CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

BOOKING

TRAVEL INSURANCE

OUR TOUR GUIDES

SMALL GROUPS - MINIBUS

WALKING TOURS

BICYCLE TOURS

CULTURAL TRIPS

INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS

TOUR PACKAGES

ABOUT GREECE

SAFETY

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

- Our programs are designed by experts, and their feasibility has been tested many times.

- Changes can be made in our programs due to weather conditions or transport links or other reasons of force majeure. In the unusual case of a program failure we are offering a replacement program.

- The majority of our trips begins and ends in Greece. In this website you can find Information on our prefabricated programs. On request we can organize your customized individual journey.

- The realization of the tour depends on the number of participants respectively to the mentioned in each case minimum and will be confirmed no later than 4 weeks before.

 

BOOKING

Booking is valid after deposing a 10% of the confirmed price. The rest of the payment is arranged 4-3 weeks before the trip. The earlier you book the easier is to organize your journey.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance: its best to make one in your country, though on request we can also arrange it for you.

 

OUR TOUR GUIDES

All our guides are qualified Greek tourist guides with the requisite degree in history and art history.

 

SMALL GROUPS - MINIBUS

- If you are traveling with family or friends

- If you want to make your own customized journey

- If you want a closer contact between each other and with your tour guide

- If you wish to travel with more flexibility

- If you wish reach into the corners, where a large bus cannot go

We provide a minibus with a driver – guide, a qualified licensed tourist guide and also an experienced driver with the required license.

In our minibus, driven by our guide, there is enough space for up to eight guests. Your luggage is carried, if necessary, in the trunk, on the roof or in the trailer depending on the vehicle and the number of participants.

You can charter our minibus with the driver - guide, either for your own planned journey or we can also to organize your entire trip or just a part of it.

We have a whole series of programs for small groups with minibus and driver – guide, though on request, just about any of our tours with small changes to the program, and only a small extra charge can be customized for small-groups.

 

WALKING TOURS

Difficulty level criteria: The length of the hike, the ascents and descents, the nature of the pathways

A: Easy, pathways in good condition, uphill below 300m, duration up to 2h

A+: As A, but with sections require some surefootedness

B: Simple, pathways in good condition, uphill below 500m, duration up to 4h

B+: As B, but with the sections require some surefootedness

C: Moderate, pathways in good condition with the sections require some surefootedness, or uphill of 500-1000m or duration 5-8h

D: Demanding, pathways in good condition with larger sections require surefootedness, or parts one must use hands, or uphill over 1000m, or duration over 8h

- The duration of our hikes is calculate for an average hiking group at medium speed and refers to the pure walking time.

- According to their difficulty level our hiking trips are classified into five categories:

■ □ □ □ □ = Program with short hikes

■ ■ □ □ □ = Medium hiking program, mainly hikes A-B

■ ■ ■ □ □ = Medium hiking program, hikes A-B-C

■ ■ ■ ■ □ = Intensive walking program, mainly hikes B-C

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ = Intensive walking program mainly hikes C-D

 

BICYCLE TOURS

Difficulty level criteria: The distance of the bicycle ride, the ascents and descents, the condition of the roads

A: Simple, below 200m uphill, mostly asphalt, length under 20km

B: Medium, 200-500m uphill, with small gravel sections and/or length 20-50km

C: Demanding, over 500m uphill and/or longer gravel sections and/or length of over 50km

According to their difficulty level our bicycle tours are classified into three categories:

■ □ □ □ □ = Short to medium bicycle program, mainly bike tours A

■ ■ □ □ □ = Medium bicycle program, mainly bike tours B

■ ■ ■ □ □ = Intensive bicycle program, mainly bike tours B

■ ■ ■ ■ □ = Moderate to intense bicycle program, mainly bike tours B-C

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ = Intense cycling program, mainly bike tours C

 

CULTURAL TRIPS

As "hiking opportunity" in the program of our sightseeing trips, are suggested some walks or short hikes, that take place or not, depending on the desire of the organizers or the wills of the group, without influencing essentially the rest of the program: the time prediction may slightly be disturbed. Even when just a part of the group feels like walking, the others will hardly notice any a program gap. Suitable footwear is required, also very useful for most visits.

 

INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS

We organize your holidays in Greece. Plane, ferry boat, bus or train tickets, maps, bicycles, suggestions for trips, hikes and bike tours with route descriptions, a contact person and anything else comes to your mind. Ask for our programs!

 

Find more on our self guided adventures on our new web site!

 

TOUR PACKAGES

We organize beautiful trips for hiking clubs and for bus tour operators. Ask for our appropriate programs!

 

ABOUT GREECE

History, geography, general information on Greece at the following links:

http://www.visitgreece.gr/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece

 

SAFETY

- Theft: Greece is still a safe and hospitable destination. Though, we cannot guarantee our guests, as a few years ago, that things are not stolen in Greece, especially in the big cities of Athens and Thessaloniki. One should pay attention to their valuables, such as not carrying a thick wallet or gold jewelry into Athens subway.

- First aid: Is usually for free, in hospitals (in the cities) and health centers (in the country). Drugs in Greece are rather cheap, in comparison to Western Europe. In case one have to pay for particular treatment (such as x-rays) should keep the receipt and hand it to the insurance back home.

- Demonstrations and strikes: Are allowed by the Constitution are possible. In case, we may need to make some changes (generally small) in the travel program, but there is no way one to jeopardize it!