I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to Greece, so I was surprised in many respects. I think the most surprising aspect for me was the terrain, varying from the urban sprawl of the cities of Athens, to the smaller and quieter towns, barren countryside and of course the mountains. This was something I didn’t realise before visiting the country but became apparent after we began our touring, with 80% of Greece’s terrain covered in mountains.
This, combined with the world’s twelfth longest coastline, made for some great driving roads (unless you don’t like twists and turns that is). Even when conditions were hazy the scenery and views were still beautiful as we wound our way around and through these mountains and along the coast. While touring Greece by road we also had the opportunity to travel over the Rio-Antirio Bridge. Opened in 2004 this bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in Europe and second longest in the world, making it quite an impressive sight.
Enjoyable as all this touring was it was all done on a bus. Needless to say it’s definitely on my to-do list to go back and explore it by car.