A Gap Year in Greece

Why go backpacking in Greece?

With a capital widely held as the birthplace of modern democracy and islands scattered throughout the warm, azure, waters of the Mediterranean in southeastern Europe, backpacking in Greece should be high on any bucket list.

In Athens views range from the ancient and iconic Acropolis, to the crumbling Parthenon, to the vistas of the sparkling Mediterranean and the white of the sprawling city.

Travelling further afield will lead you to a tangle of islands off the coast, history and mythology buffs will recognize names such as Crete, Mykonos and Skyros, which conjure up mystical and fantastical beasts and heroes. There is plenty of opportunity to become your own hero with world-renowned sailing opportunities, scuba diving and windsailing.

Things to do in Greece

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Watersport’s Instructor Training Greece

from £290

14 - 84 days

Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing and Scuba Diving Instructor training courses

Media, Communications & Public Relations Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into scientific research and environmental protection in one of...

Environmental Law Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

We offer year-round internships in Samos Island, Greece. Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into...

Laboratory Research & Microplastics Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into scientific research and environmental protection in one of...

In-Class TEFL Course in Corinth

from £1075

20 days

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Corinth and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Marine Mammals & Sea Turtle Conservation Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

We offer year-round internships in Samos Island, Greece. Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into...

Aegean Marine Conservation Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Take part in year-round internships in Samos Island, Greece. Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience...

In-Class TEFL Course in Santorini

from £1245

20 days

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Santorini and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

In-Class TEFL Course in Athens

from £1220

20 days

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Athens and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

GIS Mapping Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into scientific research and environmental protection in one of...

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What to see in Greece

If the thought of huge seas adventures turns you green at the gills you’ll be pleased to hear that the Greeks embrace the slow-paced Mediterranean pace of life. In places like picturesque Santorini it’s practically at a standstill.

Check out Greece for a country so littered with ancient history the next rock you stumble over could be a 2,000 year-old Grecian garden wall, and a platter of activities that run the gamut from the intrepid to the languid, a land where you can take the opportunity to be saturated in culture, history and olive oil.

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