Multi activity vacation in Greece

“Our only week long activity vacation in the Peloponnese region of Greece. Combining adventure with ancient history, in a very untouristy region, makes this trip, quite simply, epic.”

Highlights

Tripoli | White water rafting Loussios River | Cycling in Arcadia | Astros beach | Hiking Lousios gorge | Secret Filosofou and Prodromou monasteries | Gulf of Argolis | Windsurfing | Sea kayaking | Karathona beach

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2020: 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct
Our top tip:
Bring a snorkel and mask. And plenty of eco and marine friendly sunscreen.
Trip type:
Small group vacation. Max. 20 people. Min. age 7.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
3* hotel or apartments, 5 nights in Tripoli, 2 nights in Nafplio.
Included:
Accommodation, all breakfasts, transport, some meals, activities.
Meals:
Plenty of taverna treats to be had.
Solos:
Solos welcome. Surcharge for single room.
Vouchers
Accepted
Vacation type
Small group vacations
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. If you’re heading off on a gap year your, perhaps – but for those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

The leaders are not guides – they’re not there to shepherd you around. Instead, they’ll let you know which local restaurant serves great value food – without running the risk of travelers’ tummy. They’ll allow you to avoid hour-long queues at train stations and attractions.

We like to think of small group travel as the Goldilocks option. It is independent travel without the fuss, worry and bunk beds – and organised travel without the coaches. And it’s cheaper than a tailor made tour. It’s sits somewhere in the middle – and we think it’s just about right.
What are the main benefits?
Big experiences
Have big, life-enriching experiences that would be impossible to organise without lots of time and insider knowledge.

Simplicity
Make the most of your vacation time by letting someone else do the hard work and boring logistics!

Peace of mind
Small group tours take care of the security aspects – and provide a safety net should anything unexpected happen.
Who is it ideal for?
Travelers who are short of time
If you don’t have three months to spend exploring, small groups trips let you cover more ground in less time. Your days are not spent queuing for tickets or finding hotels – so you can squeeze more into your vacation.

Solo travelers who’d like company
Likeminded travel companions plus peace of mind for those traveling alone. Single supplements are usually available – providing privacy if you want it.

Less confident travelers
Stray from the tourist trail without worrying about getting lost, and meet local people without dealing with the language barrier.
Mythbuster
“I won’t get any privacy!”
Couples and friends have private rooms, and you can choose to eat alone or not. Single supplements give solo travelers their own room.

“There won’t be any free time”
Free mornings or afternoons let you explore on your own, or just relax.

“The accommodation will be basic”
Trips are as high or low end as you like. Though off the beaten track destinations won’t have luxury hotels, this is all part of the adventure.

“I won’t like the other travelers!”
Tour operators try to create groups with a similar demographic – age, families, activity levels... Chances are, you’ll even make new friends.

“Will we be following an umbrella?”
No.
Meet a group leader
As well as taking care of all the day-to-day practicalities, your group leader is the one who will turn your trip into an adventure. Leaders are extraordinary characters – the kind of person who has spent 14 Christmas days on the slopes of Mount Everest, runs marathons wearing tiger suits to raise funds for their conservation and thinks nothing of leading an overland trip in Sudan or Afghanistan. Fearless and inspiring, group leaders are as important as the destination itself.

Meet a local guide
No matter how experienced your group leader, they can never make up for the knowledge gained from a lifetime in the destination. That’s why many of our trips work with local guides around the world – who invite you into their homeland with pleasure. As well as doing crazy things like climbing Kilimanjaro 100 times, they also donate their time to local projects supported by travelers – such as rebuilding Sri Lankan villages following the 2004 tsunami.

Responsible tourism

Multi activity vacation in Greece

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

All the activities included in this trip, are environment-friendly. We prefer using the power of the wind and the power of the water rather the power of gas and that’s why we don’t offer activities like jeeps or jet-skis. We are also owners of the small city hotel that you will stay during your vacations here where we recycle paper, glass, plastic and metal. At your arrival here you will be given a Travelers Code of Conduct, where you will get informed about how to apply maximum responsibility during your vacations concerning environmental and socio-cultural factors.

Community

Choosing our vacations, you choose responsible vacations. As Mr Panagiotopoulos, founder and president of our company, was born and raised here, one of his biggest concerns is to secure that tourism will not affect negatively our area in ecological and socio-cultural way, and also that the locals will mostly benefit from your travel. Our company which is the organizer and operator of this package is local-based and all our guides, drivers, activity specialists and employees are locals too, ensuring not only the economical benefit of our area but also your cultural benefit.

In this trip, you will visit so many different places and you will always be surrounded by locals, experiencing the Greek way of living. But what is most important for us, is that your presence here gives us a strong negotiation card for pressing the local authorities for the development of our area, such us constructing cycling streets in our city or finance and organize better our archaeological museums and sites.

23 Reviews of Multi activity vacation in Greece

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Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019 by

This was a brilliant vacation. There was a good range of activities with excellent local providers. Our guide, Michalis, was fantastic - we were very well looked after and learned a lot about the history and about modern Greece. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2019 by

Great mix of activity in beautiful nature, and some culture and history. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019 by

The rafting was the most memorable part of the trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019 by

Water rafting, sea kayaking and the time spent in Nafplio were the highlights of the vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019 by

Getting out into countryside and experiencing Greece and taking in its amazing history and culture were the most memorable parts of the trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2019 by

We lived it all! Michailas was a wonderful guide and we learned so much about the history and culture of Greece. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2019 by

Our son loved the biking day, our daughter loved the sea kayaking, and us parents loved the fact that absolutely everything was taken care for you so it felt like a proper break! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019 by

All of the activities provided were great - white water rafting, hiking, biking & sea kayaking Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2019 by

The kayaking was great, the instructors were friendly and fun. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2018 by

We loved every hour and every day of our vacation...my daughter loved rafting and my son loved sea kayaking while I loved the mountain hike. Nafplio was an amazing way to end the vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2017 by

Every day was great! The kids would probably opt for the whitewater rafting. It mixed fun with some beautiful scenery. I loved the peaceful walk between the monasteries nestled in the mountains. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2017 by

The white water rafting and the sea kayaking, just wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2017 by

White water rafting and hiking down the gorge to the monasteries. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2017 by

The highlight was the day we spent water rafting. It was excellent. A good mix of organised physical activities, leisure, culture and beach. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2016 by

The rafting was very exciting, but especially because I found the Lousios Rive Gorge to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2016 by

Fantastic! The best vacation we have had in years. Great people, beautiful place, brilliant activities. Loved it. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2016 by

This was the best family vacation we have ever had. Greece is a beautiful country, full of generous people ! Christos and his team are brilliant ! BOOK NOW !! Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2016 by

We loved it. The guides were knowledgeable. The mixture of physical activity and culture was great. The activities could have been even more strenuous without detriment to our enjoyment but we still felt satisfyingly tired at the end of each day. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2016 by

It was a really good vacation, we all enjoyed it. We loved the variation, the hotels were all very good, and all the staff were exceptional especially our driver and host, Mikel; he was very understanding and thoughtful. We enjoyed his company. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2015 by

It was like going on vacation to a friend's house who takes you to all the best places in the area. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2014 by

Superfabulous...Overall the vacation was very memorable & exciting, however, rafting was the best as we could take even a seven year old. Nafplio was just an amazing place to be Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2014 by

Excellent, we all really enjoyed the different activities. The rafting was brilliant, although in fairness all the activities were excellent, well organised and suited to all abilities....We will definitely be back! Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2013 by

Every day was special and exciting and We would repeat every day again...Everybody in the organisation did their best to make everything wonderful Read full review

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