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Greece Will Be a Top Destination for Adventure in 2017

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff September 23, 2016

Greece Will Be a Top Destination for Adventure in 2017

 PHOTO: Sailing in Greece. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock) 

Greece may not be the first destination you think of when contemplating adventure travel, but it’s on the list of next year’s most adventurous spots for the coming year according to Stride Travel

As covered in Tornos, Stride has predicted that Greece will be one of the top adventure hot spots due to its classic tourist attractions and access to sailing. 

“There’s no place like Greece for sailing — head out to sea and enjoy a view of the famous Greek islands from the water. Some outfitters even encourage you to help skipper the boat,” said Stride. 

Those looking for adventure should also head to Thailand, another of Stride’s recommendations. 

“Local secret: schedule a visit to tour Friends of the Asian Elephant in Lampang, where you can see first-hand the amazing work they are doing to rehabilitate injured elephants,” wrote Stride. 

Iceland is bubbling over with adventure activities — and it’s perfect, even during the colder months. 

“Winter travel is very popular, with the Northern Lights putting on a magnificent spectacle. Just don’t forget to pack a warm jacket,” said Stride Travel. 

For those looking for another adventurous European destination, head to Romania, which also is an ideal winter destination. 

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“If you plan on visiting during winter, Romania boasts dozens of ski resorts with reliable snow. Most tours include a few days in the capital of Bucharest and many also include farm to table meals with local residents,” said Stride. 

These are but a few of the many destinations around the world that are perfect for adventure lovers. Find more here