Enjoying a beautiful sunrise, watching the stars at night, being close to nature – there are countless benefits to camping. To make things easier for you, we’ve come up with a list of the best places to go camping in Greece. From seaside camps to fully organized bungalows and A/C equipped yurts, here are the top sites across the country, because camping is only as intense as you make it.
The exotic island of Elafonisos, off the coast of the southern tip of Peloponnese, is an excellent destination for those looking for pristine beaches and low-key vacations. The tiny island is conveniently located in Peloponnese, allowing you to explore the region and the nearby gems, such as Monemvasia or even Kythira. The Simos camping grounds are located less than five kilometers away from the harbor, and offer all amenities for campers, including a mini-market, a bar, a restaurant, free wifi and bike rental services.
Lemnos (or Limnos) is an underrated Northern Aegean island which boasts stunning nature, beautiful landscapes and unspoiled beaches. Saved by mass tourism, Lemnos is a perfect destination for those looking for relaxed holidays. Located in Keros Bay, Surf Club Keros is a windsurfing resort where you can stay on-site in a variety of accommodation options. From safari tents to luxury studios with A/C and en-suite bathroom (perfect for those who cannot forego all the comfortable amenities), the campsite is a little paradise by the beach. If you prefer to camp with your own equipment, you can also simply request a camping site. Check out the club’s program as well to see if you would like to try your hand at a new hobby.
Perfect for families, Club Agia Anna is located on the northeastern coast of the island of Evia, near the village of Agia Anna. Built near the local beach, the camping site includes swimming pools, as well as volleyball and basketball courts. But the highlight of Club Agia Anna is probably its extensive program and activities for children. Choose between six types of accommodation, including tents, bungalows and studios, a garden cabana or even a luxury yurt. The sky’s the limit.
An underrated jewel of the Cyclades, Serifos is located near Sifnos and Kythnos. This elegant and charming little island boasts a top-notch camping site called Coralli. Situated on the sandy beach of Livadakia, Coralli offers high-quality facilities, with a restaurant and café as well as a mini-market. Come with your own equipment or opt for a bungalow with all basic amenities (private bathroom, A/C, TV and refrigerator as well as individual terrace).
The epitome of ancient Greece, Peloponnese is a marvelous region with Byzantine ruins, myths and ancient cities, coupled with olive and orange groves, long sandy beaches and hidden paradises. Explore its many treasures with a convenient stay at Gythion Bay Camping. Located near the town of Gythion, the campsite is located next to the beach and features a swimming pool and windsurfing facilities. Tent and caravan rental is available but you can choose to set your tent in the pitch area and a mini-market, a bar and a restaurant are also on the premises. Gythion Bay Camping is the perfect base for you to enjoy everything the Peloponnese has to offer.
Epirus is a mountainous and verdant region on the western coast of the country. For those who love nature, it offers a variety of landscapes, from rugged peaks to mountainous stone-house villages and verdant valleys with rivers and stunning long beaches. Lichnos Camping is a resort located near Lichnos beach, comprising an apartment complex and a camping ground. Featuring basic camping facilities, Lichnos boasts 150 spaces for campers, caravans and cars. Including a garden, an organized beach with umbrellas and sun beds, a mini-market and a restaurant, the grounds are a little piece of heaven in the wild.
Located in the peninsula of Sithonia, Akti Oneirou Camping and Bungalows has a private beach. Comprising a series of bungalows, wooden houses and several pitches for tents and caravans, this resort-like camping includes basic facilities as well as a beach bar and restaurant. You couldn’t ask for a better place to enjoy your time in Halkidiki.
If you are looking for greener pastures in an idyllic island, head straight to Leros, an unassuming island of the Dodecanese cluster, where you will find Camping Leros, in a 400-year old olive grove. Located in Xirokambos, the campsite includes a diving club where you can take week-long scuba diving lessons or take part in snorkeling excursions. If the open air appeals to you but you rather sleep indoors, the site also includes bungalows for rent. Add to this a charming little café with barbecue facilities and you get a beautiful place to spend your days when you are not out in the water or off on adventure.
Crete is widely known for its stunning nature and delicious gastronomy. So enjoy everything it has to offer, while camping at Mithimna Camp in Drapanias, in the northern part of the island. Offering beautiful views over the Kissamos Bay, the campsite has cooking and washing facilities, a mini-market, a Cretan restaurant and a bar, and it is conveniently located by a beautiful beach. Wooden cabins are also available on hire.
Camp under the starry sky in Paros at Santa Maria Surfing Beach. Located on Santa Maria beach, which is known for its many watersport facilities and golden sand. The camp includes bungalows, beach huts and pitches by the sea. With a mini-market, a beach bar and restaurant on the beach, a pool, a tennis and beach volleyball courts, plus all the basic amenities and even horseback riding possibilities, Santa Maria Surfing Beach is definitely a great destination you must check out.