Four mountain villages a breath away from Athens, for a day trip -With running water and picturesque alleys | JOURNEY
Just a few kilometers away from Athens you can escape to beautiful picturesque villages, even for a few hours.
If he did not manage to escape during the holidays or during the weekend, there is always the option of a day trip.
A breath from Athens can be transferred to picturesque villages, on the mountains, with running water, cobbled alleys enjoying traditional food and doing many activities.
We have selected 4 mountain destinations for you who wish to escape from the city even for only a few hours.
Just an hour from Athens, Trikala, Corinth is the ideal destination, especially for winter. From the Athens-Corinth highway it will take the exit for Xylokastro and from there it will go up the mountain. The three settlements of Ano, Mesaia and Kato Trikala are waiting to be explored.
Walk in the picturesque alleys of the settlements and delicious food that you enjoy in Trikala, Corinth, an ideal place for both couples and families.
The dining options are on the table with the kontosouvli and the hot soups to your leading role. One of the most beautiful taverns is the “Shelter of flavors” in Middle Trikala where in a warm environment you will become bean soup, pie of the day, beef burger and traditional kontosouvli. In Kato Trikala for breakfast is famous the Alphabet, a cafe that marries yesterday with today. Enjoy a delicious Greek coffee with galaktoboureko – the dessert changes daily.
The picturesque Vytina is located just two hours from Athens and winter is one of the most popular mountain destinations. One of the most beautiful places of Vytina is the “Road of Love”, where it is located on the west side and specifically in the Old Village.
The dream street that is one of the most Instagram landscapes for your photos, you did not get its name now, but it has a history behind it. The young people of the wider area enjoyed their walk and got to know their future spouses by exchanging only looks and messages – as the time foresaw.
After the end of the walk you can sit in one of the traditional taverns to enjoy local meat and dishes with handmade pasta. As for the specialty of the place? Dishes with game and wild boar sausage.
Steni of Evia
An hour and a half from Athens is a beautiful mountain village with many running waters – a trademark of the place. The life of the village moves in the paved and picturesque square where all around there are fountains and running water and the hottest days you enjoy your coffee or food at the tables set up under the age-old plane trees.
Steni is one of the most beautiful villages of Evia, built at an altitude of 450 meters on the outskirts of Dirfyos – the highest mountain on the island. Starting from the square you can wander through the settlement, which is built amphitheatrically and see the houses with manicured courtyards and of course a lot of running water.
If you are a fan of hiking in Steni, Evia, you will find enough trails to cross and enjoy an exciting route in the forest.
In the village there are many traditional taverns to enjoy dishes based on meat and seasonal pies. When leaving, do not forget to take with you local products such as the famous “Dirfis” mushrooms, herbs, oregano, honey and pastries.
Built on the southern slopes of Parnassos, the village is one of the best winter resorts in the country, as it combines picturesque landscapes, entertainment and winter activities with the ski resort located there.
Taking a walk in the village of Arachova, you find that it has kept its picturesque character. Traditional houses that climb the mountain, many taverns with local delicacies, patisseries, while the evening is transformed into a cosmopolitan hangout, with fun lasting until the early morning hours. No matter how many times you visit this picturesque village you always find a new reason to go again.
In addition to walks in the village you can do activities such as horse riding in Livadi. The options for food and dessert are many, while leaving you can procure local products such as formaela and handmade noodles.