2 Greek Destinations Among Europe's Most Underrated

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 16 November 2022
2 Greek Destinations Among Europe's Most Underrated
Europe is so much more than an espresso in a Parisian cafe or tapas in a trendy restaurant in the center of Barcelona. 
Europe is home to many wonderful places, some of which are seriously underrated. CNN has rounded up 21 destinations that many tourists ignore. Among them are two magical Greek destinations: Zagori and Patmos.

Its name literally means "the place behind the mountains." According to CNN, Zagori is one of the few Greek areas that managed to maintain their independence during the Turkish occupation. Walking along the scenic paths and going down the 900-meter-deep Vikos Gorge provide the answer to why.
A wild, untouched place where high cliffs meet lush forests. It’s not just the wilderness, though. The villages of Zagori look like they are straight out of a postcard, teeming with old-world charm and untamed beauty. 

Located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese archipelago, Patmos is known all around the world as the island where St. John wrote the Apocalypse.
Most tourists are on their way back as soon as they explore the renowned Cave of the Apocalypse. But, those who can appreciate Patmos’ unique beauty will stay much longer. Lovely beaches, seaside tavernas serving fresh fish and ice-cold beer, and, of course, the Byzantine mysticism and Italian finesse of the main town are only a few of the reasons that make a trip to Patmos worth the effort. 

Other Underrated Destinations
North Uist, Scotland
Midland Region, Ireland
Orange, France
Basel, Switzerland
Apuseni Mountains, Romania
Henne Strand, Denmark
Nellim and Inari Lake, Finland
Antwerp, Belgium
Wiesbaden, Germany
Picos de Europa, Spain
Sardinia, Italy
Vilnius, Lithuania
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kalmar, Sweden
Białowieża Forest, Poland
Pristina, Kosovo
Pula, Croatia
Bansko, Bulgaria
Originally published in Greek on: moneyreview.gr
Translated by: Codico Lab