5 independent reviews for Walking vacation in Greece

Reviews for Walking vacation in Greece

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review 28 Oct 2019

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

(Vacation was in Greece not Madeira). Most memorable was walk from Mt Ohi through the gorge. Most exciting was the walk up to the Acropolis of Styra. Early morning ferry to Athens was breath taking. Views from the hotel at sunrise and sunset were really memorable

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

Remember warm clothing for the start of Mountain hikes even when the daytime temp is 26 degrees. Go to Evia now before the hideous wind farms change the scenery and mountain way of life forever. There are plans for many thousands in the next hew years.

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

Only the hotel staff and taxi drivers. The local tavernas were in reality nothing more than seaside waterfront restaurants. This was disappointing as there appeared to be much more truly local choice in the side streets. The impact of the building of wind farms was ghastly. Ancient tracks being replaced by roads to take heavy traffic.

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

Very enjoyable - chilled, glorious weather - hotel comfortable though sometimes very noisy at night due to traffic noise.The day in Athens was exhausting and the impact of mass tourism there was very sobering .

Read the operator's response here:

We would like to thank Gill for her review; whilst we are pleased to read that she enjoyed the vacation overall, we were sorry to read that she left concerned with the impact of mass tourism and building of wind farms, as well as being disappointed with the local tavernas. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the impact that mass tourism practices can have on local communities and the environment and highlight that we endeavor to design and operate our small-group trips in a way to avoid the practices which can be damaging to destinations. We work with local operators and incorporate visits to lesser known and travelled parts of countries we visit. Whilst the tavernas are locally owned we appreciate that Gill would have preferred to visit smaller eateries in side streets and so we have passed this feedback on to our local manager to discuss with our local tour leaders.

review 27 Nov 2017

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

Some of the history lessons and views of the island

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

Book it you'll love it

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

Yes

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


review 16 Nov 2017

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

Meeting the other people in the group

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

Leave you worries at home and pack your bag

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

Yes

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

Excellent

review 30 Jun 2015

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

The walk in which we ascended Mount Kliosi and the Acropolis of Styra - visiting the 'ancient gate' the cave of ST.Nicholas and the ruins of Castri Armeno - fantastic views of the coast!

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

Not a good destination unless planning to do walks from the area or spend much of the time on the beach and in the bars (not a lot of interesting things to do in Karystos)

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

Yes

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

Ok - one or two nice walks but they were a little short- leaving more free time than you needed afterwards and there is little of interest in Karystos itself

review 7 Dec 2012

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

Visiting the Temple of the Dragons on the top of Mount Oci, Evia.

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

Make sure you have stout walking boots.

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

Yes.

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

Excellent. Will book again.

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