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100+ Greece Quotes for Instagram Captions

Greece is one of the most beautiful places in the world and one of the best places to travel.

Here are 100+ Greece quotes & puns to (hopefully) inspire you to visit Greece or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!

If you are traveling Europe, you might also like to check out our Italy Quotes & Switzerland Quotes for the perfect quote or Instagram caption for other cities in Europe.

Quotes About Greece for Beautiful Instagram Captions

Greece Puns & Instagram Captions

If you are looking for the PERFECT Greece Quote or pun for a Instagram caption, we have you covered with a few of our favourites:

Greece, I already Arte-miss you.

Greece is always a good idea!

Got Greece on my mind 

I followed my heart and it led me to Greece.

It’s no secret that I belong in Greece.

Living the sweet life in Santorini.

I didn’t have to rush to join this Greek life!

Just hopping from one Greek island to the next.

Greetings from Greece.

There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as Greece!

What Athens in Greece, stays in Greece.

Take another Greece of my heart.

You Odyssey this view!


Greece Travel or Vacation Quotes

Greece is seriously the perfect place to travel. Here are our favourite Greece Quotes about holidaying in Greece to inspire you to take your next vacation there:

“I know that each one of us travels to love alone, alone to faith and to death. I know it. I’ve tried it. It doesn’t help. Let me come with you.” – Giannis Ritsos

“Greece was a muse. It inspired creativity in magical ways that I can’t even begin to understand or explain.” – Joe Bonamassa

“Greece has got something like 1,400 islands. There is so much of Greece you can’t know even if you’re Greek. It’s sprinkled out all around the edge of the Aegean, all over the place. It’s already a secret place wherever you go, even if it’s somewhere huge like Athens or Corinth. The place enchanted me.” – Joanna Lumley

“Greece is the most magical place on Earth.” – Kylie Bax

“On a summer night, I have sat on the balcony drinking Ouzo, watching the ghosts of Greek Heroes sailing past, listening to the rustle of their sail cloths and the gentle lapping of their oars.” – Phil Simpkin
“It takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her.” – Henry Miller

“I like reading, free diving and hiking. But my favorite thing to do is travel anywhere in Greece. I love everything about that place.” – Max Irons

“Greece – The feeling of being lost in time and geography with months and years hazily sparkling ahead in a prospect of in conjecturable magic.” – Patrick Leigh Fermor

“If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life.” – Robert Mondavi

“The only sounds: – when ‘gan the West to burn, and red sun upon the seas to ride, I stood upon the soil of Greece at last!” – Oscar Wild


Funny quotes about Greece

Here are some of our favourite funny or amusing quotes about Greece.

“In a way, it’s nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong.” – Rick Riordan

“I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece.” -Jennifer Hyman

“You can’t swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus’s ex-girlfriends.” – Rick Riordan

“Greece is a good place to look at the moon, isn’t it?” – Kari Hesthamar

“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.” -Nikos Kazantzakis

“Most British newspapers now have more columns than the Acropolis.” – Ian Jack

Greek Mythology Quotes

Greek Mythology is one of the most fascinating aspects of Greece. Here are our favourite quotes about Greek Mythology:

“It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology – the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.” – Martin Scorsese

“I didn’t study Greek mythology in school and I wish I had.”- Eric Bana

“I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that’s the basis of Greek mythology.” – Brendan Fraser

“If you look back at Greek mythology and even back before World War 1, every time a team would go out to battle, they’d eat first.” – Tristan Thompson

“In Greek mythology, Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy, except – due to her rejection of Apollo’s affections – nobody would ever believe her warnings.” – Kara Swisher

“In Greek mythology, the hero wants to be great, but the very concept does not exist in the Indian vocabulary. Yet it has become the global template. And it’s a template that won’t fit in India.” – Devdutt Pattanaik

“I’m obsessed with Greek mythology. My favorite goddess is Artemis. She’s strong and reminds me of Katniss, the heroine of ‘The Hunger Games.’” – Isabelle Fuhrman

“That period of history has always fascinated me – Greek history, Greek mythology.” – Jared Harris

“I was big into mythology when I was a kid – Arthurian legends and Greek mythology, that was kind of my passion. I hadn’t heard of the books, but I was told they were very popular amongst the kids, so I got a hold of them and read them. I totally got it!” – Steve Valentine

“There’s something about the superheroes and the idea behind their relationship with humans, whether it’s a metaphor for the better part of ourselves, or the more flawed part of ourselves. So it seems to really be our own pop-culture version of Greek mythology.” – Clark Gregg


Ancient Greek Quotes

Ancient Greece is one of the most fascinating times in history. Here are our favourite Greece Quotes about Ancient Greece.

“Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn’t see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love. Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will. At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.” – John F. Kennedy

“In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece.” -Nia Vardalos

“The ancient Oracle said that I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.” – Socrates

“If I’d been born in ancient Greece, I’d worship Zeus and Aphrodite.” – Richard Dawkins

“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.” – Vladimir Lenin

“Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.” – Marilyn French

“The ancient Greek “oral poets” all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the muse to help them remember.” – David Antin

“I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.” – Helen Keller

“Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.” – Winston Churchill

Aristotle quotes

Aristotle is one of the most philosophers in history and he is Greek! Here are our favourite Aristotle quotes for enlightening instagram captions:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” ― Aristotle

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” ― Aristotle

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ― Aristotle

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” ― Aristotle

“To perceive is to suffer.” ― Aristotle

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.” ― Aristotle

Greek sayings and proverbs

Greece has some of the best sayings and proverbs. Here are some of our favourite Greek sayings and proverbs:

“Πάντων χρημάτων μέτρον έστιν άνθρωπος.” Meaning: Man is the measure of all things. – Protagoras

“Όντας δε θνητούς θνητά και φρονείν χρεών.” Meaning: As mortals we should behave as mortals. – Euripides

“Σκιάς όναρ άνθρωπος.” Meaning: Man is the dream of a shadow. – Pindar

“Άπαξ άνθρωποι γεγόναμεν, δις δε ουκ έστι γενέσθαι.” Meaning: We became men once and one cannot become twice. – Epicurus

“Ως χαρίεν εστ’ άνθρωπος αν άνθρωπος ή.” Meaning: What a wonderful being is the man if he is a man. – Menander

“Άνθρωπος: ο αναθρών ά όπωπε. Meaning: Man: one who thinks of what he sees. – Plato

“Ουκ ένι ιατρικήν είδέναι, όστις μη οίδεν ό τι εστίν άνθρωπος.” Meaning: It is not possible to know medicine without knowing what a human is. – Hippocrates

“Δολερόν μεν αεί κατά πάντα δη τρόπον πέφυκεν άνθρωπος.” Meaning: Man is naturally deceitful ever, in every way! – Aristophanes

“Οι πλείστοι άνθρωποι κακοί.” Meaning: Most people are bad. – Bias of Priene

“Κόσμον τονδε, τον αυτόν απάντων, ούτε τις θεών ούτε ανθρώπων εποίησεν, αλλ’ ην αεί και έστιν και έστε πύρ αείζωον.” Meaning: This world, which is the same for all, has not been made by any god or man, but it always has been, is, and will be an ever-living fire. – Heraclitus

Athens quotes

For us, Athens was surprisingly a really fun place to visit. Here are some of of our favourite Athens Quotes:

“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence, native to famous wits.” – John Milton

“How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.” – Alexander the Great

“Maid of Athens, ere we part. Give, oh give me back my heart.” – Lord Byron, English Poet

“We approached Athens from the north in early twilight, climbing a hill. When we reached its peak, we were dazzled to look down and see the Acropolis struck by one beam of the settling sun, as if posing for a picture.” – Donald Hall, American Poet

“A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, ART.” – Benjamin Disraeli, Former Prime Minister of England

“Athens built the Acropolis. Corinth was a commercial city, interested in purely materialistic things. Today we admire Athens, visit it, preserve the old temples, yet we hardly ever set foot in Corinth.” – Harold Urey

“My sister and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.” – Mary Chapin Carpenter

“Athens – a city which is very great and very famous for its wisdom and power. Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?” – Plato, Greek Philosopher

“We have the ability to be the Athens of modern times as opposed to the militaristic Spata. I remind you that the Athenians wrote poetry. The Spartans did not.” – Rita Mae Brown, American Writer

“At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.” – Alcuin

“Let there be light! Said Liberty, and like sunrise from the sea, Athens arose!”- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mykonos quotes

One of the most beautiful and popular Greek island is the island of Mykonos. Here are some of our absolute favourite Mykonos quotes:

“Her dress sparkled like the stars that blanketed the Mykonos night sky” – Anthea Syrokou

“Unless you have seen the houses of Mykonos, you can’t pretend to be an architect. Whatever architecture has to say, it is said here.” – Le Corbusier

“The beauty in front of her interrupted her thoughts. She took a deep breath, staring at the shores of Mykonos with the scenic coves and the golden sand beaches.” – Angel Sefer

“Located in the Cyclades and surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds.” – Lizy Manola

“In every island of the Aegean Sea are found abundant traces of a vast prehistoric empire.” – James Theodore Bent

“Some places, such as Paris, have a magic best experienced for brief periods so the romantic feeling doesn’t become tainted by a day to day reality. But Mykonos was different in that respect. Mykonos made you long for the restful, happy day to day reality of life on the Greek island, and it was the brief visits that tortured the soul. Paris was a romantic respite from life, Mykonos was life itself, and living.” – Bobby Underwood

“The Greek Isles present a collage of diverse landscapes and customs. Mykonos is fun-loving, with lively tavernas and populated beaches. Delos is stoic, protecting the ruins of its ancient sanctuaries in solemn dignity. Milos is magical, with its volcanic rock formations and stunning village vistas.” – Laura Brooks

“This was Mykonos, a seaside sanctuary so timeless that I half expected to glimpse Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings walking along the dock as we disembarked from the ferry.” – Bobby Underwood

“The island has magical landscapes and a special energy coming from the sea, the winds, and the land that can’t be found elsewhere.” – Eugenie Niarchos

“Mykonos, which probably meant it was time for them to get” — Rick Riordan

See more: Best Mykonos Honeymoon Hotels


Santorini Greece Quotes

Our favourite Greek Island, along with Ios, is the island of Santorini. Here are our favourite Santorini quotes:

“Off the Santorini cliff on a dark, starless night, I tossed a message in a bottle and love found me washed up on the black lava sand of the Aegean shore. As with my previous loves, volcanic in nature. Almost destructive before it started.” – Melody Lee

“Santorini Island, Greece Greeks are like the current, They push you over and then Try to suck you in.” – Beryl Dov

“According to some theories, the legendary Atlantis said to have sunk beneath the sea in a great cataclysm, is in actuality the Greek Island of Santorini.” – Laura Brooks

“Santorini is calling and I must go.” – Anonymous

“…even God cannot match the cruelty of his creation. For every Santorini, there are a hundred massacres of innocents. And that is the work of man–more particularly, the work of politics, of groups of men organized to gain and exercise power.” – Charles Krauthammer

“Santorini’s boutique hotels and fine dining make it one of the classier (and pricier) Greek islands, but this is balanced by the down-to-earth hospitality and tradition for which Greece is renowned.” – Mike Gerrard


Acropolis Quotes

One of the best pieces of architecture in Athens

“We approached Athens from the north in early twilight, climbing a hill. When we reached its peak, we were dazzled to look down and see the Acropolis struck by one beam of the setting sun, as if posing for a picture. “ – Donald Hall

“I want Rome and the Coliseum, the Acropolis, Athens; I want beauty, and the flame of life.” – Eleanora Duse

“The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day.” – David Sedaris

“We’ve come full circle but the best remains the heart of the city, the greatest center of the greatest city, our Acropolis, where our Christmas tree is lighted.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“Musically I try to connect a common bridge between such exhilarating feelings as performing at the Acropolis, to the emotions each and every one of us feel everyday. In the end, a good melody will always stand the test of time.” – Bradley Joseph

“For all of us who love History, and know History, Macedonia is as Greek as the Acropolis.” — Mike Rann

“We’ve come full circle but the best remains the heart of the city, the greatest center of the greatest city, our Acropolis, where our Christmas tree is lighted.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Parthenon Greece Quotes

Another fabulous building in Greece is the amazing Parthenon. Here are our favourite Greece Quotes about the Parthenon.

“Earth proudly wears the Parthenon as the best gem upon her zone.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The Parthenon without the marbles is like a smile with a tooth missing.” – Neil Kinnock

“The Parthenon is really only a farmyard over which someone put a roof; colonades and sculptures were added because there were people in Athens who happened to be working and wanted to express themselves.” – Pablo Picasso

“I want to see the Parthenon by moonlight.” – Daphne du Maurier

“There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I like the thought that what we are to do on this earth is embellish it for its greater beauty, so that oncoming generations can look back to the shapes we leave here and get the same thrill that I get in looking back at theirs – at the Parthenon, at Chartres Cathedral.” – Philip Johnson


So, what is your favourite Greece Quote? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • MC Miller

    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!