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4-Day Private: Cooking - Corinth - Olympia - Arcadia Mountains - Wine Tasting

It's for those that love history, culture, landscape, authenticity but are also food lovers!
A private 4-day food & culture experience for those seeking a nontouristy sightseeing tour. See Corinth Canal, the Unesco World Heritage sites of Ancient Corinth & Olympia. Taste wine in the most famous vineyard area; picturesque Nemea & explore the Chambers of Wonder at Kapsia Caves. Enjoy a privately prepared lunch from the perfect Greek housewife&cook at the top of the Arcadia mountains. Explore cliff-hanging monasteries and watch local life & people that very few visitors will experience.
This is a food, wine, culture, history, and landscape tour in the best region of Greece; the Mythical Peloponnese. You stay at an amazing location away from the big city of Athens; no traveling back & forth every day.
Every day is a different experience adding up to what you need to do, see & more importantly taste. Enjoy, like a Greek, the real thing with the help of your tour leader.

per adult from

$2,605

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Accommodation/breakfast
    • Privately catered lunch on day-2 or day-3
    • In-car bottled water and information booklet about all the activities & sites
    • Brand new non smoking vehicle 2019-20 and non smoking driver
    • Hotel/port/airport pickup and drop-off from Athens or Nafplio
    • Private tour for 2 to 7 people. No strangers in your tour!
    • Flexible itinerary: Optionally add an extra day to include Nafplio, Mycenae & Ancient Epidaurus
    • Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance.
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    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Nemea
    • Entry/Admission - Lousios River
    What's excluded :
    • Tickets to the sites
    • Dinners; but we'll be there with great suggestions to enhance the experience.
    • Touristy stops to souvenir and pottery shops, unless specifically required by yourselves
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Entry/Admission - Cooperative Winery of Nemea
    • Entry/Admission - Kapsia Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Mystras
    • Entry/Admission - Offshore Hydropower Museum

  • Day 1: Corinth Canal - Ancient Corinth - Nemea Wine Tasting - Chambers of Wonder

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Loutraki 201 00 Greece
    The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Argous 105 Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth 200 07 Greece
    Ancient Corinth was inhabited in the Neolithic period (6500-3250 BC) but the big prosperity begins in the 8th century.
    Corinth was a city-state on the Isthmus (canal) of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Cooperative Winery of Nemea, 130 Papakonstantinou Av., Nemea 205 00 Greece
    Wine tasting at one of the many wineries of Nemea; the Greek Napa Valley!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient Nemea, Nemea 205 00 Greece
    Authentic Greek lunch & drinks! An important part of all 4 days!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kapsia Cave, Tripolis Pirgou, Kapsas 221 00 Greece
    Visit the Chambers of Wonder of the Kapsia cave which is one of the 10 most impressive caves in Greece and ranks among the top 100 that have been deemed suitable for exploitation from a total of approximately 7500 nationwide.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Start your "food experience" with a great lunch of authentic specilities.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a beautiful stone-built guesthouse facing Lousios river-gorge in the Arcadia mountains.

    Day 2: Ancient Olympia & Museum

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archaia Olympia 270 65, Greece
    Olympia (Ολυμπία) is one of the most influential ancient Greek sanctuaries, located in western Peloponnese, in Elis. It is positioned in a serene and rich valley at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers. In antiquity it was famous beyond the borders of mainland Greece for hosting the Olympic Games every four years, starting in 776 BCE.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lagkadia 220 03, Greece
    We access Olympia through the top of the Arcadia mountain range passing by the beautiful villages which are the home of the first stone builders in Greece.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Mystras, located 5 km from the town of Sparta, Mystras, Sparta Municipality Greece
    OPTIONAL: The famous Byzantine Castletown with the fantastic views of Sparta and the Laconic olive groves.
    The visit to Mystras & Sparta is optional and can either substitute Ancient Olympia or the Arcadia Monasteries depending on your preferences.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Lunch is a different place every day to be consistent with calling this tour a "food experience".
    Accommodation included: Back to your base/hotel ready to explore the village at night time after or before dinner.

    Day 3: The Cooking Experience; maybe the highlight of the tour

    Stop At: Dimitsana, Dimitsana, Arkadia Region, Peloponnese
    We do a short drive through the Arcadia mountains to meet your cook for today enjoying Greek coffee or even Ouzo on the way. She will open her home for us to watch and taste her traditional cooking.
    And of course, we will know all about your likes & dislikes to make lunch a treat!
    Vegetarian option? Easy! Just let us know before the tour.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Lousios River, Lousios Gorge, Dimitsana Greece
    We explore the amazing Lousios gorge and the river while waiting to be treated to our lunch & drinks. Lunch and drinks the way even locals will love to do.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Νέα Μονή Παναγίας Φιλοσόφου, Moni Emialon i Filosofou 220 07, Greece
    We explore the area while the cooking progresses or simply take part in it or enjoy drinks, snacks or coffee in the beautiful countryside!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: With our private Greek lady cook!
    Accommodation included: Overnight (same location) with the river 'noise" below your balcony.

    Day 4: The Arcadia cliff-hanging monasteries, Lousios river & Ancient Gortys

    Stop At: Offshore Hydropower Museum, Kefalari Ai-Yianni, Dimitsana 220 07 Greece
    The openair museum highlights the importance of water-power in traditional society. Focusing on the main pre-industrial techniques that take advantage of water to produce a variety of goods, it links them to the history and daily life of the local society over the ages.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Stemnitsa Greece
    The most amazing cliff-hanging monastery!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Menalon Trail, Stemnitsa Greece
    The jewelers' village! Beautiful, authentic, stone built! Our lunch place.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient Gortys, Gortyn, Elliniko 22007 Greece
    Ancient Gortys is among the most important Arcadian cities of the ancient world.
    Remnants that have come to light include fragments of the old fortification, ruins of houses and public buildings, a sanctuary of Asclepius and baths that were probably connected to this deity, with a curative purpose. The baths are among the most important ones to be discovered from the ancient world. They included a special heating system, which was considered by the researchers to be an Arcadian innovation.
    In antiquity, it was one of the most important cities of Arcadia and, according to what little is known, one of the oldest.
    The city is situated next to River Lousios, at an altitude of 350 metresin mountainous Arcadia. It was one of the stops on the route followed by Spartan athletes when travelling to compete in the Olympic Games, as the ancient road of Olympia – Megalopolis – Mycenae – Isthmus – Athens passed through here.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Please have your Athens accommodation arranged and let us know where you need to be dropped off (around 5 pm)
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any Airbnb in AthensAirports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus
    • Nafplio
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Cancellation is "Strict" due to the booked hotels. Still, you can cancel 7 days before the tour!
    • PROTOCOLS are in place while COVID-19 effects the world. We care about health! We expect you to be healthy before traveling!
    • OUR PERSONAL view: We implement all the protocols of the local authorities but most of all we use common logic and flexibility to adjust to each situation. Most of all, we are in favor of "adjustive social distancing" exploring safely in the open avoiding the crowds. We can still be social while maintaining our personal space/distance and following the local rules.
    • OUR GUIDES ARE LIKE FAMILY TO US: They care about our safety A LOT! Our tours have always been PRIVATE and personalized to your needs! We are in the open, exploring with spotless cars, sites with natural “social distancing,” non-touristy hotels & tavernas, local people & communities with almost “zero” cases!
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 travelers in public areas
    • 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
    • Please carry your own masks with you, and be prepared to use them when required or when you feel that will provide you with extra safety.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by EUDAIMONIA Private Tours

Activity ID: V-22041P35

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