A Guide to Athens & Islands of Paros and Santorini

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  • Greece

  • Athens

  • Paros

  • Adventure Travel

  • Beaches

  • International Travel

  • Bucket List-Worthy

  • Island

  • Outdoors

A white-washed staircase flanked by buildings in front of the Mediterranean in Greece.
Curator’s statement

Greece is a magical country that is rich in culture, food and people. Athens and Santorini are the bustling metropolises of the country, while Paros is a more low-key island that has an abundance of charm. Whether you’re more into the dynamic city life or want a vacation to unwind, Greece has it all.

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Things to do in Greece

White-washed streets lined with bougainvillea in Paros, Greece.


Tour of the Acropolis: Take a guided or self-guided tour of one of the most famous spots in the world. With sweeping views of Athens and seeing ancient Greek history up close, you won’t want to miss this.

Visit Plaka: Take a walking tour of Plaka, the old city of Athens. With many shops, restaurants and cafes, this is a perfect place to spend an afternoon.


Petra Farm: A tour of Petra Farm is a must! You will learn about sustainable farming in Paros and get to try some of the products from the farm and their organic wine. If you can’t make the tour, stop in town to purchase the sour cherries and fig jam. Trust me, these are a must have.

Rent ATV’s: Take your own ATV out on the island to explore different towns! This is the perfect way to see the island without a car.

Yoga at Okreblue: Take a yoga class at this seaside yoga retreat center in Naoussa. You are bound to feel relaxed and at ease after one of these classes.


Sunset cruise in Oia: Oia has some of the best sunsets in the Mediterranean. Take a sunset cruise with dinner and drinks to enjoy the stunning view up close.

Hike from Oia to Fira: This carved out 7-mile path is a perfect activity to explore the landscape of Santorini and see some of the best views of the coastline.

Place to eat & drink in Greece

A Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and feta accompanied with rose wine.


Psaras Tavern: An old fisherman’s tavern tucked away in Plaka (the old city,) this spot is perfect for a traditional Greek dinner out.

Kati Allo: Located near the Acropolis, this spot has incredible traditional Greek options and welcoming and friendly service that is the perfect for lunch after a day of touring Athens.

Tavern Klimataria: Home-style cooking with live Greek music. You can’t go wrong with this classic restaurant.


Taverna Glafkos: The best restaurant in Naoussa! With waterfront views and incredible seafood, you will want to put this restaurant at the top of your list.

Kima Seaside Restaurant: Traditional-meets-modern cuisine at this restaurant on Drios Beach. Incredible meze spreads with seaviews.

Marmitta: This restaurant carries a unique menu with extravagant dishes from the Mediterranean. Marmitta is perfect for a more upscale dining experience in Naoussa.


Lotza: Located in the heart of Oia, Lotza is a great spot for sunset views or even a seafood lunch.

Ammoudi Fish Restaurant: Located in Amoudi Bay, this tavern is perfect for a lunch with seaside views.

Candouni Bar & Restaurant: An old Italian restaurant in Oia. Candouni is a charming candle-lit spot with delicious pasta and seafood.

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