Monday, December 19, 2011


Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Velanidia is an hour's drive from Neapolis, over the ridge that defines the peninsula of Cape Maleas. The drive offers spectacular views of the mountains, sea and nearby islands. Along the way, one can visit the tiny Byzantine church of Aghios Georgios.

The eastern side of side of the peninsula is studded with small, deserted coves, perfect for swimming.

Charming chapels overlook the sea.

The trail to the Cape Maleas lighthouse starts at the end of the road.