Destinations in Greece

The Greek capital considered as the cultural and artistic core of western civilization and the place that gave birth to democracy and science.

The second-largest Greek city, famous for its great historical past as well as a distinctive multicultural and an easy-going atmosphere.

The third-largest Greek city famous for its carnival and with a major port significant for its commercial relations with Italy & Europe.

The third most populated Greek city as well as the largest European passenger port that serves as a major industrial and commercial center.

Almost in the center of the Greek mainland, it is famous for the second biggest plain in the Greek territory and its high summer temperatures.

The largest populated city of Crete where the expansion and the "modernisation" process of the '70s destroyed its architectural character.

Fourth-largest Greek island & a major player in Greek incoming tourism. It really combines multiple aspects to be discovered.

Green dense vegetated but also densely populated island that is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.

Third biggest Greek island famous for its ouzo & virgin olive oil as well as for its unique attractions, wonderful beaches, & green landscape.

Combining the beautiful coast with the nearby mountainous destinations, while its major port serves as a getaway to the Sporades Islands.

The biggest city of Epirus famous for its lake, its rich history, the nice food, as well as the vivid atmosphere due to the numerous students.

The getaway of Meteora, with a pioneering and professional administration that develops it to a contemporary functional town of the new era.

The doorway to the second largest Greek island, Evia. And famous for the "crazy waters", the distinctive tidal phenomenon in Euripus Strait.

The capital of the county of Pieria that is characterized by its numerous historic settlements and beautiful tourist destinations.

The town of northern Greece that stands out for its long history, the vivid daily life, and the beautiful nature of the broader region.

Interesting modern city and an important commercial hub of the northeastern Greece, that is located near the border with Turkey.

Typical coastal city of northern Greece that stands for its amazing views and the countless historical monuments of the broader region.

City of West Thrace region that merges the traditional architecture with a contemporary prospect and the long history of the broader area.

Second-largest Peloponnese city, famous for the production of olives & olive oil, as well as for the world-class tourist resort Costa Navarino.

Religious and cultural crossroad of North-East Greece where Christians, Muslims, Pomaks, and Rom live and work harmoniously for centuries.

Second-largest city in population of Crete which preserved its traditional architecture and composes one of the biggest Greek destinations.

The city and the broader region is scattered with memorials that describe the historical evolution of the Greek nation during the centuries.

The 5th largest island of Greece famous for the Chian mastic, its medieval villages, and the maritime competence of its sailors.

Water-rich city of the Macedonia region, famous for the short film festival, and the beautiful surrounding nature and landscape.

The biggest city of Imathia county that is famous for its traditional architecture, the numerous monuments, and its Byzantine past.

A historic mountainous city of Northern Greece, well-known for its vivid customs and traditions that reveal the folklore of the region.

With an extensive bike-use that makes it to be called "the Amsterdam of Greece", is also a gateway to destinations with stunning natural beauty.

The biggest island among those of the Ionian Sea that is famous for its green landscape, the marvelous beaches, and its high-end atmosphere.

The medieval atmosphere dominates the old town & the renaissance attractions compose a gorgeous destination of authentic Cretan hospitality.

The 9th largest Greek island which is the birthplace of geometer Pythagoras, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus.

A cosmopolitan town with Venetian elements that incorporates a sense of nobility, while its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Contemporary coastal city that is located close to the homonymous 6-kilometer canal that separates Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.

Typical Greek provincial city founded in the 16th century and got its name from the tower (Pyrgos in Greek) erected by its first ruler in 1512.

While the legend of its bridge is taught widely even in schools, it welcomes the visitor with many historical monuments and culinary options.

The Greek island that can be reached by car via a 20 meters long floating bridge, and hosts some world-famous beaches of extraordinary beauty.

Surrounded by water of the Ambracian Gulf to the east and the Ionian Sea to the west it's a port-city of Epirus famous for its gorgeous sunset.

Impressive island & administrative capital of the Cyclades. It emits a nobility sense & became an industrial, commercial, and shipping center.

Undoubtedly, the advanced infrastructure and the modern facilities make Kassandra the heart of the tourist activity in Halkidiki.

Macedonian town that is famous for its waters and springs, while it is a great destination for its waterfalls and the traditional architecture.

Town of the Macedonia region, famous for its traditional architecture and its heroic contribution to the struggle of National Independence.

The largest island of the Cycladic complex where the fertile soil & the rich surrounding sea make it self-sufficient and interesting to explore.

Birthplace of the "Father of Medicine" Hippocrates with rich history starting from 3000 BC while today attracts over 1 million visitors per year.

The cold winters & the picturesque river are the main characteristics of the city of Macedonia region located at the northern borders of Greece.

At the northeast Aegean, the 8th largest Greek island is famous for the extraordinary cuisine based on local products & the lovely beaches.

The charming city of Macedonia region that is defined by its lake, the traditional architecture and its rich historical past.

Biggest port and city of the island that was totally reconstructed after the disastrous earthquake of 1953 but preserved its genuine character.

A panoramic picture of the most famous attraction of Zakynthos, the Shipwreck (navagio) beach.
photo: Public Domain

One of the most beautiful and famous Ionian islands with numerous majestic beaches and an important shelter for endangered sea turtles.

Its terrain makes the island an international climbing destination, while it has a long history and tradition in the natural-sponge fishing.

At the southern coast of Crete, it's the southmost town of Europe & according to official data, the hottest and sunniest area of Greece.

Its well-preserved architectural character and its historical monuments compose a charming, aristocratic, and romantic atmosphere.

A blue-white dome and a belfry on Santorini island with the blue sea of the Aegean in the background.
photo: Public Domain

One of the most famous tourist destinations on a worldwide level, with an intense atmosphere created by its active volcano and a unique sunset.

Family-friendly destination of the North Aegean. Famous for its incredible natural landscape, dense vegetation, and the amazing coastline.

Small boats anchored at the small fortified port of Nafpaktos.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos

Very beautiful coastal Greek city with a picturesque fortified port, famous for the "Battle of Lepanto" (1571) between Europeans and Turks.

Surrounded by the nature of the west Macedonia mountains, it is an ideal destination for skiing, hiking, sightseeing, and mushroom picking.

Third-largest Cycladic island & popular tourist destination offering a multiple range of experiences regardless of age, nationality & background.

The "Sacred city" of Mesolongi is related like no other to the Greek War of Independence and the siege that led to the "Exodus" in 1826.

The capital of the eastern regional unit of Crete (Lasithi) located at Mirabello Bay that stands for moderate & sustainable tourism development.

Numerous untouched natural landscapes, countless isolated beaches, and picturesque traditional villages can characterize this unique region.

The east-most port-city of Crete that is built amphitheatrically at an area that combines the Mediterranean and the African landscape.

The largest city of Kefalonia founded in 1757, while since then serves as the capital & the center of the financial & administrative activities.

The official seat and the biggest city of the municipality of Nea Propontida which is a famous fishing trading spot in North Greece.

Cosmopolitan destination & the absolute magnet of the international jet-set while since the '60s its name became synonymous to unlimited luxury.

Northernmost and second-largest island of the Cyclades complex with a green landscape that differs from the typical Cycladic scenery.

Ranked in second place in traffic among Greek ports, the city has evolved into a commercial and transit hub between Greece and Europe.

Extremely famous Greek pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary, but also a place of wild beauty, genuine villages, hiking & culinary tradition.

The port of the homonymous village that from the 60's developed to the biggest seaside resort of Crete and one of the biggest in Greece.

Greatest sanctuary dedicated to Zeus that was the most significant religious & sports center as well as the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

The interior part of the county that combines the untouchable nature of the mountainous landscape and the beauty of the coast.

Vivid destination standing for its tradition, history, and good food, while serves as a getaway for exciting road trips and nature activities.

Coastal town in a short distance from Thessaloniki that hosts many second homes and is a well-known summer destination.

Being in the shadow of the home of the Gods it stands for the unique mountainous and sea views as well as for the amazing food.

Wild unspoiled natural beauty with picturesque villages & festivals that initiate everyone's involvement and have its roots in past rituals.

Popular Greek island-destination that hosts the only airport in Sporades Archipelago and is famous for its emerald beaches and lively nightlife.

Picturesque destination at the remote southern part of Evia, characterized by an island atmosphere but with the absence of loads of tourists.

Its unique coastline together with the traditional architecture and the green landscape proved the best scenery for the "Mamma Mia!" film.

Its volcanic nature offers stunning rock formations & colorful terrain variations, a fact related to its nickname "the island of the colors".

Built amphitheatrically at the west coast of the Laconic Gulf, it stands for its colorful neoclassic mansions and its island atmosphere.

Coastal town with tourism infrastructure, shops, and tavernas that composes a family vacation destination especially during the summer.

Just 370 meters from the coast of Peloponnese the small and green island of the Saronic gulf combines tranquility and aristocratic atmosphere.

Cosmopolitan & "high-end" destination close to the capital, and a 19th-century naval & financial power contributed to the Greek Independence War.

The greatest sanctuary dedicated to the cult of the god of medicine Asklepios that hosts the most well-preserved and beautiful ancient theater.

A picture of the Papingo mountain range taken from the homonymous village.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos

The mountainous region of two National Parks stands for its pristine nature and the distinctive architecture of its 46 preserved villages.

Coastline town located 18km west of Kavala that is a major touristic destination and many of its inhabitants originate from Asia Minor.

The official seat of the Aristotelis Municipality that according to historians it is the contemporary continuation of the Ancient Akanthos.

The mythological birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite combines an island notion with elements from Crete and Peloponnese.

Small coastal town, notoriously famous for its intense nightlife that attracts young visitors who are bar crawling at the local clubs.

In 1983, declared officially by the Greek state, as the "Holy Island", the place where Evangelist John wrote the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse).

Numerous captain-mansions reveal the maritime past of the town that was the birthplace of the great doctor and researcher George Papanikolaou.

Pristine island of the north Aegean Sea. A hidden gem for those seeking untamed nature, green landscape, and rich historical past.

A coastline town of the Thessaloniki prefecture that belongs to the municipality of Volvi and is a major destination during the summer.

Considered a refuge for monk seals (Monachus monachus) and dolphins & it's an exclusive destination for nature lovers and diving enthusiasts.

Close to the biggest and most well-organized ski resort of Greece, the favorite winter cosmopolitan destination of the Athens inhabitants.

Keeps its original character as a picturesque Aegean Island since it is not among the first choices of the local and international tourism.

A big ship in the port and a part of the settlement of Symi, Greece.
photo: Scintella at English Wikipedia

By entering its port someone witnesses the largest officially-preserved colorful settlement of distinctive neoclassical architecture.

Combining local products, exclusive facilities, & preserving the tradition, it's classified as a flagship of the Greek alternative tourism.

Exclusive destination of the west coastline of the Greek mainland, that is very similar to the beautiful landscape of the Ionian Sea islands.

Traditional settlement of the mountainous Halkidiki that is famous for the local architecture and the picturesque surrounding landscape.

Scenic Cycladic island with a traditional aspect but also famous for endless nightlife that attracts mainly youngsters from all over the world.

At the southeast edge of the Cyclades island complex, it combines the wild and mountainous landscape with the endless blue of the Aegean.

Cosmopolitan, mountainous, & mainly winter destination due to its ski center, but also historical place related to a Second World War holocaust.

A unique monastic state within the borders of Greece that is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, hosts only male monks, and can be visited by males.

The most significant oracle of antiquity where the oracles were expressed by the priestess Pythia and interpreted by the priests of Apollo.

On a peninsula of volcanic origin, it's a family and alternative destination famous for its thermal springs and beautiful beaches.

A village at the narrowest part of the Kassandra peninsula that is famous for the canal that connects the Thermaic with the Toroneos gulf.

A picture of the port of Pythagorio with small fishing boats and the buildings of the settlement in the background.
photo: YouInGreececom

Being the most touristically developed region, it was renamed from Tigani to Pythagorio in 1955 honoring the great philosopher Pythagoras.

East-most of the Dodecanese (12-island group) that geographically, culturally & architecturally could be a part of the Cyclades island complex.

Small island located at the center of the Cyclades island complex that is less than one nautical mile (1,9 km) away from Paros island.

The settlement that serves as the official coast of Katerini city and was developed to a major tourist destination during the summer months.

Village with impressive mansions constructed by ship captains. It is built around the city acropolis that hosts the Athena temple from the 6th BC.

An active volcanic island of the Dodecanese complex, genuine and unspoiled from mass tourism & ideal for peaceful & nature-oriented holidays.

Major resort of Epirus, also known as the "Caribbean of Greece" due to its green coastline and the amazing beaches with crystal-clear waters.

The absolute hidden gem in terms of natural beauty and astonishing beaches is the only inhabited island of Halkidiki.

The easternmost point of Greece and Europe that officially is called Megisti and defines the borders between 2 continents and 2 cultures.

4-small islets Complex (Ano, Kato Koufonisi, Keros, Glaronisi), where Ano Koufonisi is permanently inhabited offering genuine travel experiences.

With a total area of 13 km² and a diameter of only 5.5 km, it's a tiny islet with nearly 160 inhabitants & ideal for relaxation & mindfulness.

A fairytale destination at an altitude of 1350 meters, famous for its traditional architecture and its breathtaking natural landscape.

Numerous traditional settlements built amphitheatrically on the peninsula slopes resemble "balconies" that offer a magnificent view to the sea.

Hosting a great number of endemic and other species of flora and fauna, while it is famous for its amazing landscape and rich history.