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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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21 Things to Do (+ Eat!) In Thassos, Greece

21 Things to Do (+ Eat!) In Thassos, Greece

As far as records go, Thassos appears to have been originally inhabited as far back as 13th century BC by the Thracian tribes and was later colonized by the Greeks. It served as a trading center of ancient Greece, where gold and marble were produced and traded. It...

21 Most Instagrammable Places in Mykonos

21 Most Instagrammable Places in Mykonos

White-washed walls, colorful staircases and balconies, elegant windmills, bougainvilleas bursting in riots of colorful pink flowers: these are the things that come to mind when thinking of Mykonos. Luckily, Mykonos is full of picturesque corners. It's truly hard to...

How to Visit Delos on a Day Trip from Mykonos

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...

21 Silly Crete Puns & Instagram Captions

21 Silly Crete Puns & Instagram Captions

If you're visiting Crete and you want some ridiculous Crete puns to make your travel companions groan (or your Instagram followers chuckle), keep reading! Here, you'll find our ideas for the silliest puns about Crete, perfect for adding a dash of humor to your Crete...

10 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting the Acropolis

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

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

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

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

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

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...