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Santorini: Horse Riding Trip from Vlychada to Eros Beach

1. Santorini: Horse Riding Trip from Vlychada to Eros Beach

Begin your horse riding adventure by having an expert show you the basics and provide you with all the necessary equipment. After starting your journey at the magical dunes of Caldera Beach, you’ll be guided to the Santorini mountains to admire the unblemished beauty of nature, taking in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the local culture. Next, your path will lead you to the black beach of Eros, where you’ll ride along the shoreline dipping in and out of the water’s edge. Here you’ll have the chance to stop and take photos of the surrounding landscape and to appreciate the picturesque sand dunes all around. Finally, you’ll continue along a route that takes you back to your stable, finishing your journey where you began but enriched with memories that will last a lifetime.

Thassos: Island Discovery Tour

2. Thassos: Island Discovery Tour

Explore the Emerald Island and learn about ancient Thassos by visiting the archaeological museum of Thassos and the ancient market place. Enjoy the refreshing view from the old port and see Kalogeriko, the most famous traditional house built from wood and stone. Visit the picturesque village Panagia, which is known for its quaintness and old fashion style and the beautiful church that is dedicated to Virgin Mary. See the Thassos Olive Oil museum of Sotirelis family, olive oil which has been produced at this family-owned factory for four generations. See the only watermill still functional in Greece, and in operation. Go to the peninsula of Aliki to see the ancient ruins of a 7th Century BC sanctuary as well as early Byzantine Christian churches overlooking the beautiful beaches. Explore the self-sufficient monastery of Archangel Michael, which has a breath-taking view of the Aegean and an imposing atmosphere. On a clear day, you can see the Mount Athos, the most sacred mountain in the Greek Orthodox world.

Chios Inousses Lagada Semi-Private Sail Cruise

3. Chios Inousses Lagada Semi-Private Sail Cruise

Beginning in the morning from the Chios' main port, sail across the coast line towards Inousses island. Anchor in a secluded calm gulf for a beautiful swimming break. Enjoy diving from the boat in that crystal clear waters and explore the depth using the complimentary snorkeling equipment provided on board. Don't stay too much long there because a freshly prepared BBQ is being served for you. Suntan on the deck of the yacht and set sails to Lagada village. Walk around in the typical fishermen village and dive into a snack or drink at the local shops. Later in the day, sail back to Chios with the colors of sunset enveloping you.

Thassos: Island Safari with a 4WD Vehicle & BBQ

4. Thassos: Island Safari with a 4WD Vehicle & BBQ

Enjoy the convenience of being picked from your hotel in Thassos in a 4WD vehicle. Drive to Kastro, a village with a 600-year-old history. This ancient village once housed a community centered around a castle, but now Kastro has no residents. Explore Kastro’s alleyways. Visit the village’s small church. Take in a spectacular view of Mount Athos. Relax among the peaceful nature surrounding the village. Continue to the waterfall of Apostolous, which is surrounded by enormous plane trees. This scenic locale is popular among nature lovers. Follow the crystal clear waters of the falls to a nearby small lake. Enjoy the majesty of the trees and the melody of the running water. Savor the tranquility of nature. Climb up to the Refuge, a viewing point 910 m above sea-level which offers fantastic views over the Golden Beach. Enjoy a barbeque with refreshments at the Refuge.  After lunch, ascend to Ipsario, the island’s highest peak which reaches an elevation of 1206m. From there you’ll be able to look out 100 km into the distance. See the island of Samothraki, and Kavala. On clear days you can even see the island of Limnos. Gaze into the horizon and see Mt. Athos. Spot the mainland and admire the delta of the Nestos River. Before you descend the peak, make sure to write your name impression book. Visit the artificial lake of Maries and the small waterfalls nearby. Enjoy the quiet of nature as you relax by the lake. Afterward, you'll be returned to your hotel in Thassos.

Thassos: Scuba Diving Experience

5. Thassos: Scuba Diving Experience

Learn to dive safely and responsibly with professionals while having fun, discovering and experiencing the underwater world which will never stop fascinating you. The courses take place in a safe and friendly environment, in shallow and well-known locations. You will also be under the direct and continuous supervision of licensed instructors for the duration of your activity. If you are already a diver, you can learn, navigate, search and recover, improve your buoyancy techniques, dive deeper, and capture in a professional way your underwater memories in pictures and movies. You will also have the time and freedom to explore nearby wrecks and caves. Have you previously enjoyed exploring marine life during the day? You can also choose to learn how to discover its habits and diversity in the night, in a new light. You will meet and learn how to recognize new species, also learning how to protect them and yourself. You can learn how to respond in an emergency, learn how to communicate, solve a wide range of issues, and eventually lead other divers.

Chios & Oinousses Island: Private Sail with Cruiser Yacht

6. Chios & Oinousses Island: Private Sail with Cruiser Yacht

At 10:00 AM, depart from Chios Harbor and the set sail for Inousses island. Have the opportunity to see the majestic island from a different perspective. Don't miss the chance to get behind the wheel, with the opportunity to try sailing for yourself! At approximately 12:30 PM the boat will approach a secluded gulf where you stay for a swim and BBQ on board. Dive into crystal clear waters and try the snorkeling equipment provided on board. After lunch, at 3:30 PM, the captain continues the trip towards the port of Lagada for about an hour, where you can enjoy coffee, beer or ice cream and walk in the beautiful harbor of the picturesque village. At 5:30 PM, the boat starts the return sail back to Chios harbor. Enjoy the sea breeze and be seduced by the sea while the sun sets.

From Batsi: Guided 5-Hour Off-Road Trip to Vitali Beach

7. From Batsi: Guided 5-Hour Off-Road Trip to Vitali Beach

Your tour will start when you meet your expert guide for the day in front of the tour operator's office in Batsi.  You’ll then begin the journey to Vitali, traveling through the picturesque port of Gavrio and catching a glimpse of St. Peters tower in the distance. After some time, you’ll veer off from the main streets onto a dirt road in your Jeep. Along this bumpy off-road adventure, your guide will ensure your comfort and safety at all times.  7 kilometers later, you’ll reach the charming village of Vitali and its beekeepers before hitting the shores of Vitali beach. Here, you can enjoy a refreshing swim and wander around this gorgeous area at your leisure for up to 2.5 hours, with beach umbrellas to rent and stalls serving coffee nearby. At the end of the day, you’ll head back to Batsi feeling relaxed and rejuvenated by the sun and fresh sea air.


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Amazing experience ! The guides take the time to give us the necessary information and then take us to see the most beautiful landscapes. They are very attentive and the horses are very nice! I recommend do not hesitate. Thanks again to the guides!

An incredible and magical moment with the sunset. Isn't that an improbable experience? Real memories, and photos to remember them all his life. What a beautiful moment you have offered us! Thank you

Wonderful owners ! Very friendly and helpful. Bonus, they took many pictures for us. Definitely recommend using them!

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Amazing experience with super friendly tour leaders. Highly recommend!