26 Bucket List Things to Do in Greece! 

26 Bucket List Things to Do in Greece! 

Greece is a small country in Southeast Europe, home to 6,000 islands. Greece has a stunning coastline, picturesque villages, and a mountainous terrain. The people are kind, warm, and friendly. The Greek food is delicious. Below are 26 bucket list things to do in Greece!

Tips for Visiting Greece:

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  • Money to use: Euro
  • Local Language: Greek
  • Religion: Christianity Greek Orthodox
  • Water: Do not Drink the Tap Water
  • Tip: Not Expected
  • Transportation: Ferries, Buses, Taxi’s

#1- Go Island Hopping-

 Island hopping in Greece will be a DREAM activity because each island offers something unique and special. You will find beautiful beaches, coves, water caves, and cliffs on your way! We go over different islands to visit in this post! 

#2: Explore the Charming Villages-

The villages in Greece are beautiful, as you will find whitewashed buildings with blue roofs, doors, and windows. The villages are serene because they are upon cliffs.

#2: -Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with Snorkeling and Hot Springs-

Booking a sunset catamaran cruise in Greece will be the time of your life. You will get to experience the beauty of Santorini, go snorkeling, and enjoy a buffet meal with drinks! Not only will you see the incredible cliffs of Indian Rocks, but you will get to take a relaxing mud bath at the hot springs! The sunset over the Aegean Sea will be unforgettable. 

#3: -Drink Ouzo-

Ouzo is a national drink in Greece, often enjoyed with appetizers called Meze. The drink has an anise flavor.

#4: -Souvenir Shopping-

I always love buying souvenirs because the items remind me of the beautiful places I traveled to. Souvenirs are a great gift for a loved one. 

#5: Akrotiri Ruins-

Santorini is rich in history, as you can see the Akrotiri Ruins. In the museum, you will see what remains of the prehistoric village of Akrotiri. 4,000 years ago, there was a massive earthquake triggering a volcanic explosion. The cliffs formed after the volcano exploded. 

#6: -Santorini Sunset-

The best spot to watch the sunset along the water in Santorini is in a village called Oia. Because Oia tends to be very crowded and touristy, we recommend making dinner reservations before visiting.

The best restaurants in Oia with a sunset view are Ambrosia, Lycabettus, Fino Cocktail Bar and Restaurant, Melitini, and Ochre Restaurant. 

#7: -Santorini Wine Tasting

We recommend booking a Santorini Wine Tasting tour to 3 wineries on Get Your Guide. The company knows the best places to try delicious wine and provides transportation! They also take you to the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum!

#8: -Red, Perissa, White Beaches in Santorini-

The black sand beaches in Santorini come from lava fragments and eroded volcanic material. 

Red Beach: The colors of the cliffs are red and created from the volcanic lava at the Red Beach. 

White Beach: We recommend hopping on a boat ride that comes every 30 minutes to go from Red Beach to White Beach. The White Beach has black sand and features high white cliffs. 

Perissa Beach: Perissa is yet another black sand beach and is the perfect place to order a cocktail! You can enjoy a pina colada or a margarita at one of their many beach bars. 

#9:-Ancient Ruins in Athens-

We recommend purchasing a unified ticket to see all of the ancient ruins in Athens. You can see the seven archeological sites with one pass. We saw the sites in one day and it was honestly so fascinating. 

  • Acropolis and Slopes
  • Ancient Agora and Museum
  • Roman Agora
  • Hadrian’s Library
  • Olympieion
  • Kerameikos and Museum
  • Lykeion

#10: -Acropolis Museum-

The Acropolis Museum in Athens is one of the best museums in the world! You will find historical artifacts and learn about the history of Athens.

#11:-Epidaurus Theatre-

This ancient theatre is beautiful and perfectly symmetrical. 


The Parthenon is a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. 

#13-Sunset in Zia Village in Kos-

Zia is a town in Kos with a beautiful sunset at 6:20 p.m. Sunset Balcony Taverna is the best place to be because you can enjoy a homemade delicious meal and tropical or fruity drinks! 

#14-Ancient Ruins and Beaches in Kos-

The ancient ruins in Kos are interesting to learn about and visit. The Asklipeion is a must-see archeological site featuring a temple dedicated to the God of Medicine and Healing, Asklipios.

Tigkaki Beach in Kos

The northern beaches in Kos are STUNNING because you will find white sand and crystal clear water. 

  • Tigkaki beach
  • Marmari beach
  • Tam-Tam Beach
  • Limnionas Beach

#15-Beaches in Mykonos-

Platys Gialos Beach

Mykonos is most known for its nightlife, beautiful beaches, infinite pools, and luxury hotels. It is one of the most popular islands to visit in Greece. The beaches in Mykonos also have white sand and beautiful clear waters. Below are the best beaches in Mykonos to go for a swim at! 

  • Platys Gialos Beach
  • Paraga Beach
  • Elia Beach
  • Agios Ioannis Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Super Paradise Beach
  • Lia Beach
  • Megali Ammos Beach

#16-Infinite Pool or Cave Hotel in Mykonos

We recommend staying at a beautiful hotel in Mykonos. One of the best ones is at Cave Tagoo. Cave Tagoo is a luxury place to stay, with an infinite pool in a cave overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The sunset views are gorgeous.

Book your stay!

#17-Visit Donkeys at Corfu Donkey Rescue

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In Corfu, you can hang out with Donkeys. You can pet them and hang out with them for the day. DO NOT go on a donkey ride up steep hills in Santorini. The donkeys are overworked! It is animal abuse.

#18-Paleokastritsa Beach in Corfu-

This is one of the BEST beaches in Corfu and is stunning. I want to go back to Greece TO VISIT THIS BEACH!!!

#19-Medieval Sites in Rhodes-

There are so many medieval sites to see in Rhodes, including the Kastello or medieval castle, the Acropolis of Rhodes, and the ancient stadium of Diagoras.

#20 -Nightlife in Ios-

The best place to experience the nightlife is in a town called Chora on the island of Ios. You will find theme bars tucked around corners and alleys. Scorpian, Disco 69, and Sweet Irish Dream are top clubs to visit in Chora. 

21-Monastery of St. John in Patmos-

Patmos is most famous for being home to the monastery of St John. The monastery is beautiful and spiritual. 

22-Horseback Riding in Hydra-

Horseback riding in Hydra, Greece will be the time of your life, especially if you love horses. The best place to ride them is at Nektarios Horses Hydra. This is one of the best ways to explore the Island of Hydra.

23-Lion Statues in Delos-

The infamous statue of lions in Delos is a site to add to your Greece bucket list. The lions are facing east, toward the Sacred Lake of Delos. 

24-Ruins in Delphi-

Delphi is also home to ancient ruins that are incredibly fascinating.

  • Temple of Apollo
  • Treasuries
  • Altar of the Chians
  • Stoa of the Athenians
  • Sibyl rock
  • Theatre
  • Tholos
  • Gymnasium

25-Explore the Beaches of Naxos-

Naxos has charming beaches. Agios Prokopios beach is the most beautiful to see! 


Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world, and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

We listed 26 bucket list things to do in Greece. Have you ever been to Greece? Please comment below about your experience. 

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