Camping in Greece & the islands

In a mood of a holiday in nature? Then, camping is the best option for you. Greece is offering a wide range of amazing camping sites for every taste, both in the islands and mainland. Camping is, hands down, the best alternative to hotel - stay holidays and comes with a lot of perks.

Searching for extra reasons to give it a go?

There are numerous health and psychological benefits such as stress relief, decrease of anxiety and depression, fresh air, socialization, healthy eating, exposure to nature, exercising and many more. So, with camping holidays you have them all in one. If you are looking for more reasons to go camping, there are plenty of them.

You’ll enjoy holidays on a budget: You can borrow the gear you don’t have and you can bring food from home, to cook. You enjoy zero budget activities, like laying on the beach, swimming in the sea, playing games, going for walks and more.
You will have the time of your life: Leave stress and everyday problems behind and bring your good mood with you. Camping is the best place to feel free. You will learn new skills and you will enjoy being in the nature with family, friends and pets.
You don’t have to make it hard: Nowadays, there is a wide variety of camping equipment that will cover all your needs, so you don’t have to worry about being convenient. There are lots of online camping guides, too, that will help you get organized and well-prepared.
You will spend valuable time with your friends and family: It might be hard to synchronize your everyday schedule with friends and family, but by going camping you can all reunite around the same campfire. Plus, you have the chance to spend quality time together and retrieve your connection.
You will make new friends: Camping is a great place to meet new people and share an unforgettable experience with them. You will, likely, share the same interests, apart from holiday choices, so chances are you will create a bond with them.
You will find your zen: Being alone and far from the world has a great importance for your mental health and balance. Connection with nature will help you find your inner balance, without being restricted by your hectic daily routine.
So, at this point, we can assume that you are already convinced, so here are some of the best campings in Greece to have your next, unforgettable, holidays.

In a mood of camping in mainland?

Campsite Sikia: Located near Volos, in Thessaly, camping Sikia is the best place to explore both mountains and beaches. With a view to Pagasitic bay and sandy beaches, it makes sure there’s a lot to see.

Thalatta Kalamitsi Village Camp: Located in beautiful Halkidiki, it offers an alternative way of vacations in the nature. Music events, water sports and physical activities are some of the ways this camping ensures entertainment.

In a mood for island camping?

Maragas: Located in the beautiful island of Naxos.

Plaka Camping: Located on the beautiful beach of Plaka on Naxos island.

Camping Tartaruga: Located in one of the most idyllic locations of Zakynthos, Camping Tartaruga is just 60 meters away of a beautiful, white stony beach. You can find your piece resting on a hammock, under the old olive trees.

Simos Camping:Located in Elafonisos and surrounded by the emerald waters of Simos beach, this camping is your best option if you want laid back holidays. Plus: The colorful little village of Elafonisos is only 4 km away.

Coralli Camping: Located in Serifos, this camping is at the golden sandy beach of Livadakia. If you are interested in family vacation, this is a very good option for you, as it is one of the best family-friendly campsites in Cyclades.

Camping Antiparos: Located under the full of stars sky of Antiparos, this camping is near a beautiful beach on the north side of the island. It is 100 meters away of the town of Antiparos, in a scenery full of trees.

...or preferring free camping?

NOTE: Free Camping is not allowed in Greece. There were some famous places were free camping was "allowed" by local communities but this tends to disapear, ex, on Donoussa Island.
But, there are some places where you can still free camp. Just, double-check this info as it might be outdated.

Kato Koufonisi: It is a few km away from Koufonisi (accessible by boat) and will leave you in awe with its crystal waters and dreamy beaches. More info about Koufonisia.

Gavdos in Crete: One of the most famous greek free camping sites, Gavdos in Crete is full of amazing beaches and cedar trees. The top campsites are Agios Ioannis and Lavraka.

If you’re not sure what destination to choose, take a look around to explore them all, to find the one that suits you the most!

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