3+1 destinations for the long weekend of October 28th!
Get ready for the first long weekend of the season! October 28th is a public holiday celebrated this year on a Friday. So, for pupils, university students and many professionals, this is the ideal autumn three-day break. Time to start planning your October 28th getaways. Whichever is your starting point in the country, make to choose Carwiz for the best car rental.
Where to go on my long weekend away?
So many places, so little time! Greece is inexhaustible, at any time of the year. In autumn the weather is still mild and nature is dressed at its best. If you aren’t sure where to spend your three-day break, consider whether you prefer a large urban center or a picturesque village. Distance is another fact to consider. Do you want to go somewhere near you or, since you have 3 full days, maybe 3.5 if you start from Thursday noon, you want to explore somewhere further away? Will you stay in just one place or explore the surrounding areas as well? See some of the ideas we have for you to spend three unforgettable days:
3-day excursion to Thessaloniki
The big parade for the National Day together with the celebrations of Saint Demetrius, the patron Saint of Thessaloniki, attract many tourists. The most popular way to get to the city, especially if you organize your trip at the very last minute, is to rent a car for Thessaloniki through Carwiz. In the 3 days you have, you can get your fill of walks in Nea Paralia, drink your espresso in Aristotelous Square, find out where they make the best local sweet delicacy called bougatsa and visit some of the city's sights. Kamara, the White Tower, but also, further out, Lake Kerkini and the Axios Delta National Park are worth your time.
On the Carwiz website, you can find everything you need to rent a car in Thessaloniki such as prices, availability, payment methods and the spots where you can pick up your vehicle.
An alternative 3-day trip in Athens
If you live in the countryside or on an island, the capital is a perfect idea to spend the October 28th long weekend. Athens is empty in August and every three-day break, so you will avoid traffic and crowds. If you are coming in from an island, you can choose a rental car in Piraeus, to wait for you at the port. The strolls in Plaka, the Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora, Zappeion, Pnyka, Lycabettus, are activities that you can complete in just one day. Combine them with the city's urban restaurants or small, traditional tavernas in Thisio, Petralona, Monastiraki for a lovely meal. The list of museums in Athens is long and they are all great and exciting: The War Museum, the Planetarium, the Archaeological Museum, the Benaki Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Benaki Toy Museum are just some.
In Athens you can also see theater performances, art exhibitions, visit galleries and venues such as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
A magical escape to Pelion
For many, this is the most beautiful destination for autumn since the landscape offers the best colors of nature. The lush forests create unique combinations of green, brown and orange. In the villages the small bites and tsipouro are always plentiful, while in the traditional guesthouses the first fireplaces are lit. Portaria, Milies, Vyzitsa, Makrynitsa welcome visitors with stunning views from above Pagasitikos bay. One of the most romantic routes you can take is on the Path of the Centaurs, located between Portaria and Makrinitsa. There you will feel like you are in a fairy tale, walking on wooden bridges between waterfalls. Another great idea is to take the Pelion Railway between Ano Lechonia and Milies village.
To make sure your trip is safe, book a car from Athens through Carwiz. Find a comfortable, reliable car to enjoy your long and gorgeous journey.
Discover the picturesque Nafplio
The first capital of Greece is always a good idea to travel by car. It is only 150 km from Athens and in less than 2 hours you are in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The lovely alleys, the traditional houses, the isle of Bourtzi, the Fort in Palamidi, the cafes by the sea, will give you a pleasant break from everyday life. The Kombologi (worry beads) Museum is an interesting attraction to learn about a craft developed by the locals. The archaeological site of Mycenae and the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus are very close and you can drive there easily and quickly.
Combine the three-day break with a road trip to Greece. Travel comfortably and safely by choosing Carwiz. Consult the company's website to see your options for renting a car from Athens, prices, areas covered by Carwiz and any other useful information for a great getaway.