The birth place of the Nobel Prize winner, Odysseas Elytis. Gera consists of many small villages located around the Gulf of Gera and some forgotten by time. Here you can see old mills, forgotten soap and olive oil factories, old kafeneio’s, castles, churches and mansions. You must not fail to visit the Vrana Museum, the old Mosque of Mesagros, the church of Zoodohos Pigis, the church of Mary Magdalene with the catacombs in Skopelos and the bakery with the original wall painting of Theophilos, the Naive painter. Enjoy swimming in Evriaki and further away in Tarti, Nyfida and Vatera where you can find great accommodation, café, bars and tavernas. Lisvori and Polichnitos are well known for their hot springs. Also Fara, Tsilia, Ambaria and the area around Toumba especially for walking and horse riding, are all worth seeing. Last but not least, Agiasos. The traditional settlement located on Mount Olympus. Walk through the cobbled streets, visit the old church, have a Greek coffee in a kafeneio, buy a local product, follow the walking trails around the mountain which offers spectacular views.
Main photo Konstantinos Stamatellis