3 days | 2 nights
The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history.
The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up at approximately the same time, and the effect it had on the rest of the world and how it was affected by it.
The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution referred to by Greeks in the 19th century as simply the (Greek : Agonas) “Struggle”, was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830.
The Greeks were later assisted by Great Britain, France and Russia, while the Ottomans were aided by their North African vassals, particularly the eyalet of Egypt. The war led to the formation of modern Greece. The revolution is celebrated by Greeks around the world as independence day on 25 March.
A big festival, called Miaoulia, takes place in Hydra every year the last weekend of June, to honor Admiral Miaoulis, a most important man of the Greek Revolution
Miaouleia are the largest events of the island, dedicated to the Admiral Andreas Miaoulis, held each year approximately at the last week of June, to mark the 177 years after the death of Admiral Andreas Miaoulis.
The event includes, in the day before the last, celebrations, the welcomming of the representatives of the Goverment, the Navy and the officials at City Hall by the Mayor and the City Council.
The last day, there is a Holy Mass at the Cathedral and a transfer from the Archive – Museum of the vessel with the heart of Admiral Andreas Miaoulis. Then a memorial service at the statue of Admiral Andreas Miaoulis.
In “Miaouleia” unless part of the ritual, including exhibitions, lectures, musical events, theatrical performances, games, folk dances, torch, boating and sports games.
Followed by a crowd, honoring thus this feast of remembrance events and people that played a major role in the outcome of the revolution of 1821.
The festivities end with the burning of fireworks, and the enactment of the Battle of Gerontas and the burning of the Ottoman flagship, the final day of events.
Prices / minimum 4 persons
300€/person for minimum 4 participants.
250€/Kid age 5+ for 4 participants.
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
290€/person for minimum 5 participants.
240€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants.
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.Less
This tour is available every year end of June,depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.
If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.
Meeting point at Metochi Argolida ( Agios Charalambos) take all your luggage and personal items with you, transfer by chartered boat to the beatutiful island of Hydra. Hydra without the existence and noise of cars, since they have no place on the island, is offered for endless walks on its freshly whitewashed cobbled streets with the imposing mansions, but also down to the port, with the sea breeze..Arrival, and unique transfer from the port to our hotel with donkeys,unforgetable experience. Check-in at your hotel, free time to explore the capital of the small cosmopolitan island. Overnight.
After breakfast, you will visit the historical museum of Archivies in Hydra with the stuffed heart of Andreas Miaoulis, its mansions (Tsamadou, Koundourioti etc.), the Monastery of Faneromeni, where the Diocese is.Free time to walk around the narrow streets of the town or to ride a donkey for a donkey- tour. Enjoy your lunch at the special place in a quite neighborhood with special meal of 1821 food paths.
At the night you will watch the festivities of Miaoulia, which culminate with the representation of the Elder's Battleship and the burning of the Turkish Flagship, closing solemnly with the burning of fireworks.Miaoulia is the big celebration of Hydra that takes place every year in the last week of June which is closer to the 21st of June. These are events in honor of the great Admiral of Hydra Andreas Miaoulis who offered a lot to the Struggle for the Liberation of the Nation, which last a week. They are a wonderful opportunity to enjoy wonderful events during the day and fireworks at night.Overnight.
Breakfast, lazy morning and free time for your last walks and shopping at the cozy shops on the quai of Hydra.Check-out with all your personal belongings and departure, with our boat to Metochi. Arrival in Metochi,end of your experiences to this unique island of architecture , authentic Greek beauty and history..
Comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely.
Bottle of water 1,5lt.
Sunscreen (especially during summer months).
Hiking shoes (low or high).
One day hiking backpack 20lt (if available).
A spare T-shirt.
A windstopper jacket.
Appropriate clothes for the season.
Difficulty level : Easy,suitable for adults and children (minimum age 10 years).
Season: all year.
Duration (total): 3 days / 2 nights.
Meeting point: At a designated meeting point,at Metochi Argolidas.
departure time: 10:00 a.m.
Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.
Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (5 years minimum)
If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
Difficulty level : Easy, suitable for children and adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Duration (total): 3 days / 2 nights.
For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.
Cancellation received more than 30 calendar days before the tour , full refund.
Cancellation between 29 to 15 calendar days will incur a penalty of 50%.
Cancellation between 14 to 6 calendar days will incur a penalty of 70%.
Cancellation received within 5 calendar days will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
Pls kindly read our CANCELLATION POLICY where you can find at our COMPANY details at the bottom of our home page.
All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..
The year 2021 can turn out to be a milestone for Greece. The celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence is a key historical event which, seen and analyzed in a creative way, can constitute the basis for a fertile dialogue between the Greek society and the country’s institutions.
Memory isn’t something static, and History isn’t exclusively related to the past, as it can offer a continuing lesson – useful for our present and our future. Especially for us – Greeks, History and Culture are undoubtedly the driving forces for our survival in our nation’s adventurous journey into space-time.