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MountainsHikingChurches-monasteriesArchaeological sitesRafting-kayaking

2Day Peloponnese Adventure

Awaken your senses on a weekend escape in the Peloponnese…

Home to god Panas and the Nymphs, featuring unparalleled natural beauty and some of Greece’s foremost historic monuments, easily accessible and diverse, mountainous Arcadia will definitely captivate you! Whether you are looking for a short city break from Athens or for an authentic add-on during your holidays in Greece, our 2day adventure will undoubtedly revitalize you!

Explore Mount Menalon, one of the densest mountains in Greece, hike through Lousios gorge, part of the internationally certified Menalon trail, visit traditional villages, rich in history, learn more about the Greek War of Independence and the area’s significant role in it, enjoy rafting in one of the country’s most beautiful rivers and taste the delicious regional cuisine…all in just 2 days!

Our 2day Peloponnese adventure is the right choice for a quick yet revitiling getaway from the city or an excellent add-on in your holidays in Greece.

Tour highlights

  • Explore the historical, traditional villages of Mount Mainalos (Dimitsana, Stemnitsa, Lagadia & Karytaina) & learn more about the significant culture and history of the area
  • Hike through the imposing Lousios gorge and visit the unique monasteries of Prodromou and Philosophou
  • Enjoy rafting in one of Greece’s most impressive rivers, Lousios!
  • Visit the open-air Water Power museum and find out how water was used in the pre-industrial local societies for the production of various goods
  • Taste the delicious local cuisine of mountainous Arcadia

Additional information

Tour paceModerate
Suitable forAll travelers
Comfort levelStandard
AvailableAll year round
1

Day 1: Athens – Dimitsana - Hike through Lousios gorge

On day 1, we meet at the designated meeting point in Athens, where you are met and welcomed by our team. The tour leader briefly explains the program of the coming days and we board our mini bus with direction the picturesque mountainous village of Dimitsana, located at 1.000m altitude, cradle of the War of Independence against the Turkish in 1821. (approx. 3 hrs driving distance)

Upon arrival in Dimitsana, we will set off for an exciting hiking route through the impressive Lousios gorge. This area is one of the most beautiful in the Peloponnese, as it combines dense nature with great history. Starting from the new monastery of Philosophou, we will hike to the Old Philosophou monastery, literally hanging from the cliffs. In the Old monastery, we will also visit the “Secret School” (krifo scholio), hidden inside the monastery, which, as indicated by its name, used to serve as a school during the Turkish occupation. A descending trail reaching the riverside will then take us to Prodromou monastery. Once there, we’ll take a break for coffee and snack. We will then continue towards the Ancient Gortys and the Temple of Asclepius, built in the 4th BC century, where our hiking ends. You are free to visit the archaeological site, before we board our mini bus.

Next stop is the picturesque small village of Stemnitsa, where we will stop for coffee and relaxation. In the afternoon, we will head back to Dimitsana and visit the open-air Water Power museum where we’ll find out how the power of water was used in the traditional, pre-industrial societies, for the production of various goods.

Check in at the hotel and free time to relax or walk around the narrow paved streets of the village and admire the magnificent views over Lousios gorge. Dinner at a local restaurant

(Hike duration approx. 3 hrs / 9km).

meals Snack lunch                               accommodation 3* Traditional Hotel in Dimitsana

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Day 2: Rafting in Lousios river – Athens

This morning prepare yourselves for a wonderful rafting adventure in one of the best rivers for rafting in Greece! We’ll be transferred to the base of our operations, near the village of Karitaina. There, before we start rafting, you will have the chance to experience rappel from the 45m high Karitaina bridge! It’s absolutely fun and safe for everyone. Then, our local instructors will give you all the necessary instructions and equipment, before we board our rafting boats

(total activity duration: approx. 4 hrs, in the water: 2hrs).

Once our adventure ends, we’ll head to a beautiful farm in Karitaina, where we will have lunch and relax. Around 17:30 – 18:00 we will depart for our return trip to Athens.

meals Breakfast                  accommodation Depends on your schedule

What is included:
 Trails Beyond tour leader, local guides & activity instructors
1 night of accommodation in 3* traditional hotel, based on double occupancy
 All meals as indicated on the trip notes (1 breakfast, 1 snack lunch)
Transportation with private vehicle during the whole trip, fuel and tolls
Entrance fees to the open-air Water power museum in Dimitsana
Cost for all activities included in the program & all the necessary equipement (hiking on day 1, rafting & rappel on day 2)
 
VAT

What is not included :

International airfares
Travel insurance
Optional activities that are not included in the day-to-day itinerary 
Other expenses of personal nature and tips

Scheduled departures 2019:

Departs on Price / person
23 March ‘19 285 €
20 April ‘19 285 €
18 May ‘19 285 €
08 June ‘19 285 €
13 July ‘19 295 €
14 September ‘19 295 €
12 October ‘19 285 €
02 November ‘19 285 €

Prices 2019 for private groups:

Number of guests Price per person
For 2-3 guests 436 €
For 4-5 guests 350 €
For 6 & more guests 282 €

*Single supplement: 25€

*10% Discount for groups of 12 & more people and kids under 10 years old

*Extra cost 15€/person between June 16th – September 30th (for private groups only)

*Please read carefully our General Terms & Conditions

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