The first things that come to mind when one plans a trip to Greece are Athens and the Islands. Perhaps Meteora, too. However, Greece is so much more than just these super popular destinations. Mainland Greece is so diverse and it boasts an impressively large number of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. One of these gems is Ioannina, a vibrant university city which is packed with history and charms. Although pleasant all year round, it is in winter that Ioannina city becomes utterly seductive. Wondering why? Here’s our complete guide on what to do in Ioannina in winter that will definitely make you dream of this quaint laid-back city in mainland Greece.
Although we’re both born and raised in Athens, Andros Island has gradually become a second home to us and this is why we’re happy to share you with our ultimate travel guide to the best things to do in Andros Greece, an off-the-beaten-path island just two hours away from the Greek capital.
Greece may be a very small country but it’s full of wonders. Mostly famous for its beaches, our country’s other natural treasures should not go unnoticed. For instance, caves in Greece, although scarce, are breathtakingly beautiful. Each of them hides a unique little world of impressive natural sculptures that date back to millions of years.
With over 180km of restored and signposted paths that date back to ancient times, Andros hiking is a unique experience for all walking lovers.
Before visiting Elafonisos Greece for the first time, we didn’t think much of it, to be honest. You see, when we think of summer vacation in Greece, our minds drift to some small island in the Aegean Sea. One of those windswept rock formations with whitewashed houses perched on cliff sides. The kind of island you need to spend a minimum of six long hours on board a ferry before you can swim into its deep blue waters.
We often use the word unique to describe places we’ve been to and loved but, in the case of Monemvasia Castle, the word takes on its literal meaning.