Crete self-guided walking vacation, Greece

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Crete self-guided walking vacation, Greece

Environment

Our aspiration is to introduce a new rationale about traveling, one that balances knowledge and recreation. Essential knowledge and recreation which is based on the contact with the unadulterated nature of Crete, as well as its landscape, the natural relief,the geomorphology that has impacted local culture and the character of residents from time immemorial.
This is why, in our travels, we select hikes through unknown natural trails, we explore caves, climb mountain peaks, discover the ancient civilization of this land as well as its contemporary expression by those who keep the exuberant past alive.
The locations we select to visit are often significant habitats for sensitive flora and fauna species. Their very existence indicates a healthy natural environment. The least we can do is respect them and minimize the impact of our visit while we are there and after our departure.

If drinkable usually in villages we use water coming from water springs or from the village taps. If it is not drinkable then we use large bottles of water which we then recycle. When possible we use glass bottles and glasses.
For the walks/ hiking, we suggest everyone to keep their own metallic water bottles and if they do not have, then we can supply them.

We collaborate with small local and often family run hotels or apartments. One or more nights are spent in the Kallergi Refuge where organic waste management is processed.

Our mountain guides, our partners - experts are locals and very experienced guiding our guests with safety and sharing interesting information.

Discussions on the protection of local plants and wild animals varieties (wild goat, orchids etc.), on issues affecting local communities are being held.

We are active members of the Speleological Association of Crete participating in expeditions for the exploration and recording of caves and promoting the study of the caves of Crete.
They are also active in the area of empowerment of local communities as well as mobilized against the excessive building of wind farms and the desertification of Crete.

Community

OUR SUPPORT TO THE AREA OF SAMARIA
The accommodation we select for you, our travelers, are owned by locals who follow the rules of sustainability and use local resources for the function of their rooms. Breakfasts offered are always made of local fresh products.

OUR GENERAL PHILOSOPHY

This entire exploratory experience is based on the principle of local residents’ active involvement and the substantial contact of travelers with producers, entrepreneurs and residents of the territories visited, who are indisputably those who preserve our millennia-old culture.
Our vision is to contribute as much as we can to the indigenous growth of this land that excites us with its authenticity and exuberance, this land that we never stop discovering.
The human environment is as sensitive as the natural one. Respecting customs and the lifestyle of people in these traditional and truly hospitable places is a necessary condition for experiencing every trip as fully as possible.

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