The 15 Most Beautiful Secret Destinations in Greece
There are lots of hidden gems in Greece such as Agios Nikolaos, Meteora, Parga, incredible Greek Secret Destinations await you.
Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Greece. Once you have landed, breathe the air, take your time and let yourself be seduced by the beautiful scenery of the Best Hidden Gems in Greece.
Pack your bags, embark on a dream holiday to the island of Kefalonia in the village of Assos and discover the colourful houses of this Greek Secret Destination.
Book your flights to Kefalonia Airport, your hotel, villa or tourist apartment at the best price and your tours and activities in Kefalonia such as a "Kefalonia: Half-day vineyard picnic with wine tasting".
How to get there: Book your flights to Kefalonia Airport and drive to Assos (1h).
Where to stay: Book your room at the "Kanakis apartments" to enjoy magnificent views of the Ionian Sea.
Meteora is the name of this incredible region of Greece where monasteries are perched on top of cliffs. Meteora is often printed in calendars or online ranked among the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Now is the time to discover this magical place on the podium of your Best Hidden Gems in Greece.
Book your flights to Athens or Thessaloniki. Meteora is located 4 hours from Athens Airport and 3 hours from Thessaloniki Airport. You can go to Meteora easily by car or train (there are even buses to Meteora).
Book your flights at the best price as well as your accommodation in Meteora and your activities and tours in Meteora as a "Majestic sunset on Meteora rocks tour" or a"Full-day Meteora trip by train from Athens".
How to get there: Book your flights to Athens (4h by car - 5h by train - stop at Lampaka station).
Where to stay: "Rocks Republic" within 2km of Meteora.
3. Vlacherna Monastery
Vlacherna Monastery is located on the island of Corfu, probably the most beautiful island in Greece and one of the greenest. The beauty of its beaches is stunning: the beach of Porto Timoni is ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
Book your accommodation at the best price and treat yourself to some tours and activities in Corfu such as a "Corfu: Private full-day wine tasting" (the best wines of Corfu!). If you fell in love with this Monastery, book your room nearby.
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How to get there: Book your flights to Corfu and join the Vlacherna Monastery by car (5 min - 20 min walk).
Where to stay: One of our top picks in Corfu is the apartement "Garitsa bay Apartment" offering Ionian Sea views.
4. Agios Nikolaos
Just a 50-minute drive from Crete's Heraklion Airport, Agios Nikolaos is often considered one of the most beautiful secret destinations in Greece.
This picture shows some fishing boats on Lake Voulismeni, also called "the bottomless lake". This lake is surrounded with cafés and restaurants. The place is nice for a family or a romantic evening in one of the best hidden gems in Greece.
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How to get there: Book your flights to Heraklion and drive to Agios Nikolaos (50 min).
Where to stay: You will be seduced by the decoration and location of the "Porto Maltese Boutique Estate".
5. Cameo Island
This tiny island, located north of Zakynthos Island, is just 15 minutes’ drive from Zakynthos Airport and is a true paradise on earth as well as it is one of the Best Hidden Gems in Greece. 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; 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.
The Monastery Republic of Mount Athos
Athos is one of the best hidden gems in Greece. Located in northern Greece, 2 hours drive from Thessaloniki, "The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos", holds a record of monasteries per square metre. 20 Monasteries glorify this beautiful region of Greece.
The best known is the Dionysiou Monastery that you may have already seen on a calendar or on the cover of a National Geographic magazine. The monastery is still active and about fifty monks live there. Come visit the Monastery and confess to Father Paul.
If you want to see the Monastery as a whole and appreciate its architecture, take a boat trip. Book your flights to Thessaloniki, book your accommodation at the best price as well as your tours in Athos such as a "Monasteries boat tour".
How to get there: Book your flights to Thessaloniki and join Ouranoupoli (2h by car).
Where to stay: "Archodariki" is located in the centre of Ouranoupoli.
Kokkari is a pretty village located on the island of Samos facing the Turkish coast. It is one of the Most Beautiful Secret Destinations in Greece.
The easiest way to reach the island of Samos is to book your flights at the best price for Samos via Athens airport (1 hour flight from the Greek capital). You can also take a ferry from Piraeus Port to Athens but it will take 12 hours by boat to reach Samos Island.
How to get there: Book your Athens flights and Athens-Samos domestic flight (1H).
Where to stay: "Beachfront Apartment Efthimia" has a balcony with magnificent sea views.
8. Melissani Cave
Sami - Kefalonia
Melissani Cave is one of the best hidden gems in Greece. 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 places 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.
9. Skiathos Island
Come breathe the fresh air of the sea and the scented smell of pines. The southwestern part of the island is very wooded, perfect for a walk.
From Athens you can reach Skiathos by plane in just 30 minutes. If you prefer the ferry to the plane, the crossing from the port of Volos or Agios Konstantinos will take two hours (there is no direct connection from the port of Athens).
Book your flights to Skiathos, your accommodation in Skiathos as well las your tours in Greece such as a "Full-day sailing trip around Skiathos Island". Skiathos Island can be reached by plane or ferry.
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How to get there: Join Skiathos via Athens (one hour domestic flight).
Where to stay: "The Water" 200 m from Skiathos Plakes Beach
10. Paros Island
The island of Paros is located in the Cyclades archipelago. It is one of the largest and oldest Greek islands. Its white houses with blue shutters, its translucent marble whose quality is recognized all over the world, its crystal clear waters, its sun 330 days a year, ...Paros is a paradise on earth and one of your favourite Secret Destinations in Greece.
The easiest way to get to Paros Island is to book your flights to Athens and fly inland to Paros airport. Book your hotel or apartment at the best price as well as your tours and activities in Paros such as a "Full-day boat trip to Santorini from Paros".
How to get there: Book your flights to Athens and a domestic flight to Paros (1H)
Where to stay: For an unforgettable stay book one of the best accommodations on the island of Paros, the "Bethlehem: Historic Townhouse" located in the favourite area of travellers visiting Paros.
Want to stay in Santorini but do not know which part of the archipelago to stay in? We recommend the village of Oia with its colourful facades, views and typical restaurants.
How to get there: Book your flights to Santorini (or go by Athens + 30 min by plane, 7h by Ferry).
Where to stay: "Cosmos Cave House" for its beautiful decoration and breathtaking views of Santorini. Our favourite.
Chania is considered one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Crete. Part of the city was destroyed during the Second World War but much of the historic centre is intact and full of charm.
Some travellers still think it is the capital of Crete. In fact, Heraklion became the capital of Crete in 1971. Come visit the city where the Greek singer Nana Mouskouri was born and book your flights to Chania or Heraklion airport, your hotel at the best price in Chania as well as your tours and activities in Crete such as a "Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania". Plan to spend an afternoon exploring the pink sand beaches.
How to get there: Book your flights to Chania and join the historic centre by car or taxi (20 min).
Where to stay: "1924 Suites". Stay in the heart of Chania. The apartment offers a terrace with amazing views.
This small Greek island (10km2) is only a few kilometres from the Turkish coast and only 3 hours drive from the Turkish capital Antalya. This is one of your Best Hidden Gems in Greece.
The easiest way to get there is to book your flights to Rhodes then a ferry crossing to Kastellorizo (30 minutes crossing).
You can also land in Athens and take a ferry to the port of Piraeus. There are buses leaving from the airport for the port of Piraeus several times a day. You can also take the metro. However, we advise against taking the ferry from Athens as the crossing lasts 21 hours. This small Greek island is not the most accessible but certainly one of the most beautiful ones.
How to get there: Book your flights to Rhodes and join Kastellorizo by Ferry. If you do not have direct flights to Rhodes, book a domestic flight Athens-Rhodes (1h).
Where to stay: If you want to stay in one of the best hotels on the island, book your room at the best price at the "Poseidon" hotel located just 30 metres from the beach.
14. Porto Timoni
If you are brave, like walking and love nature, this beautiful beach 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.
Only 60 kilometres from Aktion / Preveza airport, Parga is a beautiful fishing village with a beautiful cove and beach and one of the Best Hidden Gems in Greece.
How to get there: Book your flights to Aktion and join Parga by car (50 min).
Where to stay: "Golden Bay Suites & Maisonettes" located 400m from Valtos beach.
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