Hiking and botanical vacation on Karpathos Island, Greece

“A week long walking vacation, traveling in a small group with a botany expert on all things fabulously flora on the island of Karpathos. One of the Dodecanese islands. ”

Highlights

Important Bird Areas on Karpathos Island | Diafani | Olympos village | North Karpathos Marine Park | Forokli beach | Spoa village | Mountain Lastos and Kali Limni

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Environment
Our tours take place in the Regional Marine Park of Northern Karpathos Saria -Astakidonision. According to the Environmental Management Agency of the Karpathos-Saria protected area, Karpathos is home to one of the largest populations of the monk seal and has been declared one of the 'Important Bird Areas of Europe'. Our guides are locals with experience in enviromental protection thus our guests are able to learn detailed information about flora and fauna.

Morever, all together we try to keep clean a very important protected gulf, in the North part of Karpathos, from the plastics which the currents of Mediterranean sea bring there.

Our tours are designed very carefully to show this unique biodiversity and day by day we will walk in a paths with different types of ecosystems in order to enjoy the beautiful landscapes with all our senses.

During our eco-programs we avoid using plastic bags and we prefer to use traditional wool bags in order to combine environmental protection with reinforcement of local economy.

We always prefer local foods to reduce the adverse effects of large-scale agriculture and we follow the seasonality of food availability, as nature intended.
We invite you to contibute on this project and help us to protect our beautiful Island Karpathos!
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The Impacts of this Trip

Our tours are a life-alternig experience because they offer to our guests an authentic taste of our tradition way of life, staying in small with warm atmosphere hotels, visiting local craftsmen, tasting local delicacies and feeling at the full the original Greek hospitality we guarantee that you will live unforgettable moments with us!

On this tour more than 10 young people are involved. We gave a promise that we will stay in Karpathos also in the winter,even if it is so difficutl!

Evgenia is a farmer and she produce fresh cheese,butter and other dairy products.
Marina has a restaurant and she use only organic vegetables from her garden.
Anna & Nikos have a shop with beautiful handmade souvenirs by wood and seashell!
Roula has a vineyard and we always go there to taste the best wine and raki!
Evangelia is a passionate guide and she always gives her best to reveal the real Karpathos to her guests!
Minas is a flora expert guide full of knowledge and wisdom, he knows everything not only about the enviroment but also about the history of the place and it is plaesure to hear old stories and jokes from him!

Our team's ultimate aim is to create the sustainable developement on Karpathos Island.The financial situation of Greece is getting worse, unfortunatelly, but we will survive with your support and that's why we invite you to feel, see, taste, hear and share unique experience and unforgettable moments on the best Island of Greece!

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1 Reviews of Hiking and botanical vacation on Karpathos Island, Greece

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


We loved this vacation! We felt so welcome by Evangelia and the others involved, and before long felt like they were old friends... Everything was relaxed and easy-going, even when we did some longer hikes. We learned so much about the island and the way of life as led by the people of northern Karpathos. Their self-
sufficiency is amazing! The feeling of hospitality and generosity of the people will stay with us forever.

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


Be prepared to be flexible on the itinerary. We were early in the season, and so Evangelia had to move a few things around, but for us it was perfect. Take good hiking boots, long trousers, and a sun hat.

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


We were very happy that our money was spent locally, from eating locally grown and organic food in family owned restaurants, staying in a locally owned apartment, and being with tour guides were passionate about retaining the local way of life!

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


This vacation was great fun and gave us an extraordinary level of insight into life in a remarkably unspoilt corner of Greece.

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