Greece: Hiking - Walking
The Cradle of Western Civilization
Greece is a walker’s paradise and many tourists embark on long treks, exploring the natural beauty of the country. There’s no better way to see Greece and the countryside than to hike through it. Walking and hiking tours and excursions are a hit with tourists who have a penchant for nature and the wild. . 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.