Rosemary Knight review 17 Jun 2022
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The walking and incredible views
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
The holiday was excellent. Nigel is an excellent guide who has a passion for Greece. However, for me, there was one major issue which would prevent
me from booking a walking holiday with a small company again. I had specifically asked for a group walking tour. When we heard back from Nigel Tutt, I asked how many in group and eventually he told me it was a 'small group'.
I asked again how many exactly and he said he was still confirming numbers. When we arrived we found it was just myself and my husband for the whole week. I was extremely disappointed and would have cancelled holiday if I had known. This however is a personal opinion but shall individual tours need to be honest with clients when they ask a question. I will in future only go on walkong holidays where a minimum number of guests is required before holiday goes ahead.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Difficult to say. We ate locally and enjoyed the local food and drink.
Accommodation was excellent!
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
It was an excellent holiday but let down badly by no other walkers.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your broadly complimentary review. I am sorry you were disappointed by the size of the walking group. However on our Responsible Travel website page it clearly states group sizes of between 2-15. We always try to get well above the minimum number. For your tour. I was getting interest but no firm bookings right up until just before the start date. Probably worries about upcoming hotter weather. I should point out that this spring, we have had very solid demand with groups of between 3-15 with a lot of groups of 6s and 7s up until the end of May. We expect similar size groups in September and October.
These holidays are aimed at walking on the Greek island of Kythnos, enjoying its countryside, beaches, historical sites, meeting its people, eating traditional local food, and sharing experiences with other walkers.