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3-day adventure

Sustainable Ecotourism in Messinia

3-day adventure

Sustainable Ecotourism in Messinia

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Explore responsibly the natural and historic landscape of rural Messinia
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation, Equipment
3-day adventure

Sustainable Ecotourism in Messinia

3-day adventure

Sustainable Ecotourism in Messinia

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Explore responsibly the natural and historic landscape of rural Messinia
Duration
3 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation, Equipment

What you'll do

Over the course of 3 days, we will navigate through the mythic land of rural Messinia, delving into its pristine nature, remarkable history, and rich agricultural and culinary tradition. Away from the masses - whether by taking hidden paths, kayaking, or driving in remote dirt roads - and constantly exposed to the sights, sounds, and scents of local nature, we will discover unique archaeological monuments and biodiverse natural habitats of immense beauty, while simultaneously engaging in conservative activities in favor of the fragile local environment and endemic wildlife. Depending on the season, we will also witness various aspects of the region's bounty and agelong agricultural tradition, as we participate in olive, wine grape, and honey harvesting. To boost our energy amidst these diverse activities, we will relish nourishing breakfasts, savoury homemade pies, and delicious Messinian dishes at hard-to-find places, all of them prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The mountain clean air and crystal clear spring water will soothe our souls, while Greek wines will warm our hearts. Join me as friends in this riveting journey to my ancestral land and help me promote sustainable ecotourism in Messinia, a globally up-and-coming yet still unspoiled destination. Exclusively for small-sized groups, this trip is limited to 4 guests.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Kostis

Kostis

I am a biologist and an active volunteer for wildlife NGOs for more than a decade. Coming from a family of farmers, my early childhood contact with the pristine nature of my village inspired my lifelong interest in wildlife and the environment. In a few words, I could describe myself as a passionate, knowledgeable, extrovert individual, who, besides nature and its wildlife, also loves delving into the history of times gone by. As both of my parents come from the same Messinian village, I am very familiar with its wider area and deeply attached to it. Given the pressure of increasing tourism and the recklessness of some locals, I feel the urgency to protect its environment and take action against plastic pollution. With this ecotour, I have found a way to support my cause and the local community, as I share the hidden beauties of my land.

What's included

Accommodations
2 nights in a house
Food
3 dinners, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 1 tasting menu, snacks, dessert, appetizers
Drinks
Wine, water, tea, juice, coffee, spirits, soft drinks, beer
Tickets
Entrance fee
Transportation
3 car rides
Equipment
Sports equipment, outdoor gear, safety equipment

Where you'll be

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Note that you can optionally skip the Athens-Messinia (either way) car drive, as in high-season months charter companies fly from some abroad destinations directly to/from the airport of Kalamata, which is just 30' away from my village, allowing for more touring time. Contact me freely for advice.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Kostis
3-day adventure
Sustainable Ecotourism in Messinia
From $2,550/person
From $2,550/person