Greece Active Tour (Athens – Peloponnese – Kefalonia – Meteora)

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10 days / 9 nights
Period of Operation : April to October
Athens
Min Participants : 4
Max People : 7
Tour Description

Discover one of our most amazing journeys, the Greece Active Tour! An experience that enables you to see most of Greece in a short period of time and visit major and hidden “gems”!
Hike some of the highest points to the lowest ones, explore unique beaches to relax and unwind, interact and mix with locals – learn about the language and culture, while staying in the company of your own group.

An active and historical tour, covering Greek mythology, food and culture giving us on the same time an idea of how this small but exciting country has changed from the ancient times up until today!

Level of difficulty

Easy. Suitable for everybody with basic physical condition and swimming knowledge. Water activities can be substituted. 

Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Athens! Walking tour of the historic Plaka

Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation. In the afternoon we meet for an introductory talk and after a walk around Plaka, the oldest neighborhood of Athens and enjoy our first dinner together in a traditional restaurant. Welcome to Greece!
Overnight in Athens (D)

Day 2Acropolis - Parthenon, Athens Sea Kayak Tour

After our mighty breakfast, our own professional guide awaits for us at the entrance of the Acropolis, eager to take us on a unique private tour!
We will have the chance of seeing and learning about the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and feel the energy! Later we will also visit the New Acropolis museum in order to explore its artifacts and enjoy a delicious meal.
An amazing sea-kayaking activity at the Athenian coastline is our next adventure, followed by a visit to the temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio, a magical place to experience the sunset…
Overnight in Athens (B,L,D)

Day 3Rafting day - Peloponnese

Today we leave Athens and head to Dimitsana for a fascinating white water rafting experience! Loussios river is where Zeus, the father of all ancient Greek gods, used to bathe himself! A 2nd degree of difficulty rafting route, starting from Lousios, continuing to Alfios River and ending at a spectacular bridge, where we will also have the chance to stand beneath a waterfall for plenty of fun and photos!!!
After a home cooked meal, we will relax at our lovely and cozy guesthouse and prepare ourselves for a nice walk in the village. There is no better way to mingle with the locals, other than tasting some traditional delicacies along with Greek wine, ouzo and raki at the village square!
Overnight in Dimitsana (B,L,D)

Day 4Ancient Olympia

After a good night’s rest and a strong breakfast, off we go towards Olympia! The site of Olympia is one of the largest, most important and beautiful ones in Greece. Our own professional private guide will walk us through the valley of wild olives and plane trees, to the Ancient Ruins and under the frame of the great temple columns, enabling us to feel the awe of the Olympian history. We will of course visit the Sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus and the Museum and spend some “quiet” moments to enjoy the ambiance of this sacred site…
After this trip into ancient Greece we will head to the beach for a refreshing swim, meal and relaxing rest of the day…
Overnight in Olympia (B,L)

Day 5Kefalonia - Hike Mount Ainos - Wine tasting

Today we will take the ferry from Kyllini to Kefalonia, one of the most interesting and beautiful islands of Greece. Our accommodation is in Argostoli, where we will leave our stuff and prepare ourselves to hike mount Ainos, for some breathtaking views!
Our next experience is a wine tasting session! Let our expert guide your senses along the unique flavors of the indigenous grape varieties found in this region while tasting some excellent wines. Listen as we introduce you to the local viticulture and provide in-depth information and secrets of the Greek wine “scene”. Savor delicious and authentic Greek delicacies in a unique outdoor vineyard picnic while enjoying Greek wine.
Overnight in Kefalonia (B,L,D)

Day 6Kefalonia Sea Kayak Adventure

This whole day is dedicated to an amazing sea kayaking experience!
During this paddling adventure, we follow a relaxed and exploring pace.
In the first part we kayak along a scenic coast full of caves, natural arches and rock gardens. Short break for swimming and some delicious fruits in Palaiostafida bay, where according to Robert Bittlestone’s new theory about Ulysses’ ancient Ithaca, this was the place where the suitors set up the ambush to Telemachus, Ulysses son. We continue kayaking and as soon as we pass the touristy beach of Makris Gialos the scenery changes radically. High white limestone cliffs are now our terrain. Again caves, turquoise waters and remote white sandy beaches make our paddling a really impressive experience!! We have another break for swimming, snorkeling and lunch before continuing for the last stretch of our trip, before we land in Minies beach where we can finish our sea adventure with a cold drink in the local beach bar. Free evening.
Overnight in Kefalonia (B,L)

Day 7Melissani cave, Drogarati ruins, Myrtos beach, Assos beach, Fiskardo

Kefalonia island tour! That says it all! Today we will visit Kefalonia’s best sites: Melissani cave, Drogarati ruins, Myrtos beach, Assos beach and finally the cosmopolitan Fiskardo port.
Overnight in Kefalonia (B,L,D)

Day 8Lefkada - Meteora

Another short ferry ride from Kefalonia (Fiskardo) to the island of Lefkada and from there a drive to the impressive Meteora, with their thriving cliff top monasteries. What a sight to behold!
One marvels at the audacity of the monks who first dared to perch simple shelters on the tiny summits. Nowadays the monasteries are much grander, but we take the privilege of reaching them via rocky paths. Tomorrow we will have the chance to meet this extraordinary UNESCO Word Heritage Site by walking a trail known only by the locals.
Overnight in Kastraki, Meteora (B,L,D)

Day 9Meteora Hiking Tour - Athens

Today we will have the privilege of experiencing Meteora in a unique way.
Witness breathtaking views from the top of the rocks and learn about the history and the geological significance of the area. Our hike starts from St. Nicolas Monastery in Kastraki village, following the same old paths the monks used to hike, along the tall rock-towers. We pass beneath the monastery of Pantocrator and then via a lush forest trail to the Monastery of “Ypapanti” and the ruins of St.Dimitrios. Our path turns uphill and after a while it takes us to the cliff top monasteries Varlaam and Great Meteoro, in order to visit one of them. Walk downhill to Kastraki, passing next to the cave of St. George Mandila where every year climbers hang their scarves.
After our delicious lunch at the tavern of a Greek who made quite a political career in the US, we take the road to Athens. Settle into our accommodation, relax and prepare ourselves for our farewell dinner!
Overnight in Athens (B,L,D)

Day 10Departure day

Breakfast is at your leisure at the hotel. (B)
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** On this final day we can transfer you to any other point of Greece or extend your program any way you wish us to.

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Price is based on a minimum attendance of 4 people (for less or more participants, feel free to contact us).

Price Includes

  • Accommodations on BB
  • Aegean Outdoors English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • All necessary equipment and staff for all activities mentioned above
  • Transportations
  • Fuels and tolls
  • Meals as mentioned above
  • All necessary ferry tickets (Kyllini - Kefalonia and Kefalonia – Lefkada)
  • Admission/entrance fees (Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum, Ancient Olympia Archaeological Site, Melissani Cave, Drogarati Ruins, Meteora)
  • Professional guided tour at Acropolis, Parthenon, New Acropolis Museum and Olympia archaeological site

Price Excludes

  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Drinks during meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance

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