Greece’s Recommended Outdoor Summer Activities
Greece is a very well loved destination for summer holidays. The vacation season starts in April and ends in October so if you’re not a fan of very hot weather you can plan your vacation in Greece during spring or fall. During July and August the temperatures are higher and the Greek islands are full of foreigners and locals who want to escape the big cities.
Greece is definitely a dream summer location you can enjoy alone, with your friends or with your family and if you are looking for outdoor summer adventures, the Greek islands provide you with some amazing options. From windsurfing, sea kayaking and rock climbing, to bicycle touring, Greece will surprise you with amazing views and fun summer activities.
New Golden Beach, a beach located on Paros Island, hosted the Professional Windsurfing Association World Cup several Times and it is best known for the ideal surfing conditions. Located in the Aegean Sea, Paros has traditional Greek villages you can explore when you are taking a break from windsurfing.
Rhodes is another island known for its beach resorts, ancient ruins and fun summer activities. Windsurfing enthusiasts should visit Prasonisi beach in Rhodes. The beach is famous for its strong and stable Maltemi wind and for the unique coast line that makes it possible to surf in two different seas – the Mediterranean and the Aegean. If you do not windsurf at an advanced level, do not worry, Prasonisi is the best place for all ability levels.
The best way to explore the Greek islands is by sea! Kayakers have more flexibility to explore the hidden coves, the turquoise waters and the beautiful beaches.
Kefalonia and Ithaca are perfect for kayaking. The scenery is breathtaking and kayakers can observe the impressive limestone cliffs and stopping in various ports to enjoy the traditional foods served in the famous Greek tavernas.
If you are into rock climbing and Greece sounds like a good location to explore rock walls, keep in mind that the temperature is pretty high during summer and don’t plan your adventure during mid-season. Fall and spring are better for rock climbing in Greece, but the end of August can also be a good idea.
Kálymnos is located in the southeastern Aegean Sea and is mainly mountainous and that makes it perfect for rock climbing. The limestone cliffs attract tourists looking for rock climbing adventures from all over Europe.
For outdoor cycling lovers, Greece offers spectacular views, rocky mountains, steeper mountain passes and overall a great summer cycling territory.
Crete, Greece’s largest island, is not only an amazing place to visit for the varied terrain that ranges from mountains to fine-sand beaches, but it is also an amazing place for cycling lovers. The Rethymno region has 22 bike routes on different levels so everybody can enjoy a cycling tour. A Rethymno cycling tour can begin from the mountains and continue on sandy beaches. During this kind of tour, other activities like swimming, eating and visiting olive press are also included in the package.