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
2 days ago

Amazing!

Did this as my first solo hike. So enjoyable! I began at 6pm and met my family for dinner in ammoudi bay at 830pm (drenched in sweat). Beautiful views of the caldera from high on a ridgeline. The path itself is mostly cobblestone, with some dirt path, ending in the white marble sidewalks of Oia. I recommend doing this as a sunset hike, if you can stand the heat!

hiking
1 month ago

Did the walk several times. With cameras and interaction with everything/everybody we saw it took 4+ hours. Delightful!! As a (mere) walk it was 1:50 from Fira to Oia. Worth doing it each morning on a trip filled with good food and drink.

Amazing views. Bring a bag for garbage.

hiking
1 month ago

Awe-inspiring hike through the second largest gorge in the world, starting and ending at 2 of the many lovely, quaint Zagori villages. Quite different from your usual ascent based hikes, as you start by descending into the gorge and literally hiking through it. Varied terrain (rock, grass, river bank and snow) makes for an interesting experience.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

I did this trail as the last day of a 6 day trekking; the Vikos Gorge circuit.
Day 1 Vitsa - Kipoi - Vradeto (6 hours)
Day 2 Vradeto- Beloi Viewpoint- Tespelovo (4 hours)
Day 3 Tsepelovo - Astraka mountain hut ( 7 hours)
Day 4 Ascent of Gamilla I from hut (total 5 hours)
Day 5 Astraka hut- Dragon lake- Astraka hut - Mikro Papigo ( 5 hours)
Day 6 Mikro Paigo- Vikos Gorge -Monodendri (6 hours)
A beautiful trek which brings you every day through different scenery.

great view and landscape with bridges and a small waterfall. It is like you walk through the world of mythical creatures and fairies.

backpacking
2 months ago

If you choose to hike Richtis, hike 'up', DON'T hike down. By this, I mean start at the beach, not at the trail head. You can do this by putting "Richtis Beach" into your car's GPS. Then you can start at the end where the trail is actually maintained. While not entirely impassable, the higher portion of the trail is nearly entirely grown over and you need to be willing to rock hop down the stream itself until you reach more passable portions, which still are not all that passable. There will be scrambling over steep, wet, smooth rocks - with deep pools of water below you if you're lucky. There are also a couple of water traps that you need to be mindful to not fall into - deep water, at the bottom of a deeper, smooth-wall hole, no way to get put without rope and an able body partner to rescue you. These are the higher portions of the trail. The lower portions - hiking up from the beach, before you reach the largest water fall - is well maintained, and the trail is pretty well marked and safe. If you choose to venture passed the steep, tall, old, wooden stairs that lead to the top of the waterfall, know that the trail only gets more hazardous the further up you go. There are a couple old, abandoned stone houses along the trail, but you have to really want to see them. If you really want to see the stone bridge, hike down from the trial head - it's easy and on paved road until the bridge - then turn around and go to the beach.

DON'T SWIM IN THE RIVER. If you go to the top, you'll see a ton of run off from the farms there (citrus, root vegetables). Best case is manure, worst case is chemical fertilizer. You probably don't want to swim in it either way. Trash up stream too.

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Mount Ainos, on the island of Kefalonia, is the highest peak in Greece's western Ionian Islands. Its summit offers splendid views of the countryside, the sea and the neighboring island of Zakynthos. You'll see a species of fir tree, the Abies Cephalonica, that is unique to the island 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
11 months ago