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$2060.42 Private & Custom Tours

The 3-Peninsulas of the Peloponnese 3-Day Private tour

DAY1. From your hotel or cruise ship terminal you will travel in comfort in one of our new black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minibus models with free WiFi as your informative driver takes you west from Athens to reach the historic Nafplion & first capital of modern Greece with its dominating Palamidi castle overlooking the Venetian quarter now housing many local crafts shops which are a joy to explore. Enjoy lunch in one of the seafront taverns in view of the impressive Bourtzi fortress lying in the bay before continuing for around two hours to Monemvasia. Originally separated from the mainland by an earthquake, the Gibraltar like rock of Monemvasia was an ideal inaccessible natural fortress for settlement in the 6th century by the local inhabitants seeking protection from Slavic invaders in the 6th century. Sitting on a plateau 100 meters above sea level you will find a remarkable walled city without cars, constructed and added to by the Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans until its liberation in the early 19th century. Continue on foot into the old and well preserved city check in to one of the many charming converted guesthouses & wander the living history of its twisting labyrinthine streets and sea views. DAY2. After an unhurried breakfast we travel around 3 hours deeper into the Peloponnese to the rugged Mani Peninsula. Famous for its tower houses built to protect the local population from the piracy & dangerous times during medieval life up to the nineteenth century. its inhabitants are also the descendants of the Ancient Spartans & this combination of geography & hardy people kept the region independent to develop its own character from the rest of Greece. During our stay our route is chosen to visit the most impressive of its scenery & villages such as Vathi at its southernmost tip before continuing to Methoni in the evening with time to enjoy this ancient location with its castle & beaches. DAY3. After visiting the castle in the morning our return route travels through the mountainous interior of the Peloponnese with a stop at the mountain village of Dimitsana with its renovated nineteenth century stone mansions & wonderful views to the plains below.

$92.14 Private & Custom Tours

Day Trip to Pylos and Methoni from Kalamata

Our trip will begin from your hotel and crossing streets filled with olive and orange trees but also with myths and traditions, for about an hour, we will reach the hill in front of Pylos.The first time that you confront the bay of Navarino, combined with the castle and the green colors of Pylos, is going to be one of the moments of the tour that you will never forget.From up there, where is going to be also our first stop, you will be able to see both small and larger islands. The huge rocks in front of us look like an entrance to the sea and are parts of the island of Sfaktiria.At the southern end of this island, you will be able to admire the ruins of a fortification wall built by the Spartans, in 425 BC, during the Peloponnesian war.The picturesque town of Pylos will welcome us soon. While enjoying your coffee at the town's main square we will learn everything about its history. There, among the plane trees, stands the monument of the Three Admirals from Russia, France and England. You will also learn stories and tales of these three philhellenists.Before we leave Pylos, we will make our next stop at the castle known as Niokastro. It was built by the Turks in 1573 AD, but like every other castle in the region it constantly changed hands. As you walk the cobblestone streets you will admire the four cylindrical towers and also the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians.Our next stop will be the nearby town of Methoni. The castle of this town is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese, since one of its parts, Bourtzi, reaches into the sea, like an artificial ... island! Walking between walls and battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 1500 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it.After so many battles, naval battles and castle constructions, you will definitely get hungry. The tavern under the walls of Methoni, almost inside the sea and overlooking Bourtzi, will satisfy your hunger. Alternatively, we can directly take the way back, so as to have the time to enjoy your afternoon swim in Kalamata.

$1001.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Full Day Sail Cruise from Kalamata Koroni Kardamili Stoupa Including Lunch and Drinks

Departs from our Kalamata base or any other resort on appointment. Please call us to discuss pick up possibilities.  You are welcomed aboard and you are having a welcome drink and a small safety briefing. We set sails and  we bring you to the best spots to enjoy the view and to give you the opportunity to take some spectacular pictures. The first stop for swimming will be after 1 hour in one lonely beach or a traditional fishing village. Sailing beside the Mani peninsula to see the Light House we approach at noon the Pirate’s shelters or medieval Koroni.  If preferred, you may proceed towards Methoni, Navarino, Isl. Proti, Voidokilia, Itilo, Diros, or Petalidi, depending your boarding point.  Enjoy swimming at a selected snorkel area, where you will see corals, sponges, colorful fish, and turtles. You can explore the hidden remote beaches or castle.At about 14:00 hrs a delicious buffet lunch aboard waits you, including organic ingredients and fruits from our little farm and also a traditional Messinian dessert.  Enjoy more swimming before returning to the port on full sails at 5:00pm. You may participate on sails handling and you learn the basics of sailing or relaxing  and get sunbath and tanning. Bring your favorite music or a movie aboard to enhance your experience, as this boat is for you and your party alone.  Upgrade to have an extra optional and tailor made BBQ menu to celebrate this special personal moment aboard.  Also we can arrange to fulfill any of your preferences like champagnes, special cakes, and flowers for any personal celebration.

$316.72 Private & Custom Tours

Pylos-Methoni Day Trip from Costa Navarino

The first time that you confront the bay of Navarino from above, combined with the castle and the green colors of Pylos, is going to be one of the moments of the tour that you will never forget.From up there, you will be able to see both small and larger islands. The huge rocks in front of us look like an entrance to the sea and are parts of the island of Sfaktiria.At the southern end of this island, you will be able to admire the ruins of a fortification wall built by the Spartans, in 425 BC, during the Peloponnesian war. The picturesque town of Pylos will welcome us soon. While enjoying your coffee at the town's main square we will learn everything about its history. There, among the plane trees, stands the monument of the Three Admirals from Russia, France and England. You will also learn stories and tales of these three philhellenists. Before we leave Pylos, we will make our next stop at the castle known as Niokastro. It was built by the Turks in 1573 AD, but like every other castle in the region it constantly changed hands. As you walk the cobblestone streets you will admire the four cylindrical towers and also the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians.Our next stop will be the nearby town of Methoni. The castle of this town is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese, since one of its parts, Bourtzi, reaches into the sea, like an artificial ... island! Walking between walls and battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 1500 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it.After so many battles, naval battles and castle constructions, you will definitely get hungry. The tavern under the walls of Methoni, almost inside the sea and overlooking Bourtzi, will satisfy your hunger. Alternatively, we can directly take the way back, so as to have the time to enjoy your afternoon swim in your hotel.