Touring and Walking with Nature and History in the Peloponnese
03-12 April 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Booking information – How to book – Terms and Conditions
Naturally Greece is trading under the tour operator Palandjian World Ltd
How to Book a Naturally Greece Tour
Early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Complete the on line booking request and we will reply with confirmation to your e-mail address.
For our tours € 250 (euros) per person is required (or full payment if the booking is made within two months of departure).Upon receipt of your deposit we will send you a confirmation receipt.
How to Pay
By secure payment link or by bank transfer. We do not accept American Express cards. Please Note: Credit card charges are non-refundable under any circumstance.
Payment of Balance
The full payment is due two calendar months prior to departure.
It is essential that you have full insurance cover in force for the duration of the tour. Please note your insurance will not be effective and you will not be covered for cancellation charges until you pay the full premium. We require all participants to have adequate travel insurance covering accidents, sickness, medical expenses, repatriation and personal liability as well as cancelled, delayed and missed departure. We also recommend ensuring you have cancellation cover in place for all tours, from the time of booking.
It is your own responsibility to book and pay for your flights to Greece. Upon booking your flights, please complete the Flight Confirmation Form at least 2 months before commencement of the tour and send by e-mail.
Fitness to Travel
Passengers should be in good health as all tours involve a fair amount of walking often over uneven cobbled streets, rough paths, steep hillsides or steps.
Hotel accommodation is in twin-sharing or double-bedded rooms with private bath or shower and toilet. We will try to accommodate clients who request single rooms. We will also try to accommodate clients travelling on their own but wishing to share, but if there is no other single person on the tour willing also to share we will have to charge the single room supplement.
Any special requests made on your booking form will be noted and we will do our best to provide these for you. We cannot, however, guarantee to comply with your request.
Changes by Naturally Greece
At present all information regarding the tour has been checked and is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, for reasons beyond our control, changes may need to be made to hotels, programmes and leaders. We cannot therefore guarantee that itineraries and programmes will be followed as published.
Cancellation by Customers
Should you have to cancel your tour, you should notify us in writing advising us of the reason for cancellation. The scale of cancellation charges is calculated according to the number of days prior to departure that written notice is received by us.