Best places to Vacation in Greece
Here is our list with the best Greek islands and mainland destinations in Greece. A country of amazing beauty, Greece is one of the most popular places in the world for summer holidays. The Greek destinations vary from cosmopolitan Greek islands to secluded places in the mainland. In order to visit as many Greek destinations as possible, many visitors actually hop from one island to the other during their holidays, or drive around the mainland to get off the beaten track.
This is a guide with the best Greek islands and mainland destinations, ranked by popularity. This ranking is based on our data as a travel guide and not on the official data and statistics of the Greek Ministry of Tourism. You can also filter the list by best Greek islands or best mailand Greece destinations.
Don't know where to go? Try our Location Finder.
The capital of Greece, Athens is famous for its long history and the amazing sightseeing. A trip to Greece is not complete without a visit to Athens. The best place for walking, as all sightseeings are found in close distance to each other, Athens is also a transportation hub to the Greek islands.
The best island in Greece and frequently included among the most romantic destinations in the world, Santorini is visited by millions of tourists every summer. You will get impressed by the steep caldera and the amazing sunset. Do not miss a trip to the volcano, whose top can be seen from any spot of the caldera. For swimming, head to the southern side of Santorini, where most beach resorts can be found.
Famous all over the world for the exotic beaches and the crazy nightlife, Mykonos is the second best island of Greece, after Santorini. In the day, relax under the hot Greek sun and dance in the beach bars of Paradise and Super Paradise. In the evenings, head to Mykonos Town and see the sunset from Little Venice, walk around the narrow streets and have fun in the all-night bars.
The region of Heraklion has lively beaches on the northern side and secluded, family places on the southern side. In between, visitors will drive by mountainous villages that keep the traditional paces of life and interesting ancient sites, including the world-famous Minoan palaces of Knossos and Phaestos.
The best and most cosmopolitan island of Dodecanese, Rhodes is located in the south eastern side of the Aegean. This island is perfect for all ages and tastes. You will find both organized and secluded beaches, busy waterfronts and small portsides, monasteries and ancient sites. Most of all, you will love the Old Town. Walk along the paved streets of the Old Town and you will have the sense that time has stopped in the time of the Knights.