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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.

ALL GREECE POSTS

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...

5 Cafes in Thessaloniki to Try & 1 To Avoid At All Costs

As someone who works completely online and regularly leaves Bulgaria due to my less-than-desirable visa situation, I've explored many of the cafe scenes in the Balkans. I'm proud to report that Thessaloniki has a thriving cafe scene with several fantastic coffee shops...

8 Exciting Things to Do in Rhodes

The island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese Islands is as historically important as it is beautiful. The site of one of the former 7 Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, this beautiful island close to Turkey has been a place of great importance over the centuries....

When Is the Best Time to Visit Greece?

If you're planning a trip to Greece, you've likely already looked into what Greek destinations are most appealing and what you can do there. You've probably Pinned a ton of inspiration for your itinerary and scrolled around on Instagram to see what appeals to you....

Planning a Trip to Greece: Your Travel Checklist

It seems like a trip to Greece is on everyone's travel bucket list, and we can hardly blame them! Allison and I have both traveled extensively around Greece, exploring both mainland Greece and far-flung islands. Since traveling to Greece can incorporate so many...

Greek Island Hopping: The Best Islands to Visit

While there are six thousand islands in Greece, only two hundred and twenty-seven of them are inhabited. But if you're planning a Greek island hopping adventure, how do you go from over two hundred choices to a few islands that will make your travels the most fun, fit...