There's much more to Greece than the islands of the Ionian and Aegean. From the illydic Prespa Lakes in the north to the rugged Mani Peninsula in the south, mainland Greece is a treasure trove of geographical and cultural diversity. On a mainland Greece holiday you'll discover that this is a country where past meets present everywhere you look. Buzzing cosmopolitan cities (think Athens) collide with memories of by-gone civilisations while the country’s natural beauty endures throughout. The Peloponnesian peninsula is the beating heart of ancient Greece. Celestial and mythological charms abound in this birthplace of legends,
characterised by tangible traces of bygone civilisations and a natural elegance. Head inland for more delights, from Meteora’s massive pinnacles topped by monasteries to the delights of Delphi and the lesser known mountains of Pelion and the deep gorges and waterfalls of Epirus. On a mainland Greece holiday, prepare to fall in love with a Greece you never knew existed.
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Why should you book a Mainland Greece holiday with us?
Mainland Greece is a stunningly varied destination that’s difficult to boil down to one perfect itinerary – the mountainous landscape, beautiful beaches, forests, lakes, cities and wondrous historical sights lend themselves to a different magnificent trip for every day of the year. Thus Mainland Greece holidays are a wonderful, yet bewildering prospect to plan, and that’s where we come in – we’ll simplify the entire process to help you build a trip that encompasses every aspect of your Greek dream. Whether you’re after a relaxing stay inland, an adventurous holiday beside the ocean, a hop from one historical site to the next or a blend of all three, we can make it happen.
What is the best option for a Mainland Greece holiday?
A whole holiday can easily be spent in Greece’s capital city Athens, but it’s possible for its ancient, illuminating charm to make its mark in just a few nights. The Acropolis and astonishing Parthenon that loom over the city are a must-see, but significant historic sights are all around – from giant museums crammed with antiques and magnificent street statues to crumbling classic temples and ancient theatres, the treasures here are rich and abundant. But Grecian antiquities are just one facet of Mainland Greece holidays, which eternally draw discerning travellers for myriad reasons. Whether it’s sun worshippers maxing out on vitamin D on Halkidiki’s dreamy white sandy beaches, adventurers looking for solitude on Thessaly’s Mount Pelion, adrenaline junkies rafting on the bubbling Lousios River (that Zeus himself was said to bathe in) or soul searchers finding peace in the monasteries of Meteora, Mainland Greece holidays can deliver on all fronts.
Special things to do on a Mainland Greece holiday
Hike the gorges of Lousios
Embark on a hike along the Lousios Gorge trail paths and you’ll be rewarded with soaring views of the spectacular scenery. Visit ancient monasteries clinging to the cliff edge and you may even stumble on the ancient city of Gortys, an untouched historic gem in the middle of wild natural beauty.
Take a Greek cooking lesson in Monemvasia
Set in an old mill surrounded by olive trees, the scene is set for a cookery masterclass of epic proportions. With help from an experienced chef you’ll learn how to make five traditional dishes - tzatziki, Greek salad, kagianas, stuffed tomatoes and peppers and honey puffs. Once you’ve whipped up your culinary masterpieces, then comes the best bit – the eating. Yamas!