About this holiday
Our Family Activity Holidays in Greece is a top rated small group tour especially designed for families. Nowhere else in Greece will you find a holiday package offering such a diversity of activities in beautiful surroundings in sea and mountain, combined with a 3000 years old history! It is so much more than being active, as you will meet in depth the Greek culture, visit archeological sites and experience the ancient Greek myths, while you will explore so many places of Peloponnese!
You will participate in activities such as biking, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking and water sports (or scuba diving). All activities are children friendly but also very interesting for the parents. In your free time you can also arrange a day-trip to some of the famous archeological sites of the area such as Acropolis of Athens, ancient Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Sparta or just enjoy the Greek beach.
Our bases are Nafplio and Tripoli, in the central and north-east Peloponnese, in the heart of the ancient world, where the blessed and historic mountains meet the blue seas and its sandy beaches. Tripoli was the capital of Peloponnese during the Ottoman Empire, and is nowadays a beautiful small town that managed to avoid mass-tourism, today offering you the pure Greek way of living. No need to say much about the famous city of Nafplio. A truly magical place, surrounded by plenty of natural beauties and unique beaches and indeed an important historical city of the modern history of Greece (Palamidi Castle known for the 999 steps).
You can even create your own program of day-trips and activities suited to your budget or length of holidays.
Why choose this holiday?
In this tour you will combine activities with history, avoid mass-tourism, join a small group of similar aged kids and explore Peloponnese.
Small group holiday
Typically you will be sharing your experience with 3-4 other families (depending on dates and how many others are booked on the trip) and you’ll have a group leader with you. We form groups of families with similar aged kids. While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you’ll have plenty of privacy and plenty of personal time.
You will stay in cozy 3* hotels in Tripoli and Nafplio. We offer family rooms(depending on availability) with independent bedroom for the parents.
Responsible travel holiday
Responsible travel is a new way of travelling for all those who prefer authenticity of experiences, life and culture instead of mass tourism. It’s about respecting and benefiting local people and the environment – but it’s about far more than that. Responsible travel is about bringing you closer to local cultures and environments by involving local people in tourism. It’s about doing this in a fair way that helps ensure that they will give you an even warmer welcome. For example, a local guide from the destination will open your eyes to their cultures and ways of life far better than an
expat guide could ever do.
The responsible travelers want to get a little bit more out of their travels, and to give a little bit back to the special places and people that they encounter. They want deeper and more real travel experiences. The responsible traveler values authenticity and experiences integral to local people’s traditions, cultures and rituals – rather than those created for tourism, or those whose existing meanings and uses have become lost as they have been packaged up for tourism. No more ‘Greek nights’ in resorts with the only Greek people there to serve food please!
Choosing our holidays, you choose responsible holidays. One of our biggest concerns is to secure that tourism will not affect negatively our area in ecological and also 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 and employees are locals too. In this trip, you will be given printed material about how to apply maximum responsibility during your holidays. We also, as a company, offer 1% of the total price per participant of this holiday for the environment, for offsetting the carbon emissions caused by this trip. This money is
going to be used, in cooperation with the local Forestry Office, the Greek Climbing Club of Tripoli and the Tripoli Ecologist Club, for reforestation in our mountains, which have been hit by great fires in the summer of 2007.