Walking holidays in Greece

A mild Mediterranean climate make Greece a top year-round walking destination in Europe. The Greek are a warm and welcoming people, proud of their beautiful country. With so many islands and coastal landscapes, and a highly mountainous interior, Greece is a wonderful place for hiking... a walking holiday destination with something for everyone.

  • View on stunning greek landscape with river, village and high mountainsPhoto by Ident | CC BY 2.0
  • View on harbour withe whitewashed houses on Mykonos islandPhoto by Richard Martin | CC BY 2.0
  • View on deep and rocky gorgePhoto by Nikos A. Kanellopoulos | CC BY 3.0
  • Early morning view over Santorini in GreecePhoto by Wolfgang Staudt | CC BY 2.0
  • Deep rocky gorge with two walkersPhoto by Lapplaender | CC BY-SA 3.0
  • colourful fishing boats on the island KosMichal Osmenda | CC BY 2.0
  • View on track leading into woodland on LesbosPhoto by Ronald Saunders | CC BY-SA 2.0
  • stunning landscape with large rock outcrops and monastery around Meteora in GreecePhoto by Lucas Wisniowy | CC BY-SA 3.0
  • brightly colored autumn landscape on CretePhoto by Romtomtom | CC BY 2.0
  • Walking holiday group preparing for ascent through snow in GreecePhoto by GOFAS | CC BY 3.0
  • A shaded path in green woodlandPhoto by Luca Terzaroli | CC BY 2.0
  • View on high snow-capped Olympus mountains| public domain

Start browsing the walking holidays by exploring the map below, or scroll further down to the holiday descriptions. You'll find both guided and self-guided holidays. All these holidays are organised by independent small-scale walking holiday companies, and run by people with a lot of local knowledge and enthusiasm for their country and region. They look forward to help organise your walks in Greece!

Map of walking holidays in Greece

Handdrawn geographical map of Greece.

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Santorini & Naxos SG walking holiday

  • Dogs welcome
  • GPS tracks available
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Walking through the most fascinating islands of the Cyclades
Panoramic view of Santorini

All walks during this walking holiday are designed in such a way that you will explore the islands' nature, culture and history. You will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views to the sunken Caldera, explore an ancient town buried under volcanic ash, visit 100 years old vineyards and taste amazing volcanic wines, and much more!

From € 535.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Walking holidays Greece with guided and self-guided options

Footscapes of Crete Walking Holiday

  • Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options
Beautiful, peaceful nature on Crete
View across landscape on Crete with snowcapped mountains in the background

A week of self-guided hiking on Greek's largest island: Crete. Excellent walking with mild Mediterranean climate and varied landscapes. Guided walks also possible. Choose from a wide variety of excellent walks between 6 and 12 miles each.

From from €285 / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Trails and Secrets of Amorgos Island

  • Dogs welcome
  • GPS tracks available
  • One accommodation
  • Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options
Walking ancient paths on a remote, undiscovered Greek island
walking holiday with guided and self-guided options in Greece

Amorgos remains an island off the beaten track; still unspoiled from mass tourism. This beautiful island has 7 officially marked paths for hiking in mountainous terrains reaching the mountain tops, and many other ancient trails and paths to be explored on foot. Accommodation in luxury spa hotel on the coast.

From € 599.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Guided walking holidays in Greece

Zante flora nature hikes Zakynthos

  • Dogs welcome
  • GPS tracks available
  • Luggage transport included
  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Relaxation and walking in beautiful Greek nature
Goats in an orange juice bar on the Greek island of Zakynthos

Zakynthos in Greece: the Ionian island of flora. Hike the trails only the locals know. Crystal clear swimming beaches, nature and archaeological hikes all complimented by Greek modern and traditional cuisine from handed down family recipes. Complimentary Tai Chi and Yoga. Magic Skopos sunrise hike: best view of the island.

From £ 695.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Active Cyclades Guided Greece

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
Walking, biking and horseriding combined
Hikers along a Greek coastal path

A mixed walking / biking / horseriding holiday for travelers who want to explore the Greek islands in an active way. The focus is on walking and hiking, but there are also other activities. Visit the islands Paros, Naxos and Santorini in the Cyclades.

From € 1,570.- / 10 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Arcadia: Between Mountains and Sea

  • winter or snowshoeing walking holiday
  • Dogs welcome
  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Discover the beauty of the Peloponnese
Whitewashed Arcadian village under a clear blue sky at the edge of the mountains and the sea

A wonderful week of walking in the Greek Peloponnese. Your experienced guide will take you to places that you would never find alone and where you feel as if you are literally on top of the world, surrounded only by nature.

From £ 650.- / 8 days

2 Persons minimum

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Walk Naxos, Small Cyclades & Santorini

  • Walking a trail
  • One accommodation
  • Guided walking holiday
Island hopping and hiking around the Small Cyclades
View acrosss the Greek island of Naxos

Walking holiday in Greece with an eco focus. Starting out on Naxos, the largest and most diverse island of the Cyclades. Hike mountains, valleys and plateaus. Then island hopping a group of small islands called the Small Cyclades. These are a small haven of peace where you can find Greek hospitality and traditional culture.

From € 682.- / 7, 10, 14 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Greece on foot

When you think about Greece as a destination, two things immediately jump out. The first thing is the countries extraordinary richness in coastal landscapes to explore on foot. There are more than 1400 islands here, and the total coastline is one of the longest in the world! The country is also very mountainous, with more than 80% of the territory having significant relief. Mountains and coast, perfect ingredients for varied and interesting walking holidays!

View on a green landscape with a village in the valley and high mountains in the back. View on deep rocky gorge with two people walking in the foreground. View on spring landscape in Greece with high snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Most well-known of the mountains is probably the Olympus Mountain range close to Thessaloniki. But also the Taygetos, Pindus and Pelion mountain ranges are extremely good walking territory.

A walking holiday on a Mediterrenean island

When you are looking for an island walking holiday, you are spoiled for choice in Greece with so many islands. They are normally divided into the Ionion islands in the west and the Aegean islands in the east. Read more about them in our article about the Greek Islands.

Special walking holidays with small-scale businesses

We aim to present a varied selection of walking holidays, all offered by small-scale independent companies. We believe that these local experts will give you an unforgettable time on the paths and trails in Greece!

We wish you a great time exploring Greece on foot, and would love to hear more about your experiences. Photos also welcome of course! Please contact us through [email protected].

For more information on the country, climate, the islands, national parks and mountain ranges, see our article walking in Greece.

Walking holidays in other European countries

Also interested in walking holidays in other European countries? Go to the homepage to start browsing all the walking holidays in Europe and the UK.

Map of Greece in Europe The Greek flag.

Greece

Capital: Athens

Area: 50,944 sq. miles, about half of the area of the UK

Population: 10.8 million

Currency: Euro

Walking in Greece

A country rich in historical heritage, with fantastic sunny climate; Greece is a classic holiday destination.

From hundreds of beautiful island to impressive mountain ranges and cultural sites, there is a lot to explore in this special country in the Mediterranean.

Also read our article about walking in Greece for more information about this lovely country.



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