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Peloponnese Activity Holiday

The ultimate activity themed holiday that combine leisure and nature and to explore in beautiful surroundings in sea and mountain. Central and north-east Peloponnese for hiking, biking, rafting, sea kayiaking and water sports (or scuba diving),  get to know the Greek history and culture, and of course relax on the beach and enjoy the sea and sun! In your free time you can also arrange a day-trip to some of the famous archeological sites of the area such as Acropolis of Athens, ancient Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Sparta or just enjoy the beach.

Details
Duration8 days
DeparturesEvery Saturday May to October 2018
TypeSmall group tour
ThemeHiking - Rafting - Sea Kayak - Biking
Departure pointKalamata or Athens airport
Day 1 Arrival

Welcome to Greece! Arrival at Kalamata airport (or Athens with extra charge). and transfer to Tripoli, in the centre of Peloponnese, and arrival at the hotel with a welcome dinner. You will also have the chance to explore the night life of the city if you wish, which has plenty of cafes, bars and clubs. Overnight in Tripoli.

Day 2 Rafting.

Today, we head to the historical village of Karytena, to the Lousios river for rafting, one of the most beautiful rivers of Greece. Our experienced guides will teach you the rafting basics so you can easily control the raft. We will also have the chance to swim in the river and admire the unique nature of Greek mainland. Lunch will be served there.

Day 3: Biking.

Today our guide will take you for a leisurely 20 Km tour with our bikes to visit the ancient city of Tegea, the most important city of Arcadia in antiquity,with the byzantine church built exactly over the ancient Greek theatre of the city, and to Alea settlement with the ancient temple of Alea Athena and the brand new archaeological museum, just outside Tripoli. The net biking time is about 2 hours and the route is very easy even for children. The afternoon is free for relaxation or for spending your time in the city.

Day 4: Sea kayaking.

This day is dedicated to the Greek sea. In the morning you depart for Kalamata. You will spend about 3 hours sea kayaking in the blue waters of the Messinian gulf. You will follow a coastal route and passing by magnificent beaches and rocky landscapes, you will end up in Kalamata. After that you will have the chance to explore the city for the rest of the day. There you can swim in the beautiful beach, sunbath, play at the water obstacle course, take a walk at the city and go shopping of traditional goods. Relaxed and full of experiences return in Tripoli. Overnight Tripoli.

Day 5: Hiking.

This day includes hiking in the magical Lousios gorge with the hidden monasteries built among the rocks. Taking our minibus we arrive at the traditional settlement of Dimitsana, where we will visit the outdoor hydromovement museum, unique in the Balkans. Then we move on to the byzantine Filosofou monastery which is the start of our trekking experience. The crossing will last about two and a half hours and in our route we will meet the ancient Filosofou monastery, or “secret school”, the Prodromou monastery and finally , the findings of a 2500 year old city, ancient Gortys. The best part is left for the end, as the program includes picnic and relaxation next to the river under the trees.

Day 6: Water Sports.

In the morning you pack your luggage and depart for Nafplio. You will spend a full day in the fantastic Karathona beach, just outside Nafplio. The beach is very well organized and you can find beach bars, taverns and plenty of sand to play around, ideal for the kids. There, you will have the chance to do some water sports like windsurfing, canoe, sea bike, tubes etc and also scuba diving as long as you have prearranged it with us. Your last evening in Greece will be free so you can enjoy the superb nightlife of Nafplio. Overnight in Nafplio.

Day 7: Free day.

Today you have plenty of options. We have arranged for you transfer to the beach, where you can spend all your day relaxing, sunbathing or do watersports again. But it’s up to you if you want to do something else, like explore Nafplio or participate on a sailing half-day trip. In addition we can also arrange for you a day-trip to archeological sites like ancient Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nemea and Sparta or even in Athens to visit Acropolis. Overnight in Nafplio.

Day 8: Departure.

Taking our luggage with us, we leave Nafplio and the hotel and head to Kalamata or Athens and transfer you to the airport. For those who depart from Athens there is the possibility to visit Acropolis in the morning.


Include

Accommodation for 7 nights with breakfast in double room

Rafting, hiking, biking and sea kayaking

Tickets for archaeological sites, museums and caves

Activity guides

Transportation

Three meals with one drink included

Excluded :

Air tickets from your country ( can be arranged on request )

Extra Transfers: From/To Athens Airport or Athens: 160€ both ways (up to 4 persons).

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