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Top 5 Autumn Destinations

The mild sweet climate of fall in Greece is what makes short journeys to the sea and the mountains so tempting. The country’s landscape is in transition, from its summer to its autumn look. Read up on the renowned destinations that we gathered just for you and plan your trip to our Greece.

1. Chania

As summer in Crete lasts a bit more than anywhere else in Greece, you will enjoy the sea and the wonderful mainland throughout October on this island. An excellent place to choose for your upcoming autumn holiday is Chania.

Don’t miss out on:

  • A stroll around the old Venetian Harbour of the town of Chania with its renowned fortress and lighthouse.

  • A visit to the city’s market and tasting the drooling culinary delights of Crete.

  • Canyoning at Samaria gorge and exploring an impressive array of flora and fauna.

  • Participating in agritourism activities in the Vamos and Milia traditional villages.

  • Basking in the sun on the golden exotic beaches.

2. Nafplio

Nafplio, Greece’s first capital, is built in the innermost spot of the Argolic Gulf. The town’s romantic atmosphere and its rich history make it a perfect destination for families or couples alike.

Don’t miss out on:

  • A stroll along the narrow cobblestone alleys in Palia Poli (the Old Town) lined with neoclassical mansions.

  • A visit to Syntagma Square, which is surrounded by significant historic buildings.

  • Taking a picture of the landmark of Nafplion, Bourtzi. This small fortress is built on the islet of Agioi Theodoroi across the shores of Nafplio.

  • Climbing up the 999 steps to the Palamidi Castle, from where you can drink in the view
    of Nafplio’s Old Town.

3. Ioannina

Ioannina City, Epirus’ capital, is adorned with Lake Pamvotida and its little islet. The town’s multicultural past is depicted in its historic centre.

Don’t miss out on:

  • A walk by the shore of lake Pamvotida.

  • The Castle Town of Ioannina, which is still lived-in in our days.

  • The old town, which is located near the Castle Towns. Fortification, where you’ll come across the picturesque neighbourhoods of Siarava, Kourmanio, and Gyali Kafene.

  • The unique architecture of Ioannina and the shopping arcades.

  • A visit to the Archaeological Museum, the Wax Museum and the Municipal Art Gallery.

  • A tour by the aesthetic forest on the hill top that looks over the town of Ioannina.

  • A stop by the Perama Cave, dating back 1.5 million years.

  • Buying some of the local traditionally designed jewelry.

4. Plastira Lake

This is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Greece. Green mountain peaks bestow even greater beauty on the region and fast-flowing streams embellish the breathtaking scenery. Every season here has its own beauty. A handful of charming villages are located along the lakeshore or on the mountainous slopes which offer an idyllic view of the lake!

Don’t miss out on:

  • Walks or bike and horseback rides along the lakeshore.

  • Renting out a canoe or pedal-boat and enjoying the lake ride.

  • Swimming and enjoying the various amenities offered on the beaches of Pezoula and Lamperou.

  • Drifting through the air by paragliding or hang gliding at the air sport facilities offered at the mountain tops of Templa or Agonas (Neraida Village) and Koufolongos (Krioneri Village).

  • Testing your skills in archery at the organized venues found at the villages of Rousso, Sekliza and Neraida.

  • Rejuvenating walks in the mountains of Agrafa through an extensive network of shaded forest trails. Choose one of the eco-trails in the Educational Forest of Belokomitis and surrender to the magic of nature.

  • Experiencing climbing at Karamanoli near Neraida village (here one can find a miniscule ski centre) in addition to the mountain shelter Elatakakos at the Belokomitis forest.

5. Monemvasia

The walls of the medieval fortress town, Monemvasia, is a dream destination if you are a romantic at heart. Take your other half by the hand and start your walk by crossing the bridge, through the stone walls and the fortresses gate. Walk back into time as this destination exudes an atmosphere of a bygone era.

Don’t miss out on:

  • A stroll around the narrow, winding streets and listen to the story of a town that once “hosted” the emperors of Byzantium!

  • A tour of numerous stone mansions, medieval towers, historical buildings and old churches.

  • A visit to the home of one of the most widely acclaimed Greek poets of the 20th century, Yiannis Ritsos.

  • A walk up “Goula”, the upper castle, to enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

  • A stop by the imposing Cathedral of Agia Sophia, which hangs between the rocks and the steep cliffs.