Summer is gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming of romantic getaways and shut yourself up at home. Autumn is an extremely beautiful season of the year, especially for those of you who are not fans of summer heat! It is also the ideal time to visit mountain destinations with the essence of tradition, but also for sports activities, such as hiking and cycling! In other words, autumn is an ideal time to spend fantastic moments as a couple away from the fast pace of the city and the crowded summer destinations.
In this article we have prepared for you a list of the top fall destinations for couples in Greece that will surely give you unique moments of fun, romance and relaxation!
Pelion is located in the prefecture of Magnesia on a hook-shaped peninsula. Pelion is perhaps one of the most popular destinations in Greece for those looking for holidays that combine mountain and sea! In ancient times it was known as the land of the Centaurs, as the Centaurs, mythical creatures with the legs and tail of a horse, but a human torso, arms, and head, were believed to live in its forests. Although people no longer believe that Pelion is inhabited by mythical creatures, it still retains its mystical glamour.
On the Pelion Peninsula there are 24 picturesque settlements with stone-built mansions, traditional architecture. Many of Pelion’s mansions operate as boutique hotels ready to offer every comfort to its guests!
Activities in Pelion
In Pelion you will find a wide range of activities for couples that will delight you. If you love exercising and natural landscapes, we suggest you choose to go mountain biking on the slopes of Pelion which overlooks the azure Pagasitikos gulf! If you are a fan of good food and traditional cuisine, we suggest you visit one of the traditional tsipouro restaurants of Pelion and try traditional dishes combined with the famous tsipouro of the region!
Hidden on the imposing and verdant slopes of Pindos, you will find the picturesque Zagorochoria. A cluster of 46 traditional settlements that are unique destinations for a romantic autumn getaway. Zagorochoria belong to the municipality of Zagori and have about 3,700 inhabitants. There you will find verdant settlements such as Mikro and Megalo Papigo as well as Vitsa with many traditional guesthouses.
Activities in Zagorochoria
If you visit Zagorochoria with your significant other, one of the activities you must do is the visit to Voidomatis! There you can take part in organized watersports such as rafting or canoeing. When it comes to food, you must definitely try the traditional mushroom soup, which is ideal for the coldest autumn days, and you should not miss trying the traditional Epirotian pies, which are served in every tavern in the settlement!
Agios Athanasios, Pella
Agios Athanasios, Pella is one of the most beautiful autumn destinations for couples as it combines excellent hospitality, a multitude of activities and imposing landscapes with stone-built houses, which make up a fairytale setting combined with the brownish-red shades of autumn! The settlement of Agios Athanasios is nestled on the slopes of Mount Kaimaktsalan at an altitude of 1,200 meters and is a particularly popular choice for romantic excursions during autumn and winter, due to its proximity to the ski resort of Kaimaktsalan.
Activities in Agios Athanasios, Pella
As mentioned before, Agios Athanasios is extremely close to the ski center of Kaimaktsalan, so you could not miss visiting it if you find yourself in the settlement at the end of autumn and it has snowed. However, Agios Athanasios still has a lot to offer its visitors, such as its traditional architecture and restaurants famous for their stews. Finally, if you find yourself in Agios Athanasios one of the most romantic activities you can do is to visit Lake Vegoritida, a wetland of rare natural beauty!
Halkidiki’s beaches may steal the show during the summer months, but mountainous Halkidiki makes a fantastic fall destination for couples in Greece.
One of the settlements that you should definitely visit is the town of Arnaia, which is called by many the jewel of Holomontas Mountain, due to its natural beauty and traditional architecture. Most of the houses in Arnaia were built at the beginning of the 19th century and follow the pattern of the Agioreite style. They are stone built, have two-stores and colored facades.
Megali Panagia is one of the most picturesque destinations in Mountainous Halkidiki. It is a fantastic choice for couples who love nature as it is surrounded by verdant hills.The most romantic location in the settlement is a restored stone arched bridge, which joins the two banks of a small river that flows through the village!
With this article we hope we have given you an idea of the best fall destinations for couples in Greece so that you can spend unique moments of romance with your significant other! Renting a car from Alpha Drive in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki is the most comfortable and safe solution to discover dream destinations that will excite you and your partner!
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