As we officially kick off summer this weekend and begin to look ahead to a very different next few months, I'm excited to share my Greece travel guide with you. Growing up having spent all my summers in this beautiful country, there are so many places that hold a special place in my heart - and still so many more I'm excited to visit.
If you're planning to travel overseas this summer (Greece is now open to vaccinated travelers!) - or even if you have your eyes set on a European summer sometime in the future - bookmark this note as a planning guide.
Here are some of my favorite places in Greece:
I recommend doing 1 - 2 nights in Athens. If you're able to splurge, some of my favorite hotels are: The Grand Bretagne (it's very central, right in city center) and the Four Seasons Astir Palace - which is a bit outside of the city on the beach and more of a resort property.
Some of my favorite things to do in Athens are:
Ah, Mykonos, how I love thee. Mykonos is by far my favorite place in the world and while it has a party-island reputation it can definitely be done low-key if that’s what you’re looking for. Check out Petasos hotel or the Belvedere right in the center of town.
While in Mykonos, don't miss:
Make sure you:
I also highly recommend the Peloponnese region of southern Greece -- home to the cities of Sparta, Kalamata and Tripoli. I think of the Peloponnese as true Greece as it is still largely untouched by tourism. Koroni, Greece is my hometown and a beautiful, quiet seaside town with no major hotels. The Costa Navarino Resort is one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed and I highly, highly recommend it.
Other incredible places to explore are the islands of Kefalonia, Corfu, Paros and Crete. I can go on and on forever but I'll pause here and will share more next time! Everyone needs a Greek vacation at least once in their lives. Some of us need many more than just one!
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!
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