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About Greentour
Greentour is a local tour operator, specializing in ecotourism. The team at greentour organize special interest holidays, cultural tours and walking tours for small groups, enriched by contact with local communities and exploration of the Cretan wild life. Emphasizing on personal service and local knowledge: - We support and involve local people in our tour programs wherever possible. - We aim to work and treat the traveller, local communities and businesses in a fair and just manner. - We aim to work with partners who operate their own local initiatives. - Small, family-run establishments make up a high percentage of the accommodation we use. Greentour’s latest project is focused on Mountain Psiloritis, an UNESCO global Geopark, where it plays an active role in the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, through innovative Ecotourism programs.
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Laura wrote a review May 2020
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Really professional quiding and unique experience with Eleni and this company, from mountains to sea. Loved to see the big birds and get to know some wild greens and spring's first flowers as well. Lovely and caring feeling that I will never forget. Met locals and spend time with them. Learned a lot about Cretan culture and way of life. I hope to get back soon and experience more.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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MLS99 wrote a review Aug 2019
Lexington, Massachusetts101 contributions90 helpful votes
We have hiked several of the gorges on Crete on previous visits, and wanted to do something a little different this time. Let’s hike upwards! We were a group of 5 with 2 fit adults, 2 fit teens, and me. All communication with Eleni ahead of time was very smooth and clear. She picked us up from the village where we were staying (Spili) and drove us to the south side. She works with the local shepherds so that their knowledge, experience, and traditional ways are respected. Georgios, the shepherd who met us at the base and guided us with Eleni up Psiloritis, has herded sheep and goats there since he was a child, and his father before him. He was so kind and considerate. Eleni was wonderful: knowledgeable, inspiring, and full of interesting information. And her homemade walnut cake and zucchini pies! The hike was amazing: more strenuous than I expected but I’m not a regular hiker. Eleni told us that we were taking the longer but easier south side route because the weather was not conducive to coming up the north side; it wasn’t easy for me so I was relieved. Of course, the goats just looked at us and jumped up the rocks! It took us about 7 hours in total. The landscape was incredible, and we saw so many gryphon vultures. The scent of the wild thyme is one of my favorites. What was amazing to me was that there were alpine flowers still in July - spring was very late this year, and we saw several patches of snow still there. I highly recommend Greentour - you should go out of your way to hike with them: they care about Cretan culture and nature, and are working to keep it well cared for.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jane T wrote a review Jul 2019
Belair, Australia36 contributions7 helpful votes
Eleni and her co-operators really know and love their country and you can sense this when you go on a guided tour with her. This hiking tour was into Platanias gorge - we had the whole gorge to ourselves, except for the gryphon falcons who put on a magnificent display and of course, the goats. Quite a strenuopus hike up and then but with such rewards! The views were stunning. Eleni provided some small home cooked snacks at our half way point, beside a small chapel built into the rockface, and then we ended up at a local taverna - fresh sardines delivered by the travelling fishmonger, local sausages, Greek salads, fried potatoes, tzatsiki, bread, olive oil, tomatoes - fantastic! Thank you again Eleni, hope to return again soon.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Mike L wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom78 contributions39 helpful votes
We decided to do the Platania Gorge walk to experience some Cretan scenery. Eleni picked us up and we joined the rest of the group at the gorge entrance. Haris pointed out plants birds and tress and gave us lots of fascinating facts. Eleni was a brilliant guide, judging the pace of the walk perfectly, and providing a simple tasty shepherds lunch at the halfway point. We were lucky to see lots of griffon vultures feeding their young, and giving us aerial displays. The walk was quite challenging in places, but there was always a helping hand. Next was an excellent lunch of local freshly cooked produce, then a visit to olive trees that were thousands of years old. Finally an unexpected visit to the Arcadia monastery which was moving and a real highlight of the day. I would recommend greentours to anyone wanting to experience a unique day out, it was the best tour we have been on. We felt we had made new friends, and want to thank Eleni and Haris again for all their kindness.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Vibeke E wrote a review Jun 2019
Alta, Norway46 contributions23 helpful votes
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We were picked up by Eleni at Rethymnon bus station. Then we drove into Amari valley. The gorge tour is actually going not in the bottom of the gorge but at the sides. It is going up with great views, and great spotting at Griffon vultures birds and their nesting area , and their youngsters. Eleni had a binocular so we could watch close. Many flowers to see along the path. , and we "collected" some nature-hearts as well. When we came down to the village we ate a really well tasting homecooked meal in a local place. This was a highlight day in our one-week stay in Chania area in Crete.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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