From scuba diving and jet-skis to hiking and horse-riding, Greece is a hive of activity

Do you want adventure? Greece is the place to get your adrenaline rush.

Whether you are interested in cave diving, mountain biking, snorkeling or horseback riding, with its incredible Mediterranean coastline, dramatic gorges, forest trails and seas teeming with marine life, Greece has it all.

A time out... kayaking and snorkeling is just the beginning of your Greek adventure


A time out… kayaking and snorkeling is just the beginning of your Greek adventure

And when you book a holiday to Greece with Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading tour operator, you can rest assured that you’re getting both a great deal and a chance to stay in the heart of Greece’s activity hotspots.

In addition, you can fly from 11 UK regional airports and explore 19 different Greek destinations. And you get free transfers, plus 22kg of checked baggage and 10kg of carry-on baggage, plus a wide choice of accommodation whatever your budget.

Are you actively looking for an adventure holiday? Try one of these amazing Greek destinations.

Coast with the most... Rhodes is a hit with windsurfers


Coast with the most… Rhodes is a hit with windsurfers

Rhodes – for trying

Is there a sport you’ve always wanted to try? Rhodes has everything. Try windsurfing or kitesurfing in Ixia, Ialyssos or Theologos on the west coast, where morning wind conditions are perfect for beginners before afternoon strong gusts set in for pros.

Stegna’s quiet beach is great for getting on a stand up paddle board. Always wanted to dive? Diving schools in Rhodes Town and Faliraki will take you to the clear seas of Rhodes.

Do you dare to take your first climbing lesson and abseil off the cliffs of Rhodes? Or saddle up and explore on a more leisurely off-road adventure that ends with a spectacular sunset.

Do not miss: If vertigo isn’t a problem, try parasailing at Elli Beach in Rhodes Town and enjoy unforgettable views of the town and the sea beyond.

Out of this world... stalactites adorn the ceiling of the mystical Drogarati Cave


Out of this world… stalactites adorn the ceiling of the mystical Drogarati Cave

Kefalonia – for rock fans

Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands, has some of the most spectacular caves in Greece. Visit the pretty village of Sami on the east coast and take an unforgettable boat tour of Melissani Cave.

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This beautiful cave features an underground lake in the most extraordinary shades of blue and green. During your stay in Sami, take a tour of the nearby Drogarati Cave and its stunning underground rock formations.

Do not miss: A hike to the top of Mount Ainos in Ainos National Park for breathtaking views of the Ionian Islands.

On Kos you can... drive inland and have unforgettable mountain experiences


On Kos you can… drive inland and have unforgettable mountain experiences

Kos – for the jet ski set

When you set foot on this small Dodecanese island in the Aegean, you’ll immediately understand why the beaches of Kos are such a draw.

Make your way to the south coast and discover how Magic Beach got its name. Once you’ve tried your hand at jet skiing, head inland for a true island adventure – the rugged mountainsides offer fantastic horseback riding and mountain biking trails through fragrant pine forests.

And if you want a challenging hike, try Kos’ highest mountain, Mount Dikaios, which is almost 2,800 feet high.

Do not miss: Take a dip in the hot springs at Bros Therma – especially at sunset.

Seas by day... Costa Navarino is an idyllic beach town


Seas by day… Costa Navarino is an idyllic beach town

The Peloponnese – for whitewater adventure seekers

The sprawling Peloponnese peninsula is full of natural wonders, from deep gorges to fantastic beaches with dramatic mountains, particularly around the lush resorts along the Costa Navarino coastline.

Head into the hilly heart of the peninsula near the village of Karytaina and go wild rafting down the Alfeios and Lousios rivers. For a coastal adventure, try sea kayaking in the shimmering waters around Kalamata – yes, the place of delicious olives.

Or stay in one of Jet2holidays budget hotels in Stoupa and go paddling on the beautiful beach.

Do not miss: Hike to the Neda Waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing swim in the bright blue water.

Greek Gem... Adventure seekers make their way to Agios Nikolaos


Greek Gem… Adventure seekers make their way to Agios Nikolaos

Heraklion, Crete – for those who dig deep

If you love beaches but even more adventure, you’ll find that Greece’s largest island is made for you.

Fly to the capital of Crete, Heraklion, and make your way east to Agios Nikolaos, the water sports paradise. Explore the depths of the sea while diving and discover underwater canyons and atmospheric shipwrecks.

When frolicking on boats in Crete, speed away in a motorboat: take a skippered boat that will take you to secret swimming and snorkeling spots. Or just rent a paddleboard and enjoy a gentler pace as you glide over the azure waves.

Do not miss: Rent a kayak and paddle to Panagia Beach on the small island of Dia off Heraklion.

Escape Crete...why not explore the sandy beaches of Chania on horseback?


Escape Crete…why not explore the sandy beaches of Chania on horseback?

Chania, Crete – for pioneers

Once you have admired the incredibly attractive town of Chania – one of the most beautiful in Crete – it’s time for an adventure on horseback.

Let your horse lead you along ancient paths and goat trails, past olive groves and into wooded hills. Follow the path that takes you around Lake Kournas or gallop along one of the sandy beaches of western Crete.

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If you are looking for an adventure above the water, paragliding at Platanias Beach is for you.

Do not miss: Prefer to stand on two feet? Take a hike in the Samaria Gorge, said to be the longest gorge in Europe.


Booking your perfect Greece vacation is so easy with Jet2holidays. You can have peace of mind with great customer support and a number of regional airports to fly from.

A deposit of £60 per person is all you need to secure your Greece holiday with the peace of mind that Abta and Atol are protected.

The family-friendly Jet2holidays offers free flights for infants and you have the peace of mind that with a Which? Recommended Travel Provider and Best UK Airline by TripAdvisor.

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Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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