best campsites in greece
Last Updated: April 14, 2021

Best Campsites In Greece: Beaches, Hikes & History

Rich history, spectacular beaches, crystal clear sea, and stunning views – who doesn’t want to visit Greece at least once in their life? The country is extremely popular with tourists both for the historic sights and its amazing nature, with campsites everywhere that matters.

We’ve covered campsites that are just steps away from the ocean, as well as those that are really close to historic towns. And we threw in a couple of options in the mountains, in case you want to do some hiking and enjoy spectacular panoramic views.

So, whether you’re looking to spend your time partying on the beach or exploring the rich history of the country, one of these campsites in Greece will be perfect for you!

Camping Karavomilos Beach

Kefalonia

If you want to explore the many islands of Greece, Kefalonia is a great place to start. And Karavomilos Beach campsite is the best camp on the island! It’s just steps away from a vast beach, but the entire campsite is on forested land with plenty of trees to provide you with all the shade and privacy you need for a comfortable stay.

The campsite features a nice pool that’s right next to a restaurant, and both offer spectacular views of the sea. There’s also a mini market in the camp, so you’ll have all the essentials close.

The campsite is well parcelled and all pitches are separated by trees and bushes, so you can really feel like you’re on a proper family vacation. Also, most pitches have direct access to electricity, there’s free WiFi all over the camp and you can rent a fridge for just 2.5 Euros a day. The sanitary facilities are clean and modern, as are the cooking facilities in the communal kitchen.

The campsite even has a washer and a dryer that you can use, and they offer camper servicing and car washing on-site.  Overall, this is definitely one of the best campsites in Greece in terms of the location, facilities and overall layout of the camp.

Erodios Camping

Pilos

Erodios campsite is another great option for anyone who wants to have a relaxing summer vacation in Greece. The location of the camp is spectacular since the pitches are practically on the beach, but there’s still plenty of trees and bushes for privacy. The pitches are quite spacious with paved access and lots of shade.

The campsite is near the historic town of Pilos, so there’s quite a lot of sightseeing you can do in the area. And it’s in mainland Greece, so you can easily reach it without getting on a ferry! There’s even a golf course nearby, and the actual camp features a football field you’re free to use whenever you want.

All campers get access to free sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach, which is quite convenient. The pitches have access to electricity, hot water, free WiFi and some very modern sanitary blocks. There’s also a restaurant on-site and a well-stocked grocery store for the essentials.

Everything you need for a comfortable vacation can be found at the camp, so you won’t have to leave the area if you don’t want to. And if you would like to see more of the historic side of this stunning country, you’re just a few minutes away from one of the historically most important towns in Greece!

Camping Athens

Camping Athens is the best campsite if you want to be in Athens. It’s situated in a green environment on the outskirts of the city, but it’s only seven kilometers away from the city center. This campsite is right next to a highway and there’s a bus stop just outside camp, so it will be really easy to get around Athens. But then again, that also means it’s almost never going to be quiet, due to all the cars on the road.

One thing to note is that the camp is kind of pricey for Athens. Accommodation in Greece is really cheap, and if you’re traveling with more than two people, it will be cheaper to get a hotel room or an apartment in the city. At 10 Euros a night, the camp is only worth it for solo campers or couples. Also, the manager of the camp is apparently unfriendly and rude, so be prepared for that.

The bathrooms and showers at the campsite are squeaky clean, and that’s the best thing about the camp. The tent and vehicle areas are separate, but neither is really parcelled so don’t expect to have a lot of privacy. You can get electricity on your pitch, but you will have to pay an extra fee.

Armenistis Camping & Bungalows

Sarti

Armenistis Camping is a campsite in Sarti, practically right on the beach. If you’re looking to have a relaxed camping trip that mostly includes swimming and tanning, this might just be the best campsite in Greece for you! The location is phenomenal and if you want to stay as close to the beach and sea as possible, this is definitely the campsite to choose.

The mobile homes and bungalows are literally on the sand, but most of the RV and tent pitches are in a forested area. They’re still super close to the beach, but with the advantage of shade and privacy that you get from the rich tree foliage. There are some motorhome pitches on the sand just a couple of steps away from the sea, but they’re not as shaded as the others. Oh, and don’t forget your sand stakes if you camp here!

Also, the pitches are all equipped with fresh water and access to electricity, although you have to pay extra to use the electricity. There’s also an additional charge if you want to use the washing machine, but everything else is included in the price of the pitch. That includes hot water 24/7, access to bathrooms and showers, as well as WiFi.

Sikia Camping

Pelion

Sikia campsite is on the Pelion peninsula, close to the shore of the Pagasitic Gulf. The campsite lies on some 30 hectares of olive grove, between the villages of Kato Gatzea and Kala Nera. The nature here is spectacular, and the area is generally very peaceful. It’s the perfect spot for family vacations, especially if you would prefer to stay at a campsite that you can get to by roads.

There’s a bar/restaurant in the camp, as well as a grocery and souvenir shop for all your needs. There’s also a large sports field, a huge screen for watching movies and sports, plus access to satellite television. And you can rent bikes at camp, go on organized hiking expeditions and dive with a scuba instructor, so there’s more than enough things to keep you entertained while you’re at the camp. If you’re looking for a campsite that has everything you need for a proper vacation, this one should be at the top of your list.

Also, all the pitches have electric hook-ups and a water supply, which is really great. There’s a motorhome service point at the site, as well as a dumpsite for chemical waste. You will have access to washing machines and sinks for your laundry, and you’re free to use the barbecue and the communal cooking facilities.

Campsite Vrachos Kastraki

Meteora

Vrachos Kastraki campsite is certainly an interesting choice. It’s one of the few good campsites that aren’t seaside, so if you’re not interested in swimming and tanning it might be a good option for you. This campsite is close to Meteora’s rocky pinnacles and famous monasteries, and if you stay here you’re certainly in for a Greece vacation that’s nothing like parties on the sandy beaches of Zakynthos.  

Also, the campsite is an excellent base for exploring this area more thoroughly. From hikes to Plastira Lake to in-depth explorations of Theopetra’s cave – there’s quite a lot of things to do and see in Trikala. Plus there’s a bus stop right outside the camp entrance, so it’s really easy to get around the area.

The campsite features a restaurant and a well-stocked mini market for all your necessities. The pitches are spacious and shaded, with access to electricity and a squeaky clean sanitary block. The pitches are a bit pricey for Greece, but that’s because everything is included in the price. WiFi, electricity, hot water, pool, fridges and barbecue grills – you get access to all of this without any additional charges!

Paradise Beach Camping, Mykonos

Mykonos

Mykonos is one of Greece’s most idyllic islands, so I had to include a campsite there. Paradise Beach campsite is part of Paradise Beach resort, which includes a variety of rental accommodation, including spacious pitches that are just a few steps away from the beach.

The campsite is part of a much larger resort that offers everything from loungers on the beach to ATV rentals. There’s a restaurant on-site, a mini market, a WiFi hotspot and pretty much everything else you might need to have a nice vacation.

The area is remarkably beautiful – it’s not called Paradise Beach for nothing! However, it’s important to note that there are a lot of villas and hotels in the area, so expect large crowds at the beach. Also, this area is very popular with younger crowds, the music is quite loud and there are parties all day long. If you’re looking to have a relaxing vacation with your family, I don’t think this is a great campsite for you.

The pitches are all shaded, some naturally and others artificially. All campers have access to communal showers and bathrooms, as well as safe boxes and luggage storage. But the sanitary facilities aren’t the most modern in the world, and there’s definitely room for improvement with cleanliness.

Camping Drepano

Igoumenitsa

Camping Drepano is a campsite near Igoumenitsa, which is one of the larger port towns in Greece. If you want to go island hopping, this is definitely a great campsite for you since it’s so close to a major port. Also, this is where most ferries from Italy arrive, so if you’re coming from Ancona or Bari, you can spend some time here before you head to other parts of the country.

The campsite is in a beautiful bay with sea and beaches on either side of the camp. There are lots of eucalyptus trees that provide you with shade, but not enough privacy. The campsite is not that parcelled, so don’t expect to have too much privacy from your neighbors.

The facilities are pretty good though. The sanitary block features clean showers and bathrooms, and all campers get access to fresh water. You also get access to a communal kitchen and laundry room, as well as a huge tennis court and playground. The property includes a restaurant and a snack bar, so you don’t have to leave the camp for essentials. But if you do want to explore the area, just know that you can get bikes for free at camp.

Camping Natura

Xanthi

If you like camping in places that are practically deserted, Camping Natura might be just right for you. It’s a campsite in the northern Greece region Xanthi, quite far away from the towns and crowds of people. The closest houses to the campsite are a good 500 meters away, so you will really be able to enjoy some peace and quiet.

The campsite is just across the road from Mandras beach and it’s only a few steps from your pitch to the sea. If you’re looking to be as far away from other people as possible, it doesn’t get much better than Natura Camping. And even though the campsite is in a remote location, it’s only a 10-minute drive to the next town where you have grocery shops, gas stations, bars, cafes etc. You’ll even find a couple wineries nearby that are open for tours and wine tastings!

All the pitches have access to electricity and campers are also free to use the communal kitchen and outdoor grill. There is an extra charge for the electric hook up, but all the other services are free including hot water and access to refrigerators. Also, the campsite features a restaurant and a mini market, for ultimate camping convenience. And there’s a bar right on the Mandras beach, ensuring you will have access to ice cold cocktails all day long.

Camping Stolos

Mount Olympus

Camping Stolos is one of several campsites on Variko beach, and it’s a great place to stay if you really want to camp in a place that’s not too crowded. The campsite is close to Mount Olympus and there’s actually quite a lot of things to do in the area. The town of Dion is just a 15-minute drive away from the camp, and it’s a great place for a day trip. It is a historic town with an archaeological park, a Roman Theatre, a temple and all the shops you might need.

Also, Mount Olympus National Park is about a 40-minute drive from the campsite, and there are even more interesting sights here. You can go hiking, visit a monastery, explore the Holy Cave of Agios Dionysios and a lot more! If you’re into Greek history you will love this campsite because there are lots of opportunities for exploration and learning less than an hour outside the camp.

As for the campsite amenities, I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed. All pitches have access to electricity, free WiFi and communal cooking facilities. There are lots of trees all over the camp and they will provide you with both the necessary shelter from the sun, but also privacy from your neighbors. The bathrooms are clean and modern, and you’ll find both a restaurant and a mini market at the camp. Plus Variko beach is just a couple of minutes away from the camp!

About the Author Roger Timbrook

Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!

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