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Road trips in Greece: these are the most fascinating routes

Arkadia ● Mani ● Pilion ● Tinos ● Zagorochoria ● 28 July 2017
 

Are you the type of traveller, who wants to explore every day new things? Are you willing to spend many hours driving because you want to discover villages and all kind of places during your vacations? Then, this article with the most interesting and wonderful routes in Greece for unforgettable road trips is your thing.

Mani
Mani is a complex of impressive traditional villages with stone-built towers and mansions surrounded by a wild, dry landscape. Mani is located in Lakonia, Peloponnese and offers you a great opportunity for an off-the-beaten-path road trip. You can start from Gytheio, pass by Areopolis Mani, and then, drive the whole second peninsula of Peloponnese. You will pass by amazing villages, such as Gerolimenas, Limeni, Vathia, Koita and Lagia, and you will see a scenery you have not seen before.

Mani

Tinos
Tinos is a big island of Cyclades with wonderful villages, waiting as hidden gems in every corner. They are numerous, and the only way to explore them all is by car. They are not located far away from each other, but if you want to visit the most important of them, like Ysternia, Pyrgos, Kardiani, Volax and Dyo Choria, you need definitely few days. White-washed houses and elegant pebbled streets will give the Cycladic aura in your holidays.


Zagorochoria
Zagorochoria are mountainous villages in Epirus. They have kept their traditional, authentic character, and you will be impressed by the surrounding natural beauty with rivers, forests and gorges, but also the relaxing and captivating atmosphere of every single village, which is located in the wider complex of the area.

Zagorochoria

Pilion
Pilion Volos is a mountain of extraordinary beauty with lush greenery and various stunning villages. The most impressive thing with this mountain is that the sea is located in a very close distance to the mountainous villages, and thus, you can easily combine mountain and sea, winter and summer holidays. For instance, Milies Piliou are located at the top of the mountain, but at the same time, Tsagkarada Pilion is by the sea and has an astonishing beach nearby.

Mylopotamos Beach in Pelion

Arkadia
Oreini (=mountainous) Arkadia is a wider area of Peloponnese, which is characterised by its amazing natural beauty and its stone-built villages. DimitsanaStemnitsa Arkadias, Vytina and Lagkadia are only some of the places you can discover in a weekend by driving along the narrow streets in the forests and the valleys.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Ikaria, Greece Kastro Hotel
8.5 10
Kastro Hotel
Agios Kirykos, 83300 Ikaria, Greece

Being located on a hill Kastro Hotel overlooks the capital of Ikaria island, the picturesque village of Agios Kirykos. The port is at 650 meters, while the island's airport is 11.5 km away. Ikaria island has a ferry connection with Piraeus in Athens, Fournoi, Samos and Chios islands.

Hotel in Mani, Greece Kleopatra Traditional Hotel Apartments
8.8 10
Kleopatra Traditional Hotel Apartments
Stoupa, 24024 Mani, Greece

Kleopatra Traditional Hotel Apartments is located in the seaside village of Stoupa, in Mani region in beautiful Peloponnese, just at the foot of Mount Taygetos. The hotel lies within a 5-minute walk from the beach and the center of the village with many cafes, shops, traditional taverns and supermarkets. The city of Kalamata is 40 km away.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.


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