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Lesvos & Chios

Discover the alluring charm of Lesvos and Chios, two Greek islands. Dive into their diverse culture, savour the delectable Mediterranean dishes, and soak in the picturesque landscapes, ensuring an unforgettable Greek island escape.

  • Greece

  • 14 nights
  • Half Board
  • Coast & Islands

    Landscape

  • May

    Sep

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Walking grade

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".

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Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • The attractive Village of Molyvos, on Lesvos, with its fortified castle.
  • Medieval “Mastic” villages of Chios.
  • Opportunity to visit Turkey from Lesvos (free day).
  • Sample traditional dishes in local tavernas.
  • Explore the diverse and breath-taking natural landscapes.

Discover the enchanting Greek islands of Lésvos and Chíos, nestled just a breath away from the mesmerizing Asia Minor coast in the north-eastern part of the Aegean Sea. 

On Chios, renowned as the birthplace of the legendary Greek poet, Homer, immerse yourself in its medieval charm, dominated by the imposing Mount Pelineo at its core. The island is dotted with quaint "Mastic" villages, where narrow streets and tightly packed houses define timeless settlements. Splendid churches and monasteries adorn these villages, recounting stories of centuries past. Embark on unforgettable walks along ancient kalderami, traditional stone-paved pathways, leading you through the island's historical landmarks and natural splendors.

After exploring Chios, take a short ferry ride to Lésvos, Greece's third-largest island. Immerse yourself in the charming town of Petra, which serves as a perfect base for exploring the island's diverse landscapes. From the lush, forested eastern coast to the rugged, volcanic terrain of the west, Lésvos offers a kaleidoscope of natural wonders. Wander through ancient oak and pine forests, including the awe-inspiring petrified forest, where trees over 500 years old stand as remarkable testaments to time. As you traverse the island, you'll encounter vast olive groves and stumble upon fascinating medieval and Ottoman architecture, showcased in the form of picturesque bridges, mosques, and grand tower houses, scattered throughout Lésvos. The captivating village of Molyvos and the port-town of Mytilini, both guarded by majestic castle-fortresses, beckon history enthusiasts to explore the island's rich past while indulging in delectable local cuisine at charming waterside tavernas.

Lésvos and Chios offer an idyllic blend of stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and delectable seafood delights that are just waiting to be explored. Embark on an unforgettable journey through these captivating Greek islands and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Return flights from London to Chios.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • En suite three and four star hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Half Board with dinners taken at local tavernas (No dinner on day one due to late arrival).
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus.
  • Local guide on Chios for the Mastic Villages walk.
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

15820

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

Accommodation

You depart the UK and fly to Chios. Due to the late arrival, dinner is not included this evening, so it is advised that you have dinner at the airport or on the flight.  

Transfer Time = 1 hour

Day 2 to 7

Chios

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

During your time on Chios you will do a selection of the walks below, a free day will be offered on one day to explore the area, your leader can make recommendations.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    373/313m

Anavatos to Avgonyma- Starting from the spectacular  abandoned village of Anavatos, the walk takes you through pine forests. As you start to arrive into Avgonima you will have great views over the west coast before arriving where you have time to explore the village. 


  • Time

    3.45 hours

  • Distance

    6.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    185m

The Mastic Villages- Pyrgi- Mastic is produced from the mastic tress which grow in South West Chios and they are an important source of prosperity for the island. The medieval villages were fortified to defend against pirates. You take private transport to Pyrgi for a demonstration with a local guide for a demonstration introducing mastic harvesting and a chance to get hands on and do it yourself, followed by a visit to the Mastic Museum. After the demonstration you head out of a circular walk to and from the village with free time allowed to explore Pyrgi village as well.

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    226/371m

Nenita to Kataraktis Coastal Walk- This walk in the quiet countryside takes you through cultivated area with olive and mastic trees. The walk starts in the quiet, picturesque village on Nenita where you can stop off for a coffee before the walk. From here you head towards the coast and once reach follow the coastline passing through the small settlement of Vokaria before you end the walk in the peaceful seaside village of Kataraktis. 

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    7.0 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    345/788m

Five Villages- This walk takes place in the Amani region of North West Chios, one of the more remote and least explored regions of the island. The area has a wide variation of scenery, flora and fauna.  The walk begins in the village of Chalandra and meanders its way through the villages of Afrodisia, Kourounia and  Egrigoros finally terminating on the Northern coast of Chios at Agiasmata. All the villages have their own stories to tell.  The route is generally one of descent but there are gentle ascents as it weaves its way over the low ridgelines and through the valleys which separate the villages.  It is a little further away from Chios Town than the other walks of the tour but the drive across Northern Chios, with its stunning scenery, is a treat in itself.


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    6.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    221/655m

Nea Moni to Lithi- Nea Moni is the most famous monastery in Chios set in a beautiful location. You walk along a mule track to Agios Pateras before heading towards Lithi with a gorgeous sandy beach and little cafes for refreshments.

Day 8

Transfer to Lesvos

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today you transfer from Chios by ferry to Lesvos.  The journey on the ferry takes roughly 2 hours. Once you arrive in Lesvos you transfer to your hotel in Petra, where you will check in and have some free time before dinner this evening in a local taverna.

Day 9 to 14

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

During your time on Lesvos, you will engage in a variety of walks listed below. A free day will be provided for you to explore the area. Your leader can offer recommendations, such as visiting the petrified forest.

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    5.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100m

Molyvos- You start your walk today from the hotel, rising gently through the pleasant countryside offering views over Petra bay before descending down into Molyvos where you have time to explore the back streets of the picturesque old town and castle. You then have a choice to return to Petra by the road train or walk along the pavement beside the coast.


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    6.8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150m

Lafionas & Agios Alexandros: Starting from your hotel we you walk along the seafront and then inland up to Lafionas, you have time to explore the village and admire the views from the village square. You then continue on to Agios Alexandros where we visit the site of a 4th century monastery and modern chapel and break for a picnic lunch. You then head back down to Petra to return to the hotel.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250m

Sikaminia and coastal walk to Eftalou- After a scenic ride through the mountains this walk starts off in the beautiful mountain village of Sikaminia and descends down to the picturesque port of Skala Sikaminias. From here you walk along to the thermal spa of Eftalou. Bring your swimming costume if you wish to enjoy the spa.


  • Time

    3.45 hours

  • Distance

    6.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

Petra Circuit: Walking from your hotel you walk through the picturesque old Petra where you have time to visit the monastery of Panagia perched on a rock and the Byzantine St Nicholas church. The walk then takes you to the medieval village of Petri with amazing views down to the coast. The great views continue as you walk back down to Petra.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

Vafios and Ligona Watermill Valley- starting from the hotel you head out on todays walk, where you get to view abandoned watermills and wander through beautiful fields, forest and views of the coast

Day 15

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

After breakfast you pack up your bags and head to the airport to fly home.

Departure dates for your selected tour

10th May 2024 - 24th May 2024 (14 Nights)

24th May 2024 - 7th Jun 2024 (14 Nights)

6th Sep 2024 - 20th Sep 2024 (14 Nights)

20th Sep 2024 - 4th Oct 2024 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Chios returning from Lesvos. 
  • Airport transfers by road c. 1 hour (Lesvos), 5 minutes (Chios).
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Chios Chandris Hotel

Chios Chandris hotel overlooks the island's harbour and is located 300 meters from the beach with its own swimming pool and sun terrace and a short walk from local bars and tavernas. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, safe, minibar, TV, hairdryer and ensuite facilities.  

Panorama Hotel

Panorama Hotel is located 200 meters from the beach and 800 meters from a local supermarkets, shopping facilities and local tavernas. The hotel has 78 rooms in total and its own swimming pool. Rooms are equipped with free wi-fi, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, refrigerator, safe and ensuite facilities.  

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

The currency in Greece is the euro.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Chios returning from Lesvos. 
  • Airport transfers by road c. 1 hour (Lesvos), 5 minutes (Chios).
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfasts are taken in the hotel.

Lunches are at your own expense and can be purchased from the local supermarket/café or the leader can advise if a taverna is possible on the walk.

Dinners will be taken in local tavernas where you will get a chance to sample authentic local dishes.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Greece

Electricity in Greece is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at  https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Greece

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Greece. 

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may also wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

There is a low to no risk of malaria in Greece. Malaria risk is from May to October and is very limited; confined to the villages of the Evrotas delta area in Lakonia district. Please seek advice from your doctor or travel clinic.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Greece

  • Capital

    Athens

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Greek

  • Time Difference

    UTC +03:00

  • Flight duration

    4hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • February

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 78mm

  • March

    11°C

    Avg. Rain: 65mm

  • April

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 43mm

  • May

    19°C

    Avg. Rain: 29mm

  • June

    24°C

    Avg. Rain: 15mm

  • July

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 10mm

  • August

    26°C

    Avg. Rain: 11mm

  • September

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 28mm

  • October

    18°C

    Avg. Rain: 71mm

  • November

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 94mm

  • December

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 106mm

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