The Classics: 6 Activity Holidays in Greece

With its thousands of islands, rich history, rugged mountains and rich gastronomy, Greece is back on the travel map. At Utracks, we have always been big fans of the glorious cycling & sailing opportunities the country offers to the whole family and of the tracks and trails to discover mainland Greece on foot. To celebrate the plethora of opportunities for activity holidays in Greece, we are listing new and classic adventures in the Land of the Gods. Whether you enjoy cycling, walking, bike and boat holidays, kayaking or relaxing, there is something for all interests.

From Athens to Meteora

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A week of stunning walks steeped in Greek history that ticks off some of the country’s most famous must-sees. Joining in Athens, the so-called ‘cradle of Western Civilisation’, your trip continues to the Oracle of Delphi, before spending two nights under the virtually inaccessible sandstone peaks of Meteora, one of the most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries.

Mountains and Coast of Greece’s Largest Island

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Crete is where ancient myth and modern reality blend seamlessly against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty. The southwest coast of the Greek island is home to the spectacular White Mountains with deep gorges, fishing villages and quiet beaches. Follow coastal trails and mountain tracks to see wild goats, griffon vultures and experience Greek history & culture.

Idyllic Ionian Islands

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Off the west coast of Greece lie the idyllic Ionian Islands: the waters here are mirror-like and some of the clearest you will ever see. Taking in Corfu, Cephalonia, Lefkada, Paxoi and Ithaca (the legendary home of Odysseus), this interactive sailing and cycling adventure delves further into the interior and coastlines, exploring little known coves and impressive geological formations, secluded hideaways, ancient sites and untouched villages.

Remote Cyclades

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Cyclades is a group of more than 30 picturesque islands in the south Aegean Sea. Whitewashed houses with blue shutters, a labyrinth of narrow streets flowing through cobblestone villages, sandy beaches and a relaxed island lifestyle attract visitors from all over the globe. This trip gives you the opportunity to explore at handlebar level some of the less known Greek islands such as Kythnos, Serifos, Siphnos, Syros and Kea.

2 Mediterranean Gems

guided walking holidays in Greece - UTracks travelSantorini to Crete Guided Walk :: take me there

A week of stunning walks steeped in Greek history and landscapes combines two of the most well-known Aegean islands: Santorini & Crete. Walk from the ruins of ancient Thira and the postcard-famous Oia village in Santorini to Crete’s iconic Samaria Gorge and the notoriously difficult-to-reach hamlet of Loutro. Most days include no more than 3 hours of walking, allowing for plenty of time to soak up the Greek island atmosphere.

Island Setting for Multi-Activity Fun

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On board a two-masted wooden motor yacht, cruise the Ionian Islands along the west coast of Greece. From elegant Corfu with its Venetian-style Old Town, the trip takes in the islands of Lefkada, Cephalonia and Ithaca (the alleged home of Odysseus), as well as Meganisi and Paxos, where time seems to have stood still. Together with your parents or children you can explore by boat, kayak, bike and on foot, with ample time for swimming, visiting sites and relaxing in tavernas.
For a complete overview active holidays in Greece, you can have a look at this list of 10+ adventures in Greece.
If you like more information, please download the trip notes or get in touch with our team of travel experts in one of our offices around the world.

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