We spent almost 3 months in Greece, from mid Jan to mid April, mostly on the mainland, although we did go to one island, Evia. The most surprising thing was the weather, it was a lot colder than I was expecting! Although we did have some really beautiful weather too.
This was our route (only approximately, you can only have a limited number of points on Google Maps):
We got the ferry from Bari in Italy to Igoumenitsa and then fairly quickly travelled down to the Peloponnese, assuming it would be a little warmer there, although it wasn’t much different. We stayed on a campsite in Gythio for a month over the worst of the winter, the campsite has a large shared room with heating where we could spend our time when it was too cold and wet!
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The campsite near Gytheo was right on the beach and the sunsets were amazing.
Greece was full of wild flowers.
We went for some great walks with beautiful views.
Another sunset at Gytheo.
An amazing rock fortress, a tiny island with a bridge across.
We were amazed to see this tortoise in the wild - although it turned out to be the first of many.
Love the shape of this rock!
The cave at Didima was a massive crater, although hard to show the scale of it on the photo.
There was a passageway into the crater, quite amazing.
Amazing hot springs at Loutra Edipsou (Evia Island).
The water is very, very hot, but it feeds into the sea so you can find places where the hot water mixes with sea water for the perfect temperature.
Beautiful river near another hot spring at Thermopiles (back on mainland).
Olive trees with snowy mountains in background at Stilida.
Lizard - this and the next few photos are on the Pelion Peninsular, one of my favourite parts of Greece.
This was on a beautiful walk from Kissos on the Pelion Peninsular.
More wild flowers on the walk from Kissos.
Waterfall near Kissos.
Fakistra Beach, so beautiful!
Milopotamos, another beautiful beach.
Another stunningly beautiful place, Nestos Valley, a natural park along the river valley.
Another view of Nestos Valley.
Nestos Valley again.
The waterfall at Edessa.
Prespa Lakes - Two beautiful lakes in this very remote part of Greece.
These last few photos are all from Meteora. An amazing place with massive rocks,
and beautiful nature.
More rocks at Meteora.
And More rocks at Meteora.
The reason Meteora is famous is because there are monasteries built on top of the rocks, in very in-accessible places.
Although for me it was the wild nature that made this another of my favourite places in Greece.
Hope you like them, please feel free to leave your comments or questions below.