“A week long activity holiday in Porto Heli, with free access to all things watersports, and great value too. Good mix of independent and group activities.”
Porto Heli, Peloponnese Peninsula | RYA Sailing | Wind surfing | Paddle boarding | Beach front hotel | Sea kayaking | Mountain biking
Description of Greece multi activity holiday in Porto Heli, hotel based
A great value Greece multi activity holiday in the coastal town of Porto Heli on the stunningly beautiful Peloponnese Peninsula . Also known as the Argolis region, it is the Bay of Argolis where most of our water activities take place. Based in the Nautica Bay Beach Club, well known for its sailing facilities, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses and general tuition, it is also an area boasting idyllic beaches, plenty of Peloponnese ancient history and stunning natural heritage all around, perfect for hiking and mountain biking. During the week, you can choose between one free RYA sailing or windsurfing lesson, and then the use of dinghies and windsurfers to practise all week. If you want to do your RYA tests, levels 1-3, you can do so for an extra £69.
With all the equipment on site that you need, including stand up paddle boards, wind surfers, kayaks, mountain bikes and dinghies, as well as crystalline waters for swimming in, this can be either an action packed holiday or one where you dip in and out of different activities at your own pace. Being centrally located, you will also have plenty of time to enjoy the town, which offers plenty of traditional tavernas around the pretty harbour. At the hotel we also have a beach bar and swimming pool.
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Responsible tourism: Greece multi activity holiday in Porto Heli, hotel based
From the outset our company has been concerned about impact upon our environment, and have gradually attempted to reduce our carbon footprint, increase recycling and make use of sustainable products.
From introducing, over 7 years ago, energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) and CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) bulbs and sustainable fuels to more energy efficient building practices in our latest refurbishment projects, we have sought to reduce our energy consumption and that of our partners as well as consumption of other natural resources.
We emphasise to our guests the environmental costs, with particularly focussing upon water wastage and chemical pollution. This is particularly relevant to many of our guests as they already understand the damage to our oceans which pollution can cause. We do provide second towels upon request, and use bio-degradable detergents. To keep operating wastage to a minimum, particularly with regard to food and other consumables. We are involved in local re-cycling schemes where practical, and do make use of products from recycled materials.
Over the years our back office systems have focussed upon reducing our reliance upon paper: paper-less booking system and ticket-less flight documentation. Further reduction of company use of paper, chemical and carbon based products has been made by extending the life of our brochures to at least two years.
Since the start of our company we have sought to use local produce, from reputable and sustainable suppliers. This helps reduce the carbon footprint by lessening the environmental cost of transport and also benefits the local economy, and thus the surrounding community.
Our popular excursions include to local farms, mountain villages, museums, artisans and markets. Our guided bike rides can take in stops at tavernas, cafès and restaurants in surrounding Greek villages. We find that our guests benefit from this close-up exposure to local culture, with a greater understanding of local life which they may not encounter if they stayed on the beach or at the Beach Club. Our guided walks are a particular popular and successful way of understanding how the local population interact with their environment, as well as exposing guests to many of the hidden secrets of the locale's flora and fauna – both above and below sea!
We work closely with local activity operators, ferries, bars, restaurants and wholesalers and other suppliers as well as the wider community, and have supported a number of local events and charities (i.e. Sail 4 Cancer). As activity operators employ local staff, as well as reacting to local environmental needs there is a synergistic relationship rather than a distant one. Special promotions with local cultural sites, bars and restaurants encourages guests to interact with, and thus better understand, the local community - as well as providing extra income for the local economy!