Best Destinations for Outdoor Sports in Greece

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The weather in Greece is idyllic, and because of this, one of the top things to do while here is to find ways to enjoy it. People love to do anything from lounge in the sun to meander the streets on one of the country’s many sunny days for some serious shopping. It is also a great destination for outdoor sports, and many of these sports are especially well suited to Greece, such as sailing and scuba diving.

Although you can certainly enjoy these sports no matter where you are in Greece, there are some places that are better than others. Here is a look at some of the top places for outdoor sports that you can spend time at while you are in Greece:


Zakynthos is an island that is filled with natural beauty, and as a result of that, there is a wide variety of outdoor activities you can do. There are some excellent hiking trails on the island, for example, and you can also try sports like base jumping while here. The landscape on Zakynthos is diverse, which means that when you do an activity like hiking, you can see different parts of the island depending on which trial you are on. It is also a great place for water sports such as kayaking and even scuba diving.


Santorini is another island that really stands out in terms of outdoor sports. Hiking is a popular activity and taking the coastal walk that connects Oia and Thira is something that you won’t want to miss, especially at sunset. You can also go horseback riding while here, and there are some great sites to see that you can access by horseback. You can also pursue activities such as sailing and even kayaking during your time on this island.


Like most Greek destinations, you can certainly pass the time by hiking or even mountain biking. It’s also a great location for water sports, like snorkeling and scuba diving. However, this island also is a world-renowned destination for rock climbers. The island has over 2500 climbing tracks, making it a premier destination for rock climbers. There are also a lot of caves on the island, which means that it also attracts cavers.


Crete is the largest island in Greece and because of this, there is no shortage of things to do. The terrain here can be mountainous, which means that it is a great location for those looking to hike. It is also a popular place for water sports, such as kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. There really is something here for everyone!


Mykonos is not necessarily known for its outdoor sports. In fact, they can be the furthest from people’s minds since this is a place that most often attracts party goers. However, Mykonos is also a popular location for those who enjoy water sports, so activities like sailing, kayaking, and scuba diving are incredible popular here. You’ll want to try at least one of these while here!


Kefalonia is one of the most physically beautiful of all the Greek islands. The geography here is incredibly unique, which means that activities such as hiking that will enable you to enjoy it should be at the top of your list. You can also enjoy activities such as mountain biking, sailing, cave exploring, and kayaking while here.

While in Greece, you’ll want to enjoy outdoor sports at one of these top destinations!

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