Crete self drive holidays
Description of Crete self drive holidays
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements.
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.
PlanetThis itinerary focuses on exploring by foot and car on the island of Crete. We aim to do all the activities on foot making it more friendly to the environment. We also gives maps so that you can follow a route which impacts less on the scenery and natural areas. You’ll put on your hiking boots and head to the Imbros Gorge. It’s less known than its bigger sister, Samaria, so it is quieter and allows you to go at your own pace. You'll also stop at a local tavern to stock up on local goods - giving back to the locals. Wherever possible, we use hand-picked eco-friendly accommodation that have their own environmentally-friendly policies and encourage their guests to behave in an environmentally-friendly manner to limit energy usage.
Visiting local places we encourage our travellers to report anything which doesn’t seem right during their trip so that we can act upon it.
Before departing on this trip, our customers will always receive an informative document called 'Be a responsible traveller', which provides useful advice on how they are able to travel in an environmentally-friendly way such as using reusable water bottles and limiting the amount of energy that they use.
We are very passionate about recycling, beginning in our Brighton office where we use a local company to ensure we all know where our waste is going, we encourage a no wastage policy, by asking staff to take leftover food home. We also have a largely ‘paperless’ office, refraining from publishing brochures and other marketing collateral, and instead of producing electronic documentation to ensure we use as little paper as possible.
PeopleOn this trip you will stop at the gorge and meet friendly locals along the way. In Chania there are plenty of local shops where you can buy souvenirs or book trips with locals.
Wherever possible, we work with independently owned accommodation so that more of our travellers’ money stays in the local communities they are visiting. In Chroa we work with a small boutique hotel which has been family run for over 30 years, the local restaurants also cater to Vegetarians and Vegans. This is important to us throughout your trip to have less impact on the environment and also impact the community less. Our small hotels also offer small trips which you can book locally so that tourism is being boosted by your visit.
In our documentation that we send out prior to their departure, we inform all of our travellers on the appropriate customs and etiquette when travelling in Greece