Multi activity holiday in Greece
Description from the holiday company
Multi activity holiday in Greece: the story of this holiday company
Running activity holidays may seem an unlikely profession for a qualified engineer but it was actually quite a natural progression for me.
I was part of the team constructing our family hotel in Tripoli and once we were up and running I took over as general manager and studied for my Tourism Management qualifications.
As the current crisis took hold in Greece we found less and less local holidaymakers coming to our beautiful region and keen to encourage visitors from overseas and develop tourism in the area I began the tours.
We are lucky to have avoided mass tourism here and we don’t wish to destroy what we have, we wish to share the beauty of our nature and local sites with others. What we have here is pure and we want to maintain that!
Responsible tourism: Multi activity holiday in Greece
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.
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.