Outdoor Activities in Greece

A Digital Visitor’s Guide to the best outdoor activities in Greece

Welcome to our guide to the great outdoors in Greece, matching your love for adventure with the passion of locals all around the country. Hiking, climbing, kayaking, scuba-diving… whatever your hobby or next big challenge, you’ll find it here, with each experience brought to life by a guide or the locals you’ll meet along the way. 

And that’s just the start of it. Imagine hiking between the world-famous monasteries of Meteora, along the rim of Santorini’s caldera or in Chania’s Samaria Gorge (the longest in Europe). Greece is a country where the destination is half the experience.

Mountain-biking on Mt Olympus, rock climbing on the island of Kalymnos, kayaking to the Blue Caves in Zakynthos… or maybe rafting along the Voidomatis River in Epirus and kite-surfing in Paros on Naxos? It’s all Greece, just not as you know it. 

If you’re a surfer, perhaps you’ve heard about the surfing scene in Tinos? But bet you haven’t heard of sand-surfing in Limnos! Or truffle-hunting in Metsovo, canyoning in Evritania, taking a jeep safari into Crete’s White Mountains, birdwatching in Lake Kerkini or snow skiing on Mt Parnassos.

With four-fifths of the country covered by mountains and so much coastline, the range of outdoor activities in Greece is as epic as the locations in which they take place. And every season puts up its hand to outdo the previous one. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a family with young kids or a pro looking to test yourself to the limit, there’s something for everyone. And best of all, you’ll travel in the knowledge that you’ll be supporting a small business and helping a local community thrive. 

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You can be inverted on an overhang with the incredible colours of the Aegean as a backdrop in the morning

Rock climbing in Kalymnos

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Supporting local brings out the epic in every experience

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Wooden bridges criss-cross the 10km Epineas path along the densely-forested valley

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canoeing in western Messinia

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The gate of the Olympus National Park

Mount Olympus

A mythical escape of mountain and sea
Sunrise on Kerkini lake

Lake Kerkini

A refuge for nature and birdwatchers
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So authentic, you can’t help but dive right in