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Kalamata – Peloponnese 8 Days Myths Legends Traditions | Organised bus tour experience

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8 Days | 7 nights

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63 people

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Overview

A timeless journey to the Myths , Legends and Traditions of Peloponnese !! Timeless villages, ancient monuments, medieval castles, rich history, natural beauty and spectacular beaches make the Peloponnese a year-round top destination !! The Mythical Peloponnese is a destination for all seasons, with a rich history and landscapes. Destinations... More

A timeless journey to the Myths , Legends and Traditions of Peloponnese !!

Timeless villages, ancient monuments, medieval castles, rich history, natural beauty and spectacular beaches make the Peloponnese a year-round top destination !!

The Mythical Peloponnese is a destination for all seasons, with a rich history and landscapes. Destinations of authentic natural beauty, each with their own distinctive characteristics, stand eager to welcome you all year long in :  Achaia, Arcadia , Argolida, Corinthia, Ilia, Laconia Messinia.

Explore the glory of ancient Classical Peloponnese and delve into its rich history with this 8 day tour ,starting from the north to the South with visits at the main highlights and top destinations.

Mythical Peloponnese :  homeland of Classical Greece with  top destinations and historical treasures full of Myths, Legends and Traditions such as :
Olympia,Birthplace of Olympic Games, Pylos, Nestor Palace, Kalamata, Ancient Messini, Koroni,Methoni,Pylos(Niokastro),Nestor Palace,Chora , Caves of Lakes,Dimitsana,Karytaina,Andritsaina,Temple of Apollo Epicurios ( Vasai) , Messinian and Laconian Mani ( Kardamyli,Areopolis, Caves of Diros, Gerolimenas,V
athia,Kotronas) Gythion,Sparta, Byzantine Mystras,Monemvassia, Nafplion, Ancient Epidavros, Mycenae, Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth, Isthmus Canal.
Athens : Capital of Greece and birthplace of Democracy.

Each day you will discover a new destination, a known or hidden sight, a traditional village or a vital city, a Myth , a Legend , a tradition will amaze you with the rich cultural diversity which intrigue you.

Prices / 8 up to 14 persons

  • 1250,00 €/person for minimum 8 participants.
  • 1100,00 €/Kid age 4+ for 8 participants.

Prices / 15 up to 20 persons

  • 890,00 €/person for minimum 15 participants.
  • 690,00 €/Kid age 4+ for 15 participants.

You can also plan your individual road trip with us, which is adapted to your wishes and needs for you and your friends / family.

The price depends on the number of participants. For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

The group can extend its programme with one week holidays in a hotel or apartments. The price for this extra week is not included in the tour prices.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Peloponnese is a celebration of contrasts: majestic mountains embraced by a dramatic, golden coastline of endless beaches and exotic coves.
  • Traditional settlements villages such as Kardamyli, Stoupa, Vathia.
  • Mani Region a picturesque peninsula with austere landscape, stone houses and towers.
  • Nafplion is among the most romantic towns in Greece.
  • Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
  • the temple of Apollo Epikourios at Basses (Bassae),another Unesco World Heritage site.
  • The Castles: The castles of Monemvasia and of Nafplio (Bourtzi, Akronafplia and Palamidi)
  • Karytaina, the "Toledo" of Greece.
  • Alpine villages: Scenic mountain villages like Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Karytaina.
  • Ancient Messene, the biggest new excavated archological site in Greece,with massive Arcadian Gate and eight surviving towers and walls.
  • Ancient Epidaurus with the famous theatre of great acoustic.
  • The Acropolis and the tombs of Mycenae with the unique Archeological museum.
  • Late model motorcoach with well experienced professional drivers with knowlegde of the area as locals.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program :
Summary - Program :

Duration: 8 Days / 8 Nights
Starting Point: Kalamata airport or Athens airport.
Finishing Point: Kalamata airport or Athens airport.
Group Size: 8 up to 64 persons
Ages: 3+ years and older (we can adjust the program for families with young children)

This tour is available 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.

Day 1: Arrival Kalamata airport or Athens airport - Kalamata Km 11 or Km 250.
Day 1: Arrival Kalamata airport or Athens airport - Kalamata Km 11 or Km 250.

Overnight:In a 3 star hotel in Kalamata
Total driving time: aprox. 30 minutes from KLX airport (11 Km ) or 4 hours from Athens airport ( Km 250).

Day 2: Kalamata - Mani ( Kardamyli-Areopolis-Mazapos Bay-Diros Caves-Gerolimenas-Vathia-Kotronas)-Gythion Km 200.
Day 2: Kalamata - Mani ( Kardamyli-Areopolis-Mazapos Bay-Diros Caves-Gerolimenas-Vathia-Kotronas)-Gythion Km 200.

We depart to explore the Messinian and Laconian Mani. A barren land, with rocks, stones, walls and prickly pear trees scattered across the naked hill sides, bays and coves. Travelling to Kardamili and to Areopolis we will meet beautiful villages with churches and belltowers, shiny rocks, fabulous caves and remains of medieval castles. Our first stop will be Diros caves with many splendid colours. Stalagtites and Stalagmites form figures in a tight embrace. Then comes the Mezapos bay, dotted with ruined towers and above them the ruined castle of Mani, Maina. Then we do a circuit of the figure driving to Gerolimenas, Vathia and Kotronas. Towers everywhere. Nothing but stones, prickly pear trees, a few gnaried olive trees and stone houses. Colourful fishing boats are tied up alongside beautiful small natural piers. Your day ends in Gythio.

Overnight: In a 3 star hotel at Gythion.
Total driving time: aprox. 4,30 hours (km 200)

Day 3: Gythion - Monemvasia - Mistras - Nafplio Km 300.
Day 3:  Gythion - Monemvasia - Mistras - Nafplio Km 300.

Departure for Monemvasia former Byzantine and Venetian fortress - state. Time stopped here in the Middle Ages. Castles and old mansions, little houses, narrow lanes paved with stone slabs, churches with crumbling facades, old low archways etc. Every little detail calls up memories of Byzantium and the Venetians. Then we continue to the dead Byzantine State of Mystras. You will visit the ruins of the palace, the Byzantine churches and houses (mansions) inside and outside the castles. Our day ends driving to Nafplion.

Overnight:In a 3 star hotel in Nafplion.
Total driving time: aprox. 4,30 hours (km 300).

Day 4: Nafplio - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Ancient Corinth-Acrocorinth-Korinthos or Nafplio km 150 or km 100.
Day 4: Nafplio - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Ancient Corinth-Acrocorinth-Korinthos or Nafplio km 150  or km 100.

Our visit to Epidaurus, to see the theater, the best preserved of ancient Greece with the 12.000 seats and the perfect acustic, the Asklipion and the temples of Artemis and Themis. Then we continue to Mycenae, the state city of Agamemnon. Passing through the Lions Gate you will visit the Acropolis, with the 6 Royal tombs and of course, outside the walls, the Treasure of Atreus. Then we will continue to ancient Corinth, whose ruins are spread out at the foot of the huge Akrocorinth. The monuments are mainly Roman, a few are Greek. You will see the Long Walls, the Agora, the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Akrocorinth. Overnight at Corinth or at same hotel in Nafplion.

Overnight: In a 3 star hotel in Corinth or in Nafplion.
Total driving time: aprox. 2,30 hours till Corinth (Km 150) or till Nafplion 1,30 hours ( Km 100).

Day 5: Corinth or Nafplio - Caves of Lakes - Arcadia (Dimitsana - Karytaina) - Andritsaina - Temple of Apollo Epicurios ( Vasai) - Olympia Km 350
Day 5: Corinth or Nafplio - Caves of Lakes - Arcadia (Dimitsana - Karytaina) - Andritsaina - Temple of Apollo Epicurios ( Vasai) - Olympia Km 350

Departure to the Cave of the Lakes. A narrow passage takes you into a small cave at first which then broadens into an enormous cavern of 2 kilometers long, with 15 miniature lakes formed by natural dams. Stalagmites and Stalagtites with their extraordinary shapes, the iridescent colours, the immense boulders, the small water falls and the tiny lakes with their natural dams, stimulate and delight the imagination. From there we continue our tour to the mountaineous Arcadia passing through the picturesque villages of Dimitsana, Karytaina "the Toledo of Greece", Andritsaina etc. Stone houses, cobbled lanes, wooden balconies, lined with flower pots and tiled roofs. A respect to the local Architectural tradition and to the natural beauty of the area. Before we arrive at Olympia we will visit Bassae and the Temple of Apollo Epicurios. It was built in 420 b.c. and was designed by Iktinos, the architect of the Parthenon. Overnight at Olympia.

Overnight: In a 3 star hotel in Olympia.
Total driving time: aprox. 6,30 hours (Km 350).

Day 6: Olympia ( Visit site and museum)- Ancient Messini ( Visit site and museum ) - Mavromati - Kalamata Km160
Day 6: Olympia ( Visit site and museum)- Ancient Messini ( Visit site and museum ) - Mavromati - Kalamata Km160

We will start our day with sight seeing at Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games and Spirit. They were held every four years in the honour of Zeus .Though exclusively local to start, they gradually have attracted athletes from all the Greek city-states. You can start your sightseeing with the archaeological site. You will visit the Prytaneion, the Philipeion, the Temples of Hera and Zeus, the Council House, the Treasuries etc. Then we continue to the ancient Messini (Ithomi) which was built in 370 b.c by the Thebian General Epaminondas. The city was protected by a circuit wall, which was considered one of the finest examples of military architecture of the 3rd and 4th century b.c. Among its public buildings the city had temples, a theater, a stadium and a cemetery. Our day ends driving to Kalamata.

Overnight: In a 3 star hotel in Kalamata.
Total driving time: aprox. 3 hours (Km 160).

Day 7: Kalamata - Koroni - Methoni - Pylos ( Niokastro ) - Nestor Palace - Chora - Kalamata Km 170.
Day 7: Kalamata - Koroni - Methoni - Pylos ( Niokastro ) - Nestor Palace - Chora - Kalamata Km 170.

After breakfast you depart to visit Koroni, the Medieval Lady. You will see old mansions, narrow streets, churches and a sizable Venetian castle. Then we continue to Methoni, called the city of the Knights. It boasts the biggest and the best preserved Venetian castle of the Mediterranean. To get into the castle you have to walk across a huge stone bridge with 14 arches.
Your next stop is Pylos, a charming colourful little city, built like an amphitheater. There are many traditional buildings with charming arches, a huge square with centuries old plane trees and the castle Niokastro, built in 1572 etc. Optional lunch and then we continue to Chora, an important archaeological site with the Palace of the famous ancient King of Pylos, "wise Nestor".After a unforgetable day return back to our hotel at Kalamata.

Overnight:In a 3 star hotel in Kalamata.
Total driving time: aprox. 4 hours (km 170).

Day 8: Kalamata ( Hotel ) - Kalamata airport or Athens airport flight back home Km 11 or Km 250.
Day 8: Kalamata ( Hotel )  - Kalamata airport or Athens airport flight back home Km 11 or Km 250.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Total driving time: aprox. 30 minutes from KLX airport (11 Km ) or 4 hours from Athens airport ( Km 250).

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

Shoes suitable for walking.Second pair is optional.
Suitable clothing depending on weather conditions and season (change of clothes) for 8 days.
Sunscreen (sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses).
Your medications and medical treatment.
Βαckpack for daily use.
Swimsuit and towel.
Enthusiasm and good mood.

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

Duration: 8 Days / 8 Nights
Starting Point: Kalamata airport or Athens airport.
Finishing Point: Kalamata airport or Athens airport.
Group Size: 8 up to 64 persons
Ages: 3+ years and older (we can adjust the program for families with young children).

Meeting time according to your flight arrival.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.No touring experience required.

No hiking experience required. Light walking is neccesery.

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like eg 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.

Preparing For Your Trip :
Preparing For Your Trip :

Before you travel, we encourage you to learn about the region you'll explore while on a tour. From local weather conditions to information on geography, local history and culture, all are essential in order to make the most out of your tour, while minimizing the possibility to face unexpected,unpleasant circumstances.

Weather Information :
Weather Information :

Greece in general has warm and humid summers lasting from May till October. In May and October weather can be less predictable with some rain and chilly temperatures being possible especially in the
Greek mainland. Greek summers are generally hot, with temperatures rarely getting lower than 25 degrees Celsius in most of our destinations, while temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius during the
day are not unheard of in July and August. In the open sea, weather can be tough to predict all year round, but in the summer the seas are generally calm and ideal for sailing. Generally, cool temperatures
and occasional rainfalls occur especially at night, especially in the mountains, a fact that you have to take into account when packing for your adventure.

Packing for your tour :
Packing for your tour :

Being as light as possible is always important on an adventure tour plus space is limited on board a catamaran so our travelers are expected to bring with them a backpack or suitcase as well as a daypack
for personal items and valuables.
Travel documents: Passport, visa if required, valid travel/activity insurance.
Personal health care items: personal medication, sunscreen, insect repellent, travel sickness tablets,
sunglasses, insect bite gel.
Clothing/walking/swimming gear: fleece/soft-shell jacket, waterproof and windproof jacket, sun hat,long trousers (wearing shorts is not permitted in monasteries and churches), shorts, swimming costume, extra towels for swimming, t-shirts, hooded tops, trainers/walking shoes, waterproof hiking shoes/boots, personal mattress or a sleeping bag (should you choose to sleep on the yacht's sundeck),umbrella.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

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.

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

  • Transfers with luxurious airconditioned bus during the tour.
  • Your accomodation in 3 star hotels with breakfast during your trip.
  • Local guide at Olympia, Epidaurus and Mycenae.
  • Escort of TRIGILIDAS HOLIDAYS during the trip.
  • All taxes (including VAT).
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Entrance fees to any archeaological site and museum.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

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.).
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.
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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.
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