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Inner Messinia | The Secret Power of Greek Monasteries

Created with Sketch. Monastery Voulkanou,Greece
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4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

60 people

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Explore a different type of excursion by visiting 3 unique religious sites around the city of Kalamata. Learn about their history, their architecture and dive into their traditions and an old way of life. Together we will start with the church of Samarina dating from the Byzantine era, where you... More

Explore a different type of excursion by visiting 3 unique religious sites around the city of Kalamata. Learn about their history, their architecture and dive into their traditions and an old way of life. Together we will start with the church of Samarina dating from the Byzantine era, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of one of the most beautiful churches in the area. From there we will continue to the Monastery of Voulkano and wonder in the monastery grounds. The last stop in our tour, the Andromonastero monastery, dating from the 13th century, is a one-of-a-kind site with defensive design architecture, completely renovated. The tour will conclude with a monasterial lunch. Duration ca 5 hours. Start from Kalamata city center.

Option: Combine this Monastery tour with an afternoon tour in an Olive grove with the olive oil seminar tour and make it a full day!

Every Wednesday and upon request, except for Sunday and major holidays.

Prices / minimum 4 persons max 60 persons


Prices / min 4 persons

  • 90,00€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 90,00€/Kid age 4+ for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 85,00€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 75,00€/Kid age 4+ for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.



  • Visit to three religious point of Interests (Monasteries and churches).
  • The Byzantine Church of Zoodochos Pigi Samarina.
  • The Holy Monastery of Metamorfosi tou Sotiros (the Transfiguration of Our Lord the Saviour), also known as "Andromonastero".
  • The new Holy Monastery of Voulkano was founded in 1625 in the east part of Ithomi.
  • Moderate walking.
  • Light Monasterial lunch.
  • Local expert Greek guide.
  • Suitable for: adults, children, vegetarians,vegans, slow-walkers, pregnant women, families, gluten intolerant etc.


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Summary - Program:
Summary - Program:

This tour is available during all year around.Winter trips are largely dependent on the on the rainfalls and the weather but are still possible. 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.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable casual shoes - Clothing.
Bottle of water.
Sunscreen especially during summer period.

Meeting points and departure time:
Meeting points and departure time:

Departure time : At designed meeting area, in center of Kalamata.

Morning or afternoon departure upon request.

Final meeting place and time will be advised by sms or email three (3) days before the departure of your tour.

Entry requirements:
Entry requirements:

Basic physical condition.
Light walking is nessecery.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or food intolerances.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics:
Level of difficulty / Characteristics:

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Important notice:
Important notice:

For any tour, it 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 Policy:
Cancellation Policy:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information:
Covid19 special information:

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..


  • Transportation with late model vehicle.
  • Entrance to monasteries.
  • Monasterial light lunch.
  • Local expert Greek guide.
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical site and museums.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of extra food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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Why book with us?
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We are as invested in your trip as you are, every guest really matters. We aim to give you excellent customer service, the perfect holiday and to leave you with a great impression of Greece.
We like to give value for money, often we are cheaper than most group tours. Our Private tours are more flexible, tailored to your needs & better value for money.
I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.)
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at or
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking; however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
When do I receive confirmation of my booking?
The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions. These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page. Most tours are confirmed at time of booking; however, others will be advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours, please contact us for further assistance.
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