Very often we see photos and posts about numerous Greek beaches, the sun and the great Greek history. But how often do we read about the Greek Villages? Hmmm, not so often and it’s a pity, as some of them are neglected and isolated, but beautiful and traditional!

So, fasten your seat belts and let us start our journey towards the beauty of Greek villages!

20. Parthenonas – Halkidiki

Νot the famous one! One traditional village at 2nd leg of Halkidiki in North Greece! The paved trails, the stone houses and the magnificent view of the sea make this village unique!

19. Arachova – Central Greece

Arachova is a mountainous village located at the foot of Mount Parnassos in altitude of 950m. The narrow streets around water sources and the traditional houses are the first images that visitors will see. Despite the high level of tourism development, it has retained its traditional character.

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18. Fidakia – Central Greece

Traditional small village among firs, with a breathtaking view to Lake Kremasta, which is the largest artificial lake in Greece! It is located in Karpenisi area, one amazing place that it is often called Greek Alpes!

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17. Platanos!

Another Greek wonderful village in Aitoloakarnania (it’s a difficult name, don’t try this at home!), in Central Greece, relatively unspoilt. Nature literally surrounds the settlements and it has one of the most picturesque squares!

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16. Makrinitsa

Makrinitsa is called also as “Balcony of Pelion”, due to its amazing view! It has a unique architectural character, beautiful well-preserved houses and over 60 traditional fountains! Generally, Pelion has the unique characteristic to be an ideal destination for both winter and summer, with stunning mountainous beauty and well-hidden beaches!

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15. Palaios Panteleimonas – North Greece

Lovely, traditional village close to Thessaloniki, which combines mountain and sea!

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14. Karytaina

One of the most impressive and historic Greek villages with a Frankish castle on the steep hilltop and the Alpheus river on its foothills. Karytaina flourished in the Frankish period and its castle was one of the most important fortresses of the Peloponnese. In Ottoman period it was a commercial centre of tobacco products, silk and wine! The great Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis, who wrote Zorbas, when he visited Karytaina, he named it as “Toledo of Greece”!

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13. Vlasti – North Greece

Vlasti is a picturesque mountain town of Kozani. The village is built at an altitude of 1,140 meters and it has been restored in recent years.

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12. Kalarrytes – West Greece

This amazing village is built on the edge of the steep canyon that leads to the river Kalarrytikos, at an altitude of 1200 m.The whole village has many old traditional houses, great examples of local unique architecture.

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11. Ampelakia – Central Greece

Ampelakia is also one of the most historic Greek villages in the municipality of Tempe. There are many well-maintained houses and traditional stone fountains that reveal past glory, wealth and prosperity! In the late 18th century. this small village was inhabited by 6,000 people who worked there and sent thousands of products to Europe!

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Do you want to know where all these Greek villages are? Check our map below!

 

Find the Top 10 most beautiful Greek Villages B here!

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2 Comments
 
  1. Joao January 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm Reply

    Nice pics and awesome villages! I have been twice in Santorini and once in Mykonos, but maybe next time I ‘ll visit some other places too!

  2. admin October 20, 2015 at 11:55 pm Reply

    Thanks Joao! They are plenty secret diamonds around Greece!

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