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Messinian Mani – Exochori “Stars-Planets-Greek Mythology” Night Sky wachting

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Duration

4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

12 people

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Overview

An evening spent as a sky watcher is pure magic, as participants explore the fantastic legends and romantic heroes that surround the heavenly bodies with which we share this universe. Listen to your hobby astrologer- instructor, navigate the solar system and weave fantastic tales about the constellations above as you... More

An evening spent as a sky watcher is pure magic, as participants explore the fantastic legends and romantic heroes that surround the heavenly bodies with which we share this universe.

Listen to your hobby astrologer- instructor, navigate the solar system and weave fantastic tales about the constellations above as you peer through the telescope or sky binoculars provided for you.

Bask in the soft light of the night sky, allowing your imagination to transport you to faraway worlds of gods of Greek Mythology and monsters while munching on complementary Mars, Venus and other Planets.

Pause for a moment and ask those questions about the universe which are nagging at the back of your mind as you refer to the personalized constellation sheet provided to you as part of the tour…

Each Sky watching tour is designed to reflect the interests of participants, whether there are two or 2,000 like the stars above us…

This unique and entertaining combination of lore and reality can last up to 3  hours and is priced on a per person basis. Before the tour, participants can familiarize themselves with the night sky  located at Exochori village at Messinian Mani that offer information on constellations, planets and the solar system.

Exochori is a stone-built village with a very old tradition, mentioned several times in history as Androuvista, first seen around 1278 AD. It is located at an altitude of 450 m above Kardamili, in the Taygetos mountain fringes. It used to be the old mountainous capital and the fortress of Kardamili, not only in medieval but also in ancient times.

This is like a short taste of west Mani but fully rewarding as an experience.

At Exochori village, we can have a breathtaking view of the Viros Gorge, the largest gorge in west Mani and the mountain of Taygetos.

According to the number of sky binoculars and telescopes included in the program, guides are assigned to assist and amuse participants as they discover the magic of our solar system, the Greek Mythology , the Greek Gods,Myths and legends !!

Jupiter,Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Uranus, Neptune, Pluton and the whole Planet system are waiting to watch them** …under the Greek sky in the village of Exochori !!

Important notes :
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. This tour is not available all year around , depending the sky and weather conditions.
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**Depending of the season of the year !!

Prices / minimum 4 persons

  • 95€/person for minimum 4 participants.
  • 85€/Kid age 4+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 90€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 80€/Kid age 4+ for 5 participants.

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the magic of our solar system, the Greek Mythology , the Greek Gods,Myths and legends under the Greek Sky.
  • Be a sky watcher and enjoy the pure magic of night in an isolated stoned village,overlooking the Taygetos mountain and the Vyros gorge.
  • Exochori, a traditional stoned Maniot village.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

This tour is available all year depending the sky conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

This tour is only for private partitipation till 8-10 persons max. In order all members to be satisfied and to have equal time for sky watching, we will be divided into smaller groups.

This tour is not available all year around , depending the sky and weather conditions. Also as the Observatory is private, we can not guaranntee you the specific prefferabled booked dates due to onwer's availability and presence in the area.

Also depending of the season of the year !!

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 and clothing.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Hat for the night.
Windstopper Jacket for the night.
Excellent mood and enthusiasm.

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

Meeting point : Kalamata , Nedontos 79. Main departure point of Trigilidas travel or from your hotel in Kalamata, just to be ready 10 mintutes of the departure.Meeting time : 18:00
From Kardamyli square : 18:45
From Stoupa Bakery : 19:00

Departure time and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No hiking experience required. Light 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.

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 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 from Kalamata-Kardamyli-Stoupa-Agios Nikolaos and return.
  • English speaking hobbist astrologers for the sky, stars and solar system.
  • Sky binoculars and telescopes for the sky watching.
  • Snacks with drinks win or beer or soft drinks ( Refreshments,water) at the private observatory.
  • Solar system maps and information.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Any kind of extra food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Why book this tour with us ?
Passionate About Travel
At Trigilidas Travel we love to travel. We have first-hand knowledge of the itineraries we put together and we know what our clients want when they travel.
Unique Experiences
We want you to have a unique experience, taking you to hidden gems, we can also add those extra touches to make things feel all the more special.
High Standard
Our properties are always of a high standard, our suppliers are vetted and assessed to make sure that our own high standards are met.
Service
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.
Value
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 street-Kalamata).
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 and activity information page
( Mentioned as Important Notice). 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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