Greece is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations in the world. Athens and all the Greek islands are visited daily by tourists looking for ancient history, art and traditional customs of Greece. Each archipelago, every city and every corner, are worth visiting.
This time, lazy penguins, we want to get away from the glamorous places or people that are overcrowded in the summer months. That is why we want to make a nice tour on the most beautiful villages in Greece and have a unique charm.
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12. Oia village, Santorini.
Given the layout of the Oia houses, which are placed on the side of the caldera, they allow people from any point in the town to appreciate its beauty and its peculiar urban planning. Its old-style houses make it feel as if Oia has stopped in time, but without suffering its detriments. Since everything is perfectly preserved, from the houses to the narrow passageways. One of the most majestic shows that can be seen in Oia is the sunset, a beautiful image that every tourist stores not only in their snapshots, but also in their minds. This is appreciable from any terrace of home or hostel, as it is also possible to see it from the top of the cliff, this being a moment that even the locals enjoy, who do not tire of admiring it, this being one of the best natural acts to see in Oia. Located in the upper part of the town, it allows you to appreciate the sunset in a majestic way. This castle, despite having its ruined Byzantine structure, allows a unique view of the horizon. To get to it we must go up the alleys, but the effort is well worth it. The entrance to this castle is free and free. The downside is that by sunset it has crowded with people to watch the sunset. The Church is located in front of a main square of the town. It is a church with a baroque structure that has domes in bluish tones. Its interior allows you to see well-carved bronze sculptures that are worth visiting. You should know that due to religious differences of the last century, in Oia, there are temples of the Orthodox and the Catholics, who celebrate their ceremonies separately. It is located in the lower part of the city and can be accessed by means of long stairs. The most recommended is to bathe in its warm and pure waters. In addition, the marine landscape that it offers is so wonderful that you can practice diving. This activity will allow you to observe the beautiful world that is under the waters. Many claim that Santorini is beautiful not only from the terraces of Oia, but also from the Port of Armeni, so your visit is highly recommended. Another activity that can be carried out in Oia in Santorini, is to enjoy in one of its taverns near the port. These are like brushstrokes among the rocks, but the atmosphere is unique, it is a totally different experience that is offered to the tourist.
11. Fiscrado village, Kefalonia.
Fiscrado can be found in Kefalonia, is the largest island in the archipelago of the Ionian Islands, a former Venetian possession for almost 300 years, between 1500 and 1797. The island is located in the Ionian Sea off the Greek coast facing the Gulf of Patras.
10. Apiranthos village, Naxos.
Situated on the slope of Mount Fanari and surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape, Apiranthos is a mountain village where time seems to have stopped. The beauty of its narrow streets, its marble-paved steps, its old houses and churches and stone towers will captivate your heart. Sit in one of its restaurants or taverns to have a glass of excellent quality wine made by the locals while taking in the spectacular views of the mountain peaks that surround you.
9. Olympos village, Karpathos.
Olympos village was one of the main cities of the ancient Lycian region. The foundations of the city date back to the beginning of the Hellenistic period.
8. Makrinitsa village, Pelion.
The road climbs in switchbacks and the arrival in Makrinitsa is a real delight. Its beautiful bourgeois houses are built on the slope of the mountain. The village is made up of two districts: Ano Koukourava and Moutsara. In the 17th century, Makrinitsa was one of the pioneer educational villages in the region. A Greek school and four primary schools, a peer learning school and a girls’ school were built there. The central square is shaded by tall, old plane trees. You can enter the church of Aghios Ioannis tou Prodomos, a basilica with three naves restored in 1965.
7. Chora Folegandros.
The island of Folegandros is part of the archipelago of the Cyclades Islands, it is located in the southern part of the archipelago. The island is located southeast of the island of Milos, west of Sikinos and northwest of Santorini.
6. Molyvos, Lesvos.
A beautiful place is Molyvos, a traditional hillside village with great views of the Aegean Sea and a medieval castle on top. The island is the main producer of ouzo, a Greek liqueur that tastes like licorice.
5. Nymfaio, Florina.
The town of Flórina is a good starting point for exploring the region. Its stately homes facing the Sakoulevas River welcome a village that has an archaeological museum specializing in the Hellenistic period. The traditions of the place can be learned in the Folk Museum, while a more up-to-date panorama of culture unfolds in the Museum of Contemporary Art.
4. Corfu town, Corfu.
Corfu, or Kerkyra in Greek, is still that beautiful and rich land that Homer sang, who made it the last stopover in the adventures of Ulysses before his long-awaited arrival in Ithaca. Before, it had been a pilgrimage site for the Greek gods and since then it has permanently become a place of inspiration and chimeras for artists and writers of all ages. The reasons, as you will see below, are obvious.
3. Palaios Panteleimon, Pieria.
Pieria, in southern Central Macedonia, is the smallest prefecture in the region. It has varied landscapes, with extremes in the high mountains that remain covered with snow all winter, and its Mediterranean sector. Mythology reserved for Pieria a very special place among her stories. According to the ancient Greeks, Orpheus and the Muses lived there, more specifically on the top of Mount Pierus. And not only that: the very abode of the gods, Mount Olympus, is located in the south of Pieria. Its capital, Katerini, is located halfway between this mountain and the prefectural plain.
2. Palaios Agios Athanasios, Pella.
Paleos Agios Athanasios or Tsegani is a traditional settlement at the foot of Mount Vora or Kaimaktsalan, at the top of Piperitsa, next to Lake Vegoritida at an altitude of 1,200 meters. It is 28 km from the city of Edessa and just 10 km from the ski resort of Kaimaktsalan.
1. Vatheia, Laconia.
In the heart of Mani, Vathia stands out, the traditional settlement with the tower houses renovated by EOT. Vathia or the “Parthenon” of Mani architecture is built on top of a hill a short distance from the sea.