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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 Sparta, Greece Melies Hotel
Melies Hotel
Kokkinorachi Lakonias, 23100 Sparta, Greece

Melies Hotel is located in the small village of Kokkinorachi just an 8-minute drive from Sparta. The nearest Airport is the airport of Kalamata, which is approximately an hour's drive away.

Boutique Hotel in Lefkada, Greece Pirofani
Pirofani
10, Dorpfeld Str., 31100 Lefkada, Greece

Pirofani is located in the centre of Lefkada town, a 4-minute drive from Gira beach. Nydri Town is 16.4 km away.

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Hilltop Hotel
Hilltop Hotel
Chanioti, 63085 Chalkidiki, Greece

Hilltop Hotel is situated on a hillside in the lively village of Hanioti. The beach is just a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Thessaloniki International Airport is 96 km away.


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