10 Best Mediterranean Adventures

Mediterranean Europe - the perfect playground for the adventurous traveller, where sun-kissed beaches and dreamy seaside towns meet enticing ru... Read more
 10 Best Mediterranean Adventures
Mediterranean Europe - the perfect playground for the adventurous traveller, where sun-kissed beaches and dreamy seaside towns meet enticing rugged coastline and inspiring summits. This stunning region is home to an incredible variety of adventures. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite trips so you can find exactly what you’re looking for; whether that is gentle scenic walking in the sun or epic bucket list holidays.

1. Best for breath-taking views


A dramatic coastline, Lycian ruins, traditional villages, rich pine forests, sleepy hamlets, tasty cuisine, striking sea views, sweeping panoramas and a warm welcome; a few of the magical features you'll see walking through this authentic region in Turkey. Nestled on the spectacular Lycian Peninsula and Turkey's magnificent turquoise coast, this walking holiday offers that rare opportunity to step back in time and get off the beaten track whilst hiking through timeless landscapes. 

✨ You can even experience this iconic route on a self-guided adventure! 

Self-Guided Walking: East Lycian Way

Self-Guided Walking: West Lycian Way


2. Best for trekking


Take in all the walking highlights of unspoiled Western Crete on this scenic and varied walking holiday. Descend to the sea through the spectacular Samaria Gorge, trek to Pachnes, the highest peak in the White Mountains of Crete, discover Crete's hidden beaches on the coastal walk from Agia Roumeli and enjoy traditional accommodation alongside excellent Cretan food.

✨ To explore Crete at your own pace, our Self-Guided Walking Holiday on Crete has an itinerary unique to KE, combining the very best highlights of south west Crete. Discover Chania, the White Mountains, the spectacular gorges of Samaria, Aradena and Imbros and the beautiful coast with secluded beaches and peaceful seaside villages. 


3. Best for centre-based 


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If you're looking for the perfect blend of walking, relaxation, delicious food and outstanding accommodation, then this holiday in the heart of Portugal’s Algarve is the one for you. Enjoy five handpicked walks, each designed to showcase the wild splendour of this region; from the dramatic cliffs and sweeping golden beaches of the south-west coast to the lush green tapestry of farmland of the Inner Algarve. A true highlight of this holiday is staying at the outstanding eco-lodge nestled amongst 150 acres of farmland. The lodge is hosted by Jon and Vio and you can look forward to sociable evenings enjoying home cooked Portuguese cuisine, often created from ingredients grown in the lodge’s garden, and chatting over a glass of local wine.


4. Best for cyclists

Balkan Trilogy Road Cycle Tour

Adjacent to the Adriatic Sea and with a real flavour of the Mediterranean, the Balkan countries of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro provide the backdrop for this spectacular week of road cycling. Starting and finishing our tour in the stunning coastal town of Dubrovnik means there is easy access to some of the best road rides in the region,  from the pretty villages and vineyards of the coastal strip up into the limestone massif of the Dinaric Alps.


5. Best for gentle walking


A land of towering volcanoes, charming architecture, beautiful scenery, excellent cuisine, wonderful wines, fascinating history and whitewashed villages, the stunning island of Sicily offers lovely footpaths surrounded by sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a picnic dinner on fiery Stromboli, hike on the slopes of Mount Etna and explore the medieval gem of Taormina, experiencing the very best of Sicily. This holiday offers the perfect mix of walking and sightseeing on an island renowned for excellent food, world-class wine and welcoming hospitality. 

✨ Our NEW Self-Guided Walking on Sicily & Aeolian Islands provides the perfect balance of culture, coastal walking and exploring the dramatic volcanic landscapes with a choice of walks with varying distances from leisurely to more strenuous so you can tailor this trip to best suit you. Enjoy guided hikes on both Etna and Stromboli to get the best out these unforgettable experiences. 


6. Best for UNESCO history


Described as one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, the romantic and spectacular Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most picture perfect areas for a walking holiday. Embark on a fantastic array of daily walks immersing yourself in charming villages, secret coves, lush olive groves, zesty lemon orchards and picture-postcard towns. Enjoy a full day exploring the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii and towering volcanic giant of Vesuvius and end your trip with one of the world’s best hikes, the exhilarating Walk of the Gods to Positano.


7. Best for the bucket list


Take on Europe's most beautiful and most challenging trek and complete the epic GR20 this summer! One for the bucket list, this iconic long-distance trek is a superb adventure that takes you through spectacular scenery on the Scented Isle which only those on foot will see. This unique European trekking holiday offers the perfect combination of Mediterranean sunshine, inspiring scenery and a challenging walking adventure; you are guaranteed to return home with a real sense of achievement!

Make sure you read our candid guide to find out if it's for you: GR20 - Is It For You


8. Best for getting off-the-beaten-track


The hidden gem that is Albania is a fascinating country with so much to offer; get ahead of the crowds and discover its stunning coastal trails. Your daily walks on the Albanian Riviera will take you on sections of the Southern Coastal Trail, hiking between rocky coves and beautiful bays with sparkling turquoise waters and off the beaten track into the foothills of the Ceraunian mountain range that emerges from the sea. Along the way you will discover not only the picture-postcard azure beaches, but also the rich cultural heritage and culinary traditions of the region. We have included private transfers to/from your walks, as well as from/to Tirana Airport, for a seamless holiday experience.


9. Best for the family

Croatian Island Hopping Family Holiday

If you are looking for some sun, sea and activities with the family then look no further! Away from the bigger, tourists towns and islands such as Trogir and Ciovo, on this trip you are tucked away on the lovely island of Korcula in the little village of Lumbarda where you'll stay in a small hotel with a pool located right next to the sea. Jam-packed with kayaking, paddleboarding and short walks along the coastline with plenty of swimming and snorkelling time at beauitful hidden bays, this holiday looks after the whole family. The local dry white wine ‘Grk’ is especially refreshing sipped after a fun day of activities!


10. Best for point-to-point walking

Self-Guided Corfu Trail

This delightfully varied Corfu Trail is perfect for those looking for a challenge and showcases the very best of the island. Following it will take you from bustling tourist towns bursting with culture, good food and Venetian architecture, over rugged mountains to charming hilltop villages and dreamy secluded bays. Staying in a great selection of hotels, guesthouses and apartment, we will transport your luggage for you so all you need to do is relax, put one foot in front of the other and soak up the authentic island charm. 


If you would you like to know more about this holiday or any of our other adventures, then give us a call on +44 (0) 17687 73966 or USA/Canada toll-free 1888 630 4415. We offer trusted holidays with financial protection and flexible booking conditions. 

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