The Mainland & Saronic Islands areas of Greece have a little bit of everything. Close your eyes and picture Greece - are you seeing crystal blue waters, sugar sand beaches and cliffside villages? You can find that here. If you pictured some of the most famous landmarks in the entire world, you’d be correct as well.
Here are the more popular destinations to visit in the Saronic Islands & Mainland Greece:
Athens: Athens is one of the most historic areas to visit not only in Greece, but the entire world. The Agora, the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and dozens of other landmarks from ancient history are waiting to be discovered here. Sure you’ll have to battle 5 million inhabitants and a bit of smog, but this is the capital of Greece, and has been for thousands of years. There is incredible nightlife to enjoy in Athens as well as some of the finest Greek food available.
Attica: Located on a peninsula, and including the city of Athens, Attica is on the eastern edge of central Greece. Primarily created for maritime trading, Attica took center stage during the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Halkidiki: This city is one of those quintessential Greek locales. Clear blue waters, forests that stretch right down to the pristine beaches, and villages on a cliff overlooking it all. The forests shouldn’t be overlooked as they offer ample opportunity for hiking and biking to the more active travelers. Those same active travelers should hit the beach too and enjoy water sports like jet skis, parasailing, and snorkeling. Overall though this is a place for relaxation while the turquoise water laps at your feet.
Seeing Greece like a local, in a private villa or vacation rental type accommodation will make your trip extra special. Ditch the traditional hotel and browse our available options on FlipKey in Mainland Greece. With the space and amenities you typically enjoy at home, staying in a vacation rental makes traveling much more comfortable. You’ll be able to be on-the-ground and mixing it up with the locals - you’ll feel closer to Greece than ever before.