History buffs who prefer to be outdoors can experience the ancient world on this tour of mainland Greece's top classical sites. From Mycenae to Meteora, you'll visit ruins spanning back across the ages: sample the descendants of millennia-old grapevines in Nemea, see where the tale of the Iliad started at Mycenae, and tread on the same ground as the first Olympic athletes. End the trip hiking around Delphi and Meteora's six active clifftop monasteries, surrounded by Mediterranean landscape.
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Trekking Hellas Group of Companies founded in 1986, is the first and biggest Greek company specializing in outdoor holidays. Operating in the highest standards it is a trademark of quality in active holidays throughout Greece. Trekking Hellas operates 13 bases all over the country, employing more than 80 people. An excellent team of mountain & rafting guides, kayak instructors, sailing skippers, tour guides etc is ready year round to make your holidays an unforgettable experience. Our trips visit the most authentic and scenic areas of the mainland and the islands. Central to our philosophy is to see Greece at an unrushed pace. We have a deep respect for the remote communities we visit, encouraging conversation with local people. We are also strongly involved in local welfare projects and in relation to university bodies we continuously monitor the impact of tourism in sensitive areas.
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This active island-hopping itinerary visits two gems in the Aegean Sea—both world-famous for different reasons. You'll start in Crete, largest of the Greek islands and home of ancient Minoan palaces and striking landscapes like canyons, gorges, mountains, and beautiful beaches. You'll then ferry over to the smaller volcanic island of Santorini and have three days to explore its whitewashed cliff-side villages with hiking, swimming, sea kayaking, and, of course, romantic sunsets.