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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six (of an original twenty four) monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. It is located near the town of Kalambaka at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“Situated within Gastouri, Achilleion Palace. Built as a home for Austrian Royalty, it’s now open to us ‘commoners’ to explore and wonder at this beautiful building. MAke sure to head inside and take a tour of this gorgeous place.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Nature
“Palamidi (Greek: Παλαμήδι) is a fortress to the east of the Acronauplia in the town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians”
  • 33 locals recommend
Theatre
“The impresssive theatre of Ancient Epidaurus is one of the most interesting archeological sites of Pelooponnese. The theatre is well known for the acoustics and for the energy of the place. It is situated in the Asclipeiio , an ancient Gree healing center and that gives another prespective into the ancient Greek medicine.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Beach
“Myrtos beach is about 30 mins drive south of Fiskardo. It is one of the most photographed beaches in the world and featured in the “sea mine” scene in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. In high season there are sun beds to rent and also a beach bar. The beach is surrounded by spectacular white cliffs and can become a heat trap so take plenty of water and listen to advice from the lifeguards regarding the swimming conditions as the sea floor drops off sharply close to the shoreline and can result in strong rip tides.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Ancient city of Mikines, with famous ancient king Agamemnon, who is one of the protagonist of Iliada, the greatest Homer's epic poem (the story of Troy's War). The other epic poem of Homer is Odissia.”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Corfu Museum of Asian Art is the only museum in Greece exclusively dedicated to Far Eastern and Indian art and antiquity. The museum is housed in the Palace of Sts Michael and George.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mountain
“Stunning view from the top of the mountain, many paths if you like hiking and Flora and/or fauna in unique natural environment.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“The Old Fortress of Corfu is a Venetian fortress in the city of Corfu. The fortress covers the promontory which initially contained the old town of Corfu that had emerged during Byzantine times.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Plaza
“Esplanade and Liston, Between the Old Town and the old fortress" is the esplanade, a long green square that is a remnant of the Venetian fortifications in the 17th century. During the French occupation of Corfu at the turn of the 19th century the esplanade was planted with trees, while the cricket pitch is a holdover from the British period that followed. Also dating to that time is the Maitland Monument, a Neoclassical peristyle, with 20 Ionic columns around a rotunda, commemorating the Lord High Commissioner Thomas Maitland. The Liston, on the Esplanade’s western boundary is an elegant arcade, also from the French period and designed in the style of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cave
“This wonderful cave system is situated just off the Argostoli to Sami road to the south of Sami and close to the village of Chaliotata. The cave has been open to tourists since 1963. It is reputedly 40km deep but you cannot explore all of it. There is one large cavern that is about 1,000 square feet and has often hosted concerts and operas due to its fantastic acoustics.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the gems of both Greece & Europe! Porto Katsiki is visually stunning and worth the trek to get to. Situated roughly 1 hour from Casa di Koula, you can reach it via automobile or take a one of the daily cruises leaving from Nidri (a 15 minute drive from Casa di Koula).”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cave
“The spectacular cave complex of Diros in the Peloponnese offers visitors the opportunity to travel back to the Neolithic era and even further.”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Archaeological Museum is on Syntagma Square, in a Venetian building dating back to the 18th century.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Historic Site
“It is located 160klm from Stavrianna Farm, 2h 17 min drive. It was considered the center of the Ancient World. A very important Sunctuary and Oracle where Pythia the priestess was giving profecies under the influence of substances. A theater, a stadium and a museum is there to visit. On your way back you may stop at Galaxidi little picturesque port with long Naval History and enjoy lunch in a seaside taverna. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“walk around the island in the afternoon/night. enjoy the atmosphere. all kinds of restaurants, taverns, and icecream shops by the sea/port/castle. Don't forget to visit Bouboulina's house/museum. The only female Admiral, Ever!”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“A place with an amazing view to the messinian bay!!! At night you can gaze the lights of beautiful city of Kalamata while you drink your coktail!! A really romantic place..you have to go!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“It's a MUST see for the sunset,although if you want to dine there you have to wait for very long.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Naok Azur in the old town is a special designed balcony to the Ionian Sea" Lounging all day either for breakfast or snacking is made extraordinary in this exquisite setting offering stunning views of the Old Fortress of Corfu, Naok Beach, Garitsa Bay and Greek Mainland right in the heart of the Old Corfu Town. Whether it is for a special event, or to enjoy a few specialty cocktails in a laid back and relaxing setting in a with friends, Naok Azur provides the optimum in service by paying close attention to detail to meet the needs of each and every guest.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“It is one of the most hidden places and maybe for this reason more beautiful and wild of the entire island. To get there you have to pass through the mountains village of Agios Leon and from there following the signs, driving down a recently asphalted road running down to the sea and ending in a small square where you can park. From there getting down a few steps carved in the rock, you reach a real fiord stupefying the visitor for the clearness and colours of the waters. It is easy to imagine that in this place there are no many tourist facilities, only recently two terraces with loungers and umbrellas have been created but are not always enough for the request. For those who really care about caves it is worth visiting the first one just getting down the steps; once there and in the water you understand that the cave is to continue … but only for those who love extreme sports. We suggest to everybody and especially those who have their own boat, to visit Porto Roxa that is only 3 km from Porto Limnionas. It is another small bay with a slipway to put boats in the water in an exceedingly beautiful part of coast.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Katavothres is a unique place to visit. It serves coffee, operates as a restaurant and a nightclub. You can visit almost anytime and enjoy the high quality services and unique ambience. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For Italian food the restaurant La Famiglia is one of the best options, in the city centre.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“This place is right in the heart of the city,great architecture,great food,drinks,sweats and coffee.You can sit there relaxing when you watch the people come and go.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Limani" is possibly the most well-located place in the city. Beautiful setting and service is popular amongst tourists and locals. You can just chill for a coffee or stay at the restaurant. Pizza is also quite good there.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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