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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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How to Visit Delos on a Day Trip from Mykonos

One of the best perks of a trip to Mykonos is its proximity to so many beautiful islands. Luckily, the closest island to Mykonos is also one of the most interesting and beautiful: the beautiful island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island of Delos ticks...

10 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting the Acropolis

Note: This post on mistakes to avoid when visiting the Acropolis is a guest post by Monique Skidmore of Trip Anthropologist. See below the post for our recommendations and tips. Can’t read now? Pin for later! No visit to Athens is complete without stopping by the...

17 Best Santorini Cave Hotels & Suites You’ll Love

Santorini is a beautiful and romantic island topping many travelers' bucket lists. And one of the most lusted-after Santorini experiences is to stay in a romantic cave suite or hotel! While Cappadocia cave hotels are world-renowned, Santorini cave hotels and cave...

11 Beautiful Mykonos Quotes & Instagram Captions

Mykonos is a gorgeous island, white-washed houses adrift in the middle of the Aegean Sea, a gem amongst the cluster of Cycladic islands. It's beautiful, inspiring, and hard to put into words -- luckily some talented wordsmiths already have for you! So, if you're...

13 Hilarious Athens Puns & Instagram Captions

Want some hilarious Athens puns that are perfect for making your friends groan (and followers chuckle?) Use these hokey puns about Athens to add a dash of humor to your Athens Instagram captions - or, if you want more Greek puns, we have 50 of them here! Pin this...

11 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Greece

People don't associate Greece with waterfalls. Perhaps it's because people tend to forget that Greece is more than just its islands and beaches, or maybe it's just that Greece already has so many amazing tourist destinations that it hardly needs waterfalls to compel...

Where to Stay in Lindos, Greece

A sparkling turquoise sea, white-washed walls with old wooden doors and brilliant bundles of vibrant pink flowers spilling everywhere: Lindos is a classic Greek island scene if I've ever seen one. This beautiful town on the island of Rhodes has captured the hearts of...

13 Hilariously Bad Mykonos Puns & Instagram Captions

Planning a trip to Greece and want to make everyone laugh (or groan) with a good Mykonos pun or two? For feta or worse, these are as good as we could come up with. Here are some hilarious jokes and puns about Mykonos, perfect for adding a dash of humor to your Mykonos...

7 Spectacular Things to Do in Rhodes in Winter

Trying to decide whether to visit Rhodes in winter? Or perhaps you already have plans and you want to know what to do once you get here? Visiting Rhodes in winter is a great way to escape from colder climates and enjoy the culture and history of one of Europe’s most...

7 Lovely Things to Do in Thessaloniki in Winter

If you're looking for a Greece winter getaway, Thessaloniki is a fantastic choice. It's far north enough to get the occasional dusting of snow, and it's a great gateway to day trips like Meteora. It's quiet, it's non-touristy, it's quirky, it's delicious - what's not...