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Mythical Peloponnese – Full Day Tour from Athens

12 Hours
  • Mini Van of 9 seats, full air-conditioned
  • 08:00 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, Spanish, French, Chinese
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  • 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

Peloponnese is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Greece.

* Mycenae is a place mythical but also real, it is one of the oldest Greek cultures, but here the myths dominate. It is not only Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, but also Orestes and Electra. Besides, according to the legend, the founder of the city was the mythical Perseus, the murderer of Medusa, son of Danae and Zeus.

* Nafplio was the first Capital city of free Greece, before Athens and today is one of the most charming cities in Greece and a favorite destination of couples.

* Epidaurus was the most important healing center of the whole Greek and Roman world, mainly for mental illnesses, for the healing of the soul. Here was the seat of the god / physician Asclepius, son of Apollo, after all according to the myth, he was born here.

* The castle of Acro Corinth is an impressive castle in Greece with a long history. Here acted Knights Templar, Venetians, Byzantines, ancient Greeks and mythical personalities such as Pegasus and Hercules.

Highlights

  • • Mycenae
  • • Nafplio
  • • Epidaurus
  • • The castle of Acro Corinth

Itinerary

1. Corinth Canal: Right there is the entrance to the Peloponnese and the view is magnificent.
2. The castle of Acro Corinth
3. View of Nemea: We will also pass through Nemea and the wine roads of the Peloponnese. Apart from the excellent wine produced here, it is also interesting that here is the place of the mythical Hercules.
4. Archaeological site of Mycenae: Here is the kingdom of Homeric Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks in the battle of Troy. We will see the cyclopean walls, the tombs of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the gate of the Lions
5. Ancient Tyrinth: On our way to Nafplio we will pass by ancient Tirynth, also an UNESCO monument and the place Hercules was born.
6. Nafplio: We will take our walks, get to know it and have lunch.
7. Ancient Epidaurus: Medicine was born here! We will see the Temples of Apollo, Artemis and Asclepius, the ancient stadium, the "well" where patients fell into hypnosis, where the god Asclepius showed them the way of healing and of course the most perfect ancient Greek theater of 14. 000 seats.

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
  • • Guided book for Mycenae archaeological site

The Cost Excludes

  • • Ticket for the archaeological sites of Mycenae (5€ winter time - 10€ summer time) and Epidaurus (6€ winter time - 12€ 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
  • 08:00 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, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • 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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