Best Time to Travel:
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Greece. Tourist season blows up in the summer with the sweltering heat and completely dies in the winter. Many towns completely shut down, especially in the islands.
Of course, Greece is ancient, with lots of ruins to see. A favorite is Acropolis in Athens. Not only will you see the Parhenon there, but you can also see the remains of the Theatre of Dionysus (The birthplace of theatre), The Propylaea, and The Erechtheum. All of these sites are heavy with the history they carry. A visit to the National Archaeological Museum will help fill in any missing pieces from these sites. Many statues and relics are located here and are a real site to see.
Santorini is a great escape from big city life. With deep blue waters and pure white homes, it feels like something out of a dream. With lots of little towns to explore, this island is a feast for the eyes, as well as the stomach. Indulge in local favorites while you gaze out onto the water.
Another cute island to visit is Pros. Known for it’s fine white marble; Paros is another one of those perfect seaside retreats. There are lots to see and do on this island, including shopping and family owned restaurants.
Crete is popular in both myth and life. Lots of myths are set here for a reason. This island is stunning and worth spending a few extra days in just to get it all in. Explore the largest island in Greece and see if you can find the birthplace of Zeus in Pyschro Cave, or find the Minotaur’s labyrinth and take a try at it for yourself.
Spend an extra week traveling around the Greek islands! Relax on a ship while you cruise around the islands, exploring, shopping, and of course, eating fantastic Greek food.