Peloponnese self drive vacation in Greece

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Responsible tourism: Peloponnese self drive vacation in Greece

Environment

When choosing this tour, you choose responsible vacations; as we as a company we are committed on what is called Responsible Travel. We act friendly towards local people and the environment and we treat our guests as travelers and not as tourists.

We avoid large hotel complexes and instead we book small scale hotels, some of them having adopted environmentally friendly practices.
The vehicles we propose are new and well maintained which means reduced pollutants emissions.

The communication between us and our guests is made primarily via e-mail and sometimes by telephone. You will not receive from us any printed material. We will provide you everything you need (roadbook, vouchers, travel documents etc.) via e-mail.

In the documentation we provide our guests, we include information on the local ecosystems, the indigenous flora and fauna and the rural activities of local people.

We offer 5 euros of the price per person of this trip for the environment, in selected actions, every time, which benefit the local ecosystem, such as reforestation, wild life preservation, natural reserves etc.

Community

For us local people are structural elements of each place, and each destination is primarily their home. We do whatever is possible not to disturb their lives, their customs and activities but we also intend for our trips to be beneficial for the local culture and economy.

We hire cars from a small local company and we book small scale, mainly family-run hotels.

During this tour our guests will have the opportunity of testing local cuisine in small traditional family-run restaurants and also visiting producers and/or manufacturers if they wish. We will suggest small businesses for each location, so that you have the opportunity to taste local products even buy your gifts for friends and family.

We encourage our guests to engage local guides, on the spot, if they wish to get full proficient guided tours in the archeological sites.
During this tour you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important historical sites of the western civilization, many of them listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage Sites. With your visit, you also contribute to their maintenance, by paying the entrance fees.

1 Reviews of Peloponnese self drive vacation in Greece

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Reviewed on 04 May 2018 by

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


Walking to the southern most point of mainland Greece and the wonderful spring flowers everywhere.

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


Be clear where you want to go and ensure the itinerary suits you by dealing directly with the agents in Greece

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


In so much as the Peloponnese depends on tourism, yes: in all other ways no, all those hire cars, tour buses add to degrading the environment.

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


We loved the place but too many visitors to most classical sites and museums.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Penny, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.
It was real pleasure creating your journey to Southern Greece.

We just like to add a few things about the responsible character of this tour:
Peloponnese depends not only on tourism but on agriculture and livestock, so visiting the area benefits locals in several ways. Tourism professionals (direct impact) and producers via the consumption of local products offered in most restaurants and hotels. We use small-scale hotels, traditional guest-houses and typical pansions. All the accommodations are family-owned. Some of them are "green" hotels since they have adoptadopted environmentally friendly practices. For the self-drive itineraries, as this vacation is, we provide our guests with hire cars, always of new technology with limited gas emissions and from reliable local companies. During this tour, the travelers have the occasion to visit 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visiting the archeological sites and museums, be it cultural highlights or less advertised but of major importance places, helps to the restoration and preservation of the monuments but also to the maintenance of local people's jobs in the sites; by paying the entrance fees.

We hope to have the honor to design your next adventure to our beautiful country. Thank you!

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