Greece Tours & Vacations

GREECE - PELOPONNESE TOURS & VACATIONS

Our in-depth knowledge & experience over many years in the inbound tourism industry has given us the unique ability to offer a wide variety of escorted tours, any of these ensuring our client a distinctly Greek experience. The tours narrow down an unlimited range of attractions to core itineraries & provide maximum excitement to the selected highlights visited.

Our guided tours consists of our Scheduled Tours (fixed departure dates), with a group size of maximum 8 people.

Scheduled tour packages are a fun & easy way to visit the highlights Greece & Peloponnese. These tours may include all your accommodation, transfers, meals & activities (such as archeological site visits, agriculture, culture, historic, tradition, trekking, hiking, walking, cycling, nature views & wonders, beaches, culinary & cuisine, cooking classes, etc.) . Groups are small & led by professional drivers & guides making them perfect for single travelers, families & friends.

We also offer Charter Tours (guided) for Travel Agencies from all over the world. Trip plans, departure dates & group size are determined on request.

Embark on a unique journey with the peace of mind that all aspects of the trip are taken care of & in expert hand.

Greece trips, tours & excursions from short trips, day tours to multi-day packages. If a good quality service is a priority for you, here are some package tours you'll like. See a list with a few suggested tours that we recommend to our clients, but keep in mind that every each one is customizable. You can add attractions to your “MUST SEE LIST” & also you can add activities to your “THINGS TO DO LIST”. Talk with our operators about your demands & we will find together the perfect balance for once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

Tours with starting point in the region of Athens :

2 DAYS – SHORT TOUR IN PELOPONNESE

Temple of Athena

This short tour of Peloponnese will guide you to the Delphi, the center of Ancient World, the Omphalos (Navel of Earth), an impressive site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus overlooking the coastal plain to the south & the valley of Phocis. Our tour will lead you afterwards to Olympia, one of the most unspoiled sites in Greece, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. After a night relaxation in Olympia, our tour will continue to the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization, which flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE. After Mycenae, our path will lead to Nayplio, probably the most beautiful & romantic Greek town, the first capital of Greece. Those looking for fortresses to conquer can climb 999 steps to Palamidi castle. An impressive view will then be offered just before the end of this short tour, from the Corinth Canal, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens & Sparta.

 

Monemvasia Central Square

This tour will first lead you to Corinth Canal, to admire the magnificent view of the land that joins Peloponnese to the mainland. Afterwards, you will continue with a visit to the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts & the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world & the magnificent theatre, renowned for its acoustics, that still is in active use for performances in an annual traditional theatre festival. Your trip path will then stop you to Nayplio, probably the most beautiful & romantic Greek town, the first capital of Greece. Those looking for fortresses to conquer can climb 999 steps to Palamidi castle. A comfortable night sleep will be then provided by the impressive Monemvasia. In the second day of this tour, you will visit the Castle of Monemvasia. The fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Your trip will then guide you to the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city. The closure of this tour will be made by the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization, which flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE.

 

3 DAYS TOUR OF PELOPONNESE

Temple of God Zeus

This short tour of Peloponnese will guide you to the Delphi, the center of Ancient World, the Omphalos (Navel of Earth), an impressive site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus overlooking the coastal plain to the south & the valley of Phocis. Our tour will lead you afterwards to Olympia, one of the most unspoiled sites in Greece, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Your route will lead you to the region of Kalamata, where you will be accordingly accommodated. The second day of this trip will lead you to Ancient Messene is a spectacular archaeological site, which was founded on the 4th century B.C. by Epaminondas & became the capital of the Messenian state, obtaining walls that had a length of 9 km & 3 meters thickness. Your trip will then guide you to the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city. In Monemvasia, your next stop of this trip, you will be enjoying a spectacular dinner experience at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. Accommodation will be provided in the area of Monemvasia. On your last day of adventure in Peloponnese, you will be guided to the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Continuing with the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The closer of the tour will be made by Nemea, famous city in Greek myth as the home of the Nemean Lion, which was killed by the hero Heracles & as the place where the infant Opheltes, lying on a bed of parsley, was killed by a serpent while his nurse fetched water for the Seven on their way from Argos to Thebes.

 

Liotrivi Historical Mansion

This tour will first drive you to Corinth Canal, to admire the magnificent view of the land that joins Peloponnese to the mainland. Afterwards, you will continue with a visit to the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts & the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world & the magnificent theatre, renowned for its acoustics, that still is in active use for performances in an annual traditional theatre festival. Your trip path will then stop you to Nafplio, probably the most beautiful & romantic Greek town, the first capital of Greece. Those looking for fortresses to conquer can climb 999 steps to Palamidi castle. You will continue by the coast road, which offers magnificent landscapes, to small picturesque villages like Astros, Leonidio, Elona Monastery, Kozma on the top of the Parnonas Mountain & reaching Monemvasia for the night. In your second day, you will have the chance to visit the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. This itinerary will lead you to Kastania Cave. Rich in density & variety of shapes, colors & figures, Kastania Cave is classified as second of its kind in Europe. A comforting & relaxing stop will be in Elafonnisos Island. Elafonisos Island is attractive for its white, sandy beaches & the crystal-clear waters with a characteristic emerald hue. The most famous beach on the island is named Simos & it has been many times awarded as one of the best five beaches worldwide & it is a winner of a blue flag. Your next stop of this trip, you will be enjoying a spectacular dinner experience at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. In the third day of this trip, you will have the chance to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty. Your trip will then guide you to the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city. The closure of this tour will be made by the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization, which flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE.

 

MULTI DAYS TOURS OF PELOPONNESE

Methoni Castle

This tour will first drive you to Corinth Canal, to admire the magnificent view of the land that joins Peloponnese to the mainland. Our tour will lead you afterwards to Olympia, one of the most unspoiled sites in Greece, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Your route will lead you to the region of Kalamata, where you will be accordingly accommodated, but also you will have the chance to take a swim in this place of natural beauty, in the light blue waters. The Voidokilia Beach is one of the “must see” beach in Messinia in the Mediterranean area. In the shape of the Greek letter omega, its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. In your second day of this tour you will be leaded to Ancient Messene is a spectacular archaeological site, which was founded on the 4th century B.C. by Epaminondas & became the capital of the Messenian state, obtaining walls that had a length of 9 km & 3 meters thickness. You will have the chance to visit the Castle of Methoni, the most important fortification in Greece, a complete walled city with a natural harbor. The castle of Methoni lies at the southernmost point of the west coast of the Peloponnese, in a place which had been fortified since the 7th century BC. Continuing the trip to Koroni, known as Corone by the Venetians & Ottomans, the town of Koroni sits on the southwest peninsula of the Peloponnese on the Gulf of Messinia in southern Greece 45 minutes southwest of Kalamata. The town is nestled on a hill below an impressive Venetian castle & reaches to the edge of the gulf. The castle is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese, as you will have the opportunity to walk into a real prison. Walking between walls & battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 700 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it. This day will end with the small port of Finikounda, in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese. The name “Finikounda” is considered to be possibly due to the Phoenicians, who as naval people landed on the coast of Peloponnese & founded Finikounda at the present place Anemomylos (Windmill). Finikounda is now one of the major tourist resorts of Messinia, combining harmonically mountain & sea. The attention of the visitors mainly attract the stunning sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Also, the picturesque landscape & the excellent tourist infrastructure have made Finikounda a popular summer destination, which will offer you accommodation for this night. The third day will take you to the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city. On your next stop, you will have the chance to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty.

Lions Gate

For another adventure in Peloponnese, you will be guided to the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Your next stop of this trip, you will be enjoying a spectacular dinner experience at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. Monemvasia will provide you accommodation for this night. In your last day of the Panorama Peloponnese tour, you will first see the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. Your trip path will then stop you to Nafplio, probably the most beautiful & romantic Greek town, the first capital of Greece. Those looking for fortresses to conquer can climb 999 steps to Palamidi castle. Afterwards, you will continue with a visit to the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts & the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world & the magnificent theatre, renowned for its acoustics, that still is in active use for performances in an annual traditional theatre festival. The closure of this tour will be made by the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization, which flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE.

 

Maniot Tower

This tour was created to offer to our clients a short taste of Laconia, Peloponnese by the local people’s eyes. Every experience of this tour will leave you with long-lasting memories of a one-of-a kind hospitality & culture. Bound with the local people & gain great friendships which will last for a lifetime. 4 days accommodation in Monemvasia Area, in luxury Boutique Hotel, with great culture experience will teach you all the particularities of the region.

This tour will take you directly to South Peloponnese, into the Laconia Region. In Monemvasia area, Liotrivi Experience Center will enchant you with a welcome experience at the mansion & a guided tour of the Liotrivi Historic Mansion. In here, also the dinner will charm you with authentic local recipes live-cooked by our chef just for you. Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. The second day will lead you to the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. As you walk through the narrow castle gate, you'll be transported back to a rich cultural heyday. On the large plateau, some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300m wide & 1 km long, you will discover the well-worn cobblestone main street which will lead you to the very heart of the citadel. The next stop of the day, will be in Geraka’s port, a natural fiord, a place of a spectacular beauty. Next itinerary point in Vlychada, a secluded beach with turquoise water & white pebble beach is ideal for those who look for a unique, small & quiet beach, which has not been yet discovered by many visitors. Kyparissi will continue offering breathtaking views. Kyparissi is the kind of place that if you know about it, you wish to keep just for yourselves & your close friends, because you are afraid of spoiling it. Kyparissi is a secluded paradise backed by the craggy slopes of Mount Parnon & fronted by the cobalt blue of the Myrtoan Sea. The trip to Monemvasia will finish to Liotrivi Experience Center, where you will have a tasting of the best wines of the cellar, accompanied with another live-cooking experience of your dinner. Day number three will take you to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty.

Simos Beach

A tour in Mani area will follow. Mani, a land of tower houses, castles, ancient sites, Byzantine chapels, beautiful beaches & spectacular caves in the Peloponnese. The isolated aspect of this beautiful area, combined with the independent nature of its inhabitants meant that some traditions developed separately from the rest of the Peloponnese & Greece so that a distinct society made its mark on the landscape. To this day, the unique architecture of the area is famed for the tower houses & fortified family dwellings from the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The beautifully built Maniot towers, war machines, are the emblems of the Mani, vigilant lookouts. You won’t find such a spectacular sight in all Greece. Their height were directly related to their defensive powers, but also to the rank & social position of the family to which they belonged. You will have a chance to take a swim in the secluded beaches of Mani. Live-cooking dinner along with an olive, olive oil & local products tasting experience will charm you for another evening. The fourth day will take you to visit Kastania Cave. Rich in density & variety of shapes, colors & figures, Kastania Cave is classified as second of its kind in Europe. A comforting & relaxing stop will be in Elafonnisos Island. Elafonisos Island is attractive for its white, sandy beaches & the crystal-clear waters with a characteristic emerald hue. The most famous beach on the island is named Simos & it has been many times awarded as one of the best five beaches worldwide & it is a winner of a blue flag. At Liotrivi, after 3 experiences of live-cooking of the chef, you will be encouraged by him to have a private cooking class for the last night with him, to show you the best-kept secrets of the authentic local cuisine. You will have the chance to cook your full menu dinner, along with the chef & under his guidance. On the last day of the tour & before getting to your airport, you will stop for a short visit to the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city.

* Available from any destination in Greece.

 

Corinth Canal

This tour will first drive you to Corinth Canal, to admire the magnificent view of the land that joins Peloponnese to the mainland. Our tour will lead you afterwards to Olympia, one of the most unspoiled sites in Greece, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Your route will lead you to the region of Kalamata, where you will be accordingly accommodated, but also you will have the chance to take a swim in this place of natural beauty, in the light blue waters. The Voidokilia Beach is one of the “must see” beach in Messinia in the Mediterranean area. In the shape of the Greek letter omega, its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. In your second day of this tour you will be leaded to Ancient Messene is a spectacular archaeological site, which was founded on the 4th century B.C. by Epaminondas & became the capital of the Messenian state, obtaining walls that had a length of 9 km & 3 meters thickness. You will have the chance to visit the Castle of Methoni, the most important fortification in Greece, a complete walled city with a natural harbor. The castle of Methoni lies at the southernmost point of the west coast of the Peloponnese, in a place which had been fortified since the 7th century BC. Continuing the trip to Koroni, known as Corone by the Venetians & Ottomans, the town of Koroni sits on the southwest peninsula of the Peloponnese on the Gulf of Messinia in southern Greece 45 minutes southwest of Kalamata. The town is nestled on a hill below an impressive Venetian castle & reaches to the edge of the gulf. The castle is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese, as you will have the opportunity to walk into a real prison. Walking between walls & battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 700 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it. This day will end with the small port of Finikounda, in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese. The name “Finikounda” is considered to be possibly due to the Phoenicians, who as naval people landed on the coast of Peloponnese & founded Finikounda at the present place Anemomylos (Windmill). Finikounda is now one of the major tourist resorts of Messinia, combining harmonically mountain & sea. The attention of the visitors mainly attract the stunning sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Also, the picturesque landscape & the excellent tourist infrastructure have made Finikounda a popular summer destination, which will offer you accommodation for this night. The third day will take you to the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras.

Ancient City of Mystras

The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city. On your next stop, you will have the chance to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty. For another adventure in Peloponnese, you will be guided to the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Your next stop of this trip, you will be enjoying a spectacular dinner experience at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. Monemvasia will provide you accommodation for this night. In your last day of the Panorama Peloponnese tour, you will first see the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. Your trip path will then stop you to Nafplio, probably the most beautiful & romantic Greek town, the first capital of Greece. Those looking for fortresses to conquer can climb 999 steps to Palamidi castle. Afterwards, you will continue with a visit to the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts & the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world & the magnificent theatre, renowned for its acoustics, that still is in active use for performances in an annual traditional theatre festival. The closure of this tour will be made by the archaeological site of Mycenae, the imposing ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. & played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization, which flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE.

 

Tours with starting point in the region of Kalamata :

MULTI DAYS TOURS

Monemvasia Old Town

The first day of this tour will take you to the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city. For another adventure in Peloponnese, you will be guided to the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Your next stop of this trip, you will be enjoying a spectacular dinner experience at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. Monemvasia will provide you accommodation for this night. The second day will take you to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty. A tour in Mani area will follow. Mani, a land of tower houses, castles, ancient sites, Byzantine chapels, beautiful beaches & spectacular caves in the Peloponnese. The isolated aspect of this beautiful area, combined with the independent nature of its inhabitants meant that some traditions developed separately from the rest of the Peloponnese & Greece so that a distinct society made its mark on the landscape. To this day, the unique architecture of the area is famed for the tower houses & fortified family dwellings from the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The beautifully built Maniot towers, war machines, are the emblems of the Mani, vigilant lookouts. You won’t find such a spectacular sight in all of Greece. Their height was directly related to their defensive powers, but also to the rank & social position of the family to which they belonged. You will have a chance to take a swim in the secluded beaches of Mani. The tour will close with the spectacular views of the coast road from Mani to Kalamata.

 

Diros Cave

This tour will start from the region of Kalamata & will take you to Mani Area, by the spectacular coast road. A tour in Mani area will follow. Mani, a land of tower houses, castles, ancient sites, Byzantine chapels, beautiful beaches & spectacular caves in the Peloponnese. The isolated aspect of this beautiful area, combined with the independent nature of its inhabitants meant that some traditions developed separately from the rest of the Peloponnese & Greece so that a distinct society made its mark on the landscape. To this day, the unique architecture of the area is famed for the tower houses & fortified family dwellings from the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The beautifully built Maniot towers, war machines, are the emblems of the Mani, vigilant lookouts. You won’t find such a spectacular sight in all of Greece. Their height was directly related to their defensive powers, but also to the rank & social position of the family to which they belonged. The trip will take you to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty. Your next stop of this trip, you will be enjoying a spectacular dinner experience at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. Monemvasia will provide you accommodation for this night. The second day will start with a visit to Kastania Cave. Rich in density & variety of shapes, colors & figures, Kastania Cave is classified as second of its kind in Europe. A comforting & relaxing stop will be in Elafonnisos Island. Elafonisos Island is attractive for its white, sandy beaches & the crystal-clear waters with a characteristic emerald hue. The most famous beach on the island is named Simos & it has been many times awarded as one of the best five beaches worldwide & it is a winner of a blue flag. The day will finish at Liotrivi Experience Center, where you will have a tasting of the best wines of the cellar, accompanied with another live-cooking experience of your dinner. On the last day of the tour, you will visit the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. A stop will follow at the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city. This tour will lead you back to Kalamata area.

 

Shore tours from Monemvasia region or port

We respect & value your short time on each destination port & we come with a carefully tour itinerary according to your needs & time.

Available for all tourists of Peloponnese & also for the ones arriving in the port of Gythio or Monemvasia, choose from one of the below tours, combine two or more attractions, or pick your own destination & let us plan it together, reaching the satisfaction peaks.

HALF DAY – 4 HOURS PRIVATE TOUR

Liotrivi Olive & Olive Oil Museum

This private tour includes a guided visit in the olive & olive oil museum, located in Liotrivi Historical Mansion, wine tasting of 3 local Monemvasia wines in the mansion’s cellar, tasting of olive oil & local products & accompanied with a small snack of local products & dishes, such as baked homemade bread, local feta cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, tsaiti (traditional green pie) etc. Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. The experience continues to the forgotten by time Watermill of Talanta, where the living history continues for hundreds of years. Within 10 minutes’ walk on a cobblestone alee in an untouched natural beauty you will reach the Watermill & its host, Barba Gianni (uncle Gianni), the last miller of the region. Barba Gianni has a vast experience at the mill of over 60 years’ grinds the wheat from his own farm by the traditional method, as it was 60 years ago. He will trust you all the secrets of the mill, talking with great love about his work. This tour will lead at Archangelos, a blue flag winning beach, which lies in the heart of the picturesque village with the same name. It represents one of the area’s most attractive spots for swimming & relaxation, because of the crystal clear water, the sandy beach & the family atmosphere.

 

Plytra's Beach

Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. In the beloved sun terrace of Giannis Ritsos (liakoto), we organize & teach selected traditional cooking lessons, aimed at enhancing the laconic cuisine, quality & the special taste, giving the opportunity to the guest to participate personally & learn all the secrets of local cuisine. The class will be combined with other activities like guided tour in the olive oil museum, wine tasting into the cellar & full course lunch. The tour will continue to Plytra’s beach, who is a blue flag rewarded beach. It is ideal for families & friends, offering sandy beach, crystal clear water, sunbeds, umbrellas & coffee restaurant on the beach.

 

FULL DAY – 8 HOURS PRIVATE TOUR

Kastania Cave

This tour will start with a visit to Kastania Cave. Rich in density & variety of shapes, colors & figures, Kastania Cave is classified as second of its kind in Europe. A comforting & relaxing stop will be in Elafonnisos Island. Elafonisos Island is attractive for its white, sandy beaches & the crystal-clear waters with a characteristic emerald hue. The most famous beach on the island is named Simos & it has been many times awarded as one of the best five beaches worldwide & it is a winner of a blue flag. The tour will end at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. Liotrivi Historic Mansion will provide private tour & a live-cooking snack. This private tour includes a guided visit in the olive & olive oil museum, located in Liotrivi Historical Mansion, wine tasting of 3 local Monemvasia wines in the mansion’s cellar, tasting of olive oil & local products & accompanied with a small buffet of local products & dishes, such as baked homemade bread, local feta cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, tsaiti (traditional green pie) etc. The experienced chef in the traditional Greek cuisine is cooking for you, live & on demand, carefully selected local recipes inherited from our ancestors, cooked only with “0km” ingredients to achieve simple, but special & unique tastes of the worldwide famous Laconic cuisine. We create menus in order to make the most of the season’s fresh ingredients from our garden & farm.

 

Maniot Tower

This tour will take you to Mani Area. Mani, a land of tower houses, castles, ancient sites, Byzantine chapels, beautiful beaches & spectacular caves in the Peloponnese. The isolated aspect of this beautiful area, combined with the independent nature of its inhabitants meant that some traditions developed separately from the rest of the Peloponnese & Greece so that a distinct society made its mark on the landscape. To this day, the unique architecture of the area is famed for the tower houses & fortified family dwellings from the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The beautifully built Maniot towers, war machines, are the emblems of the Mani, vigilant lookouts. You won’t find such a spectacular sight in all of Greece. Their height were directly related to their defensive powers, but also to the rank & social position of the family to which they belonged. The trip will take you to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty. The tour will end at Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. Liotrivi Historic Mansion will provide private tour & a live-cooking snack. This private tour includes a guided visit in the olive & olive oil museum, located in Liotrivi Historical Mansion, wine tasting of 3 local Monemvasia wines in the mansion’s cellar, tasting of olive oil & local products & accompanied with a small buffet of local products & dishes, such as baked homemade bread, local feta cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, tsaiti (traditional green pie) etc. The experienced chef in the traditional Greek cuisine is cooking for you, live & on demand, carefully selected local recipes inherited from our ancestors, cooked only with “0km” ingredients to achieve simple, but special & unique tastes of the worldwide famous Laconic cuisine. We create menus in order to make the most of the season’s fresh ingredients from our garden & farm.

 

Shore tours from Gytheio region or port

HALF DAY – 4 HOURS PRIVATE TOUR

Diros Cave

This tour will show you Mani Area. Mani, a land of tower houses, castles, ancient sites, Byzantine chapels, beautiful beaches & spectacular caves in the Peloponnese. The isolated aspect of this beautiful area, combined with the independent nature of its inhabitants meant that some traditions developed separately from the rest of the Peloponnese & Greece so that a distinct society made its mark on the landscape. To this day, the unique architecture of the area is famed for the tower houses & fortified family dwellings from the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The beautifully built Maniot towers, war machines, are the emblems of the Mani, vigilant lookouts. You won’t find such a spectacular sight in all of Greece. Their height was directly related to their defensive powers, but also to the rank & social position of the family to which they belonged. The trip will take you to visit Diros Cave, mentioned as one of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered that existed 2 million years ago & in the huge chambers in which excavations have unearthed evidence of prehistoric occupation. During a 40-min boat trip, the visitor comes across an intricate network of passages & galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites & stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty.

 

Monemvasia Central Square

Starting with the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Next, Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. In here, our experienced chef in the traditional Greek cuisine is cooking for you, live & on demand, carefully selected local recipes inherited from our ancestors, cooked only with “0km” ingredients to achieve simple, but special & unique tastes of the worldwide famous Laconic cuisine. This private tour includes a guided visit in the olive & olive oil museum, located in the Historical Mansion, wine tasting of 3 local Monemvasia wines in the mansion’s cellar, tasting of olive oil & local products & accompanied with a small buffet of local products & dishes, such as baked homemade bread, local feta cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, tsaiti (traditional green pie) etc.

 

FULL DAY – 8 HOURS PRIVATE TOUR

The Fortress of Monemvasia

Starting with the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Next, Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. In here, our experienced chef in the traditional Greek cuisine is cooking for you, live & on demand, carefully selected local recipes inherited from our ancestors, cooked only with “0km” ingredients to achieve simple, but special & unique tastes of the worldwide famous Laconic cuisine. This private tour includes a guided visit in the olive & olive oil museum, located in the Historical Mansion, wine tasting of 3 local Monemvasia wines in the mansion’s cellar, tasting of olive oil & local products & accompanied with a small buffet of local products & dishes, such as baked homemade bread, local feta cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, tsaiti (traditional green pie) etc. This private tour will take you to the ruins of the ancient city of Mystras. The Archaeological Site of Mystras, the 'Wonder of the Morea', it is considered Greece's best-preserved Byzantine city.

 

Liotrivi Historical Mansion

Starting with the fortress of Monemvasia, known also as the Gibraltar of the East or simply, The Rock, which is one of the best-kept secrets of Greece, a town that had a continuous history with conquerors, being ruled by Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans. Next, Liotrivi Experience Center, which is a fully restored historic mansion, whose history starts in the Byzantine period as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines, following the Greek Revolution, was the home of Ritsos family, where the famous poet lived his childhood, converted in 1930, into a traditional olive mill which served the region until 1962. Today, apart from olive & olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that preserves intact its historical identity. Also, it successfully functions as an agri-tourism facility that still produce exquisite wines & local specialties, offering the visitors the privilege to experience the Greek rural culture as the ancestors lived it. In here, our experienced chef in the traditional Greek cuisine is cooking for you, live & on demand, carefully selected local recipes inherited from our ancestors, cooked only with “0km” ingredients to achieve simple, but special & unique tastes of the worldwide famous Laconic cuisine. This private tour includes a guided visit in the olive & olive oil museum, located in the Historical Mansion, wine tasting of 3 local Monemvasia wines in the mansion’s cellar, tasting of olive oil & local products & accompanied with a small buffet of local products & dishes, such as baked homemade bread, local feta cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, tsaiti (traditional green pie) etc. The tour will continue to Plytra’s beach, who is a blue flag rewarded beach. It is ideal for families & friends, offering sandy beach, crystal clear water, sunbeds, umbrellas & coffee restaurant on the beach.

 

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