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Best adventures in Greece

Cyclades ● Epirus ● Kalymnos ● Santorini ● Zakynthos ● 11 December 2017

Do you want to live an extraordinary experience in Greece? Amazing Greek vacation can become true with these adventures that can show you the extreme and wild side of Greece in a journey that will test your limits. Check here the top adventurous things you can do and feel the adrenaline in Greece. Plus, you don't have to worry about your safety during these adventures. Trust the reliable travel insurance of Hostelbay in cooperation with WorldNomads and have the best cover for emergency assistance 24/7, great support and low prices in more than 140 countries.

Greek Island Hopping in Cyclades

Greek Island Hopping is the next best thing on the Greek islands, and especially in Cyclades, it is a truly unforgettable experience. The distance between the islands is very short, and thus you can go from one island to another easily and quickly. If you are the type of traveller, who wants to explore every day a new destination, then Island Hopping in Cyclades is your thing. You can wake up on a Cycladic island, swim on another and spend the night in the bars of an island with vivid nightlife. If you like water sports, you can also rent a boat and do all the routes on your own without having to book ferry tickets. By sailing, you can discover every small detail of Aegean Sea, of its inaccessible beaches, the imposing caves and crystal waters that will make you feel like being in Caribbean.


Road trip in Epirus

Zagorochoria are impressively beautiful mountainous villages in Epirus. They have kept their traditional, authentic character, and you will be impressed by the surrounding natural beauty with rivers, forests and gorges, but also the relaxing and captivating atmosphere of every single village, which is located in the wider complex of the area. By car, you can visit many of these stone-built villages, even the most secluded, explore the wild nature and find paths, where you can leave the car and hike in the mountains of Pindos.


Bungee Jumping in Zakynthos

The Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos is considered to be among the most popular spots for bungee jumping worldwide. The impressive rocks that stand around the beach creating a friendly cove give you the opportunity to jump and feel the adrenaline while watching the gorgeous landscape of this fascinating beach from above.

Climbing in Kalymnos

Kalymnos is characterised by the wild rocky mountains, which are ideal for climbing. This is why the island turned into a climbing destination over the last years and developed important sports tourism that is vivid also during the off season. What impresses the athletes is the excellent quality of the rock and the huge potential of the area in climbing. Climbers from all over the world come to Kalymnos due to the giant cliffs and the seaside ambience. Surrounded by some of the finest limestone crags in the world, as the Grande Grotta cave forms a giant limestone amphitheatre, Kalymnos is a climber's paradise.

Scuba diving in Santorini

Santorini has one of the most impressive sea beds in the world. Because it is a volcanic island, Santorini's seabed is a part of the volcano in the middle of the distance between Santorini and Thirassia. Black sand, rocks, underwater gorges and other formations make Santorini the paradise for scuba diving lovers, and you can realise that only if you dive inside the caldera and see how a volcano looks underwater.

Scuba diving

Conquering Mt. Zeus in Naxos
Naxos is a Greek island in the south Aegean Sea, and one of the largest Cyclades island group. According to Greek mythology, Naxos is the birthplace of Zeus, God of the Sky. What better way to experience Greek culture and history than to hike a mountain worthy of a Zeus' name. Mount Zeus is miles of unsteady rocks, tenuous paths, thorny bushes, and a spectacular experience. I recommend beginning from the chapel of Agia Marina, and follow the trail past ancient stone walls, and olive groves to the Mt Zeus. The hike is 4miles long and should take you 4hours to climb and descend Mt Zeus. You can expect to take in spectacular views at 3,290 feet, the highest summit in the Cyclades. Spend the rest of the day enjoying and exploring the town of Naxos, crowned in medieval castles from where the Venetians controlled these islands for centuries.

Sailing in Cyclades

Explore the Cyclades on a sailing excursion. I know it sounds posh, but it is the best way to explore the numerous Greek islands known for their unspoiled beauty, secluded beaches, and rustic charm. Depending on your budget, plan a multi-day sailing trip or a single afternoon. Either way, I guarantee you will enjoy every second. Don’t be afraid to try your hand at trimming sails, take advantage of swimming in the crystal clear waters, or planning an elaborate picnic to enjoy on a secluded shore.


Kayak in Santorini
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Experience Santorini off the beaten path, by adventuring onto a kayak. Kayaking gives you the opportunity to visit black lava caves, and Fanari, the southern lighthouse of the island. You can easily find a tour to provide equipment, teach paddling techniques, and act as a guide. I recommend kayaking across to Thirasia, the island opposite of Santorini, and visit beaches only accessible by boat. You can expect to enjoy sparkling waters, cliffs colours altering from red, black, and white.  Plan to bring a picnic, and snorkelling gear to enjoy after you kayak to your desired beach location.


The Acropolis of Athens is a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens. The Acropolis contains the remains of several ancient building of significant architectural and historical significance. How vital you may ask, well the Acropolis is considered one of the most important sites of the western world, and therefore is a world heritage site, and one of the ten wonders of the world.  You can expect to explore the fundamental symbols of the Greek legacy and of Classical Greece glories, which gave way to Western Civilization we known today. 


Agora-Athens Central Market
Regardless of whether you want to shop for fruit, meat, or vegetables, the Agora Market is something you will enjoy to explore. Technically there are three Agoras in downtown Athens. However, the other two Ancient Agora and Roman Agora are only open for tourist to pay admission and walk along the ancient street where Socrates and Plato strolled.  The Agora on Athina Street is a modern day public market experience. Many of the butchers come from generations of butchers who have had stalls for centuries. The market has had a food safety facelift since then, but the lively atmosphere has stayed the same. You can expect all kinds of fish, and deep sea creatures, great meat from around the world as well as an exciting display of organ meats for purchase, shops dedicated to only selling olives, fruits, vegetable, spices and varieties of ingredients. The Agora Market is sure to be a fun experience. Be sure to taste test new ingredients, take something new home to cook, or enjoy something delicious in one of the market boutique restaurants.

Mount Helmos
Mount Helmos is two hours away from Athens by car, and the valley of Kalavryta offers some forgiving seclusion from the hustle and bustle of Athens. Mt. Helmos is a skiing destination in the winter and provides some of Greece’s best mountain-bike terrain in the summer. Mountain-biking down Mt. Helmos, you can expect exhilarating mountain views, trails that pass through beautiful forests, waterfalls, river crossing.


Vouraikos Canyon
Vouraikos Canyon is right beside Mt. Helos and attracts visitors all year round. The Vouraikos Canyon is a world-famous cog railways ride that is 120 years old. The train journeys through narrow tunnels up into the mountain, waterfalls along cliffs, and forest pine nestled along caves and passes where mythology says that Hercules opened the gorge to be closer to Boura. I’d recommend buying a one-way ticket and walk one way to experience both aspects of the beautiful canyon. 

Where to Stay

Hotel in Ios, Greece Brother's Hotel
9.7 10
Brother's Hotel
Yialos, Chora, 84001 Ios, Greece

Brother's Hotel is located in Chora Ios, only an 8-minute walk from the sandy and well-organised beach of Yialos. Ios Port is 1.5 km away.

Hotel in Nafpaktos, Greece Elatou
Elatou, Ano Chora, 30012 Nafpaktos, Greece

Elatou is at a distance of 40 km from Nafpaktos Town, while the city of Patra is 63 km away. Private parking is provided on site at no charge. #

Studio in Andros, Greece Villa Dora Studios 1
Villa Dora Studios 1
Batsi, 84503 Andros, Greece

Villa Dora Studios 1 is located in the popular seaside resort Batsi, in Andros and offers accommodation in self-catering studios. The resort's organised beach is within a 10-minute walk, while the busy center of picturesque village Batsi is at 250 m. The distance from the port in Gavrio is 7 km, while Andros town is at 23 km.