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Best of Touring Greece

Greece is a country weighed down by history, myths and culture. Discover the country’s many charms; breathtaking and unique natural landscapes promise to put you under its delightful spell!

Thrace
Famous for its pristine wild beauty, Thrace is the place to go if you are in search of traditional hospitality and adventures in nature. Don’t miss:



- the impressive Dadia Forest as well as the wetlands of Vistonida Lake.
- the towns of Xanthi, Komotini and Alexandroupoli. Pass by the villages: Pomakochoria where you’ll be amazed with its traditional architecture;Porto Lagos a seaside fishing village; Soufli the “silk town” of Greece.
- the “Hanabaths in the area of Ancient Traianoupoli.
- a swim in the natural pools of Samothraki.

Macedonia
As you’ll approach the region of Macedonia drink in the view of picturesque villages and wild nature! Enjoy the rural community, the hectic urban lifestyle or the coastline. Don’t miss:



- a visit to the Archaeological Site of Vergina (ancient city of Aigai), which is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (located near Veria Town), as well as the Museum of the Royal Tombs.
- the city of Thessaloniki, which is practically an open air Museum of Byzantine Art, where you’ll fall in love with its mouthwatering culinary tradition.
- the furrier’s city of Kastoria, whose beauty is reflected majestically in Orestiada Lake.
- Pozar Thermal Baths and the waterfalls of Edessa.
- activities in nature in the wider area of Grevena.
- Halkidiki's breathtaking beaches; the mind blowing shoreline located at the foot of Mt. Olympus and the astonishing emerald waters on the island of Thassos.
- the countless vineyards that produce excellent wines.
- Nestos Straits.
- the wetlands of Prespes, Vegoritida, Kerkini and Orestiada.
- the ski resorts at Kaimaktsalan, Seli, and 3-5 Pigadia.

Epirus
In northwestern Greece you’ll come across the imposing Pindus Range towering over the “Rock Kingdom” of the Epirus region; this is the ideal destination for alternative tourism. Don’t miss:



- rafting or kayaking down Arachthos, Aoos and Voidomatis Rivers; trekking in the National Park of Valia Calda; hiking or mountain biking in Tzoumerka; canyoning in Vikos Gorge, which happens to be the second deepest in the world; and walking up to Drakolimni Lake at Astraka-Tymfi Mountain Hut.
- the view of the famous arched bridges of Arta, Konitsa and Petra.
- a romantic stroll in the castle town of Ioannina City by Pamvotida Lake and pay a visit to Perama Cave.
- a tour around the astonishing cluster of 48 traditional villages known as Zagorochoria; the picturesque Metsovo Village and the Syrrako and Kalarrytes Villages with their elaborate architecture where stone is the key building material.
- the oracle shrine (christirion) at Dodona, the coastal Parga Village as well as a boat tour down Acherodas River, which is the mythical watery border between Life and Death, of Persephone and Hades.

Ionian Islands
Scattered throughout the Ionian Sea, six big islands (Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Ithaka, Paxoi) and many smaller ones make up an ideal summer destination and a beloved sailors’ haven. Don’t miss:



-endless shores with golden-white sand and azure clear waters. Myrtos Beach on Kefalonia, Porto Katsiki Beach on Lefkada and Navagio on Zakynthos are the most renown.
-a walk in the beautifully preserved Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO world heritage site.
-the bay of Vassiliki on Lefkafa Island where sea sports are the centre of attention.
-Melissani Cave on Kefalonia, the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, the mythical island of Ithaka and the alluring islands of Paxoi and Antipaxoi.

Thessaly
In Greece’s centermost spot, where myths encounter history and an exhilarating natural backdrop made by Gods and humans, don’t miss:



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some island hopping in the wonderful archipelago of the Sporades.
-a climb up to Meteora.
-water sports on Plastira Lake.
-a visit to the magnificent town of Trikala, the neighbouring villages Elati and Pertouli, a beloved winter destination.
-hiking on Olympus Mountain, home of the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology.
-a taste of the delicious tidbits in the famous tsipouro taverna (tsipouro= spirit made by distilled pomace) in the city of Volos.
-an encounter with the breathtaking villages of Pelion, where you can also enjoy skiing in winter or swimming in the neighbouring beaches in summer.

Central Greece
The area of Roumeli, Evia, Skyros and Attica are lands steeped in history and tradition. Don’t miss:



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the Messolonghi Lagoon, the largest wetland complex of Greece, where you must savour the famous avgotaracho.
-Karpenisi and the surrounding area where you’ll experience winter’s wonders.
-Nafpakto and Galaxidi, the romantic “duet” of towns.
-the opportunity to get your own oracular consultation at Delphi.
-a ride down Parnassos’ slopes, the biggest snow resort in Greece.
-Evia and a tour around its green landscape.
-Skyros Island Carnival.
-a visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens.
-the sunset at Cape Sounio.
-a mini cruise around the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf.

Peloponnese
The Peloponnese, popular among Greece’s guests, holds a large variety of amazing stuff to experience. Don’t miss:



-its fascinating archaeological sites (Ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Tiryns, Ancient Messene, Mystras etc.)
-Nafplio, an elegant seaside town, and Patras for its famous Carnival.
-the mountainous areas of Korinthos and Arkadia.
-the town of Kalamata.
-the medieval peninsula of Monemvasia and Mani’s stone-built tower-houses.
-the impressive Dirou Caves.
-the Voidokilia Cove, whose symmetrical landscape embraces a stunning sandy beach with turquoise waters.

Aegean Islands
This famous destination, known for its dazzling white cube-like houses, clear blue waters, endless coastline, mind blowing beaches, aegean traditions, grounds laden with history and a cuisine to die for make up the perfect destination. Don’t miss:



-rock climbing
on Kalymnos Island or scuba diving in Folegandros and Tzia’s clear waters.
-the festivals of Ikaria or the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos, Paros and Ios Islands.
-a tour by the villages around Tinos Island, Olympo Village on Karpathos Island, Mastichochoria Villages on Chios and Apeiranthos Village on Naxos.
-the archaeological site on Delos Island, Cape Akrotiri on Santorini and the medieval town of Rhodes.
-Sarakiniko Beach with its lunar-like landscape on Milos and Santorini’s colourful beaches.
-the delicious ouzomeze (tidbits accompanied by ouzo) on Lesvos, the sweet wine from Samos as well as other delicacies from Naxos and Sifnos Islands.
-the chance to enjoy smooth sailing around the Cyclade Islands, bird watching on Tilos and water sports on Paros.
-the mesmerising sunset of Santorini, Milos and Amorgos Islands.


Crete
A unique island that has it all! During your visit don’t miss:



-a walk around the old town and the Venetian harbour of the cities of Chania and Rethymno.
-the exotic beaches overseeing the Libyan Sea.
-a dive to explore the Elephant's’ Cave near the harbour of Chania and a pedal boat ride on Kourna Lake.
-the agritourism activities in Vamos and Milia Villages.
-Mt. Psiloreitis Natural Park.
-hiking in Samaria Gorge, playing golf in Elounta and a visit by the Minoan archaeological site.
-Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra and Heraklion Cities; the islets of Chrysi, Gavdo and Spinalonga.
-the flavourful Cretan cuisine.

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