Peloponnese family activity holiday in Greece

“A week long, small group activity holiday on the Peloponnese Peninsula, with myths, mountains and myriad marine magic. ”

Highlights

Tripoli | White water rafting Lousios River | Mountain biking in Arcadia | Sea kayaking in Kalamata | Hiking Lousios gorge | Filosofou monastery | Nafplio | Karathona beach: windsurfing, canoeing, sea bikes, tubes | Option for scuba diving on Peloponnese

Description of Peloponnese family activity holiday in Greece

This week long family activity holiday in Greece is a small group tour on the Peloponnese Peninsula, a firm favourite for family adventures. With a wonderful combination of both ancient history and landscapes that invite wonderful experiences in nature, we have designed a trip that has delighted families over the years.

Your accommodation is in luxury apartments with plenty of room and facilities to cater for all family needs. We will spend most nights in Tripoli, but with a couple of nights in Nafplio too, so that we can really take time to enjoy the beach life there.

Activities on this trip include many different watersports from wind suring to sea biking, as well as gorge walking, cycling, white water rafting in the Lousios River, sea kayaking around Kalamata as well as exploring some ancient archaeological sites. Although you have a free day to see these too, with the likes of Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nemea and Sparta all within an easy distance, as the Peloponnese is the heart of the ancient world.

The main towns that we spend time in, Nafplio, Kalamata and Tripoli, are also part of this ancient history. Tripoli was the ancient capital during Ottoman times, and still retains a lot of traditional character having avoided the negative impacts of mass tourism. Similarly, Nafplio with its renowned Palamidi Fortress has preserved its natural and cultural heritage, and Kalamata, most famous for its olive oil, is quite simply one of the most stunning coastal locations on the Peloponnese.

Please note: Although this is an itinerary for a small group tour, we can create a tailor made one for you if you have a family group of minimum five people, and work around your budget, interests and duration of stay. Just get in touch!

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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2017: 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct
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Small group family holiday

This is a 'small group family adventure' - typically you will join several other families and travel in a group of approx. 16 people. The trips are great value and a great way for you and your children to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of time to yourselves. Please check with the operator to confirm the minimum age for this trip

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Peloponnese family activity holiday in Greece

Environment

All the activities included in this trip are environmentally friendly. We prefer using the power of the wind and the power of the water rather the power of gas and that’s why we don’t offer activities like jeeps or jet-skis.

We are also owners of the small city hotel that you will stay during your holidays here where we recycle paper, glass, plastic and metal. At your arrival here you will be given a Travellers Code of Conduct, where you will get informed about how to apply maximum responsibility during your holidays concerning environmental and socio cultural factors.

As we are aware of the fact that your trip here will cause carbon emissions, we offer 1% of the price to the environment for offsetting them! This money is going to be used, in cooperation with the local Forestry Office, the Greek Trekking Club of Tripolis and the Tripolis Ecologist Club, for afforestation in our mountains, that have been hit by great fires in the summer of 2007. We hope that our effort will push other companies, individuals or local authorities to contribute to this project too.

Community

Choosing our holidays, you choose responsible holidays. As Mr Panagiotopoulos, founder and president of our company, was born and raised here, one of his biggest concerns is to secure that tourism will not affect negatively our area in ecological and socio cultural ways, and that the locals will benefit most from your travel. Our company - which is the organizer and operator of this package - is local-based and all our guides, drivers, activity specialists and employees are locals too, ensuring not only the economical benefit of our area but also your cultural benefit. On this trip, you will visit so many different places and you will always be surrounded by locals, experiencing the Greek way of living.

But what is most important for us, is that your presence here gives us a strong negotiation card for forcing the local authorities for the development of our area, such us constructing cycling streets in our city or finance and organize better our archaeological museums and sites.

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Reviewed on 31 Jul 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Kayaking and river rafting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


This was a great holiday. Very nice accommodation in two very nice towns- Triploi and Napfoli. Great guides for the overall trip especially Mike and also the river rafting and kayaking.

Reviewed on 09 Aug 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The hike - the 2 monastaries were amazing. Excellent way to give teh family a taste of some activities especially the sailing/rafting. We loved the cycle too.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Set family expectations - there was quite a lot of driving to activities, some of the activities are aimed at real beginners and so if you are already an expert it won't be a challenge.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - we could have done more though e.g. opportunity to buy local products such as honey and olive oil in small jars to take home as gifts.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was lovely and authentic, not mobbed with foreign tourists, we felt we got to meet local people in their setting. Fabulous part of Greece with so much to see and do. Tripoli is not a tourist destination, which was nice in some ways but we stayed there a little long, the hotel could do with a pool, could be nice to also have a couple of nights elsewhere.

Reviewed on 05 May 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Swimming and snorkeling in a secluded cove with crystal clear water during our sailing trip. The sailing was fantastic too! That day was pure magic.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


This is a wonderful trip. Just enjoy every moment you can!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we met lots of local people along the way, and we ate local food and shopped at local shops. Also 1% of the total purchase price goes towards a reforestation project aiming to regrow the trees lost in the 2007 bushfires.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Absolutely wonderful. Every day was different, but wonderful. We really enjoyed the scenery, the food, the people and the activities.

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Amazing holiday. Perfect for active people. I was there with my two sons of 11 and 18 y-o. We enjoyed all the different activities and visits. We really like the rafting, not only ti was great sensations but the gorges and nature surrounding
where so beautiful. Live in Greece appears very simple and no stress. We had a nice balance between the sport activities and the cultural activities. The various archeological sites were beautiful. Greece has a really rich past history which is
nice to discover. Lodging was very nice in a recently built hotel-apartment, with lots of space which is unexpected in Europe. All the personal were very conscientious, smiling and helpful.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for fun and nice sport activities. The agency gave us a list of clothes and item that are useful for this trip which was very helpful. Lunches during activities were simple and delicious, made by "maman".

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Really. No big company. Simple and friendly with all the different activities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic holiday. Will certainly go there again. We spend the following week in Creta and enjoyed beaches and diving. Will have to there again to see other Greek wonders, including vineyard and olives trees.

Reviewed on 29 May 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


It's hard to pick one part, since there were so many different highlights. The kids loved the white-water rafting, and wanted to do it again at the end. On the sailing day, the skipper and his daughter were very friendly, lunch in a secluded bay was excellent, and everyone had the opportunity to learn some basics and assist. The horse-riding day with the barbecue was very special and relaxing, while the trekking and cycling days incorporated visits to archaeological sites. On the way to the airport to go home, a guided tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis museum was included - not a moment was wasted.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Familiarise yourself with the Greek alphabet, learn some basic phrases, and particularly try to learn some restaurant menu items. You generally won't find English or Russian menus on this holiday!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely. We stayed in an excellent local hotel (The Palatino in Tripolis), in the evenings we ate in local restaurants where the menu was only in Greek, and the activities were all run by locals. A small percentage of the cost of the holiday is used for tree-planting, and travellers can also donate towards this activity if they wish.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. The whole holiday was very well organized, the staff were very attentive and friendly, the level of the activities was perfectly balanced for the family, and we were happily occupied from beginning to end. The holiday was over much too quickly!

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