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Author: mcdowellaz

Joined: 10/26/2011
Posts: 9
Trips Taken: 6
Traveler Since: 2011

August 21, 2013

We are booked for The Treasures of the Aegean in April of 2014.  If you have done this trip could you comment on the walking and hiking.  How strenuous are they?  I know everyone has a different idea about how difficult climbs can be but any information you can share would be appreciated. Thanks and happy travels.

Linda

Author: retirement

Joined: 7/30/2012
Posts: 12
Trips Taken: 8
Traveler Since: 2006

August 22, 2013

This was one of our favorite trips.  I believe it was 2009 when we did the Treasures of the Aegean.  The most challenging was the visit to "The Oracle", however, there were many places to stop along the path to rest, or stop and wait as the group would be coming down the same way.  There were all ages in our group, and with short rests along the way, none of us had any problem making it to the top.  We found that the entire trip you could do as much, or as little walking/hiking as you chose.  The shipboard experience was wonderful.

Author: mewslp

Joined: 5/15/2011
Posts: 44
Trips Taken: 14
Traveler Since: 2002

August 22, 2013

 Those Greeks loved their mountain views!  Hence, there were a lot of uphill walks to temples and monasteries. Depending upon which of the Meteoria monasteries you visit, you may have nearly 150 steps to climb, and the upward path to Delphi is fairly long but not too steep. On the islands churches and monasteries may require a short walk up.  The Parthenon is a long uphill climb. But, on all these occasions, slow and easy is the byword. You make many stops to hear about what you are seeing (and catch your breath at the same time). Your P.D. will be watching for those who lag behind, and allow catch-up time. Only you know your limitations, but none of our group missed out on any sights.  Wonderful wonderful trip!

Author: mcdowellaz

Joined: 10/26/2011
Posts: 9
Trips Taken: 6
Traveler Since: 2011

August 22, 2013

Thank you for your information.  My husband and I hike 2-4 miles every day but we are slowing down a bit.  After hearing your comments I believe we'll  be fine. We'll take it one step at a time.

Thanks and happy travels, Linda & Aaron

Author: mewslp

Joined: 5/15/2011
Posts: 44
Trips Taken: 14
Traveler Since: 2002

August 23, 2013

 To McDowellAZ - are you by chance in the Phoenix area? We're in Scottsdale - you can reply off forum to tclyde_us@yahoo.com - we can chat about the Aegean cruise!

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