11[33] Best Things to Do in Corfu: The Ultimate list

Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 01:25 pm

You have read reviews, viewed websites, saw photos, read tourist guides, and made your choice for your summer vacation.

So you already choose that this year’s place for your summer dreaming vacation will be the island of Corfu.

The perfect choice, indeed!

And that’s because Corfu is a magical island that will fascinate you. It has something for everyone and it will certainly not disappoint you. On the contrary, there is the fear of winning you over forever, there is no doubt and we are not the only ones saying that!

You have already booked rooms in a hotel or in apartments in your vacation spot.

Everything looks perfectly organized and you can not wait for the time when your plane will land at the Corfu airport.

As you wait impatiently for this time, other thoughts come to your mind.

Things like, what can I do on this island to make the most of it? or What to see without losing the most important ones?

It is very natural, and it is better, believe us, to know everything you can do in Corfu before you even come.

This article was written for this purpose, to introduce you to the best things you can do in Corfu.

Be sure that we searched a lot and our list will definitely help you, after all, we live permanently on the island and we know better than anyone what will really make your trip to Corfu most enjoyable.

Let’s go then.

1) Explore the old town of Corfu (Kerkyra)

It is the historical center of the island and the first impression of Corfu for those who reach the island from the sea by ferry.

Without a doubt, a walk in the old medieval city of Corfu, where the Venetian influences dominate, is something that definitely you must do.

Here you will find the most important monuments of the island. And you will get lost inside the narrow streets of the old city. Time will pass quickly before you realize it.

  • 1a) Walk in The vast Esplanade square

    Esplanade square from google earth
    Esplanade square from google earth

    How would you like a walk in the largest square in the Balkans and maybe in Europe?

    It is the Esplanade, a huge square between the old fortress, the Liston buildings, the facilities of the nautical group of NAOK, and the Palace of Michael and George to the north.

    In the northern part cricket matches used to be played, but today is a parking lot.

    In the southern part of the square, you will see the Stern and the kiosk right in the center, where in recent years the Easter Resurrection ceremony is usually held.

    So, one of the things to do in Corfu definitely is to walk where centuries ago the nobles of the island used to take their Sunday walk.

  • 1b) Have a drink in Liston

    Holy Friday in Liston
    Holy Friday in Liston

    After your walk in the square, you will seize the opportunity to relax in one of the many cafes in Liston.

    This pedestrian area of ​​Liston features buildings of French architecture. Built-in 1807 during the French occupation as replicas of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris.

    They were made to house troops of the French army, at the west of the square and at the eastern end of the city.

    Today, the Liston galleries are the busiest part of Corfu, it is full of cafes, restaurants, and craft shops in general and is one place that is busy all year round.

  • 1c) Visit the Palace of Saints Michael and George

    Palace of St Michael and George in Corfu
    Palace of St Michael and George in Corfu

    Visit the largest palace in Greece, second only to the palace of King Otto in Athens, the current parliament. It is located north of Spianada.

    The first you will see is a large row of Doric columns with two gates, the gate of St. Michael and the gate of St. George.

    In the garden, you will see the statue of Commissioner Frederick Adams made by the Corfiot sculptor Pavlos Prosalentis.

    Outside there are engraved representations of the Ionian Islands and inside around the main hall are scenes from the Odyssey.

    The columns of the first floor are of Corinthian rhythm.

    There are three main rooms: the ballroom, the room of the throne, and the banquet hall.

    This palace has from time to time housed: the Ionian Islands Senate, the former Greek royal family, and the 1994 European Union summit.

    Today, inside the Palace You can visit the Museum of Classical Antiquities, the Asian Museum of Corfu, and the Municipal Gallery.

  • 1d) See St. George’s Church in Old fortress

    Church of St George at Old Fortress
    Church of St George at Old Fortress

    This building is an imitation of an ancient Greek temple and was built by the English between 1815-1860 inside the old fortress of Corfu.

    It is a Christian church, dedicated to Saint George.

    The columns on the front side are of Doric rhythm.

    Visiting the courtyard is free anytime, but you can enter only when the temple-church is open.

  • 1e) See the old district of Kampielo

    Kampielo is the name of the northern district of the old town.

    Almost the most characteristic part of the city in terms of its Venetian character with the very narrow streets called kantounia and the very tall buildings.

    Small openings reveal some small squares jumping out between the buildings.

    If you sit in the middle of a street and open your arms you will touch the walls of the opposite buildings.

    The District exudes an air of other times and is worth getting to know it.

  • 1f) See Corfiot history alive at the Casa Parlante Museum

    Casa Parlante Museum
    Casa Parlante Museum

    The Casa Parlante Museum opened in March 2014.

    Its name, of course, comes from the strong Italian cultural influence in Corfu.

    Located in an old building in the center of the old town of Corfu. It is essentially a copy of the interior of a typical old mansion of the 18th-19th century in Corfu, in order to represent the daily life of the nobles of the 19th century.

    There are moving figures and sounds of that time, to create an authentic and exciting experience.

    Casa Parlante has won the Greek Entrepreneurship Award in 2013, under the name “Corfu Living History”.

2) Explore the fortresses on Corfu island

Corfu has a reach and turbulent history of gun battles and battleships. Therefore you can find many remains of medieval fortresses scattered around the island.

These fortresses were built in strategic positions during the medieval era and earlier, so they could change signals to communicate with each other. The defense of this island was always a very important factor for every ruler throughout the long timeline.

  • 2a) The Impressive Angelokastro

    Aggelokastro in Paleokastritsa Corfu
    Aggelokastro in Paleokastritsa Corfu

    It was built at the beginning of the 12th century AD by the Byzantines, on a steep and high rock a few kilometers north of Paleokastritsa.

    If you have the strength to climb the many steps and reach the fortress you will enjoy a spectacular view.

    Here you will also find the church of the Archangels which was built in 1784 on the site of an older church.

    Also, the Agia Kyriaki built in a small cave with paintings of the 18th century.

    Angelokastro (Angelo’s castle) saw many sieges but never fell.

  • 2b) Awe-Inspiring Old Fortress

    Old fortress in Corfu town from Faliraki
    Old fortress in Corfu town from Faliraki

    One of the most important monuments of Corfu.

    The oldest fortress of the island that from the 5th century AD and during the Middle Ages housed the first small medieval town.

    There were many buildings inside the fortress that have now been demolished.

    Now you can still find the buildings of the old English hospital, the Doric style church of Saint George, and several buildings that house government services, such as the ephorate of antiquities of Corfu.

    There is also a coffee bar.

    The old fortress is open all day and is the ideal place to explore the old bastions and imagine their history.

    It is a masterpiece of architecture and fortification art while offering visitors the best views of the city, the harbor, and over the sea to the mountains of Epirus.

  • 2c) The Majestic New fortress

    Corfu new fortress
    Corfu new fortress

    The fortress that protected the city of Corfu from the West, is located north and west of the city and its walls reached the sea in the bay of Garitsa, today most of them have been demolished.

    It is an admirable monument left by the Venetians in the cultural heritage of Corfu.

    It is really worth visiting.

    The museum of ceramic art, photography exhibitions, ceramic art, sculpture, are all inside the fortress.

    From time to time we have some happenings like concerts and other events here.

    Do not forget the naval station of Corfu which is hosted in the fortress.

  • 2d) Ruins of Gardiki

    Remnants of Gardiki fortress Corfu
    Remnants of Gardiki fortress Corfu

    The castle in Gardiki was built by Angelos Komninos at the same time as Angelokastro.

    It is located in the area of Halikouna in southwestern Corfu and is located at a strategic point, from where it controls the western side of the island and is in visual contact with Angelokastro.

    Concerts and other events take place in the ruins of the castle, visit it.

  • 2e) Ruins of Kassiopi fortress

    Kassiopi Castle is located on the northeast coast of Corfu above Kassiopi.

    It was one of the three castles of the Byzantine period that defended the island before the Venetian era.

    There was a defensive triangle, with the cliff at Gardiki guarding the south of the island, Kassiopi to the northeast, and Angelokastro to the northwest.

    Its location on the northeast coast of Corfu, which controls the Corfu canal that separates the island from the mainland, therefore it has a significant advantage and increased strategic importance.

    Kassiopi fortress is definitely one of the most important defensive remains in the Ionian Islands

3) Taste the wonderful Corfu Food

Corfiot cuisine - Pastitsada
Corfiot cuisine – Pastitsada

While in Corfu, it is impossible not to try the delicious delicacies of Corfiot cuisine.

In all the good restaurants on the island, you will find the unique recipes of Corfu such as Pastitsada, sofrito, Bianco, and Bourdeto.

4) Visit Aqualand water park

Aqualand water park in Corfu
Aqualand water park in Corfu

In Agios Ioannis area in Central Corfu.

Aqualand is the top waterpark in Europe and one of the largest Water Parks worldwide.

Definitely, a place you must visit if you want to get a great combination of fun, relaxation, and a great dose of adrenaline.

In Aqualand, you will find 51 slides, pools, and a wide variety of other games suitable and fun giving for all young and older kids.

All kinds of water attractions are here and the many facilities will make your day exciting until the last moment.

You can have a relaxing time here under our beautiful maple trees, as well as thrilled and adrenaline-rich on our water slides.

5) Book and get a daily cruise with a boat trip

In almost every tourist resort of Corfu, you can try daily cruises that take you to well-known and unknown nice parts of the island, as well as to neighboring islands, such as Paxos and Diapontia, or on the opposite mainland.

Also, a day visit to Albania will satisfy your curiosity.

It is the well-known island hope of the Aegean, just here the options are fewer but equally exciting and fun.

6) Go Sailing

In Corfu, there are many opportunities for sailing lovers.

Here you will find sailing companies that organize excursions with sailing boats, rent boats, or boats. Some companies even offer offshore sailing lessons.

Take advantage of the many opportunities not to miss your favorite hobby during your vacation.

7) Visit the Royal Achilleion Palace

Achilleion palace entrance
Achilleion palace entrance

The beautiful neoclassical Achilleion building was built in 1890 by Empress Elizabeth of Austria on a property originally owned by the philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis, on the site of the former “Villa Vraila”.

It is located 10 km south of Corfu town and three km north of Benitses village, on the edge of Gastouri village.

It is an attraction that one can not miss while in Corfu.

Here you will see great works of art.
It is Dominated by the two statues of Achilles and great paintings, sculptures of ancient gods and heroes. But also due to the famous outdoor gardens and an amazing view of the city of Corfu is worth visiting.

8) Drive to Mount Pantokrator

The highest mountain of Corfu in the northeastern part of the island, only 900 meters its highest peak.

From here, however, you have the best view of the whole island, Albania in the northeast and if the atmosphere is clear, something difficult for the summer months, you can even see Italy.

Here is the monastery of the Pantocrator that celebrates the 6th of August. There is a coffee bar but also many antennas of radio, television, mobile telephony that emit strong radiation.
For this reason, we do not recommend staying for many hours. An hour’s visit is enough to admire the landscape.

9) Make a trip to Palaiokastritsa

Paleokastritsa from Lakones village
Paleokastritsa from Lakones village

One of the most beautiful sceneries of Corfu.

Paleokastritsa is really very picturesque and becomes more beautiful when you see it from above.

From the village of Lakones located on the mountain that surrounds it from the north, you have a spectacular view of the small beaches and capes that form its diverse shores.

At the largest cape, there is the famous monastery of Paleokastritsa which is visited by thousands of tourists.
Among its exhibits are the bones of a whale that once hatched on the wild rocks of the area.

Definitely, a visit to Paleokastritsa is a must.

  • 9a) See Paleokastritsa Monastery

    Paleokastritsa monastery museum - whale bones
    Paleokastritsa monastery museum – whale bones

    On the top of the largest cape of the coast of Paleokastritsa.

    From here you will see far away to the northwest the castle Angelokastro, perched on its rock from 1100 AD to protect the area since then.

    In the monastery there are various exhibits, in one room there are old traditional tools used in the old olive mills and various traditional village exhibits.

    In another room, the bones of an unfortunate whale washed up on the rocks of the shore.

  • 9b) Freeze in Paleokastritsa Beaches

    A Beach in Paleokastritsa
    A Beach in Paleokastritsa

    Indeed, Paleokastritsa has many beaches, the busiest on the coast of the settlement and the most isolated a few kilometers in the surrounding area.

    They all have crystal clear waters but also very cold, that’s why the expression freeze!.

    This is due to a very cold stream that starts from the Adriatic Sea and ends in the area.

    Of course in the summer with the unbearable heat, the cold sea becomes enjoyable.

  • 9c) Visit the Corfu aquarium in Paleokastritsa

    Lobster in Paleokastrtsa aquarium
    Lobster in Paleokastrtsa aquarium

    A museum of living marine life with also many species of fauna of Corfu.

    Take advantage of the Corfu Aquarium to discover the underwater world of Mediterranean life! In the huge aquarium, you can watch many species swimming live.

    Species are very well cared for, with responsibly! So come and see them live!

  • 9d) Get aboard the Corfu Sea Discovery ship in Paleokastritsa

    Meet the “Corfu Sea Discovery”, a glass reef ship that started operating in 2008 in Corfu in order to highlight the amazing coast of Paleokastritsa.

    Through the submarine windows of the ship and under your feet you will see the fascinating marine life that exists in the wonderful caves of the area.

10) Enjoy the gorgeous Corfu beaches

Corfu is a unique island. You certainly have not explored its beaches yet, so it’s time to do so. Its endless coasts together with its clear emerald waters make Corfu an island with the most beaches in Greece.

  • 10a) Discover Corfu’s best beach Rovinia

    Rovinia beach
    Rovinia beach

    Many say that Rovinia is the most beautiful beach in Corfu.

    It’s a relatively small and secluded beach with fine pebbles near Paleokastritsa.

    Very picturesque with crystal clear waters and a tiny cave in the southern part.

    You can also reach it from the land via a narrow path.

    If you are in the area or wandering around Corfu, it is really worth visiting.

  • 10b) Find Mirtiotissa Beach

    Corfu photos - Mirtiotissa beach
    Corfu photos – Mirtiotissa beach

    It is located on a secluded coast of western Corfu, near the homonymous monastery of Myrtiotissa.

    You must visit it because it is very small and cute and because it was once the official nudist beach of Corfu.
    It presents the phenomenon with the sand being lost over the years but recovering again after decades.

  • 10c) Go to Issos and Chalikounas Beaches

    Between Issos and Chalikounas
    Between Issos and Chalikounas

    Definitely one of the first things you should do in Corfu is to visit the two largest beaches of the island.

    Here you will gaze at the islands of Paxos in the background over the endless and hot sand and the flat sandy area of western Corfu that bears no resemblance to the fertile northern part of the Island.

    At Chalikounas you will enjoy the open sea, the big waves, and the almost permanent breeze that comes from the Ionian Sea. These are beaches for lovers of sailing, windsurfing, and adventure.

  • 10d) Swimm at Agios Gordios beach

    Beach at Agios Gordis
    Beach at Agios Gordis

    If you want to get to know a typical sandy and busy beach of Corfu, you should also plan a visit to Agios Gordis.

    Wonderful beach with many shops, restaurants but also rich and exotic nightlife in the many clubs that almost touch the sea. A taste of Caribbean flavor.

  • 10e) Dive in Canal d’Amour in Sidari

    Sidari, Canal d`Amour
    Sidari, Canal d`Amour

    A gentle stroll along the coast of Sidari brings the visitor to the famous Canal d’Amour. Where people can swim through an archway of sand into the open sea beyond.

    Canal d’Amour is the French name for the Channel of Love. A very famous and nice natural formation of sandstone rocks, corrosive by waves and winds. This makes it one of the best and unique beaches on Corfu.

    According to a tradition, the first person you meet while swimming between these rocks will become your other half forever.

    A natural beautiful beach, difficult to find elsewhere in the world.

  • 10f) See the dramatic Cape Drastis

    Cape Drastis at Peroulades
    Cape Drastis at Peroulades

    The westernmost tip of Corfu.

    Drastis cape is the tip of loggas beach in Peroulades.

    You can visit it and discover a different scene in Corfu as it is a nice and rare geological phenomenon that looks magnificent from the top where the view down causes vertigo.

11) Explore Corfu nature

If you don’t explore the nature side of Corfu what else can you do on this island?

The Corfiot nature is unique, varied and it will constantly surprise you by the changes in the landscape and the beautiful mountain villages, the hidden deserted beaches that are always intertwined with the busy tourist areas.

  • 11a) Try the paths of Erimitis Corfu

    A beach at Erimitis
    A beach at Erimitis

    Erimitis is located at the northeastern tip of Corfu, very close to the Albanian coast.

    A pristine paradise, full of small cute coves-beaches separated by small capes that give beautiful scenery to the landscape, most of which are accessible from the sea.

    Here you will have the opportunity to come in direct contact with pristine nature, untouched by tourism development.

    You will browse isolated beaches where wildlife has found its ideal refuge.

    Pebble peaceful beaches with little sand, the waters are extremely clear.

    Ridding on a horse is one of the most exciting ways to explore the area.

  • 11b) Sail to Lazaretto islet Corfu

    Lazareto is an islet of 70 square kilometers, in the bay of Gouvia, just 2.5 km away from Gouvia and Kontokali.

    It is uninhabited now but it was an island with a long history and not necessarily pleasant.

    There was a church dedicated to the Lady of Nazareth (La Nazaret in Latin). The word paraphrased to Lazaretto. The current name of the islet probably came from it.

    Later a monastery and a leprosarium were built there, and much later it was used as a place of detention, torture, and execution of political prisoners, mainly during the Greek Civil War (1945-1949).

    Very unpleasant and dark historical past for this beautiful small island.

  • 11c) Walk to Vlacherna and Pontikonisi Islets Corfu

    Mouse island and Vlacherna monastery
    Mouse island and Vlacherna

    The two small islands, trademarks of Corfu.

    Vlacherna took its name from the Virgin of Vlacherna in Constantinople and is joined with Kanoni by a short bridge.

    Pontikonisi was named so perhaps because of its shape that resembles a small mouse (mouse is pontiki in Greek).

    It used to be inhabited by Pontian monks who lived in the monastery of the Pantocrator.

    So, another theory about the name is that it comes from them, as a corruption of the word Pontius to Pontikos.

    Access to the island is very easy through the small boats located in Vlacherna.

    Visit it!

  • 11d) Discover the abandoned Old Peritheaa village

    The old ruined school in Peritheea
    The old ruined school in Peritheea

    Visiting Peritheaa is one of the best things you can do in Corfu.

    Peritheaa is an abandoned medieval village located below the majestic peak of Pantokrator. On a plateau in the mountain at an altitude of 400 meters.

    Are you curious to see how a dead village can be reborn?

    Sure you are.

    Then you must visit Peritheaa.

    To see how the old houses are restored and to taste the local specialties served in the new restaurants created there.

  • 11e) Go Mountain Biking Around Corfu

    Corfu is an island with mountains, plains, and valleys. Most important it has a very dense road network with small paths in and around those mountains.

    Therefore is the ideal place for hiking and biking.

    Here you have the opportunity for luxury cycling holidays and corporate events.

    Let Corfu’s unmatched natural beauty, inspire your passion for cycling or biking on an adventure of a lifetime.

Final words

This is our list of the best things that you can do in Corfu.

Surely there are much more equally or more enjoyable, but these are a good basis for you to start and help you to enjoy your Corfu holidays to the full.

 

7 Condiments That Bring Greece Taste Even In Your Home

condiments
condiments

A holiday in Greece isn’t complete without enjoying food made with these seven sauces.

For many years Greece has been a holiday destination for many people and families thanks to its child-friendly beaches, amazing blue waters, and delicious food made with amazing ingredients you cannot find anywhere in the world.

In this article, we’re going to share with you seven condiments Mediterraneans use to spruce up their meals.

The Mediterraneans believe that summer meals aren’t a pleasure without adding a few condiments.

It appears that the addition of these condiments is what keeps them protected and healthy.

Let’s sample the seven sauces that bring Greece taste even in your home.

1. Yogurt tahini sauce

Tahini is a delicious sauce much like tzatziki although tzatziki is made from toasted and ground sesame seeds. The seeds are sometimes roasted or used raw.

Often, tahini is used to make dressings, snack bites, etc.

Tahini is the favorite condiment in most foods due to the delicate roasted sesame flavor and versatility.

The Mediterraneans use it to spruce up roasted eggplant and bell peppers.

Tahini is also the foundation of most Israeli sweets, cookies, etc.

Besides, the Mediterraneans are also experimenting with combining this delicious sauce with other ingredients.

Below, we’re going to share with you an Israeli recipe involving a mix of tahini and yogurt to make a light sauce.

The sauce can also spruce up baked and grilled fish and you can also make a dip for raw carrots and cucumbers out of the sauce.

Let’s learn the recipe for this delicious condiment below.

Yogurt tahini sauce with roasted eggplants and bell peppers: Israeli recipe

Things you’ll need:

  1. 2 tablespoons of tahini paste and fresh lemon juice respectively.
  2. ¼ teaspoon salt.
  3. 6 tablespoons of Greek yogurt.
  4. 1 pressed garlic clove.
  5. Put all these ingredients in a medium-sized bowl or plate.

Roast eggplant and bell peppers:

  1. Cut 1 medium eggplant into strips.
  2. Cut 2 big red bell peppers into quarters- you can use two bell peppers of different colors if you wish to.
  3. Place the eggplant strips and bell pepper in a baking sheet with the strips skin side down and peppers skin side up.
  4. Cover the vegetables with drips of olive oil.
  5. Add salt and pepper to make your sauce flavorful.
  6. Bake the mixture at 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.
  7. Spatter sesame seeds above the baked vegetables.
  8. Serve with the olive oil on a baking sheet and dressed with yogurt tahini sauce.
  9. You can also use other roasted vegetables such as sweet potato strips, green beans, etc.

2. Amba sauce

Amba sauce, otherwise known as mango sauce or mango chutney is a condiment originating in India; however, the Mediterraneans have adopted and adapted it into their cuisine and they use it in dishes like shawarma, falafel, and many more.

In some recipes, fresh and dried mangos are used; however, in our recipe, we’re going to use pickled green mangoes.

Amba pickled mango sauce recipe

Things you’ll need:

  1. 2 Peeled and cut mangoes, into chunks
  2. ½ tablespoons of black pepper and ground coriander respectively.
  3. 1 tablespoon ground fenugreek, another one for turmeric, and minced head garlic cloves.
  4. 1 or 2 tablespoons salt.
  5. 2 tablespoons of hot paprika and cumin seed respectively.
  6. 1 teaspoon mustard seed.
  7. Half or 1 cup water.
  8. ¼ cup olive oil- you can use grapeseed instead.
  9. 2 tablespoons of brown sugar- you can use honey instead.

How to prepare Amba sauce

  1. Cover the peeled and cut mango pieces with salt completely and put them in a jar then place them in the sun for around 4 days.
  2. Take out the mango pieces and dry them on parchment paper for at least 3 hours- you can use an oven on warm as well. Remember to reserve the juice because you’ll need it later.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a small pot, add spices and stir until you hear some noise popping out of the pot.
  4. Stir 3 more minutes, add garlic, and honey or brown sugar, then stir 3 minutes again and add mango, water, and reserved juice then stir the mixture again.
  5. Stop heating then use an immersion blender to make a smooth sauce.
  6. Taste salt and add more if not enough.
  7. Put the sauce in a sealed jar in the fridge for around one week. That’s it!
  8. Enjoy your sauce.

3. Tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki is one of the delicious dishes the world has adopted from the Greeks.

This condiment is similar to tahini but has some differences in that it’s seasoned with fresh herbs and a little garlic.

You’ll never miss this condiment on any Greek food list. This sauce is delicate though and is supposed to be eaten fresh hence making it a great summer dish.

You can make tzatziki in your home because it’s easy to make. It can also be added to any food.

You can use full-fat Greek yogurt but if you don’t have this, you can put your yogurt in the refrigerator for some hours.

You’re going to get hands-on with this condiment. For instance, you’ll need to cut cucumber and chop up some herbs.

You will also need to stir your mixture, place the tzatziki onto a plate and garnish it with drips of olive oil.

Let’s learn how to prepare the tzatziki sauce.

Things you’ll need:

  1. 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint, and 1 large garlic clove pressed or minced.
  2. Half teaspoon salt or more according to your taste.
  3. Sprinkling tablespoon.
  4. 2 and a half cups of full-fat Greek yogurt or 3 cups of ordinary yogurt.
  5. 1 and a half tablespoon white vinegar and one large cucumber around 10 ounces.

How to make tzatziki sauce

  1. Put a clean kitchen towel inside a strainer and add 3 cups of ordinary yogurt inside.
  2. Put the strainer onto a bowl in a fridge for around 2 hours to make the yogurt thicker.
  3. Peel the cucumber and cut it in half horizontally. Remove the seeds if any.
  4. Use a box grater with large holes to grate the chopped cucumber.
  5. Tip the grated cucumber into a fine strainer and add salt over it.
  6. Mix thoroughly and let the cucumber drain for at least 9 minutes.
  7. Squeeze out the liquid from the cucumber using your hands or push it around in the strainer using the bottom of a heavy glass. You can use a potato masher to squeeze the cucumber.
  8. Press garlic and slice the mint finely.
  9. Put the yogurt into a medium-sized bowl; add the cucumber, olive oil, vinegar, mint, and salt. Taste and add salt if needed.
  10. Add some ground pepper if you like and put the mixture in the fridge so the flavors can balance before serving.
  11. Tzatziki works well with most traditional Greek foods.

4. Matbucha

Whatever dish you’re preparing, matbucha can spruce it up. You can use it in a pita, cover rice, fish, or sever matbucha over chicken cutlets, or as a topping for any Greek dish.

Learn how to make this condiment below.

Things you’ll need:

  1. 2 onions and 2 green peppers.
  2. 6 garlic cloves and 6 vine-ripened tomatoes.
  3. ½ cup lemon juice.
  4. ¼ cup olive oil.
  5. 1 teaspoon Schug, salt, and ground pepper.

Matbucha recipe

  1. Place a baking sheet with parchment paper over an oven preheated at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut peppers and onions into quarters and slice end off tomatoes then cut them in half.
  3. Add all vegetables into a large bowl plus olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Roast it until it starts to turn brown onto parchment paper while spread.
  5. Let it cool slightly then throb in a food processor with about 2 tablespoons tomato paste, some dribs of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and Schug.

5. Aioli sauce

If you’ve seen this sauce listed on a restaurant in the Mediterranean and you’re wondering what it is, then wonder no more because the name “aioli” is a compound made with garlic and oil. It’s simply a garlicky mayonnaise that you can add to chicken, salmon, or any fried fish, spread on bread, and many other Greek foods.

Let’s learn how to prepare this sauce.

Things you’ll need:

  1. 1 whole egg, a cup of olive oil, and squeezed lemon juice. Use one lemon.
  2. 2 large garlic cloves or 3 medium-sized ones.
  3. White pepper to add flavor.
  4. ½ teaspoon salt and another one for good prepared mustard.

Aioli sauce recipe

  1. Add all the ingredients into a bowl of the food processor except the olive oil.
  2. Run the food processor for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the olive oil to the pierced food pusher while processing.
  4. Allow it to dip in and open the food processor after about 2 minutes. That’s it!

6. Schug

Take a stroll around any Israeli open-air market and you’ll never miss a table selling Schug.

Schug is sold in red or green version and customers love it.

Schug derives its name from a traditional grinding stone the Greeks used to break down raw peppers and garlic into a paste.

It only takes 15 minutes to prepare Schug- expert chefs recommend using a food processor instead of a blender.

Let’s learn how to make Schug briefly.

Things you’ll need:

If you wish to make green Schug, these are the ingredients you’ll need:

  1. 1 large bunch of coriander leaves and 1 teaspoon of salt and ground black pepper respectively.
  2. 3 tablespoons olive oil and 3 large hot green peppers.
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1 head garlic cloves peeled.

For red Schug, these are the ingredients you’ll need:

  1. 1 teaspoon ground cumin and salt respectively.
  2. 5 large hot red peppers.
  3. 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 5 large garlic cloves peeled.
  4. ½ large bunch of coriander leaves.

Steps to make Schug

  1. Wash and dry the coriander leaves carefully and chop them coarsely then remove most of the stems.
  2. Remove the husk of the garlic and chops it coarsely.
  3. Wash and dry the peppers then chop them coarsely.
  4. Put the garlic, coriander leaves, and peppers in the food processor and run the machine on high heat for several minutes to make a chunky paste.
  5. Put some salt, pepper and run the machine again.
  6. Stop and stir the olive oil by hand.
  7. When making a green Schug, cover the surface of the sauce with lemon juice before taking it out to obtain green color.

That’s how to make red and green Schug.

7. Silan sauce

If you’re looking to incorporate nutrient-rich dates into your diet deliciously then silan sauce is what you need to make. Because it is made from dates.

The good news is that making this sauce is easy. In fact, a lot of the ingredients needed are already prepared and you can find them at your local grocery.

To make this sauce, you’ll need:

  1. 1 teaspoon of hot Spanish paprika, parsley flakes, and salt.
  2. ½ teaspoon black pepper and 2 pounds chicken cutlets.
  3. 3 cups of bread crumbs.
  4. ¼ cup of Dijon or brown mustard.
  5. 1 tablespoon garlic powder.
  6. ½ cup mayonnaise.
  7. 1 cup silan
  8. 2 tablespoon grilling spice.

How to make the sauce

  1. Heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit before you start processing and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pound cutlets to have an even thickness and cut them with scissors into 3” long and 1” wide strips.
  3. Throw chicken pieces in a small bowl with mustard and mayo.
  4. Mix bread crumbs with seasonings in a medium bowl.
  5. Add chicken strips onto wooden skewers to form an S shape.
  6. Put them into bread crumbs to coat then spread on parchment paper.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes. Slice one of the chicken skewers to taste whether everything is ready. When ready, your sauce should be white and juicy.
Author Bio:
Joshua Sharp is a food blogger who contributes content to one of the best essay writing service UK blog. Joshua is also interested in traveling, learning about different cultures and food.

What’s The Best Greek Islands to Visit for Family holidays?

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A Spectacular beach in Greece
A Spectacular beach in Greece

The moment you step on the beautiful islands of Greece, the fresh air will tempt you in so many ways.

Spending some time in such an environment feels like a slow-paced yet indulging activity that we don’t want to go away from.

The place will be simple but breathtakingly beautiful and what could be the better time to visit than during the Passover programs. The time comes down to a halt here and after seeing a year with so much chaos and stress. This is the perfect thing to calm our nerves.

No other thing can bring a family closer together along with creating blessed memories than spending some good time with them in such places.

When you will visit Greece, the best thing you have here is that you have 227 islands to choose from and each one of them is unique on its own.

You can never make a wrong decision while choosing the next islands for this holiday. However, we would still suggest that having some research-backed knowledge won’t do any harm. Especially when you are with your family and kids.

To solve the riddles for you, we are here with our top 5 picks of the island for your family. Make sure to pick the right one:

1. Corfu

Corfu Northeast gulf
Corfu Northeast gulf

The mesmerizing Corfu island is full of lush green grass, dramatic hills, and cute little villages where you can spot varied beaches.

On the west side of it, you will see Glyfada and Saint Gordios stretching around on the soft sand followed by the pebbly playground of Paleokastritsa.

This island is the perfect choice for the family trip. Have fun with sandcastles to water sports, and kids feel on cloud seven while playing at the beaches.

2. Crete

Port in Chania Crete
Port of Chania Crete – Image by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay

For the Greeks, Crete is the Megalonisos, which means the Great Island. That’s what makes it a place worth visiting and you would know soon why.

The sunny beaches and sparkling coves go well with all the ancient caves. And ruins that can infuse the sense of wild fantasy in anyone’s mind.

This place will show you the heart of Europe. You can get to know a lot about its oldest civilization. Knossos, and the spectacular palace ruins.

With the help of the efforts from modern archaeology, your trip to Knossos will be much like a walk through the history lessons and your kids can learn a lot of stuff here.

You can spot two lovely beaches that are clean and full of amenities. Just 4km west at the end of an urban bus line.

This is all separated with the headland, with a third, westerly cape graced around a little church of the holy apostles. And that is what made up the name of the area.

If you look at the easterly cove it will look smaller and crowded but it is more protected from occasional surf.

On the second part, there is Iguana known universally for its quirky Kantian and sunbed concession that is larger and exposed.

It is great for kids who go around playing in thick sand shelves gently along with forming a blue flag with the pristine water. This provides you with a friendly option with five minutes walk to the beach and offering free Wi-Fi.

3. Rhodes

Castle of the knights-Rhodes
Castle of the knights in Rhodes – Photo by Serhat Beyazkaya on Unsplash

Your first look at the gorgeous island of Rhodes will tempt you so much that you don’t want to leave this place forever.

It has a lot to look forward to apart from the usual magical east coast that is filled with beaches. For the next thirty miles, all that your eyes would see is the soft golden sands and warm shallow waters.

If you are here for rest and relaxation, then congratulations on making the right investment.

If you want something different from the islands but don’t want to go too far, just wander along the walls of the old town and appreciate the old beauty.

4. Mykonos

Waterfront in Mykonos
Waterfront in Mykonos – Photo by Courtney Mignot on Unsplash

This island has so much to offer, you won’t be disappointed with the reputation this place holds. It is fondly known as the party-hotspot and if you have the same vibe then nothing can disappoint you here.

This place is also known as the island of the winds in multiple travel destination itineraries. Beginning your trip from the Mykonos town (or hora in Greek) would be a perfect start you are looking forward to.

These small capitals can be your dream spot for a perfectly picturesque place and provide you with epic backdrops for your family photos.

5. Santorini

A Church in Santorini
A Church in Santorini – Image by Russell_Yan from Pixabay

In case you have no idea, the island Santorini was the result of a volcano eruption. This sank the middle of the island, and all that is left is this rim.

There is some unique topography here. The island is now home to some of the most reputed and well-known celebrated hotspots of Greece. The village’s clifftop is whitewashed which provides a magical view of the Aegean Sea-crater.

6. Pelion Peninsula

Taverna at Pelion mountain
Taverna at Pelion mountain – Photo by Alex Kalligas on Unsplash

North-eastern Pelion will showcase beaches with various sizes and consistencies as well.

Do you know what would be an excellent place to go for? Sandy Papa Nero, south-east of busy Agios Ioannis. Cars are also banned here to keep the population at bay and fresh air flowing.

Next up for your entertainment is the pebbly Damouchari that appeared in Mamma Mia! It is much like a tiny castle and Barba Stergios fish taverna is what commands the cove.

You can plan a quick lunch in the nearby area with your family. A good place would be Angelika Seafood Taverna without exceeding the budget.

7. Velanio, Skopelos

Stafylos beach in Skopelos
Stafylos beach in Skopelos

Here you can enjoy coves and rock-top chapels which were the go-to locations while the filming of Mamma Mia was going.

Although, there was a feature of Velanio in it that still holds the name for the longest and least-developed local beach, keeping you closer to nature.

You can sit with your family and kids while having a scenic 600m view, pine-backed, pristine sea, fine gravel, and views across all the Evvia.

It is the purest form of nature you can experience and to reach there you need to cover a drive of 4km south from Skopelos Town to the road’s end at cramped followed by a short walk of five minutes east side of the headland.

Wrap Up

Greece is a place with myriads of breathtaking sceneries and beautiful views. You must plan your vacations in Greece. You will definitely have an unforgettable and life-time experience.

How to Learn 100 Greek Words You Can Use Instantly

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Last updated on February 15th, 2021 at 01:09 pm

Greek, also known as Hellenic, is the spoken logos characterized as the symbol of Western Civilization.

Some theorize it as the common point between Eastern logic and Western science.

It belongs to the Indo-European genealogy of languages, forming its own furcate within it.

Greek is spoken today by 15 to 25 million people around Cosmos. It’s bureaucratic in Greece, Cyprus, the EU, and at a topical level in Communities in Albania, Italy, and Turkey.

Greek was first documented in the Mycenaean epoch on Linear B tablets from the 14th Century BC.

It’s the oldest known language that still survives. Its liberal arts have existed and progressed for more than 3,000 years!

As you noticed, we used some unusual words in parts.

Yes, you guessed well, bold underlined words are of Greek origin. Text is exaggerated of course, but consider that we did it on a non-scientific text but on a simple one.

Learn some basic Greek words

Certainly, our aim here is only to teach you some very common Greek words that can be useful during your trip to Greece.

It’s good to know the history behind the language if you intend to travel to Greece, but in the end, being able to communicate with some basic words with the Greeks is the only useful.

And believe us, Although almost every Greek can speak or understand some basic English, You’ll be most welcomed if you try to communicate with the locals using some basic Greek words.

Probably the first people you will meet and talk to are the hotel or other accommodation employees.

Also, people in tourist shops in all tourist areas, restaurant owners, and waiters, bar employees.

But also employees of local tourist offices where you can book boat or bus trips to local attractions or distant beautiful beaches.

It’s not difficult! Let’s start.

And here are the simple words you may be interested in learning.

Who knows; Maybe they intrigue your interest in a more extensive study of the Greek language.

General words

  • καλώς ήρθατε(kalos eerthate, th as in throne) = Welcome
  • καλή διαμονή(kali thiamonee, th as in this) = Enjoy your stay
  • παρακαλώ(parakalo) = Please or you welcome
  • ευχαριστώ(efharisto) = Thank you
  • καλημέρα(kalimera) = Good morning
  • καλησπέρα(kalispera) = Good afternoon
  • καληνύχτα(kalinihta) = goodnight
  • γειά(yeia, y as in yellow) = hi, hello
  • χαίρετε(herete) = Hello (more polite)
  • πως είσαι;(pos eese?) = how are you?
  • τι κάνεις;(ti kaneis?) = how do you do?
  • θα σας δω αργότερα(tha sas do argotera, th as in throne) = I’ll see you later
  • σήμερα(símera) = today
  • αύριο(avrio) = tomorrow
  • χθές(hthes, th as in throne) = yesterday
  • ημερολόγιο(imeroloyio, y as in yellow) = diary
  • ημέρα(imera) = day
  • ώρα(ora) = hour
  • λεπτά(lepta) = minutes
  • χρήματα(hrimata) = money
  • κάνω(kano) = I do
  • έρχομαι(erhome) = I am coming
  • πηγαίνω(piyeno, y as in yellow) = I go
  • γελάω(yelao, y as in yellow) = I am laughing
  • διασκεδάζω(thiaskedazo, th as in this) = I enjoy my self
  • βλέπω(vlepo) = I see
  • μικρό(mikro) = small
  • μεγάλο(meyalo, y as in yellow) = large
  • όμορφο(omorfo) = beautiful
  • ασχημο(ashimo) = ugly
  • καλό(kalo) = good
  • κακό(kako) = bad
  • χαίρω πολύ(hero poli) = I am glad to meet you
  • όχι(ohi) = no
  • ναι(nee) = yes
  • ονομάζομαι(onomazome) = my name is
  • με λένε(me lene) = my name is
  • καλό ταξίδι(kalo taksidi) = have a good trip

For the hotel

  • Δωμάτιο(thomatio, th as in this) = room
  • κρεβάτι(krevati) = bed
  • μπαλκόνι(mpalkoni) = balcony
  • μπάνιο(mpanio) = bath

In the restaurant

  • κατάλογος(kataloyos, y as in yellow) = menu
  • τον λογαριασμό παρακαλώ(parakalo) = the bill, please
  • ηταν πολύ ωραία(itan poli orea) = it was very nice
  • Πόσο κοστίζει αυτό;(poso kostizi afto?) = how much this cost?
  • Πόσο κάνει;(poso kani?) = how much?
  • φρέσκο ψάρι(fresko psari) = fresh fish
  • Ελληνική κουζινα(elliniki kouzina) = Greek cuisine
  • πιτσαρία(pitsaria) = Pizza house
  • καφές(kafes) = coffee
  • μπύρα(bira) = beer
  • τσάϊ(tsai) = tea
  • κρασί(krasi) = wine
  • νερό(nero) = water
  • πορτοκαλάδα(portokalatha, th as in this) = orangeade
  • λεμονάδα(lemonatha, th as in this) = lemonade
  • κρέας(kreas) = meat
  • κοτόπουλο(kotopoulo) = chicken
  • αρνί(arni) = lamb
  • ψάρι(psari) = fish
  • μάγειρας(mayeiras, y as in yellow) = chef, cook
  • φρούτα(frouta) = fruits
  • επιδόρπιο(epithorpio, th as in this) = dessert
  • παγωτό(payoto, y as in yellow) = ice cream
  • τραπέζι(trapezi) = table

On the beach

  • αυτοκίνητο(aftokinito) = car
  • δρόμος(thromos, th as in this) = road
  • Βουνό(vouno) = mountain
  • περίπατος(peripatos) = walk
  • θάλασσα(thalassa, th as in throne) = sea
  • παραλία(paralia) = beach
  • που είναι;(pou ine?) = where is it?
  • που βρίσκεται;(pou vriskete?) = where is it?
  • αμμουδιά(amouthia, th as in this) = sandy beach
  • ήλιος(ilios) = sun
  • φεγγάρι(feggari) = moon
  • ηλιοθεραπεία(iliotherapia, th as in throne) = sunbathing
  • ξαπλώστρα(ksaplostra) = sunbed
  • ομπρέλλα(omprella) = umbrella

Months and days

  • Μάϊος(Maios) = May
  • Ιούνιος(Iounios) = June
  • Ιούλιος(Ioulios) = July
  • Αύγουστος(Avyoustos) = August
  • Σεπτέμβριος(Septemvrios) = September
  • Οκτώβριος(Oktovrios) = October
  • Κυριακή(Kiriaki) = Sunday
  • Δευτέρα(Theftera, th as in this) = Monday
  • Τρίτη(Triti) = Tuesday
  • Τετάρτη(Tetarti) = Wednesday
  • Πέμπτη(Pempti) = Thursday
  • Παρασκευή(Paraskevi) = Friday
  • Σάββατο(Savvato) = Saturday
  • εβδομάδα(evdomáda) = week
  • μήνας(minas) = month
  • έτος(etos) = year
  • ρολόϊ(roloi) = clock

First aid

  • γιατρός(yatros, y as in yellow) = doctor
  • ιατρείο(iatrio) = doctor’s office
  • φαρμακείο(farmakio) = pharmacy
See? wasn’t that difficult, wasn’t it?

You’ve learned your first 100 Greek words, if you decide to become an expert Greek speaker there are just 70 million left, if you don’t waste your time, you can catch up in 20 years from now!

8 Famous Movies Filmed in Greece & the islands

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Last updated on March 2nd, 2021 at 02:33 pm

The Greek islands have a well-deserved reputation for being among the most amazing places on the planet.

They combine the warmth of the southern sun, the Mediterranean Sea’s freshness, and the mountain rocks’ beauty.

Exotic fruits, delicious wine, cheeses, and seafood – a fantastic diversity of these delicacies add to Greek residents and travelers’ everyday life bright colors and flavors.

It is no wonder that these lands have always attracted artists and, starting with the 20th century, filmmakers to live and create there.

As a result, a lot of movies are connected to this area. These are mainly dramas, love stories, and comedies.

We offer you a list of the most popular and exciting films made in Greece and the Greek Islands.

Our list will be of great inspiration if you plan a trip to Corfu, Santorini, Crete, Kefalonia, Zante, Mykonos, or other Greek islands.

1- Summer Lovers (1982)

Summer Lovers-(1982)
Summer Lovers-(1982)

Summer Lovers is a youth romantic movie.

The main characters’ summer romance takes place on the island of Santorini in Greece.

Santorini’s characteristic snow-white houses on the island’s rocky shores were the most distinctive elements of this movie’s theatrical posters.

There are many picturesque places in Greece, but the film creators managed to spot the best-fitting locations. The directors aimed to emphasize youth yearning for freedom, the atmosphere of summer and warmth, and romance.

Often, the dialogues of the main characters shoot on sandy beaches. Some scenes were shooted at real excavations in Greece.

During the shooting, professional archaeologists who were actually working under the camera lenses found several artifacts dating back over 3500 years.

The director of the film claimed that choosing Santorini as the major location was not a coincidence.

According to the scriptwriters, this place enticed them with its nature and architecture, inspiring them to reflect on youth love and summer romances’ essence.

2- The Big Blue (1988)

The Big Blue-(1988)
The Big Blue-(1988)

Luke Besson made this amazing movie in 1988.

The narrative acquaints us with the life story of two freedivers who broke the world record of diving to depth without any equipment.

The story is partly real, as it is based on the lives of two divers – Enzo and Jacques.

As it quite often is with the art world, in the film, their achievements are exaggerated. But this film has not made their stories simplified or less attractive.

Most of the scenes were filmed in the waters near Amorgos Island in Greece.

This location was chosen for a reason. According to the directors, this is where the Mediterranean Sea has an unusual shade; thus, many beautiful diving scenes were filmed.

The film has received many international awards, even though it failed in primary distribution.

3- Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)

Captain Corelli Mandolin-(2001)
Captain Corelli Mandolin-(2001)

This film is based on the novel by the writer Louis de Bernieres, which depicts the early days of the second world war.

The action takes place on the Ionian Islands of Greece, presented to a viewer as a beautiful nameless narrative at the beginning of the film.

The story emanates from historical events of the Italian occupation of the Ionian islands in 1943.

These tragic events and breathtaking scenery of Kefalonia used as a set for unraveling complicated relationships between peaceful island inhabitants and men of war.

And, of course, the central focal point is a romantic one, portrayed by Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz as are leading actors of the movie.

Part of the filming took place in Kefalonia, which is nowadays a top-rated destination among tourists and travelers looking for romantic getaways.

This place is famous for its numerous bays with sandy beaches, where the water is emerald, which is not often found in Greece, famous for its rocky cliffs.

The directors have successfully managed to show the charm of tranquil Greece against the background of World War II.

4- Mediterraneo (2001)

The Italian film portrays eight soldiers who found themselves on one of the Greek islands during World War II.

They survived the shipwreck, so they had to stay on the island and temporarily settle: learn to live there and establish contacts with locals.

This film has won many international awards. In all its glory, you can see the architecture and culture of the Greeks in the mid-40s.

5- The Bourne Identity (2002)

The Bourne Identity-(2002)
The Bourne Identity-(2002)

Film critics highly praise the thriller starring Matt Damon.

It is a story about a special agent, who constantly gets into trouble in different parts of the world.

The shooting partially held in Mykonos, Greece. This small town is famous for its beautiful and atmospheric berth and its new port.

Only 4000 inhabitants live in this picturesque city.

Every year the place visited by many tourists who admire the cozy atmosphere of Greek maritime architecture.

6- Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

Lara Croft-Tomb Raider-The Cradle of Life-(2003)
Lara Croft-Tomb Raider-The Cradle of Life-(2003)

This follow-up to the successful first part of the series about Lara Croft filmed mainly on the Greek island of Santorini.

According to the plot, after the earthquake, the Luna temple emerged after being hidden from human eyes for many centuries.

As it turns out, the long-lost treasures of Alexander the Great revealed in the temple: attracting treasure hunters, including Lara Croft (who works for British exploration of Mi 6) and her nemeses.

In the movie scenes, you will see many Santorini archipelago locations.

The population of the main island is only 15,000 people. But since it became highly popular with tourists, the island welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Santorini is admired for its beaches that spread for dozens of kilometers. On the rocky terrain are houses of locals and numerous hotels with picturesque views.

7- Pepper Bristle (2003)

The 2003 film tells the story of the protagonist, whose grandfather owns a spice shop in Istanbul.

Over time, the whole family deported to Greece, but the main character’s grandfather stays in Turkey with his shop.

This film shows the national food culture of Greece in all its glory.

After a while, the protagonist named Phannis begins to spend more and more time in the kitchen, cooking various dishes and helping others to prepare national Greek and Turkish dishes.

You will not see many of Greece’s tourist beauties, but the narrative fully reveals the theme of the Mediterranean kitchen.

8- Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia!-(2008)
Mamma Mia!-(2008)

This musical film is the result of a successful international co-production.

Mamma mia! would definitely be of particular interest to ABBA band admirers since it is all set around their songs.

The filmmakers decided to film most of the scenes on a Greek island called Kalokairi (a fictional name as the real island is Skopelos).

This is probably one of the most commercially successful movies made in the Greek islands.

But after the Mamma Mia! premiere, the island of Skopelos saw a significant increase in its tourist flow ( probably, fans of the ABBA).

In the film’s shots, you can see numerous churches and temples. About 300 of them are on the island.

Many buildings we see in this movie preserved since the 3rd-5th century AD. This adds to the unique authenticity of the film.

7 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Greece & The Islands

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Last updated on February 14th, 2021 at 12:36 pm

A Courtyard in Greece
A Courtyard in Greece

A fascinating idea for newlyweds is a honeymoon in Greece.

Planning such a trip with your other half to the Greek islands is always enjoyable.

Most of the time, the idea of ​​a fairytale trip seems impossible for the newlyweds.

But is it that difficult?

Certainly not!

A trip to the best honeymoon destinations in Greece can be very exciting and enjoyable.

Many couples get excited about exploring the islands of this country while on their honeymoon.

Greece is known all over the world for many things.

Apart from its beauty is known for the rich Greek mythology and the thousands of Greek islands.

Therefore, your wedding can start in the best way by planning a trip to Greece.

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Greece

If you do not know what Greece can offer you, then rethink the country and the pleasant surprises it may hide for you.

It has more than six thousand islands and a unique identity that sets it apart from other countries.

Newlyweds can have many experiences in Greece.

In addition, the country can charm a couple with its diverse nature and beauty.

Greece is divided into the mainland and the islands. While the country area offers unique experiences such as the Parthenon, the Acropolis, thousands of museums, and unique natural beauties. The Greek islands are unlimited in numbers and names.

Therefore, you can enjoy the scattered islands of the Mediterranean surrounded by crystal clear blue waters, with each island looking stunning.

1- Corfu

Marbella Hotel Corfu
Marbella Hotel Corfu

It is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Greece, an ideal island for newlyweds.

And this is because the seventh-largest island in Greece, in addition to the countless beauties and attractions, also offers a romantic atmosphere diffused in the air.

It gives you the opportunity to spend a few days and make plans for a dreamy stay here.

Corfu offers sunny blue waters on fantastic beaches, green mountains, and majestic nature.

You can stay in romantic resorts and hotels throughout the island and live a dream honeymoon.

2- Santorini

Santorini from the sea
Santorini from the sea – Photo by Andrew Robert Lauko on Unsplash

If you are planning to come to Athens for your romantic trip, you can not miss the possibility of a visit to the very nearby and famous island of Santorini.

It is one of the most popular islands in the world for newlyweds and is only a few hours away by boat from Athens.

It offers many, such as red volcanic beaches for exploration and amazing landscapes, a spectacle that no one should miss.

The island is volcanic and this can be seen since the sand of its beaches and the hills are dominated by red and black colors.

Right at the top of its cliffs, whitewashed villages add uniqueness to the landscape.

In northern Santorini there is the popular village Oia, also called the balcony of Santorini. It is the stunning view of the caldera that gives it this name.

There are also impressive archeological sites, such as Akrotiri, near the Red Beach, which is the archeological site of Greece’s Pompeii, as this ancient settlement was buried under the ashes of a volcanic eruption 5000 years ago!

Greek cuisine here is becoming more delicious and is also one of the main reasons to consider the island as one of the best destinations for a honeymoon.

3- Mykonos

Waterfront in Mykonos
Waterfront in Mykonos – Photo by Courtney Mignot on Unsplash

Greece is considered an adventurous destination for mainly young couples.

If you are of those who love nightlife and intense life then this is your island. Mykonos promotes a frantic lifestyle and can quickly add vibrant colors to your trip with its many pubs and clubs.

Apart from the spree in Mykonos, you will have the opportunity to visit the Maritime Museum, the amazing beaches, and the traditional whitewashed windmills.

Couples can spend most of their time here and plan an amazing trip by island-hopping in the Cyclades islands cluster for the first days of their wedding.

4- Athens

Athens Greece
Athens Greece – Photo by Kristin Wilson on Unsplash

The beauty of Athens is due to the many archeological sites that testify to the huge history and its heritage. Βut also its wonderful structure is captivating.

With modern infrastructure and traditional neighborhoods is well, with an example to be Plaka, a district exactly under the holy rock of Acropolis.

The Greek Capital offers very picturesque places for an unforgettable honeymoon in Greece. You can combine many activities and see landmarks such as the National Gardens, the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Zeus.

If you are seduced by Greek mythology, the gods and goddesses, the mythological monsters, see the temple of Zeus, the Parthenon, a temple of classical times dedicated to the patron goddess of the city Athena, the goddess of wisdom.

This Town really offers hundreds of opportunities for a dreaming honeymoon.

Of course, you can’t ignore the giant churches of Greece. In their interior, you may remember the vows from the big day of your wedding.

5- Plaka

Plaka in Athens
Plaka in Athens – Photo by Adrian Dascal on Unsplash

Plaka is a unique area in Athens.

If you are planning a honeymoon in Greece, enjoy one or two days in Plaka.

It is a great place to spend the first days of your wedding.

Despite the development, the place remains the most picturesque neighborhood of Athens and offers excellent taverns with delicious cuisine and tasting restaurants, as well as picturesque attractions as it is located under the sacred rock of the Acropolis.

Also, Plaka is a place where you can get lost with your partner in its enchanting architecture.

The newlyweds here can spend most of their time exploring ancient Greek architecture.

6- Rhodes

Castle of the knights-Rhodes
Castle of the knights in Rhodes – Photo by Serhat Beyazkaya on Unsplash

Just like in Corfu, Rhodes is a destination for those planning a honeymoon in Greece full of explorations, along with their other half.

Do not miss any opportunity to visit the island of Rhodes.

Apart from the capital Rodes, the wonderful Lindos is another fascinating city, perhaps the ideal place for romantic visits.

The newlyweds can explore the beauty of the whitewashed villages of the island and bring back memories while they are on its stunning sunny beaches.

Visit the Acropolis of Lindos and take part in the many day trips throughout the island.

You will definitely be excited about Greek cuisine here.

Plan your vacation in Rhodes. It is one of the best honeymoon destinations for many reasons.

7- Zakynthos

Navagio Zakynthos
Navagio Zakynthos – Photo by Andrey Shevard on Unsplash

Planning a trip to Zakynthos is an amazing idea for sea lovers.

Zante has the most photographed Greek beach and is a great place for an unforgettable honeymoon in Greece.

Basically, Navagio beach is famous for many reasons.

People who keep coming to Southern Europe will never miss a trip to these spectacular waters.

It can be a fun adventure for newlyweds. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling and explore underwater life for fun.

The island is famous for its loggerhead turtles, called Caretta-caretta.

Gerakas beach at the southeastern tip of the island is a protected area that is the breeding ground of the turtle. The use of the beach is allowed at certain hours of the day.

Greek Islands as the Best Honeymoon Destinations

According to travel guides for your honeymoon, the Greek islands and Greece in general, are ideal destinations.

Greece stands out for its romantic sunsets, its picturesque sights, its endless history that is imprinted everywhere, and the incomparable beauty in its adventurous unique landscapes.

Choose between the places we suggest and plan your trip accordingly.

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