Welcome to Northern Greece
Border influences from Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey add to the region's distinctive flair. Northern Greece boasts beautiful beaches, too – especially in popular Halkidiki and around Parga, along the golden Ionian coast. The plains and woodlands of Thrace offer rich birdlife. Ruins at Ancient Dion and the archaeological site at Vergina will leave you breathless, and if they don't, Epiros, to the west, will, with its perfect mountain life, mysterious villages and one of Europe's biggest canyons.