Southern Greece walking holidays

A week of walking between archaeological sites as part of a small group. Multi-centre tour with some moderate hiking on rugged mountain trails.
Acropolis, Athens Mount Parnassos Delphi The Sacred Way Olympia Arcadia Mount Mainalon Epidaurus Nafplio
Price
698 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Duration
6 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
4-8 people
Reviews
More info
INCLUSIONS: Transfers in private vehicle, Accommodation in dbl/twn rooms in 2-3* hotels/guesthouses, Breakfast, Tour leader OPTIONAL: Picnic&diner, Cultural guide for arh.sites & museums, Additional overnights, Airport transfers
Make enquiry

Description of Southern Greece walking holidays

This wonderful week of walking takes you as part of a small group around the archaeological treasures of Athens as well as the mountainous trails surrounding the ancient sites of Delphi on the Greek mainland.

Continuing your adventures you’ll head southwards onto the Peloponnese peninsula where further historic hiking trails take in the ancient sites of Olympia, Arcadia and Argolis.

This small group holiday is perfect for solo travellers, couples, friends and school groups who love walking just as much as they enjoy discovering the myths and legends associated with ancient Greece.

From the slopes of Mt Parnassos to a circular trail around Aphrodite’s Mountain and an ascent on Mt Mainalon, this is a relaxed cultural walking tour interspersed with lots of rest stops.

As departure dates take place throughout the year this tour is perfect for experiencing southern Greece at its most authentic with lots of locations off the beaten track adding to the thrill of visiting the legendary amphitheatres, mosaics and temples known throughout the world.

Map

Price information

698 excluding flights
Convert currency:
INCLUSIONS: Transfers in private vehicle, Accommodation in dbl/twn rooms in 2-3* hotels/guesthouses, Breakfast, Tour leader OPTIONAL: Picnic&diner, Cultural guide for arh.sites & museums, Additional overnights, Airport transfers
Make enquiry

Check dates, prices & availability

Travel guides

Greece walking
There’s just something about walking in Greece that expands the sensual appetite. Maybe it’s the ocean breeze; goat bells in the mountains; perhaps th...
Peloponnese
The Peloponnese is known as a peninsula but over time it has almost separated from mainland Greece. Although only an hour and a half by road from Athe...

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
Activity level:
Relaxed to moderate
Accomm:
Double or twin room B&B
Included:
Breakfasts (except in Athens), tour leader and private vehicle transfers
Solos:
Single walkers welcome

Reviews

3 Reviews of Southern Greece walking holidays

5 out of 5 stars
SHOW
3
0
0
0
0

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

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

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.

People

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.

Popular similar holidays

Greece walking holiday, Kythnos

Greece walking holiday, Kythnos

From €395 6 days excluding flights

Hiking holiday on Kythnos, a beautiful Greek island in the Cyclades group

Self drive holiday in Northern Greece, hike & tour

Self drive holiday in Northern Greece, hike & tour

From £425 - £550 8 days excluding flights

Macedonia & Epirus - sightseeing & walking in ancient Greece

Cyclades walking holidays in Greece

Cyclades walking holidays in Greece

From £1599 - £1849 8 days including UK flights

A gently active holiday in the Cyclades