Greece is anoth­er Mediter­ranean coun­try that boasts an abun­dance of cities and towns. Most of them are his­tor­i­cal and were found­ed in antiq­ui­ty, or Byzan­tine times. This com­pi­la­tion con­tains 10 of the most beau­ti­ful cities in Greece that deserve a place on a post­card.

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Chania, Crete

The sec­ond largest city in Crete is known for its beau­ti­ful nar­row streets and very well pre­served old town. Today it is one of the most beau­ti­ful urban parts of the island. Many his­tor­i­cal build­ings have been restored and are now hotels, shops, restau­rants and bars. The city is a mag­net for tourists even in win­ter — its pic­turesque net­work of nar­row streets and authen­tic archi­tec­ture make Cha­nia a pop­u­lar tourist attrac­tion in Crete. Crete was influ­enced by Byzan­tine, Venet­ian and Ottoman cul­tures, which are evi­dent in its archi­tec­ture. In addi­tion, the island is the cra­dle of West­ern civ­i­liza­tion. The beau­ti­ful city of Cha­nia pro­vides a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence this vast his­tor­i­cal her­itage.

Chania

Naxos

Anoth­er mag­nif­i­cent island of the Cyclades is Nax­os, and its cap­i­tal of the same name. It is the largest island in the Aegean, along with San­tori­ni and Myce­nae. It is less touristy com­pared to its famous neigh­bors, but this can hard­ly be attrib­uted to the minus­es. The island boasts great nat­ur­al diver­si­ty — from tow­er­ing moun­tains, mar­ble quar­ries, fer­tile val­leys to stun­ning beach­es — there’s a lot to dis­cov­er here. Nax­os offers a vari­ety of out­door activ­i­ties rang­ing from hik­ing to kite­board­ing and water sports. Much more authen­tic­i­ty can be found here, fields of olive trees, fish shops and archae­o­log­i­cal won­ders. Tourists can explore the his­tor­i­cal her­itage in the cities, includ­ing Venet­ian man­sions, the ancient Apol­lo Gate, arcades, a Catholic cathe­dral, and a muse­um full of Cycladic fig­urines.

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Molyvos, Lesvos

The tourist cap­i­tal of the famous his­tor­i­cal island in the Aegean Sea offers a wide range of enter­tain­ment. Set in a moun­tain­ous area, Molyvos has a dra­mat­ic land­scape dom­i­nat­ed by a Byzan­tine cas­tle perched on a moun­tain over­look­ing the city. Hun­dreds of stone hous­es are locat­ed on the slopes of the moun­tains, form­ing an inter­est­ing net­work of streets. There are also many shops, cafes and restau­rants. This beau­ti­ful city in Greece pro­vides plen­ty of enter­tain­ment. The hot springs of Eftalou are also close to Molyvos and are pop­u­lar with vis­i­tors. Vaca­tion­ers can also indulge in water sports, relax on the beach and go to night­clubs, or go on an excur­sion to oth­er Greek islands.

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Chora, Mykonos

The city is famous for its incred­i­bly pic­turesque alleys, which are closed to traf­fic. Hora is ide­al for a pleas­ant walk. The town is full of shops, bars, cafes, restau­rants and bou­tiques, but the tra­di­tion­al Cycladic archi­tec­ture is very well pre­served — the authen­tic­i­ty remains evi­dent in the walls and alleys of Mykonos. Myce­nae is one of the most pop­u­lar islands of the Cyclades group, which is a desir­able hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion along with San­tori­ni. It is proud of its pris­tine nature, white hous­es and wind­mills. Despite the beau­ti­ful archi­tec­ture and beach­es, the net­work of beau­ti­ful streets and alleys deserves addi­tion­al atten­tion. No won­der Cho­ra is on the list of the most beau­ti­ful cities in Greece.

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Monemvasia, Laconia

The city is locat­ed on a small rocky island 100 meters from the coast. It reach­es only 300 meters wide and 1 km long. The island sep­a­rat­ed from the main­land dur­ing an earth­quake in 375 AD. Mon­em­va­sia is lit­er­al­ly loaded with his­tor­i­cal archi­tec­ture. The most sig­nif­i­cant are the medieval fortress and the very well pre­served Byzan­tine church­es. This is a great place to explore his­to­ry, shop­ping and Greek cui­sine. Guests also vis­it muse­ums and stay in hotels set in medieval build­ings.

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Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Anoth­er beau­ti­ful part of the island is locat­ed on the north­east­ern shores. The beau­ti­ful bay has shops, cafes, bars and restau­rants that can be accessed right along the prom­e­nade. Tourists also love the pic­turesque Voulis­meni lagoon, small beach­es, the island of Agios Pantes and the archae­o­log­i­cal muse­um. Agios Niko­laos is one of the most beau­ti­ful cities in Greece where you can find many tourist attrac­tions.

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Athens

The his­tor­i­cal area of ​​Athens Pla­ka was found­ed in ancient times on the north­ern slope of the leg­endary Acrop­o­lis. Locat­ed in the largest city in Greece, Pla­ka has all the qual­i­ties of a small, cozy and slow-mov­ing city with an atmos­phere to match. Nar­row streets, cafes, restau­rants and shops ensure a pleas­ant day in pic­turesque sur­round­ings. Pla­ka boasts an abun­dance of ancient build­ings and Athens tourist attrac­tions in the his­toric cen­ter.

Athens

Parga

The beau­ti­ful hous­es on the slopes of Pezo­vo­los hill attract many hol­i­day­mak­ers in the Epirus region. In addi­tion to his­tor­i­cal archi­tec­ture, Venet­ian cas­tles and cozy cafes, the city boasts beau­ti­ful beach­es with blue warm waters. In addi­tion, the beach­es of Lych­nos and Val­tos are con­sid­ered among the best in Greece, with their exten­sive unspoiled coast­line. You will have a lot of fun in this beau­ti­ful Greek city, espe­cial­ly dur­ing the warm sea­son. The mag­nif­i­cent coast­line, boat trips, as well as archi­tec­tur­al mon­u­ments and many restau­rants will hap­pi­ly serve you fresh fish and deli­cious dish­es.

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Meteora

An impres­sive monas­tic com­plex on Mount Athos forms a small town. Mete­o­ra means “sus­pend­ed in the air”, and it is obvi­ous why: the monastery is built on top of sand pil­lars, resem­bling a nat­ur­al exten­sion of the rocks. It was built by the monks who inhab­it­ed these ter­ri­to­ries in the 9th cen­tu­ry. The monks used lad­ders or huge nets to get to the top of the pil­lars. Only in the 1920s were bridges built between the tow­ers. Mete­o­ra is on the UNESCO World Her­itage List and is one of the most pop­u­lar tourist attrac­tions in Greece.

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Oia, Santorini

The most famous island of the entire region, San­tori­ni is an idyl­lic retreat for vaca­tion­ers. Tourists are attract­ed by its beau­ti­ful scenery with his­toric wind­mills, daz­zling white hous­es on the hill, blue domes and bou­tique hotels in the caves. Mean­while, one of the most beau­ti­ful cities in Greece, Oia is an icon­ic part of the island that you usu­al­ly see in pho­tos. San­tori­ni is tru­ly a place that deserves to be vis­it­ed at least once in a life­time! Usu­al­ly vis­i­tors want to come back here again and again. The island falls with­in the mild Mediter­ranean cli­mate zone, which wel­comes hol­i­day­mak­ers all year round.

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