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Greece is one of those destinations that has a variety of places to visit. From the islands to bustling cities, there is plenty to do. I love that you can combine an island with a city destination, in the same country.

Top destinations in Greece

1. Santorini

This island can get pretty packed, but its views over the Aegean Sea never seem to fail. With two main cities, Fire and Oia, the island is buzzing with an unforgettable energy.

Read: Top Things to Do in Santorini

2. Mykonos

If you’re looking for the most energetic destination in Greece, Mykonos is the one. Rent quads, zip around the beach parties, and stay up late into the night dancing under the Greek moon. During the afternoon you can escape into shelter of a cool bungalow. Be sure to book a room near a pool as you’ll need it for the summer months.

Read: The First Timer’s Guide to Mykonos

3. Athens

A diverse city with constantly-changing neighborhoods. Athens offers an opportunity to jump into history. This is the destination for those looking to experience a cosmopolitan city.

Read: Top Attractions in Athens, Greece

4. Naxos

This island could be considered the darling of the Cyclades, as it is just that charming. It doesn’t see as much of the crowds like Santorini or Mykonos, yet there is enough going on. Sail around the island, take a drive into the countryside, or have a beach to yourself.

Read: The Local Guide to Naxos

5. Ios

The smaller of the islands, this one is for those looking to have an escape in a natural destination. The iconic chapel on the hill sits as an anchor to the island, offering one of the best views around.

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Top 5 Destinations In Greece

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1. Book Your Flights

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2. Book Your Accommodations

Use for hotels and guest houses. They have the biggest inventory and consistently offer the best rates.

3. Book Your Tours & Experiences

Use Viator or Get Your Guide to find the best tours and experiences. They are my favorite tour search engines. I always check both as their inventory varies depending on the destination.

4. Book Your Car

Use Discover Cars or to find the best car rental deals. I recommend comparing rental agency reviews on Google to ensure you are booking with the best company in that destination, as the reviews are often more accurate than the car rental search engines.

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6. Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

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  1. I was ionly in Corfu and Crete, Malia, but i can say i loveeee Grece so much! I love greeks very much and this country is really amazing! <3

  2. Wooow! Amazing! Dream about mykonos, Ios and Santorini every day!xx

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