Alternative tourism in Greece

This kind or recreation is not just a trend, it is a new philosophy of tourism. The main features that distinguish it from the traditional tourism are aesthetics, harmony with nature and the preservation of ecosystems. The main purpose of this kind of holiday is the approach to the natural and cultural environment of the country and development of rural areas.

Agritourism is developed in rural areas of Greece and is linked with the social, environmental and cultural values ​​of the region. It is an ideal choice for those who are tired of the urban pace and is looking for a more contacts with nature.

Greece opens the doors of traditional villages with rich natural environment, where you can see and participate in the traditional occupations of the Greeks, that are rare or practically impossible in an urban environment. You can participate in workshops about traditional bread making and sweets cooking, horse riding, walking in the woods and etc.The best tour that we recommend you is horse riding in Santorini, this tour operator santorinibesttours.com include a photographer as well.

You will closely acquaint with the calm pace of life of Megalochori village, understand the reasons why the revival of local traditions, folklore and art, which unfortunately may disappear soon, is so important for Greeks. In addition, you will have a unique opportunity to taste the culinary exploration of traditional rural Greek cuisine that combines quality and authenticity of taste and ingredients. You can also choose Eros beach tour or Caldera tour.

Sport tourism is associated with all forms of active and passive participation in sports activities. Participation can be both random and organized, and carried out for business purposes (the strengthening of the team spirit)s. The main condition is to go away from home and work. It is an ideal tourist destination for those who wish to combine their holiday with sport.

Sport tourism is divided into 2 categories. The first is an active part in sports events or competitions, such as golf, tennis, football, basketball, rugby, boating in lakes, etc., and the second is visiting the European cups and championships, the Olympic Games and the important international tournaments.

You’ll visit schools and educational institutions while having educationaltour. Organized groups visit interesting archaeological, religious and cultural regions. Educational tourism allows Greeks to emphasize and strengthen the cultural identity of regions through active participation in programs and organizations.

Religious tourism is associated with a visit to the Byzantine monuments, churches and monasteries. Greece has rich religious heritage, so you can admire the unique beauty of this places and great Greek history. Most of them are decorated with exquisite mosaics, frescoes and icons.It is an ideal choice for those who wish to combine the trip with an unforgettable religious experience.

Spa tourism is associated with visiting tourist sites for the treatment of various diseases (eg, smoking cessation, stress therapy, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, relaxation, diet, aesthetics, etc.), as well as relaxation and rejuvenation of body. Greece is known for its thermal waters, mild climate and gentle sun. Tourists are attracted by the ancient hot springs for relaxation and rehabilitation of health. It is an ideal choice for those who need to rest and want to get rid of physical problems.