Greece tourist attractions
Great weather, beautiful waters and awash with antiquity, it’s no wonder Greece is the destination of choice for a multitude of holidaymakers every year. And with so much to see it’s hard to know where to begin – which is exactly why we thought we’d lend an overly-charitable helping hand with our sparkling list of the Top 10 tourist attractions in Greece.
No-matter if you’re planning to trek the Peloponnese or relax in the Athenian Riviera, our top ten sights of Greece can help you discover the best visitor attractions in the country and, with our directory of sites in Greece, you can dig even deeper if you wish. Take a look at our Top 10 Greece list for some famous attractions, along with a couple of more obscure but wonderful sights we snuck in when no-one was looking…
1. Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Let’s face it, the Acropolis tops every list of tourist attractions in Greece that’s ever been written – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wrong to do so. For despite the noise, dust and crowds the Acropolis is an absolute must-see for anyone visiting Greece or interested in the past. While not necessary the most slick and ordered experience, it’s nonetheless top of most people’s wish lists when visiting Greece. What many people don’t experience however is the new Acropolis Museum and to miss it would be a real mistake. Modern, fascinating and full of unique artefacts and information, you really shouldn’t see the Acropolis without also exploring the museum.
Not many tourists make it to the ancient site of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini. In fact, a roof collapse several years ago led to the site being closed to visitors for many years. However, now reopened, Akrotiri is simply astonishing and, in our minds, rightly ranks among Greece’s top tourist attractions. Likened by many to Pompeii, this ancient city was also destroyed by a volcano. However, it’s almost 2, 000 years older than its Italian counterpart and its brilliantly preserved ruins show just how sophisticated this truly ancient culture was. Two or three story buildings, ornate frescoes and much, much more stand as testament to the advanced nature of life here almost four thousand years ago. Some have even speculated that Akrotiri was in fact the fabled city of Atlantis…