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    Sometimes considered to be the birthplace of western civilization, Greece is a paradise on the Mediterranean, with mountain, coastal and island adventures galore.

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    • Ormos Athinios, Greece

      Santorini, Greece

      4.8
      Santorini is a fun little Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea. While the island does have a small airport, the most common way to get there is via a ferry from Athens.There are several ferry operators that differ in speed and price. I took a Blue Star Ferry and got to the island of Santorini in...
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    • Emporios, Greece

      Cliff Dive at Mavra Volia Beach

      Picture a desolate place tucked away from time. If you are looking for some peace of mind and serenity, Mavra Volia is magic. Follow a narrow road just past the harbor of Emporios and you will find this black pebble beach. The pebbles were created by lava from the now dormant volcano, Psaronas. ...
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    • Pieria, Greece

      Climb Mount Olympus

      5.0
      5 mi / 5000 ft gain
      Getting to the trailhead of Mount Olympus includes a 17km drive up the winding mountains north of the Greek town of Litochoro. Once at the trailhead, begin the steady ascent up the Prionia trail. There are three official routes up Mount Olympus, but Prionia is the most traveled and easiest route ...
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    • Rhodes, Greece

      Jumping off the Diving Block off Elli Beach

      3.0
      Located just off Elli Beach, is a three tiered diving block. It is visible from the beach, and definitely expect to be out there with some locals! I was there in the middle of summer and did not find it to be over-crowded, but if you went early morning/late afternoon it would be easier to captur...
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    • Sougia, Greece

      Hike to the Ancient City of Lissos

      4.0
      3.1 mi / 656.2 ft gain
      This hike starts Southwest of Sougia at the far end of the Sougia harbor. There will be a rocky beach and a small wooden gate that you must open and close behind you. There will be a little wood sign that says "Lissos" to let you know that you're headed in the right direction. The first 30 minute...
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    • Paleochora, Greece

      Motorbike From Paleochora to Sougia

      4.0
      First off, if you're traveling to Crete I suggest staying on the South side of the island in a town called Paleochora. It gives you an authentic feel of Greece without sacrificing some key amenities. It's also a great starting pointing to rent a motorbike and see some of the other areas of the is...
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    • Zakinthos, Greece

      Hike to Shipwreck Beach View Point

      0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
      People travel to the island of Zakynthos solely to see the beautiful views of Shipwreck Beach. The water is a blue color you never knew existed and is worth the hype and more. The view from the top is my personal favorite but you can also take a boat trip to the beach from May - September. The on...
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    • Naxos, Greece

      Hike Mount Zas

      4 mi / 3300 ft gain
      The birth place for the God Zeus, you enter through the easier part of the mountain called Aria Spring/Cave of Zeus. Getting there from the center of Naxos is about a 12 kilometer 4wheeler ride to the base of the mountain. Travelling is very easy, there are signs up in English to point you in the...
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    • Meskla, Greece

      Hike from Meskla to Zourva

      / 984.3 ft gain
      Meskla and Zourva are two villages located at the roots of the White Mountains sierra, island of Crete, Greece. Both villages are easily accessible by road, however there is a path that connects them that is a hiker's paradise. Starting from Meskla, one enters the woods and soon enough arrives at...
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    • Chania, Greece

      Hike the Imbros Gorge

      6.8 mi / 2132.5 ft gain
      Imbros Gorge is one of the many gorges that can be found in the White Mountains sierra at the south-western part of the island of Crete, Greece. The gorge is part of the E4 European hiking path and it is easily accessible and properly marked. The name of the gorge comes from the village that mar...
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    • Fokida, Greece

      Visit the Archeological Site of Delphi

      In ancient Greece, Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. The sanctuary of Delphi, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world. The history of Delphi begins in prehistory and in the myths of the ancient Greeks. Initially, the sacred...
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    • Ormos Athinios, Greece

      Hike Along the Santorini Caldera from Fira to Oia

      5.0
      6 mi
      I did this 2 years ago and I still rank it as one of the most beautiful days of my entire life. For pretty much the entire walk, you are looking at incredible views over the caldera of the island of Santorini. You will stop constantly to take pictures and say, "wow" so give yourself plenty of tim...
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    • Avlemonas, Greece

      Swim at Avlemonas

      Avlemonas is a small fishing village in the island of Kythira. The picturesque village with the white houses is built around a small inlet of the sea in the rocks that forms a kinda of natural sea pool. The waters are amazing, turquoise and crystal clear and because of the inlet the are always ca...
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    • Chania, Greece

      Hike Katholiko Gorge

      4.0
      1.2 mi / 918.6 ft gain
      About 16km from the city of Chania, Crete, is the monastery of Gouverneto. You can park you car at the parking area near the monastery and start your descent towards the sea through a small, yet very interesting gorge, Katholiko gorge. The first part of the descent is through rock steps, curved b...
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    • Milos, Greece

      Swim at Sarakiniko

      Sarakiniko beach is one of the most unique beaches in Milos island. Don't expect to see a sandy beach or something like that. Sarakiniko is landscape formed by white volcanic rocks with complete absence of vegetation, making the whole scenery look like a lunar landscape. It is located on the nort...
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    • Nisi, Greece

      Hike to Kalami beach

      0.9 mi
      Kalami beach is one of the most secluded beaches in the island of Kythera. The reason that this amazing beach remains secluded is because it takes considerable effort to get there - at least for people who are not into hiking. From the village of Mylopotamos you take the small road towards the mo...
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