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Discovering Athens and Beyond

Greece is a country of over 10 million people, with less than 1 million people living in the capital city, Athens. Greece is certainly the most famous and most-traveled country in the Balkans, beloved by tourists over the past decades. It attracts over 30 million tourists a year, making it one of the most visited countries in Europe and even the world.

Athens is the country’s heart, drawing people from around the world to discover the ruins of Greek and Roman civilization. Here, you’ll find some of the most impeccable ruins that any capital city can boast, from the Acropolis to the Agora. You’ll find political graffiti in the anarchist neighborhood of Exarcheia, chilled out cafés in Plaka, and delicious food literally everywhere.

But its islands are the real draw, with Santorini and Mykonos pulling in honeymooners, couples, friends, and Instagrammers from around the world. Yet beyond its two most famous islands, Greece has other stunners such as Crete with its pink-sand beaches and Rhodes with its medieval architecture and so much more that lays just off the beaten path, waiting for you to discover it.

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Is Athens Safe? 10 Tips to Stay Safe in Athens, Greece

I adore Athens. I think far too many travelers come here and leave quickly, just doing the most important sites. But I actually love just hanging out here, getting coffee at Coffee Island and walking around Monastiraki or Omonia. Yet, Athens does have a big city feel...

How to Go from Athens to Meteora on a Perfect Day Trip

One of the highlights of my first trip to Athens was visiting the monasteries in Meteora. Getting from Athens to Meteora is a bit of a headache, but you can do it as a day trip if you want! While you might prefer to spend the night in Kalabaka to have extra time, for...

17 Spectacular Day Trips from Athens, Greece

If you're looking for the best day trips from Athens so you can pick a few for your trip, this guide is for you! I cover seventeen places you can go, which ones can easily be combined as day tours from Athens, and which ones are my personal favorites! In the end,...

13 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Chania, Crete

We adore Crete, but our first taste of the island was in Chania, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts. The city is charming, showing off its Venetian and Ottoman heritage in its architecture and its Cretan culture in its delicious food and wine. The...

13 Perfect Instagrammable Places in Heraklion, Crete

Most people who come to Heraklion pop in to see the Palace of Knossos, and then move on to more traditionally picturesque parts of Crete. However, after staying in Heraklion in December for two weeks, I have to say that the city has completely charmed me. While it has...

10 Hilarious Greece Memes for When You Need a Vacation

We know finding the best memes to send to your friends is an important part of planning a trip to Greece, so we've made it easy and rounded up our favorite funny Greece memes from all the darkest corners of the internet.  When You Try So Hard to Disconnect on Vacay...

The 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Rethymnon, Crete

Looking for Crete Instagram inspiration? Rethymnon is a beautiful city. Often overlooked by Chania and Heraklion, I was completely taken with Rethymnon. Even after nearly a month in Crete, I couldn't help but be blown away by the city's charm and beauty. Here are the...

13 Fairytale Destinations for Your Honeymoon in Greece

Is there any place that conjures up the image of romance faster than a sunset on a Greek isle? While Greece is full of amazing places to visit, some Greek islands and cities are more romantic than others. Here is our guide to picking the perfect place for you to go on...