Stride Travel, whose subtitle is "travel beyond the beach," specializes in Alternative Tourism beyond the usual beach-centered one finds when vacationing. Its Adventure Tours offer various hiking, camping, rafting, cycling and wildlife viewing options, as well as chances to mingle with the locals and sample their genuine traditional cuisine.
Their suggestions for Greece for 2017 include such time-honored destinations as the Acropolis, Epidaurus, and Delfi. But their focus is on small craft excursions to the Greek islands, where they can help skipper the boat, and out in at various island ports of call to sample local dishes and interact with the locals, as well as enjoy much of their historical heritage. They offer hiking tours of the islands, a package called "Best of Greece," and a tour of the highlights of the Greek mainland. Packages run from 8-15 days, with prices ranging from $1,200-$2,499 excluding air travel to Greece.