Multi activity holiday in Greece

“Our only week long activity holiday in the Peloponnese region of Greece. Combining adventure with ancient history, in a very untouristy region, makes this trip, quite simply, epic.”

Highlights

Tripoli | White water rafting Loussios River |Cycling in Arcadia | Astros beach | Hiking Lousios gorge | Secret Filosofou and Prodromou monasteries | Sailing Gulf of Argolis | Windsurfing | Sea kayaking | Karathona beach

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2016: 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct
Our top tip:
Bring a snorkel and mask. And plenty of eco and marine friendly sunscreen.
Trip type:
Small group holiday. Max. 20 people. Min. age 7.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
3* hotel or apartments, 5 nights in Tripoli, 2 nights in Nafplio.
Included:
Accommodation, all breakfasts, transport, some meals, activities.
Meals:
Plenty of taverna treats to be had.
Solos:
Solos welcome. Surcharge for single room.
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type
Small group holidays
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. If you’re heading off on a gap year your, perhaps – but for those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

The leaders are not guides – they’re not there to shepherd you around. Instead, they’ll let you know which local restaurant serves great value food – without running the risk of travellers’ tummy. They’ll allow you to avoid hour-long queues at train stations and attractions.

We like to think of small group travel as the Goldilocks option. It is independent travel without the fuss, worry and bunk beds – and organised travel without the coaches. And it’s cheaper than a tailor made tour. It’s sits somewhere in the middle – and we think it’s just about right.
What are the main benefits?
Big experiences
Have big, life-enriching experiences that would be impossible to organise without lots of time and insider knowledge.

Simplicity
Make the most of your holiday time by letting someone else do the hard work and boring logistics!

Peace of mind
Small group tours take care of the security aspects – and provide a safety net should anything unexpected happen.
Who is it ideal for?
Travellers who are short of time
If you don’t have three months to spend exploring, small groups trips let you cover more ground in less time. Your days are not spent queuing for tickets or finding hotels – so you can squeeze more into your holiday.

Solo travellers who’d like company
Likeminded travel companions plus peace of mind for those travelling alone. Single supplements are usually available – providing privacy if you want it.

Less confident travellers
Stray from the tourist trail without worrying about getting lost, and meet local people without dealing with the language barrier.
Mythbuster
“I won’t get any privacy!”
Couples and friends have private rooms, and you can choose to eat alone or not. Single supplements give solo travellers their own room.

“There won’t be any free time”
Free mornings or afternoons let you explore on your own, or just relax.

“The accommodation will be basic”
Trips are as high or low end as you like. Though off the beaten track destinations won’t have luxury hotels, this is all part of the adventure.

“I won’t like the other travellers!”
Tour operators try to create groups with a similar demographic – age, families, activity levels... Chances are, you’ll even make new friends.

“Will we be following an umbrella?”
No.
Meet a group leader
As well as taking care of all the day-to-day practicalities, your group leader is the one who will turn your trip into an adventure. Leaders are extraordinary characters – the kind of person who has spent 14 Christmas days on the slopes of Mount Everest, runs marathons wearing tiger suits to raise funds for their conservation and thinks nothing of leading an overland trip in Sudan or Afghanistan. Fearless and inspiring, group leaders are as important as the destination itself.

Meet a local guide
No matter how experienced your group leader, they can never make up for the knowledge gained from a lifetime in the destination. That’s why many of our trips work with local guides around the world – who invite you into their homeland with pleasure. As well as doing crazy things like climbing Kilimanjaro 100 times, they also donate their time to local projects supported by travellers – such as rebuilding Sri Lankan villages following the 2004 tsunami.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Multi activity holiday in Greece

Environment

All the activities included in this trip, are environment-friendly. We prefer using the power of the wind and the power of the water rather the power of gas and that’s why we don’t offer activities like jeeps or jet-skis. We are also owners of the small city hotel that you will stay during your holidays here where we recycle paper, glass, plastic and metal. At your arrival here you will be given a Travellers Code of Conduct, where you will get informed about how to apply maximum responsibility during your holidays concerning environmental and socio-cultural factors.

As we are aware of the fact that your trip here will cause carbon emissions, we offer 1% of the price to the environment for offsetting them! This money is going to be used, in cooperation with the local Forestry Office, the Greek Trekking Club of Tripolis and the Tripolis Ecologist Club, for afforestation in our mountains, that have been hit by great fires in the summer of 2007. We hope that our effort will push other companies, individuals or local authorities to contribute to this project too.

Community

Choosing our holidays, you choose responsible holidays. As Mr Panagiotopoulos, founder and president of our company, was born and raised here, one of his biggest concerns is to secure that tourism will not affect negatively our area in ecological and socio-cultural way, and also that the locals will mostly benefit from your travel. Our company which is the organizer and operator of this package is local-based and all our guides, drivers, activity specialists and employees are locals too, ensuring not only the economical benefit of our area but also your cultural benefit.

In this trip, you will visit so many different places and you will always be surrounded by locals, experiencing the Greek way of living. But what is most important for us, is that your presence here gives us a strong negotiation card for pressing the local authorities for the development of our area, such us constructing cycling streets in our city or finance and organize better our archaeological museums and sites.

Reviews of Multi activity holiday in Greece

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


We enjoyed all elements of this holiday; cycling through beautiful villages and towns allowing us to get a very close look at historic sites, trekking through the lush, green stunning gorge, the exhilaration of rafting on the magical Loussios River and the adventurous sailing with Captain Aris. However, the most memorable part of all is the friendliness and warmth of all of the people associated with the tour company and the excellent, skilled and professional rafting instructors. From the moment we arrived at Kalamata airport, we were greeted by a lovely man called Dimitris who looked after us for the entire holiday and even went above and beyond his call of duty to help us with a problem with our (independently arranged) car hire at the end of the holiday.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Our advice would be to get out and about on free days because there is so much to see in this stunning part of the world. We might suggest asking Captain Aris (who is an intriguing and lovely man) for some tips on sailing and what he might expect of his guests during the trip, before he sets off. He gives instructions during the trip but some basics before setting off (as the rafting instructors do) would ensure that everyone is prepared.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We felt that it was benefiting local business and supporting conservation as the travel company is committed to supporting reforestation in the area.


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We really enjoyed this holiday, we met lots of nice local people and were lucky to be in a small group with another family that were great fun to be with.
We can't stress enough how special it felt to have this very personal and flexible
approach to our holiday and be 'befriended' by our guides. It was like going on
holiday to a friend's house who takes you to all the best places in the area. Luckily for us, English is spoken widely in Greece and our guides Dimitris and Michalis (as well as Christos) spoke it perfectly. From everyone in the Hotel in Tripoli to our excellent rafting instructor - Alex, who also spoke impeccable English, we were looked after very well. A great fun holiday overall.

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Overall the holiday was very memorable & exciting, however, rafting was the best as we could take even a seven year old. Nafplio was just an amazing place to be, though Tripoli not a touristic city but we had our maximum excitment there due to the activities arranged between the most scenic place by the package provider.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Even month of June is very hot and you will need tons of sunscreen to avoid heat burns.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Besides the revenue generated by our holiday spendings cant say if our holiday benefited in any more way to for the locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Superfabulous

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


We were a group of 8 adults and most would have agreed the rafting was brilliant, although in fairness all the activities were excellent, well organised and suited to all abilities. Our guide Christos was so helpful and professional. And the picnic by the river was really enjoyable, what's not to like about cold beers, good food and company.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If you and your friends love different activities on a holiday then get packing. This holiday was value for money as everything was catered for and all we did was step on a bus in the morning. The itinerary was also adaptable to our needs. If you go bring snorkelling gear, a rash vest or wet suit type top (for the rafting) and old runners for the water. We booked an extra night in Athens so we could ramble the streets and see more of the city. Our guide Christos helped us to book the hotel which was very central and next to the Acropolis.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes definitely, we were not in a tourist area for the first 5 days of the holiday which gave us a chance to benefit local people by eating/drinking out, shopping etc. No menus in English here, all local food and people very friendly. By holidaying in this area we found out that we were contributing to the replanting of a local forest that was previously burnt down.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent, we all really enjoyed the different activities. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back, just need to start saving!!!

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Every day was special and exciting and We would repeat every day again

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


We would tell them to enjoy and expect ecactly what they came for

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I think we could give a little bit of support to the greek people that face rough times now

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Everybody in the organisation did their best to make everything wonderful

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