Travel Around Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. With more than 6,000 islands and the heritage of ancient Greece, the Roman and the Byzantine Empires it is a major tourist destination, with more than 15 million visitors every year. A travel to greece is more than purchasing a ticket and a hotel room though. Get on board with travelaround.gr and lets explore greece together.

Aegina Nightlife

Aegina by night

Aegina is a popular destination for athenians, looking to spend their weekend in a nearby island. Being only 35 minutes away from Peiraus, it attracts a large number of athenians every weekend.
Aegina is mostly considered a family place. There are not that many bars and night clubs, and if you are a party animal you will be better off going to paros, mykonos and other such islands. There however are many taverns and bar/restaurants all over the island, that will accomodate anyone else.

Region: Attica

Place: aegean sea, Aegina, Argo Saronic Gulf, athens, attiki, greek islands, saronic islands

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Beach, Clubbing, Diving, Festivals and culture, Fishing, Scuba diving and snorkeling, Sea resorts, Sea sports

Travel to Aegina

Flying Dolphin to Aegina

Aegina is a small island a few miles south of Peiraus. The easiest way to get to aegina is by boat from the port of peiraus.

There are daily depertures of Flying Dolphins (hydrofoil ferries) for Aegina. With these very fast ferries, the trip to aegina lasts about 35 minutes. You cannot take your car or motorbike with you though. Use regular ferries if you want to take your car with you. Regular ferries cost less, but the trip lasts about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Region: Attica

Place: aegean sea, Aegina, Argo Saronic Gulf, athens, attiki, greek islands

You will find here: Beach, Clubbing, Diving, Festivals and culture, Scuba diving and snorkeling, Sea resorts, Sea sports

The Athens International Airport

The Athens International Airport, which is also known as "Elefthérios Venizélos" (famous Greek politician) began operation on 29 March 2001. It is the airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The airport is the major hub and base for Olympic Air, as well as Aegean Airlines. The airport serves more than 16 million travellers annually.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, attika, Spata

The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum

The National Gallery was built in 1900 and is the most important institution about the history of Greek and Western european art in our country. In 1954, under the management of Marinos Kaligas, the gallery merged with Alexander Soutsou's legacy and has since been known as, "The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum". Since the building's completion the institute is situated on the corner of Vasileos Alexandrou and Mihalakopoulou in the heart of Athens.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, attika

You will find here: Festivals and culture, Museums

Plaka

The name Plaka stems from Arvanitika "Pliak Athena", meaning "Old Athens". Plaka has many archaeological sites of great importance. The first that will draw a visitor's attention is the famous Temple of the Winds is part of the ancient Roman Agora. It initially was a meteorological station from the first century built by the Syrian Astronomer Andronikos Kyrrhestes. The freize which represents the winds and their personalities is the most interesting part of the building and visitors must undoubtedly have a closer look.

Region: Attica

Place: athens, Monastiraki, Monument of Lysikrates, plaka, Roman Agora, Temple of the Winds, The Mosque

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Byzantine monuments, Medieval monuments, Religious Tourism

Μy Plaka

Plaka is one of the most and beautiful and picturesque areas of Athens. It is a part of the ancient town bellow the Acropolis.

It mainly comprises of narrow streets and old houses. People that visited it in the past may say that it was packed with cheap tavernas and loud night clubs full of drunk tourists, but in recent years it has had a face lift. The restaurants and tavernas are a lot nicer and the clubs are replaced by trendy and cute bars that attract tourists and locals alike.

In the day there are many shops, street artists, flower sellers and cafes for fun walks.

Region: Attica

Place: acropolis, athens, attika, Monastiraki, plaka, Syntagma

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Shopping

Athens Museums

The following list consists of Athens Museums and Archaeological Sites that any visitor of Athens must visit.

The Acropolis:

* opening hours: Summer 8:00 - 19:30
* opening hours: Winter 8:30 - 15:00
* admission 12 euros

The Acropolis Museum:

* Closed on Mondays
* opening hours: 8:00 - 20:00
* admission 1 euro

The Ancient Agora:

* opening hours: Summer 08:30 - 19:30 (Mondays 11:00 - 19:30)
* opening hours Winter: 8:00 - 15:00
* admission 4 euros

Benaki Museum:

* closed on Tuesdays

Region: Attica

Place: acropolis, athens, athina, attika, greece

You will find here: Museums

History of Monemvasia

Monemvasia town and fortress was established around 6th century AD. The town was founded in 583 by people seeking refuge from the Slavic and the Avaric invasion of Greece.

Monemvasia got past back and forth between several parties:

Region: Peloponnese

Place: gerakas, monemvasia

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Byzantine monuments

Monemvasia

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A very picturesque trip for anyone interested in medieval castles should be Monemvasia. However it is certainly not a place for a long stay... Perfect for a weekend but a week would be too long.

Region: Peloponnese

Place: Agios Ioannis in Monemvassia, Elafonissos, Geraki of Lakonia, monemvasia, Neapoli

You will find here: Fishing, Hiking and trekking, Medieval monuments

History of Spetses

Sadly and unlike the rest of Greece, Spetses does not have much to offer in archaeological findings. The earliest evidence of man on Spetses comes in the shape of two Mesolithic flint spear-heads. These are thought to indicate a passing visit by hunters from the Fraghthi cave on the mainland who were searching for water. Spetses' first inhabitants appear to have been mostly just passing through, on their way from the Peloponnese to the Cyclades.

Region: Argosaronic Gulf

Place: aegean islands, Argo Saronic Gulf, Dapia, Greek Island, Spetses, sporades

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Beach, Festivals and culture, Museums

Nightlife on Spetses

Nightlife in Spetses

Spetses is a very popular option for young Athenians interested in a fun weekend on an island. There are many bars and clubs that are more than happy to offer their services from afternoon to the early hours of the morning.

Region: Argosaronic Gulf

Place: Agia Marina, Agia Paraskevi, Agios Mamas, Dapia, Old Harbor, Palio Limani, Spetses, Spetses Centre

You will find here: Clubbing

Spetses

Spetses 2

The island of Spetses is a short distance from Greece's capital and is a popular option for many Athenians that want a few days away on an island. It is a relatively small island yet it attracts a large amount of Greek and foreign tourists. Ferries and high-speed hydrofoils arrive regularly from Piraeus and Tyros and Leonidio and Nafplion on the Peloponnese.

Region: Argosaronic Gulf

Place: Agia Marina, Agia Paraskevi, Agioi Anargiroi, Agios Mamas, College beach, Dapia, Spetses, sporades

You will find here: Beach, Camping, Clubbing, Diving, Festivals and culture, Fishing, Museums, Scuba diving and snorkeling, Sea sports, Shopping

Must see Stemnitsa

If one ever has a free weekend and wants to get the heck away from Athens I highly recommend Stemnitsa in the Peloponnise. It is an extremely picturesque village that can take pride in its lovely atmosphere and beautiful forests and cliffs!

The drive from Athens is relatively pleasant but towards the end it becomes awesome because one truly finds himself amidst the prettiest woods in Greece.

Region: Peloponnese

Place: arkadia, dimitsana, ellinikon, stemnitsa, trikolonion, vitina

You will find here: Climbing, Fishing, Hiking and trekking, Mountain resorts, Religious Tourism, Road traveling, Winter sports

Free camping in crete

Free camping places south of Chania and Rethymno in Crete!

South west is Kedrodassos, 1km east of Elafonisi,
West of Paliohora in the south is Gyaliskari,
5 minutes walk east of Sougia village in the south,
Lissos 1 hour walk from Sougia to the west with beautiull private beach,
Marmara beach at the exit of Aradena gorge near Sfakia in the south,
Glyka Nera beach west of Sfakia in the south,
Kato Rodakino south of Rethymno, Preveli beach south of Rethymno,
All beaches east of Preveli including Triopetra and Agios Pavlos,

Travel Information: 

Travel by airplane to heraklion or chania, or by ferry to heraklion, chania and rethimno. You can then take a bus to the nearest village, or rent a car/bike (much more convenient as transportation can be a problem in southern crete).

Region: Crete

Place: Chania, East Crete, eastern crete, greece, preveli, rethimno, rethymno, sfakia, xania

You will find here: Beach, Camping

A trip to rememeber! My Thessaloniki

If I were given a Euro each time I was told that the northern part of Greece is a lot nicer than the south, I would be a lot better of than I am now. According to popular belief, the people are friendlier, the food is better and cheaper, services are not as snooty and the atmosphere is a lot more pleasant that the rat race known as Athens.

Accomodation Information: 

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Region: Central Macedonia

Place: Molos, Tempi, Thessaloniki

You will find here: Clubbing, Festivals and culture

Travel to Greece facts

- 15 International Airports
- 51 marinas
- 227 inhabited islands ( out of 6000 greek islands)
- 430 beaches awarded with the blue flag.
- 9,111 hotels with 693,252 rooms:

  • 176 5-star hotels
  • 994 4-star hotels
  • 1804 3-star hotels
  • 4460 2-star hotels
  • 1677 1-star hotels

- 752 spas.
- 17 Monuments of Cultural Heritage according to the UNESCO catalogue.
- 124 Museums

Plan a trip now

Elounda, Crete

- : Autumn is the ideal season to visit Elounda. Elounda hotels and apartments are open untill mid-october and the whole experience is so much better after the summer...
- : Airplane to Heraklion Airport and bus to Aghios Nikolaos.
- : The airplane tickets cost depends on your departure site, the cost from Athens airport ranges from 60 to 140 Euros. The cost of the bus to Aghios Nikolaos is less than 10 euros and the bus from Aghios nikolaos to Elounda is less than 5 euros.
- : Choose a cosy little apartment over a large hotel.
- : ranging from 40 to 100 euros for two people per night.