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Extreme sports in Greece

Athens ● Corinthus ● Greece ● Naxos ● Zante ● 13 July 2016

Be extreme in Greece

Most of the holidays are connected with peaceful, relaxing times. What if you are fed up with your daily routine and you want to feel alive, some adrenaline pumping in your vains? Greece is the place where you will find not only historic monuments and gorgeous nature but also you will be able to practice extreme sports.


There are many places where someone can have have skydiving, the most famous locations are Thessaloniki ,Lamia and Thebes. The training lasts three days and has a theoretical and a practical part. During the first falls the parachute opens on its own and afterwards you will learn how to do it yourself.



If motocross is your passion, then you should not leave it at home when you are on vacation. In Greece someone can find motocross tracks almost everywhere. In Attica, Central Greece, Evia, Peloponnese, Northern Greece and even in the islands, in Chios ,Santorini ,Syros , Leros , Crete (Aegean Sea)and in Corfu (Ionian Sea)


Rafting will lead you to deep canyons, besides leafy mountainsides, magical sceneries and you will have lots of fun, with a big dose of adrenaline. Some of the rivers you can do rafting are: Tavropos (Evritania), Evinos (Mountaineer Nafpaktia), Lousios-Alfios (Arcadia), Arachthos (tzoumerka), Voidomatis (Zagorochoria ).

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

In Greece exist many scuba diving clubs and organizations where, if you are a beginner, you can learn the diving techniques. Expert companies can provide you with the necessary equipment, which you can rent or buy. You will be able to find diving locations, all over Greece. In Attica, in the south coast at lake Vouliagmeni. Outside Athens at Porto Rafti, in Erotospilia. If you have a boat you can head towards Agia Marina and the surrounding islands. Also near Athens, in Salamina island, where scuba diving is allowed in the undersea archeological site.

Other diving locations are: Evia ,Chania , Kissamos, Gramvousa (Crete ), Sporades , Serifos , Milos , Kimolos, Sifnos , Santorini (Aegean Sea), Corfu , Zakynthos , Lefkada (Ionian Sea) etc.


Windsurfing is popular in Greece since 1980. It can be practiced in any windy beach, especially in Cyclades where it is really windy during summer. The best places to practice windsurfing are: Anavissos, Varkiza, Lavrio, Loutsa, Rafina, Schinia, Galazia Akti (Attica), Paros , Ios , Naxos , Santorini (Cyclades), Rhodes , Karpathos , Kos (Dodekanisa), Patra (Peloponnese), Lefkada , Zakynthos (Ionian islands), Crete , Skiathos (Sporades), Thessaloniki , Chalkidiki (Macedonia)

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studio Stars
Studio Stars
Mouzaki - Laganas, 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

Surrounded by lush gardens with citrus trees, Studio Stars offers self-catering accommodation in a quiet location just 1 km away from the lively center of the cosmopolitan Laganas resort and 3 km from Laganas Beach. Zakynthos international airport is at 4 km, while the main port in picturesque and historic Zakynthos town is at 5 km. A bus stop with good service to the town can be found just a few meters away from the property.

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studio Stars I
Studio Stars I
Agrilia - Laganas, 28900 Zakynthos, Greece

Offering accommodation in self-catering studios and apartments, Studio Stars I is located just 1 km from the lively center of the cosmopolitan Laganas resort and 2.7 km from Laganas beach. Zakynthos international airport is at 4 km, while the main port in historic and picturesque Zakynthos town is at 5 km. A bus stop can be found just outside the property.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Andreolas Beach Hotel
Andreolas Beach Hotel
Laganas, 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

With its great location right on the sandy beach of Laganas, Andreolas Beach Hotel offers accommodation in bright rooms just 10 minutes walk from the lively center of Laganas. Zakynthos Airport is at 6 km, while the main town and the port is 8 km away.