Best places to visit in Greece
There are no best places to visit in Greece
as there are a million lovely places to spend time in; choosing the best is more of a
herculean task. Starting with archeological sites, Greece is filled with sites that take
you back in time. There are monuments and ruins of ancient times, like the stadium and
training grounds in Olympia, the temple of Zeus, and Ancient Thera. Of the monuments left
in Greece, 18 have been crowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with another 16 being considered.
The islands are the most photographed and visited places in Greece, and the mention of
Greece brings pictures of white sandy beaches and clear waters to mind. There are six island
groups in Greece - the Saronic islands, Crete, the Sporades Islands, the Cyclades, the
Dodecanese, and the Northern Aegean islands. Of the six island groups, the Cyclades is the
most famous of them all because it contains Mykonos and Santorini - the most visited and
photographed islands of all. There are over 2000 islands in Greece, and only about 170 are
inhabited. Some islands are more inclined toward couples, while others are more family-oriented.
Solo travelers also have islands that are suited for them.
Away from the islands, the mainland has a lot to offer. It may not be quite as popular, but
it holds beauty and is a great place to visit. Meteora, for example, has beautiful monasteries
1200 feet above ground placed on the tips of high rising mountains. Delphi and Olympia are also
other sights to see on the mainland. Mycenae, Skiathos, Khalkidhiki, Santorini, Nafplio, Corfu,
Knossos, Rhodes, and Athens are the most visited places in Greece. To not get overwhelmed by
choice of locations to visit, ensure to plan an itinerary before traveling.