What is Travel and Do?

We are much more than a B2C/B2B tour operator and travel specialist.

Travel and Do is an inspiring intercultural project aiming to promote Greek culture and products by creating experiences where the participants are given the chance to engage in meaningful activities (thus the name: Travel and Do!).

Toward our aim, we conduct various workshops and seminars, organize cultural events, and operate special-interest travel itineraries.

Off-the-beaten-track activities in nature, eco-farm fair-trade visits and culinary tastings, art workshops, cultural discoveries, remote local gastronomy, health and wellbeing programs, thematic day tours, agritourism, and much more are among the experiences we offer.

Philosophy and Mission

All Travel and Do programs aim to create a pleasant environment for meaningful sharing and a positive transformation for our guests. For this, we have partnered with people who offer their expertise, services, and products with love and respect for creation.

Our eco-friendly services are based on fair trade, without exploiting human, natural, or social resources. We are committed to respecting and promoting Greece’s environmental wealth and cultural heritage for generations to come.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Every year, we support existing social or environmental projects in Greece.

One example is our sponsorship of the Herb Garden of Hippocrates at Hopeland.

Responsible Travel

Sea_turtle_GreeceIt is the kind of travel that promotes environmental awareness & sustainability, biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage preservation, harmonic social development & fair trade. We know from the inside how this works because our social enterprise held for three years (2011-2014) the worldwide recognized Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) label from TourCert.

Billions of people travel each year! Each of us must consider one’s contribution to sustaining our planet’s natural and cultural wonders so that future generations can enjoy the same life-changing adventures we have shared. Taking the tourism era for granted, we need to turn to responsible tourism as a solution to offset, as much as possible, the side effects of traveling and promote “greener ways” of cultural interaction. We must re-skill ourselves to use our resources with modesty, wisdom, and love and give a lot back to nature during everyday life and while traveling.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

Lost_in_heaven_GreeceTo help you experience Greek authentically, but also leave the minimum travel foot-print behind and compensate the environment for your emissions, we offer:
– Off-the-beaten-track tours
– Participation in non-touristy cultural events, local feasts, and traditional concerts
– Visits to distilleries, vineyards, olive oil presses, beekeepers, and organic farms
– Culinary art workshops
– Authentic evenings with folk circular dances
– Lectures on the local customs, the famous Greek Mythology, the modern language, and its live connection to the ancient Greek language as well as its connection to other modern European languages
– Hands-on traditional healing applications of the local herbs
– Guided trekking tours and other sustainable activities in nature

“An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks, or jumping off cliffs.
It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way.”

Shawna Grapentin

Pelion_train_Greece– Travel in a spirit of humility and with a genuine desire to meet, talk, and exchange meaningful information with local people
– Be aware of the feelings of the locals, and respect their culture and customs in your action
– Cultivate the art of being present, of listening, of learning by observing closely
– Realize and accept that other people may have concepts of time and thought patterns different from yours—not wrong, not inferior, just different!
– Contribute to the local community by sharing your knowledge, skills, feelings, and humor
– Remember that you are among many visitors, and do not expect special privileges
– Make no promises to local people that you cannot implement; keep the promises that you make
– Always respect temples and other sacred places and their holy artifacts as you would the churches and temples in your homeland
– Show particular respect when you intend to photograph/take a video by first exchanging a few words and asking permission to proceed with
– Spend time each day reflecting on your experiences, considering the possibility that what enriched you may have robbed another
– Utilize the opportunity to travel for personal and trans-personal growth and global understanding
– Compensate the visited communities and environment by supporting our CSR projects

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”

Moslih Eddin Saadi

Please, contact us for details on how you can contribute or participate in our CSR projects as a part of your holidays in Greece. This is a genuine chance to offset your “travel footprint” by supporting one of our CSR projects or through participating on-site in one of our eco-projects.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path, and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Book one of our tours and enjoy a responsible journey!

Travel and Do’s tours respect and promote fair trade, exchange of knowledge, local community independence, environmental sustainability, and cultural heritage preservation!

10-Day Private Family Adventure in Crete Greece

10-Day Culture and Gastronomy Tour in Crete Greece

Vegans in Chania Crete

8-Day Vegans Discovering Crete

8-Day Qigong, Yoga, and Meditation retreat in Crete Greece