The options of where to go in Greece are seemingly endless, and they all look great. Whatever you’re after, a holiday in Greece has something for everyone, it’s just a question of knowing where to look!
I’ve multiple times found myself in conversations being asked for recommendations; “where should I go in Greece? what do you suggest as a local?” and my response was always “well, what do you like? what would you like to see so that I can somehow guide you?”. To me, choosing your ideal trip and planning your ideal route is definitely a matter of personality. Knowing what you like and what you’d enjoy the most while planning a big trip is somehow closely linked to the expectations you have when visiting this place. The more you know yourself, the better your research and planning will be!
To cut the story short, I’ve decided to create this series of pages during which I’ll provide you with a few routes and recommendations based always on your personality! Whether you’re an artsy traveller, a hopeless romantic soul, a devoted naturalist or a cosmopolitan adventurer, stay tuned cause I’m pretty sure that in this series you’ll find what you’re seeking for!
The cosmopolitan traveller
The definition of cosmopolitan is something that is common to most parts of the world or a person who feels at home all over the world.
The cosmopolitan type of traveller is the one who loves travelling in multicultural and multilingual countries. A truly cosmopolitan traveller would be equally at home living in anywhere in the world (especially big cities), surrounded by any culture and any language. The cosmopolitan travellers are usually well-educated, sophisticated, urbane, multilingual, multicultural, intelligent, attractive. When the term cosmopolitan is used in reference to towns or cities then basically the same meaning applies - outward going, broad in outlook, and accepting of all the differences which apply to the human race, whatever they may be. In a few words the cosmopolitan travellers are the ones looking for and adjusting perfectly to the “big city life”.
The cosmopolitan route
With equal measures of grunge and grace, the greek capital is a heady mix of history and edginess. Cultural and social life plays out amid, around and in ancient landmarks. The magnificent Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds greeks daily of their heritage and the city's many transformations… The cosmopolitan travellers usually fell in love with Athens instantly since the city offers a variety of sociocultural and multicultural activities for all tastes!
Acropolis, AthensAthènes 104 32, Grèce
Monastiraki Square of AthensApollonos 21, Athina 105 57, Grèce
Pláka District, AthensPlaka, Athens 105 58, Grèce
The alternative and funky ExarchiaExarchia, Athens 106 81, Greece
Drink ouzo & eat meze at PsiriPsyrri, Athens 105 54, Greece
Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and definitely one of the most popular and interesting destinations of the country. Thessaloniki is easy to fall in love with – it has beauty, chaos, history and culture, a remarkable cuisine and wonderful, vast sea views. Large avenues, parks and squares, lines of trees that frame commercial streets with showy shop windows. Old houses, neoclassical buildings, stand side by side with modern dwellings which makes a walk through any section of the city an interesting journey.
White Tower of ThessalonikiThessalonique 546 21
Thessaloniki, the cultural capital of GreeceThessalonique, Grèce
Aristotelous Square, ThessalonikiThessaloniki 546 24
Ladadika Jewish QuarterLadadika, Thessaloniki 546 25, Grèce
Kastra- Ano poliAno Poli, Thessaloniki 546 33, Greece
Eptapyrgio Fortress in ThessalonikiRep. Tzachila 7, Thessaloniki 546 34, Greece
As mentioned previously, Crete is one of the places that should be definitely added in your travel bucket list. As one of the most popular islands and a worldwide top holiday destination, Crete is awaiting to enchant you! Known as the most diverse Greek Island, Crete just has everything a tourist needs for an ideal & unforgettable stay.
Chania's Old Town, CreteChania, Greece
Rethymno's Old Town, CreteRethymno 741 00, Greece
Matala caves and beach, in MatalaMatala 702 00, Greece
Elafonisi Beach, CreteElafonissi, Inachori, Greece
The Palace of Knossos, CreteLeof. Knosou, Iraklio 714 09, Grèce
The Site of Phaistos, CreteSivas 702 00, Grèce
Mykonos is the top destination for active and crazy nightlife in Greece. The island boasts the best party scene in the Cyclades, with modern vibrant clubs and exciting beach clubs. Presenting a cosmopolitan and fun atmosphere, the island welcomes every year thousands of tourists, while many of them even get convinced to move permanently to this enchanting aegean island!
Ios, is one of the most popular islands in Greece and it belongs to the Cycladic islands. In fact, it is particularly famous for its wonderful beaches (like every other greek island), for its picturesque small streets and of course for its intense nightlife that attracts mostly young crowds. The beach parties start in the morning and they normally last till the early hours, making the island a popular place for teenagers and youth!
Mylopotas beach, IosIos 840 01, Greece
Far Out camping and beach clubFar Out Beach Club, Mylopotas Beach, Mylopotas, Ios 840 01, Greece
Manganari Beach in IosIos 840 01, Grèce
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