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Things to do in Greece

There are so many things to do in Greece for culture seekers and history buffs. From the Turks to the Venetians, a number of people and cultures have left their mark on Greece and many historic relics are still present today. Even in the most obscure towns and villages you are likely to happen upon a shrine to Apollo, a crumbling temple or imposing ancient monastery. The Delphi Theater, the Metéora monasteries and the Acropolis are just some must-see heritage sites.

Wondering what to in Greece on an active holiday? From skiing to hiking to golfing there is something to suit every outdoorsman. For hikers there are so many incredible trails to choose, from the Vikos Gorge to Pelion to Hydra, the landscape of Greece is so beautiful and diverse.

For party-seekers, the islands offer a hedonistic list of things to do in Greece. Whether lounging on the beach in Crete or Naxos or dancing until the sun comes up in Ios and Mykonos, the Greek islands are a young person's paradise.

Between wine tasting, exploring and soaking in the summer sun you will never be left wondering what to do in 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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