Wide beaches and a striking seascape await in this picture-perfect Greek village
Along a glorious stretch of the Ionian coast is the small village of Kanali. Lying in a region of untouched natural beauty and ancient history, there are mountains, lakes and gorges to explore. Unwind as the sea laps the shore and the pace of life slows. Then return to your luxury hotel for traditional Mediterranean cuisine and spellbinding ocean views.
Things to do
Kanali is nestled in the largely forested Epirus, once one of the most important states of ancient Greece. The Epirote leader Pyrrhus famously led his armies against Rome and was victorious in several battles. To get a flavour for the region’s past, Nikopolis Archaeological Museum and Parga Castle are within day trip distance.
Step out of your boutique hotel and on to peaceful beaches surrounded by turquoise seas. Take in the sun, cool off in the clear water or wander the shoreline and find a quiet spot in the shade. Some of Greece’s most beautiful island hideaways, such as Paxoi, are just a boat ride from Parga, near Kanali.
Take the winding coast road from Kanali and you’ll reach the picturesque town of Preveza. Stroll along colourful and character-filled streets until you reach the yacht-lined harbour. Still a working fishing town, Preveza is the perfect place to enjoy the day’s freshest catch.
Hire a mountain bike and pedal your way up to Lekatsa Monastery. At the top, breathe in the mountain air and take in the enchanting views