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The Acropolis, the theater at Epidaurus, the palace at Knossos—Greece’s ancient wonders are legendary, enough in themselves to lure you to Athens and environs. Equally compelling is all that blue sky, that warm blue sea, and natural beauty that at times can seem almost mystical, as it does when looking into Santorini’s caldera or beholding the gray pinnacles of rock of the Meteora. But there’s also so much else: the beaches, some of the world’s most hedonistic places to stay, simple tavernas where a meal on the terrace can seem like the feast of a lifetime. Just the experience of sitting, watching, and taking it all in can be profound. To help you enjoy your time in Greece to the fullest, here's what we consider to be the best of the best, from ancient sites to modern museums.