Greece

Summary
Overall rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars (rounded up)

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Greece offers you a truly unique variety of experiences from extraordinary cultural tours where you can explore and discover ancient ways of life to high-flying adrenaline adventures over some of the most scenic panoramas along the Mediterranean.

If you enjoy digging into the secrets of times gone by, you couldn’t find a more interesting place than Athens with the awe inspiring Parthenon and the Acropolis. And if you’re into seeing the land where some of the oldest tales of adventure originate, you need to book your Greece adventure without delay.

Bright blue waters surround this nation of mythic legends and storybook islands, and there are more superb adventure travel experiences here than one place has a right to own… both ancient and modern.

You’ll enjoy the hospitality of a welcoming people with a zest for life who would love to share their rich culture with you.

Once you’ve savored the exhilarating, hard driving adventures like scuba diving, mountain biking and white water rafting in this exotic setting you will have created lifelong memories to share with everyone you know.

The bottom line: You’ll hear many superlatives used when describing Greece vacations, and this is a country that fully lives up to each and every one. Greece adventure travel experiences are not a myth. Come see for yourself… you won’t be disappointed.

Exotic Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars

Standing by the Parthenon or the Acropolis of Athens are probably enough to rate Greece vacations as a five-star experience. Imagine waking the same paths and visiting the same buildings as so many historic legends throughout the ages. Absolutely incredible! But that’s only the beginning.

Greece offers extraordinary exotic experiences from viewing the incredible sights in the age-old cities to discovering one enchanting island after another in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Picture yourself trekking the rugged hillsides of Crete just like the people of ancient times as you take in the beauty of amazing variety of wildflowers, observe the long-established olive groves and make your way through the pine-scented gorges.

Surely you’ve seen photos of the whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches of Santorini, and now it’s your turn to stroll the quaint walkways of this incredibly gorgeous town that has been artistically chiseled into the hillsides.

Cultural Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars

Exploring the ancient culture of Greece can seem a bit overwhelming. There is just so much to see and do whether your interest is classical Greece, Hellenistic Greece, Byzantine Greece or modern Greece.

One way to get a taste of the culture is to break it down and take in what you can in bits and pieces by weaving the cultural experiences into your overall plan.

For instance, if you fly into Athens, take a tour of the Parthenon before making your way to the coast for some scuba diving or sailing.

Eating out seems to be a national pastime in Greece, and you’ll certainly want to join in the gastronomic fun from one place to the next as you savor the delicious nuances and variety each has to offer.

The food here is a blend of indigenous traditions and foreign flavors. The influence from Italy and Turkey are especially strong.

Greek cuisine is very Mediterranean evidenced by the vegetables, herbs, and grains. And you’ll find plenty of fresh seafood plus lamb, beef, pork and a lot of chicken in their most popular dishes.

Adventure Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ – 4 adventure travel stars

Greece is filled with fun and exciting activities from the snow-capped mountains along the northern borders through the ancient city of Athens and on to the seemingly endless number of sun-drenched Mediterranean islands.

You’ll find incredible scuba diving, sailing, sea kayaking and other water-related adventures along the gorgeous coast and throughout the islands. There are also excellent hiking and trekking excursions in this adventure-rich country. There’s also plenty of adrenaline-filled activities including white water rafting, paragliding, windsurfing and more.

No visit to Greece would be complete without exploring some of the many spectacular cultural treasures here, so do take the time to go on some of the cultural tours, eco tours and walking tours.

Following is a more comprehensive list of some of the most popular adventure travel experiences you’ll find in Greece.

Hard

  • Bungee jumping
  • Canoeing
  • Four wheel drive trips
  • Hang gliding
  • Hunting
  • Motorcycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Overlanding
  • Paragliding
  • Rappelling
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Skydiving
  • Snorkeling
  • Snow skiing
  • Soaring (gliding)
  • Spelunking (caving)
  • Surfing
  • White water rafting
  • Windsurfing

Soft

  • Birdwatching
  • Cultural tours
  • Eco tours
  • Nature trips
  • Walking tours
  • Whale watching

Could be either

  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Flying
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Quad-biking / ATVs
  • Safaris
  • Sailing
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife watching
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