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8 Gorgeous Places In Ontario That Are Like A Summertime Trip To Greece

Grab your bag and leave your passport behind!

Toronto Senior Staff Writer
Ontario Summer Day Trips That Are Like Vacationing in Greece

You may not be able to find the Acropolis in Ontario, but you can still find some gorgeous places with Greek vibes right here in the province.

Turquoise waters, towering cliffs, and patios worthy of Santorini await at these spots, and they make for a perfect summer day trip, no plane ticket needed.

The Grotto

Price: $7.90 per adult

When: Reservation required from June 3 to October 31, 2021

Address: The Grotto, Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in The Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Grotto boasts crystal blue waters, a rocky coastline, and views that will make you feel like you're vacationing in Greece.



Price: 💸💸💸

Address: 522 King St. W. Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This new Greek restaurant in Toronto is like a trip to Mykonos, and you can indulge in all sorts of authentic dishes and drinks.


Cheltenham Badlands

Price: $20 + per vehicle, $10 + parking

When: Until October 24, 2021

Address: 1739 Olde Base Line Rd., Caledon, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ontario may not have red sand beaches like you'd find in Greece, but it does have rolling red hills. You can take a boardwalk trail through the red landscape of the Cheltenham Badlands for a unique adventure. Don't forget to book a reservation in advance!


Guild Park

Price: Free

Address: 201 Guildwood Pkwy., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: This enchanting sculpture-filled park in Scarborough is home to an impressive Greek Theatre, and you'll feel as though you're in a whole other world when gazing at it.


Baranga's On The Beach

Price: 💸💸

Address: 380 Van Wagner Beach Rd., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This stunning summer oasis can be found in Hamilton, although you'll feel like you're dining in Santorini. The spacious terrace overlooks the water, and you can enjoy Greek and Mediterranean food while soaking up the views.


Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Pass Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: Turquoise waters, towering lookouts, and unique geological features await at this provincial park, and it's as close to Greece as you can get in Ontario.


Eagle Canyon Adventures

Price: $22 per adult

When: May 1 - October 15, 2021

Address: 275 Valley Rd., Dorion, ON

Why You Need To Go: Greece is full of mountains, canyons, and cliffs, and you can visit a giant canyon right here in Ontario. Eagle Canyon Adventures has the longest foot suspension bridge in Canada which takes you right across a towering canyon.


Elora Quarry

Price: $9.29 per adult

When: Open until Labour Day

Address: 319 Wellington County Rd. 18, Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: With majestic limestone cliffs and crystal blue water, this quarry could easily be on a Greek travel brochure. Don't forget to book in advance.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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