Explore the best walking trails in Greece with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 months ago

Mount Ainos is the highest peak in Greece's western Ionian Islands. It offers splendid views of the countryside, the sea and the neighboring island of Zakynthos. You'll see a species of fir tree that is unique to Kefalonia, the Abies Cephalonica, and a unique pine species, Pinus Nigra. Local legend has it that the mountain slopes are also home to a herd of wild horses. Temperatures are much cooler at this altitude than they are near the island's coastal settlements. This can be refreshing in the sweltering Greek summer. The description and map show this trail as a loop. It is more like an out and back. There are blazes and signs (in Greek) guiding hikers to the summit. A visit to Ainos' peak is not to be missed while visiting the island of Kefalonia.

hiking
4 years ago

Great hike through a Cretan "jungle". Unique scenery for eastern Crete which tends to be very dry. Not difficult at all (had to climb over a couple of boulders but that's pretty much it) and with lots of variety. Old watermills, wild flowers and herbs, LOTS of plane trees, the waterfall and the beach at the end. Took over 600 pics as the gorge is -almost- entirely shaded which gives lots of opportunity for interesting high contrast pics as the light passes through the vegetation.