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Donkey Trekking in Athens countryside

Animals

Donkey Trekking in Athens countryside

28 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English
Animals

Donkey Trekking in Athens countryside

Animals

Donkey Trekking in Athens countryside

28 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Before our walk, we meet the donkeys and find out about their nature and special needs and features. You will learn how to groom, feed and handle a donkey. To start our trip we choose the appropriate donkey for each hiker. Getting ready for our trekking includes the preparation of our backpacks with all we need, such as cookies, teapot, coffee, water e.t.c. The distance we shall cover is about 6-8 kilometers and includes a 30-minute stop at the Bethleem monastery, which is built on top of the ancient Sfytos town. The surroundings is full of old olive trees and vineyards. At this time we will make traditional greek coffee. During our trekking you will learn how to lead and negotiate with your donkey. Walking by the side of the most passionate and calm animal is a unique experience that you will remember forever. Your action doesn't stop here. When we arrive back to the stable, you can participate in feeding all donkeys, as well as the chickens and the ducks. As a reward for our effort we will enjoy a glass of greek raki and traditional mezedes
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Your host

Learn more about Dimitris

Dimitris

I left advertising/studio photography after 27 years in order to be near my lovely donkeys, take care of them and share my passion with everyone who wants to know this amazing animal. I trained and certified as a donkey keeper from the Donkey Sanctuary of Manchester. I love to live in the nature and - among others - organize trekking walks next to these amazing creatures. With our donkeys as hikers, we take long walks through paths, meadows and unfamiliar landscapes. This experience offers a bond of trust and friendship with this special animal. I'm also the co-founder of the Hellenic Donkey Center - Gaidourohora. We currently host 16 donkeys, ensuring a life with proper care, love & respect for their needs and take action for the recovery of those in need, advising and training owners and providing information, education, and treatment.

What's included

Food
Homemade greek delicacies
Drinks
Greek traditional raki, house wine, greek coffee that we will prepare in the traditional way
Transport
We can pick you up from the metro station if you don't have your own car.

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Where you'll be

We are located in Koropi, a suburb east of the Hymettus mountain and 16 km southeast of central Athens. Our farm is full of almond, olive trees and thyme and the environment reminds of the old Greek countryside. We currently host 15 donkeys and a tiny pony. Our walk will take place in the Hymettos mountain range with a rich ecosystem with over 600 species of plants, more than 100 species of birds and several species of mammals.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Dimitris
Donkey Trekking in Athens countryside
28 reviews
From ₹3,617/person
28 reviews
From ₹3,617/person