2-Day Private Tour to Dimitsana and Stemnitsa from Athens

This flexible 2-Day tour is perfect for those who want to leave the city behind to explore one of Greece's most naturally beautiful regions and its wealth of hidden gems.

Through the olive groves & orchards of the Peloponnese your tour heads towards the stunning geography of the Menalon Mountain range & Louisos Gorge area where you will be able to explore three of its most beautiful villages, the extensive Capsia Caves and local Water Mill & Museum as an amazing window into pre-industrial culture & life. We visit the dramatic Lousios Gorge & river, one of the most impressive Monasteries which Hang from its cliffs & the seaside city & hidden gem of Pyrgos

Carried out in the company of your professional, informative & helpful English speaking Tour Driver and in one of our new Mercedes, AudiA6 with Wifi, A/C & bottled water along the way, you will also enjoy your tour in style & comfort and for a hassle free experience choose our Lunch Option.

per adult from

$1,066

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water
    • Athens Hotel, Residence or Cruise ship pickup & return
    • Flexible pick up time on request
    • First class transport: Mercedes E-Class or Audi A6 sedan; Mercedes minivan or Sprinter
    • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day
    • Tour 100% exclusive to your group
    • 4-Star or Boutique Style Hotel with breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with extra cost
    • Food and drinks unless specified
    • Site entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Offshore Hydropower Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Kapsia Cave

  • Day 1: HIDDEN VILLAGES OF THE PELOPONNESE

    Stop At: Vytina, Vytina, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese
    After passing the Corinth Canal & entering the Peloponnese region our first stop is at the very beautiful mountain village of Vytina village for a short break & to explore.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dimitsana, Dimitsana, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese
    Dimitsana is the main village of the region & we do some siteseeing before moving on to the local Hydropower Museum
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Offshore Hydropower Museum, Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07 Greece
    Your view of Greece and understanding of its local culture will be forever changed & enriched by your visit to this museum which provides an amazing window into the society of past generations and moreover, a world of lost sustainability. You will not only learn about the integral value of these water mills which were spread all over pre-industrial Greece, but see many skills & crafts brought to life again before your eyes in this working facility & Museum.

    Such mills were a hub of life. Most simply in the production of flour & bread, they also provided everything from a point of trade where people met to exchange ideas & culture, to a place where local artisans produced leather & textiles, where clothes & other household items were carried for washing & grapes were processed into spirits such as 'raki'. This particular Mill also played a key Historical role in gunpowder production in the 1821 war of independence.

    Set in tranquil surrounding this is a real highlight for anyone interested in learning & connecting with the local culture of a bygone era.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lousios River, Lousios Gorge, Dimitsana Greece
    The Lousios River cuts a deep gorge where you can follow a path down to its shady waters to cool off your feet in its pure water amidst the surrounding forest and is a great time out to enjoy the natural beauty of this area during your trip.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher, Dimitsana 220 07 Greece
    The Lousios gorge is also known as the "Mount Athos of the Peloponnese" due to the many Monasteries that can be found hidden high up in the sides of its steep cliffs. On our tour we take time to visit one of the most beautifully located and largest, the Prodromou Monastery which can be reached after a 10 minute walk from the road along a stone path & where you can ascend to be welcomed by the local monks with a Traditional Greek Coffee & sweet they produce.

    On entering you will have the impression that nothing has changed in the hundreds of years since this Monastery was founded as you gaze at its rock frescos from as far back as the 16th Century and learn more about the role of Greek life & History, or just enjoy the peaceful panoramic views over the Gourge below in this isolated place of nature & peace.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Stemnitsa, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese
    After the sites of the day we stop to enjoy the local village of Stemnitsa & your Hotel there.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pyrgos.

    Day 2: STEMNITSA & THE KASPIA CAVES

    Stop At: Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greece
    The UNESCO site of Olympia is in easy reach & a unique site in the history of mankind with extensive remains & an outstanding museum to enjoy. We can add this site as a visit after leaving stemnitsa on request.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kapsia Cave, Tripolis Pirgou, Kapsas 221 00 Greece
    One of the most hidden beauty spots in Greece, at the Capsia Caves you can explore its immense cave system which spans over 4 Miles (6km), where many artefacts from Neolithic fossils to clay lamps from the 4th Century have been recovered.

    Famous for its white, yellow, red, green, and light blue colourations it has a great many stalactites and stalagmites which are most dramatic in the "Chamber of Wonders'.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    o Pick up time flexible on request. We suggest 07:30 but if a later time is preferred we will start according to your needso For Airport pickup and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking.o For Airbnb's please provide the exact addresso If you have luggage please provide details of quantity so we may provide the appropriate vehiclePorts
    • Nafplion 1841, I. Kapodistriou 9, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. STANDARD RATE 3/30/2020 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    DISCOUNT OPTION 3/30/2020 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    LUNCH OPTION 3/30/2020 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by WARMPENGUIN

Activity ID: V-10172P112

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