THE BEST ROAD TRIPS IN GREECE
We have collected some of the best road trip destinations which are ideal to visit all year round!
1. Peloponnese road trip
The Peloponnese is a peninsula in southern Greece, rich in seaside and mountain villages. One can experience gorgeous mountains with rivers and waterfalls, excellent wines, virgin beaches, buzzing cities and ancient sites, all in one trip. No stop is boring on this trip and you will get a spectacular insight for Peloponnese, from ancient Olympia to Gytheio, Monemvasia, Nafplio, Epidavros, Corinth, Sparta and Mystras.
2. Crete road trip
Crete, as the largest island of the country, is ideal for a road trip, which allows you to discover the entire island. Start from Heraklion, after you have explored the Old Town and the port. You can also visit the Knossos Palace and Rethymno. Don’t forget to visit Chania and then heading to the picturesque Elafonisi beach. Don’t miss the chance to explore Samaria Gorge, with its 16 km trail and lush Natural Park. Finally, reach Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, your gateway to Vai beach and the entire eastern coast of Crete.
3. Meteora road trip
With this road trip, starting from Athens to the beautiful setting of Meteora, you will have the chance to discover the beauty of central Greece. Located a mere 354 km away from Athens, Meteora, with its mountain-perched monasteries, is ideal for nature lovers and those looking for an easy trip. Stop in Lamia or make a detour to Kammena Vourla for lunch. You can also visit the beautiful ancient sanctuary of Delphi before heading to the mountainous region of Kalambaka. Explore the region, hike on nearby Mount Koziakas or raft down the Ionas river.
4. Evia road trip
Heading to Evia, Greece’s second largest island which is located right near the mainland, you’ll experience other contrasts, as its northern part generally resembles the mainland, while the south looks more like the smaller islands of the Aegean.