3 Private Days: Hydra Island, Arcadia Villages plus Mycenae, Nafplio & Epidaurus

Cultural & Theme Tours in Athens

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Encounter real Greece of culture, people, food, mountains and islands, in this totally PRIVATE 3-day tour for your group only! Corinth canal, Mycenae, Nafplio, Epidaurus, Arcadia mountains and cosmopolitan Hydra island.From Athens, via Corinth Canal, make your way to the Mythical Peloponnese region to explore first, the off the beaten path Mountain Villages & Monasteries of the beautiful Arcadia sub-region. Your overnight stay is at a charming large apartment with great sea views in a beautiful peninsula town opposite Hydra island.The following day is devoted to exploring the cosmopolitan unique Hydra island. No cars, bikes or bicycles!The final day includes Epidaurus & Mycenae Unesco-listed sites, plus Nafplio town, before heading to Athens.Hotel pickup and drop-off, private transportation, and breakfast are all included. Also -a highlight of the tour- amazing lunch on day 1 & 3.Highly recommended to add a 4th day to your tour  with overnight at the mountains or the coastline.
ItineraryDay 1: Arcadia mountain villages & monasteriesStop At: Dimitsana squareThe most beautiful village in the mountains of Arcadia in central PeloponneseDuration: 1 hourStop At: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, PeloponneseThe amazing cliff hanging monasteryDuration: 1 hourStop 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: 35 minutesStop At: Pantopolion en Stemnitsa, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, PeloponneseThis stone built village is our lunch locationDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Hydra IslandStop At: Point of service / Bank / ATM EthnikiVisit the cosmopolitan island of Hydra; the hiding place of the rich and famousDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight opposite HydraDay 3: Spetses IslandStop At: Spetses Museum, Spetses, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaAnother great island to spend the day before heading back to AthensDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 2x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • This tour is all about what tourists really love about Greece; the hospitality that the people in the most remote corners eagerly offer to the unknown tourist who is not looking for the luxurious offering but for the authentic and spontaneous.
  • Private tour for 2-7 people
  • Lunch on day 1 and 3 in a convenient non touristy location
  • Day 1 & 2 accommodation in large private apartments/studio with village and sea view and breakfast on a self catering basis with all necessary items included
  • Non smoking driver/guide and transportation by private brand new vehicles (2017)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Mobile phone for communication with your guide while self exploring
  • In car WiFi, bottled water, and information booklet with all the trip details
  • a) Coastline option (Day4)
  • Day visit to the island of Spetses
  • Day 3 accommodation
  • b) Mountain option (Day2)
  • Accommodation/breakfast in a traditional stonebuilt guesthouse
  • Stemnitsa Jewellery school & small museum - hand made jewelry (possible to buy at cost)
  • Visit to the beautiful Lagadia village - home of the best stonebuilders in Greece (see "Additional Info"
  • Lunch
  • Lousios river, Ancient Mantineia (see "Additional info") & Kapsa cave
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Entrance fees at (3) sites and museums (roughly €8-12, or €4-6 during the off-season, per person, for each site except the Water Power museum at €3 ... closed on Tuesdays but plenty more to do if you book for a Tuesday)
  • Boat to and from Hydra island (€5-7 each-way/person)
  • Professional guide to the sites
  • Tourist stops to souvenir shops, etc
  • Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens (possible additional cost)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Water Power Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Point of service / Bank / ATM Ethniki
  • Entry/Admission - Spetses Museum

Itinerary

Day 1: Arcadia mountain villages & monasteries Stop At: Dimitsana square The most beautiful village in the mountains of Arcadia in central Peloponnese Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese The amazing cliff hanging monastery Duration: 1 hour 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: 35 minutes Stop At: Pantopolion en Stemnitsa, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese This stone built village is our lunch location Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Hydra Island Stop At: Point of service / Bank / ATM Ethniki Visit the cosmopolitan island of Hydra; the hiding place of the rich and famous Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight opposite Hydra
Day 3: Spetses Island Stop At: Spetses Museum, Spetses, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica Another great island to spend the day before heading back to Athens Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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