Natural Escapes

Natural escapes

All across Greece are legendary landmark destinations whose name alone sparks the desire get packing
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Autumn
Spring
Summer
Winter
Anywhere
Central Greece
Skyros
Evia
Chalkida
Karystos
Edipsos
Arahova
Delphi
Galaxidi
Karpenisi
Thermopylae
Thrace
Xanthi
Alexandroupoli
Samothrace
Thessaly & Sporades
Pelion
Trikala
Skopelos
Skiathos
Volos
Meteora
Larissa - Tempi
Alonissos
Elati - Pertouli
Karditsa
Lake Plastira
Cyclades
Amorgos
Anafi
Andros
Antiparos
Delos
Donousa - Iraklia - Schinoussa
Folegandros
Ios
Kimolos
Koufonisia
Kythnos
Milos
Mykonos
Naxos
Paros
Santorini
Serifos
Sifnos
Sikinos
Syros
Tinos
Tzia - Kea
Crete
Agia Galini - Plakias
Elounda - Agios Nikolaos
Chania
Phaistos - Matala
Heraklion - Knossos
Ierapetra
Hersonissos - Malia
Rethymno
Sfakia - Loutro
Sitia
Dodecanese
Astypalea
Halki
Kalymnos
Karpathos
Kasos
Kastelorizo
Kos
Leros
Lipsi
Nisyros
Patmos
Rhodes
Symi
Tilos
North Aegean Islands
Chios
Ikaria
Lesvos
Limnos
Samos
Ionian Islands
Corfu
Ithaca
Kefalonia
Lefkada
Paxi
Zante - Zakynthos
Epirus
Arta
Ioannina
Metsovo
Parga - Sivota
Preveza
Zagori
Attica
Kythira
Athens
Piraeus
Aegina
Hydra
Poros
Spetses
Western Greece
Kalavryta
Messolongi
Ancient Olympia
Nafpaktos
Ilia (Zaharo - Pyrgos)
Patras
Macedonia
Vergina
Veria
Thessaloniki
Prespes
Serres
Kastoria
Agios Athanasios - Mount Kaimaktsalan
Thassos
Ammouliani
Drama
Edessa
Grevena
Halkidiki
Katerini - Platamonas - Litohoro
Pella
Kavala - Chrysoupoli
Lake Kerkini
Kilkis
Kozani
Mount Athos - Ouranopolis
Naoussa
Nymfaio
Olympus
Peloponnese
Elafonisos
Western Messinia
Ancient Epidaurus
Corinth
Kalamata
Kardamyli
Loutraki
Monemvasia
Arcadia
Mycenae
Nafplio
Porto Heli - Ermioni
Pylos
Mani
Mystra - Sparta
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All across Greece are legendary landmark destinations whose name alone sparks the desire get packing

How is it possible that such a small country has so much to offer? Maybe it’s time to find out. Continental Greece, with its succession of landscapes etched in high relief, is a treasure chest of unique experiences whether in the great outdoors or in the realm of culture.

Here you will find some of the most popular landscapes in Greece – landscapes with alpine valleys, mountain peaks above the clouds, gorges and canyons, paths through oak, beech and plane tree forests, rivers spanned by arched stone bridges, watermills, waterfalls, national parks with rare flora and fauna, precious wetlands. And in the midst of it all, the human element, centuries of Greek civilisation in harmony with the environment: There are rustic villages, ancient ruins that occupy the most dramatic locations, hot springs, isolated monasteries and chapels, castles, towers and abandoned hamlets, cheery mountain towns, and ski centres with beautiful chalets.

Popular destinations in mainland Greece

Every corner of mainland Greece will leave its imprint on your memory. From traditional Pelion to the Zagorohoria, the valley of Tempi, celestial OlympusMeteora with its awe-inspiring monasteries perched on rocky monoliths, to Ancient Dion, these are unique destinations of rare natural beauty with rich history and traditions. You’ll discover nature at its most transcendent in the mountain areas of Elati and Pertouli, around Lake PlastiraLake Kerkini and Lailia, Valia Kalda and Metsovo, the Prespes lakes with their hermitages and rare bird populations, and Nymfaio.

Here in the interior, the original Greece will be revealed to you – in the wondrous ancient site of Vergina and nearby Edessa with its waterfalls and the Pozar natural spa; in picturesque Arnea and Kavala with the ruins of Philippi nearby; in Karpenissi and its traditional villages; and in mountainous Nafpaktia, the Switzerland of Greece;  or at the more visited places, like Delphi and Arahova. You’ll find it in the Peloponnese in such places as Mt Parnon and the mountains above Corinth, Lake Stymfalia, of Hercules’ fame, Mt Ziria with its plateaus and pasturelands, Taygetos and mountainous Arcadia with the Lousios River and its attractive villages.

At every turn in mainland Greece, nature’s artistry and man’s achievements will amaze you.

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Vikos Gorge, the kingdom of the river and the eagles

Zagori

Mountains, gorges and village life at their most majestic
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Arahova village from above during the winter

Arahova - Parnassos

Cosmopolitan air and winter fun, on and off the slopes
Lake Kremaston in Evritania

Karpenisi

A natural escape in the mountains of Central Greece
Metsovo’s main square is one of the most famous attractions of mountainous Greece

Metsovo

The aristocrat on the mountain
Vikos Gorge, the kingdom of the river and the eagles

Zagori

Mountains, gorges and village life at their most majestic
Monastery of St

Kilkis

Living tradition in northern Greece
On the western slopes of Mt Vermion, the 3-5 Pigadia ski centre boasts the longest and most difficult piste in Greece

Naoussa and Seli

Winter-warming red wine and mountain fun
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