If you had 1 week in Greece, how would you spend it? With so much choice, the destinations’ dilemma can be a real struggle. Greece is blessed with, not tens, but hundreds of islands in addition to its mainland that also harbours many beautiful, interesting places worth your time. So, where does one begin? How do you make the best of 1 week in Greece? Spread your time between two destinations at least, in order to get a taste of different locations. Here are the top recommendations of places to visit during 1 week in Greece.
The largest island of Greece, admittedly Crete needs more than a week on its own, but because people seldom have so much time, we have to be realistic. Four large prefectures make up Crete; from West to East these are: Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, Chania and Lassithi. Heraklion, Chania and Rethymnon have common characteristics in terms of their northern waterfronts. They all boast wonderful Venetian harbours, lighthouses, fortresses and fountains, giving all three prefectures a charming appeal.
Heraklion is the capital, as it is the largest city yet it doesn’t mean it is the top place to visit necessarily. If you are looking for a break away from a cosmopolitan city, opt for Rethymnon or Chania that have a more picturesque feel on the whole. Rethymnon, in particular, is especially combines many attractive traits such as a plethora of things to do in close proximity to the centre of its town. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, as well as a beach within less than a kilometre away from a boutique hotel in Rethymnon, that wraps guests in an impeccable environment of luxury amenities during their stay.
The most iconic Greek island, whose reputation precedes it, still remains absolutely enchanting. The island of immaculate sunsets, the mecca of romance and honeymoons in the Mediterranean, of colourful beaches and stark white settlements of countless blue dome churches.
Those who have not been to this sublime place, should definitely include it on their itinerary, even if it is for just a few days. Mostly suited to couples, Santorini is destination that will amplify any romantic feelings into something almost perennial.
There is something extraordinary about sharing magnificent views of an ancient volcano, the endless blue of the mystical Aegean and the settlements of Fira and Oia from the southernmost tip of the island’s crescent.
Luxury suites in Akrotiri offer the ultimate secluded, romantic hideaway in Santorini, complete with private balconies, jacuzzis and cave pools. What more could a couple want from 1 week in Greece? As for discovering the rest of the island’s beauties, make sure you rent a car in Santorini so you can have full flexibility. Of course, for the full Santorini experience, you must consider taking a Santorini yacht cruise that takes you around the island’s hidden spots and remote coves, not accessible via land.
As already mentioned, the embodiment of Greece is undoubtedly its many islands. Therefore, a Greek island cruise may be a the best choice for getting a well-rounded holiday if you only have 1 week in Greece. This way you can visit a new island almost every day while also having time to spend on each, with some optional excursions. This option also has its unique advantages. Once you board the vessel, it is all hassle free from then on. Your room will be a floating one, and your daily visuals will interchange, from one amazing one to the next.
Your horizon will be the mesmerising sea, while you will get to experience a newfound sense of freedom that is often associated with sailing holidays. Benefit from a set itinerary, meals on board for when the vessel is in motion and a guide that will brief you on the various destinations you visit. You chose to retreat to your cabin for privacy any time of day or spend most of your moments on deck, soaking in the sun and savouring the uniquely magnificent sea vistas that will remain etched in your mind for years to come.
How to spend 1 week in Greece was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by The Daily Traveller