~ An apartment by the sea, a ski chalet, a cabin in the countryside... When it comes to holidaymaking, each and every one of us has his or her own needs, preferences and dreams to honour, and the amount of money put aside for the purpose varies from person to person. A solo traveller's aspirations are, clearly, different from those of a couple travelling with a baby, or of a single parent with teenage kids, or a family contemplating a vacation that would bring together its three generations under one roof. Each traveller category needs some specific type of accommodation, and there is a certain set of services to meet each travel style's requirements. ~
Spending quality time with one's family to share the present moment and make some beautiful memories together...
An easily adjustable vacation programme will be built based on the age of family members. This often proves to be a good premise for narrowing down the choice of next holiday's destination by resolving the all too common seaside-vs.-mountains dilemma, as well as for picking out an appropriate accommodation style. The idea is, of course, to try and make everyone happy - by squeezing in a whole variety of activities so that each member's tastes could be taken into account. In organising a perfect holiday for a family with young children, the main challenge will be to ensure a carefree stay, with all basic things pre-arranged and no need upon arrival to spend time looking for accommodation or entertainment options. All you've got to do then is to follow the roadmap, savouring every moment of your journey.
For family sojourn, an apartment or a house to rent are, perhaps, the optimum type of accommodation. Such lodgings are usualy spacious enough, and come with a kitchen and, quite often, a garden.
vacationing with friends
For two friends or a band of buddies, holidays are a time for sharing, for joy, for discoveries, for doing things together, for trying out new foods... And, of course, for chilling out...
This travel format has at least one obvious economic advantage: When you choose to go on holiday with a friend rather than on your own, chances are that the two of you will feel quite comfortable sharing a twin room. With the per-person rate normally lower than a single room's, this option will save you and your roommate some money, which could instead be spent on some additional fun activities, restaurant meals, etc. or just be put aside for future investment.
To give you an example, if the price of a twin room (with 2 separate beds) is €30 per night, each person will have to spend just €15 (or €120 for an eight-night stay).
Long live freedom!!!
It would be a shame, really, not to use your vacation as an opportunity to travel just because you are currently not in a relationship or have no friends free to join you during your time off. And then again, why should this stop you from hitting the road? All the more so since travelling solo is a format that has its own unbeatable advantages and is associated by many with the feeling of extraordinary freedom. Indeed, it can be the best choice for someone aspiring for a journey toward the unknown, with no constraints or compromises...
Travelling without a companion may feel even better if you:
know that your accommodation has been carefully selected based on criteria such as hygiene standards and the quality of hospitality services (and is regularly checked for compliance), as well as on how safe and pleasant the surroundings are;
have your very own, personalised guidebook on hand, complete with a programme of your stay, relevant tips, suggestions about possible fun activities, and other helpful information;
can keep in touch with the organiser throughout your stay...
In this case, your trip stands a very good chance of becoming an enriching carefree experience.
Single-room accommodation is provided at no extra charge. Also, you may benefit from considerable discounts if you come round for a term-time vacation rather than during school holidays.
catering to handicapped travellers' needs
Modern, functional lodgings situated amidst an orange tree grove, at the seaside, in a village... Perfect for persons with reduced mobility and for families that have young children (these latter will surely appreciate the playing area available on the grounds).
On offer are apartments of 45m2, large enough to accommodate up to four tenants. These flats include: a double bedroom (2 beds) with a balcony, a living room with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. The rooms are spacious, with no staircases or steep steps; 5 minutes' walk from the beach and the village centre; breakfast included in the rent. Some of the major ancient Greek sites in close proximity.
Starting from €38* per night, for 2 persons, or €266 for a week-long stay (* low season, from November to March); €40, shoulder season; €45, high season (July, August).
Choice of accommodation
Cleanliness (I may be something of a neat freak, but in my profession it's an asset, actually. And it does work, with my clients often saying in their feedback comments that they found the lodgings I had recommended to them impeccably clean and therefore didn't have to spend their first day on vacation putting things in order;
Good hosts (efficiency, friendliness, and -- most importantly -- integrity)
*All very comfortable, some with a character, the lodgings on offer are sure to make a perfect environment for any traveller's well-being, rest and relaxation.
Ethical tourism: How can it pay off ?
Why should you entrust a professional adhering to the values of socially responsible tourism with the organisation of your vacation? Because this will provide you with benefits such as:
Quality accommodation not at some of the mass tourism sector's chain hotel high-rises, but in houses built to human scale and in harmony with their environment, plus run by families; that kind of lodgings will make your stay more authentic;
A chance to contribute to the well-being of local rural communities, which largely depend on the tourist inflow, as well as to support the local economy by buying services without any go-between (directly from the organiser, the host and the guide);
An opportunity to purchase all hospitality-sector services directly from their providers and thereby to reduce your travel costs without compromising on quality.
Other advantages :
Made-to-measure travel is all about freedom well organised.
You will benefit from individual guidance from beginning to end (that is, from your trip project's conception all the way through to its realisaion). And back home, you are most welcome to provide feedback, sending your impressions along with a filled-in satisfaction questionnaire.
There are as many travel ideas as there are travellers out there. And your trip is going to be an exceptional one, just because it will be built in line with your own tastes, preferences, and dreams, as well as taking due account of the means at your disposal.
The programme for you stay is 100% flexible and easy to adjust to your travel dates, your theme preferences (arts & culture, nature, sports & recreation, relaxation...), your pace, your schedule, etc. Created with a view to reflecting your unique individuality, your trip will be a one-off.
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