With most of its territory covered by mountains and hills, Greece is a hiking paradise. Come discover landscapes with amazing views, small villages, crystal clear rivers while you enjoy Greece’s sunshine and Mediterranean weather, and you can even climb Mount Olympus, the mountain of the Greek gods! The islands also offer great hiking trails. You could hike around the White Mountains in Crete or explore the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. The Tymfi Massif in the Pindus range is another great option for great treks. Take a pick from our selection of trips and explore some of the best corners of Greece with a local guide! Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides.
Greece is more than just world-class beaches and ancient civilization. The hiking trails snaking across its remarkable terrain are just as phenomenal, stretching into its highest mountains and most isolated islands. Many of the trails do not require a substantial amount of experience, though you should have enough fitness to comfortably enjoy a week of sustained walking and hiking. Some of the top objectives in the country, like Mt. Olympus, may also include scrambling or more technical aspects for more ambitious hikers and climbers.
Mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers define this classic Mediterranean locale. Snowfall is not uncommon at high altitudes, so an alpine climate can be expected at some places.
With islands sprouting up all over the Mediterranean and a sharp distinction between each of its regions, Greece is a destination that begs a lengthy stay. Many programs last from one to two weeks, and an ascent up Olympus generally takes at least two or three days. Patch together a few different adventures and you’ll have a summer swimming in Greek intrigue.
The months from June to September are the best for hiking in higher altitude locations in Greece, though you can find great programs all year round. Crete and other low-elevation spots will have a wide array of treks to choose from.
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