This mountain town will win you over with a centuries-old library, world-renowned crocus fields and a miniature ‘Grand Canyon’.
If you happen to be in Athens for a single day but yet wish to see the city, you’ll have to plan it out right. One day in Athens might not be enough to explore all its hidden little corners, but the Visit Greece team has tried to come down with a walk-plan around Athens’ most fascinating spots.
Built at the foot of the imposing Falakro Mt, in a verdant area with abundant water sources, Drama is beautiful and hospitable, featuring picturesque neighbourhoods, spacious squares, green areas and well preserved neoclassical mansions.
Living or staying in Athens and dreaming of an escape to nature in the heart of the winter? Then take a break in the mountain area of Korinthos! Take the very comfortable motorway connecting Athens to Patras and in a matter of two hours you’ll see your dream come true!
It’s a common secret among travellers to Crete that summertime on the island is at least 2 months longer than most European destinations. Renowned newspapers, in 2014, praised with various articles the island’s mild climate. The Telegraph had an article about autumn tourist destinations where Crete features as a warm and welcoming place; the same year the Austrian newspaper Kurier published a long praising article on the island describing it as a place where you can enjoy a laid back summer vacation in autumn and get to know local tradition.
Welcome to Lakoniki Mani where you can see and enjoy stone built houses and impressive towers next to prickly pear cacti, dashing old tower villages, impressive caves, byzantine churches, beautiful beaches and unique local gastronomy. Let yourself be taken by the wild beauty of the rocks next to the sea. Discover Lakoniki Mani and its most revealing spots!
The olive tree produces an awesome fruit called olive from which we get olive oil. The tree has been cultivated in Greece since antiquity and blends harmoniously with the country’s landscape. The Mediterranean sun and the Aegean winds lend the fruit its unique taste. The tree has served as a source of inspiration to all Greeks! It is a symbol of peace, social and religious values, progress, affluence, wisdom and fame. It has fed, bread and given shed to countless Greek generations and earned its place in Greek culture.
It is the capital of the prefecture (with 22.500 inhabitants) built in the middle of a valley surrounded by Artemisio, Parthenios and Mainalo mountains. It is the administrative, economic, commercial and transportation center of central and south Peloponnese. Among the block of flats you will see preserved neoclassic buildings, traditional houses and springs.
Among the steep slopes of Mt. Mainalo in the Peloponnese nestle the mountain villages of Dimitsána, Stemnítsa and Vytína. Get a deeper insight into Greek history by visiting the places where the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Turks actually began; a place synonymous with legendary heroes, fierce battles and glorious achievements. Today thanks to its proximity to Athens and its striking beauty Mountainous Arcadia is one of the most popular winter destinations in Greece.
Having already captured the imagination of more than 10 million visitors’ worldwide, acclaimed multimedia exhibition “Van Gogh Alive – the experience” arrives in Athens and will be hosted over a four month period, between 9 November 2017 and 4 March 2018, at Megaron - Athens Concert Hall.