Thinking about your next holiday? Why not travel to Greece? From incredible beaches and hikes aplenty to the exceptional architecture and historical ruins, you will be awestruck visiting this country. You won’t go hungry either–the food is so tasty! When traveling Greece you will be spoiled for choices–there are roughly 227 inhabited islands! We only visited three and we could definitely see the unique personalities shining through each one. The history in Greece will blow you away–there are stories and ruins dating back to 370 BC! There’s really nothing this country doesn’t have to offer you.

Below, we’ve gathered 56 awesome photos that will inspire you to travel to Greece. Seriously, you will want to book flights immediately! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Let’s start with the incredibly stunning beaches you won’t find anywhere else…

Fyriplaka, Milos, Greece

With sparkling turquoise water…

Milos, Greece

That’s as clear as day…

Papafragas, Milos, Greece

You will want to dive right in…

Seitan Limania Diving, Crete, Greece

Or don a snorkel for further exploration!

Snorkel, Milos, Greece

From red beaches…

Red Beach, Santorini, Greece

To black sand sand beaches…

Caldera Beach, Santorini, Greece

There’s even pink hues too!

Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece

Some with caves to explore…

Papafragas, Milos, Greece

And some with cliffside goats!

Seitan Limania, Crete, Greece

We even found a beach that will make you feel like you’re walking on the moon!

Sarakiniko Beach, Milos, Greece

If you’re brave, take a jump off the rocks…

Sarakiniko Beach, Cliff Jump, Milos, Greece

The views from high above the cliffs will blow you away!

Tsigrado, Milos, Greece

Visit one of the Old Towns to get a glimpse of the amazing culture…

Lighthouse, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

You’ll find narrow streets accented with beautiful flowers…

Old Town, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

And funky street art.

Old Town, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

You’ll discover magical fortresses to wander through…

Rethymno Fortress, Crete, Greece

And witness sunsets you have to see to believe!

Sunset, Milos, Greece

The towns are filled with adorable, bustling waterfronts…

Rethymno, Crete, Greece

With welcoming Greek-owned tavernas…

Zygos Restaurant, Crete, Greece

To enjoy appetizing cuisine (aka the salads!)

Salad, Crete, Greece

There’s plenty of spots in town for a drink at sunset too.

Sunset, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

For the adventurers, you’ll find plenty of hiking…

With majestic mountain views…

Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece

Gorgeous, sky-high gorges…

Hiking Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece

Wildly interesting rock walls…

Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece

And pink flowers littering the rocky floor.

Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece

There’s cliffside hikes too…

Hike Oia to Fira, Santorini, Greece

With breathtaking Cycladic architecture built high among the cliffs.

Fira, Santorini, Greece

You’ll see blue and white buildings for miles…

Oia, Santorini, Greece

With doors opening out to the endless blue sea…

Fira views, Santorini, Greece

Don’t forget that iconic shot of the blue-domed churches

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Not to mention the church tops overlooking the blue sea that are totally swoon worthy.

Churches, Oia, Santorini, Greece

If you’re lucky, you’ll witness an amazing sunset from the cliffside too!

Sunset, Fira, Santorini

Let’s not forget the fact that Greece is filled with ancient ruins…

Roman Agora, Athens, Greece

Like this intact old theatre resting high above the capital city of Athens…

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens, Greece

The Parthenon that’s as old as 447 BC…

Parthenon, Athens, Greece

And the high and mighty Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, Greece

So if you want gorgeous beaches…

Milos Beach, Greece

And fun-filled adventures…

Boat Tour, Milos, Greece

If you love sailing the open sea…

Sailing, Milos, Greece

And towns filled with culture…

Gonia Monastery, Crete, Greece

Vibrant street art…

Street Art, Athens, Greece

And yummy breakfast pastries…

Breakfast, Chania, Crete, Greece

If you are awestruck by history…

Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece

And the art that goes along with it…

Statue, Athens, Greece

And you enjoy peaceful sunsets…

Sunset, Adamas, Milos, Greece

And epic views…

Views, Seitan Limania, Crete, Greece

Then open that door to your heart…Fyriplaka, Milos, Greece

And say yes to the magnificent…

Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece


Fortezza, Rethymno, Crete, Greece


Seitan Limania, Crete, Greece


Flowers, Greece

Blue and white…

Oia, Santorini, Greece




Hike, Fira to Oia, Santorini, Greece

Hope you find these photos inspiring your next trip to Greece! Look out for more blog posts on this amazing country! And as always, send us your comments! We’d love to hear what you think 🙂

Peace & Love,

Marcella & Tim

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56 Photos to Inspire Travel to Greece