In our latest retirement travel vlog, Bev relives some childhood memories as we visit an animal rescue center for donkeys. We went donkey trekking with these fantastic animals near Athens, Greece. The Hellenic Donkey Center is an animal rescue shelter for these brilliant animals. After learning the basics of animal care for donkeys, we took them on a 5k hike and returned to a beautiful authentic Greek dinner at the sanctuary. We found this experience through Airbnb and highly recommend it if you are in the Athens, Greece, area. Please put it on your Athens things to do list for sure. Also, please consider a donation or adopting one of these donkeys. We have found that animal rescue activities are a wonderful retirement cause to get involved with as we travel the world and it all started with hiking with donkeys.
Hiking with Donkeys near Athens, Greece
Donkey trekking near Athens offers visitors to immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Greek countryside while enjoying the companionship of these gentle and sure-footed animals. The trails wind through picturesque landscapes, dotted with olive groves, fragrant wildflowers, and ancient ruins. The slow pace of donkey trekking allows participants to savor every moment. What this really means is that donkeys want to stop and eat constantly. 🤣 As you meander along the scenic paths, you will encounter friendly locals, traditional villages, and panoramic views of the azure Aegean Sea.
Other Retirement Travelers videos in Greece
We visited the magical monasteries of Meteora in the central region of the country. Check out the video here.