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Hiking paths in mainland Greece

Meteora ● 14 July 2017
 

Most of Greece is mountainous and a hiker's paradise, where you can climb and hike in beautiful mountains and well-maintained hiking paths in amazing nature and with breathtaking view. The hiking paths in Greece are very interesting since they pass by lovely small villages with hospitable locals and are very close to the sea, even if they are not situated on an island's mountain. These are the best hiking paths in several areas of mainland Greece. Remember that hiking in Greece can be done the whole year because the winter is mild and rainy days are less than in other European countries. The temperatures during summer are also not very hot on the top of the mountains and inside the lush greenery.

Remember that hiking is an adventurous activity. Thus, we suggest you to book a travel insurance in Greece, which is valid also in 140 other countries, and be safe during your vacations!

Meteora

Meteora (= middle of the sky) is a formation of huge monolithic rocks, which dominate the whole area. Amazing Byzantine monasteries have been constructed on top of these rocks, and the view of the valley is magnificent. Walking and hiking on the mountains of Meteora is not only a challenge, but also a cultural excursion between the monasteries. Before roads were built, these hiking paths were the only routes the monks had to communicate with the rest of the world.

Meteora

Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. It is located on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia (Greece). The landscape and the natural beauty of Mount Olympus is unique in Europe, and every year as well in the winter as in the summer, thousands of people visit it to admire its rich fauna and flora with their several species, to hike on its slopes and reach its peaks. The starting point of these excursions is usually the village of Litochoro, a beautiful mountainous village, where the travellers after the tour on Mount Olympus can relax, enjoy the breathtaking view and eat in one of the traditional taverns.

Pilion Peninsula

The district of Pilion Volos consists of an extremely beautiful mountain, picturesque mountainous villages, each one with a different style and a unique character, as well as seaside villages since the most impressive with this mountain is that the sea is located in a very close distance to it. You can hike, admire the astonishing view of the gulf and then swim in the stunning beaches of the Aegean Sea. The best hiking path starts from Tsagkarada Pilion and ends in Milies Piliou, lasting about 2 hours.

Mt. Pelion

Zagorochoria

In the mountains of Pindos in Epirus, 46 traditional villages with gorgeous old stone-built mansions and bridges offer you a breathtakingly beautiful tour for hiking holidays in Zagorochoria that you will never forget. Vikos Gorge is your best chance to hike in a place with wonderful natural beauty. If you don't want to hike for 7 hours, you can follow the paths that connect the villages and admire the stone houses and Voidomatis River.

Zagorochoria

Where to Stay

Hotel in Olympia, Greece Hotel Inomaos
Hotel Inomaos
2, Varela str., 27065 Olympia, Greece

Hotel Inomaos is centrally located in the village of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. There is a bus station just 50 meters away from the property. The archaeological site of ancient Olympia is a 13-minute walk away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Maroussi
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Hotel Maroussi
10, Olympias Str., Marousi, 15124 Athens, Greece

Hotel Maroussi is located in Maroussi region, just a 12-minute walk of Nerantziotissa Metro and Suburban Railway Station. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 26 km away.

Pansion in Sparta, Greece Taleton Sparti Country House
Taleton Sparti Country House
Xirokambi, 23054 Sparta, Greece

Taleton Sparti Country House is located in the village of Xirokambi, 16 km away from Sparta. The nearest airport is Kalamata International Airport which is 112 km away.


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