The 10 Best natural wonders in Greece
Discover the Best Natural Wonders in Greece. Some theories suggest that philosophy was born in Greece because its landscapes were conducive to the escape of thought, to philosophical reflection.
The endless blue sea at "Akra Drastis", the mountains of Meteora, the sublime beach of Corfu, the natural pools of Giola... Leave your worries at home, you are on holiday in one of the most beautiful country in the world.
We do not know if it is the blue of the sky or the sea that are responsible for it, but you will feel inner peace will at the sight of these magnificent landscapes.
Get peace of mind by booking your flights and accommodation and your tours and activities in Greece. Travel more and spend less by booking at the best price and discover the Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in Greece.
1. Balos Lagoon
Kissamos - Crete
Located in Crete, one of the favourite destinations of travellers visiting Greece, Balos Lagoon is one of the Best Natural Wo,nders in Greece.
Do not forget to bring your parasol with you: the sun shines all day long on this heavenly place.
The road is in very bad condition and your car rental company may not appreciate it. We advise you to book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Crete such as a boat cruise to Balos Lagoon.
How to get there: Book your flights to Chania Airport (1h30 from Balos Lagoon by car).
Where to stay: "Balos beach" overlooking Kissamos Bay.
2. Natural pool of Giola
Astris - Thassos Island
This sublime seawater pool is located two hours from Kavala Airport in northern Greece. The easiest way to get there is to book your flights to Kavala and get to the port of Keramoti by car or bus. A ferry connects the port of Keramoti to the beautiful island of Thassos every 45 minutes (from 5am to 9pm). Giola Lagoon is just a 50-minute drive from Thassos Port.
Once settled in your hotel, take your car and go towards the natural pool of Giola. Unless you have an all-terrain vehicle, you will need to park your car in a parking lot upstream from the beach and walk 30 minutes to get to this great place but it's worth it.
How to get there: Book your flights to Kavala airport and take the ferry to Thassos Island (45 min).
Where to stay: Book at the "Giola Bungalows Sirines" and enjoy panoramic views of the Aegean Sea from your balcony , it is just 50 m from Kalami beach.
3. Heart Rock
Preveli - Crete
Crete is one of the favourite destinations of travellers looking for sun, hotels and affordable gastronomic restaurants or diet menus. The Cretan diet is also known as one of the best diets in the world: it promotes greater longevity and prevents cardiovascular diseases and disorders. Crete is hell for lovers of junk food and paradise for gourmets. Crete and especially Preveli were also a must place to go for hippies in the 60s.
Preveli beach is really atypical: it is located in a nature reserve, at the end of a canal where a river flows into the sea. You can choose whether to swim in fresh water or in the warmer sea water. Preveli beach, famous for its beautiful made to measure heart-shaped rock, will explode your Instagram account. During your stay in Greece do not miss to visit the heart rock, one of the Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in Greece
How to get there: Book your flights to Chania Airport and drive to Preveli (1h30).
Where to stay: If you want to stay near this beach, book your accommodation at the best price at "Kionia Apartments", they enjoy unobstructed views over the Libyan Sea.
4. Drastis Cape - Akra Drastis
Enjoy a moment of relaxation (preferably in the morning) and swim in the crystal blue waters of this beautiful place located 10 minutes drive from the town of Sidari and discover of the Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in Greece.
You can also hike at the end of the day and watch the sunset at "Akra Drastis". If you are a lover of unusual places, discover the Canal d'Amour, a secret beach located in Sidari; it is ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
Book your accommodation in Sidari, 10 minutes from Akra Drastis.
How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu and drive to Sidari (10 minutes from Akra Drastis).
Where to stay: "The Seahorse" overlooking a beautiful pool and garden.
5. Tourlitis Lighthouse
Chora - Andros Island
During your stay in Greece do not miss to visit "Tourlitis Lighthouse" ranked among the Best Wonders in Greece.
This frail lighthouse has been standing on this small rock in the middle of the Aegean Sea since 1887. Given the small size of this lighthouse and the fact that it is located on a tiny island people quickly realized that it had to be automated. Tourlitis lighthouse became the first automated flagship of Greece.
How to get there: There is no airport in Andros. The easiest way is to book your flights to Athens and get there is to take a bus to Rafina port (30 minutes from Athens airport) and take a ferry to Andros (1h30).
Where to stay: "Belvedere Andros" the hotel is run by a lovely family that will make your stay perfect.
6. Blue Caves
North of one of the most beautiful islands of Greece come discover the "Blue Caves", one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Greece.
The Blue Caves are located in Agios Nikolaos, a former fishing village that has become one of the favourite places for travellers who are staying on Zakynthos Island.
Board a cruise boat and discover some of the 150 blue caves of Agios Nikolaos. Need an additional argument to convince you? It is the favourite tourist attraction for travellers staying on the island of Zakynthos.
How to get there: Book your flights to Zakynthos and drive to Agios Nikolaos (50min).
Where to stay: "Orfos Villa" for its unlimited Ionian Sea views.
7. Melissani Cave
Sami - Kefalonia
Melissani Cave is one of the Best Natural Wonders of Kefalonia Island. This magical place is worth the trip: you will have memories for a lifetime. The visit to this cave with its well of light piercing the vault and opening onto a wild forest is unforgettable.
The tour is quite short, 15-20 minutes, but it's breathtakingly beautiful, certainly one of the most beautiful nature wonders in Greece. We recommend a visit at 2pm when the sun rays are just above this well of light.
How to get there: Book your flights to Agrostoli Airport and drive to Melissani Cave (50 min).
Where to stay: If you want to stay near the cave, book your accommodation in the village of Sami.
8. Porto Timoni
If you are brave, like walking and love nature, this beautiful beach ranked among the Best Natural Wonders in Greece and Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece is for you.
When we say Porto Timoni beach, we should say "the beaches" of Porto Timoni. On one side one of the beaches overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, on the other side the other beach overlooks a lagoon of a captivating colour.
Porto Timoni is located 1 hour from Corfu airport, south of the village of Afionas, south of the island. During your stay in Corfu we invite you to enjoy the so-called "Canal d'Amour" beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, located a few hundred metres from the port of Sidari, north of Corfu Island.
Come and discover these dream places by booking your flights to Corfu as well as your accommodation at the best price in Corfu and your tours and activities such as a "Corfu: Full-day cruise to the blue lagoon".
How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu and drive to Porto Timoni (1h).
Where to stay: "Phivos Hotel" is located 800 m from the nearest beach.
Perched on top of geological formations, the Meteora Monasteries are one of the Best Natural Wonders in Greece.
Nowadays you can get to the top more easily than centuries ago thanks to the steps carved out of the rock, but for centuries monks and visitors could only reach these sacred places by climbing into large wicker baskets that were lifted to the top by a system of pulleys.
The six active monasteries are not the only reason to visit this destination; nature in this region of Greece is also worth seeing. Under the sun, in the mist, under a stormy sky, Meteora completely changes her face through the seasons and sometimes during the same day!
How to get there: Book your flights to Thessaloniki Airport (3h by car) or Athens (4h drive).
Where to stay: "Hotel Doupiani House" with amazing views of the Meteora.
10. Agios Sostis
This tiny island, located north of Zakynthos Island, is just 15 minutes’ drive from Zakynthos Airport and is a true paradise on earth. The entrance at the island of Cameo is not free of charge but it includes a nice drink!
Enjoy the sun, the endless sea and crystal clear waters of this Greek Natural Wonder; you’re on holiday now!
The island may be privatized for big events such as weddings (if you pretend you are a distant cousin you might take part of the fair!). Apart from these private events the island is still open to the public. If it is closed upon your arrival please visit the nearest beach, Martini Beach. You can also rent or buy a white dress and schedule your wedding for the next day!
All joking aside the island of Zakynthos is worth the trip and will amaze you by the beauty of its landscapes and paradisiac beaches.
How to get there: Book your flights to Zakynthos (15 minutes’ drive from this beautiful beach).
Where to stay: "Porto Koukla Beach Hotel" offers direct access to the sandy beach of Porto Koukla.
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