7 independent reviews for Cyclades walking holidays in Greece

Reviews for Cyclades walking holidays in Greece

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review 17 Apr 2019

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

The walking was lovely even in some inclement weather. Thanos the guide had an extensive knowledge of all we saw- history, culture, nature and more. His enthusiasm and energy made the trip. The other walkers were a wonderful bunch and we really did have a ball. The food and drink were outstanding and Thanos insisted we try everything! The hotel is so friendly and the breakfasts are amazing and more than make up for the slightly worn bathrooms. The area is very beautiful and fascinating to explore. The whole thing was the best bit! I would go again.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I found the walking was only leisurely but others on the group found it more challenging. But there is some free time on a couple of days so you can go off and do some more if you wish. Expect to put on weight!

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

Benefited locals yes. Thanos was for ever picking up litter and he told us that money was given to a great local charity every year.

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

Excellent. I loved it.

review 14 May 2018

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

Everything!! We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects and thought everything well thought out and organised. Loved the ferry journeys. So nice it was all taken care of.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

For this trip would say to others give some thought about walking about in Santorini especially if dodgy knees and hips are in evidence!

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

Yes definitely. Thought the whole idea brilliant.

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

10 out if 10. Wished we could experience it all again. Onwards and upwards maybe try out some more walking hols!

review 17 Apr 2018

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

The walks in the countryside surrounded by spring flowers and wild herbs. The three islands were very different, but each were magical in their own way.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go in the spring. The islands are fairly quiet and later in the year Santorini in particular can have up to 6 cruise ships each day visiting the island. Also try and visit Akrotiri if you are interested in archaeological sites.

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

Yes. It was very good to use local family run restaurants.

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

It was a very good group with a very enthusiastic leader and it gave me a taste of what the Greek islands can offer.

review 29 Oct 2018

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

Thanos, the extremely knowledgeable guide. And the unexpected interesting-ness of Naxos! Less tourists yet much more to see.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be aware alternative days largely spent traveling between islands so only one full day on each. However traveling on the ferries was part of the experience.

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

Not beyond giving them custom.

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

Enjoyable.

review 21 May 2018

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

Entering the caldera on the ferry and seeing the spectacular views

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

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

Yes. The tour operator used small family run hotels

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

Thannos was an excellent guide. The vacation did exactly what it said. Well planned.

review 20 Oct 2015

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

Sea kayaking. Wanted to do it but was apprehensive. Our guide gave us all good instructions and confidence and we had a fantastic time paddling over a sunken city and seeing turtles. The coastline is stunning and colours are amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take some reef shoes for kayaking and you will need walking trainers or boots. A pole is very useful too.

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

Certainly. We had lunch prepared by local people and ate produce from their garden and cheese and yoghurt from their goats. The husband and wife who took us for the evening boat ride also prepared food themselves on board. I really liked the fact that we could fill our water bottles at the large water cooler in the hotel. Please encourage others hotels to do the same. Our guide was environmentally aware and had a love of nature and animals.

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

Very enjoyable. A good programme and a pleasant group of people. Excellent guide. All food v good. Hotel could be better. Definitely a vacation to recommend.

review 3 Nov 2014

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

That walks amazing a must do

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

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

I think so as ate in different local places and met many nice locals

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

Excellent

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