Walks & Hikes
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Exploring Greece by foot means . . .
Deep gorges. Alpine lakes. Eagles and birds of prey. Idyllic beaches. Coastal lagoons and wetlands. Wild goats. Gushing rivers. Thermal hot springs. Slot canyons. Feathery pine forests. Bears.
Layers of History
4,000 year old Mycenaean tombs, theatres and gymnasiums from the great Hellenic Classical era, medieval Byzantine churches, 17th century Venetian castles, World War II memorials.
At a Crete taverna, the cook emerges from the kitchen to play his bouzouki. A Nafplio hotelier greets you with homemade rose petal liquor from her grandmother’s recipe.
Our predesigned set itineraries mean the day-to-day activities and destinations are already created, you choose the dates. The basic price of our walking and hiking set itineraries usually include vehicle transfers to the evening destination and the hike's start/finish points. Click on Aegea's Pricing page (above) for more information about set itineraries.
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|Cyclades Donkey Paths
Cyclades Islands. 8 days. Donkey trails and stone pathways lead to small villages, windmills, chapels, and archaic ruins, always within sight of a vibrant blue sea.
|Olives & Mastica
Lesvos and Chios. 8 days. Retreat to earlier eras when life was simpler --- that’s the feeling inspired by walks in the aromatic olive groves on Lesvos trails and the beloved mastica villages in Chios
Set Hiking Itineraries
|Santorini Hiking Tour
Walk the dirt trails, donkey steps and pedestrian paths of the most seductive island on Earth. Tour also includes Cyclades cooking class and wine tasting. May 28 to June 1 and October 18-12, 2014
Crete. 8 days. Southwest Crete boasts a stunning seaside trail that hugs the Libyan Sea, passing through a handful of villages, some only accessible by water or foot. May 17-21 and September 13-17, 2014 (and on request)
Northern Greece. 8 days. The Pindos Mountains region arguably contains Greece’s finest hiking terrain. The Vikos Gorge vies the Grand Canyon for sheer cliff heights.
In a customized trip together we sculpt the contours of your vacation. You can have a dedicated hiking or walking tour (meaning daily walks/hikes), or you can include a couple of hikes or walks in your otherwise leisure vacation.
To efficiently customize your vacation, start by filling out the Vacation Profile Contact Form. A detailed response enables us to create your party’s profile of desirable options.
Here are examples of the special types of walking or hiking itineraries that we can customize to suit your party’s ability:
- Walk along the ridge of Santorini with spectacular views of the caldera, and end up with a wine tasting experience overlooking the island’s famous sunsets.
Jog around the ancient Olympia hippodrome like a proud athlete and that evening learn Greek recipes in a traditional cooking class
Hike Aradena Gorge, one of Crete’s most beloved paths which leads to the Libyan Sea where you end up with a relaxing swim deep blue calm waters.
Learn how to harvest the famous “mastica” trees from a Chios farmer as you walk the paths between the medieval mastica villages
Hike a Byzantine path from the highest village on Paros, followed by an intimate visit in the workshop of an artist who sculpts only with ancient Paros marble
Walk into a dormant volcano with yellow sulphur rising on Nyseros island and later relax in hot springs flowing directly into the cool sea on Kos island
Customized trips require a 500 euros deposit (est. $630 USD) to develop the itinerary and 650 euros ($820) if initiated within 120 days of trip departure. This is not a development fee but rather is applied to the final trip price. Review the information in Pricing for more details about customized trips.