Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.

J Dunthorne | UK



Greece forms an irregular-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean with two additional large peninsulas projecting from it: the Chalcidice and the Peloponnese. To the north, it has borders with Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria, and to the east it borders Turkey.

The Greek Islands are generally subdivided into two groups, according to location: the Ionian Islands (including Corfu, Cephalonia, and Leucas) west of the mainland and the Aegean Islands (including Euboea, Samos, Chios, Lesbos, and Crete) to the east and south.

North-central Greece, Epirus, and western Macedonia are all mountainous. The main chain of the Pindus Mountains extends from northwest Greece to the Peloponnese. Mount Olympus, rising to (2,909 m), is the highest point in the country.

Featured Adventures

Central Aegean Bike and Sail

Cycle and cruise in the Central Greek Aegean from Bodrum through the northern Dodecanese islands
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Crete: Mountains and Coast

Explore on foot the ancient cities, mountains and villages along Crete's southwest coast
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Crete: Mountains and Coast Guided Walk

Explore on foot the ancient cities, mountains and villages along Crete's southwest coast
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Greek Islands Bike & Boat

Cruise the azure waters of the Aegean and cycle to ancient ruins and unspoilt beaches
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Greek Islands Family Adventure

A multi activity adventure for the family exploring the Ionian Islands of Greece
8 days |
Introductory | Multi Activity

Ionian Islands Bike & Boat

Discover by bike and boat the Ionian islands including Ithaca, Cephalonia and Corfu
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Southern Aegean Bike and Sail

Cycle and cruise in the South Aegean between Bodrum and Marmaris and through the southern Dodecanese islands of Greece
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Exploring Crete

Discover Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, on foot. Walk in Samaria and Imbros Gorge and hike in the White Mountains
8 days |

Zagoria: the Secret Villages

Explore the Zagoria Villages in the Pindos Mountains of Greece. Descend the famous Vikos Gorge, enjoy spectacular vistas from cliff tops and high passes, visit ancient settlements and experience friendly hospitality.
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging

YOMADS A Greek Odyssey

Trace the route of Odysseus across the Greek Islands by bike, foot and kayak with Yomads - unique travel experiences for the 20s and 30s
10 days |
Moderate | Trekking | Cycling | Kayaking
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The Weather in Greece

The dominant condition of Greece's climate is the alternation between hot, dry summers and cold, damp winters typical of the Mediterranean.  The main climatic regions of Greece are the mainland mountains, Attica (the southeasternmost part of the mainland) and the Aegean, the west including the Ionian Islands, and the continental northeast.

Cyclonic depressions provide the lowlands of the west and the south with mild winters and little frost. Beginning in late fall and continuing through the winter, the Ionian Islands and the western mountains of the mainland receive abundant rain (snow at higher elevations) from the west, whereas the eastern mainland, shielded by the mountains, receives much less precipitation.

In summer Greece experiences hot, dry conditions and an average sea-level temperature of 27° C in July. Summer winds have a moderating effect along the coast, but very dry, hot winds affect tje Aegean area. The Ionian and Aegean islands are especially warm in October and November.

At higher elevations in the interior, some rainfall occurs year-round, and higher mountains in the southern Peloponnesus and on Crete are snowcapped for several months of the year. The mountains of Macedonia and Thrace have colder continental winters influenced by winds channeled through the river valleys from the north.

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