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OVERVIEW
  Duration: 8 Days
  Group size: 6-14 people
  Departure: Athens center
  Meals: Snacks and meals are included in this trip
  Type: Leisure - Cultural

Trip Introduction

Immerse yourself in ancient Greek history as you explore the cultural heritage sites and natural beauties of Peloponnese.

Discover the narrow streets of the beautiful city of Nafplio, the first capital city of modern Greece and take a journey in time by visiting the old town of Mystras, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visit the spectacular ancient site of Olympia the birthplace of Olympic games, the most religious and athletic center in ancient Greece.
Relax and swim in 8 different fascinating sandy beaches throughout the journey
Visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus,the most beautiful and best preserved of its kind and explore the spectacular caves of Diros.
Fascinating places,stunningly beautiful scenery, majestic beaches are some of the few words characterising Peloponnisos.
Join un in this journey of historical tours and beach breaks.


Key highlights of this journey:
 
- Visit the archaeological site of ancient Corinth
- Visit the famous wine producing area of Nemea
- Visit archaeological site of Epidaurus
- Visit the castle of Nafplio
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras
- Visit the spectacular Diros caves
- Explore idyllic beaches and sea caves by sea kayaking (ideal for beginners)
- Visit the archaeological site of Olympia, birthplace of Olympic games
- Swim in Neda’s waterfalls
- Swim in six different amazing beaches throughout the tour

ITINERARY

DAY1 ButtonArrive in Athens, check in at the hotel and lunch in a local tavern

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You will meet our guide in Athens, waiting for you at the hotel. As there not any activity included this day we will have a short walk tour in the lively area of downtown Athens, go for a dinner in a local tavern. and have a tour briefing from the guide.
 
Meals included: Dinner


DAY2 Button
Visit ancient Corinth, discover Nemea the famous wine producing area of Greece

nemea wine4

Just an hour and a half driving from Athens we arrive in Ancient Corinth. Dating back to 3000BC, Corinth was once an important city-state and trade center with an impressive history. We will explore the archaeological site and then we will move towards a nearby beach for a swim and later to taste fresh fish in a local tavern. After lunch, it is time to visit Nemea the famous wine producing area of Greece. We will have a tour in one of the areas winery and taste some of the best local wines.

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY3 ButtonVisit the archaeological site of Epidavros, arrive and explore the city of Nafplio and the castle

Epidaurus Greece

After breakfast, an hour's drive from Nemea we arrive at the archaeological site of Epidaurus. We visit the ancient theater, probably the most beautiful and best preserved of its kind. Built in the 4th century, due to its excellent acoustics and condition, the ancient theater is still used today. Later, we move to the beautiful town of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece (1821) after the Greek revolution .The Old Town’s heart, with its maze of narrow streets, the stunning neoclassical buildings, provides an ideal opportunity to walk and explore it. Last but not least is the visit to the famous Venetian fortress of Palamidi, a true architectural masterpiece. Built during the Venetian occupation in 1687, and perched above Nafplio you can admire great view of the area.

Meals included: Breakfast



DAY4 ButtonExplore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras, visit Diros caves

diros caves

After breakfast, It is time to take the van and visit the archaeological site of Mystras. Built on the slopes of Taygetos mountain, Mystras was the most powerful fortified Byzantine city of the Peloponnese from the 13th to the 15th century. A visit at the Castle of Mystras takes the visitor on a journey in time. A landscape that generously offers an unprecedented cultural experience and awakens the senses.
Later we move south, to visit the amazing Diros caves. The cavе сomplex cоnsists οf threе cаves but only twо οf them, Vlусhada аnd Alеpotrypa are оpen to visitors. The routе thrоugh the caves inсludеs wаlking thrοugh narrow passаges and a bоat tour in the lаке thrοugh cave tunnels. The boats take you to various chambers and tunnels, with myriads of bright white, pink, and red stalactites, as well as grey and white pillars.
After the caves, if time permits it, we cannot miss a relaxing swim in the nearby beach. We will end our day in Kardamyli town.
 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


 
DAY 5  Sea kayak in Kardamyli, visit Methoni seasside village
 
sea kayaking peloponnisos
 
Today we will visit sea caves and discover idyllic beaches by sea kayaking. This activity is suitable for beginners and families. We keep a stable and comfortable paddling pace and there's sufficient rest time during our stops.
Before departure, our qualified kayak leader will brief you on trip details, kayak paddling techniques and safety measures. Soon we get into our kayaks and begin a coastal exploration at a relaxed paddling pace.
One of the top attractions of this trip is a visit to the Blue Cave. A spectacular natural phenomenon where sunlight passing through a crack in the cave reflects on the sea floor and bathes the entire cave in aquamarine light. A swim into the cave is a must do and a lifetime experience.

After the sea kayak we will move towards Methoni a beautiful picturesque seaside village of Messinia dominated by the well-preserved medieval castle with its high walls. We will have a dinner and end our day there.
 
Meals included: Breakfast, Snack lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 6  Swim in Nedas waterfalls, relax on Elaias beach, arrive in Olympia
 neda itinerary

Τoday after breakfast we will drive aprx. 1 hour towards Neda river, a place of natural beauty, amazing landscapes and magnificent waterfalls. Free time to have a swim on the natural swimming pools created by the numerous waterfalls of the area. If the group is ready to hike there is also a possibility for a river trekking, in order to get a full experience of the place.
We will then move, an hour driving,to Elaia a golden beach with blue waters. Free time for everyone to relax and then we will have our lunch in a local tavern by the sea.
Our final destination for this day is Olympia village, an hour driving distance, where we will spend the rest of the day without any activities
 
Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 7  Explore Olympia archaeological site, stop for a swim on the way back to Athens
 olympia

After breakfast, we visit the archaeological site of Olympia. Located in western Peloponnese, ancient Olympia one of the most celebrated ancient Greek sanctuaries, became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic games which began on these very grounds. Started around the year of 776 BCE and repeated every four years for centuries thereafter.
On our way back to Athens, we will stop for a nice refreshing swim at Selianitika seaside village and enjoy some special, local delicatessen on a local tavern by the sea.
Evening time we will be arriving in Athens. Check in at the hotel and if everyone wants we go in a local place for dinner, for a debriefing of the journey.
 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 


DAY 8  Departure day
 
Our adventure ends after breakfast. For those who have a flight back to their country we wish them to have a pleasant and safe journey. For those who continue their holidays in Greece we are sure that they will enjoy wherever they go.
 
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUDES

What is included in the price

- Transfer with private mini van from Athens to all the places we visit
- All transportations during the trip .
- Accomodation based on double occupancy (7 nights)
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches)
- Entrance fees to archaeological site and museums
- Cost for the wine tour in Nemea
- Full Sea Kayak equipment: boat, paddle, life jacket, spray-skirt, waterproof jacket
- Qualified BC 3-5 Star sea kayak leader who also holds first aid certificate.
- Cost for the Diros caves entrance fees.
- Professional tourist guides for the archaeological sites
- Two NomadsPath english speaking guides/tour leaders throughout the trip
- Luggage transfer
- All taxes

What is not included in the price

- Booking flights to Athens
- Travel insurance
- Any meals not mentioned in the program
- Alcoholic beverages
- Additional expences as a result of leaving the tour earlier
- Additional expences as a result of staying longer
- All other services that are not listed above

HOLIDAY INFO

Accomodation

During this journey we will stay in cozy family run hotels, ranked as 3 star. The accommodation will be based on double occupancy and if you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. Free wifi is available in most of the hotels

Weather in Greece

The weather in Greece during May to September is characterized by warm days.

What to bring

-Swiming suit
-Towel
-Hiking shoes
-Hat
-Sunscreen

Food in Greece

Greek food is absolutely excellent and very healthy. Greek cuisine has a long history and is known for its wide range of dishes, from grilled meats and salads, to fresh fish.Food is a huge part of Greek culture. It has to do with much more than just flavours and dishes. It has to do with the excellent ingredients, the lengthy procedure involved in preparing the food, and the culture of sharing dishes with others.

Passport and Visas

Citizens from EU and from UK do not need a visa to visit Greece.Also, USA passport holders do not require a visa.

  Duration: 8 Days
  Group size: 6-14 people
  Departure: Athens center
  Meals: Snacks and meals are included in this trip
  Type: Leisure - Cultural

Trip Introduction

Immerse yourself in ancient Greek history as you explore the cultural heritage sites and natural beauties of Peloponnese.

Discover the narrow streets of the beautiful city of Nafplio, the first capital city of modern Greece and take a journey in time by visiting the old town of Mystras, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visit the spectacular ancient site of Olympia the birthplace of Olympic games, the most religious and athletic center in ancient Greece.
Relax and swim in 8 different fascinating sandy beaches throughout the journey
Visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus,the most beautiful and best preserved of its kind and explore the spectacular caves of Diros.
Fascinating places,stunningly beautiful scenery, majestic beaches are some of the few words characterising Peloponnisos.
Join un in this journey of historical tours and beach breaks.


Key highlights of this journey:
 
- Visit the archaeological site of ancient Corinth
- Visit the famous wine producing area of Nemea
- Visit archaeological site of Epidaurus
- Visit the castle of Nafplio
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras
- Visit the spectacular Diros caves
- Explore idyllic beaches and sea caves by sea kayaking (ideal for beginners)
- Visit the archaeological site of Olympia, birthplace of Olympic games
- Swim in Neda’s waterfalls
- Swim in six different amazing beaches throughout the tour

DAY1 ButtonArrive in Athens, check in at the hotel and lunch in a local tavern

1024px Πλατεία Μοναστηρακίου 3645

You will meet our guide in Athens, waiting for you at the hotel. As there not any activity included this day we will have a short walk tour in the lively area of downtown Athens, go for a dinner in a local tavern. and have a tour briefing from the guide.
 
Meals included: Dinner


DAY2 Button
Visit ancient Corinth, discover Nemea the famous wine producing area of Greece

nemea wine4

Just an hour and a half driving from Athens we arrive in Ancient Corinth. Dating back to 3000BC, Corinth was once an important city-state and trade center with an impressive history. We will explore the archaeological site and then we will move towards a nearby beach for a swim and later to taste fresh fish in a local tavern. After lunch, it is time to visit Nemea the famous wine producing area of Greece. We will have a tour in one of the areas winery and taste some of the best local wines.

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY3 ButtonVisit the archaeological site of Epidavros, arrive and explore the city of Nafplio and the castle

Epidaurus Greece

After breakfast, an hour's drive from Nemea we arrive at the archaeological site of Epidaurus. We visit the ancient theater, probably the most beautiful and best preserved of its kind. Built in the 4th century, due to its excellent acoustics and condition, the ancient theater is still used today. Later, we move to the beautiful town of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece (1821) after the Greek revolution .The Old Town’s heart, with its maze of narrow streets, the stunning neoclassical buildings, provides an ideal opportunity to walk and explore it. Last but not least is the visit to the famous Venetian fortress of Palamidi, a true architectural masterpiece. Built during the Venetian occupation in 1687, and perched above Nafplio you can admire great view of the area.

Meals included: Breakfast



DAY4 ButtonExplore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras, visit Diros caves

diros caves

After breakfast, It is time to take the van and visit the archaeological site of Mystras. Built on the slopes of Taygetos mountain, Mystras was the most powerful fortified Byzantine city of the Peloponnese from the 13th to the 15th century. A visit at the Castle of Mystras takes the visitor on a journey in time. A landscape that generously offers an unprecedented cultural experience and awakens the senses.
Later we move south, to visit the amazing Diros caves. The cavе сomplex cоnsists οf threе cаves but only twо οf them, Vlусhada аnd Alеpotrypa are оpen to visitors. The routе thrоugh the caves inсludеs wаlking thrοugh narrow passаges and a bоat tour in the lаке thrοugh cave tunnels. The boats take you to various chambers and tunnels, with myriads of bright white, pink, and red stalactites, as well as grey and white pillars.
After the caves, if time permits it, we cannot miss a relaxing swim in the nearby beach. We will end our day in Kardamyli town.
 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


 
DAY 5  Sea kayak in Kardamyli, visit Methoni seasside village
 
sea kayaking peloponnisos
 
Today we will visit sea caves and discover idyllic beaches by sea kayaking. This activity is suitable for beginners and families. We keep a stable and comfortable paddling pace and there's sufficient rest time during our stops.
Before departure, our qualified kayak leader will brief you on trip details, kayak paddling techniques and safety measures. Soon we get into our kayaks and begin a coastal exploration at a relaxed paddling pace.
One of the top attractions of this trip is a visit to the Blue Cave. A spectacular natural phenomenon where sunlight passing through a crack in the cave reflects on the sea floor and bathes the entire cave in aquamarine light. A swim into the cave is a must do and a lifetime experience.

After the sea kayak we will move towards Methoni a beautiful picturesque seaside village of Messinia dominated by the well-preserved medieval castle with its high walls. We will have a dinner and end our day there.
 
Meals included: Breakfast, Snack lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 6  Swim in Nedas waterfalls, relax on Elaias beach, arrive in Olympia
 neda itinerary

Τoday after breakfast we will drive aprx. 1 hour towards Neda river, a place of natural beauty, amazing landscapes and magnificent waterfalls. Free time to have a swim on the natural swimming pools created by the numerous waterfalls of the area. If the group is ready to hike there is also a possibility for a river trekking, in order to get a full experience of the place.
We will then move, an hour driving,to Elaia a golden beach with blue waters. Free time for everyone to relax and then we will have our lunch in a local tavern by the sea.
Our final destination for this day is Olympia village, an hour driving distance, where we will spend the rest of the day without any activities
 
Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 7  Explore Olympia archaeological site, stop for a swim on the way back to Athens
 olympia

After breakfast, we visit the archaeological site of Olympia. Located in western Peloponnese, ancient Olympia one of the most celebrated ancient Greek sanctuaries, became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic games which began on these very grounds. Started around the year of 776 BCE and repeated every four years for centuries thereafter.
On our way back to Athens, we will stop for a nice refreshing swim at Selianitika seaside village and enjoy some special, local delicatessen on a local tavern by the sea.
Evening time we will be arriving in Athens. Check in at the hotel and if everyone wants we go in a local place for dinner, for a debriefing of the journey.
 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 


DAY 8  Departure day
 
Our adventure ends after breakfast. For those who have a flight back to their country we wish them to have a pleasant and safe journey. For those who continue their holidays in Greece we are sure that they will enjoy wherever they go.
 
Meals included: Breakfast

Accomodation

During this journey we will stay in cozy family run hotels, ranked as 3 star. The accommodation will be based on double occupancy and if you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. Free wifi is available in most of the hotels

Weather in Greece

The weather in Greece during May to September is characterized by warm days.

What to bring

-Swiming suit
-Towel
-Hiking shoes
-Hat
-Sunscreen

Food in Greece

Greek food is absolutely excellent and very healthy. Greek cuisine has a long history and is known for its wide range of dishes, from grilled meats and salads, to fresh fish.Food is a huge part of Greek culture. It has to do with much more than just flavours and dishes. It has to do with the excellent ingredients, the lengthy procedure involved in preparing the food, and the culture of sharing dishes with others.

Passport and Visas

Citizens from EU and from UK do not need a visa to visit Greece.Also, USA passport holders do not require a visa.

What is included in the price

- Transfer with private mini van from Athens to all the places we visit
- All transportations during the trip .
- Accomodation based on double occupancy (7 nights)
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches)
- Entrance fees to archaeological site and museums
- Cost for the wine tour in Nemea
- Full Sea Kayak equipment: boat, paddle, life jacket, spray-skirt, waterproof jacket
- Qualified BC 3-5 Star sea kayak leader who also holds first aid certificate.
- Cost for the Diros caves entrance fees.
- Professional tourist guides for the archaeological sites
- Two NomadsPath english speaking guides/tour leaders throughout the trip
- Luggage transfer
- All taxes

What is not included in the price

- Booking flights to Athens
- Travel insurance
- Any meals not mentioned in the program
- Alcoholic beverages
- Additional expences as a result of leaving the tour earlier
- Additional expences as a result of staying longer
- All other services that are not listed above

Peloponnese tour

€ 1340

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English speaking guide
Accommodation

Transportation from/to Athens
Snack and meals

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