Adrenaline Lovers

Greece, birthplace of the Olympic Games, is ideal for participating in a sport or taking part in events or games (sports tourism). In the recent past the country has frequently organized many large sports/athletic events (world championships, Pan-European games, significant international tournaments, etc), with the crowning event being the 2004 Olympic Games that were held in Athens.

Fun Fact
The Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Olympics held in Olympia, Peloponnese (8th BC to 4th AD). Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896.

Test your Limits

Enjoy a wide range of outdoor sports activities thoughout Greece such as hiking, scuba diving, rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing, skiing, soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, sailing, surfboarding etc. Sports/athletic events have contributed significantly to the construction of many modern large and small sports facilities, stadiums and training centers throughout the country and numerous hotels also offer their guests sports facilities.