Greece Travel Guide

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Greece Highlights

  • Pro
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     Great weather, Sun, Islands, Culture, Celebrations 

  • Con
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     Can be both hectic and noisy in the big cities 

  • In a nutshell
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     Go with an open mind. You'll end up seeing sites and landscapes that are more beautiful in your eyes. 

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Athens

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4468,10225,284

Crete Island

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1433,3755,121

Santorini Island

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1608,5146,140

Mykonos

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430,1018,160

Rhodes (Island)

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939,2488,144

Thessaloniki

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545,1537,82

Kos

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329,761,133

Corfu Island

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385,1248,182

Parga

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145,402,44

Chania

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194,498,164

Skiathos

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99,179,73

Rethymno

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165,349,151

Naxos Island

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288,813,28

Thasos Island

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176,452,0

Milos Island

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194,605,1

Kos Island

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226,544,3

Meteora

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383,966,4

Zante

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152,321,3

Samos

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141,413,71

Heraklion

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309,852,105

Oia

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137,451,61

Ioannina

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167,553,33

Lindos

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155,314,43

Lesvos

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196,342,4

Rodos (City)

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460,1217,68

Patras

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177,632,22

Piraeus

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102,374,25

Skiathos Island

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131,309,5

Nafplio

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228,639,6

Kavala

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81,252,13

Hydra Island

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199,597,17

Elounda

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55,159,39

Kefalos

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42,64,17

Katerini

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71,221,1

Paros

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165,363,80

Lefkas

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85,227,42

Alexandroupolis

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25,94,5

Delphi

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277,954,30

Samothraki Island

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86,131,0

Aegina Island

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142,425,31

Kassiopi

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57,83,14

Symi

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226,366,9

Sounio

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85,391,3

Malia

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27,29,92

Volos

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48,216,18

Fira

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114,494,98

Kavos

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12,17,22

Olympia

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158,510,21

Syros Island

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139,341,2

Paxoi Island

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90,258,0

Athens

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  • Changing of the Guard

    Athens Things to Do

    It was a grey cold day at the Syntagma square, but still, as every day at 11AM, the changing guard of the Parliament building went on. This ceremony is 24 times daily but the main one takes place each Sunday at 11 am. If you go on Sunday, make sure to be there early , cause its gets crowdie . Even though I made some photos (as everybody else) I...

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  • Grand Bretagne Hotel Athens

    Athens Hotels

    Every visitor to Athens cannot fail to notice this huge hotel. It's right on Syntagma Square,...

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  • McDonald's

    Athens Restaurants

    I don't recommend it for the burgers for the quality of the meat. Twice me and my friends got sick a few minutes after we left the restaurant. Of course the burgers seem delicious, but the quality is the worst. I would come here just for some coffee or some salad but not to have anything else. There are seats both inside and outside but there are...

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Crete Island

See all 1433 Crete Island Tips
  • Chania (City)

    Crete Island Things to Do

    With markets selling all kinds and qualities of leather goods and a really interesting indoor food market Chania Town is worth a visit just for the shopping. The harbour is beautiful with an old mosque providing interesting architecture. Boats leave from here for trips and you can also catch a horse and buggy. Have a wonder around the back...

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  • Marni Village

    Crete Island Hotels

    Stayed in October 2006, and really have no complaints about the accomodation,Very friendly and...

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  • Food and Drink

    Crete Island Restaurants

    Skewered pork meat, a traditional Greek dish. It is served with french fries and there is also chicken, lamb and swordfish souvlaki.Apart from the classic pork souvlaki, you can also try chicken or any other meat. One shop in Athens even serves ostrich souvlaki. All these variations were invented to provide a different taste, and also contain far...

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Santorini Island

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Mykonos

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  • Delos Island

    Mykonos Things to Do

    A must-see day trip from Mykonos is to take the boat to Delos, birthplace of Apollo and the largest city in the world at one point. Its history goes back to 3000 BC, and the remains are in excellent condition. The entire island is a UNESCO site. I don't think it took more than 20 minutes to get there.

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  • Omiros Hotel

    Mykonos Hotels

    I would highly reccomend Hotel Omiros for its value for money. Paid only Eur25.00 per person per...

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  • Cavo Paradiso

    Mykonos Nightlife

    When you are at the beach (during the day) - keep your eye out for the people with the guest lists.... they will put you on the guest list which is usually discounted entry and usually gives you a free drink (& the drinks in mykonos ARE STRONG)))))!!! oh my!!! - its like 2-3 drinks in one & THEY ARE IN PAPER CUPS!!! haha OH - another tip... dont...

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Rhodes (Island)

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Thessaloniki

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Kos

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  • Casa Romana

    Kos Things to Do

    The Casa Romana is a reconstructed Roman house only a short walk from the town centre, which is well worth visiting. There was no charge to enter it when we were there.

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  • Alice Springs Hotel

    Kos Hotels

    I stayed with my hubby in the apartment hotel Alice Springs in August 2004. It was run by a...

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  • NERANTZIA CASTLE / CASTLE OF THE...

    Kos Things to Do

    The castle of the Knights of Saint John on Kos, was constructed with local stone and with the remains of previous constructions and buildings and was built during the occupation of the Knights, which lasted for over two hundred years.Here, there is a stone Bridge crossing to the Castle. This is because the Castle used to be on an island, and the...

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Corfu Island

See all 385 Corfu Island Tips
  • how to get there

    Corfu Island Transportation

    1)planeThe expensive way is to fly through Athens (Aegean and Olympic have flights daily to Corfu) but you have to book way in advance for good prices. Check out for some great deals on charter flights from Europe too(London, Brussels, Paris, Germany etc)2)boat from mainland greeceThere are many boats from mainland Greece, some from Patras (the...

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  • Dina's Paradise Hotel & Apartments

    Corfu Island Hotels

    Nice yellow house on the place with incredible view. 10 apartments and 1 suite with sizes varying...

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  • Grimaldi Minoan ferries

    Corfu Island Tourist Traps

    I took the ferry called "Zeus Palace" from Corfu to Ancona, Italy, because I thought Minoan Lines were a separate company which I had known from past travels on sea. As it turned out, Grimaldi Lines now manage Minoan - and from a past experience, I knew what that meant! The ferry was supposed to leave the port of Corfu at midnight, but it turned...

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Parga

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  • Voltos beach views

    Parga Things to Do

    Voltos beach is the largest of the 3 in parga,and is they most used one.The following pictures are general views.

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  • Rezi Hotel

    Parga Hotels

    Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to enjoy the services of this hotel, since the owners decided...

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  • Piso Krioneri

    Parga Favorites

    Just a bit further round from Krioneri Beach is Piso Krioneri - small beach. Quite rocky here but picturesque, small and secluded with a friendly taverna just behind. Watch out too for the frogs in the stream at the side here too - they were making quite a noise when we were here - couldn't make out a t first what it was such a strange noise. Don't...

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Chania

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  • At the Venetian Harbour

    Chania Restaurants

    We had our last dish here at this cute little restaurant at the Venetian Harbour. It has a great view and delisious food. We tried the octopus risotto and the traditional pie and absolutely loved it!Everything was freshly made and delicious, also service was very good. They serve raki and a dessert made from halva mixed with orange also some fruits...

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  • Casa Delfino Hotel Suites

    Chania Hotels

    The marble arches, the wooden stairs, the big windows, the spacious rooms, gives you an idea of how...

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  • Fish and spices at Chania Market

    Chania Things to Do

    We visited the market's bakery when we were passing through it, tryed the greek cheese pie or ( tyropita), otherwise the market is a great place to try fresh fish as well and buy spices and olive oil. There are many other traditional cretian handmade products, it is a must-see place.

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Skiathos

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  • All you need to know about Skiathos

    Skiathos Favorites

    Go to http://www.destinationskiathos.com if you plan to visit Skiathos for first time. This place has just everything about Skiathos. Enjoying the hot sun in any sandy beach of Skiathos is the alpha and the omega of Greek Summer.

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  • Bourtzi Hotel

    Skiathos Hotels

    The hotel was located in a quite side street off the main street in Skiathos town. Perfect location!...

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  • Buses

    Skiathos Transportation

    Getting around Skiathos is easy as it is a relatively small Island, no larger than 61 square miles. The total length of the coastline is 44 kilometres and the central road is approx 12 kilometres and joins Skiathos Town with Koukanaries. During the summer months the bus runs every 20 mins and services many of the sandy beaches on the the way. The...

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Rethymno

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  • Restaurant Palazzo: the catch of the day...

    Rethymno Restaurants

    The 'catch of the day' in this restaurant is the tourist who orders the catch of the day. The waiter recommended this meal. I asked about the price. The waiter told that it is 47€/kg, and that the fishes are round 600g. 'So it will be a bit below 30€', I say. 'Something like that', says the waiter. 'Sounds OK' I say. 'We'll make it a nice dinner...

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  • Casa De Delfini

    Rethymno Hotels

    We rented the largest apartment (maisonette) on the top floor. Apartment consisted of great...

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  • Good and cheap sheep milk ice cream

    Rethymno Restaurants

    The Mona Lisa -ice cream bar is located in the middle of the old town of Rethymno. It serves excellent ice cream made from sheep milk, suitable for those who have cow milk allergy or who just enjoy tasty ice cream. One scoop cost 1,5€. Their cakes are also delicious. Baklava cake with vanilla ice cream

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Naxos Island

See all 288 Naxos Island Tips
  • Fuel!

    Naxos Island Warnings and Dangers

    Some areas of this island don' t have any petrol stations; so, be sure your motorbike has enough fuel before leaving for your excursion.I think that tourist offices on the island have some maps showing where petrol stations are.

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  • Dimitra Hotel

    Naxos Island Hotels

    I was actually bumped upmarket for a night as Hotel Agios Prokopios was fully booked for my first...

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  • Activities

    Naxos Island Things to Do

    When you have been in Naxos for more than 2-3 times, then you want to do something more than see the "Portara", sleep at the beach and visit the villages. And Naxos won't let you down, there are many things to do. I would start with water sports like windsurfing, cannoning, sailing or whatever you prefer. There are quite a few business working on...

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Thasos Island

See all 176 Thasos Island Tips
  • Thasos snakes

    Thasos Island Warnings and Dangers

    The question of snakes on Thasos I have been to this island paradise now 6 times.I have not seen one yet,but I have been asked as to what snakes are here,there are answers to this on a few web sites.The most common snake im informed is one called the Montpellier sometimes found in olive groves,it can bite but is NOT FATAL but like most kinds of...

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  • The temple of Athena [Acropolis Limenas]

    Thasos Island Off The Beaten Path

    High above Thasos town/Limenas is the temple of Athena,this 5c BC temple is to be found on the acropolis pasted the medieval castle.The ruins on the site are quite scant and you are called to use your imaginenation .To reach here follow the pathway to the theatre,keep right when you reach the Theatre and follow the path to the acropolis once there...

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  • More views around the agora

    Thasos Island Favorites

    The ancient shrine of Aliki it is a place that has it all. a Sandy beach history and peace plus of course Tavernas. To many but I do love the sunsets.

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Milos Island

See all 194 Milos Island Tips
  • Bicycling in Milos

    Milos Island Things to Do

    Bicycling in Milos5 photos!Milos is ideal for any level of bicycling activity. The coastal road inside the bay of Milos is a flat, scenic route for a relaxing ride. Most other routes involve alternating up and down hills, or demanding, steep hills and off-the-beaten-path gravel roads. There are no dedicated bicycle paths, but vehicle traffic...

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  • Popi

    Milos Island Hotels

    Note: This tip is in response to an erroneous tip by another member. "Popi" is most certainly not a...

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  • Andreas' Cruises

    Milos Island Things to Do

    Andreas' Cruise was by far the highlight of our entire trip to Greece! Andreas' small traditional fishing boat has space for up to 11 people, which makes for a intimate, personalized cruise that will leave you feeling like a celebrity- without the celebrity price. Andreas, a former fisherman, has lived on Milos his entire life and uses this...

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