Greece is widely known for its luxurious holiday getaways and crystal clear waters. It is no secret that after being stuck in 'lockdown' and with winter quickly ending, warmer days are just around the corner. So if you're looking to travel, where should you be spending your summer holiday? Definitely at one of these beautiful spots.
Chios is just off the Anatolian coast and is also the fifth largest Greek island. A rich landscape which blooms in the spring, you can enjoy the local history and traditions as you tour around the town. The Chios Mastic Museum is a great place to visit if you want to learn all about mastic or mastiha, a flavourful resin that is produced by trees native to the region.
Crete is a top destination in the region and has one of the earliest springs in the Mediterranean and a plethora of sights to discover. Exotic features such as the warm weather and a sunlit coast, the southern part of the island has a few jewels worth visiting - like the beautiful Preveli Beach or the mysterious Tripetra cave.
Athens And Mainland Greece
There is always something happening in Athens. With a plethora of history, culture, beautiful nature and warm locals, Greece's mainland is a region that must be explored. Cobbled alleys filled with bougainvillea-drenched cafés and restaurants thriving at nighttime, who knows where your time in Greece will take you! The Acropolis is an iconic ancient building and is considered one of the greatest architectural feats of Greek antiquity. The National Gardens are also tucked away in the heart of Athens and serves as a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete capital.
The Museum of Cycladic Art is a lavish museum to visit that is home to more than 3,000 artifacts of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot origin. The distinct shaped slender marble figurines and statues dating back to the Bronze Age. The Temple of Poseidon is also a popular site to visit if you're seeking some insight into Greek mythology. Poseidon's palace stands 60 meters above sea level and was the first marble temple built by ancient Athenians to guide sailors safely home.
The beautiful country also has incredible hospitality. Locals are welcoming and happy to see tourists venture into their stalls, bars, and cafés. No visit to Greece would be complete without a couple of days in this gritty yet historic city. Guided tours which take place all around the region are a must-do, as no other city in the world has free museums in its metro stations!
No more winter blues- travel to Greece after Covid-19 to experience its rich culture, amazing hospitality, and summer like never before.