Nepal - Community Project Travel

From beginning to the end the trip was fantastic. We had two wonderful guides with completely different strengths. Both leaders were very professional and caring. The trek was magnificent. It was well worth climbing to see the wonderful views once we reached Namche Bazaar. Our guides were wonderful. They did a great job of looking out for us on the trek and a fantastic job of looking after us in camp. The food was amazing. The porters were also really friendly and helpful and deserve medals for lugging all our gear around.


The local villagers at Jumbesi made us feel really welcome and put on a special dinner at the monastery. We were overwhelmed with the welcome they gave us and also the thank you. We had a great bunch of other trekkers on the trip and we were all matched up well with our room mates. We were very lucky with the weather and had day after day of awe inspiring views. There is not one bad thing that I can say about the trip. The trip was a life changing experience and I would love to do it all again. I would like to thank everyone involved. And I hope that one day I get to travel again with World Expeditions.

K. Venables | New Zealand
 

Greece

Greece

Greece forms an irregular-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean with two additional large peninsulas projecting from it: the Chalcidice and the Peloponnese. To the north, it has borders with Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria, and to the east it borders Turkey.

The Greek Islands are generally subdivided into two groups, according to location: the Ionian Islands (including Corfu, Cephalonia, and Leucas) west of the mainland and the Aegean Islands (including Euboea, Samos, Chios, Lesbos, and Crete) to the east and south.

North-central Greece, Epirus, and western Macedonia are all mountainous. The main chain of the Pindus Mountains extends from northwest Greece to the Peloponnese. Mount Olympus, rising to (2,909 m), is the highest point in the country.


Featured Adventures

Crete: Mountains and Coast

Explore on foot the ancient cities, mountains and villages along Crete's southwest coast
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Greek Islands Bike & Boat

Cruise the azure waters of the Aegean and cycle to ancient ruins and unspoilt beaches
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Greek Islands Family Adventure

A multi activity adventure for the family exploring the Ionian Islands of Greece
 
8 days |
Introductory | Family Adventures

Ionian Islands Bike & Boat

Discover by bike and boat the Ionian islands including Ithaca, Cephalonia and Corfu
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Meteora and Mt Olympus

Trek the sacred summits of Mount Olympus and Meteora
 
8 days |
Moderate

Exploring Crete

Discover Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, on foot. Walk in Samaria and Imbros Gorge and hike in the White Mountains
 
8 days |
Moderate

Zagoria, the Secret Villages

Explore the Zagoria Villages in the Pindos Mountains of Greece. Descend the famous Vikos Gorge, enjoy spectacular vistas from cliff tops and high passes, visit ancient settlements and experience friendly hospitality.
 
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging

YOMADS A Greek Odyssey

Trace the route of Odysseus across the Greek Islands by bike, foot and kayak with Yomads - unique travel experiences for the 20s and 30s
 
10 days |
Moderate | Trekking | Cycling | Kayaking
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The Weather in Greece

The dominant condition of Greece's climate is the alternation between hot, dry summers and cold, damp winters typical of the Mediterranean.  The main climatic regions of Greece are the mainland mountains, Attica (the southeasternmost part of the mainland) and the Aegean, the west including the Ionian Islands, and the continental northeast.

Cyclonic depressions provide the lowlands of the west and the south with mild winters and little frost. Beginning in late fall and continuing through the winter, the Ionian Islands and the western mountains of the mainland receive abundant rain (snow at higher elevations) from the west, whereas the eastern mainland, shielded by the mountains, receives much less precipitation.

In summer Greece experiences hot, dry conditions and an average sea-level temperature of 27° C in July. Summer winds have a moderating effect along the coast, but very dry, hot winds affect tje Aegean area. The Ionian and Aegean islands are especially warm in October and November.

At higher elevations in the interior, some rainfall occurs year-round, and higher mountains in the southern Peloponnesus and on Crete are snowcapped for several months of the year. The mountains of Macedonia and Thrace have colder continental winters influenced by winds channeled through the river valleys from the north.

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