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The Best Hiking in Greece

Looking for the best hiking in Greece? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Greece. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Greece

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 41.324877,24.682267, Greece

    Hike to Livaditis Waterfall

    5.0
    1.1 mi / -656.2 ft gain
    Livaditis waterfall is a 60 meter high waterfall (considered to be the biggest in the Balkans area in terms of quantity and volume of water) located in a pristine forest between the cities of Drama and Ksanthi in northern Greece.To reach the trail that leads to the waterfall, you drive past the v...
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  • Evros, Greece

    Hike to the natural swimming pools of Fonias

    4.3 mi
    Samothrace is a small island in the northern Aegean sea. It is mostly mountainous with the highest peak reaching up to 1671m of altitude. The island is full of springs and small rivers and it is famous for its vathres. "Vathres" are how the locals call the natural pools that are formed throughout...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Explore Balos Lagoon

    0.6 mi
    The lagoon of Balos is located on the northwestern end of Crete and it is probably one of the most famous beaches in Crete. Famous for its turquoise waters and an impressive surrounding landscape that includes mountains and small islands, it is visited by thousands of tourists each year. The lago...
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  • Evritania, Greece

    Explore the River in Panta Vrehi Canyon

    5.0
    1.6 mi
    The Panta Vrehi canyon is located in the south parts of the Evritania region in Greece. The canyon follows Krikeliotis river and hence a significant part of the trek puts you inside the river (river trek). The name of the canyon, Panta Vrehi, in greek means the place where it is always raining. ...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike Aghia Irini Gorge

    4.7 mi / 1922.6 ft gain
    The gorge of Aghia Irini takes its name from the village located near its entrance. Aghia Irini is a small village on the road from Chania to Sougia, approximately 43km from the city of Chania. The gorge is one of the most popular gorges in Crete, attracting several thousands of hikers each summ...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike to Seitan Limania Beach

    0.6 mi
    Seitan Limania is one tiny secluded beach with turquoise waters surrounded by an amazing landscape. Until recently, almost nobody knew it and even fewer people visited it - most of them with boats. But with the rising of social media, this small paradise became one of the most photographed and so...
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