The interest for agrotourism (or rural tourism) is constantly growing. Many people today only know the urban way of life and this might be the reason for the growing interest.
Live like local Greeks
It is a kind of tourism that offers the opportunity to try multi-activity in the agricultural sector and to live the life of the local inhabitants, getting in touch with the authentic characteristics of the chosen region, while showing respect for the environment and tradition. Agrotourism brings the visitor really close to nature and the daily activities, while also getting to know the traditional cuisine and the local products.
This simultaneously mobilizes the productive, cultural and developmental forces of an area – and is thus contributing to the sustainability of the rural environment, both economically and socially.
Greek agrotourism programs
Many businesses – throughout Greece – offer you the satisfaction of getting to know the Greek countryside through special agrotourism programs. These businesses are classified in the following categories:
- Outlets / exhibitions of agrotourist products
- Agrotourist catering and recreation centers
- Travel agencies organizing and implementing programs offering outdoor activities and excusions of ecotourism and cultural interests
- Businesses producing traditional products
- Popular art workshops
Agrotourism in Crete
- Vamos Traditional Village
Between Chania and Rethymnon, at the foothills of the White Mountains and only a short distance from the northern Cretan sea, is the traditional village of Vamos, with a rich cultural heritage.
- Milia Mountain Retreat
Milia is an authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into and eco-friendly tourist complex; it seems to have sprouted from the lands of Crete. A glorious location boasting exceptional rugged beauty in the area of Kissamos, Chania.
- Eleonas – traditional cottages
Guesthouses built at the foot of Mount Psiloritis. Guests will have the chance to interact with nature by participating in alternative tourism activities. There are areas suitable for hiking (the gorge, the lake as well as hiking paths on the mountain slopes). Nearby archaeological sites and beautiful beaches.
- Stratos Villas
Stratos Villas overlook a landscape with hills, which resemble an endless natural rock garden. Trees, bushes and herbs grow among the rocky slopes. The small river, just 100m away from the villas, is inhabited by frogs, turtles and crabs. This peaceful scenery makes our villas the perfect place to relax and revive your mind, body and soul.
- Enagron Ecotourism Houses
On Mount Psiloritis in Rethymno, Enagron Ecotourism Houses grow olive trees, grapevine, all kinds of fruit trees, greens, vegetables and many herbs and aromatic plants with mild, natural and organic methods, without fertilizers and chemicals. The farm has also many animals and poultry for eggs, milk and meat.
- Melidoni X Villas
This exquisite holiday village development in Melidoni, is offering you 3 Villas at 70sqm and 2 Villas at 90sqm . Each Villa has its own pool furnished with beautiful sun terrace and surrounded by a colorful garden.
- Sarris House
Xirokampi stands in an amphitheatrically position with a nice view of the lowland filled with the olive groves and the grapevines up until the blue of the sea.
- Lasinthos Eco Park
“Lasinthos” is a pure proposal and a unique opportunity for all those who are interested in getting to experience and to know closely the beauty of life in the Cretan countryside in St. George, Lasithi Plateau, Crete
Agrotourism in the Cyclades Islands
- Red Tractor Farm is a family owned guesthouse on the island of Kea in Greece. It is open all year round.
- Pagali Hotel is situated in the mountain village of Lagada, on the northeastern side of the island of Amorgos, Greece, above charming Aegiali Port and Town.
Agrotourism in the North Aegean Islands
- Spilia Studios
‘Spilia Studios’ is a complex of four traditional houses in Kardamyla, in the island of Chios, which can accommodate at least twelve people. In addition to a magnificent view, their location, at the highest point of the settlement, offers excellent conditions for concentration and relaxation…
- Arhodico agricultural pension
Right in the heart of Kampos you will find an ideal residence for your holidays called ‘Arhodico’. It is a luxurious agrotouristic pension which was first run in 1993, but built in 1890 by the ancestors of the recent owners. It is a two –storey building with comfortable rooms.
- Ikarian Winery & Organic Farm
Ikarian winery is located in Pigy, a hill village 8 kilometers to the west of the port of Evdilos , in the region of what used to be the ancient Ikarian kingdom of Enoi. The winery, the organic farm and the agrotourist unit were set up by George Karimalis and his wife Eleni when they returned to their native home to dedicate themselves to environmental work on their own land.
Agrotourism in the Ionian Islands
- Logothetis Organic Farm
Set within the bounds of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (Zante) in Vasilikos region and close to Gerakas beach, Logothetis Organic Farm offers holiday houses, villas and eco-activities for responsible and relaxing holidays.
- Lithies Houses
Lithies Organic Farm on Zakynthos island is ideally placed for hiking and pleasant walks in the stunning surroundings with maps available outlining suggested walking routes. Lithies houses are in the centre of Vassilikos which boasts the best beaches on Zakynthos.
- Melivaro – ecological, traditional villa
Melivaro is a large house of traditional architecture and construction, located in the mountain above the village of Tsoukalades on the west coast of Lefkada island. It is 700m from the village for essential groceries (very well appointed minimarket) and taverns, less than 5 minutes drive from the beautiful Pefkoulia beach, and 10 minutes from the fishing village of Aghios Nikitas and from the living Lefkada town.