Fantastic Travel Companions
One of the best parts of travel is who you meet along the journey. With a VISTA Adventures trip, you have a head start with participants that more than likely share your values and your passion to explore the world around you.
We can take you to places you’ve wanted to go, to do the activities you love. You will be immersed in the natural beauty and culture of Greece in locations off the beaten path and away from the tourist crowds, welcoming those serendipitous travel moments that ultimately result in your best stories and memories from a trip. Conversations with locals, camaraderie with active like-minded travelers. Want something more difficult? You got it! Want to take it easy? Not a problem. Travel at your own pace.
Our guides are passionate about the outdoors. They can be from all walks of life and they can take you away from the beaten path to discover the unexpected. A world of beauty and truth not found in any guide book.
Experience a Place, don’t just visit
Our trips are all about fun but we don’t end there. To help the economies we support local businesses, from lodging to guides to restaurants. We create meaningful cultural exchanges with each region’s people and get to know their customs and traditions.
You get to experience a place, not just visit. While comfort is our priority, we provide lodging that’s out of the ordinary. On our trips, you might stay in a lodge high on Mt. Olympus or the Tzoumerka range perched on the flanks of a stunning mountain. Watch the sun set as you savor a delicious spread of regional specialties and wines or wake up with the aroma of your morning coffee as the sun breaks over the sea or above the clouds. With our staff you get first-hand knowledge about your trip. We tell you what to bring and how to prepare for your adventure and we also share our own passion for the destination and the activities you’ll be doing. You can trust our knowledge and attention to detail to make your trip the best you’ve ever taken.
What difference does a guide make?
All the difference in the world!
With our tour guides you not only gain a broader perspective on each region. You gain access to people and places not found on the pages of travel books. And while our guides lead fun-packed itineraries, experience has taught them that there is a balance between thorough planning and a willingness to embrace the impromptu. It’s often the chance encounters—roadside fruit stands, campfire stories—that color your memories most.
Off the Beaten Path
Part of the allure of adventure travel is getting away from run-of-the-mill tourist hotels. To give you the most unique and authentic experience possible, some of our trip itineraries feature tent, or dorm style accommodations. On some occasions, single accommodations might not be available for all or part of your itinerary.
We offer adventure-craving travelers an alternative to the resort, cruises and motor coach tours.
Passion for travel and zest for adventure.
Why travel with VISTA Adventures?
A Different Way to Travel
At VISTA Adventures, we encourage you to step off the beaten path, embrace the unexpected and immerse yourself in the extraordinary.We embrace authentic accommodation and local transportation to bring you face to face with one of the world’s most fascinating cultures, customs and awe-inspiring scenery.
At VISTA Adventures we believe in the power of nature travel.
It’s not about taking unnecessary risk or going to extremes. It’s about a simple desire to feel more alive, with the freedom to do what you want to do. Getting outside immersed in nature focused on conservation with a true purpose. With dreams, romance and style.
We challenge you physically and engage you mentally.
Five of Greece’s greatest locations, adventures and treks
We’ve rounded up five of our favorite locations, among the most beautiful, challenging and rewarding to be found in Greece:
the island of Samothrace, Mt. Olympus, Pindus/Tzoumerka Mountain range, Pelion Mountain, and the Sporades islands.
Best time to go: Spring / Summer / Fall
Meet the VISTA Adventures Travel team
Victoria, a Greek native, has lived in the US for many years. She has been professionally involved in Organization Planning and Development, directing business operations, consultations and marketing for several International companies in the financial and arts industries & in production companies specializing in travel documentaries that brought her in many places around the world.
She has always participated in a variety of sports and intervarsity athletic meets. She loves nature and has been involved in hiking, trekking, dessert trekking, canyoning, mountaineering, ski touring, water skiing and scuba diving around the world. The last several years Victoria has been involved exclusively in planning, organizing and guiding adventure travel experiences in Greece for groups from the U.S. and Europe. Victoria holds graduate degrees in business administration.
Stamatis' semi-professional water polo background augments his 20 years of experience and expertise as mountaineer/hiker/trad and sport rock climber/canyoner/sport and back country skier. Stamatis is an outstanding planner, commanding exceptional talent in adventure sports, with a knowledge of locations and longstanding relationships with locals to enhance adventuring experiences.
He possesses excellent leadership and service skills, and customizes all programs for safety, level of experience, and athletic abilities.
Stamatis holds graduate and post graduate degrees in economics and social sciences.
We work together with knowledgeable experts to assist us in leading our trips and we also form partnerships with small local companies to provide equipment, transportation, hotels and other services. They are trained and fully certified, all enthusiastic and know the ropes encouraging you every step of the way.