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Traces to the Ancient World of Thouria | Ideal for Antiquity Friends and supporters

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Duration

4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

22 people

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Overview

Be part , feel like an archeologist and support the new excavations of Ancient Thouria as a tourist and supporter !! Ancient Thouria as a perioikos polis played a very important role in Messenia, as it was the most significant city of western Messenia and, after 369 B.C. when Messene... More

Be part , feel like an archeologist and support the new excavations of Ancient Thouria as a tourist and supporter !!

Ancient Thouria as a perioikos polis played a very important role in Messenia, as it was the most significant city of western Messenia and, after 369 B.C. when Messene was founded, the second in power city after Ancient Messene.For this reason, the sea area from the regions of Avia and Phares up to the outfalls of Pamisos River was called “Thouriates gulf”. The excavation of ancient Thouria at the site called “Panagitsa”, approximately 10km north-west of Kalamata, started in 2007 under the then Director of the 38th Department of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Messenia, Dr. Xeni Arapogianni and continues to the present day. In 2009 the excavation became “systematic” under the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens and under the same Director.

The financial support of the excavation of Ancient Thouria by individuals – Sociaty of Friends of Ancient Thouria – or organizations can be realized via the Archaeological Society at Athens after communicating with the Director of the excavation, Dr. Xeni Arapogianni.

The wonderful location of Thouria that dominates across the fertile plain of Kalamata, offering a unique view, with the Mountain of Ithome to the northwest and the sea to the south, was already inhabited since the prehistoric period.

In our tour you will have 2 options one to join a small hike route of aprox 2 km and second option the big one for 5-6 km by a making a big round route. Both options have the same visits during our day dedicated to ancient Messinian Antiquity.

Starting from Aipeia from Mycenaean Necropolis with a visit of the 16 tombs vaulted tombs  in a beatutiful area in a private Olive groove with spectacular view to Messinian Valley.Our next visit will be the ancient Theater on the same hill among olive trees and fine view to the valley and the Greek sky. In our way to Asklipeion of Ancient Thouria you will have a stop to the Monastery of Palaiokastrou Ellinikon. Our last visit for today will be the temple of Asklipeion, dedicated to to Asclepius and Hygeia.You will have the opportunity to see uncovered the façade of the temple along with its three altars, part of the foundations of the ionic stoad, which seems to continue towards the east defining thus the area of the sanctuary from the north.

Feel like an archeologist for one day , be part of the big project and joy a wonderful tour in the traces of ancient world in the Messinian beautiful countryside !

Prices / minimum 8 persons

  • 80,00 €/person.
  • 60,00 €/Kid age 8-12 yrs old.

Prices / 9 up to 22 persons

  • 75,00 €/person.
  • 55,00 €/Kid age 8-12 yrs old.

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The wonderful location of Thouria that dominates across the fertile plain of Kalamata, offering a unique view, with the Mountain of Ithome to the northwest and the sea to the south.
  • The tectonic signs that are clearly seen, inscribed on the surface of the blocks of the fortification walls.
  • Temple of Asclepius in the area of “Hellenica”, to the south of the fortification wall of the ancient city !
  • Clear remains of the ancient theater,in the site called “Hellenica” and the Acropolis of the ancient city.
  • The entire perimeter of the orchestra of the ancient theater, the diameter of which is 16,30m.
  • The ancient limestone quarry used for the construction of buildings for the ancient city has been identified 1km north of Thouria, in a position known as “Prionista”.
  • Large Mycenaean necropolis,consisting of 16 chamber tombs among the olive trees and grooves !!
  • In some parts the traces of an ancient road from the querry to the ancient city are also visible.
  • The monastery of Palaiokastrou Ellinikon.
  • Messinian traditional snack with local traditional products,tasting it among the olive grooves.
  • Guided tour by an archeologist at Ancient Thouria.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

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 clothing that allows you to move freely.
Sun hat.
Sunglasses.
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 spare T-shirt for change after hiking-walking.
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): 4-5 hours​.
Meeting point: At your accommodation in Kalamata. Option for transfer from other cities or villages with extra costs.
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): 4-5 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 Messinia with extra cost.Pls kindly ask us.
  • Guide Escort (English speaker).
  • Guided tour by an archeologist or official guide at Ancient Thouria ( Mycenaen Necropolis, Theather and Acropolis, Asklipeion).
  • Messinian Snack with traditional local products.
  • Drinking water.
  • 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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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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