Cultural holiday in the Peloponnese
Description of Cultural holiday in the Peloponnese
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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The tour includes ..... days of human-powered transport. Visitors will explore the Neda Gorge in the region of Messinia through easy hikes, the beach of Kalamata by a sea kayak and the Lousios and the Alfeios Rivers by a rafting experience.
Vegetarian and Vegan Options:
During the whole tour our guests have the choice to taste vegetarian and vegan food options from the rich Greek cuisine that is full of such healthy dishes.
Local and Seasonal Food:
All suggested restaurants during the tour are specialized in seasonal and locally sourced food, cooking their recipes from raw materials from the local production of livestock breeders and farmers.
We also mostly work with local accommodations, whose owners have plans and policies on reducing or switching to certified palm oil, soy, and forestry products.
ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE
We ensure that almost all accommodations on this tour adhere to strict environmental policies, including water conservation through rainwater harvesting and waste management.
Invasive Species Education:
We email our guests, while arriving in Athens, educational material on the threats posed by invasive species in Greece and how they can help mitigate these threats during their visit. Some species, such as the Harehead, are toxic and consumption can even lead to death, while others, such as the Lionfish, are poisonous and contact with humans can be very painful or even fatal.
Our philosophy is to help local communities. We work in this direction,by choosing accommodation which are run by local owners who are inhabitants of all areas we visit. Especially in this tour, because of its character, all small hotels and restaurants we suggest are run by local inhabitants. Some of them have renovated their own ancestral homes and have turned them into small hotels. We don't use international chains, because all visitors who would choose such a tour, loving the physical environment, want to stay in small villages, close to nature and meet simple people who work their land and produce their agricultural products.
Local Economic Opportunities:
We prioritize local economic growth by employing guides native to each region we visit. Our guides in all nature experiences we offer, rafting, hiking and sea kayaking included, are experts in the area's unique geology and biodiversity.
Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the famous municipal market of Kalamata, where we suggest visitors to taste and buy local cheese products, cured meats, olives, honey, olive oil and wine and a visit to the rich handmade crafts shopping center of Nafplio, where our guests are suggested to buy handmade crafts from the shop of Maria Gonidou, who designs unique collections of scarves and ties made with traditional techniques.
EMPLOYMENT, INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY
Almost all our partners are locals and are paid at least the minimum wage in Greece.
We maintain a diverse workforce and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
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