Where to go in Greece in July

Greece is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe, so if you plan your vacation in July in Greece, then you will definitely have an unforgettable experience.

The things you can do in Greece in July are endless. Sunbathing and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of a stunning beach on the Greek islands or in mainland, enjoying water sports in an organized beach and admiring the rich culture and historical tradition that every single spot in the country has, you have numerous opportunities to have the time of your life according to your preferences.

Let’s see the top places you can go in Greece in July, so that you can feel the very essence of Greek summer!

Top islands and island hopping options

Mykonos Chora
Mykonos Chora

Greece has literally hundreds of islands, some of which offer full touristic facilities, while some other are untouched by mass tourism.

However, if you want to live the Greek summer at its fullest, then there are some islands that are top among all summer destinations in Europe. These islands you should visit at least once in your lifetime are:

  • Mykonos
  • Paros
  • Santorini
  • Corfu
  • Rhodes
  • Crete

If your dream is to spend your whole day on the beach and enjoy the warm sun and the sea breeze, then the top beach destinations are:

  • Mykonos: Super Paradise, Paradise, Paranga, Kalo Livadi, Ornos.
  • Paros: Santa Maria, Pounda, Golden Beach, Kolympithres.
  • Corfu: Kassiopi, Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Glyfada.
  • Rhodes: Tsambika, Faliraki, Lindos, Anthony Quinn Bay.
  • Crete: Vai, Balos, Falasarna, Elafonisi, Matala, Preveli.

What is amazing with the Greek islands, is that they are divided into complexes and inside each complex they are located close to each other. Thus, you can go easily and fast from one island to the other in order to see more destinations during one summer.

The best island-hopping options are:

  • In the Cyclades: Tinos-Mykonos-Paros-Antiparos-Naxos
  • In the Ionian Sea: Lefkada-Corfu-Paxoi or Zante-Kefalonia-Ithaca
  • In Dodecanse: Rhodes-Symi-Chalki-Kastelorizo or Patmos-Leros-Kos.

Historical sites to visit

Delos Mykonos
Delos Mykonos

In Greece, in every destination you can find a historical site, ancient temple or archaeological site to visit. If you want to combine your summer with cultural vacations, then the following islands with significant historical sites are ideal:

  • Mykonos (Delos)
  • Crete (Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Faistos)
  • Santorini (Akrotiri)
  • Corfu (Mon Repos, Achilleion and Ionian University)
  • Paros (Panagia Ekatontapyliani Church)
  • Aegina (Aphaia Temple).

Rural and mountain getaways

Although the vast majority of travelers visiting Greece in July prefer an island to spend their days, remember that Greece has also many beautiful mainland destinations for rural and mountain getaways.

If swimming in the sea is not your thing, then these destinations to connect yourself with nature, do outdoor activities, such as hiking, and discover the rich tradition of Greece are perfect:

  • Arachova and Delphi
  • Zagorochoria
  • Metsovo
  • Oreini (Mountainous) Arkadia
  • Kalavrita
  • Meteora
  • Lake Plastira.


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