There's a lot to love about Greece: its myths and legends, the gods who dined on fragrant ambrosia, and the sun-kissed islands on which promenade tavernas serve up a riot of seafood and convivial meze
alongside a dazzling, deep-blue sea.
There's also a lot to love about walking in Greece
: views of the Aegean lit by warm Mediterranean sunshine; Minoan palaces and hill-top temples; island-hopping joys; and winding kalderimia
(ancient mule trails) that criss-cross the land.
But despite this profusion of age-old paths, used long ago to connect one settlement to the next, creating a series of Greek walking holidays over the years has proved to be a monumental challenge. You see, once motor vehicles and roads became more widespread, the paths were used less and less.