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Walking Holidays in Greece
Walking Holidays in Greece

Walking Tours in Greece

Our Best Greece Hiking Vacations

Mountains & Villages of Evia

Walking Holidays in Greece
8 Days from USD 1,650

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Discover Evia with walks through coastal paths, forests and gorges

Walking & Trekking

Walking on the Greek Islands

Greek Islands
8 Days from USD 2,175

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Discover three idyllic Greek islands

Walking & Trekking
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Walking in Crete

Walking Holidays in Greece
8 Days from USD 3,148
USD 3,000

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Trek trails on the largest island in Greece, where the magical Mediterranean meets ancient empires

Walking & Trekking

Walking the Pelion Peninsula

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Explore the Pelion Peninsula in mainland Greece – the 'Land of the Centaurs'

Walking & Trekking
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Walking on Kythnos Island – Premium

Walking Holidays in Greece
7 Days from USD 1,925

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Embark on exceptional walks across the unexplored Cycladic Island of Kythnos.

Walking & Trekking

Contrasts of Crete Walking

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8 Days from USD 2,300

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Explore the most remote south-west corner of Crete

Walking & Trekking

Top 5 Islands to Explore when Hiking in Greece

1. Kythnos
Boasting everything from ancient archaeological sites to stunning landscapes, Kythnos is a paradise for hikers. It may be one of the less popular destinations but it sure packs a punch with its incomparable scenery. Our guided hiking tours in the Greek islands also introduce you to its fabulous culture and friendly locals. Discover the most idyllic views as you follow a series of hiking trails past ancient sites, along the coast and through the untamed countryside, or explore the fabulous Byzantine castle ruins that lie on top of the headland.

    2. Evia
    Although Evia is the second largest island in Greece, its beautiful mountain villages and heavenly beaches remain much less crowded than other islands. Evia will charm you with its picturesque landscapes that wrap around country lanes and goat trails. Discover authentic mountain villages, Byzantine churches and fascinating Roman sites, perhaps resting for a cool drink at one of the traditional Greek tavernas or ouzo-meze bars along the way. Hiking through the valley of Mili is especially scenic and as you wind among citrus trees, cypress trees and olive groves, the most dramatic views across the Aegean Sea unfold.

      3. Santorini
      Arguably the most famous island in Greece, and in the world, owing to its stellar sunsets and Cycladic whitewashed houses, Santorini is every paradise seeker’s dream. It’s hard to believe that the entire island was created from a gigantic volcanic eruption circa 1650 BC, forming its distinctive crescent shape that you see today. The villages of Oia and Fira are equally as captivating and give you a glimpse into the culture and history of Santorini. You’ll also find world-class restaurants and bars on the island where you can try traditional Greek food and enjoy a drink as you look out over the Mediterranean. If you prefer to escape the busier parts of Santorini, there are plenty of secluded hiking trails and ancient sites to explore.

      4. Paros
      Hike along Byzantine paths that connect the ancient villages of Paros and uncover the incredible past of this beguiling island. Its famous white marble put Paros on the map when it was used to carve the Venus de Milo and Napoleon’s tomb. The beaches of Paros are undoubtedly beautiful but it’s the historic villages and towns that really let you get under its skin. Head to the capital and port town of Paroikia, where medieval and neoclassical buildings line the streets or follow the centuries-old Byzantine path from Leftkes to the east coast of Paros.

      5. Naxos
      This is the largest of the Cyclades islands and its diverse landscape plays host to pretty walking trails, ancient sites and mountain villages. The main town of Hora is made up of higgledy-piggledy streets, fortified Venetian mansions and a vibrant waterfront but if you prefer to go off grid, you won’t have to go far before you find yourself at an historic site or a remote mountain village. As you explore, you’ll also notice a blend of Classical, Venetian and Byzantium influences throughout the island. Because of its fertile landscapes, Naxos is home to some of the finest produce in the country, including olives, corn, grapes, figs and citrus fruit.

      The walks were stunning, challenging in part , and gave a good flavour of Liguria and its dramatic coastline. We had a brilliant Group whom all got on well and enjoyed each others company and support whilst sharing the experience of the walks and the restaurants we used in the evenings, the optional trip to Lucca was outstanding as was the coastal ferry from Porto Venere which should become a fixture on the Exodus itinerary

      Andrew Peck Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino

      I can’t fault anything about the holiday. The accommodation was good, the staff friendly and helpful, the meals excellent and my dietary needs catered for. The added bonus was the swimming pool at the end of a hot day’s hiking. Our group was small and the majority of us got on amazingly well together. The walks were varied and interesting with the chance to visit several villages along the way.

      Elizabeth Parker Walking in Andalucia

      What should I expect on a Greek hiking tour?

      On an Exodus hiking tour of Greece, expect expert guidance from knowledgeable local guides who will lead you through scenic trails showcasing the country’s diverse landscapes, from coastal paths overlooking the Aegean Sea to mountain trails passing ancient ruins and traditional villages. These immersive experiences offer more than just hiking; they provide opportunities for cultural enrichment through visits to archaeological sites, interactions with locals, and exploration of Greece’s rich history and vibrant culture.

      What are the best Greek islands to visit?

      The best Greek islands to visit depend on your preferences. Santorini is renowned for its romantic sunsets and white-washed buildings, Paros offers a mix of vibrant nightlife and traditional charm, while Crete boasts diverse landscapes and historical sites. Naxos is praised for its beautiful beaches and rich history, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a well-rounded island experience.

      FAQs on Hiking Tours in Greece

      When is the best time of year to hike in Greece?

      The best time to hike in Greece is typically during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) months. During these seasons, the weather is generally mild and comfortable, with pleasant temperatures ideal for outdoor activities. Spring brings blooming wildflowers and lush greenery, while autumn offers vibrant foliage colors and fewer crowds compared to the peak summer months. Additionally, hiking during these times allows you to avoid the intense heat of summer, making for a more enjoyable and rewarding experience on the trails.

      How do I plan a hiking trip in Greece?

      Planning a trip to Greece is easy when you book a trip with Exodus. Detailed itineraries and trip notes provide comprehensive information about accommodation, transportation, food options, and essential details like visas and vaccinations. Once you’ve chosen your ideal trip, our expert team takes care of the logistics, allowing you to relax and anticipate the adventure that awaits in Greece.

      Once you embark on your adventure, you’ll have an expert guide enhancing your vacation. You can rest assured that they’ll know the country better than anyone, but they’re not only there to show you the way. They’ll also give you some fabulous insights into local life, traditions and customs, as well as pointing out largely undiscovered hidden gems that lie away from the more well-trodden paths.

      Is there hiking on the Greek islands?

      The Greek islands offer excellent hiking, and Exodus offers a number of itineraries centered around hiking on them. Each island offers its own unique landscapes and trails, ranging from coastal paths with stunning views of the sea to mountainous terrain dotted with ancient ruins and traditional villages. Some of the Greek islands known for their hiking opportunities include Crete, Santorini, Naxos, Rhodes, Corfu, and Kythnos.

      Is Greece safe for hikers?

      Greece is generally safe for hikers, with a well-established network of trails and national parks catering to outdoor enthusiasts. The locals are friendly, and the region is known for its welcoming atmosphere. Exercise standard safety precautions, such as safeguarding your belongings and being aware of your surroundings, and you’ll likely have a safe and enjoyable trip. Our expert guides are also there to assist, and you can travel with peace of mind knowing that you are in a group with fellow travelers.

      How many days should I spend in Greece?

      Our Greece hiking trips typically span eight or nine days, providing a well-rounded experience of the country’s diverse offerings. Whether you’re hiking through Vikos-Aoos National Park, trekking coastal paths on Evia, or delving into Ancient Greek history, these durations allow you to immerse yourself in the landscapes and culture. The carefully curated itineraries ensure you make the most of your time, creating lasting memories of Greece’s beauty and history.