Hiking in Greece holiday, Zagori & Meteora
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Description of Hiking in Greece holiday, Zagori & Meteora
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1 Reviews of Hiking in Greece holiday, Zagori & Meteora
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019 by Bob Handley
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Seeing the setting sun reflected in the Adriatic about 80km away through a gap in the mountains from the ridge near the Astraka refuge above Papingo
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Take sleeping bag and warm clothing for a night in the refuge in spring and autumn.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, visited small village bars and restaurants., opportunity to buy unique handicrafts
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Stavros was a fantastic leader of the small group. Kept the programme interesting despite the need for changes to accommodate heavy rain and thunder
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetDuring this hiking trip, we strive for leaving no footprint behind us...that means that we collect all our trash and take it with us to the nearest village/trash, recycling as much as possible.
Besides that, while hiking, it is common for our team to carry a bag and collect any trash found on our path.
Upon arrival in the Zagori area on day 1, we visit Vikos-Aoos National Park's information center and inform our travelers about the history of the park and the significance of preserving the natural environment and the flora and fauna around us.
We try to use as little plastic as possible, we encourage our travelers to fill up their water camel bags with fresh water from the natural springs, instead of offering plastic water bottles every day.
When hiking, we intend to respect nature in the best possible way without disturbing the wildlife around us. On the opposite, we try to inform our guests about the different species of animals and plants located in the park so that we can better protect them.
PeopleDuring this trips, all the hotels that we stay at in mainland Greece are family run, thus the income goes directly to the local communities.
We also choose or recommend locally owned, family run restaurants and souvenir shops from where travelers can purchase goods / eat.
We also support local craft makers and artisans, and promoting cultural attractions. In Monodendri village, for example, we visit the Rizarios School of Handicrafts where local women learn how to make handmade textiles and we encourage travelers to buy handmade products made by them.
Besides accommodation and restaurants, we hire local people and give them fair wages with longterm cooperation, so that the locals can have direct benefits from our activity.
Moreover, one of the reasons we visit the Zagori villages, besides their absolute pristine beauty, is in order to spread more equally the economic and social benefits of tourism to least developed destinations (in terms of tourism) in Greece and decongest the overdeveloped tourism destinations.
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