Greece is a walkers paradise and many Europeans and American go there in the off-season to hike the mountain trails and ancient roads and paths on the islands and Greek mainland.
Places to hike:
Delphi = People having been coming to Delphi for thousands of years of Greek history and the ancient footpaths they used are still in existance. hikers can enjoy the Archaio Monopati and the E4 more by hiking downward-taking a taxi from Delphi for about 45 minutes up Mt. Parnassos to near Kalivia on the Arachova-Agoriani road. A sign indicates the footpath to the grotto. (After passing through a meadow, a sign points right, up a steep slope to the grotto.) Alternatively, a pleasant dirt road leads directly to the grotto, a half-hour walk.
Vikos Gorge = For hikers, the Vikos Gorge is a must with its beautiful interconnecting footpaths of many levels of expertise that link stone villages tucked into folds of mountains. And a cool breeze that drifts through the tree-shaded Vikos gorge makes it possible to hike all summer, even when the rest of Greece is baking under blazing August sun. By the end of August, the Vikos Gorge is already tasting the crisp nights of autumn and the maples, beech, fig, and oak trees along Greek National Trail #03 that follows the Vaidomatis River through the gorge are ablaze with color.
Whatever your style of hiking, Greece is sure to have it!