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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 Aegina, Greece Liberty II
Liberty II
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Hotel Liberty II is located in the popular sea-side resort of Aegina, Agia Marina, just 3 minutes walk from the longest beach of the island. The main port of the island and the town is at 13.2 km. Aegina island can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Hotel Aeollos
Hotel Aeollos
Pefkohori, 63085 Chalkidiki, Greece

Hotel Aeollos is located in popular Pefkohori village, just 50 m from the long, sandy beach. The lively resort of Polichrono is 8 km away from Pefkohori. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 95 km, while the center of Thessaloniki is at 105 km.

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Nouvelle Hotel
Nouvelle Hotel
7km Thessaloniki - Oraiokastro, 57013 Thessaloniki, Greece

Nouvelle Hotel is located in Oraiokastro, just 8 km away from the centre of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki International Airport is 28.9 km away. The port of Thessaloniki is approximately a 20-minute drive away.


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