The best way to explore authentic Greece is on foot. While most holidaymakers spend their time on the golden beaches of the Greek archipelago, keen walkers will find the backcountry a true hiking paradise. Greece offers walking holidays for each taste and ability. Whether you prefer wandering along deserted beaches, exploring some of the deepest gorges in Europe or doing a rugged trek to the highest mountain in the country, Greece has it all!
To most, Greece is not the first country that springs to mind when thinking about a walking holiday. Well, think again! There are few countries in Europe with such a variety in landscapes as Greece. Are you up for an epic, high altitude adventure staying in mountain huts along the way? Then climbing the highest mountain in Greece, Mount Olympus, may be what you’re looking for. Or do you fancy a full island traverse along golden beaches and quaint Greek villages? Then the Corfu Trail could be your perfect walking holiday. Do you want to take it easy? Hiking the Menalon Trail is a great way to soak up the slow pace of life of the Greek countryside. The great thing is, you can walk in Greece throughout the year although the best time to go is spring and autumn. We put together 5 of our favourite walking holidays in Greece in this blogpost. Who’s joining us?