Book your holidays to Greece and you’ll be introduced to a fascinating country, where ancient history and bustling markets rub shoulders with sun-splashed beaches and sleek shopping malls. Both exotic and familiar, it’s perfect for a family break and eternally-popular with couples. The beaches and ruins aside, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Greece, allowing you to make your break just what you want it to be.
Places to go
Almost a living museum, the country is littered with artefacts from one of the oldest and greatest civilisations in the world and many of the best places to visit in Greece are thousands of years old.
You’ll find some of the most spectacular attractions in Olympia. Known as the ‘Valley of the Gods’, it’s home to the remains of the first Neolithic inhabitants and the first temples used to worship Zeus and his fellow deities. It’s also the site of the Ancient Olympic Games Museum. The first Olympics were held here in 776 BC.
However, if you’d prefer to immerse yourself in myth and legend, head to Crete and explore the Cave of Zeus. One of the most popular Greece things to do, the Cave of Zeus is believed to be the birthplace of the King of the Gods and where he hid from his father, Cronos, who (allegedly) had a thing about eating small children.
Whether you’re travelling with your family or escaping for some sun-splashed romance with your other half, you’ll find an astonishing selection of attractions to visit. From child-friendly waterparks to the unrivalled beauty of some of the Greek islands, you’re sure to find attractions in Greece that tick all the right boxes.
If Greece’s glorious beaches aren’t enough for your kids, then check out some of the fantastic waterparks. One of the most family-friendly attractions in Greece, the Star Beach waterpark, in Hersonissos, has been regularly voted as one of the best in Europe. On top of the rides, slides, pools and chutes, you’ll find the opportunity for watersports, scuba-diving and even bungee-jumping.
If you’re looking to enjoy some peace and tranquillity with your partner, Santorini is the place to go. A crescent-shaped caldera, fringed by black sands with a stunning village, it’s famous for its spectacular sunsets. For a taste of the island’s history, pay a visit to the intriguing Museum of Prehistoric Thera.
Places to visit
If you’d like a holiday that’s packed with buzzing nightlife, then you’ll find places to go in Greece that are stacked with world-class clubs, buzzing bars and fantastic beach parties.
Rhodes, Kardamena, Zante and Kos are among the best places to visit in Greece if you’re on the look-out for after-dark dancing and cool cocktails. However, Crete takes pole-position, with towns such as Malia and Stalis offering legendary DJs, manning the decks at celebrated clubs, such as Kings Cross and The Zoo. You’ll also find exciting boat-parties; Up the Pukka is one of the most famous, taking you out for a fun-filled day and returning you to the shore, just in time for the clubs to open.
Whatever you want from your holiday, you’ll find an abundance of places to see, some outstanding attractions in Greece and some memory-making places to visit.