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Hiking in Greece

You can explore Greece’s variety of landscapes, remote coves and the ruins of ancient cities, walking! Greek islands and mainland are a hiker's paradise with numbered routes, and well-organised systems of trails.

Discover “the unspoiled Greece” while following walking paths through wild flowers, lush valleys, ancient sites, watermills, and old pathways. Get to know the locals, drink wine with them, and taste the food in restaurants and tavernas.

You can also find local guides who lead botanical tours along the ancient paths of the islands, while sharing with you their knowledge on folklore, history, agriculture, and archaeology. Master with them the ancient art of bee-keeping and find out how old remedies made from herbs and flowers heal new wounds.

Let’s start walking down these paths!

In Crete: Participate in the organised excursions to the Gorge of Samaria, the most imposing gorge in Europe, proclaimed National Park of the White Mountains of Crete in 1962. Walk along its rich ecosystem, and admire its rare morphological formations. Read more…

In Kea: A walker’s delight with paths of total length of 36 km! Due to its close proximity to Athens (2 hours by bus and ferry), Kea (Tzia) is a particularly popular destination featuring unspoiled beaches and rocky landscapes. Most of the hikes here are a must. Read more…

Trace Skiathos walking routes, and discover its hidden beauties. With your mind’s eye follow the footsteps of great writers, such as Alexander Papadiamantis, as they walked through dense forests and olive groves, and watched rare birds in the surrounding wetlands. Read more…

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