Greece is beautiful and has hundreds of well-known beaches where people flock from all over to get some R&R. However, not everyone is into sitting around and relaxing for the entirety of their vacation. Fitness fans and athletes of all genres find that there is much more to the mainland of Greece and the surrounding islands than meets the eye. Let’s look at the top places in Greece that offer a different variety of sports and activities.
Hike on Award winning Trails and Visit the Monasteries in the Peloponnese
The Peloponnese region of Greece known for many things, beautiful beaches, enchanting towns and villages, great food and archaic ruins. But did you know that there are also two the best hiking trails in all of Greece in this region?
What not to miss:
Menalon Trail in Arcadia
The monasteries Of Panagia Eleona and Prophet Elias
For more info see: www.ecotourism-greece.com
Diving in the Amazing Turquoise waters of Chios
This year the international diving website divein.com voted Chios among the top 10 best scuba dive sites in Europe, a recognition that is most deserved as Chios, the fifth largest island in Greece has managed to steer clear of mass tourism over the years to preserve an authentic Greek “vibe.”
Home of majestic mastic trees producing toothpaste, chewing gum, liquor, sweets and beauty products, the island enjoys an independent and stable economy.
As the vote on divein.com has been cast, Chios is expected to see a surge in divers flocking to the island to see “some of the most amazing underwater caves, colorful and large reef formations, vertical walls, beautiful underwater rock formations, and glorious shipwrecks…A great dive site for beginner divers since the water is very visible and the temperatures are moderate, especially during the months of April through October,” according to the website.
Lefkada = Amazing Paragliding
There are many companies that offer special group and individual packages for paragliding in Lefkada. The winds are perfect in this region of Greece for amazing paragliding all year round.
You will be able to catch a bird’s-eye view of the amazing island and the mountainous areas of Pindos in Epirus, (Ioannina, Paramythia, Konitsa and Arta) where the mountains reach heights of up to 2,500 meters!
The island also is known for other sporty activities such as hiking, rafting, scuba diving, or canyoning.
Go Kayaking on Kefalonia!
What better way to see Kefalonia than by sea? Sea kayaking is an amazing outdoor sport that is trending on Kefalonia because it allows you the freedom of exploring the beautiful waters with unspoiled natures and sea life surrounding you – all with a professional and expert guide.
This outdoor sport is great fun and a you get a good workout in while watching dolphins and exploring private beaches. What an amazing story and photos to share with friends and family when you get home!