PELOPONNESOS TOUR

1st day :Departure from Athens – stop for a drink to the Corinth Canal and trsf to Epidaurus- visit of the famous ancient theatre and relax for swimming or sightseeing in the picturesque Nafplion city……. Extra tip of the day : visit of the prehistorical site of Mycenae and/or the monastery of Agnountos, on the way to Epidaurus and/or go to Spetses island Where to eat : in the fish tavernas of Karathona bay, near Nafplion. Where to sleep :hotel Nafplia Palace or Amfitryon (www.helioshotels.gr) , in Nafplion, or hotel Tolon Holidays (www.tolon-holidays.gr ), in Tolon
2nd day : departure for Sparta – visit the Kambos Kynourias field, full of blossomed orange trees- visit the monastery of Elona, near Leonidio and have a greek coffe under the platan tree of Agios Petros village (up in Parnonas mountain) .…….. Extra tip of the day: visit the new Museum of Olive, in Sparta and enjoy a cool fresh orange juice, made from local organges. Where to eat : in the fish tavernas, in Gythion or in Astros. Where to sleep : hotel Menelaion (www.menelaion.gr) ,in Sparta or hotel Maniatis (www.maniatis.gr) also in Sparta.
3rd day : visit the byzantine citadel of Mystras, near Sparti – visit the “Mani” villages and swim in the sea of Porto Kagio (the southest point of Peloponnese) Extra tip of the day : visit the spectacular caves of Dyros (www.dyros.gr). Where to eat : in Limeni village, by the sea. Where to sleep : hotel Kyrimai (www.kyrimai.gr), in Gerolimenas or hotel Porto Vitilo (www.portovytilo.gr) , in Limeni.
4th day: visit of Monemvasia (the castle, the citadel, the surroundings)……… Extra tip of the day : swim in Arhangelos village, near Monemvasia or taste the fresh bread snack in the watermill in Talanda village. Where to eat : in the taverna in Ai-Giannis village. Where to sleep : hotel Kinsterna & Spa (www.kinsternahotel.gr), in Monemvassia or hotel Lazareto (www.lazareto.gr )
5th day : proceed towards Kalamata- visit the villages of Stoupa, Kardamylli, Agios Nikolaos.- taste the famous Kalamatiano olive oil as well as the balsamico vinegar- relax in the Costa Navarino dunes, near Pylos……. Extra tip of the day : swim at the famous Gialova beach or visit the ancient site of Messini and the ruins of the Palace of Nestor, in Pylos. Enjoy the route through Taygetos mountain, where you can walk in organized groups or alone. Where to eat: in the small cute villages of Taygetos mountain or in the little fish village of Pylos. Where to stay : Costa Navarino Dunes Golf Resort & Spa (www.westincostanavarino.com), near Pylos or hotel Karalis (www.karalis.gr) or hotel Akti Taygetos (www.aktitaygetos.gr) , in Kalamata
6th day : golf lessons in the Costa Navarino golf course- visit the castle of Methoni and Koroni and enjoy your lunch in the Foinikounta village, by the sea.
7th day : departure for Dimitsana and Stemnitsa, on the Mainalon mountain - visit of the Hydrokinesis Museum and walk along the Louros river……. Extra tip of the day : taste the local sweets and enjoy the mountain scenery or visit the monastery of Saint Ioannis Prodromos, in Arcadia Where to eat : in the taverna in Dimitsana square (lamb and local meat). Where to sleep : hotel Arhontiko Kaltezioti (www.kaltezioti.gr) or Seleni Suites (www.selenisuites.gr) , in Vytina
8th day : departure for Ancient Olympia- visit of the site & museum……… Extra tip of the day: visit the Figaleia Apollo temple, in Vasses, on the way to Olympia. Where to eat: in the little restaurants in the port of Katakolon. Where to sleep : hotel Arty Grand (www.artygrand.gr) or Olympion Asty (www.olympionasty.gr) in Olympia.
9th day : departure for Kalavryta, on Helmos mountain – visit the famous monastery of Aghia Lavra. ….. Extra tip of the day : visit the Lake Caves in Kalavryta or enjoy the beautiful journey through the Helmos mountain with the local train or snow skiing in the Kalavryta ski resort. Where to eat : in the taverna “Stani” in Kalavryta square or in the fish restaurant “Mouries” , in Akrata. Where to sleep : Kalavryta Canyon hotel & Spa (www.kalavritacanyon.gr) , in Kalavryta or hotel Mount Helmos (www.mounthelmos.gr) , in Klitoria or Semantron Traditional Village (www.semantron.gr), near Diakofton
10th day : departure for Athens- visit of ancient Corinth arch.site & museum - visit of Osios Patapios monastery in Loutraki – arrival in Athens……. Extra tip of the day : visit Nemea arch.site or Nemea famous winery or cross the corinth canal by boat. Also visit the Elefsina arch.site, on the way to Athens. Where to eat : Souvlaki on the canal bridge or fish “mezedes” in the taverna “Perama” ,on the canal.

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