As you sail, there are infinite spots to stop and discover, but there are several notable areas you want to be sure not to miss: The Greek capital of Athens is the number one pick for history and architecture on your Greek sailing vacation. See the birthplace of democracy as you visit the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and the Daphni Monastery. Museums and beaches will round out your days spent in this friendly city. There are 6000 islands in Greece, so you probably won’t have time to visit them all. The lesser known options are perfect for those seeking more seclusion and the excitement of discovery. But the more popular tourist destinations tend to have vibrant culture, history, dining, and activities. Among the most well known islands are Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, and Santorini. Corfu is very popular, with spectacular beaches and a historic fortress and ‘old town’. Crete is a large island with lots of variety including mountainous areas with olive groves and vineyards, dramatic river gorges, fascinating ancient Minoan ruins, and exciting nightlife. You’ll find Mykonos and Santorini in the Cyclades. Volcanic Santorini is one of Greece’s most picturesque islands, and has countless opportunities for great travel photography, particularly in the capital city of Fira. For brilliant Mediterranean sunsets, stop by the coastal city of Oia. Mykonos is a great option for nightlife as well as wonderful shopping, dining, and people-watching.