59 days in Greece Itinerary

59 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Pella
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Pella
— 1 day
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Vergina
— 3 nights
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Dion
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
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Lefkada Town
— 3 nights
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Thermos
— 1 night
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Maries
— 3 nights
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Vasilikos
— 4 nights
Taxi to Zakynthos, Bus to Olympia
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Olympia
— 3 nights
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Methoni
— 1 night
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Koroni
— 1 night
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Mystras
— 1 night
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Sparta
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Epidavros
— 3 nights
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Mycenae
— 3 nights
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Corinth
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Sounio
— 2 nights
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Vravrona
— 1 night
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Athens
— 12 nights
Ferry
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Aegina
— 2 nights
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Pella

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Archaelogical site of Pella, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Pella, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Paiko.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pella attractions planner.

Chicago, USA to Pella is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Pella to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vergina.

Things to do in Pella

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Vergina

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Vergina side-trips: Kozani (Folklore Museum of Kozani & Nikis Square).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vergina trip planner.

You can drive from Pella to Vergina in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pella in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Vergina. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dion.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Dion

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Dion Archaeological Museum and then delve into the distant past at Dion Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Dionysios Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dion trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Vergina to Dion in 1.5 hours. April in Dion sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Dion

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum.

Before you visit Kalambaka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dion to Kalambaka takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dion in April, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Dodoni Sanctuary and Theatre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ioannina travel planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ioannina, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lefkada Town.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Lefkada Town

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Lefkada Town side-trips: Nydri Waterfalls (in Nidri) and Folklore Museum Karia (in Karya).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lefkada Town online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Lefkada Town takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thermos.

Things to do in Lefkada Town

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Thermos

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thermon.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thermos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lefkada Town to Thermos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Thermos sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maries.

Things to do in Thermos

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Maries

— 3 nights
Maries is a mountain settlement on Zakynthos island, Greece. Maries is known for beaches and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), don't miss a visit to Olive Tree, stroll through Porto Vromi Beach, and head outdoors with Porto Schiza Attraction.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maries online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Thermos to Maries takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Maries

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Vasilikos

— 4 nights
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Get out of town with these interesting Vasilikos side-trips: Speed Boats Tours (in Tsilivi (Planos)) and Bochali (Enetiko Kastro Bochalis, Bochali View Point, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zakynthos Turtle Rescue Center, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and explore the ancient world of Argassi Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vasilikos tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Maries to Vasilikos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olympia

— 3 nights
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Olympia is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and awaken your taste buds at Guide me in Greece tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Olympia itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Vasilikos to Olympia in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Methoni.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Methoni

— 1 night
On the 26th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Methoni Castle, look for gifts at Deximi, then explore the historical opulence of Niokastro: Pylos Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Voidokilia Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Methoni tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Methoni in 2.5 hours. In April in Methoni, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Koroni.

Things to do in Methoni

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Koroni

— 1 night
On the 27th (Thu), stop by Kiari Wine and Deli, then step into the grandiose world of Koroni Castle, then kick back and relax at Zaga Beach, and finally make a trip to Atelier Sud.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koroni itinerary tool.

You can drive from Methoni to Koroni in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Koroni are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Mystras.

Things to do in Koroni

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mystras

— 1 night
Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis, then steep yourself in history at Archaeological site Keadas, then get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mystras trip builder site.

You can drive from Koroni to Mystras in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mystras are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sparta

— 2 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of the Acropolis of Sparta, delve into the distant past at Acropolis and Ancient Theater, and then contemplate the long history of Mystras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, then appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument, and finally shop like a local with Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sparta holiday builder site.

Sparta is just a short distance from Mystras. April in Sparta sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, and then explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and finally look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monemvasia driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Sparta to Monemvasia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas, contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally kick back and relax at Arvanitia beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, look for gifts at TASTE3, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

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Drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Epidavros

— 3 nights
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Epidavros: Kameni Chora Volcano (in Methana) and Devil's Bridge (in Galatas). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, learn more about the world around you at Kotsiomitis Natural History Museum, delve into the distant past at The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus, and get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Epidavros travel route planning website.

Epidavros is just a short distance from Nafplio. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mycenae.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Mycenae: Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea (in Nemea) and Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mycenae trip planner.

You can drive from Epidavros to Mycenae in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Corinth

History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
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You can drive from Mycenae to Corinth in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mycenae in May; daily highs in Corinth reach 80°F and lows reach 60°F. You'll set off for Sounio on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Sounio

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Galliki Skala, and then stroll through Sounio Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Pouda Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Soma Therapy & Spa, and then kick back and relax at Kape Beach.

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Traveling by car from Corinth to Sounio takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sounio are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Vravrona.

Things to do in Sounio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vravrona

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolas Chapel, go for a stroll along the water at Rafina Port, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Vravrona, and finally delve into the distant past at Brauron Archaeological Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vravrona online visit planner.

Drive from Sounio to Vravrona in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Vravrona can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Vravrona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Athens

— 12 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stoa of Attalos, Roman Agora, The Monastery of Daphni, and other attractions. Step out of Athens to go to Sounio and see Temple of Poseidon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Monastiraki.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Vravrona to Athens in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Vravrona in May, with lows around 64°F. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Aegina

— 2 nights
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Minas Monastery, steep yourself in history at Temple of Aphaia, then make a trip to Monastery of Saint Nectarios, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Saint Nicholas the Thalassinos, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marathonas Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aegina road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Athens to Aegina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May in Aegina, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Aegina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Delphi

— 2 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Delphi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at MoKa Honey, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi online vacation planner.

You can drive from Aegina to Delphi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Delphi when traveling from Aegina in May, with lows around 56°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Thessaly travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gardens
Home to the tallest mountain in Greece, the region of Thessaly boasts two well-developed ski resorts. Vastly different from other parts of the country that draw tourists with their beaches and ancient ruins, Thessaly offers diverse landscapes that include vast plains, deep lakes, and soaring mountain peaks. The Sporades islands complete the Thessalian landscape, providing vacationers with access to sun-drenched coastlines and tiny settlements preserving an age-old way of life long lost on the mainland. To see one of the world's largest and oldest monastic complexes, add the town of Kalambaka to your itinerary.

Epirus travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Castles
Rugged and mountainous Epirus seems immune to mass tourism, offering a pleasant alternative to Greece's overcrowded islands and ancient sites. The pace of life has stayed slow in Epirus, a region committed to preserving its local customs and rich cultural heritage. Nature lovers and hikers visit to explore the region's mountains and gorges, while history buffs head to Ioannina, the largest and architecturally most appealing of Epirus' cities. The lakeside city's attractions include a medieval castle and a 15th-century mosque, evidence of the long Ottoman occupation of this part of the country. Epirus' other notable places to visit include two national parks--pristine wilderness areas still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors.

Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.

Peloponnese travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Castles · Ruins
Scenic landscapes and a high concentration of ancient sites make the Peloponnese one of the most desirable sightseeing destinations in Greece. Separated from the Greek mainland by a narrow gulf, the region contains well-preserved archaeological reminders of the country's eventful history. The Peloponnese also boasts impeccable beaches, local cuisine, and a slew of tiny mountain villages. This region remains relatively uncrowded and lets you discover a quieter and greener corner of Greece, one ruled by traditional hospitality and the simple pleasures of life.

Attica travel guide

4.4
Ruins · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
Home to Athens, the national capital, the historic region of Attica remained a collection of smaller kingdoms for a good portion of its long history. Today the region ranks as one of Greece's top travel destinations, drawing visitors with its archaeological sites that include a string of ancient temples, fortresses, tombs, theaters, columns, and city walls. Attica also includes several islands, ideal for both long-stay vacations and brief day trips from Athens. Be sure to add the northern section of Attica to your itinerary if you wish to escape the cities in favor of forested mountains and gently rolling hills.