Since the beginning of our Nofootprint adventure in 2012, we have received many positive reviews and feedback from our clients all over the world!
In this section, we have gathered all our happy walker reviews. Feel free to browse them…
Thank you for your comments and support!
NAXOS & SMALL CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY
“Many thanks for a wonderful walking holiday. My favourite moments were arriving at Iraklia and Amorgos by ferry and enjoying the secluded walks and restaurants – the real Greece! Excellent, personal service, challenging but enjoyable walking, plenty of time to stop and enjoy the views, swim and picnic.
I really enjoyed it and the company of you and Christina! You are an excellent guide whose local knowledge was invaluable. I’ll certainly be back to the lovely Greek islands! Thank you once again and I look forward to the photos !!” Sue, UK
CYCLADES MULTI-ACTIVITY TOUR
30 September – 10 October
“Overall one of the best trips ever!
This was a truly terrific trip conceived and delivered by the fantastic No Footprint team based in Greece, including locally on the Cyclades. The islands we visited were a really interesting mix, and the design of the itinerary, the nature and quality of the accommodation, and the daily activities reflected very well the brief that we had given to Annie and her team…They were brilliant throughout…
The five islands we visited were all very different and this, together with the enjoyment of travelling between the islands, sometimes in unpredictable circumstances, constituted an experience of great interest and enjoyment. We have travelled quite extensively during our lives and this trip was up there among the best.” Christopher, UK
NAXOS & SMALL CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY
23 September-3 October
“When I looked into booking a guided vacation after more than two years of planning and re-planning even the most mundane tasks during the Covid pandemic, I was definitely suffering from ‘decision fatigue’ and a strong desire to travel. Until then, I would have said, guided holidays weren’t really ‘my thing’. However, my walking holiday with Annie and NoFootprint, in the small Cyclades has redefined my ideas and expectations for all future travel. I’ve enjoyed self-guided walking holidays in the past, but having Annie as our cultural ambassador really enriched the experience far beyond anything I could have achieved on my own, especially with the language barrier.
Annie’s personal knowledge of the area and relationships with the local people ensured that we received warm welcomes, enjoyed the best food choices, learned a bit about regional culture and history and even receive some special services that would have been nearly impossible to achieve on our own (the boat ride back from the beautiful, sheltered cove we hiked to on Iraklia comes to mind).
Annie created a holiday that was both active and relaxed; daily hikes with beautiful scenery and amazing food, all seemingly seamlessly arranged and unhurried. It takes a special kind of person to achieve that balance and I know that a lot of work, experience and care goes into making something feel effortless.
Perhaps the thing I came to appreciate most about this holiday was that employing the service of a guide can take the ‘ick-factor’ out of being a tourist. Without this local knowledge and assistance it is easy to fall into the footsteps of the darker-side of the tourism industry. As someone who cares deeply about the negative impact of tourism on local people and places, this felt like a more sensitive, respectful and sustainable experience, one that I’m delighted to recommend to others and one that I hope to repeat again.” Tracy, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Thanks for all you help and for making all our arrangements. It was a great pleasure to be with you and great fun too! All the best!” Conor, Ireland
SEA KAYAK & WILD CAMP
20 September-24 September
“Greetings from Mani! Many thanks for Ioannis and Christina’s excellent guiding and to all for being great travel companions! It made for a beautiful, memorable trip.
Whenever you’re next in San Francisco or California, please reach out – I love to share my knowledge about restaurants, coffee, places to go, etc.” Sumi, USA
ANDROS & TINOS WALKING HOLIDAY
“We had a wonderful stay in Andros… the walks in Andros, they where absolutly spectacular. Every day was different and the level of challenge was good. Ariana is an very experienced and professional guide with very good knowledge that she shared with us willingly. She knows the places like her own pocket (as we would say in Norway). She was also engaged and motivated to show “her” island which she values highly. Everything was very well-organised and prepared… I would like to come again and do more walks in Andros and maybe some other islands.” Vibeke, Norway
“The walking in andros was great, beautiful paths and views and Ariana has a lot of knowledge and made sure we are comfortable. Staying in Chora was great, even better than Korthi. Tinos was also great. I will come back for more walks! Greetings.” Erik, Norway
Mt OLYMPUS TREKKING HOLIDAY
“We absolutely enjoyed our time in Greece. Our expectations were exceeded… We enjoyed our time in Meteora with Nikolas a lot – he is a very competent guide.
Fani was a phenomenon! She treated us with the greatest care during our whole hike and brought us very safe up and down the mountain. She had so many great tips and suggestions during all the days, that we now feel already a little bit like experts. It was no problem that my dad took some longer breaks, and it was fantastic that she always took some time to enjoy the great view. We didn’t even need to say what we wanted, she already knew it!
She was the absolutely best guide, we could have wished for and we want to say a big Thank You’ to her and you, that you organized that amazing experience!!!
The whole travel travel was perfectly organized and our accommodation in Meteora was gorgeous. We will recommend your travel agency to our friends and look forward to booking our next journey with you. Best regards from Germany.” Frederic and Friedemann, Germany
WEST CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY
“My heartfelt thanks to our guide Annie and Nofootprint for a wonderful holiday. My West Cyclades walking tour led by Annie all exceeded my expectations in all sorts of ways – the walking, the swimming, the islands themselves and their people. I was impressed with her knowledge, personal warmth and generosity and with the great relationships she has formed with locals. I have already recommended Nofootprint tours to friends. I hope to see you again sometime. Warm regards.” Carol, Wales
“Excellent. The most memorable part of the holiday… in equal measure, our guide, Annie (aways pleasant, knowledgeable, safety-conscious, a good motivator), the trails to less frequented destinations and the destinations themselves. The guide was wonderful, the hikes varied and interesting, the food delicious and the accommodation very comfortable (especially the Hotel Nymphes on Sifnos.) Michael, Canada
CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING HOLIDAY
23 July 2022
“Finished up our holiday with time in Greece including a week onboard the yacht “Tahita” on a sailing & walking tour of the Small Cyclades Islands. Beautiful weather and great sailing with our skipper Sotiris and his first mate Annie. We visited many small islands and walked in the afternoons with Annie who has great local knowledge. This usually ended up in a local taverna with delicious local cuisine, lots of wine and singing, so much fun!! Angels, William, Patrick, Deborah and Lara, Australia!
“Tahita sailing for our family around the Cyclades was a memorable experience. Sotiris and Annie were fantastic and gave us a truly full on sailing time. The afternoon walks with Annie topped off our days on the water perfectly. I personally would love to do another adventure on Tahita and will be recommending you to my friends back in Australia. Thanks for the great time!” Pat, Australia
Mt OLYMPUS & METEORA TREKKING
“We are home after a wonderful trip. The trek up Olympus was everything we had hoped for. The guide, Nikos, was superb and we are really satisfied we were able to complete the hike as we had planned.
We also had a very good time in Meteora. I want to take this opportunity to thank you, on behalf of all of us, for putting together such a successful trip. Because of Covid, it took us almost three years (!) to complete, but we are very glad we were able to do it and are very pleased that we did.
It was certainly worth waiting for! With all best wishes.” Yonathan, Israel
WEST CRETE WALKING HOLIDAY
“Our trip was beyond great! I give most of the credit to Melita. She is a kind professional and that’s a hard combination to find these days.” Brenda, USA
PINDOS HIKING & ALPINE LAKE HOPPING
“The Highlights – the walk from Vradeto to Astraka refuge through the Tymfi range. Staying at Rokka guesthouse in Elaftopos. The route planning and content is excellent, much thought has clearly gone into it. An extra night at the refuge would have been good, to include one of the Tymfi peaks. Overall, a great introduction to the area.” Kevin, UK
“Tremendous guide, fantastic scenery, accommodation far better than expected. The Vikos Gorge and Mt. Smolikas were particular highlights!” Patrick, UK
SMALL CYCLADES WALKING HOLIDAY
“This is the second time I have walked with Nofootprint. We walked on Iraklia and Amorgos, two beautiful Greek islands. I can highly reccommend them for their professionalism and competence. They give you a great chance to explore nature and walk in Greece with dedicated guides.
Annie and Daphnie are fantastic guides and two of the nicest people you will ever meet. They know Greece and the islands so well. I always have a fantastic experience when I go with Nofootprint.” Kenneth, Scotland
“I went on my first walking holiday ever and had no idea what to expect. What I loved about it was of course the walking, being led literally and not needing to plan or decide the walks ourselves. We were in the best hands with expert guides who knew the terrain so well, but also their knowledge of the history and the local area were second to none. What I hadn’t banked on and equally loved was the feeling of being on holiday with good friends! There was no separation between guide and walker – we were in it together, and this is what made the trip with Nofootprint so very special! Annie’s communication all the way leading up to the trip was fantastic, prompt replies, clear and extensive answers. I knew we were in great hands!” Elaine, UK
CYCLADES SAILING & WALKING HOLIDAY
28 May 2022
“Lorcan and I had the holiday of a lifetime! All the best.” Janet and Lorcan, UK
“Anchoring in a small bay, snorkelling in a cave and beach barbecuing were the most memorable moments. The crew go out of their way to make everything work for you… It was my third time and it was great to be back.” Anne-Marie, UK
LEFKADA, ITHACA & KEFALONIA WALKING HOLIDAY
“Dear Daphne, what a wonderful experience! We really appreciate your superb planning of our days, all seemingly effortless and done with such calmness and good humour, however we do recognise how much you have put into this to make it seem this way. Thank you also for pushing us to achieve so much these 10 days. The holiday has been informative, enlightening, entertaining and above all fun! We love the islands and will be back. With kind regards and every best wish.” David, UK
“The sense of achievement felt after reaching some of the highest peaks of the islands, trekking through amazing flora and fauna to then experience the amazing views and huge skies, were my favourable moments. Lots of information on the natural and local history. An amazing experience. Guide Daphne was a delight and very knowledgeable regarding herbs, flowers, history of the islands. The organisation of travel between the islands, treks and accommodation was superb.” Jenny, UK
“Very beautiful and quiet (in May) islands. I think you feel more part of the community with a Greek tour operator. The concept of Nofootprint brought more conversation about conservation and the environment, which is no bad thing. Great times” Veronica, UK
MILOS & SIFNOS WALKING HOLIDAY
“Thanks for a wonderful holiday. Everything went according to plan including a lovely trip to Milos, where the flowers were superb. Anna was a great guide and good company, and helped me appreciate Sifnos especially the flowers and herbs growing wild beside the paths. Thanks and kind regards.” Martin, UK
WEST CRETE MULTI-ACTIVITY FAMILY HOLIDAY
26 April-2 May
“Another triumph!! The local fixers were absolutely terrific. Our guide, Melita, was simply marvellous with absolutely fluent English which helped to make her a great companion as well as a flawless guide. She was super-adaptable as well, and no Williams whim was a challenge for her (well, it may have been a challenge but she didn’t show it!).
We loved Crete. It is stunningly beautiful and Melita made sure that we saw the most stunning parts of all and not with loads of other tourists. We shall never forget those endless orange trees, the olive trees, the views, the White Mountains, the seascapes, the little churches, the goats, the sheep, the birds, the food.
The boutique hotel was wonderfully “typical” and the staff very friendly and eager to deal with our strange English ways… When breakfast eventually came, it came in massive and delicious waves and I’m not sure how we managed to get up from the table afterwards.
So thank you for organising this excellent holiday for us!” Lyn, William and Cordelia