Hiking in Greece

Being mostly mountainous, and with a wealth of historic towns and archaeological treasures, Greece is simply made for a walking adventure. Reminders of the ancient world are everywhere, particularly in Athens, where a day’s exploration will reveal history on practically every street corner.

For walkers looking for a combination of rugged hills, dramatic cliffs, charming white-washed villages and sparkling blue seas, look no further than the Cyclades. This group of over 200 islands scattered in the Aegean Sea is a paradise for walkers. We have selected some of the best walks on these relaxed islands and combined them to create walking & island-hopping itineraries which offer excellent walking in dream-like surroundings. The islands are dotted with Greek and Roman ruins at every turn and, of course, you are never far from a tempting dip in the warm Aegean waters!

 

Mt. Olympus & Pieria

Explore the mystical home of the Ancient Gods among Greece’s highest summits
8 days
5: Challenging

Poros & Hydra

Explore the historic centre of Athens and the contrasting Saronic islands of Poros and Hydra
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Crete’s “Wild West”

Dramatic gorges and spectacular coastal trails far from the tourist crowds
8 days
3: Moderate

Santorini & Naxos

Discover two of the most beautiful Greek islands on one walking trip
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Naxos & the small Cyclades

Walking and island-hopping in the Greek Cycladic islands
11 days
2: Easy to Moderate