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Escaping Athens - Travel Blog

Every breathtaking summer holiday must consist of at least 2 things: the smell of pine and the sensation of the wave crashing on your feet. One of the most beautiful contrasts of green and blue in Greece but also a flagship destination of Greek tourism, which is constantly renewed without losing its identity, Halkidiki is a unique holiday destination that fits many different styles and budgets.

Volos is one of the largest and most attractive cities in Greece as well as one of the most famous ports in the country. The modern city, built near ancient Iolkos, dominates the region of Magnesia, from its location at the foot of Pelion overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Thessaly, in the center of Greece that combines the charm of the sea with the mysterious beauty of the mountain of Centaurs.

Combining beautiful villages, atmospheric accommodation in historic mansions and mountain resorts, routes in nature, stunning beaches, and abundant local cuisine, Pelion, -the 'mountain of Centaurs' as it has been known since antiquity- is not accidentally one of the most popular destinations in Greece for all seasons.

Although an Athens travel guide will prove to you that Athens is one of the most significant destinations in Greece, it is not the end-all-be-all.  Even if you only have a few days to spare, there is plenty of time to indulge in a day-trip from Athens, getting to know the Greek countryside and its beauty. Here, we suggest the best day-trips from Athens we can think of for you to enjoy.