Places in Greece
Crete is a magical quilt of splendid beaches, ancient treasures and landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and dreamy villages, where locals will share with you their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit. Bewitching Scenery Crete is in many respects the culmination of the Greek experience. Nature here has been as prolific as Picasso in his prime.
Ringed with cinnamon sand and ink blue sea, the Cyclades (kih-klah-dez; Κυκλάδες) are natural magnets. Throw in a vast number of stunning, sugar cube villages and a good dose of sophistication and a stylish culture that seems to have bounced its way down from Athens in ping pong fashion, and you really do have the best of both worlds.
Immensely likable Thessaloniki (thess-ah-lo-nee-kih) has never been more fun, cultured or affordable than it is right now. Greece's second city has excellent restaurants, museums and sights, plus an increasingly hip and inventive nightlife scene fleshed out by many thousands of Greek and foreign university students.
Tours and activities
3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi
Visit the three most important archaeological sites from the Classical Greece period on this 3-day tour of Greece from Athens! Traveling with a knowledgeable local guide, passionate about Greek history, your tour incl...
Tips and articles
Finding the right Greek island
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Top five things to do in Greece in winter
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Greece with children: top experiences
Greece is one of the best countries in the world for travel with children...