5+1 destinations for amazing car trips
The October 28th three-day break is now but a memory, however you can always plan the next ones by taking a day off work, unless you are lucky enough to take your work with you, wherever you want, and move your office to the countryside if you wish. Choose your favorite destination and organize your trip after booking accommodation and choosing the best car rental: At Carwiz you will find the vehicle that suits you best, so that you can travel safely, without worrying about any repairs that may occur.
So many things to discover in Evia
There are many destinations near Athens, ideal for a three-day short break. Evia, however, has the advantage of uniquely combining the sea with mountains and being a year-round destination. Most spots on the island are unexplored and have landscapes that are an ode to wild beauty. Drive 80 km from Athens to reach Chalkida, the small town by the sea with the lovely tavernas where ouzo is the king. Continue to Mount Steni and then head towards the exotic beach of Chiliadou. Agia Anna and Karystos are popular holiday destinations, ideal for families. Religious tourism also flourishes in Evia, with points of interest being St. John the Russian in Prokopi and the Monastery of St. David, 16 km from Rovies.
Lefkada: Enjoy the scenery and the food
Driving to an island, without getting on a ferry... is it possible? Yes, if you are headed to the unique Lefkada! The floating bridge "Agia Mavra" that connects the Etoloakarnania region with the Ionian island, is reason enough to attract plenty of visitors. And while Kathisma, Porto Katsiki and Egremni find themselves in the lists of top beaches, Lefkada has plenty of other attractions and activities to offer. When you are on the island, visit the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada and the Museum of Lefkadan Culture. You should also know that the island has 12 wetlands and you can go birdwatching in the lagoons of Palion and Aulemona, in the city of Lefkada.
In Messinia you won't know where to start your journey
Some of the best beaches in Greece are located in this Peloponnese prefecture. Kalamata is the closest you will find to a city, but with the added bonus of crystal clear waters. Discover the beaches in Messinian Mani with the ease offered by rental cars to enjoy peace of mind and assured safety. Kardamili, Stoupa, Mantineia and of course Voidokoilia beaches stand out for their green waters and sandy shores. If you choose to visit Messinia in autumn or winter, you will come across several attractions, such as the Castle of Methoni and the Fortress of Pylos. For an authentic Messinian nature experience, hike to Calderimi Biliovo, located about 20 km from Kalamata. As for the local cuisine, synglino, tsoukti, sfela and talagani cheeses and products made with olive oil, will spice up your trip!
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Pelion is the perfect match for an excursion
The mountain of the Centaurs ensures a unique travel experience. The scenery looks like something out of a fairy tale, which unfolds right before your eyes as soon as you pass Volos and start ascending the winding road. Portaria and Makrynitsa are the first stops on your tour, with tsipouro and spetsofai to warm you up while you nestle next to a big fireplace. The Path of the Centaurs looks like a painting of small waterfalls and towering trees. In Milies you will see the Cave of the Centaur Chiron, and you should not miss the opportunity to take the traditional train of Pelion to follow the route Milies - Kàto Gatzèa. In the winter you will ski in Chània and in the summer you will enjoy diving in Horeftos, Mouresi and Mylopotamos. Whenever you choose to go to Pelion, you will need a safe car to take you around the challenging routes. Choose Carwiz, rent a car from Athens and turn your trip into an unforgettable experience!
Sivota: The jewel of Thesprotia
The city of Thesprotia is located at a central point that makes it easy to travel from any part of Greece. Sivota has visitors who go there each year, as they cannot get enough of the emerald waters of the area: Bela Vraka, Pisina, Perdika, Karavostasi, Zavia, Sarakiniko, Agios Giannakis, you need more than one summer to explore them. If you go to Sivota during the winter, you should know that you are 100 km from Ioannina and 130 km from Metsovo. Get to know the beauties of the area in the comfort of a great car, by choosing to rent one from Thessaloniki or Athens, from Carwiz of course.
Halkidiki: Blue and green vibes
They say that there is nothing like Halkidiki, and if you have visited it, you know that the motto is not just a cliché! Its waters compete with, perhaps even surpass in beauty, those of the Caribbean, which is why tourism here is constantly flourishing. There are many destinations close to Thessaloniki, but the Macedonian peninsula is one of the favorites in Northern Greece. In the summer you can go swimming in the islet of Ammouliani, Kallithea and Vourvourou, beaches that set the standard pretty high. Year-round, from Mount Holomontas you will have a panoramic view of all 3 "legs" of Halkidiki, while you can walk along the misty paths and forests with beech, chestnut and oak trees. The Cave of Petralona is one of the most important ones in Greece because the excavations here yielded fossils of many extinct animals.
Many islanders from the Aegean or Crete choose to rent a car from Piraeus in order to make their journey easier. The largest port of Greece is 6.5 hours from Halkidiki and if you have time, on your way up you can stop at some of the most important cities of the country such as Larissa, Volos and Thessaloniki. Shape up a road trip tailored to your own needs!
Carwiz offers you solutions for comfortable and affordable trips. Choose a pick-up point in a major city, airports or ports and plan your Greek getaways easily.