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Best Places to Visit in North Greece

Kavala ● Thessaloniki ● Xanthi ● 08 March 2018
 

Best Places to Visit in North Greece


If you are looking for ideas to travel to Greece, here is a list with some of the best unexplored towns you can visit in the north side of Greece. Xanthi, Kavala, Thessaloniki and Komotini are the gems of the north side of the country where you can go all year round for different reasons. Get ready to explore the different side of Greece!


Xanthi

Xanthi is a very beautiful town in the north side of Greece. It is located 174Km north east of Thessaloniki and you can get there by car from Thessaloniki or by airplane from the airport of Kavala where there are quite a few air companies that fly direct from different places in Europe during the summer. 
Xanthi is known for its glorious past as a tobacco centre of Europe and once you visit the gorgeous old part of the town you will see some of the most amazing buildings with unique architecture.
The natural park of Nestos, an incredible natural wonder is situated less than an hour away from the centre of the town and you will be surprised to see flamingos on the lake, fantastic species like birds and fishes and some of the most amazing sunsets. If you visit the park, make sure you take a tour with the local guides! You will not regret it!


Kavala

Kavala is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The wonderful port, the amazing beaches full of sand and crystal clear blue water, the old town and the castle, the unique cultural mix are just some of the best sides of it where you can enjoy a totally different side of Greece. Authentic, real, beautiful Kavala will leave you breathless with its panoramic view over the city from the top of the castle, the local cuisine and the real hospitality of its people.
As there are some universities that are located in Kavala, it seems that the town is full of youth and good vibes all the time all year round. Explore the nice bistros, bars and coffee shops and don't miss a visit to Imaret Hotel which is a hotel but it is protected as a unique cultural centre as well.

Kavala

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second largest cities in Greece and the capital of Macedonia and north Greece. It is a beautiful city by the sea with a wonderful promenade and a port, locals with humour and real hospitality, great gastronomy, and an amazing culture as it is a mosaic of past civilisations, architecture and traditions. Thessaloniki is famous for its vibrant night life, the beautiful beaches nearby in Chalkidiki, the laid back lifestyle and the unique main square that is the symbol of the city, the square of Aristoteles. Stroll down the alleys of the old town, go to the top to the old castle of the city and watch some amazing sunsets, head to the sweet and trendy night bars and all day coffee shops and enjoy the friendly vibe of this cosmopolitan city any time you decide to visit it!

Thessaloniki



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Where to Stay

Appartment in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Villa Minoas Apartments & Studios
Villa Minoas Apartments & Studios
Istron, 72100 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Villa Minoas Apartments is located in the beautiful village of Istron, close to the sandy beaches of Agios Panteleimon, Golden Beach and Karavostasi, which are all accessible within a 10-minute walk. The lively town of Agios Nikolaos and the port with a ferry connection to Piraeus, Athens are at 12 km. Nikos Kazantzakis international airport in Heaklion is 70 km away.

Hotel in Platamonas, Greece Hotel Lego
Hotel Lego
84, Egnatias Str., 60065 Platamonas, Greece

Set at the foot of Mountain Olympus, Hotel Lego is located in the coastal town of Platamonas, just a 15-minute walk from the long Platamonas beach. The archaeological site of Dion is 30 km away from the hotel and the traditional village of Palei Poroi is only a 10-minute drive. Katerini town is at 40 km, while Thessaloniki is 110 km away.

Hotel in Agios Nikolaos, Greece Elounda Krini Hotel
Elounda Krini Hotel
Andrea Papandreou, Elounda, 72053 Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Elounda Krini Hotel is located 1 km away from the center of the popular seaside resort Elounda and just a 5-minute walk from the beach. The scenic town of Agios Nikolaos and the port is at 8 km, while the capital of Crete, Heraklion, is at 70 km. Supermarkets, shops, restaurants can be found within a 10-minute walk.


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