Mountain and sea: These are the 5 best destinations
In Greece many towns towns combine mountains and sea. If you can’t choose one of the two for your trip and want a getaway that offers a wide variety of activities and landscapes, ellines.com team singled out five destinations that can offer you an excellent combination.
It is a city built in a beautiful natural environment next to the mountain of Centaurs and the Pagasitikos sea and Pelion. The harbor has a variaty of shops, among them the famous tsipouradika where you can enjoy the traditional ouzo and seafood mezedes. The nearby beaches are impressive while nearby we see the imposing mountain of Pelion. Its famous traditional villages are built with the unique architectural style of Pelion.
Kalamata is built on the foothills of Kalathi of mountain Taygetos, in the heart of Messinian Bay. The mountain Taygetos (2407 m.) is the highest in the Peloponnese and one of the most beautiful greek mountains. The city has a lively nightlife both in summer and winter. In winter with taverns and bars in the historic center, while in summer in clubs, beach bars by the sea and in the suburb Verga built at the foot of Mount Kalathi, which offers panoramic views of the sea and the town of Kalamata. There are many activities you can do in the area such as swimming, water skiing, kite surf, fishing, diving, wind surf, sailing, hiking and climbing.
Leonidio is a picturesque, characterized as traditional settlement and of course offers an excellent combination of mountain and sea. It is built on the shores of the Myrtoan Sea below of Mount Parnon. You can walk the old streets with towers and beautiful architecture mansions. Nearby are beautiful beaches like in Poulithra. The village Kosmas in the Parnon will offer you a unique view once you get to the square with the plane trees.
The island has two tracks to explore. One is the beaches and the other is mountainous villages. It’s definitely one of the greenest Greek islands. It has excellent beaches like Golden Beach in Skala Panagia, Golden Beach in Skala Potamias, Kinira, Paradise, Thimonia, Aliki, Psili Ammos, Astris, Coast of Potos, Pefkari, Côte Limenaria until Trypiti, the Atsapas Skala Maries and many others. The activities provided in Thassos include water skiing, fishing, hiking and mountain climbing, hunting and bird watching.
The city of Kavala is built at the foot of Mount Symbol. It has numerous beaches and hiking trails. It is one of the few cities of Greece which has 4 equipped beaches in the city.