The Peloponnese, also called “Polystafyllos” (the area that bears a lot of grapes) in ancient documents, is dominated by lofty mountains and extremely fertile lands. Located in the south and bordered by sea on all sides this mountainous landscape enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate on its coasts, becoming more continental further inland. A wide range of meso-climates and temperatures, however, gives each vineyard a distinct character. Vine cultivation in the Peloponnese is fascinating and dates back to antiquity with local varieties gaining world reputation.
Our Kalavryta Culinary Delights tour starts from the traditional village of Kalavryta. Here we will hop on the fascinating Rack Train of Kalavryta, named “Odontotos”. A beautiful train ride through the stunning natural environment of the Vouraikos Gorge will take us to the small town of Diakopto.
From Diakopto we will set off to the vineyards of the Aegialia and Mt Chelmos area. One of the four Protected Designation of Origin Zones of the Peloponnese producing dry and sweet wines.The PDO wines of Achaia are made exclusively from the variety Roditis with some of the best vineyards situated at 800-1.000 m above sea level on the slope of Mt. Chelmos. The area’s sweet wines made from the famous Mavrodafni grape also enjoy a well-justified reputation. Old and new varieties, like the Black Kalavrytian grape offer a diverse mosaic of wines.
This tour is ideal for foodies and wine enthusiasts! We create unique programs for active travelers who seek authentic experiences on their travels.
Period of Operation: Throughout the year
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.
Hiking shoes (boots are not necessary).
Long hiking pants.
Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days).
Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
Meeting point: Your hotel in Kalavryta.
Time: 09.00 am
Meeting time will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.
Good mood and good physical and mental condition.
No hiking experience required. Walking is nessecery.
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.
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.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.
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..