If you thought that Greece was just beaches and ancient sites, think again! Here’s the most popular outdoor activities to try during your next Greek vacation.
Outdoor Activities to try in Greece
Greece is developing a growing reputation as a great destination for active family holidays. How does kayaking in the morning, followed by lunch at a waterpark and a cycle ride through a forest in the afternoon sound? All this and more is possible during a family vacation in Greece!
If your family loves watersports, then Greece is one of the best countries in the world to take your next vacation. Many of the popular holiday destinations such as Mykonos and Naxos provide facilities and services for watersports, including kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and scuba diving. Top up your tan whilst your kids enjoy their windsurfing lessons, or join them for fun on the waves. The warm waters of Greece invite you to play in them!
Hiking in Greece has really taken off in recent years, and there are a number of interesting places to explore on foot up and down the country. Pelion offers some great day hiking opportunities, particularly during the autumn and summer months, whilst hiking around Mount Olympus is perhaps for the more experienced. When visiting Crete, one hike that we recommend is through the Samaria Gorge. It can be challenging at times, but the plunge into the ocean at the end of the walk is worth all the effort!
Would your kids like to embark on their own odyssey? Sailing between the Greek islands is a wonderful way to combine all the elements of a relaxing vacation with a hint of adventure and excitement. Take to the sea on a short sailing trip, or set off on a 2 week voyage to discover little visited Greek islands. Kids Love Greece offer a range of sailing vacations, and we’re sure the little ones would love the opportunity to be a Captain for a day!
Many people associate Greece with a sun, sea, and sand holiday, without realising it is also possible to ski there during the winter. It might not have the same high profile as other European destinations, but the slopes are world class all the same. Parnassos ski resort near Delphi is perhaps the most popular destination to visit, but there are dozens more up and down the country. Try your hand at skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating during the day, before warming yourself by an open fire in a mountain lodge hotel at night. A winter vacation in Greece is like no other!
Find out more
Would you like to find out more about family friendly outdoor activities in Greece? We can recommend which areas to visit based on your interests, and provide you with some great suggestions so put some adventure into your next holiday in Greece. Contact the Kids Love Greece team today, and we’ll help you plan the perfect family vacation in Greece!