Geologic study tour on Santorini, Greece
Program 2005: 6-day version
Difficulty rating: easy
Comfort level: high
Geology - Volcanism - Archaeology - History - Culture
Walking tours, geologic excursions, meetings etc.:
Since 1997, Tom has been (co-)organizing walking tours, geologic excursions, and, occasionally, meetings on Santorini such as the 1999 workshop of the Working Group of the European Seismological Commission.
The 6-days Santorini walking tour is designed for small groups of people who want to explore at least parts of the fascinating natural and cultural history of Santorini in a limited time frame (4 full days on Santorini). The program consists of a series of excursions, which usually are far "off the beaten tracks". Focus is Santorini's outstanding, text-book quality volcanic features as well as its natural beauty. You are assured first-hand knowledge and competence of the island; Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist and tour guide, has lived on Santorini for many months doing field work and guiding geologic walks. In addition, he speaks German, English, Danish and Italian fluently, as well as fairly well Greek and French.
"Hi Tom, Thanks
again for the super week on Santorini! It really was the
experience I expected and I would heartily recommend your
trip to anyone interested in combining a holiday on the
Greek islands with geologically fascinating day walks.
If you are interested,
please contact Tom via Email:
Note: the order of days and the exact program might change slightly.
The price includes:
- 6 nights in double room with
caldera view and bath, incl.
breakfast (Greek breakfast buffet). Single room supplement: 100
The price does not include:
- travel to Santorini
Preceding/ additional days:
Recommended reading: Fire
in the Sea
Physical requirements (Important):
The tours include frequent and sometimes longer breaks and the pace of walking is very relaxed. Keep in mind that the hiking program is flexible; some parts of the hikes are facultative (usually at the end, when a part of the group can return by car, whereas others might like to enjoy hiking back with the guide). Also, in case of excessive heat or otherwise unpleasant conditions, the walking routes would be shortened significantly. Even during the hikes, it is usually possible for individuals to shorten a piece and/or take alternative routes, in combination with transportation by bus or taxi, and then regroup with the rest later.
If you have any doubt, please contact me personally and I can advice you.
If you are interested in this programs or want to make a booking, please contact me directly (preferred via email):
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