If you mention holidays in Greece to anyone, they’ll probably think of Athens or one of the many popular holiday islands.

Greece holidays have a whole lot more to offer though; parts of mainland Greece may not be as popular with tourists, but they certainly don’t lack charm or interesting attractions.

If you want to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life on your Greek holiday, much of mainland Greece is off the beaten track when it comes to UK tourists.

Read on below to discover some places The Co-operative Travel would recommend you visit on your next holiday to Greece.

  • Central Greece

Well known for its mountainous landscape, the Central Greece area is permanently popular for hiking holidays. When you want a holiday to Greece that’s more authentic than the bustling pubs and clubs provided by many of its islands, spending time in the Central Greece region will serve up a truly authentic experience.

  • Epirus

The Epirus Region of mainland Greece is a nature lover’s paradise. Greece holidays are all about beaches for many, but the Epirus region not only has those in abundance, it can also boast forests, rivers, traditional Greek villages and awe inspiring scenery.

The Epirus Region is becoming more and more popular with tourists from the UK and the rest of Europe when it comes to holidays in Greece with a difference.

  • The Peloponnese

The Peloponnese area of Greece really has it all; beautiful scenery, ancient ruins, museums, tranquillity and of course, fantastic weather.

Located in the south of mainland Greece, The Peloponnese offers a gentler pace of life for Greece holidays than the capital city or many of the most popular island resorts.

  • Thrace

The areas of Evros, Rodopi and Xanthi are all within the region of Thrace. History and natural beauty are very much in evidence in Thrace. Monasteries and churches are plentiful in this North Eastern corner of the country.

Authentic Greece holidays don’t come any better than Thrace and even if you’re staying elsewhere and only want to visit for a few days, you’ll sure to leave with some magical memories.

Many people start their holidays to Greece by flying to Athens with the Co-operative Travel then hiring a car and travelling across mainland Greece to experience the natural beauty of the country.

When you’re looking for a change from the thriving island resorts, mainland Greece has the power to captivate, entertain and inspire you.

Author Bio:

The Co-operative Travel is the choice of many UK holidaymakers for mainland Greece holidays. They have a range of all inclusive, last minute and package holidays available to book online.


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