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Our most beautiful hike tours in Greece

Santorini hiking rally

Experience the beauty of Santorini by foot – you spend the night completely relaxed and not far from the beach in a traditional hotel and save yourself the daily change of hotel. On our walking holiday Santorini you will explore the most beautiful places on the Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea during circular hikes.

The old town of Oia with its narrow streets and colourful houses on Santorini


On our hiking holiday Crete you explore the coast and highlands of the largest Greek island on good hiking trails. Crete is a wonderful travel destination with a particularly pleasant climate for hikers. Your active holiday starts relaxed in Chania, the second largest city on the island. 

Falassarna beach on Crete

Useful information about your hike tour in Greece

The climate in Greece

In Greece there is a predominantly Mediterranean climate, whereby the winter months can be mild but humid and the summer time is dry and hot. Especially on the two beautiful islands of Santorini and Crete you can count on pleasant sunshine almost all year round when hiking: Santorini has the most hours of sunshine in all of Greece and on Crete there are more than 300 sunny days per year. The months from April to October are particularly suitable for hiking and a wonderful break in the Greek outdoors, because there is usually no rainfall during this period. In Crete, however, there can be snow in winter in the higher mountains. This island has several climatic zones and the influences from Africa always ensure slightly higher temperatures on the south coast than in the north of the island.

Navagio Beach on Zakynthos

Greek cuisine

You will not only experience a feast for the senses along the hiking routes on Santorini and Crete – Greece also offers a lot of culinary delights. From the wonderful Greek wine, the famous and internationally popular olive oil, the freshly caught fish and the multifaceted vegetables – every foodie is guaranteed to find the right thing here. The list of Greek specialties is long, so you can always find the popular Greek feta cheese, good Kalamata olives or Greek yoghurt with honey on plates at home. No wonder the range of culinary delicacies in Greece is so multifaceted, because the particularly mild, Mediterranean climate favours regional cultivation and the fertile soil made of volcanic rock on Santorini is particularly suitable for viticulture.

Greek salad

Culture and traditions in Greece

Numerous Greek traditions and customs are firmly anchored in the daily life of the locals. Dancing, whether as a couple or in a circle, is particularly popular on the Greek mainland and islands – this tradition is an important part of culture in Greece to this day. There is also a large variety of different dances that are performed in typical traditional costumes. The dances such as the Kalamatianos, the Tsamikos or the Choros Koutalia are particularly well known. The Kalamatianos dance, for example, is danced in a circle, while in the Choros Koutalia, which is also known as the spoon dance, the participants knock on the hand with wooden spoons and in rhythm with the music. Diversity is not only on the cards in landscape and cuisine – Greece also has a lot of cultural diversity.

Greek guard soldier in traditional costume

Questions and answers about hiking holidays in Greece

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The ideal season for hiking in Greece is from May to October.

The two islands of Crete and Santorini are a splendid sight, with picturesque landscapes and beaches. The locals give the country and culture a face. The beautiful hiking trails, the particularly mild temperatures and the low rainfall make both islands perfect hiking destinations for hikers hungry for exercise.

The picturesque islands of Santorini and Crete in Greece are wonderfully suited for an all-round successful hiking holiday. Experience the postcard idylls on our hiking holiday Santorini hiking rally and enjoy a lot of relaxation on this hiking tour based in one hotel. Explore the beautiful Cretan coastline, mountains and idyllic villages by foot and experience lots of culinary delights – that and much more awaits you on our hiking holiday on Crete.

Greece is home to a total of 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Two of them are a natural and cultural heritage site and the other 16 sites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Examples of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greece are the Acropolis of Athens, the archaeological site of Delphi, the medieval city of Rhodes, the ruins of Olympia, the old town of Corfu, or the Minoan cemeteries of Armeni in the regional unit of Rethymno on the island of Crete, just to name a few examples.

Athens is one of the oldest cities in this part of the world. Athens played an important role in the country throughout history. To this day, you can find numerous sights and cultural highlights in Athens that are reminiscent of the former times, such as the famous Acropolis. In 1985 Athens was chosen as the first European Capital of Culture.

Where to start when it comes to the culinary highlights in Greece. The country is a true paradise for gourmets and offers just the right regional speciality for all palates. Be sure to try the wonderfully fresh fish or the freshly caught, grilled seafood on a hiking holiday in Santorini or Crete. A regional glass of wine rounds off the delicious fish dish. Due to the nutrient-rich, volcanic soil on Santorini, the regional tomatoes, capers or aubergines taste even more intense. Add a piece of feta cheese and a few olives – simply delicious! During your hiking holiday on Crete, be sure to try the typical oven dish 'Tsigariasta' with braised lamb or goat and fresh vegetables. Greece also caters for those with a sweet tooth. The desserts are usually prepared with plenty of honey, nuts, spices and syrup. Whether baklava, halva or kataifi – your hiking holiday in Greece should not end without trying one of these sugar-sweet desserts.

Greek cuisine is a real paradise for foodies. Here you will find a wonderful variety of traditional fish dishes, freshly caught seafood, regional meat and a wide range of vegetables. But wine from Greece is also popular internationally. Wine has been grown on Santorini for around 5,000 years. Simply delicious!

There is also a lot to discover in Greece away from the wonderful hiking paths. Due to the millennia-old history, the country is home to numerous cultural sights and a total of 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Two particularly wonderful Greek islands have been selected for our hiking tours with luggage transfer.

Explore the largest island in Greece by foot on our hiking tour on Crete. Here you can combine being active with soothing relaxation on the beach. Highlights of this hiking tour are the picturesque town of Chania with the Venetian harbor and the lighthouse, the imposing Samaria Gorge or the Agia Irini Gorge.

The hiking holiday Santorini hiking rally takes you from one impressive highlight to the next, which can hardly be surpassed in terms of scenic beauty. Whether an unforgettably beautiful sunset in Fira and Oia, a soothing break from hiking on one of the black, red and white lava stone beaches, a visit to the excavations of the ancient city of Thera, or a trip to the cathedral in Fira – either way you will rembember this hiking holiday for a long time.

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