10 Best Places to Visit in Greece – Travel Video

10 Best Places to Visit in Greece – Travel Video

Known for its plethora of ancient ruins, whitewashed
villages, sunny beaches, tasty cuisine and friendly atmosphere, it is no wonder that
Greece ranks among Europe’s top travel destinations. Greece is made up of a mountainous mainland
and hundreds of islands where each one offers its own share of stunning landscapes, historic
sites and cultural delights. Here’s a look at the best places to visit
in Greece: Number 10. Cape Sounion Situated at the southernmost tip of the Attica
peninsula, Cape Sounion is best known as the site of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon,
the god of the sea. The remains are perched on the headland, surrounded
on three sides by the sea. The sunset over the Aegean Sea, as viewed
from the ruins, is a sought-after spectacle. The site is also a popular day-excursion for
tourists from Athens. Number 9. Thessaloniki Thessaloniki is Greece’s second-largest
city and the capital city of the Macedonian region of Northern Greece. Lively festivals, social events and a buzzing
nightlife make this city the cultural capital of Greece. Comprised of a historic city center and commercial
district, Thessaloniki offers both old and new attractions from its Byzantine walls,
White Tower and Turkish baths to colorful food markets and museums. The city’s nightlife is unmatched. From small tavernas to nightclubs and other
entertainment venues, Thessaloniki offers it all. Number 8. Mykonos Mykonos is famed as a cosmopolitan destination
amongst the Greek islands. Mykonos Town is a stunningly picturesque Greek
town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed houses. Although the streets are lined with small
shops, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants, Mykonos Town has not completely lost its identity. Thanks to strict building regulations its
traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained firmly intact. Number 7. Halkidiki Halkidiki is a trident-like peninsula near
the city of Thessaloniki, sporting excellent beaches. The three separate peninsulas can be roughly
summarized as follows: Kassandra has the nightlife, Sithonia has the beaches and Athos has the
monks. Being closest to Thessaloniki, Kassandra is
more built-up, while the more quiet Sithonia has campgrounds, hidden coves and clear waters. Both are popular with Greek and Eastern European
tourists. Much of the easternmost peninsula belongs
to the Mount Athos monastic community. It’s accessible by boat and open to male
pilgrims only. Number 6. Peloponnese Shaped much like a large leaf, Peloponnese
was traditionally called Morea, which means mulberry leaf. Located in the southernmost region of both
Europe and Greece, Peloponnese is a wide peninsula connected to the mainland by the Rio-Antirrio
bridge. Interspersed with classical Greek temples,
Venetian fortresses, Byzantine churches and Mycenaean palaces, the peninsula echoes the
ancient cultures and events from its extensive history. Among these ancient ruins is Olympia, where
the first Olympic Games were hosted in honor of Zeus. Number 5. Delphi Second only to the Acropolis, Delphi is Greece’s
most popular archaeological site. Located about two and half hours from Athens
along the slopes of the awe-inspiring Mount Parnassus, Delphi was once revered by the
ancient Greeks as the center of the earth. Dedicated to the god, Apollo, Delphi was an
important oracle. In ancient times, people would come to this
sacred spot to inquire of the priestess for advice on a wide range of topics from farming
to relationships and politics. Significant ruins and structures include the
Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, the theater and hippodrome that once hosted events
of the ancient Pythian Games. Number 4. Meteora The Greek word meteora means “suspended
in the air,” and this phrase aptly describes the spectacular cliffs that rise more than
1,200 feet into the air overlooking the villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki in the northern
Greece. What makes these cliffs even more inspiring
are the historic monasteries perched along the summits. Dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries,
the monasteries at Meteora were built by monks seeking spiritual isolation and freedom from
religious persecution. Number 3. Crete The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is
a spacious land of pleasing contrasts where landscapes range from stunning coastline to
rugged mountains and rolling countryside dotted with olive trees. Bustling cities spread beyond to quiet villages
centered around outdoor coffee shops. History lovers will want to explore the many
historic and archaeological sites that dot the island such as Knossos Palace, which dates
back to the Minoan civilization. Number 2. Athens Inhabited for more than 3,000 years, Athens
is widely known as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The city presents a confusing blend of historical
and modern features. Athens is famous for its archaeological ruins
and monuments such as the famous Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and the Theatre
of Dionysos just to name a few. However, Athens is not just about ancient
ruins. This bustling city is also an important center
for culture and nightlife. Number 1. Santorini Part of the Cyclades, Santorini is famous
for its dramatic views, stunning sunsets, the white-washed houses, and its very own
active volcano. Fira, the capital of Santorini, is a marriage
of Venetian and Cycladic architecture, whose white cobblestone streets bustle with shops,
tavernas, hotels and cafes, while clinging on the edge of a high cliff. If you arrive by sea you can take a cable
car up from the port or alternatively take a trip on a mule up the 588 zigzagging steps.

100 thoughts on “10 Best Places to Visit in Greece – Travel Video

  1. Messinia,Voidokoilia,one of the best beaches in Greece,and there is also one of the five top hotels in the world,Navarone dunes,and the famous city of KALAMATA.

  2. Very interesting promotion of different Greek place, and Greece in general. Please check our project in the tailor-made holidays in Greece www.snamitravel.com

  3. thank you for not mentioning the ionian islands, don't want them to be overrun by tourists, they have enough as it is

  4. Paxoi, Lefkada, Kithira, Chios, Mytilene, Parga, Preveza, Ioannina and Alexandrople are some more top Greek tourist destinations.

  5. beautiful video, I've learned a lot, I'm gonna publish a video about my experience in Grece tomorrow but more about Athens that other cities

  6. 7:20 … traveled far and wide in the world, but nowhere did I find a place similar to koules fortress and iraklion port …

  7. Nice Video … Greece is one of my favourite place … I write down all of the place in my upcoming travel list, which you mention in your video .. Thank you…

  8. Can you tell me if traveling to Santorini from Athens can be easily done as a day trip. And how do we travel to this place from Athens? Will be happy if you help us with the information. Thanks

  9. 10000000 φορες πιο ομορφη η Ελλαδα απο τη Τουρκια….συγκρινα τα βιντεο..ασε που οτι εδειχνε ειναι Ελληνικα….

  10. A plea!
    Please don't use any donkey's for transport.
    Also no where in the Middle East.
    Also not in Morocco or in Egypt.
    These sick old mules can hardly carry themselves, let alone anyone on top them almost their weight over 588 steps.

  11. I'm starting to cry in happiness when I see Greece. Ever since I was a kid, I'm in love with Greece. I feel a mystical bond to Greece. ??

  12. Why greece is number 1 on traveling hres if u dont know now you know! 1.sunniest country so beaches are beautiful 2 no sharks because water is surrounded by italy,turkey,some african countries that i dont check greek map comment on my comment to tell me if i missed an opinion

  13. Im from greece and if you dont know at greece we always gotta be like we dranked to much of those little tiny cups i dont know it in english but i know it at greek its σφυρακια=sfirakia

  14. Ten best places to visit in Greece:
    1. Greece

  15. Since I recently discovered that some people don't know that Greece has 4 seasons ( lol ), I would recommend discovering the Greek winter destinations as well, stone build villages close to ski resorts. Greece is not just summer vacations.

  16. Decent job compared to others regarding destinations in Greece but it's honestly too hard to make a top-10 out of greek places. For instance, Mount Pelion, the Ionian Islands, the whole region of Zagori and the Pindus mountains, Valia Calda, the Dodecanese islands deserve a spot up there too.

  17. Forgot to mention The Treaty of Bucharest 1913, after the Balkan Wars in which Greece had forcefully taken more than 50% of (Aegean) Macedonian land and ethnically cleansed innocent Macedonian children/civilians who lived in their homeland for thousands of years and were not Greek. Greece then then banned the use of any Macedonian language to be spoken or written punished by death, prison or torture to the ones that remain there still today. This is the real Greece we all know of.

  18. Way too much garlic in everything and their cleanliness levels are appalling. Diarrhea food is what they call it in the West.

  19. Forgot to mention The Treaty of Bucharest 1913, after the Balkan Wars in which Greece had forcefully taken more than 50% of (Aegean) Macedonian land and ethnically cleansed innocent Macedonian children/civilians who lived in their homeland for thousands of years and were not Greek. Greece then then banned the use of any Macedonian language to be spoken or written punished by death, prison or torture to the ones that remain there still today. This is the real Greece we all know of.

  20. Emlékszem gyönyörű filmeket küldtetek ,és jól emlékszem még akkor 3,-unokám volt kívánságom az volt hogy annyi pénzem legyen hogy az életemben ,el repülhessek egy csodálatos helyre az unokákkal,fordítva sikerült,mert a kertes házamat is el kellet adnom.

  21. Also Zagori villages! And Tzoumerka villages! And Vikos Gorge! The deepest gorge in proportion to its width in the world! And also Pelion villages! And Syvota!

  22. There are so many Greek islands which combine forest and beautiful sandy beaches and clean water. Mykonos lacks of such beauty or archeological places, is just an overrated and very expensive island

  23. If you want to do justice to all the beautiful places in Greece, without leaving anything worthy out, you need to make a Top 100 list,maybe even a Top 500 list ?

  24. Xalkidiki is the place of the most hot beaches in north Greece .It is next to Thessaloniki.Ilive in Thessaloniki

  25. It's really sad that in every single video, this one included, the old town of Athens is always ignored. There are wonderful picturesque streets with old neoclassical architecture in plaka, as well as two streets near syntagma: panepistimiou and stadiou, with lots of grandiose baroque buildings. Of previous centuries, not to mention kiffisia etc. You will rather see in lykavytos (which has absolutely nothing special) in every single video

  26. Hello from Greece, Lived here since 1980, am also a citizen from about 1985, Ancient Corinth and AcroCorinth are great. Get a hotel right there at the ruins, Good place to eat looking out on the ruins, a place on the ancient walls covered by a couple of giant umbrellas. Worth a visit.

  27. Ποιος αλλος ειναι απο Ελλαδα και απλα το πατησε για να δει τι λεει? ???

  28. thats not the best 10 places its just 10 famous places……
    Greeks can understand what i mean 🙂
    u need top 1000 places to visit in Greece and its more more more than 1000 😛

  29. I believe the most beautiful countries in the world are:
    1. Greece
    2. Scotland
    3. Italy
    4. Japan
    5. Austria

    I have been to a lot of places including Australia and USA, but these 5 countries are truly Special.

  30. Неудивительно, что Греция входит в число лучших туристических направлений Европы, известная множеством древних руин, побеленными деревнями, солнечными пляжами, вкусной кухней и дружелюбной атмосферой. Греция состоит из гористого материка и сотен островов, каждый из которых предлагает свою долю потрясающих пейзажей, исторических мест и культурных достопримечательностей. Вот посмотрите на лучшие места для посещения в Греции.

  31. Oh yes, Greece is stunning! But it’s becoming dirty with plastics in massive way. Feel free to check out my travel report: https://youtu.be/Wk4f8qtXACU

  32. Although there are thousands of places worthy of visit in Greece, I am quite surprised that Rhodes Historic City is not in their Top 10!

  33. Another kind of TOP 10:
    1. Let's not forget the many homosexual attractions of which Greece, with its islands, is full, considering that the Greeks are the most homosexual people on the planet, since ancient times …
    2. Let's not forget the thousands of infected and ruined buildings that fill all the big cities of Greece and the tens of thousands of abandoned, decommissioned, imputed shops that have permeated all this pride country …
    3. Let's not forget the Acropolis with its miserable surroundings and the Plaka zone with its macabre shops and taverns and, the horror area near Ermou Street …
    4. Let's not forget the Exarhia neighborhood, whose inhabitants terrified all the Greek police …
    5. Let's not forget all the touristic places where dozens of tourists lost their lives every summer due to the stupid attacks and accidents that occur all over Greece.
    6. Let's not forget the horrid concentration like camps, full of undocumented citizens, arrived there who knows where by, by sea, from the Middle East and North Africa, who have filled to the brink all the the beautiful islands of the eastern Aegean…
    7. Let's not forget the areas where the free food (so called soup kitchen) offered by the NGO and the Greek Church and the International Red Cross is served, to the hundreds of thousands of Greeks living on the streets and who have absolutely no source of existence.
    8 Let's not forget the buses arranged as a laundry and a public bathroom for the tens of thousands of Greeks who cannot afford to pay the water and electricity bills anymore.
    9 Let's not forget about the NGO that offers clothes and food for the tens of thousands of Greek children living in homes, abandoned by parents who can no longer afford to raise them …
    10. Let's not forget the destroyed and dangerous and almost impractical streets in all the Greek cities, streets that endanger the lives of all those in their vicinity through the complete lack of road layout.

  34. Fun fact,
    At the ancient world, boats had to travel not too far from the coast, so Greece saw pretty much all the traffic in the sea. And the temple of Poseidon was build to say to that traffic passing by, “you see our skill ? Dare to touch us and we’ll come to ruin you with the wrath of Poseidon himself” because, yeah the acropolis intimidated you the same way, but few people saw it in comparison to people. Passing by the temple of Poseidon

  35. Mykonos is a tourist trap. Better have money to burn, a little like Ibiza. The small Islands if the Dodacanese, Crete, and the rest of the places are fine. Santorini also is expensive and overcrowded in the summer time..

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