Unique things to do in Peloponnese Region
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Rail bike adventure
How about cycling on abandoned rail tracks, enjoying the scenery, the unique view of the Saronic Gulf, and stories about the mythical Skiron and the German machine guns of World War II in the famous Kakia Skala near Megara? We offer the unique experience of riding specially designed pedal-powered railroad carts, on the vintage metric railway that used to connect Athens with the Peloponnese, through a region of unrivaled beauty and great history, from antiquity to the present day. First, you will be informed about the route and what you are about to see, as well as the contribution of the railway to the industrial history of the area. Then you will sit comfortably in your seats, after a short demonstration of how to operate the pedal-powered railroad cart, which is stabilized by four wheels on rails and therefore does not require balance or any other skills. The railbikes are completely safe, and in terms of speed, they are the same as conventional bikes. The length of the route is 7.5 km, 15 km in total including the return to Megara, and it is really easy. There will be stops along the route, during which the member of our crew will answer any questions you may have. Stops take place at selected locations with benches and stunning views.
Sailing Cruise in Nafplio
Amazing traveler, hop on Nafplio4sail (sailing boat | catamaran cruises website) & swim into the most beautiful and secluded beaches of Argolic Gulf! Use our offered snorkelling equipment to discover sea life, try the SUP or just lay down and enjoy Greek sun! Our team will go above and beyond to preserve your sea vibes while experiencing complete calmness, privacy & sea games. Program: • We set sail from Nafplio port towards beaches accessible only by boat near Ksiropigado for our first swimming stop • Then, if wind power is enough, we open sails and head for our next stop, a cave and a beach at Daskaleio & Romvi island • You can be part of the sailing procedure, as much as your mood allows it • We sail around Romvi island, take a look of Tolo and start our way back to Nafplio • Through the cruise, our crew prepares meals, drinks and shares historic facts of the area Additional info: • This semi-private cruise, based on our boat protocol can host up to 12 people on board (10 +2 crew members) • The sailing boat is 36 feet long with 3 cabins and 2 toilets • A full, onboard safety briefing is conducted prior to every departure • All touch-points are frequently cleaned • Due to weather conditions, itinerary may change to a safer destination or not set sails Nafplio4Sail cruises team is ready to set sail with you. Contact us to discover our complete list of offered experiences.
Olive Tour & Tasting
Olive Tour & Tasting is a unique experience just a 25-minute drive north from Kalamata. Special offers for kids over 12 years old! During your visit, you’ll walk in a century-old olive grove that have been groomed and harvested the antique way for over 4 generations. Next, you’ll learn about the production of olive oil in a private mill. Lastly, you’ll finish with an olive oil tasting lesson and learn about the great benefits of olive oil. A funny lesson that you’ll taste olives and olive oil of different qualities along with some traditional Greek snacks. Live a unique experience! Taste Greece! Other things to note The area is flat, no need for hiking, but a pair of boots is always useful. In the olive mill there is a wc and a kitchen if you need something. Free wi-fi.
Savor Nafplio, Cooking Class in Nafplio
Join our Cooking Classes in Nafplio. Our chef will transform your cooking class into a warm, joyful life experience. He will use his profound knowledge of traditions as well as the Avant Garde cuisine techniques to create with you a meal measuring up to a 5 Star Restaurant. Savor a hands on experience. You will cook all the plates you have decided and then will enjoy them drinking wine which has been compined accordingly. Gain with us an experience to remember.
Extra virgin olive oil tasting a breath from Athens, Greece
We will learn everything about olive oil , the categories and how to describe an olive oil correctly according to the fruitiness, pungency and bitterness.We will learn how to shop an olive oil, how to store it and how to use it properly.Also we will discover the health benefits of this unique greek product, the olive oil, which is the base of the greek mediteranean diet Then we will taste Extra Virgin Olive Oils, from different regions of Greece and made with different olive varieties. You will need your 5 senses! Together we determine the main flavors and characteristics. And finally, we will see how to associate each of these oils with simple foods as tomato, orange, cheese, yogurt or…chocolate! It is not a complete meal. Food can change depending on the season. Children from 10 years old can participate in the event and pay the whole fee
Olive oil tours in a private estate
We offer an Olive Oil Tour that combine information about the olive trees cultivation, harvesting, and production of Olive Oil, as well as delicious food tasting with local products. During the tour, you will have the chance to hear all about the production of Greece’s 'liquid gold', from harvesting to storing, directly from the producers. You will also learn the health, beauty and multiple benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that have been known since the ancient times. You will have the chance to taste some excellent samples of local & Greek food and homemade sweets will complete this unique experience. You can take part in our Quiz with a chance to win a surprise award from our local production. If you are not lucky enough, you can always purchase your favorite products from our small Estate Shop (like our on-site produced Extra Virgin Olive Oil and herbs).
Ancient Olympia with a local tour guide
On this 2-hour tour, we will explore Ancient Olympia, listed as one of the monuments of the world heritage of UNESCO. Olympia looks like an archaeological park. Upon arrival, we will assist to buy the tickets in order to avoid waiting in a long queue. Together, we will explore the land of the Olympics and visit all the Highlights, such as: The ancient training facilities, the famous gymnasium, and palaestra. The workshop of Phidias, the sculptor that created the gold and ivory statue of Zeus which was one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world! The ruins of the temple of Zeus, the largest one in the Peloponnese! The temple of Hera, that hosts exclusively the ceremony of the lighting of the Olympic torch. The Olympic stadium - the tradition has it that Hercules was the first one that run the track and we may grasp the opportunity to run it, too! We may even make our own olive wreaths and challenge each other for the crown! After, the end of the tour, your expert guide will give you all the required information to visit the nearby Archaeological Museum at your own leisure – A 5-minute walk will bring you to the treasures of the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia. It houses the antiquities from the site excavations, such as the Hermes of Praxiteles statue, the statue of Nike, and the Pediments of the Temple of Zeus. Everything is ORIGINAL Other things to note According to Greek law, only certified tourist guides by the Greek Ministry of Tourism are authorized to provide tours within the sites, monuments, and museums in Greece. Private guided tours can be arranged in several languages, such as: Greek, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, upon request.
Hike to the top and enjoy the sunset and full moon
This walk takes us to the top of the Profitis Ilias in Chandrinou, with a beautiful sunset above the bay of Pylos in the west and the moon appearing above the mountains in the east. We start from the plateia of Chandrinou and walk through the village to walk to the top of the mountain at 620 m. Since 2021 there is a trail to the top of 1.5 km.. Of course we walk up, but it is not really hard. Along the way we enjoy the view of the vast plain and the bay of Pylos. While we rest at the top of the church, we can see the sun sink into the sea in the west. We have a panoramic view here; in the west the bay of Pylos, in the east the peaks of the Taygetos mountains with at the bottom Kalamata, in the south the Likhodimo mountain and in the north the mountains of Maglavas. Then we have to wait a while and then see that beautiful orange sphere appear above the mountains. In the moonlight (and a flashlight) we walk 3 km downstairs, the path is wide and easy to walk, to have a drink on the plateia at the kafenion.
Explore Blue Lake & Temple of Hera with Locals
We will explore the wide area of Loutraki with amazing natural beauty, elements of its ancient history and wonderful beaches. I will be your escort to this great experience in order discover the hidden gems that make this area so special. First we will drive to Gerania mountain, right next to the town of Loutraki. Our first stop will be at 700 meters of altitude to important Osios Patapios monastery. We will admire the Corinth Golf and the Corinth Canal from above. We will talk about out the history of the area, enjoying the amazing view. Then, we will drive to the very end on the mountain through olive tree fields heading to the Temple of Hera and the great Lighthouse. You will feel the unique aura of this "open air" museum and imagine how ancient Greeks where using this location as a port and aqueduct. Our final destination will be Lake Vouliagmeni or "Blue Lake". The salty lake is a place of amazing natural beauty. We will swim to the crystal clear water and enjoy our refreshments.
Sea Kayaking in Kardamyli
Our trip starts from Kardamyli’s old harbor, the place we meet. The activity includes 30 min preparation time, 2-2,5 hours paddling exploration 1 hour break for rest,swimming and snorkeling. Before departure, we brief you on trip details, kayak paddling techniques and safety measures. Soon we get into our kayaks and begin a coastal exploration at a relaxed paddling pace. Each little cove hides a special surprise such as hidden sea caves, rock gardens, cliffs with spectacular formation, hidden sandy and pebble beaches. One of the top attractions of this trip is a visit to the Blue Cave. A spectacular natural phenomenon where sunlight passing through a crack in the cave reflects on the sea floor and bathes the entire cave in aquamarine light. A swim into the cave is a must do and a lifetime experience. Weather and time permitting we may head to Stoupa for a stop at the beach of Kalogria with its fine golden sand and turquoise waters. Halfway we make a relaxing stop for swimming, snorkeling and rest. Once the lunch stop is over we paddle back to the starting point to end an adventurous day spent in the coastline of the Mani. Other things to note The Seakayaking in Kardamyli trip is suitable for everyone, beginners and families . We keep a stable and comfortable paddling pace and there's sufficient rest time during our stops.
Mythology and Philosophy in Symposium
Philosophy for me is...to walk and talk!! It's a mythological tour, like...going into a time macchine, abandoning in this mythological narrative living path...experiencing it as a representation ! So...from the springs of Ancient Lerna (now Myloi) to the river delta. Where ''Lerna Hydra'' was living...a huge snake with nine heads. This snake was causing huge damage to the area. Only Hercules (the second legendary Labour of the 12) was able to kill it. What was going on, in the position of each head cutting by Hercules, two more were falling out. So he thought that when he was cutting each head to burn immediatly it with fire and came out no more. That's how the legend stayed! Then from this mythological river of Ancient Lerna we will walk...to visti the older harbor with the lighthouse ...a huge trading hub from the 1889, to Argolikos, the Aegean and the Mediterranean! Then moving towards it the most famous Greek railway Station in the Peloponnese and in Greece... the old Mill Station since 1882...with trains and engines machines, charcoal pumping stations...as ever! An outdoor museum, in essence!!! Finally, we will end up at the older house of Myloi (stone made by my bis grandfather in 1806) the CASA LELA, to enjoy the worthy chef Antonella (my wife) variety with Ouzo. Because Philosophy without a Symposium does not exist!! Other things to note, Is important...respecting
Traditional wood-carving in nature
Hi, my name is Christian! I invite you to an artistic travel in time as we discover together the secrets of traditional wood carving. Instead of modern, electricity or battery tools, we softly grasp traditional, old-fashioned chisels, made of stainless steel to carve our own art craft. And we do it so in the heart of a beautiful estate filled with olive and apricot trees, vegetable gardens and other kind of trees and plants. During the 2.30 hour workshop we will learn how to soften the texture of our piece of wood. We will be familiarized with the manner of holding the tools and using them in order to give the shape and form we want: would be a daisy flower, a spiral sea shell or our initials? After the last carving touch on our craftwork, we’ll apply water-based varnish so that it takes a long-lasting, protective shine. Finally our art work is ready! We hold in our hand a living, natural material, slowly shaped into the form of our will. A creation made of wood from olive trees indigenous in the area and more specifically from the estate. A token of traditional wood-carving ready to decorate our fireplace, our wall, our living-room table. Additionally, for any guest who would like to keep on practicing the art of wood sculpture, a printed set of useful guidelines are freely and warmly available.
Savor Nafplio_Wine Tasting in Wineries
We will have a 35 minutes' drive to one of my favourite wineries in Nemea which I love to visit not only for the information about the wine production process and the tastes of the wine varieties but also about the people and their passion about wine making! After this we will visit a second one so as our experience to be fully completed! * The time schedule could be tailor made
Walk around the mountainous Aegina and its gems
Ancient paths, old villages, remnants of another era set the background of our tour. Starting from the village of Anitsaio in the shadow of Ellanio mountain, discovering old mills, churches and cisterns, we reach to picturesque Kylindras. Crossing an unexpected old mountain stream leading back to Anitsaion we head to Aposporides. Threshings, hidden caves and a clear view to Aegean sea pave our way to Vlachides and next to the proud Kanakides, an example of a self-sufficient family-owned place. Last but not least to the aesthetic village of Pachia Rachi for catching the incredible Aegina's sunset.