The 3 best cities to visit in Greece & their top sites

Apr 16, 2024

Planning on going to Greece and learning about its past? Step right up and let Keytours take you on a journey of discovery. There are heaps of places to visit up and down the country, but here is a glimpse into the best cities to visit in Greece and their top archaeological sites.

1. Athens, Acropolis & Temple of Poseidon 

In Athens there are significantly many things to see, and it is considered the best city to visit in Greece for that purpose. From the cliff-top Temple of Poseidon on the coast of Sounio, to the mighty Acropolis and everything in between, you’ll be stumped with options. We suggest the Athens One Day Tour that covers all the essentials.  

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2. Heraklion, Crete and the Palace of Knossos

Next stop the first organized European civilization - the Minoans! Located in Crete, near the city of Heraklion, with a population of half a million, the Knossos Palace is one of the most singular and remarkable relics of the ancient world, dating back to the late Bronze Age. The tale of the minotaur inside the labyrinth is said to have taken place in this very maze-like palatial complex, where you will be blown away by the sophistication of the infrastructure and way of life.

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3. Thessaloniki, Pella & Alexander the Great

If you want to know more about the real Alexander the Great and the Macedons, start in the north of Greece and find out more about a civilization that conquered half the known world, Near the metropolis and night owl known as Thessaloniki - also one of the best cities to visit in Greece - it's only a short drive away to the seat of the throne, in Pella. This site is nominally the birthplace of Alexander, and its vast palatial complex is only just being exposed to the public. Note that the excursion then takes you to the town of waterfalls - Edessa, as well as a vineyard producing the iconic Xinomavro variety.

In a nutshell, Keytours takes you to the best cities to visit in Greece that have a major archaeological interest. From touch down at the Greek capital, to Crete and the Minoans, to Alexander the Great’s northern Greek stronghold and nightlife capital, you’ll be meeting and greeting some of the most important historical figures and places in the country.  

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