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A country with a culture and a history that has influenced the development of all mankind, Greece is, without a doubt, a destination that must be checked at least once in your life. If, however, you analyze how much she offers you, you can discover that a single stay is not enough to enjoy everything it has to offer. Greek architecture, beaches, food, and hospitality are the reasons why millions of tourists visit this country every year.

Because May is the time when everyone is already thinking about summer vacations we thought it would not hurt to let you know about 7 holiday destinations in Greece, where you can start an adventure and from which you will most definitely return with a quiver full of beautiful memories.

1. Athens, one of the cradles of civilization

Athens, Greece

Athens, the capital of Greece, is the historical center of Europe, being an amazingly beautiful destination. Named after the goddess of wisdom and the patron saint of the city, Athena, Athens is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is home to many craftsmen who strive to make jewelry, pottery, and sculptures.

A fascinating subject of history, as well as one of the most popular escape options in Europe, the Greek capital is truly one of the most fabulous cities on the continent, known as the birthplace of Western civilization. With a superb range of ancient sites and ruins, Athens has managed to get thousands of tourists to the door and offered everyone a splendid experience of discovering many stories about Greek mythology and history. Athens recovered quickly after the economic crisis and re-established itself as one of the most spectacular escape destinations in Europe.

2. Kavala, the small Monte Carlo of Greece

Kavala, Greece

The town of Kavala was nicknamed the small Monte Carlo due to its resemblance to the famous resort on the Cote d’Azur. It is the perfect city to be walked by foot from the port to the Byzantine fortress, located at the top of the hill that governs the city. Not to be missed in Kavala is also the Philippi archeological site.

3. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece
At first glance, Santorini is the perfect place to relax, with the most beautiful sunsets, and the endless white houses. Santorini is an island suitable for quiet vacations as a couple or with the family, so you won’t find too many clubs.
Fira, Oia, Imerovigli are among the most famous resorts on this island. There you can find taverns, cafes, tourist attractions, souvenirs. The most famous beaches are Kokinou Paralia, Kamari, Perissa, Aspronisi Paralia and Monolitos. You can make trips to the island with the scooter and you can also visit the archeological site Akrotiri, the volcano on the island, or nearby settlements such as Thirassia, which you can discover with the help of a less common means of transport – the donkey.

4. Zakynthos, one of the most beautiful beach in Greece

Zakynthos, Greece
The welcoming world, the secluded beaches, the impressive scenery, the electrifying nights, the warm summer sun, are all arguments for a perfect holiday in Zakynthos Island.
The mild Mediterranean climate together with the humidity and the rains that arrive here only in winter have created green landscapes, which abound in lush vegetation and varied fauna, the most famous representatives being the seals, which can be admired especially in the west of the island, and the turtles Caretta Caretta, a species of prehistoric turtle that lays its eggs on the beaches of the island.

5. Corfu

Corfu, Greece
Beyond mythology, Corfu is as real as can be, and its beauty does not originate only from historical references, imagined by writers. In addition, Corfu remains one of the best holiday destinations you can choose. Especially since here, you can do anything, from walks through the center of the resort to sunbathing, on the coast with clean sand. If you are one of the tourists who love water sports, Corfu is an excellent location, because you can take advantage of the experience of scuba diving instructors and you can see some underwater shows that will take your breath away.

6. Mykonos

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is an island located right in the middle of the Aegean Sea and even though it has a smaller dimension than many other islands, it is among the most popular in the Cyclades archipelago.

When you say Mykonos, you are actually saying how much fun it includes, nightlife, clubs, but there is also another part of the island that will attract you. If you want a holiday destination that allows you to have fun in an absolutely picturesque place, then you definitely want to choose this island, which looks as if it was taken straight out of a postcard.

7. Monemvasia (Lefkada or Thassos), Greece

Monemvasia, Greece
Monemvasia is not as well known as Lefkada or Thassos, but it comes with other important benefits. It is a quiet place, suitable for those who like holidays differently. At the same time, unlike the famous sites of Greece, in this city, you can walk freely on the streets without the crowds and the hustle and bustle specific to tourist areas. It is a real corner of heaven located in a citadel setting.

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