Day 1 - 3 Gorgeous Galaxidi
Driving from Athens, the first part of your Greece exploration leads you to authentic fishing village Galaxidi. Famous for its maritime heritage, wander the neoclassical seafaring mansions on the waterfront which lead to sandy coves, lapped by iridescent water. Follow cobbled streets through pretty plazas to the town’s impressive domed church.
Recommended Tour: Delphi
It’s an easy day trip to visit the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi. For more than 1,000 years, visitors consulted Delphi’s famous oracle, believed to be the mouthpiece of Apollo himself. Today, admire the ruins of what the ancient Greeks called the ‘centre of the world’, including the Temple of Apollo, Sphinx of Naxos and a well-preserved theatre.
Day 4 - 7 Hikers Paradise
“I was blown away by the quality of the hiking in the Zagori region. Combined with picturesque stone villages and authentic Greek hospitality this area is a genuine hidden gem…” Matt Fisher, Director
Head into the Zagori region on a long drive that takes in the raw beauty of rugged landscapes, lost- in-time villages, old stone bridges and ancient beech trees of the Pindus mountains. The main draw here is hiking the challenging but rewarding Vikos Gorge, an incredible canyon reckoned to one of the world’s deepest which carves itself through the rocky undulations, hillsides, dense woodland and pine forests.
Hiking is a great way to absorb nature and local details, like admiring the stone houses in the settlement of Monodendri at the entrance to the Vikos Gorge, the photogenic double- arch bridge of Misios or the traditional Epirus village of Vitsa.
Also recommended is the Dragon’s Lake hike, another demanding day’s walk where you rise high above the treeline to hike along the mountaintop, discovering an icy cold lake.