If you’re in need of a mental escape or a change in routine, take a virtual vacation to Greece, a country full of breathtaking beauty and dreamy landscapes.
Go on virtual strolls through the streets of Santorini, explore towns in Rhodes, and imagine that you’re lying on the beaches of Corfu. Experience the busy city centers of Athens and marvel at the ruins of the Acropolis from up close in 360 video tours—all from the comfort of your own home.
While you wait for your next vacation, explore the best places to visit in Greece virtually with this compilation of interactive tours and spectacular videos.
The Wonders Of The Acropolis
Thanks to technology, you can discover the wonders of the Acropolis, the most significant archeological site in Athens and one of the best places in Greece, from home.
Housing over 3,000 artifacts from the Ancient Greek era, the Acropolis Museum offers an immersive online tour and photographs of statues and rock carvings for you to enjoy. Walk around several of the Acropolis Museum’s halls and rooms, and peek down the glass floors that show the archeological excavations below the museum.
Marvel at the work of Phidias, a Greek sculptor, painter, and architect who created multiple statues of the goddess Athena inside the Parthenon and whose statue of Zeus at Mount Olympia is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Sights Of Corfu
See the beauty of Corfu in this stunning 4K drone video of the island from up above. Watch magnificent footage of colorful villages, see rocky forts and historic buildings located atop of the hills, and admire the shades of blue in the Ionian Sea and the numerous cypress trees that decorate the coast.
The Grounds Of The Parthenon
Once you’re done learning about the marble and rock sculptures inside the Acropolis Museum, pay a virtual visit to the outdoor monuments of the site, including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechteion, and the Temple of Athena Nike.
See the Parthenon’s remaining Doric columns from several different vantage points. Admire the ancient reliefs of battles between the Athenians and the Amazons carved on the metopes. Admire some of the remarkable restoration projects that have taken place over the last few decades.
Admire panoramic drone shots of Santorini’s most popular villages, landmarks, and beaches. This bird’s-eye view provides a completely different perspective of the Greek island—just one look at Fira Village’s location next to a towering cliff is enough to even give you a bit of vertigo.
Get an all-encompassing view of Mykonos, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, with this 360-degree video. You’ll see the streets and restaurants of Little Venice, ancient ruins and archeological sites, and a beautiful sunset from a seaside restaurant.
Watch a sweeping video tour of Athens that takes you around the city’s ruins, neighborhoods, landmarks, food markets, and amphitheaters. As you watch people take dips in a lake, enjoy al fresco dinners, kite surf in the ocean, and scour the fish market, you’ll find it impossible to not want to plan a vacation to this fascinating city immediately.
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Virtually visit the idyllic island of Corfu, where sparkling azure waters await. Explore Liston, the popular pedestrian area of Corfu, where you can imagine you’re drinking an afternoon espresso in the town square while admiring the historic buildings around you.
See the blue loungers and umbrellas at Sidari Beach, where you’ll have an endless view of the Ionian Sea. Explore St. Spyridon, a significant Byzantine monument and an important pilgrimage site for Christians. Head to the Canal D’Amour, a gorgeous natural cove, where legend has it if you manage to swim inside the cave, you’ll meet your soulmate.
Explore Crete, Greece’s largest island, an exciting destination full of ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, and picturesque villages, in this virtual 360 tour. Visit popular spots like the labyrinth alleys of the Old Town in Chania, the Balos Lagoon, and the island’s many beaches with breathtaking views of the cobalt blue ocean.
Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes
Rhodes is known for its golden beaches, lush green valleys, and multiple cultural and archeological sites. Go on a video tour of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a structure built at the beginning of the 14th century by the knights of Saint John that served as the residence of the grand master.
See the collections of medieval furniture, sculptures, and paintings, as well as a sneak peek at two of the castle’s permanent exhibitions that explore the history of Rhodes from its establishment all the way up until the Turkish occupation in 1522.
Old Town, Rhodes
Admire Gothic architecture during a visual walking tour around the cobbled streets of the Old Town of Rhodes, one of the largest medieval towns in Europe. Step back in time to and see how centuries of history and different civilizations left their own individual mark on the town in the bastions, gates, fountains, mosques, and squares that still remain to this day.
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos
Stare in awe at the endless shades of blue you’ll see in this jaw-dropping video of Navagio Beach in Zakynthos. Also known as Zante, Zakynthos used to be called “Flower of the East” by the Venetians who once ruled the island. Get a taste of its beauty by watching the sweeping vistas and gorgeous shots of this video shot with a 4K drone.
Now that you’ve taken a virtual vacation to some of the best places to visit in Greece, start planning a real one. Browse our Greece cruises and book your next unforgettable vacation.