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Mainland Greece! Ideas please of lovely places.

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Trixiefirecracker · 07/04/2022 19:59

Never been to mainland Greece! I know everyone heads to the islands but any recommendations for the mainland, beach and rustic if possible. Any ideas would be fabulous.

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Trixiefirecracker · 07/04/2022 20:17

Not too far from Athens is possible or easy to get to my bus/train or taxi!

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Trixiefirecracker · 07/04/2022 20:56

Bump! Anyone?

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CarriMarie · 07/04/2022 21:33

Sounion has a lovely temple and great sea views and can be reached by bus from Athens.

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AIPS · 07/04/2022 21:35

We had the best holiday ever on Halkidiki. Thessaloniki is stunning and you can see so many beautiful places. I’d love to go back there!

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billycorn · 07/04/2022 21:36

The Peloponese is lovely and unspoilt, halkidiki is lovely too.

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Lozza70 · 07/04/2022 21:37

Parga , love love love it there. Beautiful town and loads of little coves and beaches but they are pebbly beaches.

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pompei8309 · 07/04/2022 21:37

Voula and Glyfada beautiful beaches lovely restaurants , on bus route from Athens

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cheapskatemum · 07/04/2022 21:40

Navarino Bay, they love the British there because of a maritime battle - bit vague sorry!

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ilovesooty · 07/04/2022 22:47

@Lozza70

Parga , love love love it there. Beautiful town and loads of little coves and beaches but they are pebbly beaches.

Another vote for Parga.
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Trixiefirecracker · 07/04/2022 23:33

Where do you fly to to get to Parga? Nearest airport?

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ilovesooty · 08/04/2022 00:06

@Trixiefirecracker

Where do you fly to to get to Parga? Nearest airport?

I think I flew to Corfu.
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StarbucksSmarterSister · 08/04/2022 01:01

Parga or Sivota. Both fly to Preveza (an hour from Parga.

Peloponnese- Nafplio is stunning and there are beach resorts nearby but there are a lot of fabulous places in the southern Peloponnese too.

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ilovesooty · 08/04/2022 01:20

Sorry, it was Preveza. .

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peanutbuttertoasty · 08/04/2022 05:39

Meteora is a very cool place to visit!

Lefkada is stunning. Technically an island but you can drive

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RetrainRetrain · 08/04/2022 05:49

The Pelion peninsula is beautiful but would need a couple of changes to get to on public transport from Athens.

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StarbucksSmarterSister · 08/04/2022 16:09

Retrainretrain, there are direct flights to Volos in the summer from the UK or just change in Athens, which is super easy.

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StarbucksSmarterSister · 08/04/2022 16:15

Oh, and I would highly recommend Afissos in the Pelion to the OP.

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Trixiefirecracker · 08/04/2022 16:27

Thank you all! I’ll do some research. Really appreciate all your suggestions.

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allfurcoatnoknickers · 08/04/2022 16:57

My Dad is Greek and I came to say Halkidiki. It's where the Greeks holiday in Greece! Thessaloniki is fab, really beautiful and lots of great history.

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SheriffCallie · 08/04/2022 22:05

The Peloponnese. We stayed in Nafplio, very beautiful and unspoilt. Was a bus ride from Athens, I think.

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