Southern Greece walking holidays
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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3 Reviews of Southern Greece walking holidays
Reviewed on 27 Aug 2021 by Penelope HarleyStunning. It could not be better in any way. It was a perfect combination of visiting glorious sites and challenging adventures on the Menalon Trail. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2019 by Angela DaweWe loved the combination of visiting ancient Greek sites with trekking and swimming in the sea. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 May 2019 by Ruth TetlowWe were amazed to see the ancient sites and greatly enjoyed the walks , which our guide adapted to the weather conditions and our capabilities. Read full review
PlanetThis 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.
PeopleWe 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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