Outdoor Sports to Enjoy in Epidaurus, Greece
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Epidaurus, Greece is one of the most well-known and popular archaeological sites in all of Greece. What you might not know is that Epidaurus is the perfect area to participate in outdoor sports. Epidaurus is home to the Gorge of Vothylas, which is one of the most beautiful gorges in the country. The mountains and its steep cliffs, the lush greenery, and the sea all come together to make this the ideal spot for outdoor sports.
Hike Around Epidaurus
Epidaurus, Greece is home to many hiking paths. Likely the most interesting and historical path you can hike is the ancient path. The ancient path once served as the commercial road that connected the harbor of Palea Epidaurus with the Asclepius Sanctuary. This is one of the most beautiful hiking paths you can choose to hike. Another hiking route starts at Nea Epidaurus Village and leads you to the Castle of Nea Epidaurus. The views from this location are worth the hike. Dimena Village in Epidaurus is also a good place to hike around and explore.
Epidaurus, Greece is an ideal destination to go paragliding. If you love, or want to try, and outdoor adventure sport, this is a good choice. During summer, Epidaurus is dry and warm with mild sea breezes. Flying Paradise is a paragliding holidays center offers guided paragliding courses and tandem paragliding flights. You can stay at a seaside hotel that has a beach that is one of the landing spots.
Paragliding flights can last for hours and will take you over famous archaeological sites including the ancient Amphitheater and a healing center that was built during the 4th century BC. Imagine gliding over 100 different sites in just 50 km. With a paragliding tour, you can enjoy other activities such as: canoeing, mountain biking, and snorkeling. If you’re a lover of outdoor adventures, you will want to check out this center.
Go Mountain Biking and Off-Roading
Epidaurus, Greece is perfect for both mountain biking and road biking. There are routes that will take you from rural roads to specially designed cycling routes in Argolis. One exciting and beautiful route begins at the ancient theater of Epidaurus to Ligourio Village. You will bike 5 km through dirt paths and olive groves and then downhill for 1 km to the road. After biking for about 10 minutes, you will find yourself at the ancient path. This route offers panoramic views of Epidaurus. If you want to go off-roading, the dirt roads to the mountains of Argolis are ideal.
Enjoy Camping in Epidaurus
The area of Epidaurus is rich in campsites if you are interested in spending your visit enjoying as much of the natural beauty as you can. There is a lovely campsite on the Gulf of Egina where you will have access to fishing, swimming, cycling, and hiking. Water and electricity is available also. Another campsite is located 17 km from the Archaeological Site of Epidaurus on the beachfront.
Epidaurus is located in a gorgeous, natural setting. You’ll want to enjoy outdoor sports when visiting Epidaurus, Greece.
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This post was written by Greek Boston
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