Best hikes in Greece
Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands in the west of Greece. It has long been known for its scenic beauty and today, away from the few resorts, Corfu remains a beautiful and surprisingly traditional island. A great way to explore this picturesque island and get well off the beaten track is on foot.
Corfu has many trails between towns and villages, passing over hills, through olive groves and past ancient monasteries. Trails also wind down to sandy beaches and rocky coves. The highest point on the island is the summit of Mount Pantokrater (917m), which has wonderful views down over the island and across to nearby Albania. The Corfu Trail is a 220km-long trail that stretches the length of the island. Choose to cover a stretch on one of our week-long trips, or take on the full trail on our two-week Corfu Trail Explorer trip.
Crete is Greece’s southernmost island, and it enjoys almost year-round warm weather, especially on the south coast. Dominated by mountain ranges that stretch from west to east, including the famous White Mountains, Crete also has plateaux, valleys, gorges and hidden coves to explore. The combination of these dramatic landscapes, the climate and the friendliness of the people make Crete a great place for a hiking holiday.
Historically the island was covered with paths joining towns and villages, but since the introduction of roads many are only used by shepherds and hikers. The island’s most famous walks are along the magnificent Samaria Gorge and to the summit of Mount Gingilos (2080 m); however there are many other enjoyable walks waiting to be discovered.
Follow the Andros Trail from the north to the south of Andros, home to mountainous landscapes and lush greenery. This historic trail has been recently restored.