3 independent reviews for Pelion walking holiday in Greece

Reviews for Pelion walking holiday in Greece

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review 24 May 2017

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

Meteora in the mist, ancient plane trees in Village Squares, magnificent temperate rain forests, warm and generous hospitality from our hosts,the walk to and swim at Fakistra beach (dancing snakes included), quirky Damouchari and of course the delicious and abundant food.

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

A reasonable level of fitness and good walking boots help. Oh, and a large appetite a must!

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

Yes. Most of the walks were on ancient paths currently being maintained by local conservation groups. Accommodation was in family run Hotels and we ate at local family run Tavernas.

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

Overall, a wonderful experience. We were sad to leave the breathtaking and mystical area of Meteora. The Pelion delighted with it's ancient walking tracks and it's ever changing verdant Springtime scenery. Our guide Alex proved to be a friendly, knowledgeable, patient and understanding guide. We shared lot's of laughs and really appreciated being picked up and dropped off at Athens. Generally a paradise for walkers and food lovers alike.

review 16 May 2016

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

Every walk was in itself memorable.

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?

It benefited local people for sure and supported conservation, as the guide is for sure taking care of the condition of the paths within his possibilities.

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

Among the group organized holiday, this is the best I have ever had.

review 17 May 2016

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

Our guide Thanasis Pantes who runs walking holidays in this part of Greece (Pelion peninsula) was simply outstanding. He was a mine of information about all things Greek: culture, politics, food, history, mythology etc. He grew up in the area and knows all the footpaths, local restaurants, best items on the menu to choose and so on. The views of the monasteries in Meteora, the walks along the cliffs overlooking tiny unspoiled beaches were particularly memorable.

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

Be prepared to experience a variety of accommodation--it isn't all 5 star! But even the simplest had something to offer like a wonderful location, and our favourite the Triantafillies guest house in Portaria had the best breakfast!

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

Definitely. For example, Thanasis used locally-owned restaurants which might have been overlooked by tourists.

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

Memorable! I particularly enjoyed trying all the wonderful Greek food.

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