Southern Greece walking holidays

Discover the archaeological treasures and rural beauty of Athens and the Peloponnese Peninsula with a Southern Greece walking holiday. Guided small groups enjoy a relaxed introduction to Greek culture, history and myth, staying in locally owned hotels and visiting off-the-beaten-track places.
Explore southern Greece on a sociable small group walking tour Admire the archaeological treasures of Athens Walk the Sacred Way to explore the ancient sites of Delphi Visit Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games Take in the mountainous beauty of Arcadia Uncover myths and legends of Ancient Greece with a knowledgeable guide Comfortable stays in a succession of locally owned hotels and guest houses
1260 excluding flights
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6 Days
Small group
Group size
4-8 people
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ALL INCLUSIVE! 5 nights in 3-star hotels, 5 breakfast, 5 picnics, 5 dinners, Tour leader for the whole tour including hiking, All transfers in private vehicle, Local cultural guide, Tickets for sites/museums, Pick up in Athens. SINGLE ROOM: +163 EUR
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Description of Southern Greece walking holidays

Perfect for those who would like a relaxed, scenic way to explore archaeological sites of Athens and the Peloponnese while getting away from more crowded areas for much of the time, this Southern Greece walking holiday is a wonderful way to explore the culture, history and fascinating legends of this region.

Over six days on the trail you’ll get to know the rest of your small group well, along with your capable tour leader, there to handle all the logistics and directions while you enjoy the walking and the views. At key locations you’ll also meet up with knowledgeable guides for deeper insights into some of the world’s most fabled ruins.

Beginning in Athens, from where you’ll visit the Byzantine monastery of Saint Lukas in Boeotia, and hike the slopes of Mount Parnassos, you’ll walk the ‘Sacred Way’ though the shrines of ancient gods to the theatre of Delphi. Then it’s on to the magnificent Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, with its temples and stadium, before you transfer to the majestic, mountainous region of Arcadia.

Here, in the central Peloponnese Peninsula that was home in Greek mythology to the god Pan, you’ll hike river gorges and stone-paved paths between traditional villages, pass monasteries that defy gravity to cling to cliff edges, and climb to the summit of Mount Mainalon. Reaching Nafplion on the coast, you’ll spend an afternoon exploring Mycenae, homeland of the Trojan War hero Agamemnon, and hike quiet paths through the beautiful countryside around Epidaurus.

Throughout this week-long walking holiday in Southern Greece you’ll stay in a succession of comfortable three-star hotels, locally owned and often family-run. A warm welcome is assured, as well as delectable Greek cuisine.

And as the tour often follows out-of-the-way walking routes it’s also a wonderful way to get a feel for rural Greek culture, as your tour leader introduces you to small communities and you bump into local people on the trail. Often, having a short chat with a friendly local can be just as memorable and enjoyable as admiring the amphitheatres, mosaics and temples here that are renowned across the world.


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1260 excluding flights
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ALL INCLUSIVE! 5 nights in 3-star hotels, 5 breakfast, 5 picnics, 5 dinners, Tour leader for the whole tour including hiking, All transfers in private vehicle, Local cultural guide, Tickets for sites/museums, Pick up in Athens. SINGLE ROOM: +163 EUR
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Holiday information

Top tip:
Bring a Greek phrasebook and read up on the legendary Greek tales to give each site, and walk, more meaning. Sun protection, picnic equipment and reusable water bottles are also a must.
Trip type:
Small group walking holiday, with tour leader throughout and cultural guides at certain sites. Ideal for solos, couples and groups of friends too.
Activity level:
While there will be some steep ascents and descents, the pace is relaxed throughout with lots of rest stops. Terrain is rugged in places. Regular casual walkers in decent fitness should have little difficulty.
Stay in locally owned, often family-run 3-star hotels and guest houses throughout.
All meals, accommodation, transfers in a private vehicle, tour leader throughout, entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums per itinerary.
Price is based on sharing a double or twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at time of booking and will be at a supplement.
5x breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches. If you have any specific dietary requirements, it is possible they can be catered for, please mention at time of enquiry.


3 Reviews of Southern Greece walking holidays

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2021 by

Stunning. It could not be better in any way. It was a perfect combination of visiting glorious sites and challenging adventures on the Menalon Trail. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2019 by

We loved the combination of visiting ancient Greek sites with trekking and swimming in the sea. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 May 2019 by

We were amazed to see the ancient sites and greatly enjoyed the walks , which our guide adapted to the weather conditions and our capabilities. Read full review

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This is a walking & cultural tour of the South of Greece with nature, culture and activity in balanced proportions. Scenic hikes on ancient trails with panoramic view, to mountain peaks and through an imposing gorge, and visits major historical and cultural places; all of them UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, in the middle of typical Mediterranean landscapes in the picturesque countryside of Southern Greece.

No single-use receptacles are used in our picnics; fabric picnic tablecloth instead of a paper or a plastic one, washable dishes and cutlets. Our guests must have their own picnic set! We also avoid the use of plastic water bottles. In most areas the water is drinkable and we can fill our flasks with tap water.

Your tour guides will probably encourage you to help them clean at least the picnic spot collecting any possible garbage and carried them to the nearest operating bucket. We do it anyway…

We do though use a vehicle for the transfers, when we do not cycle. However, as this tour is designed for small groups, it is performed with a new tech minibus, which certainly has limited impact to the environment compared to a bus.

Our company promotes ecotourism and sustainable adventure vacations, whilst providing you a unique travel experience. We guide you to the beautiful nature and civilization of Southern Greece, in a journey out of the ordinary.


We are a Greek family run tour operator and travel designer with a long experience and we work with local people: We select small locally owned and mainly family run accommodations and restaurants, we shop for our picnics from small local stores and we employ locally based cultural guides for the archeological sites. Also for the meals we choose typical dishes cooked with locally produced ingredients, fact that certainly benefits agriculture and livestock of the South.

This tour is certainly beneficial for the local economies as it supports the two main activities: tourism and primary production.

We ask our guests to respect the culture and customs of each destination and do everything possible not to disturb the local activities. As this is a trip for small groups the negative impact to everyday life is practically zero.

Our guides and local partners with their expertise and knowledge, will make you feel like locals for a week and make this vacation an unforgettable experience for you.

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