City & island strolls

If you truly want to see, feel and taste the best of your holiday destination, prepare to set out on foot

You don’t need much encouragement to get out and explore Greece’s cities and islands. The weather, the landscape, the history, the food, the locals ... they all seem to be calling out to you the moment you arrive. So whether you’re bound for the mainland or an island, don’t forget to pack a pair of trainers or walking shoes to get the very best out of your destination on foot.

How else could it be when an entire area is an experience in itself? Of course you’ll be visiting the Acropolis when you’re in Athens. But what about all those districts around it, giving life and colour to the city – ancient, modern, traditional, hip all in one.

In Thessaloniki, the city seems to spread out before you like an open-sights tour of cultural monuments and influences. Where every step echoes another heartbeat of Greece’s famously welcoming and diverse second city.

Island life

Walking tours are just as much a part of an island holiday as a day on the beach. On Rhodes and Corfu, the entire old towns have been designed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll be transported to a medieval world of chivalry and knights on Rhodes  and everything from the Byzantines, Venetians, French and British – all with an unmistakably Greek air – on Corfu.

Just picture a labyrinth of Cycladic island alleyways. The cobblestones, whitewashed houses and churches, pink and purple bougainvillea and potted geranium plants … and so often with a Venetian castle perched right at the top of town, as in Syros or Folegandros. There’s no way you’re not exploring them on foot.

And whoever said it only needs to be on foot? If you want an island to explore on bike, Kos has your name on it, whether you’re in the old town or heading to the beach.

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To meander through the cobblestone streets of Upper Syros (as the name translates) is to uncover the medieval and Catholic character

A walking tour of wonderfully preserved Ano Syros

The ultimate fortress town, wonderfully preserved Ano Syros allows you to explore a world of Cycladic architecture and Venetian charm, punctuated by magical views of...
Walking around Hora, you’ll discover a labyrinth of whitewashed alleyways and photogenic windmills

Getting up close and personal with the Hora of Ios

Setting out on foot, you’ll discover that the main town of an island renowned for its love of fun and going out has an unexpectedly...
Heading northeast, you reach Ermoupouli’s magnificent main church, known locally as Agios Nikolaos of the Rich

A walking tour of colourful Ermoupoli in Syros

Discover a town unlike any other in the Cyclades, whose commercial and artistic flourishing in the 1800s can be felt everywhere as you wander its...
Many of the tightly packed houses are beautifully maintained with colourful balconies, doors and window frames

A walking tour of Folegandros’ simple yet sophisticated main town

Simple, stylish and still largely undiscovered by international visitors, Folegandros’ Hora scores highly on both the authenticity and cosmopolitan meter.
You’ll feel it all the way from the lofty fortifications-Palamidi Castle is an experience in itself

A walking tour of Nafplio’s romantic Old Town

Whether you’re admiring the Venetian architecture or strolling along the waterfront, Nafplio’s Old Town is the perfect romantic getaway 2hrs from Athens.
Idyllic landscape of Kalamata's Marina at sunset

A walking tour in up-and-coming Kalamata

Whatever the season, whatever your tastes, Kalamata is a city in the Peloponnese’s Messinian Gulf that has it all.
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