Explore some of the highlights of Greek nature, like the large number of stunning lakes, each with its unique charm and character. Take for example, the Prespa Lakes, located in the northwestern part of the country, home to a range of bird species and a popular destination for bird watchers. The picturesque Lake Plastiras, located in central Greece, is surrounded by mountains and is popular for outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking.
Greece is home to some of the most impressive caves in the world. The Diros Caves, located in the Peloponnese, are a series of underground lakes and passages that are accessible by boat. The Melissani Cave, located on the island of Kefalonia, is yet another stunning underground lake, the most impressive one in the Ionian Islands. The Perama Cave, located in Ioannina, is one of the largest caves in Greece, with amazing stalactites and stalagmites, that will make your trip worthwhile.
Don’t miss the rivers that are popular with visitors for their beautiful scenery and outdoor activities. Voidomatis River, located in the Vikos-Aoos National Park, is one of the cleanest waterways in Europe and very popular among kayaking and rafting lovers. Aliakmonas River, located in northern Greece, is one of the longest rivers in the country and a popular destination for fishing and hiking along its riverside.
Greece also stands out for its impressive mountain ranges in Europe. The Pindus Mountain range in the north is a popular choice among hikers and mountaineers, with the famous Vikos Gorge located in the area. The Taygetos Mountains in the south are home to the archaeological site of Mystras and are a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers. Explore Greece’s beautiful forests, with the Mount Olympus National Park being one of the most popular. The park is home to a range of flora and fauna, including the Greek fir tree (Abies Cephalonica), which is only found in Greece. The Parnassus National Park is also a popular destination among nature lovers, with a range of hiking trails and outdoor activities, on offer, such as skiing, snowboarding etc.
There is a lot to be said about Greek Gorges, too, with one of them ranking high in the Guinness Book of Records. The Vikos Gorge, located in the Pindus Mountains, is one of the deepest canyons in the world and a popular destination for nature lovers. The Samaria Gorge, on Crete, is one of the longest ones in Europe and absolutely worth exploring.
Finally, Greece is home to a number of volcanoes, such as the one on world-renowned Santorini Island, with its stunning views and unique volcanic landscape. The Methana Volcano, located in the Peloponnese and Nisyros Volcano, Dodecanese Islands, are also great options for travellers, who will enjoy their natural hot springs and hiking trails.