When you visit Central Greece, a trip to Livadia is not to be missed. Livadia is the capital city of Central Greece but most Greeks place the heart of the region at Delphi. This is where ancient Greeks consulted the oracle about prophecies and major decisions. People came from all over the world to consult the oracle.
These days visitors also come to see the wonderous Temple of Apollo and take in the atmosphere of this sacred site when they visit Central Greece.
Situated just a few hours by car from Athens, Livadia has some really pleasant places to visit. The Krya Springs is a wonderful place to relax with cobbled paths, Plane trees and charming small waterfalls.
Walk around the cave that the Oracle of Trophonius built for Apollo and then visit the medieval castle which dates from the 5th century. From the top there are stunning views of the area. After your visit enjoy a coffee and snack in one of the nearby tavernas.
Whether you prefer history and culture or a more active holiday there are plenty of opportunities to indulge when you visit Central Greece. Thermopylae is an historic site where the Battle of the Spartans took place. It derives its name from the nearby hot sulphur springs. The Monastery of Osios Loukas on the slopes of Mount Helikon is a UNESCO world heritage site and has some magical ancient mosaics.
This region of Greece has outstanding beaches. Kalamos Beach is excellent for the energetic visitor with scuba diving and other fun water sports. Armyrichi Beach is in a delightful cove with shallow waters and a couple of nice small tavernas.
Thapsa beach is a beauty with crystal clear waters and as it faces West it provides the most stunning sunsets.
Eating out is another good reason to visit Central Greece. Whether you want a coffee and a delicious pastry or a full-blown meal you can find a wide array of places to eat. Livardia and other towns have small tavernas, top-notch restaurants and tasty street food. Meat from the spit and seafood are particular favourites but you will be able to find whatever you fancy. Fresh local produce is used in most of the eateries.
If you visit Central Greece you will find spectacular mountains where you can hike, take a mountain bike or go rafting down the rivers. But, if you want a quieter holiday there are beautiful beaches, fantastic places to eat and enough culture to satisfy the most ardent lover of history.
Visit Central Greece for the holiday you will never forget.