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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 Ios, Greece Brother's Hotel
9.7 10
Brother's Hotel
Yialos, Chora, 84001 Ios, Greece

Brother's Hotel is located in Chora Ios, only an 8-minute walk from the sandy and well-organised beach of Yialos. Ios Port is 1.5 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Diethnes Hotel
8.4 10
Diethnes Hotel
52, Peoniou str.(Larissis Station), 104 40 Athens, Greece

Diethnes Hotel is located in Athens, just a 3-minute walk from Larissa Metro Station and Athens Railway Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 metro stops away.

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Roxani Hotel
Roxani Hotel
267, A. Papandreou str., Amoudara, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

Roxan Hotel is located in Ammoudara, only a 5-minute walk from the beach. Heraklion city centre is 5 km away. Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” , is 11 km away, while Heraklion Port is 8 km away.


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