"In Greece, there is the heat of love, the pulsing rush of longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.” ― Homer, The Iliad

Whether you've already planned everything for your next holiday or you are a last minute procrastinator, we are sure that you don’t want to miss these 10 things to do this summer in Greece
 

1 The Acropolis of Athens

Built on top of a rocky hill, the Acropolis is one of the best things to do in Athens as it represents the fascinating, ancient history of the country. It’s one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and here you can learn a lot about the past just by exploring the Temple of Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Sanctuary of Erechtheion.


2 Rhodes

This laid-back heaven, off of the coast of Turkey, is one of the largest Greek islands and it’s another great place to dig dipper into Greek history and archaeology. The ruins of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, is one of the best places to visit in Greece and the perfect place to discover the meaning of old statues and temples, including the stunning temple of Venus, the goddess of Love. 


3 Meteora

This gorgeous town that can be reached on a day trip from Athens is a UNESCO world heritage site thanks to its large and unique monastery complex in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Here, the monasteries reach for the sky making you feel small, but at peace. This gorgeous site should definitely be included in your holidays to Greece in 2017.


4 Fava Beach, Crete

It was really hard to pick only one beach among the stunning thousands that Greece offers, but Fava beach in Crete must win our beauty prize because of its unique setting and incredible sand.


5 Santorini, the unmissable Queen of Beauty of Greece

How could we possibly forget the Queen of Beauty of Greece? A trip to this incredible archipelago wouldn't be complete without a visit to the white and blue island, Santorini. Not only the sunsets from the Castle of Oia but also the food, the hikes and the wine: everything makes this island one of the best in the world. 


6 Island hopping in the Cyclades

The white houses, the windmills, the villages with the narrow paths and the blue domes churches of the Cyclades Islands are probably the most famous sights of the country. The characteristic architecture and pastel colours of the Cyclades have transformed this archipelago in one of the most visited destinations in the world. If you pick one of our many options on Nowboat, we are sure you will forever remember this Greek islands holiday! 


7 Eat, Drink & Repeat 

A real experience that can't be missed in Greece is eating at a traditional Greek taverna. Tzatziki dip, Kleftiko, Horiatiki salad and many other exotic dishes are all must-try while you are in Greece. Oh! Do not forget to wash all these delicious dishes down with some local wine.  


8 God Apollo & Delphi

Perched on the slopes of a mountain in central Greece, ancient Delphi is among the most mesmerising sites in Greece. Delphi was the sanctuary of god Apollo and his temple ruins are some of the most incredible along with the Ancient Theatre, the Stadium and the Gymnasium.


9 Party hard in Mykonos. Or Not 

If Santorini is the most romantic among the Greek islands, Mykonos is famous for its great nightlife and bars. If you are looking for great tunes and dancefloors, look no further, you found your island. But, for those who are not so keen to spend the night partying and drinking, Mykonos also has lots to offer also from a nature perspective, including stunning beaches, great snorkelling, sailing and cute medieval towns. 


10 Get lost in Italy, erm...Corfù

Walking down the cobbled narrow streets of the Old Town of Corfu is like being transported directly into the old Italian past. The Venetians occupied the island for a long time and nowadays the architecture reflects those years making you feel like you were in the south of Italy. Walk down the Liston Promenade,  explore the Old and the New Fortresses and check the view from Kanoni. And don't forget to go snorkelling: some of the best underwater treasures are right here just below the surface. 

 

This is our top 10 places to visit and things to do in Greece.

Are you ready to make the most of your holiday in Greece this summer?