During our trip we use our own bus a few times. However, the travel distances are minimal. We also use a boat several times for crossings between the various islands. Transfers to and from the airport are included.
There are no "mandatory" walks on this trip. There are, however, opportunities for a group walk (organised by your tour leader)in different locations.
During this trip you will stay in different hotels, rooms will have their own bathroom and it is based on bed and breakfast.
Participants who book individually will share a room with another participant. We of course keep in mind to pair you with someone of the same sex. It is possible, where available, to request a single room for a supplement.
In cases where we have a large group, participants may be split between two different hotels. The accommodations in the Cyclades are not always large enough to accommodate bigger groups in the same hotel.
This journey is classified as Category A
The difficulty of our trips varies greatly. Added to this is the fact that travel difficulty is a very personal perception. To give an impression of the difficulty of a particular journey, we have developed a classification system.
Category A: Light travel for everyone to do. Short distances, good hotels, travel at a slow pace.
Category B: For everyone to do as well. Sometimes long distances. Good hotels and camping facilities, sometimes an adventurous overnight experience, travel at a normal pace.
Category C: Good to do for anyone who prepares themselves well and is flexible. There are tougher parts of the journey, such as longer distances or walking tours. Several nights can be spent in basic accommodation.
Category D: A relatively difficult journey, travelling long distances, often primitive accommodation or tents, and challenging walking tours.
This Greek island hopping tour is classed as category A. The travel distances are short, you have plenty of individual freedom and time to get enough rest. The hotels are of good quality.
We know that travelling to remote corners of this planet has its effects. At Shoestring we really try to make an effort to keep our impact to a minimum. We try to avoid the use of plastic water bottles on our treks through Nepal and we do not dump our litter during our trips through Africa. All of our staff have been trained to take special care to ensure we make as little impact on the environment as possible.Furthermore we support a lot of local projects which are mostly related to clean drinking water or making sure that children get vaccinated against illnesses such as tuberculosis. On most tours you will be able to visit some of the projects we support through our local agents. Find out more about the different projects Shoestring are involved with, how you can make a difference and our environmental policies here