Greece mainland & Islands small group tour
Description of Greece mainland & Islands small group tour
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PlanetOur small-group tour visits the classical sites of Argolis, Olympia & Delphi, all in rural areas of outstanding natural beauty with a rich diversity of ecosystems. Delphi for example is located in the National Park of Parnassus Mountain.
Our tour also gives visitors the opportunity to see two of the smaller non-touristic Greek islands of Tinos and Andros. Both can be firmly classified as 'off the beaten path' and are less developed in terms of infrastructure and commerce. Visitors so inclined will therefore be able to enjoy these aspects. Most obviously this is true of Andros which even withing Greece, has shied away from the outside world in its development until relatively recently.
The hotels and guesthouses we stay at are all naturally located in these rural areas & where possible we choose those of additional quality that is not in the central tourist spots. Another criteria in our choice is in the use of a clean energy policy in all aspects. All use locally produced products in their breakfast.
PeopleOur tour visits 6 regions of Greece & in each, we are directly supporting a range of local professionals from guides to small hotels and local businesses. In Andros and Tinos we have also partnered with hotels & guesthouses that are family run and are themselves an important supporter of their local small villages.
The tour includes restaurants for lunch. Similarly, these are without exception small family-run businesses supporting a large number of local workers in areas where the breadth of jobs is often very limited and without which would otherwise mean a reduction in the rural community. All use locally sourced and seasonally available produce almost exclusively.
Another aspect of the areas visited in our tour are the local crafts available in each area which our visits indirectly support. These range from Olive production to woodcrafts, jewellery and art production from small local workshops. Our presence in these small communities in the locations of Andros for example, where our tour visits some of the local villages helps sustain these small industries & the wider community there.