Central Greece holidays are dazzling due to the sheer number of places to see and things to do. First up is cosmopolitan Athens, Greece’s capital, home to world-class museums, lively neighbourhoods, exciting restaurants and, of course, the Acropolis. Heading east you’ll come across archaeological sites including the mysterious Delphi. Press on, passing small traditional villages until you come to the eastern coast where you’ll find charming seaside hamlets like Parga and vast expanses of beach on which you can relax. As you head north, you’ll uncover the Unesco World Heritage Site of Meteora, with its otherworldly monasteries that sit atop towering rock formations seemingly suspended in the sky.
In the surrounding area you’ll find rolling farmland and quaint villages where foodies will find their heaven, sampling locally made goats’ cheese, delicious cured meats and handmade pasta. Holidays to Central Greece also offer plenty to keep adventure lovers happy, no matter what the season. In winter there’s great skiing and snowboarding to be found in the mountains, while there are hundreds of hiking and mountain bike trails that can be enjoyed year-round. The region is also criss-crossed with rivers, which can be discovered on thrilling rafting or kayak trips. Wherever you go in Central Greece, there’s no doubt you’ll have an absolute blast.
At this Unesco World Heritage Site you can wonder at giant rock columns that are topped – rather surreally – with a remarkable complex of Byzantine monasteries.
For the ancient Greeks, Delphi represented the centre of the Earth. What remains is a fantastic complex of ruins where you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Many argue that Western civilisation started at the Acropolis and the Parthenon temple that sits on it. You can spend a day soaking up the history here.