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What to do in Greece
Greece is a Southern Europe country with coastlines along the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. Its ancient culture is still a global influence for the arts, philosophy, politics, entertainment, and more. The country is popular with tourists for its historical sites, nightlife, food, and natural beauty.
Greece is also a top destination with its mountainous land and wonderful beaches. Many have even called the nation a paradise for its sun, sand, and sparkling seas. And because Greece is famous for its Greek mythology, the country does have an ethereal feel. Once you step foot in Greece, it’s as if you’re in the presence of the Olympian gods.
Athens is a city is filled with world-renowned landmarks like the Acropolis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is where you’ll see iconic buildings like the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Continue chasing Greek culture at the New Acropolis Museum, National Art Gallery, and Agora Museum. Athens is also known for its natural beauty, which you can best see at Parnitha National Park and The National Garden of Athens.
Other historic destinations you shouldn’t miss are the Temple of Apollo and Athena Pronea Sanctuary in Delphi, Olympia in Elis (the origin site of the Olympics), and the famous Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Visit Heraklion if you want to enjoy outdoor activities like horseback riding, rock climbing, sailing, and going to the beach. Other popular beach spots are Santorini, Kos, Crete, and Mykonos. Mykonos also has a vibrant nightlife, along with Ios, Thessaloniki, Hersonissos, and Malia.
After your taste of Greek’s culture, spend your Euros on Greek cuisine. Apart from the Greek salads, gyros, and kebabs, indulge yourself with saganaki (cheese fritters), revithokeftedes (chickpea fritters), the meaty moussakka, and the savoury spanakopita. Do you have a sweet tooth? Try the loukoumades (fried doughnuts) and halva (pudding). Finish your Greek adventure by completing the top things you can do in Greece.
When to visit Greece
Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which means it’s usually sunny year-round. For fewer crowds and the best weather, go to Greece from May to June and September to October.
Greek is the official language in Greece, but English-speaking tourists like you can easily talk to the locals as you explore the country.
According to Smartraveller, Australians can visit visa-free for up to 90 days. Just make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from your planned return date to Australia. And if you do, start filling your luggage.
Travelling to and around Greece
You’ll be landing in Athens International Airport. From there, you can wander around Greece by plane, public bus, tour bus, train, and ferry.