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Full Day Private Tour of Ancient Greece in Peloponnese. The Dawn of the world

9 Hours
  • Mini Van of 9 seats, full air-conditioned
  • 09:00 am from Monastiraki square, Ermou 80 str. / Pick up is available by arrangement if you live in the center of Athens
  • Day tour, out of town, local experience, museums & culture, youth & family, nature & landscapes / Youth & Family
  • English
  • Light
  • I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the archaeological sites or museums. But you are going to have any detailed information you need, before your entrance in an archaeological site. Also, you will get for free a small Book guide for the site.
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Overview

Visit the oldest region of Greece. The area that the ancient Greeks and Romans characterized, older than the Moon.

We are going to visit the oldest region of Greece, the land of the Pelasgians. The area that the ancient Greeks and Romans characterized, older than the Moon, the homeland of Zeus and Pan.

Especially on Mount Lycaeon you will feel that you are in the setting of myths. The name “Lycaeon” is probably not accidental, in Greek it means: Dawn … Around here is the cave where Zeus was born, the source where Rhea was purified, the place where Zeus first made Hera his own and much more.

We will also visit to the medieval town of Karitaina, where we will have our meal. Today it is one of the most picturesque villages of the Peloponnese, which is usually called “Toledo of Greece”, and was one of the most important medieval fortresses of the Peloponnese. Great sights there are the stone bridge of the 13th century, but also the castle built here by the French Knight De Brigier in 1245.

Highlights

  • • Corinth canal
  • • Lycosura
  • • Mount Lycaeon
  • • Medieval town of Karitaina

Itinerary

1. First stop at the Canal of Corinth. It is a canal that was finally built in 1890, although the idea of its passage already existed from 602 BC. Driving there we will also pass from the important ancient city Elefsis, well known for the Great Elefsinian mysteries.
2. Lycosura: is the place where the oldest city that ever appeared on earth (according to Pausanias) was located. Here we will meet the worship of pre-Olympian deities, those who existed before Zeus, and we will visit the temples and the museum.
3. Mount Lycaeon: the starting point of the worldview that Western societies follow today, it is the place of the beginning of the myths, the place of birth of Zeus, the place where everything took place. Here are the natural sanctuaries of Pan (caves) and the temple of Lycaeus Zeus.
4. Medieval town of Karitaina, where we will have our meal. Today it is one of the most picturesque villages of the Peloponnese, which is usually called "Toledo of Greece", and was one of the most important medieval fortresses.

Includes/Excludes

The Cost Includes

  • • Transportation (I will be your guide and your driver, we will drive from Athens with a minivan of 9 seats, full air conditioned)
  • • Hotel pick up (if you stay at the central Athens or from the Cruise Terminals)
  • • Water, sodas

The Cost Excludes

  • • Ticket for the archaeological sites of Vravrona (5€ winter time - 10€ summer time), Marathon (5€ winter time - 10€ summer time) and Sounio (5€ winter time - 10€ summer time)
  • • Lunch

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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  • Mini Van of 9 seats, full air-conditioned
  • 09:00 am from Monastiraki square, Ermou 80 str. / Pick up is available by arrangement if you live in the center of Athens
  • Day tour, out of town, local experience, museums & culture, youth & family, nature & landscapes / Youth & Family
  • English
  • Light
  • I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the archaeological sites or museums. But you are going to have any detailed information you need, before your entrance in an archaeological site. Also, you will get for free a small Book guide for the site.
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