15 Hidden Gems and Unique Places to Visit in Greece

Beyond the tried-and-true in the guidebooks, there are endless unique places to visit in Greece.

The country has more than 6,000 islands and islets – plenty of quiet and romantic Greek islands with pinch-me-I’m-dreaming beaches to escape to.

And with thousands of years of history, Greece is also home to mythical sites and one-of-a-kind spiritual places to soothe the soul.


Ikaria is unique for a very interesting reason – it’s one of the world’s five “Blue Zones,” places where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else.




The wealthy had grand villas with beautiful mosaic tile floors. The panther head in the House of Dionysos, for example, is remarkably well-preserved.



We ended the day jumping off the boat to swim to underwater hot springs gushing up by the uninhabited lava islet of Nea Kameni.

Photo: Sunset Oia



You may know Milos as the island where the famous “Venus de Milo” statue was discovered (now displayed in the Louvre).



Escape to Skyros for beaches, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, charming cafés in the island’s sole town (Skyros town) – and even a sea cave transformed into a chapel.

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