Greek Villages: Hidden, remote, neglected, traditional, from the another era, where the sounds of nature and the authentic look of the inhabitants still dominate. We will neglect for a while the numerous beaches, the ultimate sun and the great Greek historywe will focus on the beautiful settlements around Greece!
Fasten your seat belts and let us continue our journey towards the beauty of Greek villages!
10. Ano Poroia
If you want to dive in the beauty of Greek nature, then plan a trip to Ano Poroia, a village with history and charm within walking distance from the beautiful lake Kerkini!
9. Samarina Grevena
The famous Samarina is built on the slopes of Smolikas, which is the 2nd highest Greek mountain! The village is located on an altitude of 1450 m and it is considered one of the highest Greek villages and also one of the highest in Balkans!
Traditional stone houses, painted white houses, with brightly colored windows and flower gardens – many of them are tower houses built over 300 years ago!!!
7. Archanes Crete
It has history of 5000 years and it’s built in the foothills of Mount Giouchtas, relatively close to Irakleio city. Time has not affected the traditional architecture of Archanes and on the contrary, thanks to the exemplary regeneration, won the European Award for Village Reformation!
6. Agios Achileios
The island charms with its unique natural beauty and the protected water biotope of Prespes, while the artificial bridge makes it very easy to access the island and to this picturesque Greek village!
One of the most beautiful Greek villages in Arcadia, with its unique architecture, stunning monasteries, Lousios Gorge and Mainalo mountain within walking distance! The architectural landscape of the traditional settlement, with tall stone towers spread over two facing hills, is unique and breathtaking!
Dilofo is one of the best preserved villages of Zagori and it’s a characteristic example of Zagorian architecture. It is built on two hills and it is developed around the Central Square (Mesochori), from which radiate the three main pedestrian streets (streets). This quiet (no cars are allowed) village is full of stone fountains, picturesque alleys, small churches and mansions, among which the highest house in Zagoria, 13.5 meters high, the mansion Makropoulos!
It’s surrounded by beech forest. The old houses have been renovated and transformed into traditional guest houses, cosy places and shops with local products. The trails in the forest of beech, the mountain bike or horse riding and the monuments make it an ideal destination for nature and adventure lovers and lovers of tradition and history!
The charming traditional village Syrrako, is one of the well hidden diamonds of Ioannina and it fascinates visitors with its distinctive character and the remarkable architecture!
And at the first place of our top 20 best Greek villages is….
The impressive Astraka mountain, which embraces it as a guardian angel and the physical sources, the Ovires Rogovou, outside of the village make the whole scenery magical and incredible! You will see preserved stone buildings of traditional local architecture and cobbled streets leading to churches and fountains! No car is allowed inside village and from there begins an amazing hiking trail that leads to breathtaking lake Drakolimni Tymfi.