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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological Museum

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archeological Site and Archeological Museum - Katakolon, Greece
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Katakolon, Greece

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$123.79

When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as you visit the site of the former Olympic complex with your private guide ... More info ›

When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as you visit the site of the former Olympic complex with your private guide. Walk around the remains of the first-ever Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Temple of Zeus and other ancient landmarks at the World Heritage-listed Archaeological Site of Olympia and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Then see how today’s locals live in modern Olympia as you enjoy free time to explore the city.

While your cruise ship sits in port in Katakolon, embark on a journey to ancient Greece on this private shore excursion to Olympia. Relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle while your private tour guide shares interesting historical facts about the region.

In Olympia, walk around 2,000-year-old monuments and buildings, and imagine the splendor of ancient Olympia, described as “the most beautiful place in Greece” by the Greek orator Lysias, who was famous for his speeches circa 400 BC.

With your private guide, visit the Archaeological Site of Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where numerous exhibits are on display. Marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. See the remains of the first Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Palaestra and the Heraeon (also known as the Temple of Hera), the oldest temple in Olympia.

Discover the beginnings of the Olympic Games at the Archaeological Museum before heading off to modern Olympia. Enjoy an hour of free time in the city to explore or get a snack before you return to the Katakolon port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Katakolon port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Ancient Olympia and Archeological Site - Katakolon, Greece
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Katakolon, Greece

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$114.47

When your cruise docks in the Katakolon port, take a private shore excursion to Olympia, where you’ll discover its famous archeological site on a walking tour. Ancient Olympia is the sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the classical Olympic Games were held ... More info ›

When your cruise docks in the Katakolon port, take a private shore excursion to Olympia, where you’ll discover its famous archeological site on a walking tour. Ancient Olympia is the sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the classical Olympic Games were held. See the remains of the original Olympic stadium, the Bouleuterion and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy free time in modern Olympia to shop or visit the Museum of the Olympic Games. As you explore with your private tour guide, you are sure to make the most of your time in port and have a memorable, personal experience.

While you’re in port in Katakolon, discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle as you make your way east to the ancient site. It is here where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC in honor of Zeus; the games continued until approx. 394 AD when Emperor Theodosius I abolished them because he considered them reminiscent of paganism. Follow your local guide through the site, listening to interesting facts about the area.

At the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Archeological Site of Olympia, marvel at the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This site was also the home of the original stadium and the Bouleuterion (the administration building). Today, you can see the Bouleuterion remains as an early Greek temple with a square horseshoe shape and tiered seating arrangements.

Then enjoy an hour of free time in modern Olympia to shop or relax at one of the numerous cafes. Wander around the town hall, designed by the renowned Greek architect Aris Konstantinides, or visit the small Museum of the Olympic Games.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Katakolon port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Wine-Tasting Tour of Mercouri Estate Winery

Katakolon Shore Excursion: Private Wine-Tasting Tour of Mercouri Estate Winery - Katakolon, Greece

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Katakolon, Greece

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$127.50

While you are in port in Katakolon, tantalize your taste buds on a private wine-tasting tour! On this shore excursion from the Katakolon port, head out to Mercouri Estate winery, famous for its rich red wines and olive oils. Sample three Greek wines and snack on a selection of traditional appetizers ... More info ›

While you are in port in Katakolon, tantalize your taste buds on a private wine-tasting tour! On this shore excursion from the Katakolon port, head out to Mercouri Estate winery, famous for its rich red wines and olive oils. Sample three Greek wines and snack on a selection of traditional appetizers. Visit the winery's cellars and small museum to learn interesting details about wine-making in Greece. Wander around the estate's gardens, discover the local flora and visit the old family home, built in 1878. You can also visit the winery's church and private beach!

When you arrive in the Katakolon port, hop in a private car and head out on a private wine-tasting shore excursion. Enjoy views of the Greek countryside as you make your way to the beautiful Mercouri Estate Winery, located just 20 minutes from the Katakolon port. See the picturesque villages of Andreas and Korakochori on the way.

At the Mercouri Estate, the Kanellopoulos family, current owners of the property, will guide you through the different parts of the winery. Learn interesting facts about wine-making in Greece as you visit the family home (a beautiful stone house built in 1878), the underground cellars, the old tavern building and stables (which now houses a small museum), and a chapel.

Enjoy views of the approximate 90-acre (36-hectare) vineyards, including a small part of the original vineyards dedicated to producing the Refosco Mercouri grape variety, made into one of the estate's signature wines, which has been grown for 130 years.

Continue your exploration of the estate as you walk through the forest and to the estate's private beach, from where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the neighboring island of Zakynthos.

Next, it is time to relax and sample some local wines. The island's soil and climate are particularly favorable for producing good quality red wines, such as the traditional Greek red varieties of Mavrodaphne, Agiorgitiko and Avgoustiatis. Discover some of the secrets of professional wine tasting from your wine expert as you snack on a selection of local products like salami, feta cheese, olives and bread.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Katakolon port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Kayaking at the foot of Mount Taygetos

Kayaking at the foot of Mount Taygetos - Peloponnese, Greece

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Peloponnese, Greece

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$83.22

Paddling at the foot of the imposing mount Taygetos, we discover the wild beauty of a place that was never conquered. Sea Kayaks give us the opportunity to explore inch by inch the rich in imagery and diversity indented coastline of the Mani ... More info ›

Paddling at the foot of the imposing mount Taygetos, we discover the wild beauty of a place that was never conquered. Sea Kayaks give us the opportunity to explore inch by inch the rich in imagery and diversity indented coastline of the Mani. We paddle in warm turquoise waters, exploring hidden coves and impressive rock formations. We visit sea caves and discover idyllic beaches sprouted between the rich in history and tradition coastal fishing villages of the region.

Our trip starts from the old harbor of Kardamyli, the place we meet. At the beginning of the activity we attend a brief but comprehensive introduction to the basics of sea kayaking. We get our kayaks and begin to enjoy an excursion where each little cove hides a special surprise such as hidden caves, cliffs with spectacular formations and unique beaches with sand or pebbles such as the well hidden beach of Foneas with the white pebbles and the sandy beach of Delfinia. Weather and time permitting we head to Stoupa and the beach of Kalogria with its fine golden sand and turquoise waters. The beach of Kalogria is known as the beach of Zorbas, as this was the place where writer Nikos Kazantzakis met his hero of his book Zorba the Greek. Halfway we make a relaxing stop for swimming, snorkeling and a picnic a picnic with freshly baked bread organic, garden-grown fruits and vegetables, homemade olive oil, and cheese.

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Hiking the Menalon Trail

Hiking the Menalon Trail - Peloponnese, Greece

Duration: 7 days
Location: Peloponnese, Greece

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$1652.47

This 5 days hiking adventure will take you to the trails that unfold through the Menalon mountain, from the gorge of Lousios River to the western slopes of the valley of Mylaon River and the village of Vitina.

Experience a place of great natural beauty and historical importance. Settle at cosy rustic hotels and guesthouses in small picturesque villages and taste authentic Greek cuisine into one of the most stunning destinations this area has to offer ... More info ›

This 5 days hiking adventure will take you to the trails that unfold through the Menalon mountain, from the gorge of Lousios River to the western slopes of the valley of Mylaon River and the village of Vitina.

Experience a place of great natural beauty and historical importance. Settle at cosy rustic hotels and guesthouses in small picturesque villages and taste authentic Greek cuisine into one of the most stunning destinations this area has to offer. The program aims also to put participants close to the local way of living motivating them to mingle with local communities as this is an important factor of sustainable development of hiking tourism.

• 6 nights at Hotel and guesthouses

• 5 days of guided Hiking

• Professional, English-speaking local guide

• 6 breakfasts and 5 light lunches,6 dinners

• Kalamata or Athens Airport transfers

• All local transfers

• Taxes and fees

Daily plan:

Day 1 :Upon arrival to Athens airport you depart to Vitina village where you settle to your hotel. Evening meeting with your local representative in order to brief you and give you all necessary information for the following days.

Day 2 :From the first day we are given the opportunity to enjoy one of the most spectacular places of the region starting from Stemnitsa the village of goldsmiths and ending in Dimitsana the village of watermills. These are two of the most important settlements in the Peloponnese and one of the most picturesque of Arcadia. We end our journey at the Open-Air Water Power Museum, in Dimitsana, a place highlights the importance of water power in traditional society.

Day 3 : Starting from Dimitsana we cross the village passing by its most important buildings. We ascend gently arriving to the outskirts of the fir forest enjoying splendid views of the basin of Lousios river. We arrive at Zygostiti through a nice cobbled path that runs beside a series of threshing floors another important element in traditional society.

Day 4 :Our trail, partial a cobbled path and wooded path, leads us to springs where the villages of the western Mainalo are watered. Points that have been known since antiquity as this water never stopped flowing there since then. We continue on the old mulberry road linking the two villages, we walk into a section of riverine vegetation and plane trees, meeting the ruins of three watermills. We ascend to Vitina and we reach the central square. Vytina is the major village of the area and offering all the facilities and services.

Day 5 : Leaving Nymfasia back, the route enters in a beautiful oak forest, descending to the bridge of the women's monastery of Kernitsa, a large monastic complex with an abbey and ascetic houses nestled in an impressive monolith. Walking over a combination of cobble paths and dirt roads, we visit some of the ascetic houses that are built in fine spots of dense forest and fresh water springs. We continue on an old alley until we reach Magouliana, the highest inhabited village of Peloponnese at 1.275 m.

Day 6 : Our route starts from the square in Valtessiniko, we pass next to the impressive stone-built school and climb to the Byzantine Castle of the village. We continue maneuvering, and we pass under an impressive watermill complex. The trail crosses meadows with low vegetation and passes near fragrant cedar trees. We end up in Lagadia, a stone village that literally hangs on the cliff. This is the very end of our weeklong hiking adventure..

Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel and Transfer back to Athens or Kalamata Airpot.

 

Explore Messinia reserves the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or technical difficulties.

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Rafting in Lousios river

Rafting in Lousios river - Peloponnese, Greece

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Peloponnese, Greece

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$83.22

Enjoy a unique rafting experience in two of the most beautiful rivers of Greece. River Lousios after running 5 kilometers through its gorge falls into river Alfios ... More info ›

Enjoy a unique rafting experience in two of the most beautiful rivers of Greece. River Lousios after running 5 kilometers through its gorge falls into river Alfios. Then the water follows its natural way to the Ionian Sea. According to Greek mythology Alfios flows through the Ionian sea reaching to Sicily. The variations in the scenery, the lush vegetation and the impressive rock formations give us a clear view of the natural environment of the river that can be explored only by rafting descents.

We begin the descent to the river from the bridge of Atsicholos in Arcadia fully equipped, and with the help of experienced river guides. During the descent we enjoy a fabulous natural environment with crystal clear waters. After passing 3km in river Lousios, we get into the largest river of the Peloponnese Alfios, where we continue for another 3 kilometers until the end of our journey. The difficulty of the rapids we encounter during the descent are easy to moderate on level 2-3 based on the international scale. During summer months, the river conditions and the volume of water make this activity easy and suitable for everyone, beginners and families. In the rest of the year depending on the frequency of rainfall and the water level the activity is ideal for those seeking more action and strong emotions. Once again no previous experience is required.

Starting time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Maratha village (Arcadia)

Implementation period: All year round (upon request)

Trail distance: 6 km

Route type: River crossing with inflatable boats - Rafting

Activity duration with breaks: 4 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Suitability: Suitable for all / No previous experience required

Rafting is an activity for all ages where everybody, given that they are physically and mentally healthy can participate. The activity includes a 45 minutes preparation time, 2.5 hours river descend, 30 minutes swimming, relaxing, The descents are performed if the conditions (river level) are proper.

There is a minimum number of  4 participants required for the implementation of this outdoor activity. Explore Messinia reserves the right to postpone or cancel the activity in case of non completion of the required number of participants. For individual bookings or for less than 4 participants please contact us to request a price.

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