Greece, with its cascading white buildings which lead to the Aegean Sea, is nothing short of the perfect getaway. While some may runoff to Greece for the adventure of a lifetime, hitting everything from ziplining to bungee jumping, others will want to dive into the area as a way to escape, relax and rejoice. This article is for the escapers; the loungers, the readers, and the spa-goers. Here are some of the best places Greece has to offer.


National Garden

Benches, cafes, duck ponds and a small zoo at the National Garden, next to the Syntagma Square in Greece, offers one of the most scenic and relaxing areas to sit down and read Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice or whatever other book has been on your must-read list for what is sure to be some time now. On top of everything else, the National Garden also has “more than 500 different species of plants, trees, birds and animals”. So if your reading of Twilight has you tearing up after a romantic scene, there will be no end to the sites you can see to take your mind off things.


Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel

Hit two birds with one stone and relax where you stay. The Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel has one of the best rankings for relaxation and living arrangements. According to their Philosophy Statement, “well-being and healing represents a holistic concept with significant focus on personal attention in a place that offers a reassuring family atmosphere”. From thermal spring water to medical spa treatments Thermae Sylla is ready and willing to provide any kind of treatment of care that a guest may need.

While a mid-day trip to Elafonisi, Crete can be much too crowded for the casual traveler, an early-iced-coffee-on-the-beach-morning is best spent at this very spot. Skip the crowd by arriving early to Elafonisi, Crete (before 9-10am) and enjoy the pink sand between your toes. Apparently the best way to get to the island is “by taxi from the nearby city, Chania”, however, if your on a budget “there are also frequent buses which can drop you at the beach”.


Canaves Oia Suites

Immerse yourself in the luxury and scenic beauty of Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. The best way to do this is to stay at Canaves Oia Suites which provides the most high-end suite life offered in Greece. The spa is pricy, but for an infinity pool, chic restaurant, bar and a perfect sea view it’s easy to say it’s worthwhile.



Greece should be on everyone’s bucket-list. The saying “pictures don’t do it justice” encapsulates the entire island. While travelling a new island all alone, or even with a partner can be scary, there are sites like CI Azumano which provide excellent tips and practical advice for how to get your vacation going.