Why You Must Reconsider Before Riding a Donkey in Santorini
Residents of the island Santorini, Greece, make their best for visitors to have a great time. However, they are well asking all of us quit doing one point: Riding Santorini’s donkeys up 600-foot cliffs.
The island partnered with the cruise-line industry to release a new campaign entitled, “in their hooves” to enlighten travellers on the physical as well as mental stress put on the donkeys as they climb up the steep hillsides with human beings on their backs.
The campaign was initially introduced after locals observed the increasing number of donkeys suffering back injuries, saddle sores, as well as exhaustion. Instead of hiring donkeys, book a Santorini Private Guided Tour and relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned mini bus.
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Santorini also took the unprecedented step to make it prohibited for proprietors of the donkeys to allow animals to bring more than 220 pounds of either humans or freight. That weight restriction, is about one-fifth of the donkey’s weight.
Fortunately, the donkeys are not the only means up the steep hillsides of Santorini. There are also two other means of ascension. Travellers can walk the hill up on foot, or by cable auto.
Officials and also project supervisors are really hoping the brand-new “in their hooves” effort will certainly make visitors reconsider before riding donkeys. So, next time you’re in the gorgeous island of Santorini, possibly ensure to pack a comfortable set of footwear and hoof it up the mountainside on your own.
There is always another option to take. If you are not the kind of athletic person you can book a Santorini Impressive Caldera Private Tour.
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