Southern Greece walking holidays

“A week of walking between archaeological sites as part of a small group. Multi-centre tour with some moderate hiking on rugged mountain trails.”

Highlights

Acropolis, Athens | Mount Parnassos | Delphi | The Sacred Way | Olympia | Arcadia | Mount Mainalon | Epidaurus | Nafplio |

Description of Southern Greece walking holidays

This wonderful week of walking takes you as part of a small group around the archaeological treasures of Athens as well as the mountainous trails surrounding the ancient sites of Delphi on the Greek mainland.

Continuing your adventures you’ll head southwards onto the Peloponnese peninsula where further historic hiking trails take in the ancient sites of Olympia, Arcadia and Argolis.

This small group holiday is perfect for solo travellers, couples, friends and school groups who love walking just as much as they enjoy discovering the myths and legends associated with ancient Greece.

From the slopes of Mt Parnassos to a circular trail around Aphrodite’s Mountain and an ascent on Mt Mainalon, this is a relaxed cultural walking tour interspersed with lots of rest stops.

As departure dates take place throughout the year this tour is perfect for experiencing southern Greece at its most authentic with lots of locations off the beaten track adding to the thrill of visiting the legendary amphitheatres, mosaics and temples known throughout the world.

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26 May 2019
€781
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16 Jun 2019
€892
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08 Jul 2019
€900
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29 Jul 2019
€900
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15 Sep 2019
€813
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07 Oct 2019
€779
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10 Nov 2019
€893
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Top tip:
Bring a Greek phrasebook and read up on the legendary Greek tales to give each site, and walk, more meaning. Sun protection, picnic equipment and reusable water bottles are also a must.
Trip type:
Small group
Activity level:
Relaxed to moderate
Accomm:
Double or twin room B&B
Included:
Breakfasts (except in Athens), tour leader and private vehicle transfers
Solos:
Single walkers welcome
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Southern Greece walking holidays

Environment

This is a walking & cultural tour of the South of Greece with nature, culture and activity in balanced proportions. Scenic hikes on ancient trails with panoramic view, to mountain peaks and through an imposing gorge, and visits major historical and cultural places; all of them UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, in the middle of typical Mediterranean landscapes in the picturesque countryside of Southern Greece.

No single-use receptacles are used in our picnics; fabric picnic tablecloth instead of a paper or a plastic one, washable dishes and cutlets. Our guests must have their own picnic set! We also avoid the use of plastic water bottles. In most areas the water is drinkable and we can fill our flasks with tap water.

Your tour guides will probably encourage you to help them clean at least the picnic spot collecting any possible garbage and carried them to the nearest operating bucket. We do it anyway…

We do though use a vehicle for the transfers, when we do not cycle. However, as this tour is designed for small groups, it is performed with a new tech minibus, which certainly has limited impact to the environment compared to a bus.

Our company promotes ecotourism and sustainable adventure vacations, whilst providing you a unique travel experience. We guide you to the beautiful nature and civilization of Southern Greece, in a journey out of the ordinary.

Community

We are a Greek family run tour operator and travel designer with a long experience and we work with local people: We select small locally owned and mainly family run accommodations and restaurants, we shop for our picnics from small local stores and we employ locally based cultural guides for the archeological sites. Also for the meals we choose typical dishes cooked with locally produced ingredients, fact that certainly benefits agriculture and livestock of the South.

This tour is certainly beneficial for the local economies as it supports the two main activities: tourism and primary production.

We ask our guests to respect the culture and customs of each destination and do everything possible not to disturb the local activities. As this is a trip for small groups the negative impact to everyday life is practically zero.

Our guides and local partners with their expertise and knowledge, will make you feel like locals for a week and make this vacation an unforgettable experience for you.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


It was all memorable and exciting - the ancient sites, the walks , the wild flowers and the company of Dimitris our guide. We were so privileged to have a guide all to ourselves.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Watch out for unexpected weather - it was unexpectedly cold and wet.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not particularly but it didn't do any damage either except that we were travelling around by car. We ate cheaply and enjoyed local products such as 'wild greens'. We enjoyed meeting local people who were very friendly.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Brilliant - as I have already said - we were amazed to see the ancient sites and greatly enjoyed the walks , which our guide adapted to the weather conditions and our capabilities. The accommodation was comfortable, friendly and appropriate. Our only criticism would be that there was too much travelling - one day in particular was very long and we think we might have stayed nearer to the site we were visiting the next day i.e. Olympus.

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