Greece self drive holidays, Vikos' Unesco Geopark
Description of Greece self drive holidays, Vikos' Unesco Geopark
This 11 day tailor made tour allows you to explore the ancient sites of mainland Greece in your own rental car as well as being accompanied by expert local guides and archaeologists. Journey back in time as you explore ancient Athens and Delphi as well as hiking in the wonderfully wild environment of Vikos - Aoos UNESCO Global Geopark.
Overnight stops in locally-owned 3-star hotels and family-run rural guesthouses allow you to really get to know each and every area that you'll visit as well as providing a banquet at breakfast to help you start the day in style. Of course, there’s nothing better than food to place you in the company of the gods and eating in a variety of out of the way village tavernas will truly put you on the path to perfection.
Full support, advice and guidance will be placed at your disposal with the freedom of venturing away from the typical tourist sites bound to resonate with independent travellers and families with older children who love to learn.
Self driving provides an exceptional opportunity to get to meet local people and become immersed in cultural heritage in the most authentic way possible. From trekking with local mountain guides to experiencing ancient sites in the company of expert archaeologists, this is your chance to discover Greece from a highly personal and unique angle.
PlanetOur aspiration is to introduce a new rationale about TRAVELLING, one that balances knowledge and recreation. Essential knowledge and recreation which is based on the contact with the unadulterated nature of Crete, as well as its landscape, the natural relief,the geomorphology that has impacted local culture and the character of residents from time immemorial.
This is why, in our travels, we select hikes through unknown natural trails, we explore caves, climb mountain peaks, discover the ancient civilization of this land as well as its contemporary expression by those who keep the exuberant past alive.
The locations we select to visit are often significant habitats for sensitive flora and fauna species. Their very existence indicates a healthy natural environment. The least we can do is respect them and minimize the impact of our visit while we are there and after our departure.
This is why…
We collect all our rubbish or other objects that don’t belong to the location and enjoy the scents and views of herbal and other plants. We only photograph them but do not separate them from the soil that nourishes them. We avoid lighting fires and smoking and we take our rubbish with us.
When we depart all that we leave behind is our footprints and all we take with us is our memories.
PeopleOUR SUPPORT TO THE AREA OF ZAGORI
The accommodation we select for you, our travelers, are owned by locals who follow the rules of sustainability and use local resources for the function of their rooms. Breakfasts offered are always made of local fresh products.
The car companies we use are owned by small local companies of locals.
The mountain guides we cooperate with are locals with rich experience and love to the natural treasures of Zagori.
We cooperate with local producers who cultivate and produce healthy products from the wild nature of Epirus Mountains.
OUR GENERAL PHILOSOPHY
This entire exploratory experience is based on the principle of local residents’ active involvement and the substantial contact of travelers with producers, entrepreneurs and residents of the territories visited, who are indisputably those who preserve our millennia-old culture.
Our vision is to contribute as much as we can to the indigenous growth of this land that excites us with its authenticity and exuberance, this land that we never stop discovering.
The human environment is as sensitive as the natural one. Respecting customs and the lifestyle of people in these traditional and truly hospitable places is a necessary condition for experiencing every trip as fully as possible.
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