Greece highlights holiday
Description of Greece highlights holiday
Capture the imagination of the whole family with an idyllic holiday in Greece that takes you from the ancient treasures of Athens and Delphi to the paradise islands of Lefkada and Corfu.
Introduce your kids to the cradle of democracy with visits to the iconic Acropolis and Parthenon during a walking tour of Athens to get your bearings, before heading off by public bus on the short journey to Delphi, where you can learn the entrancing stories of Greek mythology that have captivated scholars for generations.
A long day of travel to the Ionian island of Lefkada can be broken up with refreshing swims along the coast, and the effort is very much worth it with delicious Greek seafood to look forward to, and simply breathtaking scenery. Admire the waterfalls of Lefkada after a morning spent in a mouthwatering cookery lesson during which you’ll discover the secrets behind one of the world’s healthiest and tastiest cuisines.
Next you’ll take the ferry over to the famous island of Corfu for the last few days of your family holiday in Greece. Stay in a hotel in the picturesque old town, and enjoy an island tour that takes you to a donkey rescue centre the kids will love, a traditional tavern for lunch, and an ancient hilltop monastery surrounded by groves of olive and citrus with outstanding coastal views.
Naturally this holiday provides plenty of time to simply relax on the beach, and dive into the country’s magnificent food. You won’t want to come home, and no-one would blame you.
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PlanetWe have always been about balancing profit and purpose, and in 2018 this commitment was made official when we became a certified B Corp. This means we’re more dedicated and accountable than ever, to being better – in the ways that matter. This trip is run by our local Greek operator who shares our commitment to responsible travel, from waste and water management to ensuring our travellers are leaving the lightest footprint possible. Our Greek team are trained on our global responsible travel policies and practices.
We provide training to trip leaders on water consumption best practices and how to encourage their travellers to follow these principles too. While tap water may not be safe to drink everywhere in Greece, Intrepid still encourages travellers to bring their own reusable water bottles. Our leaders will suggest and facilitate the purchase of larger containers of water for the group so that travellers can refill their reusable water bottles from this source. This reduces the number of single-use plastic water bottles disposed of by our travellers. We continue to work with local suppliers on water management initiatives. For example, encouraging hotel owners to provide water refill stations, and in-room signage requesting short showers, repeated towel use and turning taps off.
PeopleThe best folk to show you the heart of a destination are the ones that live there, which is why we work exclusively with local leaders. Our leaders are not only travel experts, they’re teachers, travel gurus and enthusiastic purveyors of grassroots experiences. They’ll just as easily steer you through the laneways of a city as help you strike up a conversation with the locals – and all with a smile. On this trip around the mainland of Greece, travellers will also be joined by local guides in several places. In each location these guides will bring to life the destination, its history and what makes it special. That might be the ancient history of the Acropolis, hiking to the monastery of Meteora, or sharing coffee with monks of Prodromos.
Our trips maximize the opportunity for travellers to engage meaningfully with local culture and communities. Many experiences on our trips also support traditional cultural practices – whether artisanal, culinary or otherwise. In turn, this helps to sustain and preserve these traditional practices so that future generations may continue to learn, enjoy and benefit from them. This trip includes a visit to a family beekeeping and honey business in Itea. Travellers will learn about honey production, visit the hives, and enjoy plenty of honey sampling with our experienced hosts.