Endless kilometers of aquamarine coasts, backed by gorgeous mountains and lush pine forests. Slow-moving boats, full of eager backpackers, meticulously cruising through the Aegean’s vast blue serenity.
Iconic tavernas, a welcome shade under the Mediterranean’s relentless sun, where locals and tourists share the magic of the Greek cuisine. Ancient temples and theaters, white-washed houses, awe-inspiring monasteries, traditional fishing ports… Everything is here! And with the ever-trendy “Greek summer” approaching fast, now is the time to capture your own frame of this God blessed country.
If there’s one thing for certain about traveling to Greece, is that the possibilities are truly endless. There’s a corner, a beach, a monument, a bar, a hobby and a room here for everyone, no matter what his preferences and style of vacation.
Explore-Greece has put together a small list of 10 sample destinations, for an unforgettable Greek summer!
Here are 10 destinations around Greece you shouldn’t miss this summer!
#1. Santorini Island
Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. Sheer, multicolored cliffs soar over a sea-drowned volcanic caldera, while the whole island rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean, featuring a world-celebrated architecture. Santorini spoons the vast crater left by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. What will take your breath away with its snowdrift of white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops and, in places, spilling like ice cornices down the terraced rock. When the sun goes down, the reflection on the buildings and the glow of the orange and red in the cliffs makes for a spectacle few can forget.
#2. Mykonos Island
Welcome to Greece’s most photographed cosmopolitan island, with sugar cube houses stacked along beautiful crystal clear coastlines and worldwide famous nightlife. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules and took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos.” Indeed the island’s fame in sunny holidays and excellent nightlife precedes it. Rest assured though there’s still plenty of sightseeing in this stunning location. Here, celebrities, college students, and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.