PELOPONNESE GUIDED TOUR IN GREECE

890.00

Includes

  • Accommodation for 7 nights with breakfast for double, triple, quad room or apartment

  • Transportation

  • tickets for sights & museums

  • wine tasting

Optional archaeology guides for €220p.p, single supplement €125p.p.

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Description

This trip is not just a trip in Greece. In this tour you will visit the most cultural places and all the must visited archaeological sites of Peloponnese in 8 unforgettable days. It is a trip that seeks not only to offer information and knowledge, but also to stimulate the imagination by immersing the visitor in the very same environment that is described by ancient legends and histories. But there’s more than that. Just like in all of our holidays, you will experience the true Greek way of living and we will try to introduce you the true Greece in a way that only locals can do. You will also have the chance to relax, to spend some time on famous Greek beaches, visit the Corinth Canal (and cross it by boat if you wish), and to observe some local wine making and have the chance to taste the local wines. You can also create your own program of day-trips and activities suited to your length of stay with us.*

*Personalized programs can be created for you with additional charge depending on the number of participants, length and program of the tour.

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival in Athens-Corinth Canal-Epidaurus Meet your guide at the Athens airport or arrange a pick up from your hotel sometime in the afternoon. Our first stop will be at the Corinth Canal, the engineering masterpiece that separates Peloponnese from the mainland. Completed in the 1900 by a Greek, it changed completely the sea transportation of the area. We continue in Epidaurus, an UNESCO world heritage site where we will visit the ancient Greek theatre with its famous acoustics and the Asklepeion. Arrival in the town of Nafplio. Overnight in Nafplio

DAY 2

Mycenae – Nafplio In the morning we head to Mycenae, the ancient kingdom of the Bronze Age which the king, Agamemnon, led the Greeks in the Trojan War. Returning back to Nafplio we have the time to explore this magnificent town. We visit Palamidi, the Venetian castle at the top of the hill, Bourtzi the island fort just in front of the harbor and we will visit the traditional ouzo distillery to find out the secrets of this Greek drink. In the afternoon you will have free time to get lost in the small streets of Nafplio, walk around Arvanitia and or go for a swim at the beach. The evening is yours to relax and enjoy Greek specialties in the local taverns or an ice cream by the harbor. Overnight in Nafplio.

DAY 3

Kapsia Caves – Vytina – Dimitsana We leave the coast in the morning to start climbing to the mountainous Arcadia. “Et In Arcadia Ego” is the old saying and you will discover why. We will begin with a visit at the amazing Kapsia Caves where you will admire the rock formations created millions of years ago. Our next stop will be the traditional villages of Vytina and Dimitsana. Both villages are hidden well in the mountain Mainalo and you will be amazed by their architecture and traditional goods. The villages played an important role during the Greek Independence War of 1821. In Dimitsana our visit includes the monasteries of Loussios Gorge, Philosophou Monastery and the “Secret School”, the 1000 years old monastery that looks more like a fort! The tour also includes a visit to the unique and alternative Open Air Hydromovement museum. There you will see how the locals used the power of the water for their own needs in an era when no electrical power was available. Overnight in Dimitsana

DAY 4

Epikourios Apollo temple – ancient Olympia – wine tasting After a good breakfast in our hotel, we head west to visit the will hidden temple of Epikourios Apollo in Bassae. It is a work of the famous architect Iktinos and according to the ancient traveler Pausanias it is one of the finest temples of the Peloponnese. Our next stop is ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games where you will see the ancient stadium, the temple of Zeus , the Palestra and the unique museum, one of the best in Greece. The day will end with wine tasting to taste the local wines and transfer to Kalamata. On the way, we can stop in Voidokilia beach -shaped in a perfect semicircle- one of the most beautiful beaches of the Peloponnese to swim. Overnight in Kalamata.

DAY 5

Ancient Messini – Pylos – Methoni – Koroni This day includes a tour in the picturesque Messinia. We will start with a visit to the archaeological site of ancient Messini. Built in 371BC by Epaminondas,it set the new free era of the Messinian people against the Spartans. The tour will continue by taking the coastal road of Messinia visiting Pylos, Methoni and Koroni. In all 3 of those towns you will admire the well preserved Venetian castles and you can enjoy the beach and the local taverns. Overnight in Kalamata.

DAY 6

Mani-Gytheio Today our tour continues to one of the most beloved, fabulous and historical parts of Greece, Mani. Located in the south of Peloponnese, the rough and rocky landscape had as a result that the area remained always free. The wild beauty and the traditional towers of Mani will astonish you. Areopolis, Oitylo and the Dyros caves will make you fall in love with Mani. The evening is free to walk in Gytheio, the beautiful small town of south Peloponnese and enjoy the fresh fish at the taverns by the dock. Overnight in Gytheio

DAY 7

Elafonnisos – Monemvassia This day is dedicated to Laconia. After our breakfast we head to Elafonissos, the famous island with the golden beach, named in the top 3 beaches of the whole Mediterranean Sea. We will sunbath and swim in the crystal waters and will enjoy our lunch in the small taverns of the town. Our tour continues to another highlight of Peloponnese, the medieval city of Monemvassia. The town and fortress were founded in 583 and is built on a huge rock just 200m from the land. You will wander in the narrow streets and you will enjoy the tremendous view climbing up to the castle. Overnight in Gytheio

DAY 8

Our last day begins with a visit in ancient Sparta,the kingdom of King Leonidas and the 300 men who fell in Thermopylae. We will visit the acropolis of the city where we can see the ancient theatre, the temple of Chalkoikos Athena and other remaining buildings. We then continue to Mystras, one of the most amazing sites of Peloponnese. Not in many parts of the world will you have the opportunity to see a whole city that is an archaeological site! One of the most important byzantine cities, Mystras is built on a steep hill on the foot of Taygetos Mountain. Walk up to the castle and visit the churches including the Mitropolis (Agios Dimitrios), where Konstantinos Palaiolologos, the last Emperor of Byzantium swore to be the king to fall bravely later in the last battle of the Constantinople. Stop for lunch in Sparta and then drive back to Athens. As the proverb goes “All good things must come to end”. However you can expand your holidays in our beautiful country as we can arrange for your some extra days in Athens for sightseeing or some days to rest on the Greek islands.

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ACCOMMODATION

During this tour you will stay in 3* Hotels or Apartments. All accommodations have been selected by us and are checked in person by our crew. They fulfill a minimum level of standards set like cleanness, stuff behavior, breakfast, comfort and more. In terms of our Responsible Travel Policy, all accommodations are owned by locals, they mainly employee locals and do care about the environment. Most probably you will meet the owners themselves, have a cup of coffee with them or taste the breakfast made by their hands! For the most demanding there is also the possibility of upgrade in for 4* Hotels but only in some places. Contact us for more details.

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PRICING

Includes

  • Accommodation for 7 nights with breakfast for double, triple, quad room or apartment

  • Transportation

  • tickets for sights & museums

  • wine tasting

Optional archaeology guides for €220p.p, single supplement €125p.p.

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