Whether looking for love, or just good wholesome fun, here’s how to meet kindred spirits when traveling solo in Greece.
The birthplace of Aphrodite herself (not to mention that trouble-making Eros), and with gorgeous sunsets and countless miles of sandy beaches to walk arm-in-arm with a new love or old spouse, Greece seems made for trips for two.
But what if you don’t have anyone to link arms with non-platonically (like the record numbers of single adults in this day and age) and are one more bad Tinder date away from giving up the search entirely? Well, we can’t promise that you’ll find love in Greece – and in fact we don’t really think you should actively try (experience tells us that, like a cat on a porch, love only comes knocking when you’re thoroughly distracted by other things).
But we do think that you should check out this list below of amazing activities that just so happen to be frequented by many other people. And, you know, many of those people will be single. I mean not that anyone cares about that – we’re just saying.
So either by yourself, or with a group of friends, try out whatever suits your fancy, have a great time, and, who knows? You may just find a like-minded person to link arms at sunset with before the holiday is done. And even if you don’t, you’ll still have had a great time.
So, depending on your passion, below are top things to do when single in Greece:
1. FOR YOGA LOVERS
Groups of people at yoga retreats usually consist of more single people and groups of friends than couples. The reason? We’re guessing the self-empowerment that comes with yoga has something to do with it. Yoga has a way of making you feel strong, healthy, balanced, and beautiful. In other words, exactly the way you need to feel when you meet someone you want to impress.
2. FOR NATURE LOVERS
Whether you are experienced in ski mountaineering, an avid hiker, or curious to try kayaking or rafting for the first time, there is a Greek destination with your name on it, and group excursions to join.
Beware, if you don’t want to meet the love of your life while sweaty and muddy, this may not be right for you. If, however, you love nature and you’re not afraid to show it, a fellow hiker/climber/skier/biker might just see the real you behind your flushed face.
3. FOR FOODIES
The way to a foodie’s heart is through their stomach, so how could you possibly meet the love of your life anywhere else but over a delicious meal? And the timing has never been better as food tourism in Greece is bigger than ever.
Note that this involves a lot more than visiting tavernas – you can go mushroom hunting, visit farms, take cooking classes, visit food-centered museums, and watch the grape harvest at some of Greece’s finest wineries. Doing so in a group is bound to spark interesting conversations, and maybe even an urge to cook together.
4. FOR VOLUNTEERS
What could be a nicer way to bond with someone than doing good together? On a volunteer holiday, you won’t just meet people you have things in common with, but people who you know have good hearts. you can try FlySister App to get in touch with locals nearby.