We’ve got the low down on the best cities, beaches, cafes, hotels, and landmarks that you won’t want to miss if you are visiting this beautiful country. Greece is widely described as the birthplace of democracy, as well as the “cradle of western civilization”, but it’s the sights are simply awe-inspiring. If you’re looking for a get away where you can experience just about everything a dream vacation has to offer, let’s take a look at our favorite sights, sounds and eats!
– The Parthenon, Athens
The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis that is dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. This breathtaking structure in Athens is the most famous building that is still standing and is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Make sure you bring your camera along for this, as you don’t want to miss this amazing piece of history.
– Athens, Greece
The capital of Greece, and the biggest city, Athens should be on the top of your list. Visit Athens and learn about this cities historical roots and cultural and political achievements, which took place during the 4th and 5th century. Athens is home to an extensive history and beautiful art. If you’re visiting here, try to pop by these hot spots below. Check out these modern bars and shops if you’re looking for an all-around authentic experience.
– Black Duck Garden
Modern Athens’ first public park was the gardens at the City of Athens Museum and was surrounded by palm trees and fountains. But now, only one palm tree still stands in this secret garden behind the museum, which is now home to a summer-time bistro. This oasis of shade and relaxation from the summer’s sun is the perfect spot for brunch or coffee. Don’t miss out on this beautiful, tranquil place when you need a rest and a bite to eat.
– Greek Gastronomy Museum & Resturaunt
Run and organized by volunteers, the first museum of Greek Cuisine is set to open this summer, and is kept alive by renovating a 150-year-old townhouse behind the central food market. The admission price to the museum includes a half – hour cooking class and you can also enjoy a cup of coffee in the beautiful courtyard café. The best part? The restaurant offers good value tasting menus that showcase regional Greek dishes. Opah!
– Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening in Summer 2014, this large, old structure, once known as The Old Fix Brewery, a modernist landmark with a 92-metre facade of horizontal windows, is becoming the much anticipated Museum of Art. A project that’s been in the works for fourteen years now, the unveiling of this widely anticipated collection includes work by over 100 artists. Also being added is a promenade that will connect EMST to the Acropolis Museum nearby, for a trifecta of cultural artistry all in one area.
– 4 Romansto
Off seedy Omonia Square, Romantso is a new, fresh modernized bar and cultural centre named after the magazine that was printed in this amazingly beautiful industrial building for 60 years. The original neon sign in the building still flashes on after dark. This place is home to what used to be the red-light Keramikos district, and has now been turned into a hip, hot, tourist place to enjoy.
– Electra Palace Hotel, Athens
If you’re looking for 5 star excellence, this hotel is for you. Located in the center of Plaka, facing the Acropolis, this stunning hotel provides personalized service, beautifully furnished rooms, an amazing rooftop pool and a breakfast buffet. It’s location makes this hotel even better. While staying in your lux digs, you are within walking distance of most of Athens’ main attractions. Syntagma Square is less than a 5-minute walk away and the parliament and shopping districts are nearby. One of the best parts is the amazing poolside terrace restaurant, that looks onto the Acropolis, and serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine.
– King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel , Athens
Located in the heart of Athens, King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, brings to this modern day, the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel. If you’re looking for the “palace” of hotels, this is it. It features 102 rooms and houses 39 grand suites. The rooms feature luxury collection beds, beautiful marble detailed bathrooms, and have the choice of dramatic views of either the romantic city sunset and skyline, or the hotel atrium. The King George isnt just Greek beauty and classic luxury at its finest, it is also a short walk to everything you don’t wanna miss in your enchanting trip to Greece. The Acropolis, Agora, Plaka and Thission are all nearby, as well as up-market boutiques, world-renowned museums, and the city’s vibrant business district.
– Red Beach, Santorini
This red sanded beach is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Santorini. If you’re planning a trip to Greece, don’t miss this beautiful beach. If you don’t want to make your way down to the water, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the headland. This beach is argumentivally one of the best beaches in Greece.
With rich culture, world-renowned shopping, palatial hotel rooms and authentic Mediterranean cuisine, it will inspire you not only to fall deeper in love with your partner, but with this swoon-worthy country itself.