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3 ways to discover hidden side of Greece

Athens ● Cyclades ● Epirus ● Greece ● Mani ● Peloponnese ● 20 November 2017
 

The beauty of Greece is undoubted, and that's why so many Greek destinations, such as Greek islands and traditional towns, are worldwide famous. The variety of the landscape in combination with the rich and long history, the significant historical sites and the well-preserved urban setting make the vacation in Greece a top choice for your holidays in Europe. However, Greece is not always its famous destinations, such as Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu. The hidden side of Greece is something you should definitely explore during your vacation in this stunning Mediterranean country. Furthermore, many popular Greek destinations, such as Athens and Crete, are large areas that have numerous hidden gems that are waiting to be explored by the off-the-beaten-path travellers. With these 3 ways, you can discover the authentic side of Greece and spend Greek vacation away from the mass tourism.

Greek Island Hopping

Greek Island Hopping is your best chance to explore the innumerable Greek islands. The distance between the islands is very short, the sea calm and the ferry tickets affordable. Thus, you can easily take the ferry and visit another island during your vacation in the Aegean Islands or the Ionian Islands. More Greek islands mean more beautiful pictures to see and wonderful destinations to discover. Moreover, with Island Hopping in Greece, you can find exclusive ferry deals, take the boat and spend some days on off-the-beaten-track islands in Greece. The Cyclades are not only Mykonos, Dodecanese not only Rhodes and Ionian Islands not only Zakynthos. Explore undiscovered Greek islands, such as Kythnos, Chalki and Sikinos, away from the crowds and feel lucky to have the opportunity to swim and sunbathe on untouched beaches of unique beauty.

Naoussa in Paros

Road trip

In addition to the Greek islands, mainland Greece is also astonishing. Regions, such as Peloponnese and Epirus, are characterised by medieval towns and mountainous villages in verdant and impressive nature. Furthermore, many Greek islands, such as Crete, Kefalonia, Corfu and Naxos, are quite big, and you need a car to explore their hidden gems. Road trip in areas, such as Mani in Peloponnese or Zagorochoria in Epirus, are excellent opportunities to drive inside the lush greenery of mainland Greece, discover gorgeous traditional villages and talk to the hospitable people that are ready to show you the fascinating side of their place.

Free tours from locals

Tips from locals are always the best way to have a look at the hidden side of each destination. Insider's guides are a good option to gain the first impression of the place you are going to visit, but the vivid experience is even better. In large cities, such as Athens, where there are numerous points of interests to discover, are organised by the locals free tours. Thus, you can make new friends and see the authentic side of popular travel destinations in Greece that only locals can reveal.

Where to Stay

Hostel in Athens, Greece Athens International Youth Hostel
7.8 10
Athens International Youth Hostel
16, Victor Hugo str., 10438 Athens, Greece

Athens International Youth Hostel is a friendly, budget hostel located in a quiet residential street, close to the historic center of Athens and just 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 1.5 km, while the lively Monastiraki Square is at 1.3 km. Plaka, the historic and picturesque part of Athens with narrow cobblestone streets can be reached within a 18-minute walk.

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studio Stars
Studio Stars
Mouzaki - Laganas, 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

Surrounded by lush gardens with citrus trees, Studio Stars offers self-catering accommodation in a quiet location just 1 km away from the lively center of the cosmopolitan Laganas resort and 3 km from Laganas Beach. Zakynthos international airport is at 4 km, while the main port in picturesque and historic Zakynthos town is at 5 km. A bus stop with good service to the town can be found just a few meters away from the property.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.


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