A Greece Mainland Getaway

Holidays to Greece promise sand, sea, and sunshine. With first class beaches and picturesque villages, this country offers so much to its visitors. With sugar cube houses, blue and white flags flying high and the scenery on the mainland of Greece is simply stunning. And not to forget the world class Greek cuisine, one of the many highlights of a holiday to Greece. Let’s take a look at some fantastic destinations on the mainland for your next Greek getaway.
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For traditional Grecian charm, head to Halkidiki. Nestled on a peninsula reaching out into the Aegean Sea, Halkidiki can be found in the north of Greece. Less of a tourist trap than the Greek islands, you can enjoy peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Perfect for a romantic trip or a family holiday, Halkidiki has some of the best beaches in all of Greece. There are lots of things to do here including the views at Meteora. Translating as “suspended in the air” the monasteries here really are unique. Rising high above the countryside, the views here are second to none.  

Recommended stay: 

Sani, Halkidiki
  • Boasts beachfront rooms on Cape Sani, with private beaches
  • 22 restaurants and a selection of bars for guests to choose from
  • Shares Sani Resort's extensive facilities, including spa and pools
Sithonia, Halkidiki
  • An award-winning all-inclusive hotel ideal for families
  • Set on a private sandy beach near Gerakini village, Halkidiki
  • Surrounded by 22-acres of stunning, landscaped gardens with olive trees
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On the western coast of mainland Greece, the pretty town of Parga is worth a visit. With lots of tavernas and coloured houses, you can feel fully immersed in the culture. Take a trip up to the castle standing proud above the village. The views from here are simply incredible. Built in the 14th century, it has seen a tumultuous past and a rich history lingers. Relax on the golden sandy beach and watch the fishing boats bob about on the horizon. Wander through the narrow streets and stop off at the authentic little shops or head to the olive oil museum for a tasting.  

Recommended stay: 

Parga Town, Parga
  • A five-star family resort with multiple swimming pools, a kids' club and wellness centre
  • Two beachfront restaurants, plus a tranquil beach bar provide lots of great option for foodies
  • A relaxed and stylish setting by the sea, on one of the best beaches in Greece
  • Only a 20-minute walk or 10-minute water-taxi ride from the centre of Parga Town
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Elix, Mar-Bella Collection, Parga
  • A unique luxury hotel on Greece's beautiful Ionian coast
  • Sweeping views of the Ionian Sea from all rooms and suites
  • Optional ultra-all-inclusive concept including a local dine-out dining discovery
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Enjoy the sparkling Ionian Sea with a trip to the Peloponnese. On the southwest coast of mainland Greece, you are welcomed with rolling green countryside filled with olive trees and vineyards. With beautiful natural surroundings, you’ll find secluded beaches and rugged coastlines wherever you look. Home to some fascinating ruins, a trip to the Peloponnese takes you on a journey through time where you can visit the town where the first Olympic games were held. Learn about ancient Greek history and mythology with a visit to Mycenae. 

Recommended stay: 

Costa Navarino, Peloponnese
  • An array of cross-cultural culinary journeys to embark on
  • Private infinity pools, butler service and upgraded amenities
  • A backdrop of rugged hills, mountains and valleys rolling alongside the fourth-longest coastline in the country
  • Brand new state-of-the-art Mouratoglou Tennis Centre
Costa Navarino, Peloponnese
  • A fantastic location, right on the golden sandy beach
  • An incredible selection of places to eat
  • Water sports include scuba diving and boat trips
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Athenian Riviera

The Athenian Riviera offers chic beach resorts and offshore islands. Just an hour from Athens along the coast, you’ll find a 50-kilometre stretch of pristine coastline and many Blue Flag beaches. Charming and authentic seaside towns are filled with traditional restaurants and shops, perfect for immersing yourself in the culture. At the tip of the Riviera is the town of Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon which is well worth a visit. There are a number of ports and harbours along the coast, so it is very easy to go island hopping from here. 

Recommended stay: 

Athens Riviera, Sounio
  • Overlooking the Aegean Sea and Temple of Poseidon
  • Luxurious Bungalows and Villas located across 300 acres with an ancient beach
  • A selection of the five fine-dining restaurants occupying a unique setting with dramatic views
If you’re ready for a getaway to the mainland of Greece, give our Personal Travel Planners a call to start making your dreams a reality.  

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