Elounda, eastern Crete
Greece is one of Europe's favourite holiday countries, not surprisingly considering the wonderful mountains, islands, and cultural heritage. Sounds a bit like Scotland at first, but Greece has the advantage of more warm sunny weather. This can make it tough for walking in the height of the summer, but it's a great place to go in spring or autumn when the weather's still warm and it's less busy. Hiking in Greece becomes a real pleasure. There are numerous routes to follow, although they aren't always easy to find, and you can end up on some wild goat track!
Work was finished (November 2005) on a collection of five walks from the beautiful Ionian Island of Kefalonia. There's a lot of useful background information on walking holidays on one of the lesser-known Greek islands.
Another page provides links to newspaper articles covering walks in Greece. Two are from the more isolated region of Epirus on the north-western border with Albania. This is a great area for hiking away from the crowds and longer treks. The other two are from Crete and Halkidiki.
We plan to add walking routes and pictures from the popular islands of Crete, Rhodes and Zakynthos when time permits!
We've also had a recommendation for a site setting out a walk around the coast of Crete, crete-in-50-days.com. It was undertaken in 2005 by Ivan van Driessche from Belgium in support of the Cretan Animal Welfare Group, and the website describes all 50 stages of the walk.
(To order the stories by name, date, country or type click on the appropriate heading)
|Katelios, Kefalonia, Greece||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||23/08/2013|
|Agia Efimia to Myrtos in Kefalonia||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||27/01/2007|
|Zagoria, Crete and Halkidiki||Greece||High hills and mountain hikes||11/11/2006|
|Background on Walking Holidays in Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||27/10/2006|
|Agios Georgios Castle and Mazarakata Mycenean Tombs, Kefalonia, Greece||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||18/09/2006|
|Assos, Myrtos Beach and Fiscardo, Kefalonia, Greece||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||18/09/2006|
|Circular walk from Sami to Agios Fanentes Monastery, Kefalonia, Greece||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||18/09/2006|
|Paliki Countryside Walk, Lixouri, Kefalonia, Greece||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||18/09/2006|
|Fanari Circular Walk, Lassi, Kefalonia, Greece||Greece||Countryside and easy hill walks||18/09/2006|