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Exploring Nature during Sailing Holidays in Greece

Greek islands and mainland are a hiker's paradise with numbered routes, and well-organized systems of trails. There are many trekking clubs all over Greece, who have set paths for hiking. These hiking paths cross lakes, traditional villages, valleys and include visits to monasteries or archaeological sites. Gorge Samaria on Crete, the most imposing gorge in Europe, offers great routes from Xyloskalo to Samaria.


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Samaria gorge

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Samaria is the most important gorge in Greece. It is located in west Crete, in the White Mountains.

Route starts from Piatsa, a small square of Ioulis. From here hikers follow the road Ioulis - Korissia, which joins the stone-paved road to Milopotamos and meets the St.

Pises Hiking Trail

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This is a beautiful and short hike to the small, calm beach Vroskopos, which is reachable only on foot or boat. Route begins from the beach of Píses and following a sandy road from the beach.

Filoti Hiking Trail

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This route leads to the highest mountain of all the Cycladic islands, Zas Mountain. Legend says that Zas has taken its name from the ancient God Zeus, who lived in the cave of Zas located on the western side of the mountain.

Route starts from the square of Mills in Chora. The biggest part of the trail is paved, and only the last part is an asphalt road.

This is one of the most famous paths in Kythera. The trail begins from the central square of Mylopotamos.

An extremely unique archeological monument is located in southern Euvoia. Drakospita, i.

Kaisariani Monastery (or Moni Kaisarianis) is a beautiful 11th century Eastern Orthodox monastery on the slopes of Mount Hymettos just 5km east of Athens. Kaisariani Monastery was built on the ruins of a Roman temple.

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