Karpathos and Rhodos walking & cultural holiday, Greece
Description of Karpathos and Rhodos walking & cultural holiday, Greece
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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PlanetWhen choosing this tour, you are choosing a responsible holiday as we as a company we are committed on what is called Responsible Travel. We fully respect local people and the environment and we treat our guests as travelers and not as tourists.
The nature of this trip is environmentally friendly, as it is a walking tour and transfers are very limited and we try mainly to use public transport. Furthermore, we avoid large hotel complexes and instead we book small scale hotels. We travel in small groups and we avoid overcrowded and over “advertised” places in the islands which suffer from “overtourism”, especially in Rhodes.
Part of this holiday takes place in a declared protected area under the name “Ecodevelopment Region of North Karpathos – Saria” and belongs to the “Natura 2000” network as it hosts a considerable number of rare and indigenous species. This is an practically an eco-guided tour, as our guides share their knowledge and experience with our guests in order for them to really understand the importance of the ecosystems they are travelling into.
We do not use one-use objects on our picnics; ew choose fabric picnic tablecloth instead of a paper or a plastic one, washable dishes and cutlets. Our guests should have their own picnic set. We encourage our guests to help us clean at least the spot we choose every time for our stop. We collect any possible garbage and carried them to the nearest operating bucket.
Our company promotes ecotourism and sustainable adventure holidays, whilst providing you a unique travel experience.
PeopleWe strongly believe that local people are one of the important reasons we visit each place, and each destination is primarily their home. We do whatever is possible not to disturb their lives, their customs and activities and we ask our guests to show the same respect. Furthermore, we intend for our trips to be beneficial for the local community, culture and economy. We strive to educate our travelers about the destination and its local cultures as well as providing guidelines on appropriate behavior to minimize impact.
During this trip, our guests will taste a variety of traditional delicacies, cooked using locally produced ingredients. They will visit local artisans, such as ceramic workshops, a very typical art for the islands. We always encourage our guests to select for their souvenirs small artisans’ stores instead of the common mass touristic shops.
We do not use large hotel complexes which are “all inclusive” and have “bracelets”. Instead, we stay in small locally-owned hotels, we have dinner in traditional mainly family-run taverns and we shop for our picnics from small stores, locally produced products. This way we support the local community.
Our guides and local partners with their expertise and knowledge on the area will make this trip and unforgettable experience for you.