Are you are currently resident in Greece or considering it as a vacation destination for both you and your pooch? If so, you'll be shocked to learn about all the pet-friendly locations and attractions awaiting your visit! In Greece, like much of North America, dogs are regular additions to family units. Therefore, dogs are permitted, by law, in all open, outdoor public spaces, including parks and the sidewalks, so long as you abide by the regulations. These include keeping your pooch on a leash at all times and, of course, always tidying up after them immediately and disposing of the waste properly.
Most beaches and some very well-known attractions in Greece permit dogs. Dogs are also able to visit their own personal oases located throughout the country in the form of dog parks. Without a doubt, Greece is a dog-friendly nation where you'll find plenty of "oppawtunities" for both you and your pooch.
Whether you live in Greece or you're just visiting, sightseeing is always exciting! There are some well-known attractions in Greece that allow dogs to wag along with guests. Though the dog-friendly attractions are somewhat limited, take advantage of the ones you can explore together.
Some places where pups are welcomed with open paws include the intriguing monasteries found in the region of Meteora, built on top of large rock formations. Though dogs can't go inside of the monasteries, they can walk the trek to the top and wait outside while you take turns visiting! Dogs are also not permitted at any of archaeological sites, but they can join you while you walk one of the many trails scattered throughout the famous mountain regions in the country! If you're staying in a city like Athens, take a day to walk the streets and sightsee by foot to get a good look and feel for the culture.
What better way to explore your destination location than to hike the scenic outdoors in Greece? Greece is a hiker's paradise because the country is chock full of trails that carve through the hills and mountains that diversify the landscape.
Finding a trail close to you won't be an issue for this reason. Depending on where you stay, there are a variety of destinations for you and your pooch to explore. If you're traveling, do some research to see what trails, mountains or islands you wish to discover with your pooch before heading out. Choose accommodations close to the trails you wish to explore, making them easily accessible. Hiking is an activity that can take up a whole day, so packing and adequately preparing for your adventure is one step you don't want to skip. Depending on where you hike, the activity may be free, but if you decide to participate in a guided tour, you may need to pay a fee.
A trip to Greece wouldn't be worth it without visiting the Mediterranean Sea found along its coastline. Most dogs love to swim, so take advantage of your sea access by swinging by one of the many beaches throughout the country.
"Furtunately" for travelers and natives to Greece, almost all public beaches are dog-friendly. The only rules that apply are that you keep the beach clean by tidying up after your pup and keep them on a leash at all times. You can enjoy a refreshing swim in the ocean together, so long as you pick a less populated area, away from the main beach. Depending on which beach you visit, there may be a small cost, but it's worth the sights and sounds you're going to experience together!
Finding a dog friendly hotel in Greece may be easier than you think. If you've secured other travel accommodations, this activity is irrelevant for you, but for travelers, check out the different amenities offered within pet-friendly hotels throughout Greece.
Dog parks are just as common in Greece are they are in North America. Select a location with a park nearby so your pooch has unlimited access to exercise.
Whether you live in Greece or are visiting for vacation, there's plenty of "oppawtunities" awaiting you and your pooch. If you are a visitor, start off your vacation by securing a dog-friendly hotel! There's plenty of hotels and even restaurants where dogs are welcome in Greece. After you know where you're staying, take a walk to sightsee the community and learn about your surroundings together.
You can look up any local attractions that are outdoors and permit dogs. Visiting well-known attractions or trails is one way to spend the day. If you're lucky, your hiking route will include paths that give you sights of the mountains, like Olympus! Dog parks are another option if you need an outlet for your pup's energy, and so is a good swim in the sea. Check out one of the many dog-friendly beaches "offuring" different perks and amenities. Without a doubt, Greece is a country worth exploring, but even more so with your best friend and loving pooch at your side!