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$333.12 Private & Custom Tours

Private Day Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata

Our tour will begin from your hotel and in less than an hour, we will be at the first village of Manis’ region, Kardamili. Built entirely on the coast of Outer Mani, Kardamyli will host us for a coffee so as to have the opportunity to admire the wonderful view to the sea.Next village, Stoupa, will surprise you with the beauty of the organized beaches. The landscape will change immediately as we will be crossing the imaginary borders of Inner Mani. The rest of the villages that we will encounter are literally "climbed" in these wild and beautiful mountains. During our journey you will learn all those historical elements that make Mani a magical region. You will also hear stories about the independent and tough natured locals.We will not miss the opportunity to stop at two or three churches. Each and every one has great historical interest as they were built between the 11th and 12th century. Our perseverance with them has nothing to do with their deep religionists residents, but with the historical data that they can provide.However, in order to reach the Caves of Diros, we should cross over the gulf of Itilo, the most impressive highlight of the tour. The combination of colors, the wild beauty of the mountains and the turquoise waters of the bay create images that you will never forget!Located at the top of the Mani between the town of Pirgos Dirou and Areopolis the entrance of Diros' Caves is a few meters above the sea level. When you enter the cave you walk down a stairway to an underground lake where there are boats waiting. You will be given a life-vest and then each boat gets a guide who uses poles to journey through the caverns and tunnels, which are eerily lit and adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, many with interesting names. You will pass through some sections just wide enough to allow your boat, where you have to duck your head and then enter into an enormous subterranean room where you can hear the voices of people on other boats in the distance. Our exploration will make you hungry. As we return we can stop at Stoupa and  dine at one of the amazing traditional cuisine restaurants in front of the sea. Alternatively, we can immediately return to Kalamata to enjoy your afternoon swim.This experience will be unforgettable.

$739.84 Cultural & Theme Tours

6-Day Classical Tour Greece,Mycenae,Sparta,Diros Caves, Mystras, Delphi, Meteora

ItineraryDay 1: DAY 1: ATHENS - ARGOLIS -SPARTAStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponnesePick you up from your hotel and driving along the mainland coast to Peloponnese, we will have our first stop, 1 hour later, at the Canal of Corinth (6 km length and 80m height).Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Epidaurus Archaeological Museum, Epidavros, Argolis Region, PeloponneseSoon we reach the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the best Ancient Theatres worldwide with amazing acoustics. Duration: 1 hourStop At: NAFPLIO.CITYWe will stop for lunch or a coffee break, at one of the most romantic towns of Greece, the seaside town of Nafplio, first capital city of Modern Greece.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: MycenaeWe will continue to the archaeological site of Mycenae, an ancient town with great power during the ancient years, with the famous ‘’Gate of Lions’’ and ‘’Atreus King Tomb’’.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mystras, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseOur first day will be finished at the famous town of Sparta for overnight.Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 2: DAY 2: SPARTA - MYSTRAS - MONEMVASIA - SPARTAStop At: Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseDuring our second day we will first visit the unique Museum of Olive Oil of Sparta, a great Museum showing the unique history of olive production in Greece. Also we will visit the Memorial of King LeonidasDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Mystras Castle Town HotelWe continue to the nearby glory Byzantine town of Mystras and let yourself be captivated by this destination’s medieval splendour. Wander around the castle city the Upper and the Lower Town, and sense through the silence the city's sheer grandeur: the Palace of the Despots (Anaktora), the Houses of Laskaris and Frangopoulos, the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Dimitrios and the impressive Monasteries of Our Lady Pantánassa, and of Οur Lady Perivleptos.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Monemvasia Fortress, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseAfterwards, we visit the second famous Tower Town of Peloponneses, Monemvasiá,a mystical stone-built settlement, nestled at the edge of a big rock by the sea, that was founded by the Byzantines in the sixth century. Peer into the history of the fortress –the so-called “Gibraltar of the East”–, which was occupied by the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Venetians, and the Turks in the past. Wander around its narrow cobbled streets, the Upper and the Lower part of the town, and admire the beautifully restored stone buildings. Taste culinary delights at a fine restaurant on the roof of a tower house.Duration: 3 hours 30 minutesStop At: Mystras, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseLate in the afternoon we return in Sparta for overnight.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 3: Day 3: SPARTA - ANCIENT OLYMPIAStop At: Caves of Diros, Diros, Laconia Region, PeloponneseAfter our breakfast, we leave Sparta and after a short stop at the picturesque small coastal town of Gythio, we arrive at Areopolis and Diros, famous for its marvelous subterranean caves as a part of an underground river. About 5,000 meters have been exposed and accessible by small boats and through narrow passageways and one is surrounded by formations of stalagmites and stalactites. Caves have served as places of worship in Paleolithic and Neolithic times and their inhabitant believed that the caves were the entrance to the underworld. We can also visit the local museum and then we continue to some of the most beautiful places of Southern Peloponnese, the coastal villages of Stoupa and Kardamili, for swimming or lunch.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site of OlympiaWe pass by the town of Kalamata and we finally arrive at Ancient Olympia for overnight.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 4: DAY 4: ANCIENT OLYMPIA - DELPHIStop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West GreeceStart in the morning, visiting the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the place that first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C., lies in the lush valley formed by the Alfios river. There is a temple of Zeus the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus which in antiquity was housing one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world, the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, which Phedias had created. Then visit the temple of Hera , the shrine of Pelops (one of the oldest in the sanctuary), the Council house where the athletes took the Olympic oath, the Treasury houses, the Gymnasium and the Palestra where they used to exercise for a month prior to the Games. Finally come to the stadium, where the marble starting blocks are still in position. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus, Aetolia-Acarnania Region, West GreeceLeaving Ancient Olympia, we will cross over the amazing bridge of Rion – Antirion, one of the biggest in Europe, in order to reach at Nafpaktos, a beautiful seaside small town, where you can visit the Venetian Castle, the Venetian Port, and have lunch.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceWe finally reach at Delphi for overnightDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 5: DAY 5: DELPHI - METEORAStop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceAfter your breakfast, we will visit Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with it's spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: MeteoraAfterwards, we visit the most famous winter resort in Greece, Arachova, a traditional and at the same time modern small city in an altitude of 1000 meters. We continue our trip to reach Kalambaka (Meteora) for overnight. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 6: DAY 6: METEORA - ATHENSStop At: MeteoraVisit Meteora and enjoy a unique and most impressive scenery of ageless monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. We visit the first great monastery of Varlaam, founded on the 16th century and located on the top of a rock at 380m height! Our second visit will be at the Monastery of St. Stephan, of the 15th century, also built on the top of the top of another huge rock where you will admire a small treasure of Byzantine and Christian items, at the museum inside the monastery!Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central GreeceReturn to Athens passing by the small towns of Domokos, Kamena Vourla at the seaside and Thermopyles where there is the statue of Leonidas as a memorial of the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire. Drop you off at your hotel in Athens late afternoon.Duration: 20 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$328.82 Kid Friendly

Private Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata (Price per Group)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Caves of Diros, Diros, Laconia Region, PeloponneseOur tour will begin from your hotel and in less than an hour, we will be at the first village of Manis’ region, Kardamili. Built entirely on the coast of Outer Mani, Kardamyli will host us for a coffee so as to have the opportunity to admire the wonderful view of the sea. Next village, Stoupa, will surprise you with the beauty of the organized beaches. The landscape will change immediately as we will be crossing the imaginary borders of Inner Mani. The rest of the villages that we will encounter are literally "climbed" in these wild and beautiful mountains. During our journey, you will learn all those historical elements that make Mani a magical region. You will also hear stories about the independent and tough natured locals. We will not miss the opportunity to stop at two or three churches. Each and everyone has great historical interest as they were built between the 11th and 12th century. Our perseverance with them has nothing to do with their deep religionist's residents, but with the historical data that they can provide. However, in order to reach the Caves of Diros, we should cross over the Gulf of Itilo, the most impressive highlight of the tour. The combination of colours, the wild beauty of the mountains and the turquoise waters of the bay create images that you will never forget! Located at the top of the Mani between the town of Pyrgos Dirou and Areopolis the entrance of Diros' Caves is a few meters above the sea level. When you enter the cave you walk down a stairway to an underground lake where there are boats waiting. You will be given a life vest and then each boat gets a guide who uses poles to journey through the caverns and tunnels, which are eerily lit and adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, many with interesting names. You will pass through some sections just wide enough to allow your boat, where you have to duck your head and then enter into an enormous subterranean room where you can hear the voices of people on other boats in the distance. Our exploration will make you hungry. As we return we can stop at Stoupa and dine at one of the amazing traditional cuisine restaurants in front of the sea. Alternatively, we can immediately return to Kalamata to enjoy your afternoon swim. This experience will be unforgettable.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Kalamata Beach, Kalamata, Messenia Region, PeloponneseYou will be picked up from your hotel in Kalamata.Duration: 10 minutes

$57.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Sunset bike tour Bike Bonding

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stoupa beachIdeal for families. This is a tour for all ages. We transfer the bikes and the passengers in Stoupa and we start our tour from the bike road that connects Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos, we cross Agios Nikolaos and we continue to Trachila. At the return we stop at Pantazi for swimming (during the summer months) and then we have a traditional greek dinner (not included in the price). Families with very young children have the tour from Stoupa to Agios Nikolaos and back only. Trachila is for 12 year old children and older.Duration: 3 hours

$605.12 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Sunset Sailing Cruise from Kalamata, Koroni, Kardamili, or Stoupa

You will board at Kalamata, Koroni, Kardamili, Stoupa or any other resort on appointment and we depart about 2 hrs before the sunset.We sail toward the setting sun (wind permitting, of course, or as close to the sunset path as possible). You will anchor to jump and swim if you would like, and lay back on an remote beach. Chances are high that you see the famous but elusive "emerald eye", a light flash as the sun dips into the Messinian Gulf.  Also, if you are lucky you can meet dolphins and sea turtles.This also makes for a beautiful moment to propose to that special someone if you wish or to celebrate any special personal moment or event.Including Champagne and fruits. You will have the experience of returning to the dock in the dark.

$2261.21 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

A Circular Tour around the Peloponnese

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1Pass By: Transfer Peloponnese, Chora, Pylos-Nestor, Messenia Region, PeloponneseDeparture from Athens for the famous Canal of Isthmus and Ancient Corinth, where we will visit the Museum of Ancient Corinth and the Archaeological site. – Then we will find ourselves in the town of Loutraki and the IRAION (Ancient sanctuary) where we will dive into the blue waters of the fantastic Lake Vouliagmeni.Then we will drive south to the Ancient Epidaurus, the organized archaeological site of Asklepieion and the main points of interest: the Archaeological Museum, the Ancient Theater and the surrounding archaeological site (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument). During our visit we will be able to watch an Ancient Theater performance in the afternoon (Only in the summer July-Aug.) .Our evening will be completed with dinner at a historic tavern in Lygourio.Overnight at Epidaurus or Nafplio or Tolo.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 2: Day 2Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseMorning departure for Tiryns the Mycenaean acropolis with Cyclopean walls, which since 1999 has been designated by UNESCO as one of the World Cultural Heritage Monuments of Greece. A few kilometers below, opposite the Argolic Bay we will be in one of the most ancient city of Argolis, Mycenae (another UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument too), which is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece.We will have to learn about its history, as it was the realm of mythical Agamemnon, and is considered to be the most important and richest palace of the Late Bronze Age. Immediately afterwards we will have a wine tasting with traditional Greek food at a winery of the Peloponnese wine roads. We will take a bath at the beach of Karathona, a beach hidden in the middle of two coves and behind the rock of Palamidi. Then we will find Nafplio , one of the most beautiful cities and the first capital of Greece.We will be in a host of attractions and beauties: Palamidi, Bourtzi, Syntagma Square, we will walk to Akronafplia and we will be lost in narrow alleys. The day will end with dinner at Nafplion.Overnight in Nafplio or Tolo.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 3: Day 3Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the coastal Arcadia, a peculiar and exciting area combining the wild beauty of the mountains and the tranquility of the crystal clear sea, the historic Kynouria. We will swim in the pearl of Tserfou a magical bay with small pebbles and crystal clear waters. Then we leave for Fokianos, passing through Leonidio, the capital of Tsakonia, an old Greek Doric tribe with a special language idiom. Fokianos bay is one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece, as it is hidden on the steep beaches of the eastern side of the Peloponnese. Then we’ll leave for … the edge of the world, the village Kyparissi.A beautiful picturesque village hidden among the slopes of Parnonas mountain, famous for its unique tranquility. We dive into the large beaches with colorful pebbles, clear crystal waters and panoramic views of the seaside settlement. Our day will end with great food and overnight in the area.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 4: Day 4Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the picturesque port of Gerakas, a small medieval village built on the side of the sea poured into the earth, giving the visitor rare images. Then, after a 20-minute driving, we will get to the romantic Monemvasia where we will wander in this uniquely preserved medieval castle-city with its arched alleys, churches and mansions.Then we leave for Elafonisos, the island of the pirates, the turquoise crystal clear waters, and its beautiful beaches.We will enjoy our swim in Simos Beach with the magnificent view to the island of Kythira and we will ride to the beautiful waterfront of the island, discovering the little secrets it hides while combining our dinner with a view to the Elafonisos or Neapolis depending on ships schedules. Overnight at Elafonisos or Neapolis.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 5: Day 5Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for Sparta, the glorious ancient city of Peloponnese, the city of Tindareos, the Dioscuri, Menelaos and the beautiful Helen, the city of Leonidas. Unfortunately, today there is not much left of the famous city of heroes. Fanatic European Catholic priests destroyed in the 18th Century what was left of the earthquakes and the wear of time.The first stop is the enchanting castle of Mystras site (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument), where from the top of the hill will descend the narrow corridors and the streets of the castle-city, we will visit the Byzantine churches, the palace of Palaiologos, the last Byzantine emperors.Then we will visit the city of Sparta, the river Evrotas, the statue of Leonidas and the archaeological site.Then we depart for Gytheion which is the largest and one of the most beautiful cities of the Mani. There will have a walk on the dock of the city and the isle of Kranai, where Paris and the beautiful Helen spent their first night, before sailing for Troy.Departure for Cape Tainaron located in the middle leg of the Peloponnese peninsula – Visit the small temple of Poseidon, which also functioned as a necromancy once. The cave inside the temple is said to link Down with the Upper World. Following a good path we will reach the lighthouse, built in 1882 by the French, and dominates the Cape Tainaron, which is said to be the 2ond southernmost tip of Continental Europe.Then we will depart for Areopolis. We will walk to the traditional part of the settlement and admire the towers, followed by dinner at a local tavern at Aeropolis or in the beautiful Limeni, a seaside village of Mani.Overnight at Aeropolis area.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 6: Day 6Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseFirst we visit first the stunning Diros Cave with its extremely beautiful and exquisite caves . We get in the boats to do a boat tour 5000 meters of subterranean caves boat trip lasting 30 minutes and 10 minute walk. One of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. The crystal-studded stalactites (the ones hanging from the ceilings like icicles) and stalagmites (the ones rising from the cave’s floor) are spectacular, in shades of rose, green, amber, black, blood red, and purple.Departure for the Messinian Mani and Kalamata, a really gorgeous city, the capital of the district of Messenia. We Stop at Stoupa for a swim in the sandy beach of Kalogria and a dive in the fabulous bay of Phoneas gorge. We are close to Kardamili, a beautiful seaside village of Messinian Mani, famous for its rich traditional cuisine. Then we will visit the beautiful city of Kalamata and some of its worth visiting sites: the castle, the Old Town, Ypapanti Square, the 23rd March Square, the port of Kalamata as well as the Railway Municipal Park.We will take a bath at the beach of Kalamata, dinner at a local tavern and overnight in Kalamata or Petalidi, another seaside town.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 7: Day 7Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for Polylimnio, a complex of many lakes and waterfalls created due to the rough terrain. We will enjoy our bathing in the waterfalls, and then we will depart for the beautiful Koroni, with the imposing castle, the picturesque narrow streets, the traditional houses and the wonderful sea. Koroni has been recognized by UNESCO as an emblematic community in the Mediterranean Diet. There will be food in Vounaria, in a lovely tavern.Next stop is Finikounda, a big fishing village. Methoni is a beautiful picturesque town where we will visit the well-preserved medieval castle with its high walls and the famous Bourtzi islet with the two-storey octagonal tower. During our visit to the beautiful Pylos, a small town built in the bay of Navarino, we will stop at Heroes Square for a drink.Afternoon dive at Voidokilia beach. Its all-round shape, its golden sand and its blue-green waters make it, undoubtely, one of the most beautiful and impressive beaches in Greece. There will be dinner and overnight in the settlement of Gialova, next to the homonymous Lagoon, which is one of the most important wetlands in Europe, or in Marathoupolis, a nearby picturesque fishing village.Distance 150 Km: about 2 hours and 20 minutes by busMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 8: Day 8Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the most well-preserved Mycenaean Palace in Greece, the Palace of Nestor, the famous King of Pylos, on the hill above Eglianos.Departure for the majestic forest and the Lake Kaiafa with the thermal qualities of the waters , which have been known since antiquity and – according to the ancients – were due to the nymphs who lived in the forests of the area.A quick swim at the beach of Kaiafa is what we need now. Then we leave for Ancient Olympia, a journey back in time to the greatness of ancient Greece and to the place that gave birth to the Olympic Games.We ‘ll visit the Museum, the big archaeological site (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument), the ancient Olympic stadium. Here we will have the opportunity to see the Temple of Zeus, the ancient stadium and the spot where the Olympic flame lights up before traveling to the place where the Summer and Winter Olympics take place.An evening walk will take place in a scenic landscape on the road above the ancient stadium to the Olympic Academy premises. Dinner at a local tavern – OvernightMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 9: Day 9Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for Killini, also known for its thermal spas. Visit to the famous medieval castle Chlemoutsi, built on the top of a hill.Our next stop is the coastal forest and the wetland of Strofylia, where together with the area of ​​the Kotychi lagoon is a magnificent coastal mosaic of biotopes. We Swim in the famous paradise beach of Kalogria. Then we leave for the city of Patras with the centuries-long history. A city tour will fill us with pictures of its history and its natural beauty.We will visit the Roman Conservatory of Patras a majestic building of Roman times. Dinner with great local flavors and Overnight stay in Patras.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 10: Day 10Pass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the coastal village of Diakofto. We are getting the Cog railway upwards until a certain point where we will ask to get off and continue hiking until Zachlorou following the lines of the Cog railway.Here we hike through the natural park of Vouraikos. We will enjoy the natural beauties of the village and have the possibility of a lunch in a local tavern by the river Vouraikos. We return by the Cog railway to Diakofto, get our bus to Loutraki where in a super modern space, they offer a unique experience to rejuvenate body and mind as well as relaxation and welfare with body and face treatments, with Loutraki’s world famous thermal water.Then we leave for Athens ending this wonderful multi-day epic tour with a nice dinner by the Acropolis.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.