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Top 5 hidden gems in Greece

Antipaxoi ● Chios ● Gavdos ● Mani ● Pilion ● 10 May 2017
 

Greece is a wonderful country with worldwide famous islands, beaches, villages and sites. However, there are many places in Greece that are not widely known, although their beauty is breathtaking. These hidden gems, some of which are presented in this article, are unspoiled destinations that only a few people know or have thought to visit. Secret Greece has many off-the-beaten-path, untouched gems, and you will feel truly lucky, when you explore them.

1. Fakistra Beach, Pilion

Pilion Volos is a paradise of sea and traditional villages, amazing beaches and lush greenery. Everybody knows Tsagkarada Pilion or Mylopotamos Beach, but in south Pilion Volos, there is a stunning beach, called Fakistra, which many travel guides have included in the list of the best beaches in the world. Crystal waters, pine trees until the coastline and white sand can explain you why this beach is worth a visit.

Fakistra

2. Mastichochoria, Chios

The medieval atmosphere of Chios is unique, and everybody in the world knows Chios for its famous product, mastic. Only a few know, however, that the villages with the mastic trees are of astonishing beauty. In these villages of mastic (in Greek mastichochoria), you can be informed about the cultivation and processing of mastic, and admire the medieval ambience, the stone-built towers, the arched doors and the impressive architecture of the complex of these 24 villages that will steal your heart.

Chios

3. Mani, Peloponnese

Mani is an amazing place for a road-trip, with numerous villages in a close distance to each other. Stone-built towers, standing on the top of the hill or by the sea, create a magnificent scenery. From Areopolis Mani to Limeni, Gerolimenas, Vathia and Lagia, these villages of authentic Mani welcome you with their imposing beauty and untouched colour.

Mani

4. Gavdos, Crete

Gavdos is an off-the-beaten-path island near famous Crete. This tiny island, which is the southernmost point of Europe and is located to the south of Chania, is an exotic paradise, where you swim in the Libyan Sea. Practically, you have the feeling of being in Africa, but you are in a safe place in Greece. In Gavdos, it is always summer, the suns shines the whole year, and the people are hospitable.

Gavdos

5. Antipaxoi

Antipaxoi, the small island near Paxoi, has spectacular turquoise and indigo waters, cliff top surroundings and welcoming taverns. It is impossible to resist to the pearl-coloured sand the moment you step off the boat onto Antipaxoi.

Antipaxoi

Where to Stay

Appartment in Agios Nikolaos, Greece The Traditional Homes of Crete
The Traditional Homes of Crete
Mavrikiano, 71202 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Combining rustic and modern features, The Traditional Homes of Crete are situated in the peaceful village of Mavrikiano, just a 5-minute walk from the center of Elounda and from Elounda Beach. Nikos Kazantzakis International airport in Heraklion is at 70 km. The port in Agios Nikolaos town with a ferry connection to Piraeus, Athens is at 10 km.

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
11th km of old road Heraklion-Rethimnon, Tílisos, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel is located in a complex of buildings representing traditional Cretan village 12 km away from Heraklion. The distance from the Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Heraklion is 15 km. The distance from the beach is 5 km.

Hotel in Pelion, Greece Hotel Despotiko
Hotel Despotiko
Portaria, 37011 Pelion, Greece

Hotel Despotiko is centrally located in the popular village of Portaria, Pelion. The Ski Centre of Pelion is just 15 km away. The town of Volos is 10 km away.


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