Outdoor

Athens

Trekking in Vouliagmeni Lake

In the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica's nature. Vouliagmeni Lake is recognized as an important Monument of Nature, because of its marvelous surroundings and its natural location. The Lake's impressive shape was formed by geological changes that were unable to be chronologically specified. The scientific research came to the conclusion that where the Lake stands now, millions of years ago, a huge underground cave existed. The walls of the cave suffered erosion, because of the high temperature hot springs that were streaming inside, causing the roof to collapse and ending with the ground's sinking.


Thessaloniki

Trekking at Mount Olympus

In Greek mythology Olympus was regarded as the «home» of the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. It formed itself after the gods defeated the titans in the Titan War, and soon the palace was inhabited by the gods. It is the setting of many Greek mythical stories. Olympus was not shaken by winds nor ever wet with rain, nor did snow fall upon it, but the air is outspread clear and cloudless, and over it hovered a radiant whiteness. You will start your trekking tour with an experienced climber of the area and hike to one of the various peaks of the mountain. For more active or experienced people the highest top is 2.917m and it is a taught, demanding route that requires stamina.


Paros

Horseback Riding at Pegasus Farm

Pegasus Farm is located in Pounda, just a few kilometers from Parikia, in a large coastal area. The farm hosts four highly trained horses, Saddlebred breed and Greek – Thessalian horse, suitable for beginners and amateurs, but also very friendly with small children, who can be acquainted with the sport of riding


Paros

Scuba Diving

As the island is surrounded by many reefs, old wrecks and uninhabited islets, Paros diving is a very popular activity. Many Paros diving centers are found in different places of the island, such as Golden Beach, Naoussa, Aliki and Parikia. Courses for all ages and levels can be organized to interesting diving spots. Among the most popular diving sites in Paros are the Bubble Reef at depth of 12-18m and ideal for all levels, the Barracuda Point and the Cave at the uninhabited island of Panderonisi. The crystal clear waters and excellent visibility will guarantee a memorable underwater experience!


Paros

Kite surfing and Windsurfing

The ideal side shore wind combined with the shallow water of the spot will make your windsurf / kitesurf lessons like a fun park tour. No matter if you are a totally beginner or you want to secure your spocks, there you can find the perfect conditions to do it. The expert with his energy and passion will turn the lesson to an unforgettable experience!


Antiparos

ATV Safari

The islet of Antiparos, lying southwest of Paros, is well known for its natural beauty! The ancient name of Antíparos was Oliaros. A major Neolithic settlement has been unearthed at the neighbouring islet of Saliagos and it is considered to be the oldest in Cyclades. Today you will have the chance to explore beautiful hidden beaches and visit the fabulous cave of Antiparos. The cave of Antíparos is famous for its marvellous stalagmite and stalactite formations; where you will find the oldest stalagmite in Europe! According to an ancient inscription, one of the cave's visitors was Archilochos the Parian, a great lyric poet of the antiquity. The cave is 90 m. deep, 50 m. wide and 40 m. high, and consists of three chambers. The chapel of Ai Giannis Spiliotis "welcomes" the visitor at the cave's entrance.


Chania

Trekking at Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is one of the most famous national forests of Greece due to its natural beauty. With 16 kilometers length, it is considered to be one of the largest in Europe and it attracts thousands of tourists every year. Starting the trip from Omalos mountain, the visitor has the opportunity to admire this unique natural reserve, as well the rare and protected species called "kri kri" (Cretan Goat). The trekking will last aproximately 6 hours and require average to good fitness level. At the end of the walk, the visitor gets to enjoy a refreshing swim at the beach of Agia Roumeli, with its clear blue water. Starting from the hotel very early in the morning, around 06.00 in order to avoid being under the sun for many hours. Duration: 12 hours


Chania

Morning dive in the caves

A series of exquisite red and white stalagmites and stalactites are revealed to greet divers as they emerge into the cave. Divers enter a world that has existed peacefully, for centuries transformed into a fabulous underwater paradise of color and remarkable natural features. The cave's natural "decoration" is absolutely magical. Gorgeous white and red formations decorate the ceiling and floor, glinting in the briefest touch of light. The existence of these formations above and below the water surface is a clear indication that the cave has been shaped several thousands of years ago, when the sea waters were much lower. Among the treasures of the cave are the fossilized remains of an elephant which include vertebra, teeth and a tusk. Especially interesting apart from the elephant bones are the numerous deer bones that belong to both normal and dwarf deer, merely 30cm tall. This is a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed!


Nafplio

Cycling

You will explore the region of Nafplio by bicycle. Cycle along the coast and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. The bike ride is beautiful and requires average to good level of fitness. Before the end of the tour, you will stop at beautiful quiet beach for a refreshing swim for about an hour. The cycling route is approximately 12km and the hiking is less than 1km. You will return to the city of Nafplio for lunch.


Mykonos

Sea Kayaking

Spend your day in Blue! Discover the magical beauty of Mykonos. Sea kayaking provides an adventure that truly makes you feel like a liberated explorer in command of the sea and land. You can discover hidden secrets of the sea, marvel at dramatic rock formations. You will swim and snorkel on beautiful, remote beaches, observe the diverse wildlife and if lucky you will try out local delicacies - sea urchins!


Peloponnese

Rafting in Lousios River

Located in the prefecture of Arcadia, Lousios River is 23 km long and flows at the west of Dimitsana settlement to the Alpheus River, 2.5 km far from Karytena. In accordance to tradition, it took its name because, as the legend says, the Nymphs Neda, Agno and Thesoa bathed ("louso" in Greek) the new-born Zeus in the waters of its sources secretly from his father Cronus. Lousios flows among willows, poplars and osiers through an impressive gorge of 15km in length, considered to be one of the most beautiful gorges of Greece. In the spectacular densely vegetated gorge and in the river's crystal clear waters, you will enjoy rafting and discover the hidden natural paradise of the area. The descent is of 2nd degree of difficulty, starting from Lousios, continuing to Alfios River, and ending to the spectacular bridge of "Koukos".


 

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