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Trails Beyond

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Type
  • Local Specialist
Established
  • 2013
Headquarters
  • Athens, Greece
Trips
  • 9

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Trails Beyond Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Explorers our expectations were high and met, even exceeded in many areas! August 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
As off the beaten track explorers our expectations were high and met, even exceeded in many areas! Danae and Stavros spent the week driving us and sharing many authentic experiences throughout the mountains always smiling and sharing valuable tips. From daily hiking to amazing places (my favourite being the stone bridges day), to meals shared at quiet hotels, drinks in local pubs, rafting on the Papigo River and horse riding through the fir forest, every day was filled with adventure and smiles. Nothing was too much for this pair, sharing sunglasses when mine were broken, adapting walks to suit fitness, tiredness or over enthusiasm to watch a sunrise. Accomodation was always very comfortable in small locally run hotels where we had a chance to chat with the owners and experience local food cooked especially for us, even my husbands difficult dietary requirements were catered for. Stavros was forever ready with his camera snapping amazing shots featuring us that we would not be able to capture. From pickup on day one to drop off on conclusion nothing was too much trouble for these fantastic guides and it was sad to say goodbye. I would recommend Trails Beyond if you are looking for an authentic adventure with plenty of activity. Thankyou Danae and Stavros for our week with you, a highlight of our 8 weeks in Europe!
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Our guides, Danae and Stavros, were so warm and friendly. May 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I can’t recommend this tour and Trails Beyond enough. The Greek mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, photos can’t do them justice. The hotels we stayed in were very nice, but the guesthouses were even better, with a real sense of Greek hospitality. Our guides, Danae and Stavros, were so warm and friendly. We were a very small group so it seemed less like a tour, and more like two people showing their friends around their awesome country. The itinerary packed a lot in, but we never felt hurried. The hikes were a bit taxing, but that was part of the appeal. The other activities were all fun and allowed additional opportunities to see the landscape and learn about the area. An unexpected bonus was all the delicious food we ate. This could almost have been a gastronomic tour! All of these combined to make one of the best experiences I have ever had.
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Es un trekking muy agradable, con unos paisajes preciosos y muy cómodo. April 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nos ha encantado todo, tanto los paisajes, los hoteles, la comida y los guías, muy preocupados en todo momento porque estuviéramos bien.
Es un trekking muy agradable, con unos paisajes preciosos y muy cómodo.
Nos hemos quedado con ganas de volver
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En la zona de Zagori hemos visto bellisimos paisajes y remotos lugares poco frecuentados. April 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
En la zona de Zagori hemos visto bellisimos paisajes y remotos lugares poco frecuentados. Hemos estado en hoteles familiares muy tranquilos y muy acogedores. La comida griega buenisima y abundante, pero lo mejor de todo nuestros guías por su profesionalidad, amabilidad y entusiasmo. Volveré.
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This tour was amazing, a big experience. January 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Exploration, nature, action, history, food, freedom, landscape, stars, moon… this tour was amazing, a big experience. Everybody love exploration and to feel radical have to book it! I hope to do it again. Let me end saying thank you to Danae, ours guide…the best one with the right stuff! Yhooo!!!!!
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Combining adventure January 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We never thought that Greece mainland would be so beautiful and there are so many secret places that if it wasn’t for Trails Beyond, we wouldn’t have been there! Combining adventure, culture, good food and hospitality with a great sense of safety, this tour exceeded our expectations! Thank you Danae for this amazing experience! We’ll definitely join you again
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Stride Review

Trails Beyond is a local adventure tour operator offering authentic guided adventures in Greece. Their vision is to develop more sustainable tourism in the country, show to travelers Greece's hidden treasures, and explore beyond the beaten path.

Who Travels With Them?

Travelers on their tours come mostly from other European countries, North America, and Australia. They are either solo travelers, families or couples, most of them at the age group of 35 to 60 years old. Generally travelers are active people, interested in combining their holidays with adventurous, and locally immersive activities. The average price of their tours is 130 euro / day per person, and are generally all inclusive (accommodation, food, transportation, tour guide and activities included in the price).

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Trails Beyond is mostly known for its authenticity and personalized approach and attention to quality and detail. They run small groups (up to 16 guests, but on average 6-10 guests) so that guests can get an authentic taste of Greece and feel like locals, avoiding the tourist masses. You’ll stay in family-run traditional guesthouses, eat in local restaurants where homemade food is offered, visit less known yet amazingly beautiful areas in Greece and use local guides and activity instructors. Delicious local food is another strong aspect of their tours -- you’ll sample a great variety of local delicacies.

Small group guided tours are offered both in mountainous and seaside destinations. Tours range from multi-activity tours (incl. rafting, horse riding, kayaking, biking, diving etc.) to purely hiking/trekking explorations, sailing adventures or short getaways from the city of Athens. All of them, however, include cultural activities. Some of them include less demanding activities, ideal for those looking for more leisure holidays, yet with some adventure included.

Where Do They Operate?

Their tours operate in Greece, both in mainland Greece and the Islands (Central Greece, North and Northwestern Greece, Peloponnese, Athens region, Saronic and Cyclades islands etc).

How Does it Work?

Unless you’re on a sailing yacht discovering the Greek islands or traveling from one island to the other by ferry, the main mode of transport is private minivans/minibuses. On a hiking tours, you’ll reach the starting point by private minivan and then proceed on foot, with the vehicle available for luggage or any other necessary transfers.

You’ll mostly stay in traditional, family run hotels and guesthouses, in order to support local people and at the same time offer a more authentic experience. On hiking tours, you may have to stay at a mountain refuge for 1-2 nights. If requested differently, however, they can provide more upscale, luxury accommodation, when available.

Why Travel With Them?

They provide travelers with unique and memorable travel experiences. Travelers who join their tours all become fast friends with each other and tour leaders. They are local experts, knowing exactly where to take you, what to do, what to taste, things that only local insiders could tell you about! Their guides are more like a resource for local exploration and immersion rather than typical tour guides. Their passion about travel, nature and Greece will undoubtedly offer you a unique experience of a lifetime!


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From Trails Beyond

Trails Beyond is mostly known for its authenticity, personalized approach and attention to quality and detail. We run small groups. We are a company made of and for travelers, dedicated to offering authentic adventure experience in Greece’s lesser-known places. In Trails Beyond it is all about YOU; you are our guests and we always strive so that you get the utmost of your holidays in Greece! Our passion for travel, nature and Greece, our local expertise and focus on sustainability is what makes us stand out.

Associations:

  • Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
  • Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA)
  • Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO)

2 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 325

Highlights

  • Explore the historical, traditional villages of Mount Mainalos (Dimitsana, Stemnitsa, Lagadia & Karytaina) & learn more about the significant culture and history of the area
  • Hike through the imposing Lousios gorge and visit the unique monasteries of Prodromou and Philosophou
  • Enjoy rafting in one of Greece’s most impressive rivers, Lousios!
  • Visit the open-air Water Power museum and find out how water was used in the pre-industrial local societies for the production of various goods
  • Taste the delicious local cuisine of mountainous Arcadia
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8 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,280

Highlights

  • Explore the historical, traditional villages of Mount Mainalos (Dimitsana, Stemnitsa, Lagadia & Karytaina) & learn more about the significant culture and history of the area
  • Hike through the imposing Lousios gorge and visit the unique monasteries of Prodromou and Philosophou
  • Enjoy rafting in one of Greece’s most impressive rivers, Lousios!
  • Visit the open-air Water Power museum and find out how water was used in the pre-industrial local societies for the production of various goods
  • Taste the delicious local cuisine of mountainous Arcadia
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5 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,362

Highlights

  • Sail across the Aegean sea and explore the renowned Cyclades islands
  • Hike to the Castle of Orias on Kythnos island and to Vryokastro, the island’s ancient capital
  • Visit Syros island, the Duchess of the Aegean
  • Enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos & stroll around the little Venice of Greece
  • Visit the UNESCO protected island of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece
  • Swim in secluded beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters
  • Enjoy water sports or other outdoor activities on Paros island
  • Walk up the trail to Serifos town and enjoy the panoramic views it offers
  • Delight yourself in the delicious local cuisine
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Highlights

  • Explore one of the most authentic and non touristic islands in Greece
  • Follow some of its numerous hiking trails and discover ancient sites and secluded beaches
  • Take a cooking class and learn how to cook traditional local delicacies
  • Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the sapphire crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea
  • Explore Katafiki cave, one of the largest and unexplored caves in Greece
  • Take a pottery lesson and learn how to make your own pottery clay
  • Meet the locals and immerge yourself in their slow pace of life
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