spectacle.


Ancient theatre performance

Don't miss out to watch a theatre performance in the place it was born. In Greece, there are many ancient theatres, such as in Epidavros or Dodoni, where theatre performances of ancient dramas take place. You can watch famous works, such as Antigone of Sophocles or Medea of Euripides in the theatre they were played for the first time.

Rent a boat

If you want to discover hidden beaches and coves, renting a boat and sailing in the Aegean or Ionian Sea is a perfect way to swim in turquoise waters and feel like an explorer, who visits inaccessible caves and tiny islands with virgin beauty.

Water sports

The water sports facilities in Greek islands such as Rhodes, Zakynthos, Crete and Mykonos are fully organised and amazing. Plus, the waters are calm, and they don't include dangerous species or sharks. Wind- and kite surf are ideal in the Cyclades with the constantly blowing strong wind, while the seabed in islands, like Corfu, Amorgos and Kalymnos, is perfect for scuba-diving.


Unspoiled destinations

In Greece, you can find many unspoiled destinations. Untouched islands, like Arkioi, Sikinos, Gavdos and Schinoussa are waiting those, who seek something different, a heaven away from mass tourism with total peace and privacy. In these places, the authentic hospitality of Greek people will impress you and make you feel like home.

Hiking on a volcano

Did you know that Greece has many volcanoes? Santorini is not the only volcanic island. Milos and Nisyros, which has an active volcano, are perfect destinations away from the crowds to live the adventure of hiking on a volcano.


Live stage with Greek music

The most popular live stages in Greece are bouzoukia, the nightclubs that feature traditional Greek music. They typically have a raised stage, where singers, dancers and musicians perform. The best tables are immediately adjacent to the stage and are reserved by rich and famous customers. Despite the belief that plate-smashing is a widespread Greek custom, today, flowers -and not plates- are thrown en masse on the feet of the artists.

Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a legend all over the world. It is delicious, nutritious and cheap. Chicken or pork with tomato, onions, French fries and tzatziki sauce wrapped in pita. You can find a tavern with souvlaki literally everywhere in Greece. Just taste it and take a walk while eating it. You will adore it, but don't end up eating it every day, like all tourists in Greece do. Greek cuisine has many other dishes that are worth trying.

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Sitia, Greece Minos Apartments & Studios
Minos Apartments & Studios
Petras, 72300 Sitia, Greece

Minos Apartments & Studios is located in Petras, Sitia, just a minute's walk from the beach. Sitia Port is 2.6 km away and Sitia Public Airport is 5.7 km away.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Faros II
Hotel Faros II
117, Kolokotroni Str., 18536 Piraeus, Greece

Centrally located in Piraeus, Hotel Faros II offers accommodation just 10 minutes walk from the port and from a metro station. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is at 40 km and a bus stop for the X96 bus connecting Piraeus and the airport is a 5-minute walk away.

Hotel in Mani, Greece Kleopatra Traditional Hotel Apartments
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Kleopatra Traditional Hotel Apartments
Stoupa, 24024 Mani, Greece

Kleopatra Traditional Hotel Apartments is located in the seaside village of Stoupa, in Mani region in beautiful Peloponnese, just at the foot of Mount Taygetos. The hotel lies within a 5-minute walk from the beach and the center of the village with many cafes, shops, traditional taverns and supermarkets. The city of Kalamata is 40 km away.


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