5 Of The Best Campsites In Greece
- by XpatAthens
- Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Here's a small list of some of the best campsites in Greece.
1. Enjoy Lichnos Camping
Parga is one of the most picturesque villages on the west coast. Its Venetian-influenced buildings huddle together on the hillside, with whitewashed alleyways and bougainvillea tumbling down to the bay. A few miles south, you’ll find Enjoy Lichnos Camping, a welcoming haven set within an olive grove. Pitches are close to the beach in an RV-free meadow. Hire a catamaran or kayak, explore the sea caves or just chill in the friendly alfresco bar. Just half an hour away are the creepy, mythic ruins of the 2,500-year-old Necromantion, the gateway to the underworld.
2. Poros Beach Camping
A snake of road wheels by shady groves, dozing horses, and somnolent villages on its way down to Poros’s fine-pebbled beach. You can relax in the shade of the site’s stylish restaurant, head to the charming little port of Vasiliki for water-side dining, or just flop on the beach, watching the blue horizon compete with the serenity of the turquoise sea.
3. Tartaruga Camping
Tartaruga offers one of the most dramatic views of any campsite in Greece; stare down at the epiphany-inducing sea from the giddy heights of its alfresco restaurant, unblemished but for a deserted island and the occasional puttering of a fisherman’s boat. As if to confirm its pedigree, loggerhead turtles have chosen the turquoise waters beside the site as a safe place to mate.
Lounge in the shadow of pines or visit the beach. You’re in the middle of nowhere – but the sense of dramatic escape is much the better for it.
4. Camping Areti
Areti sits on acres of eucalyptus and exotic flora. Its tranquil taverna is delightful, as are the many amenities, including a playground and tennis courts. There are hidden recesses, for cheeky romance, and inviting lookout points, for watching the sun go down. You can camp near the sea beside one of two beaches, dramatically screened by gnarled olive trees. On a clear morning, you can see the distant peak of Mount Olympus. For lunch, head to one of the tavernas in Neo Marmaras, an unpretentious market town.
5. Camping Antiparos
Antiparos is an intimate island just over the water from its larger sibling, Paros. Its harbor feels like a composite of everything Greek, with wrinkled fishermen, ripe fruit spilling from colorful crates, and an azure sky pure enough to melt the heart. No less enchanting is Camping Antiparos, on a rugged headland beside the sea. You can pitch under a tangled canopy of cedars or find a secret spot in the site’s bamboo field. The restaurant is a honey pot of homemade indulgence.