Touring and Walking with Nature and History in the Peloponnese
Exploring verdant valleys, ancient monuments, medieval castles, picturesque villages and stunning landscapes.
Spring in Greece is short but extraordinarily beautiful. The landscape comes alive with orchards in full blossom, while meadows and rocky terrain burst into life with wild flowers of every kind, a breathtaking tapestry of colour. The ancient sites and fortified Maniot villages are at their best. We visit a wide range of habitats at very different altitudes and scenery will be diverse.
History, Culture and Nature
Our experienced leaders have varied interests including nature, the environment, history, mythology and modern society.
Arrive Athens airport. Transfer to Hotel Aquamarine. Overnight.
Visit to the site of Olympia. Walk back to the hotel along the Alfeios valley and up to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Depart for Arcadian mountains, to visit Apollo’s temple at Bassae and picturesque Andritsena. Continue to Pylos. Overnight.
Morning walk to Pylos town to visit Neokastro fortress, followed by a short drive to Methoni to view and explore the vast fortress. Overnight Pylos.
Short drive for a walk in the Gialova lagoon area and climb to PaliokastroFree time in Pylos. Overnight.
Depart for Mani calling at Kardamili for a walk down to and along the Agia Sophia Gorge. Continue to Karavostasi, Itilo. Overnight.
Part of day to relax. Short drive or walk up to Itilo and then walk down footpath/road down towards the coast. Drive to Areopolis for a visit. Optional walk from Areopolis to Karavostasi., Itilo. Overnight.
Day trip visiting Mani drive to Vathia, Gerolimenas and Cape Teneron for a walk to the lighthouse. Overnight Itilo.
Depart for Mystras and Parori gorge for a visit. Walk to Sparta. Continue to Nafplion. Overnight.
Depart for Athens Airport for your flight home.
€980 per person sharing twin-bedded room
Single room supplement €244
• Assistance upon arrival and departure
• Coach with driver as per itinerary
• Good standard 3/4 star hotels in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• Dinners on 2 evenings
• Expert local guide for Olympia site and museum
• VAT & taxes
• Return flight to/from Athens
• Beverages, drinks, extras
• Lunches €10 – €12, Picnic lunch €5 – €10
• Optional dinners approx. €12 – €15 per meal excluding drinks
• Entrance fees to sites and museums
There are many daily flights to Athens. If you require further information from your point of origin anywhere in the world please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail email@example.com we would be pleased to assist you.
15 – 20 persons
15 – 25 °C Mainly sunny, rain possible.
There are some many excellent places to eat and mostly we will all eat together although anybody wishing to opt out is welcome to.
These are optional and vary between 4-8 kms. Most paths are in reasonably good condition but anybody coming should be happy to walk up steps and negotiate some moderate ascents.