Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in peaceful havens, away from disturbing traffic jams, street noises, smells of gasoline and pollution. Apart from the quaint villages with infrequent traffic scattered all around the Greek region, as well as the all-inclusive resorts where car use is prohibited , in Greece one can find islands, towns and territories of unique beauty and charm that are totally free of car use and pollution. Spend some time in one of the most popular car free destinations in Greece and let the soundtrack of nature fill your senses.
Its small distance from the city of Athens makes the island of Hydra the perfect destination for a weekend escape. Cars, motorbikes and high-rise buildings are prohibited on the island, thus the architecture is unique for the region and well-preserved, with narrow streets, museums, monasteries, galleries and churches. White pebbled beaches surrounded by lush greenery await you.
Hydra is ideal for spending quality time with your family in a picturesque setting and easy to reach destination. Explore the wild beauty of Hydra Island with its rough and rocky scenery that comes in contrast to its romantic and noble side, creating a unique combination. Renovated mansions, the old picturesque port with the loopholes and the canons, the museums, the monasteries, the naval academy and other attractions reveal the historic background of Hydra. Traditional as well as cosmopolitan, Hydra is a popular destination and an ideal resort for your vacations.
Another cosmopolitan destination among the islands of the Saronic Gulf, Spetses is located at the westernmost point of the gulf. Picturesque paved paths, verdurous scenery with deep-shaded pinewoods, beaches with crystal clear waters, mansions of unique architecture, the chaises and the absence of cars, create an ambience of old times. High quality services considering entertainment, accommodation and banquet are offered, making thus the Spetses a destination not to be missed.
One of the most impressive villages of Rhodes, Lindos, is considered to be a jewel of beauty and history on the island. It lies on the east coast of the island and is about 48 km south of the town of Rhodes. Being one of the main attractions in Rhodes, Lindos is a picturesque village with narrow paved alleys between small whitewashed buildings. The only way of transport possible is by donkeys, since all the streets are vehicle-free. Time and change have not touched Lindos as its authenticity is maintained by a preservation order and status as a national landmark. The village is situated in a large horseshoe shaped bay and its little houses surround the grand citadel that lies on top of the hill, whilst the beach below is an enchanting crescent of golden sand and clear blue waters. Due to the occupation of the island by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Turks and the Italians, the village is multicultured collage of people and characteristics, a unique combination that affects every aspect of Lindos.
Rhodes Old Town
Rhodes Old Town is an exquisite museum of the medieval era, home to a number of sights one can’t miss during their visit. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Greek island of Rhodes is a magnificent fortress surrounded by strong imposing walls. Built in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John, it is considered to be one of the most extended and well-preserved medieval settlements in Europe and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. While wandering through the city it’s like time travelling, reviving childhood dreams of being a knight in distant lands.
Walking around Athens historical city centre
A photo walk tour in Thessaloniki’s centre