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Walking Holidays

Azores Walking Holidays

The islands of the Azores, with their mild climate (day time temperature ranging from 14-22 degrees), are the most wonderful islands for walking. The volcanic formation of the islands has endowed them with a spectacular natural beauty. Vast craters nurturing glistening blue lakes, sheer black cliffs falling into the ocean, lush rolling valleys and hot mineral springs and geysers combine to form a truly diverse scenery found nowhere else in the world. The islands of Sao Miguel, Sao Jorge and Santa Maria, all offer fantastic walking opportunities and are some of the most popular areas for exploring by foot.
Soft Walking In Greece

One of the best ways to discover 'the real Greece' is on foot. Greece is one of the best countries we know for walking and many of our islands and resorts are perfect locations for a little gentle exploration 'me ta podia' ('with your feet'), especially in early summer and autumn when it is warm but not too hot. Amorgos is a lovely island to explore at this time of year, whilst our Active Crete walking and painting holiday allows you to combine two passions with one stunning Cretan backdrop.


Walking holidays with Anna

One of the best ways to truly escape the demands of everyday life is to immerse oneself in the atmosphere and scenery of a place with a culture different to our own. A walking holiday offers the chance to become intimately acquainted with and enjoy every element of Greece’s local beauty and history. Trekking from one place to another lets us discover places which are largely unseen by most people, and to experience the beauty and silence of more remote corners of the countryside. It also gives an immense sense of achievement, and the kind of satisfying tiredness at the end of a walking day that brings deep relaxation.
One of the beauties of Greece is that many of her treasures lie hidden in olive groves or on steep mountainsides: crumbling Byzantine chapels, fragments of Mycenaean temples, caves, tiny bays without a soul in sight – all there waiting for the more intrepid traveller to discover.

Email Anna for more detailed information on her walking holidays in Greece.

Walking with Anna

Anna Butcher has worked as a freelance mountain guide in Greece for over fifteen years.  Her walks aim to combine the most magnificent scenery with any unexpected jewels of history that might be hiding in the undergrowth or around the next headland. Add to that the opportunity to stay in unusual, unique and characterful guest houses (towers, Ottoman mansions, mountain lodges), excellent and unusual Greek cuisine which is often prepared especially for the group, with some fine wines, and you have a recipe for a deep insight into the ‘real’ Greece.

Anna also organises walking and cultural trips in Namibia and Ethiopia.  There is currently availability for the 'Namibia: a desert treasure trove'  walking tour (10 to 24 April 2019 - full details here. A booking form can be downloaded from this link) and for Ethiopia: 'The Muslim East, Northern Historic Route and Gheralta Trek (19 September to 10 October 2018 - full details here. A booking form can be downloaded from this link). For further information please contact Anna directly.

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