Category: Diving in Greece

 

Diving in Greece is one of the best in Europe with famous diving spots such as the Alonissos and Zakynthos National Parks and famous dives such as the Peristera wreck near Alonissos Island. Greece is a great destination for scuba divers who love archaeological diving and monk seals. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in the Greek islands of the Cyclades.

The marine life in Greece is mostly about monk seals, turtles, scorpionfish, cuttlefish and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for both beginners and advanced divers. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 5 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from July to September. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Greece. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Greece is a mid-range budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.

Scuba diving at Mourtias Reef Alonissos Greece

Diving in Alonissos: Greece best-kept secret

I’m delighted I can finally add Greece to my dive map whereas it was actually my third trip. The first time I celebrated my 12th birthday near Athens and I taught myself how to read Greek. I guess it was the trip that made me fall in love with travelling and language learning. After exploring Crete in 2003 and becoming a scuba diver in

Agios Anargiri Exploring Alonissos Island Greece

5 awesome things to do in Alonissos, Greece

Me, going to a Greek Island, and just do nothing? No, this is just unthinkable! Even if this time I enjoyed a more relaxing pace than usual and considered my scuba diving holiday in Alonissos a perfect summer retreat, I couldn’t help exploring the island and uncovering the most extraordinary things you could do there. An adventurer may need to rest sometimes, but you

Chora Old Town Alonissos Greece

The ultimate guide to island hopping in the Northern Sporades, Greece

While everyone is flocking to Crete or the Cyclades, I decided this summer to explore a lesser-known region of the Northern Aegean Sea: the Sporades Islands in northern Greece. You can choose to share your time between Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos, the three islands of the archipelago or only stay in one during your entire holiday. There are many opportunities for day trips to