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Greece is a permanent favorite among beach destinations with a very simple recipe for its success: The turquoise sea, guaranteed sunshine, beautiful nature and delicious Greek food attract tourists over and over again.

City holidays can easily be combined with beach holidays, since the biggest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, are located right by the sea.

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Destination guides in Greece

Athens is one of the favorite city destinations in Europe. In this compact metropolis, it’ll take just minutes on foot from one fascinating attraction to another. Watch the world go by in the buzz of the city while enjoying Greek coffee and a spanakopita at a local café.

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Chania is the most popular beach resort in Crete, and for good reason. In and outside the former capital of Crete, you will find magnificent beaches.

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Corfu is referred to as the Emerald island due to its verdant nature. The island's dramatic landscapes, beautiful beaches and delicious local food make Corfu a popular destination.

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Heraklion is the capital of Crete and the cultural center of the island. A few days visit or a day trip to Heraklion provides a nice contrast to the beach lounging.

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Text: Ville Ryynänen

Photos of the destinations:
Athens, Corfu: Ville ryynänen
Chania: daliu -
Heraklion: vladimircaribb -

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