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  • 8

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    A really enjoyable week, The walks are easy/intermediate. Food was good. Hotels were satisfactory & the people were great company.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Parthenon.  Its on the a world heritage site for a reason. 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Fantastic! Very knowledgeable, very friendly and approachable. 

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bring walking/trekking gear, bring sun cream & hat. All hotels have basic facilities but they all have wifi.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    A wonderful way to explore 3 very different islands.  Our guide Thanos was extremely knowledgeable and brought the history of each island alive for us and his enthusiasm was infectious.  Definitely a leisurely trip with a ferry ride every other day (look out for dolphins) and time to explore the towns and laze on a few beaches - very welcome after our walk in the heat on Paros.  Great food and lots of it- Thanos was very helpful with recommendations for local dishes/drinks.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    exploring the beautiful islands and seeing the pace of life on Paros and Naxos, lovely atmosphere and places to return to.  The scenery on Santorini is spectacular, hence it is very popular with tourists - fine if you can stay away from the visitors from the cruise ships, the walk was amazing (it was the second time I had done this) and we stayed longer in Ia and it emptied out in the later afternoon. 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent, thorough and a very high standard of service - both from himself and those around us in each of the restaurants. 

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    it was easy to add extra nights at the start/end of the trip and well worth it to see Athens - Jason Inn was very central and exploring from there was easy with the main sights all within walking distance - very pleasant as the centre of Athens is mostly pedestrianised.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    a great group made this a wonderful trip

  • 10

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    Awesome, a wonderful expierence captured in my memory to last for a lifetime. The wildflowers, the scent of citrus, lovely catus and just the overall panoramic views of the islands. I felt inspiredd and energized after walking the most scenic places on earth.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The group leader was dynamic, very experience . He used his judgement in keeping us safe and at the same time ensuring that we enjoyed our vacation. Lovely guy and personality. He also has a wealth of knowledge of the islands.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    My advice is to follow the trip notes and walk with all of the items listed. I will also suggest wearing long pants for the mountain walks as some places the bushes are overgrown.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    A very satisfied customer and will difinetly do crete in the near future.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    After the cold UK weather an ideal break at this time of year, warm and mostly sunny, a mix of pleasant walks, fine food, a touch of sightseeing and not too crowded this early in the season.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The stunning walk from Fira to Oia on Santorini, dazzling ever changing views of the caldera, finishing with the while marble streets of Oia.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Well organised, knowledgeable, easy going, delightfull company.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Certainly this year in early April a light jacket for the evenings was useful.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    A well organised trip with an outstanding guide and very nice fellow walkers. The walks were just right for our age and fitness.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walk down the Byzantine way on Paros was spectacular. We, also, both felt a tremendous achievement in completing the 13kms. walk on Santorini. 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He was outstanding and lead us with humour and understanding. His knowledge about everywhere we visited was very good. He also was able to pass on lots of information about the long term history of where we visited. He knew some great restaurants and drinking "holes" 

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It was impotant to us that we selected the correct grade of walking to suite our age (over 70). It worked out very well and we did not feel that we were holding the walking party up!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Although the hotels were fairly basic they suited our needs (and budget). We really appreciated the hotel with the swimming pool!

  • 8

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    A very enjoyable week; a welcome mix of walking and relaxation, glorious weather, delicious food, good company and three idyllic islands each with their own distinct character.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hard to choose since each island was so different and beautiful in its own way. Prettiest villages - Paros; Most enjoyable and varied walk - Naxos. Sharpest intake of breath and "WOW" moment - the first view of Santorini's incredible caldera.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Thanos was brilliant. I'd agree with other reviewers who've commented on how hardworking and helpful he is. Obviously incredibly experienced and knowledgeable, but he also goes out of his way to assure the health and wellbeing of his clients (and will also rescue the occasional goat that has got its leg stuck in a wall!)

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take a wheeled bag/suitcase; there is an approx. 10 minute walk from the hotel to the metro in Athens, then you also have to move your luggage on and off the ferries. I didn't take one, and soon regretted it. If you go in the hot summer months, take a good hat, especially for Santorini where there is very little shade on the walk.  The walks are relatively easy but a head for heights will come in handy on Santorini. There was one part of the walk that I struggled with because it was loose, slippery pumice with a sheer drop just a few feet away (but there is an "easier" route that you can choose to take if you are afraid of heights).   Be prepared for small changes in itinerary and lots of time on ferries. Relax and go with the flow!  

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The only bit I really didn't enjoy was the very rushed evening on arrival in Naxos and that overall we had a lot less time there than the first two islands. However I do accept that this was in part unavoidable because of the ferry timings.  Apart from that, this holiday was the perfect chill-out week, just what I needed at the time!

  • 8

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    Wonderful hoilday, great group and the right balance between sightseeing, walking and time for ourselves.  Note, however, that you do not see Athens on this trip - you need to add this on yourself at the beginning or end of the holiday.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I loved Naxos and plan to go back.  The old town was wonderful.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecile was lovely and reminded you always that nothing was compulsory except getting to the boat on time!  So you didn't feel that you had to join in the group excursions that she arranged, although I did and really enjoyed them.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't expect much from the Santorini sunset trip - masses of people,  - but you can get as good (if not better) a sunset in Naxos or Paros, or from a different vantage point in Santorini.  Also, Santorini is geared up for the cruise ships, so the prices are  much more expensive than in Naxos or Paro.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    Really enjoyed this trip, a nice mix of walking (not too tough), sight-seeing, and relaxing. A good balance of group time and time to yourself. The group I was with were all very friendly and welcoming, and we have good fun over meals (....we done quite a bit of eating ;-) )

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Really enjoyed all three island - Naxos, Santorini and Paros. Each one has something different to offer, and the great thing about this trip is that you get out into the countryside to pass through villages you might not otherwise see. The coast walk in Santorini is fabulous - it is the most tourtisty of the islands, but the views will make you forgive this. Explore the little streets of the main town of Paros at night, a few of us done this together and it was just lovely.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecile was great, very friendly, helpful and a good laugh.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I scheduled in a few extra days in Athens, I would recommend this as you otherwise won't really get to see Athens. The hotel linked with this exodus trip (The Jason Inn), is in a great location for exploring the city. Go to the sunset in Oia when in Santorini. Don't let the throngs of other tourists going put you off. We found a lovely (if a bit expensive) bar to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset from. One of my favourite moments of the trip. Be prepared for a quick turn-around between some activities (i.e. arriving and hotel and departing for dinner, etc.) and quite a bit of ferry time. But neither of the above seemed an issue for anyone in the group.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The trip has made me want to go back and explore more of the Greek Islands...a great 'taster' trip!

  • 8

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    Good company.  A good balance of group time and time to do your own things.  Fantastic caring group leader. Thanos.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I felt chilled all the time.  The Islands were beautiful.  My favourite was Paros.  Santorini was out of this world but my legs did not stop wobbling with my fear of heights.  I think we all wished we could afford to go on a 2 month trip and just go from Island to Island. 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Thanos could not do enough for you.  I thought he was really attentive and caring.  I thought he got the balance right for time to yourself and time with the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The itinery may have to change slightly. Ours did but it did not spoil the holiday in any way.  If you want a ridgid timetable plan your own holiday.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I was concerned going as a single person. I thought couples would go off and do their own thing on an evening.  There were four of us single Women who got on really well and did a lot together.  The 3 couples mixed in with all of us. It is a very single friendly holiday company.  I would definately choose Exodus again.   I laughed from start to finish.  

  • 8

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    Very good trip, but the walks are definitely not moderate. I would suggest that the trip in future be reduced to 2 islands -  Santorini and Paros, which would allow either more walks /longer walks

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Santorini was fabulous. I would definitely like to return for  a longer stay than the  2 nights, which we had.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecile was a very good guide.  Cecile was French and  fluent in English and Greek. Her knowledge of wild flowers,  herbs and tress was of great value during our walks. Eating mulberries straight from the tree. Cecile also helped us with ordering Greek dishes in the restaurants and discussing items in the shops.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be careful when travelling on the train from Athens to the port.  One of our group was nearly at the receiving of an attempted pick pocket, while boarding the train.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Walking poles are not necessary on this trip as there is no difficult terrain. If you wish to spend more than half a day in Athens, I would recommend booking a few days eithr at the beginning or end of the holiday.  It  was not an issue for me personally, as I have visited Athens several times over the years.

  • 8

    A relaxing week with a spot of walking

    A really enjoyable trip incorporating 3 lovely Greek islands and a brief glimpse of Athens. The walks are fairly short (4 hours max) and are more like gentle strolls. Plenty of time to relax and chill out or explore further on your own was included.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Arriving at Santorini and catching our first glimpse close up as the ferry doors opened. Exploring Paros. Experiencing all the delicious Greek food. Swimming in the beautiful blue Greek sea. Savouring the different ice cream flavours.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecile worked hard during the week to accomodate all of our requests and was flexible to changing the itinerary to avoid walking during the hotest parts of the day. She was very knowledgeable on certain aspects however because it was her first visit to Paros and her first time in leading the trip, there were some areas where she was not so knowledgeable and could have potentially provided more information. Having a guide who speaks fluent Greek was essential!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    A very enjoyable week. Hotels were nice, food great and weather fantastic. However I am not sure that I would like to travel in high season since it was hot enough at the start of June. Beware of the pick pockets in Athens, particulary on the metro.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The group felt at times like we were guinea pigs because this was only the second or third time that the trip had run however it did not spoil our enjoyment. However the trip notes need to be updated, e.g. to reduce the length of time spent walking. I felt that this was not a walking holiday but a sightseeing holiday with a few short walks. It was a shame that we were not allowed to take the catamaran back to Athens since this would have been a new experience and may have given us a little more time in either Paros or Athens. Also, the ferry which we took was the most crowded of the 4 and less comfortable than the other 3 (which were excellent). 2 members of the group had repeatedly requested a single room only to be told that these were already booked up with no more available, however there was plenty of space in the hotels who were only happy to agree to the request for a small fee (nothing as expensive as the single supplement charged by Exodus!). Final point, when booking I was not told that I was not on the group flight - I only realised once the final departure details arrived. On arrival at Athens I was expected to wait 2 hours until the group flight arrived but instead 3 of us shared a taxi to the hotel. When the other 2 group members on the group flight were met, they were put in a taxi too - paid for by Exodus. Why were the 3 of us not told to take our own taxi, either paid for by Exodus or by ourselves to be refunded later? I feel that a refund for this should be provided (45 euros), since had we waited Exodus would have paid for 2 taxis anyway.

  • 8

    WALKING ON THE GREEK ISLANDS

    Fantastically well organised trip with a great variety of walking, sightseeing, travel and cuisine. Good group size, interesting itinerary and clever use of local transport. Our guide was entertaining, informed and helpful throughout. Highly recommended (Be aware the walking is not challenging if that's what you're after)

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sharing a public bus with 30 Greek school children and various locals on the way up to one of the mountain villages for lunch, with all sorts of public arguements and discussions going on around us!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent - highly knowledgable, entertaining, and tireless. Helped out with dinner every night (including serving and clearing!), dealt with all the various needs of the group well and went beyond the call of duty in showing us the local nightlife!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take plenty of camera batteries and memory cards, be ready for several hours on ferries (weather was very calm for us). I'd recommend booking an extra few days to see Athens at the beginning or end (if you haven't already) as there is no time on the trip for this (beyond the first evening).

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Greek islands

    Excellent choice of islands. Very friendly group and leader

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Climbing the rock at Skaros point on Santorini. The walk out to the point is pretty easy but do not climb up onto the rock unless you are a competent scrambler.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecile was excellent. Maybe she could have explained a bit more history/geology/geography She was very organised and efficient. Very friendly

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You will want to return to Naxos which was the best of the three islands.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Bring reading material for the lengthy (but enjoyable) ferry trips.

  • 10

    Walking in the Greek Islands

    Overall a very enjoyable trip. Visiting 3 islands made the week seem longer and more varied. The walks were generally leisurely but there were a couple of hills which we climbed in the hottest part of the day, but that could not be avoided. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Santorini walk from Fira to Oia. Walking on the volcanic island. Plus the beautiful walk on Naxos through olive groves and in the hills.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecile was wonderful; she got things just right, and was good company.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Some walkers found the hills, and loose scree a little challenging. Some had poles which helped. So maybe consider taking poles if you are unsure.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The trip offers an additional walking trip on Evia.; but number of my group thought an additional 3/4 days on Naxos at the end of the trip would have been really attractive. Maybe Exodus could think about this for the future.

  • 10

    Stroll around some Greek islands

    A great Introduction to activity holidays as the walking was not hard and the scenery was stunning. Lots of travel but a great way to get a feel for 3 different islands. Will treasure the memory of glorious sunsets whilst sipping cocktails beachside for a long time.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Visiting the Greek "Pompeii" on santorini. Stunning.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecile was a great leader, organised everything very well and was the right mix of being part of the group and leaving the group to itself.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Pack light!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Walking on the Greek Islands

    If you want a lovely, leisurely, sunny trip with a great mixture of scenery, culture and gentle walks this is great. There were only 9 people which was perfect. Plenty of flexibility for free time and eating with the group or choosing to wander off on your own or in smaller groups. In June the weather was lovely, it started to get too warm for walking at the end of the week, so I skipped the last day to enjoy on the beach in Naxos. Hotels were good standard, with pools. The ferries can be slightly tedious, but an experience. Great mix of 3 islands, of course whilst Santorini is touristy it is absolutely stunning.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The 11km walk along the caldera from Fira to Oia on Santorini. Definitely the Wow factor, and I'm glad I learnt how to take panoramic photos as the views are gorgeous. Watching the sun go down over the sea in Naxos the last 2 evenings was lovely. The old towns on Naxos and Paros are delightful.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Cecille was a warm, caring, sunny and relaxed leader. She was informative without being pushy, and just wanted us to enjoy our holiday.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If like me you have spent years doing long haul, adventurous travel and more challenging treks, then this is the perfect tonic for a different kind of European break. Surprisingly nice wine too, especially the (more expensive as is everything) white in Santorini from Assyrtiko grape. The last day travelling back is long, so if you wanted to extend a couple of nights in Naxos for beach, you might like to consider flying back from there to Athens to connect with onward flights.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    loved it!

  • 8

    Walking on the Greek Islands

    My first group walking experience and I thoroughly enjoyed joining a group of like-minded people for a very well organised holiday. The islands were beautiful, the weather kind and the balance of walking, sight-seeing and relaxing just about right.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Santorini delivered spectacular jaw-dropping scenery but I loved Naxos. I thought the hinterland of Naxos was so beautiful and Naxos Town very interesting. This was the place I want to return to.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Thanos was great - his knowledge of Greek History and Religion was very impressive. He knew everyone and was obviously very much at home on the islands. Best of all was his choice of restaurants and bars in the evenings - they just got better and better. A good leader who also knows when to fade into the background.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I found the stony paths quite challenging so, if you have knee or ankle issues, good walking boots are advisable. The ferry rides are a bit tedious so a good book is essential.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I was on my own but had a really enjoyable 8 day holiday.

  • 10

    GREEK ISLAND WALKING HOLIDAY

    The holiday started in Athens as we established our group and departed for Paros. The hotel was perfect on the edge of the coast with stunning views, the gentle walking helped to break us in for what was to come later. Then on to Santorini, a beautiful island with narrow alley-ways full of shops and café/bars. The coastal walk was exquisite meandering up and down the coastal path away from the tourist elements. Followed by a trip to the Centre of the volcano the following morning (lots of steps down!). On to Naxos and a feel for the real Greece as the walks inland showed much of the normal way of life. The walking was leisurely, but you needed to be comfortable with your balance. A beautiful countryside village was the destination. Absolutely fantastic holiday which was made all the better by an excellent guide and friendly group of travellers.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walks on the Island of Naxos provided a real feel for Greek life. Very little tourism to spoil the island.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent tour leader - very knowledgeable about the Islands and extremely well organised.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You need walking shoes - not boots, especially if you are steady on your feet.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Go for it!

  • 10

    Wonderful relaxing holiday

    This was an excellent holiday combining interesting country walks on 3 very different islands, ferry cruises between them , cultural highlights and excellent food and drink!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    For me the most stunning cultural experience of the trip was our visit to Acotiri (site of the Minoen city destroyed by the volcanic eruption in 1650 BC) and the nearby museum with some of the artefacts and frescos. (The rest are in Athens). The walks were so peaceful with stunning views and interesting villages.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Thanos was an excellent and personable travel companion. He had a deep knowledge of ancient and modern Greek history and culture. (As well as the flora and fauna of the area). All the arrangements worked perfectly, he was helpful, well respected by people we met and took us to some great restaurants and coffee stops!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you have any special dietary needs or are not a great lover of burgers and chips I would take some food with you on the ferry journeys. I had forgotten that an island holiday in October may be a bit cooler due to the breeze, so take a thin long sleeved top though it was still shorts walking weather

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    It was a wonderfully relaxing way to see a lot of Greece, the walks were interesting but not demanding. So my advice would be book now!

  • 10

    Walking on the Greek Islands

    Altogether a very enjoyable and varied holiday. The walks were excellent and not too challenging. Scenery was out of this world and so was the weather. Ferry journeys very enjoyable and the length did not bother me. Very friendly group of travellers. All in all a very successful holiday.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking the Bysantine Way on Paros.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent - couldn't have been better. Very friendly, thoughtful, knowledgeable, interested, kind and extremely well organised. Thank you Thanos for a wonderful holiday.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Book and go on this wonderful trip

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Have made new friends and am looking forward to my next Exodus trip

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