Athens

In 5 words: Ancient history and lively spirit. For your first visit you need 2 full days to properly get acquainted with the major sights of the city. Distances are mostly walkable in the city center. Worthy attractions: Acropolis; Plaka; Monastiraki; Metropolitan Cathedral; Areopagus Hill; Philopappos Hill. Left for another visit: Acropolis Museum; …

Peloponnese

The huge peninsula that is part of the Greek mainland is home to many interesting locations, but we only had a chance to visit a couple. Mycenae The archaeological site at Mycenae ♥♥ (Μυκήνες) is comparatively compact and consists of purely ruins, with just a few partial walls and a …

Central Greece

We only spent a day in parts of the Central Greece area, on a day-trip from Athens with just a few specific destinations in mind. Hosios Loukas Monastery A few kilometers from the village of Steiri, the monastery of Hosios Loukas ♥♥♥ (Ιερά Μονή Οσίου Λουκά) is a beautiful UNESCO …

Naxos and other Cycladic islands

This 220-strong group of islands in the Aegean Sea is home to some of the most popular destinations among Greek islands. We managed to set foot on a handful during our island-hopping itinerary in 2018. Santorini has its own entry and the rest of the islands are described here. Naxos …

Santorini

In 6 words: Volcanic caldera and blue-domed churches. For your first visit 2 days is enough to get well acquainted with the island. Distances between main destinations are longer than one might expect. A mode of transportation is necessary to see multiple villages. Worthy destinations: Oia; Pyrgos; Imerovigli; Acrotiri Archaeological Site. …

Crete

In 7 words: Sun, sea, and a smattering of attractions. For your first visit anything less than a week will mean seeing only parts of the vast island. Distances between major destinations require non-trivial amount of driving. You absolutely need a car. Worthy destinations: Heraklion; Matala; Spili; Kourtaliotiko Gorge; Preveli Beach. …