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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Terrestrial Conservation Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Greece

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 Corinth

from £1

20 days

Greece

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

Best Of Greece

from £445

10 days

Greece

No time frame is long enough to enjoy the beautiful Hellenic Republic, but in 10 days you can experience the...

In-Class TEFL Course in Athens

from £1

20 days

Greece

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

3 Island Explorer

from £269

7 days

Greece

Tick 3 of the most popular Greek Islands off in one go! Enjoy the natural beauty, laid back lifestyle and...

Marine Mammals & Sea Turtle Conservation Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Greece

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

Greece

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

Environmental Law Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Greece

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

Volunteer with Turtles in Greece

from £1045

14 days

Greece

Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean

Watersport’s Instructor Training Greece

from £290

14 - 84 days

Greece

Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing and Scuba Diving Instructor training courses

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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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