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Things to do in Greece

Travelers planning a trip to the Mediterranean will find no shortage of things to do in Greece. The country is extremely rich in historical and cultural sites, and many first time visitors wonder what to do in Greece begin with the historical symbols of Greece, such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis. For the historically-minded, the Acropolis is a must-visit because it is accompanied by the Acropolis Museum. Travelers looking for things to do in Greece who appreciate the raw beauty of nature and Greece’s breathtaking landscape should make their way to Santori. One of the most picturesque islands in Greece, with cliff side villages that overlook the brilliant turquoise sea, Santori is a top destination for the aesthetically inclined. Shopping enthusiasts will be amazed at the variety of places to find great deals on traditional arts and crafts, Greek jewelry, weavings, and much more. The main shopping hubs in the area are located in Crete and Athens, but one-of-a-kind treasures can be found on nearly all of the Greek islands.

In addition to popular summer excursions, it is important to note that people planning to visit in the off-season will have no trouble figuring out what to do in Greece. One of the lesser known activities Greece is famous for is its amazing skiing resorts. Travelers planning to visit Greece during the winter months will delight in the majesty of the Grecian winter in locations like Pelion, Delphi, Macedonia, and the Peloponessos. The large amount of Grecian islands allows for travelers of all ages, backgrounds, personalities, and hobbies to enjoy a remarkable trip to Greece.

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    Acropolis Museum

    Athens’s New Acropolis Museum opened in 2009 with at least two missions: to display Acropolis artifacts in a modern setting and to regain the missi... More
  • Aegli

    One of the great pleasures of the Athenian summer is enjoying a movie (and a souvlaki and a beer) alfresco at one of the open-air cinemas. The swan... More
  • Akrotiri

    The road from central Athens to the sea is lined with open-air clubs that rage all night long to the strains of Euro pop. This glitzy option, where... More
  • Akrotiri of Thera

    The ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri of Thera—Santorini's Pompeii—has the most famous ruins in the Cyclades. Unearthed in 1967 after being shrouded ... More
  • Alexandra Gold

    Head to Alexandra for large hunks of gold, including plates and trays. You'll also find silver and platinum earrings, necklaces, and rings, both fr... More
  • Alpha Estate

  • Aqua Living

    Local staff can arrange anything from a massage therapist to a picnic lunch at a secluded beach near one of the company's stylish properties in Myk... More
  • Asteras Vouliagmeni Beach

    The shores south of Athens are known as the Athenian Riviera, with beaches spanning roughly 25 miles. One of the nicest of these belongs to the Ast... More
  • Athens & Epidaurus Festival (Hellenic Festival)

    Seeing an ancient Greek tragedy—or Swan Lake, The Magic Flute, or anything, really—performed at the A.D. 160 Herodeon (Odeon of Herodes Atticus the... More
  • Atlantis Books

    The charming bookstore is run by a pair of hyper-literate Brits, who love films and books in equal measure. The shop hosts frequent readings, as we... More
  • Benaki Museum

    This art and history museum is taking over Athens, with a large modern art and architecture annex on Pireos Street near Gazi; a complex of Neoclass... More
  • Bettina

    The nouveaux riches of Athens love anything foreign—cars, TV shows, even coffee (some of Kolonaki’s snootier cafés refuse to serve café frappés, op... More
  • Brettos Bar

    If touring ancient sites all day drives you to drink, bypass the touts luring you into Plaka’s mediocre restaurants and slip into this narrow, 100-... More
  • CAIR

    The Cooperative of Rhodes, located right outside Rhodes Town, is a nearly 80-year-old winegrowers' cooperative that uses grapes harvested by island... More
  • Cape Sounion

    Perched on the edge of a cliff, this 444 B.C. temple with 15 still-standing Doric columns was dedicated to the god of the sea (a sort of consolatio... More
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