There’s nothing much more exciting than going on holiday and one thing is for sure and certain - we’ve all earned ourselves a very big trip away over the last few months, thanks to the global pandemic putting normal life on hold for what feels like forever.
A certain level of normality is now returning, however, and no doubt there are lots of you out there currently planning your next holiday and wondering where to go. If Greece is a top choice of destination for you, we thought we’d help you out with your holiday itinerary and put together a bucket list of Greek hotspots to help you start off on the right foot. Enjoy!
Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos
Shipwreck Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful beaches to be found in all of Greece but the stunning stretch of sand certainly isn’t the only reason to go.
Here, you’ll also find the wreck of the MV Panagiotis, which ran aground in 1980 during stormy weather. It’s said by some that the ship was smuggling contraband, although this hasn’t been confirmed.
Discover the waterfalls
One of Greece’s best-kept secrets is how many waterfalls it has to explore and you’ll have an amazing time if you put this at the heart of your trip. The Neda falls, for example, is named after Neda, a goddess of water. Enjoy a lovely walk around the riverbank, have a delicious picnic beneath the trees and cool off with a lovely dip beneath the cascading water.
Or if you’re feeling energetic, head to the Polylimnio waterfalls, near Messenia, where you’ll find a vast array of fresh lakes. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls to be found - we’re sure you’ll never want to leave!
Hike Samaria Gorge
Head off to the wonderful island of Crete and you’ll find the Samaria Gorge, created by a small river that runs between the White Mountains and Mount Volakias. The gorge is the longest in Europe and it’s quite a walk to undertake at 13km or thereabouts, but it’s definitely worth it and certainly one for the bucket list.
Explore Plaka in Athens
This is the oldest part of Athens and, for the most part, is pedestrianised so you can have a great time exploring by foot (although do keep an eye out for motorbikes and delivery trucks). There are lots of museums to be found here, which will keep the culture vultures happy, and some incredible restaurants for the foodies to enjoy.
There are also lots of little cafes to be found on the paved streets, perfect for sitting down, relaxing and watching the world go by.
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