Greece is the perfect tourist destination and is a beautiful paradise. There are so many places to visit such as Athens and the famous Santorini. There is an amazing and rich history that you can explore while you visit the Acropolis in Athens or tour the ancient ruins of Olympia. You will also find some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches in Greece and there are plenty of different delicious food options for travellers to try. Greece is definitely one of Europe’s best destinations and it has beautiful natural landscapes and friendly people. You can climb many mountains and trek through beautiful desert landscapes. If you are thinking about traveling to Greece and want to know what the best cities to visit are, keep on reading.
Kissamos is a modern seaside town in Greece with a small population of about 5000 people. It is renowned for its olive oil, wine and tourism. There are ships that run from Kissamos harbour to Kythira, Peloponnese and Piraeus. You will also find daily cruises from Kissomos to Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon. Sightseeing is beautiful in this town. The archeological museum of kissamos is a must see location and there is a beautiful street called Skalidi that is a popular place for tourists to walk down. One and a half kilometres from the center of the town you will find a very picturesque fishing port with taverns and a ferry service. For beach lovers there is Bamialini beach that has a pebble cove and crystal clear water that are inviting and provide the perfect place to relax.
Piraeus is a port city in the Athens urban area in the Attica region of Greece. There are many things to do in this city. For museum lovers you can visit the Archaeological museum of Piraeus that is 6 miles away from Athens. There are even ferries, the Blue Star Ferries that are a long journey but you approach Santorini which is a highlight. Piraeus is the biggest port in the Mediterranean so there are many ferries. Fun fact: more than 20 million passengers pass through the port annually. You should definitely be sure to check out the Bay of Zea where you can spot the remains of Piraeus’ ancient walls.
Ioannina is located at the shore of Lake Pamvotis in the north-west part of Greece and 400kms away from Athens. Compared to other parts of Greece, Ioannina isn’t very old. People first heard about Ioannina in the 9th century and since then it has had a history that is described as troublesome with many rulers. To be honest there aren’t many things to do in this city. There is a beautiful lakeside to visit and many cafes as well as castle ruins. The castle of Ioannina is one of the oldest castles in Greece. You have to take it easy in this city and enjoy the landscape and the vibrant café scene. Ioannina is known as the land of myths and legends.
Kalambaka is a small town that is situated in the foothills of Meteora. The history of this town goes back more than 3000 years going all the way back between the mythological age in history. When in this town you can visit the Holy Monastery of great Meteoron which is the largest and oldest of the Meteora monasteries. You can also visit the Monastery of the Holy trinity that dates back to 1362. Other breath-taking monasteries to visit are the Roussanou Monastery and the monastery of St Stephen. These monasteries are beautiful and defy gravity. If you love museums, the natural history museum of Meteora and mushroom museum are the places to be.
Kavala is known for its tobacco, its turbulent history with the Byzantines and the Ottomans pirates. Kavala is in Macedonia, right by the Aegean Sea. There are beautiful landscapes and there is a ferry if you want to visit the islands close by. When in Kavala you definitely need to visit the old city of Panagia. This is a great place to explore. There’s a beautiful castle that is a must see and also check out Imaret which is the thing to see in Kavala