3 independent reviews for Hiking in Greece vacation, Zagori & Meteora

Reviews for Hiking in Greece vacation, Zagori & Meteora

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review 15 May 2022

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

Visiting Metaora; hiking around the towers and visiting monasteries

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

Be fit - itís challenging

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

Benefited local people. Brought financial support to the areea

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

4/5 star

review 16 Oct 2022

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

The walking program is a fantastic key element of this vacation. Each day there is inspiring walk in wonderful country. And I am grateful to have finally seen the monasteries of Meteora. Also, our visit to the little village of Papingo in Zagori was a delight. I loved the place and the people I met there.

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

Check the numbers on the vacation. I expected a small group but there were eighteen in a large bus. This made for a different vacation to what I was expecting.

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

The operator is clearly well connected and well regarded by their suppliers. All of the hotel and hospitality suppliers were a delight. We had great food, comfy hotels and well organised daily programs with friendly and helpful locals.

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

I was disappointed by the group size. I may have misunderstood the Trails Beyond marketing material. Also, on occasions, the guides struggled with basic communication with the group.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for sharing your thoughts with us. I am glad to read you enjoyed the tour, Zagori is indeed a gorgeous and unspoiled region in Greece, which combined with the unique, UNESCO Meteora monasteries, makes for a superb itinerary for an active vacation in Greece! I am sorry to hear that the group size did not meet your expectations. We do operate small groups, of max 18 guests, which is clearly mentioned on our website. 95% of the times we don't get full group size, most of our trips are run with 6-12 guests, but you happened to join one of our very few fully booked tours throughout our 9 years of operation! Which could be a great way to meet and socialize with like-minded travelers :) Regarding the communication efficiency of our guides, we are confident that our well experienced and well trained guides went far and beyond their duties when guiding this trip, as they always do and this is reflected in the wonderful reviews we get from all our guests. In case you have a more specific complaint, we would love to hear it from you (you can always contact us via email or phone), so we can work on it and improve our services! Thank you once more for joining us Take care and enjoy safe and happy travels, Danae

review 17 Oct 2019

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

Seeing the setting sun reflected in the Adriatic about 80km away through a gap in the mountains from the ridge near the Astraka refuge above Papingo

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

Take sleeping bag and warm clothing for a night in the refuge in spring and autumn.

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

Yes, visited small village bars and restaurants., opportunity to buy unique handicrafts

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

Stavros was a fantastic leader of the small group. Kept the programme interesting despite the need for changes to accommodate heavy rain and thunder

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