Hiking at Samaria gorge

Outdoor Activities

Sailing, sea sports, trekking, skiing… new adventures in every corner of Greece

Outdoor Activities

Sailing, sea sports, trekking, skiing… new adventures in every corner of Greece

What makes Greece special and ideal for all kinds of sports all year round? The marvellous mild climate, a landscape that is four-fifths mountains and one of the longest coastlines in the world.

Sea sports in Greece

Feel the wind at your back as you sail through the Aegean and the Ionian seasencountering islands populated and deserted, emerald water and private beaches. If competition runs in your blood there are many racing events you can participate in, such as the Aegean Regatta, the International Cyclades Regatta and the Aegean Rally, to name but a few.

And then there is always the world beneath the glistening waves. Feel the exhilaration of diving deep to underwater caves, ghostly shipwrecks and colourful reefs, from Skiathos to Lefkas, Zakynthos, Santorini and Corfu.

Go windsurfing and kite-surfing on Crete, Rhodes, Karpathos, Kos, Limnos, Samos and Lesvos. The water skiing and wakeboarding are excellent along the Athenian Riviera as well as on Paros, Mykonos, Rhodes, Lefkas, Santorini, Halkida and Crete.

Mountain sports in Greece

Change of scene. The action moves to Greece’s mountainsMountain sports will bring you to another side of Greece’s natural beauty, to lofty peaks, vertical cliffs, white-water gorges, rivers, lakes, forests and trails running through it all. On Kalymnos you’ll find one of the world’s ten best rock-climbing sites, and on Crete you can hike the longest gorge in Europe, Samaria.

Your trekking options are endless; from the mountain of the gods, Olympus, to the pillars of Meteora; from the Greek part of the European trail network crossing the country from end to end, to the ancient Roman roads of Epirus; and from the paths through the forests of Pelion to the donkey trails of the islands, each will etch itself onto your memory. If mountain biking is your thing you’ll find excellent routes near big cities, such as Parnitha near Athens, as well as in more remote locations where you can enjoy pristine nature, such as Litohoro, Samothraki, Karpenisi and Kissavos.

Every season in Greece brings new pleasures. Greece’s ski centres at Parnassos, Kalavryta, Evrytania, Vasilitsa near Grevena will test your downhill skills all winter long while in the summer the melting snow fills rivers such as the Lousios, the Acheloos, the Pineios and Voidomatis, making them ideal for rafting.

Extreme sports

In Greece, extreme sports offer genuine emotional experiences. Your adrenaline will spike on dozens of off-road routes for cars and motorcycles, or as you jump out of an airplane in the extreme sport of skydiving.

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Exploring the hiking trails of Mount Olympus

Whether you want to conquer the home of the gods or gently hike through divine nature, Mt Olympus stands ready to greet you.
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Kayaking to the magical Blue Caves of Zakynthos

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