12 Locations to Visit in Greece
Lucila Bilenca - August 4, 2022

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Greece is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but most tourists only visit places like Athens or Mykonos. These unique tourist locations will leave you wanting to pack your bags and head out to Greece immediately.

 

Meteora

 

Meteora, Greece.

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For those fascinated by cliffs and monasteries, Meteora is a place in Greece where monasteries are built on cliffs. The scenery resembles something from an imaginary world! The first monastery, Meteoron Monastery, was established at Meteora in about 1344 by a monk from Mount Athos who brought his disciples there.

 

 

Zakynthos Island

 

Zakynthos Island

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Even if you are going alone, this Island is for you. Due to the Island’s abundance of fascinating diving locations along its shoreline, Zakynthos diving is an exceptionally well-liked hobby. Many beach settlements, and trendy tourist destinations, have Zakynthos diving centers. On the Island’s southeast coast, near the town of Sarakinado, is where you’ll find Zakynthos’ Water Village. The park has a footprint of 40,000 square meters and is a popular destination for families. This is a romantic site for weddings and newly wedded couples.

 

Melissani Cave

 

Melissani Cave, Greece.

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Searching for the perfect place that will remain with you forever, you should visit the Melissani Cave. Although the tour is concise, the cave is breathtakingly beautiful, be sure to visit the cave in the afternoon at precisely 2p.m let this natural wonder awe you. The colored waters in the Cave of Melissani suddenly appear to be blue light due to the sunshine reflecting off of them. There is a strange allure to the Cave of Melissani. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Greece. Surprisingly, the cave has a lake surrounded by woodlands and trees.

 

 

Porto Timoni Corfu

 

Porto Timoni Corfu, Greece.

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This is the perfect destination in Greece for avid nature lovers who enjoy hiking or long walks. My favorite is the “Canal d’Amour.” The location of Porto Timoni is so beautiful and captivating; on one side, she faces the mediterranean sea, while on the other, she stretches out into a Lagoon with an enthralling color.

 

Pyrgi, Chios

 

Pyrgi, Chios, Greece.

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This is the perfect spot for those who enjoy peace, quiet, and Antiques and are not too excited to bump into overly excited tourists now and then. The beautiful mastic village with buildings designed with black and white motifs called Xysta will awe you. It is said that the settlement was founded before the tenth century and that its inhabitants came from several places, relocating to Pyrgi to escape pirate assaults. The territory maintains its medieval aesthetic since it was spared after the 1881 earthquake. When the Franks occupied Chios, Italian architecture greatly affected how the dwellings looked. The stone homes in Pyrgi are constructed closely together to form a defensive wall, just like the other medieval settlements on the Island.

 

 

Skiadi, Kimolos

 

Skiadi, Kimolos, Greece.

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The Skiadi is a giant lump shaped like a mushroom, and this unique formation is located in the middle of the valley. It is only accessible on foot. Try setting up a whole day to travel to Skiadi and enjoy a stroll; some quiet time there is worthwhile.

 

Voidokilia Beach in Messinia

 

Voidokilia Beach in Messinia, Greece.

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With its weird ox shape, the white, free sand, and turquoise water makes this curved bay simply beautiful.

 

 

Skopelos

 

Skopelos, Greece.

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Originally called “Preparithos,” this undiscovered Island is where the Famous musical MAMA MIA was shot, and it is termed “the perfect Greek Island.” The only way to get to Skopelos is by boat, but it is worth it.

 

Lemnos

 

Lemnos, Greece.

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According to Greek mythology, Lemnos was the sanctuary of Hephaestus, the god of fire and volcanoes. According to a tale, he was thrown from Mount Olympus by his parents, Hera and Zeus, and ended himself on this Island. When Hephaestus landed on the Island, he tripped he fractured his leg (or hip). The islanders took care of him, and in gratitude, the deity taught them the craft of blacksmithing. If you are a massive fan of cheese, you cannot visit Greece without tasting the famous Kalathaki Limon and cheese.

 

 

Koufonisia

 

Koufonisia, Greece.

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With its bright golden sand and clear blue water, this tiny Island leaves you speechless and breathless while you’re exploring its beauty. You also get to taste fresh seafood in close-knitted family-run taverns.

 

Mani

 

Limeni Village - Authentic Beauty Of Messenian Mani, Peloponnese

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If you’ve had enough beaches and caves, here’s something different and a little rugged. Experience the proud and untamed region of Greece. Mani is known for four things that makes tourist always want to come back; Rock, Water, Castles, and Great people with tricky spirits.

 

 

Thessaloniki

 

Thessaloniki, Greece.

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This beautiful ancient city is the second-largest city in Greece, it was founded in 315 BC by Cassander of Macedon, and he named it after his wife, Thessalonike. If you are the party type, then this city is for you. Thessaloniki is the ultimate party city, and if you’re in time for her annual floral expo, that’s a plus! It is the cultural and entertainment capital of northern Greece.