10. Mount AthosMount Athos is an autonomous state under Greece and is considered to be the center of Eastern Christian Orthodox Monasticism. Unfortunately, only male visitors are allowed to enter this area and marvel at its commitment to spirituality.
9. Navagio BeachThe beach of Navagio or Shipwreck cove is the most famous beach of Zakynthos lying on the western side of the Ionian island. The Shipwreck is one of the most photographed landscapes in Greece. It is considered as one of the best beaches in Greece, owing its name to the shipwreck of a boat that was washed ashore.
8. Melissani Cave You’ll need to get on a boat to explore this cave, which features steep walls and a small island overrun by figs. Observe the lake and its sparkling blue waters before guide takes you through a narrow passage in the cave.
7. MystrasAlthough Mystras was abandoned in the 1800s, many of its medieval buildings are still around. Explore the ruins to learn more about the place that used to be the Peloponnese capital in the 14th century.
6. Delphi TheaterConstructed in the 4th century, the Delphi Theater could seat more than 4,000 people and give them an excellent view of the Temple of Apollo and the surrounding area. It has been recently renovated to protect it from landslides.
5. Meteora MonasteriesThe monasteries are located at the top of towering rocks, and you can reach them through steep stone steps. Climbing up them can be challenging, though the effort is worth the spectacular views you’ll enjoy.
4. Samaria GorgeThis is one of the best attractions in Crete. Ten miles in length and cutting through pine and cypress forests, the gorge requires you to walk at least four hours before you can emerge at the Agia Roumeli.
3. Mount OlympusIf you’re familiar with Greek mythology, you’ll want to see Mount Olympus. With its highest peak soaring up to 2,919 meters, it adds a depth of realism to all those myths and makes you wonder if they really were just ancient stories.
2. Acropolis Museum The museum’s glass and steel construction adds a modern flair to the ancient wonders it holds. Explore historical sculptures, statues, and other pieces to learn more about the country’s history.
1. Parthenon Of course, visiting the Acropolis Museum isn’t enough! Complete your trip by heading down to the Parthenon and marveling at this architectural gem that has withstood the test of time.