Greece walking holiday with beaches
Description of Greece walking holiday with beaches
This week long, tailor made Greece walking holiday has a very local feel to it, exploring the stunning island, of Karpathos, the second largest island Dodecanese. We are a small company and happy to tailor this holiday to suit your interests and needs, as well as provide the services of our fabulously informed local guide. We are very committed to ecotourism on our precious island, and hope to share as many aspects of it as possible during your week here. As well as our neighbouring Saria Island, which we visit for a day of walking and snorkelling around its crystal clear waters.
Karpathos is located between Rhodes and Crete in the Aegean Sea and the northern part of the island, along with Saria, is a Natura 2000 protected reserve which is totally unspoilt as a result, with wonderful trekking paths to help us explore. The protected area of Karpathos also includes over fifty square kilometres of sea, this maritime zone being Greece’s most recent marine park. Which is why we fit in plenty of snorkelling and swimming here which, as you can imagine, is pretty spectacular.
In terms of flora and fauna, there are many wonderful aspects to explore here too, from the endangered monk seal to many gorgeous flowers such as wild Allium or Paeonia. Our guide is a also font of knowledge in local plant life. We are very committed to eating local produce, enjoying small tavernas off the tourist trail, and also show you how to prepare local produce during your stay. All in all, we hope to share the sights, sounds, sands and seas of our beloved Karpathos, because we feel it is a very special place.
PlanetAlthough the majority of summer tours focus only on beaches, We try to highlight the nature of Karpathos Island through a unique combination of trekking and unspoiled beaches.
As a locals, we know the best paths which leads to them and we invite you to live the experience!
During our eco-programs we avoid using plastic bags and we prefer to use traditional wool bags in order to combine environmental protection with reinforcement of local economy.
We always prefer local foods to reduce the adverse effects of large-scale agriculture and we follow the seasonality of food availability, as nature intended.
According to the Environmental Management Agency of the Karpathos-Saria protected area, Karpathos is home to one of the largest populations of the monk seal and has been declared one of the 'Important Bird Areas of Europe'. Our guides are 100% locals with experience in enviromental protection thus our guests are able to learn detailed information about flora and fauna.
PeopleDuring the Summer which is the highest season of massive tourism, we stay Eco and Responsible!
We enjoy the unique and clean Aegean Sea in off the beaten path beaches around the Island of Karpathos and we will support all those who offer original local products in a high quality.
The providers of accomodation are local families with small but beautiful hotels and we will have our meals in traditional tavernas in a warm atmosphere full of thw Greek hospitality!
Nikos is our Captain with high experience but also is a great fisherman, so during out boat excursions we will enjoy the trip and some octopus as well!
Evgenia is a farmer and she produce fresh cheese,butter and other dairy products.
Marina has a restaurant and she use only organic vegetables from her garden.
Anna & Nikos have a shop with beautiful handmade souvenirs by wood and seashell!
Roula has a vineyard and we always go there to taste the best wine and raki!
Evangelia is a passionate guide and she always gives her best to reveal the real Karpathos to her guests!
Minas is another expert guide full of knowledge and wisdom, he knows everything not only about the enviroment but also about the history of the place and it is plaesure to hear old stories and jokes from him!
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