The 3 Best Adventure Islands In Greece

Greece is synonymous with adventures and quests, ever since antiquity. It’s been a hard year and even the hardiest of us have seen our armors chipped and dented in the process. So a hard earned holiday of sun, sea and adventure should bode well in this here country. For Greece has everything you need to carry out said endeavor. We have palm tree forests, deep gorges, steep cliff faces, waterfalls, hiking trails, kayak expeditions, underwater museums, every kind of aquatic sport you can imagine, and some of the sweetest watering holes this side of the pond. Greece is second to none when it comes to adrenaline fueled adventures and archaeological discoveries. This week we’ll be taking a look at the 3 best adventure islands in Greece.


When it comes to unique, singular islands, Alonissos is hard to beat. And that because islands with a marine conservation park, underwater museum and awesome beaches are hard to come by. And despite the limitations of 14 thousand square kilometers, Alonissos is alive. But not too alive. The obvious draw of being able to literally immerse yourself in the history of this place is unparalleled. The Peristera shipwreck is easily on of the top draws this summer.


For those who like to keep their head above water, we suggest you head to Tinos. It goes unnoticed, but such is the gripe of an island having to compete with another 200 or so. No matter the fuss, Tinos is solid. Authenticity reigns supreme, there. And so do the ageless dreamers and lovers who comprise the surfing community. The waves are gnarly, the beaches are sweet and the grub is as good as any in Greece. Surf is a way of life, here and how could it not? The infamous meltemi winds that swish through the Cyclades have propelled great men to lofty achievements and adventures for thousands of years. Live your myth in Greece.


If getting drenched in anything but your own sweat is not what you‘re looking for, then we’ve saved the best for last. Enter Kalymnos. If you’ve heard about it, it means you know all about it. If not, heed this: Kalymnos is not for the faint of heart. For Kalymnos is the Mediterranean rock climbers Woodstock. Sure, it’s no match for the Matterhorn, but do the Swiss have sea and sun and all the feta saganaki you can possibly festoon down your gullet? Didn’t think so. The 65 vertiginous crags that make up the bulge of the climbing are pure orange limestone. Life gets no better than this, folks.

The 3 Best Adventure Islands In Greece

Make no mistake about it. Greece has even more to offer by way of adventures and adrenaline rushes. Just make sure you don’t end up on the wrong side of a demonstration. That’s one adventure you want to do without.

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