Greece, a country with thousands of years of history, incredible natural beauty, and a culture steeped in tradition, invites visitors from all corners of the world to explore its many splendors. This blog post uncovers 20 famous nearby places you must visit when in Greece. For most attractions, the standard adult entry fee is given. Please note prices may vary and it's always best to check official websites for the most up-to-date information.
Acropolis of Athens – As an iconic symbol of Ancient Greece, a visit here is mandatory. The ticket costs approximately €20. It gives you access to the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Propylaea.
Delphi – Known as the 'navel of the world' in ancient times, it is about two hours from Athens. Entry costs are around €12.
Meteora – This UNESCO World Heritage Site with its monasteries atop soaring rock pillars is a sight to behold. Standard admission is about €3 per monastery.
Santorini – This island offers stunning sunsets, beautiful blue-domed churches, and unique beaches. A ferry from Athens to Santorini starts at around €40.
Mycenae – The center of the Mycenaean civilization, it’s approximately a two-hour drive from Athens. Entrance fees hover around €12.
Olympia – The birthplace of the Olympic Games. Tickets are approximately €12, granting access to the archaeological site and museum.
Mount Athos – A spiritual place with 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries. It's free to enter, but a special permit (Diamonitirion) is required, costing around €25.
Rhodes Old Town – A perfectly preserved medieval city, entry is free but some attractions inside may have fees.
Knossos Palace, Crete – The Minoan civilization's center. An approximate entrance fee is €15.
Epidaurus – Home to the best-preserved ancient Greek theater. Admission is around €12.
Thessaloniki White Tower – The most famous landmark in the city. Entry is approximately €4.
Samaria Gorge, Crete – This majestic national park charges an entry fee of about €5.
Corfu Old Town – A UNESCO site that displays Venetian, French, and British influences. Entry to the old town is free.
Mystras – The 'wonder of the Morea' was the last Byzantine stronghold, located near Sparta. Entry is about €12.
Lindos Acropolis, Rhodes – Offers a blend of ancient culture and amazing sea views. Admission is around €12.
Akrotiri, Santorini – An ancient Minoan city preserved by volcanic ash. The entrance fee is approximately €12.
Nafplio Palamidi Castle – A fortress offering stunning views of the Argolic Gulf. Admission is roughly €8.
Monemvasia – A medieval town located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. Entry to the town is free.
Zakynthos Shipwreck Beach (Navagio) – Accessible only by boat, the trip costs usually start at around €20.
Melissani Cave, Kefalonia – A magical place where sunlight creates astonishing color effects on the cave walls. A boat tour inside costs approximately €7.
With its diverse landscapes, deep-rooted history, and charming culture, Greece offers an immersive experience that will keep you coming back for more. Visit these amazing attractions and let the country’s charm enchant you.