Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Greece

White houses in Santorini, Greece.
White houses in Santorini, Greece.
Santorini island, Greece

Lying at the meeting point of Europe, Africa, and Asia, Greece is a fascinating Mediterranean country attracting vast numbers of tourists from all over the world each year. In Greece, you can explore World Heritage sites and ancient monuments, get lost in narrow, cobbled alleyways with stone mansions, catch the world’s most glorious sunsets, or get involved with locals and dive into their rich culinary culture.

If you haven’t yet been to Greece, here are five reasons to travel to this beautiful country at least once in your life!

1. Eat lunch with a View of the Acropolis

Dining with a view to the Acropolis from Tudor Hall Restaurant in Athens, Greece.
Tudor Hall Restaurant, King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, Greece

Sip on signature cocktails and taste authentic Greek delicacies with a modern twist on the 7th floor of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, at the Tudor Hall Restaurant enjoying unrivaled views of the Acropolis.

2. Take Some Pretty Cool Photos

Two "Evzones" guarding "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" in downtown Athens, Greece.
Two “Evzones” guarding “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in downtown Athens, Greece.

Head to “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” located in front of the Old Royal Palace in Athens’ Syntagma Square to take photos of the Greek Presidential Guard or “Evzones” dressed in traditional Greek costumes.

3. Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Meteora monasteries in central Greece.
Meteora, central Greece

Pay a visit to the fabled monasteries of Meteora near the town of Kalambaka in Central Greece. The six Eastern Orthodox monasteries were built as early as the 14th century on the edge of sandstone peaks by hermit monks wanting to escape invading Turks.

4. Visit a Greek Traditional “Taverna”

A small restaurant (taverna) by the sea in Greece.
A “taverna” by the sea in Greece.

You should not leave a “taverna” (small Greek restaurant offering a limited menu of delicious local dishes) in Greece without trying saganaki (fried cheese), grilled octopus, spanakopita (spinach pastry), yemista (stuffed peppers), soutzoukakia (meatballs), and roast lamb accompanied by a glass of ouzo (grape brandy with anise), or retsina (wine with resin).

5. Enjoy a Ferry Boat Cruise

A ferry boat on a cruise near Santorini, Greece during sunset.
Santorini island, Greece

Hop on a ferry in Piraeus for a cruise that you will never forget. Among the several gorgeous Greek islands, Mykonos will blow your mind with its sizzling Saint-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style, while in Santorini you will witness some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world.