Central Greece

An energising world of nature, culture and the sea
The best experience is in spring when the olive groves and wildflowers are in bloom
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From the spectacle of Ancient Delphi, to the winter wonderland of Arahova and Karpenisi and on to the island charms of Evia and Skyros

Whether you love culture, walking, swimming or any other kind of outdoor activity, in Central Greece you’ll discover the heartbeat of Greece.

The Oracle of Delphi and other historical landmarks and monuments, stone-built settlements, exciting hiking trails and national parks, beaches with turquoise waters, ski resorts and traditional customs and flavours … all tell the story of one of the most beautiful regions in Greece. 

So whether you’re off to Delphi, Arahova, Galaxidi, Karpenisi, Evia or Skyros, prepare to discover a world that never fails to leave you feeling energised.

Landmark monuments

The standout cultural attraction in Central Greece is Delphi, considered the navel of the world by the ancient Greeks. The archaeological site – with the temple of Apollo, the Castalia Fountain and the adjacent museum – is one of the most important in Greece. 

Meanwhile, heroic Thermopylae, a stone’s throw from Kamena Vourla, reminds us of the sacrifice made by Leonidas and his 300 Spartans. 

In Viotia, the Byzantine monastery of Osios Loukas, with its renowned mosaics, is another UNESCO World Heritage site. And in Evrytania, you will find the monastery of Panagia Prousiotissa, with its famed icon of the Virgin Mary that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

Discover the wonders of nature

Mt Parnassos, known as the “Mountain of the Light” and a renowned National Park, is home to thick forests of black pine and Kefalonian fir and dozens of trails, as well as the famous Corycian Cave, where the Nymphs and the Greek god Pan were worshipped during antiquity. 

Hiking the Black Cave gorge in Evritania

And speaking of wonders, make sure you leave time to explore Evia, an island of outstanding beauty with forests, waterfalls and stunning beaches. In Evrytania, you can visit the Panta Vrehei (‘It is always raining’) Gorge, a magical place full of lakes, waterfalls, caves and dense vegetation.

The best beaches of Central Greece

Even the names of some of the best beaches of Central Greece emit a sense of wonder: Eratini, Sergoula, Trocadero and Kalafati in Phokis; Glyfa, Agios Konstantinos, Kamena Vourla / Galini in Phthiotis; Agios Isidoros and Plaka in Viotia… And, of course, the beaches of Evia: Drosia and the famous Lefkandi near Chalkida; Kalamos and spectacular Chiliadou in the centre of the island; Edipsos and Limnionas to the north; and Chryssi Ammos and Figia to the south.

Beautiful settlements with a long history

Chalkida: Ideal for a weekend getaway. Its trademarks are the Euripus Strait and the old bridge, as well as a wonderful esplanade with fish tavernas and cafes.

EdipsosYou’ll discover a Belle Epoque atmosphere in one of the most timeless spas in Greece.

ArahovaCosmopolitan Arahova, below the ski resort of Parnassos, is popular for winter holidays – before or apres ski.

DelphiIn the historic settlement of Delphi you will find the house-museum of Angelos Sikelianos (the Greek poet that revived the Delphic Festival in 1927 and 1930), as well as the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

The other side of Mt Parnassos: Polidrosos, Ancient Lilea, Tithorea, Amphiklia and Gravia (with the famous “Hani of Gravia”) are just a few of the attractions hidden on the other side of the mountain.

GalaxidiThe tiny port of Galaxidi has a special charm thanks to its many attractive sea-captains’ houses and wonderful maritime museum.

Amphissa: A noble city that boasts the old quarter district of Hblarmena and an imposing castle, as well as traditional cafes and Vagonetto, a unique theme park that tells the story of extracting bauxite.

KarpenisiThe main town of Evrytania is an ideal winter destination near the ski centre of Velouhi. Stylish hotels, traditional restaurants and tiny cafes welcome you to this lively town.

Korishades: Traditional stone houses, trees, picturesque streets and the Museum of the National Resistance adorn the most beautiful village of Evrytania.

SkyrosThe island with a character all its own. A scenic town (Hora), a long sandy main beach, intricate wood-carved furniture, the monastery of Agios Georgios, the unique Skyrian horses and a famous carnival will set you up for an unforgettable holiday.

Hiking, river trekking and skiing

Central Greece offers a huge range of activities all year round, from sea level to the peaks of imposing mountains. Evia’s trails will introduce you to a unique landscape. On Mt Parnassos, more than 50 trails (among them the E4 European hiking trail) and old paths take you on a journey through stunning scenery. If you are looking for a skiing holiday, visit the ski centres on Mt Parnassos or Velouhi. And the Panta Vrehei Gorge is ideal for river trekking.

Local specialities and delicacies

Besides the natural beauty and beaches, this holiday destination is also famous for its authentic local flavours. Among the most popular are the cheeses – katiki (soft and fresh) from Domokos and the famous formaella (semi-hard), and the homemade pasta of Arahova. Add to this the prosciutto of Evrytania and the vast olive groves of Amphissa, yielding superb olive oil, and you’re left with a delicious sensory experience.

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Experience the best of Central Greece

Exploring the beauty of Lake Kremaston by kayak

Kayık ile Kremaston Gölü'nün güzelliğini keşfetmek

Taking to the slopes and exploring the natural beauty of Greece’s most modern ski resort

Parnassos Dağı’nda kış sporları

You pass a couple of waterfalls and some plunge pools big enough to take a dip, especially refreshing in summer

Evritania’da Kara Mağara yürüyüşü

The crown jewels of the main town are the Byzantine Kastro and even older monastery

Skiros'un ana kentinde yürüyüş turu

Located above the temple of Apollo, the ancient theatre looks over the entire sanctuary and a valley of olive trees

Dünyaca ünlü Delfi ören yerinin büyüsüne kapılın

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Accommodation

Levanta Hotel Megalo Chorio

Karpenisi

Surrounded by the lush forests of Evritania, Levanta is a traditionally built, with stone and wood, guesthouse, housing 10 elegant rooms with modern faciliti...

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Orta Yunanistan’da doğa ile bağlantı kurmanın 11 yolu
Orta Yunanistan’da doğa ile bağlantı kurmanın 11 yolu
Keşfet
Hiking to the Black Cave and Via Ferrata
Yunanİstan'in Merkezİnde aktİf olmanin en İyİ 5 + 1 yolu
Köknar ağacı kaplı dağlar, parıldayan göller ve nehirler ve geleneksel köy yaşamı… Yunanistan'ın kalbinde geçireceğiniz her dakika sizi aktif olma dürtüsü ile doldurur.
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Multiple footpaths allow you to explore the countryside of Central greece

Destinations in Central Greece

Travel ideas

Shining the light on stories
Hiking to the Black Cave and Via Ferrata

Orta Yunanistan’da doğa ile bağlantı kurmanın 11 yolu

Orta Yunanistan’da doğa ile bağlantı kurmanın 11 yolu
Multiple footpaths allow you to explore the countryside of Central greece

Yunanİstan'in Merkezİnde aktİf olmanin en İyİ 5 + 1 yolu

Köknar ağacı kaplı dağlar, parıldayan göller ve nehirler ve geleneksel köy yaşamı… Yunanistan'ın kalbinde geçireceğiniz her dakika sizi aktif olma dürtüsü ile doldurur.
In central Evia there is Dirfis and its alpine landscapes

Orta Yunanİstan: Yaşam kaynağından faydalanın

Tamamen hayat veren tatil arayanların cevabı, Yunanistan'ın merkezinde bulunmaktadır.