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Kalamata – Kastori area – Monastery of Kastriou | Hiking and celebrating experience

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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.

Discover the unexplored Kastoreio (Kastori) a green village on Taygetos. A Hiking tour in Kastora Gorge – Agios Giannis Springs (Pissagianni) – Marble Bridge – Green Lake – Monastery Kastriou.

In Kastoreio there are many gorges which lower the waters of Taygetos to Evrotas and which you can tour. They are beautiful, green and most accessible. Inside these gorges there are ruins of old settlements, watermills, hydroelectric plant, hermitages, caves, waterfalls rich in flora and fauna.

Kastori is a green mountain village in Taygetos with rich vegetation, gorges, rivers and is ideal for relaxation, hiking, canyoning, mountain bike, motorcross, jeeping is one of the most picturesque villages of Laconia!

One of the gorges you can visit is the river Castor. There is a road on the left of the river for the twenty minutes of the route and a path for the remaining fifteen minutes, with two stone sitting areas where one can relax, with the cave and the springs to explore. At that point you can go back or continue on an uphill path for ten minutes to the hermitage of Luke, a small church in a cave that celebrates on the 23rd of August.

After our walks in nature you can relax drinking your coffee or take your lunch in thecafes and tavernas of the village or taking a few more walks in the village enjoying the old stone houses and its picturesque alleys.

In the next village Kastri dominates a glorious Byzantine church, the so-called metochi. In its architecture it is similar to Agios Theodoros of Mystras. It had two sanctuaries, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Basil.He was burned by Mohammed II the Conqueror in 1460, when his army struck the castle with the 400 of Prinococas.

A local festival of Prinococas in Kastri every second Sunday of May is celebrated the heroic resistance of 400 Lacedaemonians under the leader Prinococas against Sultan Mohammed II the Conqueror with 80,000 janissaries in 1460. Local people with traditional costumes participate every year

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

Prices / minimum 4 persons

  • 95€/person for minimum 4 participants.
  • 80€/Kid age 8+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 90€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 75€/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 Laconia 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 Laconia with traditional villages and settlements such as Kastori, Kastri.
  • Discover the unexplored Kastoreio (Kastori) a green village on Taygetos.
  • The amazing gorge of Kastora.
  • The Agios Giannis Springs (Pissagianni) and the Marble Bridge
  • The Green Lake
  • The Historical Monastery of Kastriou dedicated to Panagia ( Virgin Mary).

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

This tour is available during all year,especially every second Sunday of May for the celebrations Prinokoka in Kastri .You can select your prefferable 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.
Sun 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): 8-9 hours​.
Meeting point: At your accommodation,in Kalamata.​
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 accommodation in Kalamata.Option for transfer from all resorts in Peloponnese 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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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 info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
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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