Greece: Hiking Activity Holiday
The Cradle of Western Civilization
Greece is famed for being a walker’s paradise with its natural scenic beauty and excellent hiking terrain. A hiking holiday in Greece is a wonderful way to discover the country, its landscape and the people. The mountain trails and ancient paths on the islands and Greek mainland provide an interesting hiking holiday in Greece. Greece is blessed with an excellent landscape for hiking with each place different from the other, depending on the climate, terrain, location, etc. Most hiking paths cross large gorges, mountains, valleys and lakes. There are a number of hiking clubs in Greece that have organized hiking tours, or you can set out on your own or with your group. When embarking on a hiking trip on your own make sure you have proper maps to guide you through and proper hiking equipment and supplies. Popular locations for a hiking holiday in Greece include the Samaria Gorge in Crete, Thassos and Samothraki in Northern Greece, Sithonia in Halkidiki, Hydra which has some of the best walking paths and donkey trails in Greece and is a paradise for hikers, the islands of Amorgos and Tinos among a host of other hiking trails. Greece scores 6 on 10 as a hiking destination.