Epic Hikes In Greece To Add To Your Bucket List
Are you a hiking and outdoor enthusiast? If yes, Greece is a hiking and trekking paradise that you will surely fall in love with. Keep reading to learn more about Greece’s 5 epic hikes to add to your bucket list.
When thinking of hiking in Greece, you probably imagine hiking through coastlines with shining azure waters and pristine beaches as the view. And undoubtedly, Greece does have beautiful coastlines that merge with mountains and forests, but there are a lot more epic hiking trails all around the country.
Let’s check 5 epic hikes every adventurer should add to their bucket list.
Mount Olympus is the highest peak in the country and will feel like a hiking heaven. After all, according to mythology, this was the home of the gods. Today, with an extensive network of trails, Mount Olympus is a magnificent area to explore diverse flora and birds, including wildflowers, black pine, jackals, and golden eagles.
Menalon Trail is a mountain 75km hiking path running through Gortynia, Arcadia, at the heart of the Peloponnese region. With a diverse landscape of rugged mountains, canyons, and lush valleys, the trail passes through picturesque villages and eight sections varying in difficulty, level, and length.
Located at the Peloponnese, the Viros Gorge begins at the Taygetus summit and goes all the way to Kardamili Bay. The trails are quite rough, so it is advised to trek only as far as the Viros river springs. Begin the hike in old Kardamili and follow the riverbed into the gorge. Make sure you take a breather at the remarkable monastery of Lykaki, with frescoes dating from 1783.
Epirus is a region often overlooked but has some of the most scenic landscapes in the country. One of the highlights is the Vikos-Aoös National Park in Zagori, featuring traditional stone villages and stunning views of the Pindos mountains. Hiking in the Vikos Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, makes for a memorable experience.
Ursa Hiking Trail
Metsovo is situated at an elevated place near Pindus Mountains. The town has become popular among Greek romantics, especially for its scenic trails.
Despite Metsovo being relatively hidden from international visitors, its cultural heritage is incredibly unique. During your trip, you could explore Metsovo and the surrounding forest monastery as well as the mountain vineyards.