The 7 most beautiful cities in Greece

Greece is a tourist destination par excellence. Travel agencies have no problem selling flights, cruises and hotel rooms to cities like Athens, which is the capital and the most in demand for obvious reasons. However, it is worth knowing other cities that also leave a very good taste in the mouth of tourists. I will talk about all of them in this article, so I recommend you take note if you are interested in planning a route through the Hellenic country.

1- Athens

With more than 600,000 inhabitants, Athens is the largest city in Greece, although not the most inhabited. It is considered the cradle of civilization, democracy and the Olympic spirit. It is a magical place full of monuments that are worth visiting (do not lose sight of the article I published about 7 essential visits in Athens ). The most visited, how could it be otherwise, is the Acropolis that you will have seen in photography more than once (shown in the one you can see on these lines).

2- Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is considered the second largest city in Greece. More than 300,000 people live there, many of them employed in jobs that have to do with tourism directly and indirectly. In addition to having access to the sea, its history is so rich that it is not surprising that we can find monuments of all times; from the Ottoman White Tower to Byzantine churches and monasteries, to Roman excavations and Arab baths.

3- Kalambaka

Kalmabaka is not as big a city as Athens or Thessaloniki. In fact, it barely has more than 20,000 inhabitants who have become accustomed to living right in front of the famous meteorites in which the Meteora monasteries are located, which, as you probably already know, are of great tourist interest because of how curious they are and why the views that can be seen from those that are accessible (not all are). There you can see spectacular sunsets.

4- Chania

Chania is in the northwest of the island of Crete and is very popular for its pretty Venetian-style port. It was built in the 14th century and we could say that it is the main attraction of the city. It has very beautiful beaches, a lighthouse that was built in the 16th century, the Mosque of the Janissaries … There are many things to see and you should not miss the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Topanas , a neighborhood that owes its name to the period of Turkish occupation.

5- Nauplia

Nafplio has a lot of mystery. It has it because legend has it that the ships of the son of Poseidon and Amimone, Nauplius, anchored there. We do not know if it is true, but what we do know is that this city of about 35,000 inhabitants is one of the jewels of the Peloponnese. It is washed by the coasts of the Aegean Sea and not only has a maritime past that is obvious, but it also has points of interest of medieval origin such as its fortress, from which you can contemplate the city with privileged views . Of course, you will have to climb about 1,000 steps with a lot of incline, so make sure you are in top shape before stopping halfway. For the rest, do not forget to visit the port, since it has the typical promenade full of bars and restaurants where there is always atmosphere during the summer months.

6- Heraklion

Heraklion, the capital of Crete, is another city that could not be left out of this list. It is a more modern city than you can imagine and it has everything to become a summer destination where you can enjoy the sun and the beach. Some 200,000 people live there who will recommend you go to the Koules Fortress, although it is true that there are also other interesting plans such as walking through the old town, going to the Heraklion Market or contemplating the beauty of the Agios Minas Cathedral.

7- Kavala

This city located in the northeast of the country (at the foot of Mount "Symbol") is one of my favorites in Greece. It has more than 60,000 inhabitants and it must be said that it was formerly known as Neapolis. Its port became the first in Europe to be used by merchants arriving from the East. It has passed through the hands of Turks, Venetians, Franks, Bulgarians … This is something that can be seen both in houses and in monuments. If you can (it’s not cheap at all), stay at the Hotel Imaret . Is incredible.

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