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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

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Ulrika Hotel
Ulrika Hotel
P. Grigoriou E', 18010 Aegina, Greece

Ulrika Hotel is located in Aegina, just 1 minute walk from the beach. Aigina Port is a 7-minute walk away. Agia Marina is 13 km away.

Hotel in Corfu, Greece Anita Hotel
8.3 10
Anita Hotel
Perama, 49084 Corfu, Greece

Surrounded by palm and cypress trees, Anita Hotel is located within a 10-minute walk from Perama Beach. Corfu International Airport is at 6 km and the picturesque capital of Corfu with many historic buildings and the main port of the island is 7.5 km away.

Hotel in Epidavros, Greece Actor Hotel
Actor Hotel
7, Agiou Georgiou str., Ligourio, 21052 Epidavros, Greece

Actor Hotel is located in the village of Ligourio, 3.5 km from the Ancient Theater of Epidavros. The famous archaeological site of Mycenae is 38 km away. The nearest beach can be reached within a 20-minute drive. The historic and picturesque Nafplio town is at 25 km.


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