Discover our list of Greece mainland travel guides and discover some of the most beautiful and interesting ancient sites. Although most tourists head first to the Greek islands, the mainland also offers amazing destinations to visit.
Guides to 28 mainland places to visit
Apart from the archaeological sites, our Greece mainland travel guides will inform you about other things one can find in the different destinations such as beautiful beaches and impressive nature.
Have a look in our list of 28 guides to best places to visit in mainland Greece and choose your most suitable destinations for holidays. The mainland destinations are divided according to their administrative prefectures.
As the mainland has been the centre of development and warfares since the antiquity, it constituted the main region where the ancient Greek civilGreece also deveization flourished. Other regions of loped, including Crete in the Minoan times, Macedonia in the post-classical times and Epirus in the Hellenistic period, but Sterea and Peloponnese kept their leading roles all through the historical course of Greece.
That is why there are so many important archaeological places and ancient temples that you can discover by using our Greece mainland travel guides: the Acropolis in Athens, Ancient Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia in Peloponnese, Delphi in Sterea, Ancient Dodona in Epirus, Dion and Ancient Philippi in Macedonia. Although mainland Greece is not as popular as the Greek islands, it provides interesting sightseeing and they can be easily accessed with tours from Athens or other large Greek cities.
The most tourist developed places in the mainland are Halkidiki, Pieria, Parga and various towns of Peloponnese. Apart from wonderful beaches, the mainland also has potentials to develop tourism all year round. It provides gorgeous nature to hike in spring, sightseeing to explore off the beaten track and even ski centers for the wintertime. Due to its large size, we have included the island of Crete in the mainland places of Greece.