Although lately Greece has been on the news because of its economic and social problems, the truth is that this Mediterranean country remains a first-class holiday destination.
Women travellers in particular will find that Greece is a safe country even if they choose to travel solo. Ease of communication (as most people speak at least basic English) and excellent value for money in terms of accommodation and food are other reasons to choose Greece as your next holiday destination. What follows is a summary of Greece’s best travel destinations for women.
Staying at one of the many Athens charming hotels is a perfect introduction to Greece. Some recommended areas include Kolonaki (an upscale district not far from the spectacular viewpoint at Lykavitos), Plaka (a bustling historic and commercial area), and the seaside suburbs of Lagonissi, Vougliameni, and Glyfada.
Greece’s second largest city is a paradise for shoppers thanks to its numerous boutiques, malls, and dedicated shopping streets. Thessaloniki is a great place to get your hands on unique garments created by local designers. The best shopping areas are Mitropoleus Street and Proxenou Koromila, located by the seafront.
Nafplio is the perfect choice for those wanting to escape the stress of modern life and embrace the best things that Greece has to offer: great food, stunning landscapes, history, and luxury accommodation. The old town is dotted with churches, Venetian palaces, and historic townhouses, making it a pleasurable spot to spend a leisurely afternoon while enjoying a Greek coffee. The area near the beach and Palamidi castle is home to several top-class hotels, villas, and a spa.
With more than 1,400 breathtaking islands, it is not hard to find your perfect luxury holiday in Greece. The islands cater to all kinds of visitors and are perfectly safe for solo female travellers. You are guaranteed to find something to suit your needs whether you are after relaxation, outdoor activities, fine dining and wining, or exciting night-life. And if you just cannot pick one Greek island to visit, why not book a cruise or go on a island-hopping adventure?