1 independent reviews for Archaeological tour of The Peloponnese

Reviews for Archaeological tour of The Peloponnese


review 20 May 2019

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

In the 3 days of my stay, Bill took me to a wonderful variety of archaeological sites and his knowledge, easy manner and organisation enhanced all of these trips. My most memorable part was the trip to Epidauros and Mycenae, which superlatives cannot describe.

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

Lavender lodge is extremely well-appointed, very comfortable and has superb panoramic views, but don't forget this is Greece and if you want English breakfast tea, as I do, you should bring it with you ! As for the sites, Bill knows them well and will take you round the easiest routes. However, there is still some rugged terrain involved, so bring sturdy footwear.

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

Bill and Tamara have, I discovered, used local builders and materials in the development of their facility. The food I ate was either grown by them or sourced locally and the whole facility is geared, it appears to me, to eco-friendly production and recycling...... for example: my eggshells went in their composter; power is in part solar and all cleaning products are eco- friendly. Clear advice was given as to which local Tavernas and shops to use. their approach certainly met all my requirements and standards for eco-friendly tourism.

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

Highly enjoyable, instructive and gave me real motivation to return at some point for a longer stay.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Derek for your review. We agree that the archaeological sites of Mycenae and Epidauros are totally breathtaking and monumental even in their state of antiquity. Rest assured, we will definitely be providing English breakfast teas to go along with our home grown herbal tea range in the future ! Glad you used our new composter, the garden will greatly appreciate it! We very much look forward to hosting a tour for you again next year.

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