More info:The price of the tour includes:
entrance fee to the therapeutic Lake Vouliagmeni (9 Euro per adult-family discounts apply)
guided nature hike
rich al fresco lunch buffet including wine -recipes from Ancient Greece
Responsible tourism: Greece wellness & food tour near Athens
We treat all of the flora and fauna that we encounter with respect. The tour is without any motorized vehicles and it is all about slow travel-walking and swimming. When clients are coming to the starting point of the tour we recommend that they get there by public transportation. We do not leave any waste lying around. We pick it up and dispose of it in a proper way. We financially support nature organizations and we work in close cooperation with them. See also the "promise to support my community" section. The tour is really all about promoting the natural heritage of Greece. Local wildlife includes buzzards, Eleonora's Falcon, grouses, foxes, lizzards, turtles, owls, hoopoe and robins. Flora: greek spiny spurge, olive, sage, thyme, caper plant, orchids, anemones, blue bells, irises and many, many more species. There are a high number of endemic species. We reduce our energy and we reduce, reuse reclycle. We also make compost of all the organic waste and use it for the garden. The garden has many native species. A very small amount of common herbs and common wild greens are collected and we make sure not to disturb the natural balance (no threatened/red list species are being collected). All of the ingredients for the lunch are local and Greek as we serve Ancient Greek Food.
We believe in a set of principles based on the laws of nature. Nature supports an almost unending abundance of variety and diversity. A visit to Greece with that same flair for diversity results in: experiences that celebrate ecological diversity experiences that celebrate a diversity of place & culture use of diverse & natural energy flows The meal is prepared of local, fesh products, not from imported products, thus supporting local farmers. The entrance fees to the lake benefits the local community too. Overall, we provide guests with lots of local information about things to do in Greece and where to go in Greece. We emphasize the more authentic way of traveling, with respect for nature and the environment, family-run accommodations and low-carbon ways of traveling. We actively work with nature organizations and support their work, which is much needed these days. Considering the fact that Greece is facing a major economic crisis, state funding is close to zero nowadays and corporate sponsorship is minimal, we believe that eco-tourism, bird tourism and voluntourism can be powerful revenue generating opportunities for those struggling NGO's.