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20 Photos to Inspire you to Travel to Greece

Last Updated on May 15, 2024 by Natalie

Ah, to travel to Greece is like hitting the Park Place of a monopoly board – it’s THE spot!

My trip to Greece was one of the first times I had ever traveled outside of the United States. It was beautiful, dreamy, and unlike anything I had ever seen before.

One of the many things I love about traveling to Greece is the country has a wide variety of different destinations to choose from. Whether you fancy the bustling city life of Athens, the party island of Mykonos, or discovering a pirate fort on an island in Crete – Greece truly has it all.

20 Photos to Inspire you to Travel to Greece

In no particular order, here are 20 photos to Inspire you to Travel to Greece (including some places you have never heard of!)

Gramvousa, Crete

There is something so beautiful about an abandoned ship sitting in the most pristine water you’ll ever see. If you are staying in Chania, I highly recommend booking a day tour to Gramvousa & Balos (often paired together).

The shipwreck of “DIMITRIOS P” resides in Gramvousa bay alongside a couple of other abandoned boats.

Did I mention there are also ancient pirate forts? Literally one of the coolest places in Greece!

Who said Pirates didn’t go to church?

Santorini

Odds are if you’ve done the slightest research in traveling to Greece, that Santorini comes up at the top! Santorini is the most popular island in Greece.

Santorini is stunning and totally worth exploring. However, it can be very touristy and expensive in comparison to some of the other Greek islands that are just as beautiful.

Elafonisi Lagoon, Crete

“The Pink Beach” they call this crystal blue lagoon in Crete.

There is a type of reaction the water has between the sand and the shells, thus causing the sand a blush pink color

TIP – the sand isn’t always pink, it truly just depends on the day. I drove hours to see this beach and it wasn’t pink at all at first, which was obviously disappointing. However, after about an hour of being there, we got lucky and it changed to super pink in the late afternoon.

Pink sand aside, the beach is beautiful and very clean. It’s totally worth a short drive, but I wouldn’t plan your entire trip around it! Read more about Elafonisi and when to visit, here.

Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes

The Acropolis of Lindos Medieval Castle is one of my favorite historical sights I’ve ever explored. Lindos itself feels like a step back in time. Rhodes is one of my favorite Greek islands, and it’s completely underrated.

Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion is the capitol of Crete and one of the largest cities in Greece. It’s nice to walk around and explore for a day, especially if you are into exploring some historical sights.


Mykonos

When I think of Mykonos I’m instantly reminded of water-front restaurants, colorful buildings, and bumpin’ nightclubs.

Mykonos is definitely known as one of the party islands of Greece. However, it’s enjoyable for any type of traveler.. just take look at how stunning it is.

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Malia, Crete

Malia is a coastal town in Crete that is known for two things – the stunning beaches and nightlife.

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Chania, Crete

If you are planning a big trip to Crete, Chania is a fantastic place to base yourself. There’s quite a bit to do in the city and there are loads of day tours to many places like Gramvousa, Balos, and even Santorini.

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The Parthenon, Athens

The Parthenon is a fantastic historic sight to see when visiting the country’s capital.

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I hope these 20 Photos Inspire you to Travel to Greece.. and maybe even inspire you to travel to a destination in Greece that you would have never thought of going to!

Let me know in the comments which destination in Greece you would love to travel to.

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13 Comments

  1. Greece has been on my list to visit for a very long time, but I haven’t yet made it. These photos are everything I dreamt of when hoping to one day get there. The white washed buildings, the archaeological sites, and those ocean vistas – gorgeous!

  2. I’ve wanted to visit Greece for over 4 years, and this just made it all the most desirable!! I don’t think it’ll happen anytime soon, but I still enjoyed your photos 🙂

  3. The Pink Beach looks so cool! It’s definitely nice to have realistic expectations about it not always being pink. I’ve always wanted to go to Santorini, but again, it’s good to have the heads up that it will be more expensive and touristy than other islands!

  4. Greece is absolutely my favourite place to travel to and I’ve missed it this year, thanks so much for the inspiration! So very happy to see Hania on the list as well, such an underrated and beautiful city.

  5. The islands of Greece just have my soul! I spent a beautiful 10 days with my relatives who live in Greece and need to go back soon for soo many reasons

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