Do you wish to combine relaxation and discovery, the hotel stay is your solution. The continental regions of Greece offer you very diversified landscapes and the opportunity to discover the most important sites and museums of the country.
The Meteora are a geological formation in northern Greece, in Thessaly which have been home to Orthodox Christian monasteries perched on their cliff tops since the 11th century. In modern times, Meteora, still inhabited by monks, are one of the most visited destinations not only in Greece but in the whole of Europe.
Ioannina is the capital and largest city of the regional unit of Ioannina and Epirus, an administrative region in northwestern Greece. Known for its lake, in the center of which there is the small island of Pamvotida, also known as the island of Mrs. Frosini (Κυρά Φροσύνη), where she was executed by Ali Pasha of Janina.
The City of Furriers is located in Macedonia, Kastoria and its lake is visited by tourists but also by Greeks from other regions. Findings in the lake Orestiada (Ορεστιάδα), have proved that 7000 years ago man had a technology for fishing. In Kastoria we can also find several Byzantine structures and even an art museum.
Delphi is the site of a Panhellenic shrine, located at the base of Mount Parnassus in Phocis, where the Oracle of Apollo, Pythia, sat in the hall of his temple and spoke prophecies in the name of the god. The ruins of Delphi have been brought to light through excavations by the French School of Athens. Every year the site of Delphi is visited by thousands of tourists.
Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, made in honor the Gods, is known for its archaeological site, or rather for its ancient athletic facilities used by the legendary athletes of the historical period. Wrestling fights, javelin throws, running and many more contests were held in this place considered sacred by all Greeks of the legendary period.
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece with more than 1 million inhabitants. It was named after Princess Thessaloniki of Macedonia, half-sister of Alexander the Great. Today the city is quite modern, visited by young people interested in its night life but also by those interested in history as it has several sites to visit and even one of the largest archaeological museums in the country.
Example: Stay in the Peloponnese:
The Tolon Holidays Hotel is a family business (Skalidis family) located in the small village of Tolo, in the Peloponnese, on the heights of the village, it offers a beautiful and relaxing view of the entire bay of Tolo. The hotel was completely renovated in 2004 and on this occasion all the bedding was also changed, in order to offer maximum comfort to travelers. Each room has basic amenities (air conditioning, TV, hair dryer and large storage cupboards), as well as a small private balcony for rooms with sea view.
It also has a swimming pool; alternatively, the sea is only a few minutes’ walk, at the bottom of the village. The owners of the hotel are very welcoming and they will not fail to advise you for your visits in the area.
To be seen in the surroundings:
Thanks to its privileged geographical location, the village of Tolo is the ideal starting point to discover the main sights of the North-East Peloponnese. Thus, only 10 km away, you can enjoy strolling through the small streets of Nafplio (the first capital of Greece), or access the castle of the Palamides, for a magnificent view of the port and the surrounding area. At 35 km from Tolo, you will find the archaeological site of Mycenae, as well as the Tomb of Agamemnon, a visit which is usually combined with that of the Theatre of Epidauros, located only a few kilometers away.
Other one day visits include:
– Athens, stopping at the Corinth Canal along the way.
– Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.
– Sparta and Mystras.
But also to enjoy a mini day cruise to the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf (if weather conditions are favorable):
– Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetsae
As well as the famous peninsula of Monevassia, located in the southeast of the Peloponnese.
Finally, the village of Tolo offers a wide variety of restaurants and first necessity shops (Supermarkets, Pharmacies, Banks…), and has been rewarded for several years for the quality of its waters (Cleanliness and clarity of the sea).