2-Day Private Tour: Olympia, Arcadia Mountain Villages & Monasteries from Athens

Cultural & Theme Tours in Athens

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Enjoy this, summer or winter, PRIVATE trip for 2-7 related people & experience the birthplace of the Olympic Games but also authentic non-touristy Greece of the mountain villages. This is a unique two full day tour to the mountain villages, gorge/river and monasteries of the central Peloponnese and to the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece; Olympia.On Day1 explore the beautiful villages of Dimitsana & Stemnitsa. Visit a couple of cliff hanging monasteries, taste local food, visit the  Water-Powered Museum. Enjoy real lunch with the locals. Wander around one of the stone built villages and spend your night in a beautiful traditional guest house. Day2 starts with breakfast in the mountains. Then, a 45 minutes drive to ancient Olympia the “Valley of Gods” and the birthplace of the most important athletic event of all times, the Olympic Games. You will have a chance to run down the original Olympic track and visit the museum.
ItineraryDay 1: OlympiaStop At: Archaeological Site of OlympiaThe home of the Olympic GamesDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at one of the mountain villages in a great stone built top quality guesthouseDay 2: Mountain Villages & MonasteriesStop At: Water Power MuseumWe shall be visiting the Water-Power Museum containing a reconstructed watermill, tannery and gunpowder mill showing how the basic pre-industrial techniques used water as the main energy source for the production of various products.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, PeloponneseAn amazing cliff hanging monastery that we visit after a 20 minute hike through the forest.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Pantopolion en Stemnitsa, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, PeloponneseAn amazing mountain village and an amazing lunch Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Private tour for 2-8 related only people (families, couples, friends)
  • Brand new 2018-19 vehicles: For 2-3 people (5door vehicle) or 3-8 related people (luxurious minivan)
  • Always a highlight of this private tour is the authentic lunch on both days and is a treat from your guide in non touristy locations with local people. Also included for day-2 of the 2 day tour option
  • For the 2 day tour: Accommodation (BB) in first class traditional stone built guesthouses, based on double or triple occupancy depending on your group/family. Contact the tour operator if the offered room combinations do not fit for your group
  • Non smoking vehicle and driver/guide
  • In car information booklet, snacks and bottled water
  • Each person is allowed one normal size suitcase and one small carry on bag
  • Mobile phone (local number) to instantly communicate with your driver/guide at any times you self explore
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Pantopolion en Stemnitsa

What’s not included

  • Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens or Nafplio
  • Excess luggage not allowed
  • Entrance fees to the sites (Olympia €12 and €6 during off season - Water power museum €3)
  • Dinner on day one in our base at one of the mountain villages (but your guide will let you know the best places to eat out)
  • Professional guide (optional)
  • Shopping & touristy stops unless required by your group
  • Gratuites (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
  • Entry/Admission - Water Power Museum

Itinerary

Day 1: Olympia Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia The home of the Olympic Games Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight at one of the mountain villages in a great stone built top quality guesthouse
Day 2: Mountain Villages & Monasteries Stop At: Water Power Museum We shall be visiting the Water-Power Museum containing a reconstructed watermill, tannery and gunpowder mill showing how the basic pre-industrial techniques used water as the main energy source for the production of various products. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese An amazing cliff hanging monastery that we visit after a 20 minute hike through the forest. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Pantopolion en Stemnitsa, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese An amazing mountain village and an amazing lunch Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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