Search
Close this search box.

7 Best cities to visit in Greece

Table of Contents
Antient temple in Athens , Greece.

Greece is a combo of ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and culture, with each city presents its own unique charm. I share with you a list of the 7 best cities you shouldn’t miss:

If you’re looking for underrated destinations for your vacation, welcome to read my post.

Athens

Begin your Greek adventure in the capital city, Athens, where ancient history meets modern flair. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Ancient Agora. Wander through Plaka, the old neighborhood, with its cobblestone streets and traditional tavernas. Athens is a dynamic city where you’ll find a perfect blend of history, culture, and contemporary life. Learn more about Things to do in Athens in my post.

Discover Athens with combo ticket that includes Acropolis and 6 other archeological sites.

Thessaloniki

Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, is a melting pot of cultures with a rich history spanning over 2,300 years. Marvel at the White Tower, visit the UNESCO-listed Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments, and stroll along the bustling waterfront promenade. With its vibrant nightlife, delicious cuisine, and eclectic atmosphere, Thessaloniki offers a unique Greek experience.

Explore Thessaloniki quick and easy with hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Crete (Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno)

Crete, Greece’s largest island, is a destination of unparalleled beauty and diversity. Explore Heraklion, home to the ancient Minoan civilization and the stunning Palace of Knossos. Discover the Venetian charm of Chania with its picturesque harbor and narrow alleys. And surround yourself in the romantic atmosphere of Rethymno, where Ottoman and Venetian influences blend seamlessly.

Discover Northeast part of Crete, the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, and the village of Elounda. Plan your visit in advance.

Santorini

Famous for its postcard-perfect sunsets and picturesque villages perched atop rugged cliffs, Santorini is a must-visit destination in Greece. Explore the whitewashed buildings of Oia, relax on the black sand beaches of Perissa, and indulge in the island’s delectable cuisine and world-class wines. Whether you’re seeking romance or relaxation, Santorini promises an unforgettable experience. More similar destinations for summer you can find in my post.

Highly recommend to take Santorini is Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit. You will swim in hot springs, explore villages and observe great views.

Mykonos

Known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, Mykonos is a playground for the rich and famous. Explore the charming streets of Mykonos Town, known for its iconic windmills and colorful buildings. Relax on the idyllic beaches, dance the night away at chic beach clubs, and soak up the island’s glamorous ambiance.

If you want to see the highlights of amazing Mykonos, recommend you take a guided tour.

Rhodes

Steeped in history and surrounded by azure waters, Rhodes is a treasure of ancient ruins and medieval architecture. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Rhodes, with its labyrinthine alleys and imposing medieval walls. Visit the Palace of the Grand Master and the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, and unwind on the island’s pristine beaches.

Travel to Symi with a speedboat with a free time to explore it.

Nafplio

Nestled on the shores of the Argolic Gulf, Nafplio is a picturesque town brimming with charm and character. Explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, adorned with neoclassical mansions and bougainvillea-covered balconies. Climb the 999 steps to Palamidi Fortress for panoramic views of the town and sea, and relax in the scenic surroundings of Karathona Beach.

Join the Nafplio’s walking tour. You will visit the medieval Old Town, the narrow cobblestone alleys and the neoclassical well-preserved mansions.

Each of these cities offers a unique glimpse into Greece’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty, making them must-visit destinations for any traveler seeking an unforgettable Greek experience. So choose the one or more for your next destination and have a great journey!

Hotels in Athens
Hotels in Thessaloniki
Hotels in Santorini

Recommended hotels in Greece

Hotels in Athens
Hotels in Thessaloniki
Hotels in Santorini
Related Posts
Verona

12 Must Things to Do in Verona

Verona is an ancient city in Veneto region of Italy. It is the second large city after Venice and its population is 258,031. Verona is

Venice

7 Best Things to do in Venice

Venice is a city in the northern part of Italy of Veneto region. It is one of the largest cities in Veneto and very popular

Antient temple in Athens , Greece.

7 Best cities to visit in Greece

Greece is a combo of ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and culture, with each city presents its own unique charm. I share with you a list

All about sketching

Quality Art Supplies I'm using

Liners pens and pencils
Markers
Sketch pads
Watercolor kits
Following Affiliate Links Are Supporting Me To Create New Content