Most Unique Hidden Gems to Visit in Greece
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Greece is filled with popular destinations that people flock to each year. However, there is a lot more to the country than those popular places. There are some hidden gems that are stunning ad absolutely worth visiting. While in Greece, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit these interesting places:
Meteora is located in central Greece. This impressive rock formation hosts a complex of six remaining monasteries. Meteora is an out of the way attraction, but should be on your list of must-see sites. It makes the perfect day trip from Thessaloniki or Athens. Once you arrive, the scenery, especially the imposing rock formations will draw you in. You can climb the steps to the monasteries and take in the view as you do. You can also rock climb, paraglide, or go rafting while at Meteora.
Ikaria is an island that might not be in the spotlight, but it is worth a visit. In fact, if you are looking for a getaway that won’t be overrun with tourists and crowds, Ikaria is for you. Ikaria is another hidden gem destination that will impress you with its natural beauty. The beaches alone are worth visiting for. They are some of most gorgeous beaches in the country.
The crystal clear water of Seychelles Beach will lure you in and the surrounding scenery will make you want to stay. You can also soak up the sun at Yaliskari Beach and Nas Beach. If you’re a wine lover, Ikaria has many family run wineries and larger wineries. Here, you can taste wines you can’t experience elsewhere.
Located in Laconcia, Monemvasia is a fortress town. Access to Monemvasia is available through only one entrance. In addition to walking the cobblestone streets and exploring the castle, you can enjoy wining and dining outdoors where you’ll be treated to an exquisite view, including the sunset. There is an archaeological collection housed in a small building where you can explore different door frame styles and other building decor from the area. This is definitely a village that is interesting!
Delos Island holds a lot of history and mystery. While you can’t stay at a hotel on Delos, because there are none, the island makes a perfect day trip from Mykonos. Delos is an island dominated by ruins. The Ancient Archaeological Site should be your first stop. There you will see the ruins of a theatre, ancient shrine, the Lions of Delos, and mansions. If you want to delve more into the history of Delos, stop by the Archaeological Museum where artifacts that were found around the island are on display.
Milos is a volcanic island that is home to unforgettable beaches and sites. The Caves of Kleftiko are volcanic rocks that were created by the sea and wind. Located on the southwest side of Milos, the caves feature rocks that rise from the sea and crystal waters that will tempt you to jump in for a swim. If you want to learn about the fascinating history of the island, step into the Archaeological Museum of Milos and explore the various collections of findings from around the island.
While in Greece, you should consider visiting some of those more off the beaten track places, rather than flocking to some of the most popular destinations. However, no matter where you visit, you can’t go wrong.
This post was written by Greek Boston