Escape the buzz of downtown Athens and head to its peaceful hills for a leisurely paced walking tour, finishing with a Greek picnic and glass of white wine! Your expert local guide will introduce you to the gentle hills around Athens’ Acropolis, chatting about the area’s ancient history as you go. Discover the charms of Plaka (Athens’ Old Town), Anafiotika with its pretty Greek island-style houses and three of the city’s famous hills: Philopappou and Mars Hill.
Cycle from city to coast on this 4-hour Athens bike tour! Led by an expert local guide, your leisurely paced tour takes in all the sights of Athens on your way to the Aegean Sea. Ride through the vibrant neighborhoods of Thission and Petralona; head inside the Averof Ship Museum to learn about the country’s naval heritage; and then stop for drinks at chic Faliro Marina, where all the well-heeled Athenians hang out. Relax in a beach-side taverna in Palaio Faliro and then bask on the beach – just remember to bring your bathing suit!
Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina you will sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia, on this must-do day trip from Athens.
Caves have always been part of Greek Mythology and History, from the birth of Zeus, the Father of Gods, to the most recent European History. Caving trips combine holidays with the exploration of some of the most beautiful caves decorated with natural sculptures. Until now the speleologists have recorded more than 3500 caves in Crete. Many caves on Crete are of archaeological, paleontological and historical interest. Man used the caves as places of worship and as dwellings from the Paleolithic Era on. The Minoans were worshiping their gods in small palatial or house shrines, in sacred caves and in shrines built on mountain peaks. We visit these unique natural formations with a lot of respect, by the accompaniment of our special guides, who will guide you through the mystery and the legends. Places that we recommend for the activity: Skotino cave.
Using special climbing gear (harness, ropes, figure of eight) we descend from high or low height rocks without any special effort or any special physical shape. Everybody can participate on this exhilarating activity, which gives a lot of fun and the necessary techniques for the people that like to return from their climbs on the mountains or the vertical rocks or for the people that like to explore the most spectacular - technical - canyons of Crete by using Canyoning techniques. Places that we recommend for the activity: Agiofarago gorge,Voulismeno Aloni.
Let us guide you around the healthier “cuisine” in the world and teach you the traditional method of producing virgin oil from olives of local olive trees as well as making bread, producing wine, cooking traditional dishes, milking and haircut of the sheep and explain you reasons that can make you change your daily food habits. In the mountainous villages of Crete, people ignore intentionally modern’s life rhythms… as they grow up they learn how to mill the wheat in order to make bread and how to cultivate their harvest. The residents also take advantage of the wild, comestible plants, herbs and vegetables like the artichokes, oregano, fennel, camomile, etc. The base of the Mediterranean diet comes from the rural regions of Crete and with the olive oil as a base, it accomplished to become popular! However, Cretan diet is not simply an accidental diet, is a way of life. In small groups we will meet experienced and devotional people of culture, nature and Cretan cuisine. The maintenance of such deliveries is important for the protection of alimentary sources but also for the environment itself. In order for us to take part on the solution of this danger, we can choose to learn from the professionals and to help them cook in order to feel that we are continuers of Cretan delivery.
Gorge Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.
· Explore Europe’s longest and most famous gorge
· 11 mile (18km) hike from Omalos to Aghia Roumeli
· Spot goats, wildflowers and birds
· Sail to the village of Chora
The "Cretan Thematic Park" is an innovative thematic park reviving the Minoan civilization. It offers guests the opportunity to get an insight assisted of Minoan civilization by modern technology and two dance theatre performances, while they enjoy Minoan flavors offered by Cretan products. At the entrance of the hall, young women dressed in the Minoan costume, welcome guests and show them to their seats in the hall, lighting in which is provided by the Minoan oil lamps creating a dreamy Minoan atmosphere. The hall is scented by incenses of Cretan herbs. A group of women and men represent the “Minoan Feast of Wine Harvest”. The performance is accompanied by the sounds of guitar, flutes, sistrum and drums. It is displayed the 3D film “Knossos – A journey in time” which presents the constructional history of the palace Knossos from 7000B.C. till 1100B.C. Waiters dressed in the Minoan costumes serve one of the many combined Minoan dishes. At the same time the guests watch a film which includes images of the life of the Minoans. After the meal, fruit, deserts and raki are offered to guests and the performance is highlighted by a dance drama inspired by the most known myth of “The Minotaur and Theseus”.
Halkidiki can boast an amazing 550km of coastline, featuring a thousand different beaches, some offering an endless expanse of golden sand, others rocky. Some beaches are crowded-socializing spots, while others are no more than deserted coves among the rocks. All of them though are blessed with crystal clear waters reflecting the deep green of the pine-tree forests. The Blue Flags that Halkidiki is being awarded every year are rightly deserved.
Halkidiki actually holds the longest shoreline in Greece which makes it a place that is very favorable for yacht sailing. One of the factors that makes Halkidiki the ideal place to enjoy sailing is its pleasing weather. The weather in Halkidiki is generally Mediterranean, meaning limited rainfalls, a mild winter season and a perfect summer climate. Yacht sailing in Halkidiki is an amazing experience during the summertime due to the warm daytime sunshine and the cool night breeze. Halkidiki also has beautiful beaches, that have been awarded with the European Union Blue Flag.
Here, taste is a celebration! Placed in the center of an enchanting landscape surrounded by nature, where the air is rich with the scent of wild herbs and the bees produce sweet honey of the highest quality, you can expect to experience unforgettable gastronomic adventures. And you would be right to do so! Halkidiki offers the delights of the Mediterranean cuisine, the extra virgin olive oil, the cheese, the herbs, the honey, the wine from the local vineyards and the traditional tsipouro, as well as fresh fish and locally produced meat, in marvelous dishes that will excite you! Enjoy the delicious local tastes at the restaurants and the tavernas or at one of the prestigious food festivals, offering gourmet experiences prepared by famous chefs.
- Take part at a wine tasting ceremony at Halkidiki’s famous vineyards
- Participate at a honey tasting event in Nikiti
- Don’t miss the festivals and feasts during summer dedicated to local products
The land of Halkidiki is famous for its fruitful soil as well as the variety of its natural scenery. The west coast is rich in picturesque plains, while the center and the east region count three beautiful mountains, Holomontas, Itamos and Athos. Furthermore, Halkidiki’s three peninsulas dive into the Aegean sea offering a coastline of about500km –the longest one in Greece. When exploring the amazing natural environment do not miss out on the ancient Petralona Cave as well as the wetlands region protected by the Natura network
- Have a tour around the 12 declared protected areas of Natural Beauty and Biodiversity, by the Natura European Network
- Explore the three beautiful mountains, Holomontas, Itamos and Athos
- Choose among the 20 walking and 17 biking routes.
This is a unique, very special tour, introducing you to some very special private sights in Corfu island, so you can get an insight into the ways of old Corfu, as well as experience some unique products, customs and traditions. The tour starts with a visit to the “Theotoki Winery”, the private estate of Count Theotokis, a Corfiot family of aristocratic descent. At his large estate in the Ropa Valley, the count is producing one of the most famous restricted quantity private labeled white wines, served at the most exclusive restaurants all over the world, known as the “Theotoky”, as well as, extra virgin olive oil from his own olive trove.
During your visit there, you will be shown around the estate, its animals and gardens, as well as, the winery and press, and you will have the chance to taste the famous wine. Following your visit at the estate and a short transfer through the Corfiot countryside on the Pantokrator mountain area, you will arrive at the traditional old village of Choroepiskopi. This is one of the most traditional original Corfiot villages, built high on the hillside, with beautiful views to the northwestern coast of the island and the horse-shoe bay of Saint George Pagon. You will visit a traditional Corfiot village house, with original furnishings and fittings from the 19th century, where you will experience a unique insight into the old traditional ways and traditions as well as taste some original local products, nowadays “delicatessen”, and if you like, have the chance to learn how to make them! Upon arrival at the private village house, you will be shown around the house and its garden; your guide will explain you about the traditional furnishings and local customs. You will taste some original Corfiot pancakes (“tiganites”), a delicacy rarely found in stores outside, and some Corfiot koum quat liquor, made locally.
You will be shown by a local village lady how to make the elaborate hand knitted lace and observe some unique lace artwork pieces that nowadays are sold at a fortune as only a few know how and invest the time and the effort to still make them! You will then be introduced to the secrets of traditional Corfiot cuisine, by the lady of the house, an excellent cook, who still respects and follows the original recipes and methods of cooking; she will show you how bread is made and baked at the traditional olive wood fire oven in the garden of the house, as well as give you a hands-on cooking lesson on favorite traditional Corfiot recipes, like the “pastitsiada” and “portokalopita”. At the end of the lesson, you will have the chance to taste them!
This easy-going cycle tour offers you the chance to explore the local countryside and village life, in a more sportive fashion. Leaving from the port on coach, you are transferred to the MTB station in Dassia, where you select your bikes and receive the necessary instructions. In the company of your local guide, your mountainbike expedition begins with a short and easy uphill climb to the village of Kato (Lower) Korakiana.
There we have a short rest at a traditional “kafeneio” coffee shop, before continuing up the narrow village asphalt road to the village of Ano (Upper) Korakiana, one of Kerkyra's most colourful and traditional villages resting on the foothills of Mount Pantokrator,, with excellent views over 'the Land of the Gods', the inner plains of the island stretching below. Via a narrow paved alley, you then make your way to the picturesque village of Saint Marcos(Ayios Markos), an old Venetian settlement with stone-built houses – most of which have been carefully restored to their original condition by their caring owners – and a Byzantine chapel. At the local 'Panorama' Taverna you enjoy a light but heartening “meze” (Greek peasants' lunch) and some “moonjuice” (local village wine)...
Corfu is an island blessed with a beautiful verdant countryside that can be best explored on horse-back for those who love horses and the sport. In the lush green estate of Merlin, a peninsula in the region of Dassia, some 11kms from Corfu port, famous for its orange, lemon and kumquat tree plantations, there are numerous hidden tracks, trails and paths to explore, around the estate and along the coastline, leading to stunning beaches. In this shady tranquil environment of the Merlin estate, the Corfu Riding Centre has its base, keeping its horses and ponies. As part of your horse riding tour in Corfu, you will be transported by bus to the riding centre, where on arrival you will be able to enjoy a soft drink for refreshment and be shown around the estate and its plantations of fruit before setting off riding. The group of clients, depending on numbers, will be split into groups of 8 riders each. The first group will be fitted with riding hats, given some basic instruction on how to control their mounts, to stop, start and to steer, before mounting their horses and setting off for their ride. Each group of riders is accompanied by professional instructors/assistants for safety reasons. In the meantime and while the first group enjoys their ride, the other members of the party will have the opportunity to explore the estate on foot, swim and sunbathe at the local sandy beach, before setting off themselves for their horse ride. The horse ride takes us through the estate on nature tracks and trails, pass a shallow fresh water stream, down to a sandy beach, where clients can rest on their horses for a short while, take photographs, and enjoy the stunning views across the sea of Albania, the East Coast of Corfu, Corfu Town, as well as, Vidos and Mouse Islands. The riders will then follow another track around the estate, back to the starting point, having spent approximately one hour riding. Once back at the centre, they will have the chance to enjoy another drink, rest or explore the area with a local escort, or, to go down to one of the beaches of the estate for a refreshing swim or some sunbathing, while the other group/s have their turn to ride on the horses.
A special excursion that brings you close to the beauties of the island and the local history. You will enjoy the beautiful beaches and historical monasteries and having this excursion you will keep the island into your heart. First stop to the St Dennis’s church and then we continue to the northern part of the island to Anafonitria monastery, Porto Vromi and caves by boats (subject of good weather) stop for lunch and then return. Last stop to Bohali estonising view of Zakynthos Town.
A cruise starting from Laganas bay with a small ship. We go round the Laganas bay looking to the Caretta- Caretta turtles and then to the crystal waters of Marathonisi stop for swimming. We enter into the Keri caves (stop for swimming) and then stop again to Mizithres (two rocks into the sea) and in between them last stop for swimming).
A cruise with a daily ship passing from the most beautiful beaches of the island. We leave from Zakynthos port going north. Arriving to Navagio beach you can swim into the special blue colored sea and listen for the myth of the shipwreck. We leave shipwreck admiring the deep blue colored sea and the amazing cliffs situated to the west side of the island, we stop to Porto Vromi to swim and return to Zante port.
Experience the “wild” rural side of Mykonos on this 150 Km off-road epic excursion on Mykonian back roads. See the hidden corners of the island of Mykonos many of them inaccessible unless by jeep.
All over the world, Mykonos is known as a beautiful Greek island with white washed houses, great sandy beaches and cosmopolitan flair. On this tour you can learn all about the local people, their culture and way of life.
Discover the legends and beauty of Delos on a half-day tour, led by a private local guide. After a boat ride from Mykonos, explore the island’s sacred ruins and relics while hearing tales of Greek mythology. Spiritually significant, Delos is said to be the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis, of whom many of its sights are linked. Walk around the UNESCO-listed island's archeological site (own expense) and see the Sanctuary of Apollo, Sacred Way, Terrace of the Lions and more!
A unique nature reserve is to be found inland on Rhodes, “Butterfly Valley” (in Greek “Petaloúdes”). Apart from its aesthetic value, it is also the site of the only natural forest of Liquidambar orientalis (Oriental Sweetgum trees) in Europe, and a resting point for the Jersey tiger (Panaxia Quadripunctaria), a nocturnal moth. An excellent place for families with children who wish to enjoy the beauties of nature and examine the life cycle of butterflies as part of their summer holiday.
Join the village party for an evening full of entertainment in local style, with Greek music, traditional village dances and tasty Greek food! The village party is held in one of the island’s three most typical villages: Psinthos, Pastida, or Afandou. A typical Greek dinner is served at a local restaurant (open air in some villages), including house wine served from the barrel.
Talented dancers will perform Greek dances with music from a local live band, you will be encouraged to learn the basic steps of the popular Greek dances and perhaps give it a shot. The village party is your opportunity to live an authentic village experience and discover the true meaning of the popular Greek word “Kefi” (a sense of happiness and in high spirits).
An experience not be missed, enjoy a memorable donkey ride overlooking the spectacular caldera cliff tops from the outskirts of Imerovigli to the Traditional Village of Ia. There you will have 2hrs to explore the sophisticated and charming village, situated at the north point of Santorini, which goes beyond all expectations. Oia hosts the most magnificent views over the volcanic islets and caldera, as well as demonstrating wealth from its commercial trading days by its marble flooring, art galleries and jewelry shops. Its colorful cycladic architecture as well 52 blue domes are truly memorable. For your return relax and sit back in one of our comfortable vehicles back to your hotel.
We first set sail with our private traditional sailing boat for the lava islet of Nea Kameni. We disembark and walk an ascending soil path to approach the crater of the still active Volcano. An incredible sight, even if you are not viewing a volcano for your first time! We return to our boat and set sail for the second lava islet called Palea Kameni, where we find its Hot Springs and have a chance to swim in the green sulphur waters ( please don’t wear white swimsuits as they will turn to yellow permanent, and get given the change to heal any ailments in its therapeutic waters!
Cruise along the Caldera on board of a traditional sailing boat for a memorable romantic evening… Enjoy the breathtaking view of the colorful volcanic cliff tops and the picturesque villages hanging from the cliffs…Enjoy aboard a delicious Greek dinner with local wine and we will end up this cruise sailing and watching the great sunset from the boat. The peaceful atmosphere will make this evening unforgettable! >
Those who love riding will mostly enjoy galloping on horseback in passable forest roads. In Skiathos Riding Center, which has operated for 21 years on the island, an equestrian paradise in a ten acre estate is created, behind the beach of Koukounaries. There you will settle your riding, while the little kids will enjoy walks in the farm with Rosa the donkey. As for the routes, they vary depending on the experience of the rider.
Enjoy the ideal months for hiking April, May and September, Ocober in green Skiathos, in a natural environment full of flowers and herbs that will befuddle you with their scents. Skiathos is modeled in a way that makes even the most rigorous hiker to fall into the trap and admit that it is the ideal island for hiking. With 25 routes, which in total exceed 200 km and yellow signs everywhere so you can’t ever lost your way, Skiathos offers a variety of choices for all tastes (adventure, wine tasting or medical herbs hikes). Regarding the degree of difficulty, the trails range from easy to moderate, enabling you (depending on your endurance) to choose the appropriate route. The hiking trails of Skiathos will give you the opportunity to visit the most important historical sites on the island. In addition, the municipality of Skiathos rewards hikers, offering a commemorative gift and a praise to those who carried out 12 walks, while if you carry out all 24 hiking trails you will receive one additional bronze “walkers medal Alexandros Papadiamantis” as a memento of your effort. Hikers, Skiathos is waiting for you!
Rent a yacht and leave for the tour of Skiathos and the neighboring islands whenever and however you wish. If you come with your own boat, at Skiathos you can do maintenance and repairs. Alternatively, you can go for a day sailing trip for swimming at inaccessible beaches and surrounding islands. Lunch and refreshments are included in the package.
is the perfect way to explore Skopelos island. We offer something for everyone from taster sessions, day trips, sunset tours, holidays and expeditions, our sun set trips are proving very popular, what better way to end the day than watching the sun sink behind Skiathos from the peace and tranquility of a sea kayak.
Join on a cruise on board the Odyssey boat and visit some of the MAMMA MIA! movie locations. See some of the most beautiful areas of Skopelos immortalized in the film shot on the island in Sept 2007. Universal Pictures and Play Tone Productions scoured the Mediterranean area before settling on the island of Skopelos, with its lovely coastline.
The tour visits Amarandos and
Agnontas, Milia and Kastani beaches and The Chapel of Ag.Ioannis.
Ride through the island’s beautiful unspoilt countryside and along winding coastal paths. You can even include a picnic, bar-be-que, or a swim.
The sea world has so many new experiences to offer! The largest natural marine park of the Mediterranean Sea is found in Alonissos. Its impressive wildlife and amazing landscape give the feeling of intact natural surroundings. It’s no coincidence that Alonissos is the natural habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) and other rare wildlife species forming the precious ecosystem of Northern Sporades.
Incomparable natural beauty meets ocean myths and legends. Marine archaeology has verified the existence of old shipwrecks of historical interest dating back to the 4th and 5th centuries or the Byzantine period. Since 2011, there are 14 spots in the marine park where diving is allowed. marine archaeological site of Northern Sporades & Alonissos".
Come join us on one of our boat trips…..and have a day out to remember!!!
MARINE PARK, Kyra Panagia Island and Monastery
Our destination is Kyra Panagia the largest of the surrounding islands. We leave by boat and sail past the beaches and coastline of Alonissos and then head for our first stop at monastery bay on Kyra Panagia. Here we take the short walk up for our tour of the old monastery. You may then either re-join the boat for the short trip to our lunch stop in the bay of Agios Petros or join Chris on the spectacular walk from the monastery over the island to re-join the boat. Whichever way you choose to make the trip we will then have time for a swim in the crystal clear seas before our lunch is served on board. After lunch there will be time to relax before we head for the “Blue Cave” on Alonissos on our return journey.
Alonissos Health and Fitness holidays are the perfect opportunity to combine healthy eating, exercise and pampering, a balance that will boost vitality and provide an opportunity to re-discover your feel good factor. Our daily program begins with pre-breakfast warm up exercises incorporating circuits and a gentle jog, a perfect start to the day taking advantage of the cooler early morning temperatures.
After a healthy breakfast we set off on an invigorating island walk, stopping to enjoy a swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean, followed by lunch on the beach. On our return to base there will be an optional herbal talk and an opportunity to individually make a tea infusion, a herbal medicinal remedy and a herbal beauty product. These you may take away with you and use at your leisure.
During the rest of the afternoon there will be opportunities to take part in Aquafit, relax and swim in the pool or enjoy an Indian head massage or a pampering foot massage. As an alternative to the Indian head massage we offer an upgrade to a pre-arranged massage from our extras menu. Swedish, Thai, Hot Stones and Reflexology are available. We will invite you to taste a variety of herbal teas, fruit and vegetable juices and healthy snacks throughout the day to ensure you receive an extra boost of anti-oxidants. Yoga will also be available in the late afternoon, a relaxing end to a very special day.
The cruise consists of a full day along the East or West coast, making stops in exotic bays accessible only to small ships and also on different beaches of the island. As soon as we leave the port, we shall serve a light snack with juice/ coffee. Sailing across the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, you will enjoy the fabulous view and the marvellous atmosphere. For those who want to dive into the crystal clear water of the Aegean Sea, we will have a stop in a very nice place suitable for this. The next stop will be for those who love fishing having the opportunity to pursue their hobby.
This tour is suitable for everybody! So get your friends and family to join you for the most enjoyable day of your holiday! Jeep Safari on Thassos Island is a great adventure to explore the island in an off-road vehicle! It is an 8-9 hour tour with 4 wheel- drive up to the top peak of Thassos, Ipsarion at 1206 m high. You have the possibility to explore and discover the beauty of the mountain side of Thassos Island which is absolutely impressive. You will also visit some traditional mountain villages located at high altitude and many other natural attractions such as Maries Lake and the waterfall. It is a unique experience taking you across the island of Thassos through shimmering and lush green forests.
Have you ever dreamed of floating weightless amongst an array of colourful fishes and a shipwreck? Grab your chance at this introductory diving course in the crystal clear waters of Thassos! We pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the diving center. Certified PADI instructors will start a theoretical part of education and basic principles of scuba diving. They will also provide you all the necessary equipment and they will teach you how to use it. The second part of your training will take place into the sea in order to you to get familiar with the equipment and put into practice what you learned in theory! Before your diving, we discuss how we will move underwater. Your underwater experience is about to begin. Our target is to discover and explore a shipwreck or a Greek ancient pottery and if we are lucky, we will meet in our diving tour large impressive fishes.
Spirit lovers, tables are set and bottles opened at the central market.
Join with your friends or colleagues what has been the absolute Greek eating and drinking ritual for centuries, right at the heart of the city’s marketplace. Walk around the oldest market places of Thessaloniki: the Bezesteni textile market, the Kapani open food market and the historic Stoa Modiano. End up at a Greek taverna – ouzeri where we experience the ouzo tradition. Strong tastes and flavors on the table, bottles and glasses for ouzo and tsipouro, the spirit that accompanies them, are the components that unite everyone around the table. A real life experience
At this trip you will have the chance to meet emperors and bishops, soldiers and civilians, merchants and housewives: elements that compose the mosaic of multinational Thessaloniki. We will take you to historic monuments and spots of the city where Greeks and Romans, Muslims, Jews and Armenians have lived 2,000 years. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Wine, distillates, sweets and hands-on dishes. Enjoy!
Visit some of the most important vineyards of Northern Greece where every part of the grapevine gives its own product. From the branches to the leaves and the grapes, we will taste it all! We also visit the Wine Museum with the unique collection of corkscrews (more than 1,600 exhibits), one of the greatest in the world.