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Kalamata – 1821 Traces of Greek Heroes at Falaisia | Village to Village nature Trail

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Duration

8-9 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

50 people

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Overview

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... More

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.

On the paths of Heroes Anagnostaras and Papaflessas in the villages of Falaisia, rich in History !!

On the way to Falaisia you will visit the chapel church of Ag. Anargyron, which is located in a cave and at the bottom of the cave there is the Holy Step with a built hagiographic iconostasis.

Poliani, the village with the chapels and churches,birthplace of Greek Heroes Papaflessas and Anagnostaras.
The roots of the foundation of this village are lost in the times of Byzantium. It is noteworthy that Poliani has, throughout its history, recorded more than 45 Churches, chapels. That is why it is believed that its name comes from the phrase “many temples , churches – in Greek Polloi Naoi”. It is located at an altitude of 680 meters and is a relatively small village. However, this did not prevent her from giving to the revolution of 1821 not one but two of the greatest fighters, since Papaflessas and Anagnostaras were born here!

Dirrachio, a historical tradiotional village built at 840m altitude.
Dirrachio has been located since ancient times, from the Descent of the Dorians, as historians say,” climbed “at an altitude of 840 m., In the Arcadian part of Taygetos, on the borders of the Prefectures of Arcadia, Laconia and Messinia. Leontari has remarkable churches. “, the most important of which is the church of Agios Apostolos (14th century), in the central square and that of Agios Athanasios. The area belonged to one of the most important Frankish baronies of the Peloponnese, called Beligosti.

Monastery Agios Georgios (George) of Rekitsa,among the Forests.
The beautiful road from Dirrachi to reach this historic monastery of Rekitsas is an experience in itself. The monastery featured a secret school and harbored hearoes from the Greek revolution (e.g. Zacharias, Papaflessas, Anagnostaras, Nikitaras, Kolokotronis, etc.). Wall paintings by Michalis Pediotis of Crete date to 1714 .

Your next destination is Kamara, a beautiful village of Falaisia, Head – village (Kefalochori) of the area, overgrown with vineyards and fruit trees. In the large, radically remodeled, central square we single out the majestic church of Agios Georgios. On the hill South East you will see and visit optional the ruined castle of Agiothanasis.

Leontari is a beautiful traditional historical settlement.
Its past dates back to antiquity and the Arcadian Lefktro, but it experienced its great prosperity during the Byzantine years when it developed into the second most important city of the Despotate of Mystras.
Leontari has remarkable Byzantine churches, the most important of which is the church of Agios Apostolos (14th century), in the central square.

An unforgetable experience which help you to live the Greek Revolution and Culture !

Prices / minimum 4 persons

  • 85€/person for minimum 4 participants.
  • 70€/Kid age 8+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 80€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 65€/Kid age 8+ for 5 participants.

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Feel like a pioneer explorer in unknown unspoilted villages of mountainous Arcadia with a rich history and outstanding natural beauty !!
  • An unknown and undiscovered enviroment of ecosystems and traditional settlements with rich history,authentic villages,small rivers with with running waters.
  • Hidden gems of Phalesia with traditional villages and settlements with or without inhabitants such as Poliani,Dirrachio, Kamara, Leontario.
  • The small chapel - cave of Ag. Anargyron.
  • Poliani, the village with the chapels and churches,birthplace of Greek Heroes Papaflessas and Anagnostaras.
  • Dirrachio, a historical tradiotional village built at 840m altitude.
  • Monastery Agios Georgios (George) of Rekitsa,among the Fir Forests.
  • Kamara,a beautiful village of Falaisia,and the Paliomonastero of Kamara, in the small river among trees ,ideal place for picknik and rest.
  • Leontari is a beautiful traditional historical settlement.
  • A unique Trail with the traces of Heroes "Anagnostaras and Papaflessas".

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

Meeting point at 07:45 a.m., Nedontos 79, behind Notos Galleries, boarding the bus and immediate departure at 08:00 a.m. for the picturesque village of Dirrachio. On our way we will visit the small cave-church of Agioi Anargyroi. There is no case to go unnoticed. This is a small church located inside a rock! We continue to Poliani. Poliani is a mountain village of Messinia (altitude 680m). It is the birthplace of the great fighters of '21, Papaflessas and Anagnostaras.The village has its historical roots during the Byzantine times, in the period of the prosperity of the Despotate of Mystras.
There are many versions about the origin of the name Poliani, the most prevalent is from the phrase "many temples - Greek Poloi Naoi - Poliani". Our next stop is the village of Dirrachio. Beautiful historic village, with a history that begins in the 6th AD. and continues in the years of the Palaeologans and after the Turkish occupation. Rich nature surrounds the village, which we can discover through beautiful forest paths. We will visit the Monastery - Church of Rekitsas .... For our lunch we will end up in the village of Leontari.Beautiful traditional historical settlement. Its past starts from antiquity and the Arcadian Lefktro, but it experienced its great prosperity during the Byzantine years when it developed into the second most important city of the Despotate of Mystras. Finally, after our visit to the village and free time return to Kalamata. Arrival in Kalamata in the afternoon, full of travel experiences from our escape.

This tour is available during all year,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.

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

Comfortable athletic casual clothing that allows you to move freely.
Hat.
Sunglasses.
Bottle of water 1,5lt.
Sunscreen (especially during summer months).
Hiking shoes (low or high). Trainers, open shoes like sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable.
One day hiking backpack 20lt (if available).
A windstopper jacket.
Appropriate clothes for the season.

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

Difficulty level : Easy,suitable for adults and children (minimum age 8 years).
Season: all year.
Duration (total): 11-12 hours​.
Meeting point: At your accommodation,in Kalamata.​Option for extra transfer from other resorts in Messinia, Arcadia with extra cost.
Departure time: 08:00 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.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (8 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.

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

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Difficulty level : Easy, suitable for children and adults​.

Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn​
Duration (total): 8-9 hours​.

Important notice :
Important notice :

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 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..

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from / to your resort in Kalamata.Option for transfer from other resorts in Messinia with extra cost.
  • Tour planning – Sightseeing.
  • English speaking escort.
  • Picnic Lunch with local products.
  • Photos, bring you usb stick or your email.​
  • Taxes and fees.​
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

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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.).
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