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Crete: Rethimno, Chania, and Kournas Lake Day Trip

1. Crete: Rethimno, Chania, and Kournas Lake Day Trip

The first stop is the town of Rethimno, the third biggest town in Crete west of Heraklion on the north coast of Crete. Here, archeological monuments of the Ottoman and Venetian eras co-exist. Enjoy a stroll in the alleys of the old town, a visit to the Turkish minarets and the Venetian fortresses, or a coffee at the magnificent harbor. The next stop is Chania town, the second largest town of Crete on the north coast west of Rethymno. The city of Chania is divided into the Old City, with the gorgeous harbor, and the New City, beyond its Venetian fortifications. The Old City is one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean and is called “Venice of the East”. You can find Turkish minarets and mosques, Muslim neighborhoods, Venetian fortresses, dockyards, fountains, squares, arches, mansions, Loggia and the Lighthouse. Visit the famous Agora (market), which houses traditional little shops and taverns. The last stop of the day is Kournas lake, a beautiful habitat with natural freshwater, one of a kind in Crete. The whole area of Kournas is protected under 'Natura 2000', as it's a designated wetland. Vast greenery, steep cavities between hills, and rare species of fish and birds make Kournas the ideal place to enjoy an early afternoon walk.

Short Tour of Olympia, an Olive Oil Press & St. Andrew Beach

2. Short Tour of Olympia, an Olive Oil Press & St. Andrew Beach

Take in all the interesting sites of Katakolon before heading to the Olympia archeological site and museum on this 4-5 hour shore excursion. See the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the Temple of Zeus, the Stadium, the Hermes of Praxiteles statue, and artifacts in the museum. Stop at a local olive oil press and meet the owners, who will introduce you to the process of producing the nicest local extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy a tour of the premises and learn all about real olive oil. Head to Saint Andrew’s Beach for a quick swim in the clear waters surrounded by rocks. Enjoy a cup of Greek coffee or a light lunch (not included in the tour price).

From Athens: Private Half-Day Excursion to Ancient Corinth

3. From Athens: Private Half-Day Excursion to Ancient Corinth

After a pickup from your accommodation, take a 1-hour drive along the mainland coast to Peloponnese and have a brief stop at the Canal of Corinth. Continue on to reach Ancient Corinth, one of Saint Paul’s beloved cities. Have the chance to visit the ancient market and the Bema of Saint Paul, a large elevated rostrum standing prominently in the center of the Roman Forum of Ancient Corinth. Explore the former city-state and walk the same paths the Apostle of Nations once did and see where he preached hundreds of years ago. Next, visit the commercial town of Corinth and the Apostolos Pavlos Church, founded around 51-52 AD. Learn about Saint Paul's presence and life in the city and how he was hosted by the Jews of Achilles and Priscilla. Continue on to Kechrias Port and find out more about Saint Paul's second missionary journey and how he fulfilled a vow by shaving his head.   Conclude your visit with a short stop for a cup of coffee on your return journey back to Athens.

From Athens: Ancient Olympia Private Day Tour

4. From Athens: Ancient Olympia Private Day Tour

Your private tour will start from Athens and drive you through the scenic and beautiful landscape inside the Peloponnese peninsula. Your first stop is the magnificent structure of the Corinth Canal, which is in Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of Greece. The Corinth Canal connects the Saronic with the Corinthian Gulf in the Aegean Sea, a dream of the ancients that came true in 1893. Rest and take some amazing photos above the Corinth Canal. Then, drive towards ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Classical times. There you will visit both the archaeological site and choose between Archaeological Museum of Olympia with a great amount of artifacts and statues in it, and the Museum of the Olympic Games. The Games were held every 4 years from the 8th century BC untill 4th century AD. You will visit the Temple of Zeus, Pelopion, the stadium, the Temple of Hera, the Phillipeion, the Phidias workshop and many other structures that are worth your attention.You can feel the aura of the Olympic Games, fighting on the Pallestra or running around the stadium and understand why ancients took the cultivation of body, mind, and soul so seriously. When you feel hungry get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch in a traditional restaurant or tavern. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most known Greek dishes. After your lunch at Olympia, drive back to Athens.

From Katakolo Area: Greek Culture Tour with Local Snacks

5. From Katakolo Area: Greek Culture Tour with Local Snacks

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation or the port. Head to the Katakolon Olympia Port and take the chance to bathe in the beautiful waters. Then practice some ancient olympic games at the beach. Savor a small snack set up like a Greek buffet, all made with products from the region of Kourouta. Sip some wine or natural juice. Expect good moods all around, non-stop fun in the sun, and an authentic morning in Greece. Benefit from insider insight from your English, Greek, and Spanish-speaking guide.

From Kalamata: Traditional Greek Winery and Wine Tasting

6. From Kalamata: Traditional Greek Winery and Wine Tasting

Your tour will begin with an amazing tour of Kapsia Cave, one of the top ten caves in Greece. Located right outside the village of Kapsia, this cave is known for its complex system of natural sinkholes. Another feature of the cave is its rare colors (white, yellow, red, green, and light blue) and its abundance of stalactites and stalagmites. Neolithic fossils, human bones and skulls, and clay lamps dating back to the 4th and 5th century A.D. have also been discovered within the cave. You will then enjoy a tour of the vineyards to find out about the history and philosophy of organic farming, before you experience grape harvesting. This will allow you to get a first-hand look at the harvesting of organic grapes, straight from the vineyards. You can find out all the secrets of traditional wine making from the experts, before taking part in a local cooking class in which you will learn how to make a traditional Greek pie from scratch. You’ll then get the chance to taste your creations throughout a wine-tasting session. Following lunch, take a tour of the wine cellars and discover all the different wine varieties. You will then get a taste of the entire wine range of the winery, immersing yourself in the deep flavors and rich aromas of the 6 different wine labels. Following that, discover the flavors and aromatic petimezi (grape molasses). At this winery, this traditional Greek product and superfood is produced from organic grapes. Following that, you will enjoy a light lunch or full meal. with a full meal available from September to October, and a light lunch available the rest of the year. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin.

From Kalamata: Olive Oil Tasting in a Greek Olive Mill

7. From Kalamata: Olive Oil Tasting in a Greek Olive Mill

Join us for a 3-hour guided tour of the wonderful land of Messinia and its perennial olive trees: - Part 1: Arrival at the grove - Warm welcome Visit a beautiful olive grove of a small village, located in the west of Messinia, just 10 minutes from Costa Navarino Bay and Nestor’s Palace. It is the ideal backdrop to unravel the history, tradition and ancient myths of this historical place. The owners will welcome you with a homemade Greek local breakfast and the olive experience is enriched with a video presentation about the history of olive and olive oil! - Part 2: Olive Harvest or Olive Grove Olive harvest (available October - November) – You’ll walk through the olive trees and meet local families as they harvest their own trees. You’ll enjoy the experience of a lifetime either by handpicking olives and placing them directly in a basket or by picking them using a net. Olive grove (all year round) – Experience a guided 30-minute relaxing stroll through perennial olive trees. During your walk, you’ll get acquainted with different varieties of olive trees in all shapes and of all ages. - Part 3: Olive Oil Tasting (all year round) What follows is an interactive olive oil tasting workshop by an olive oil lover! The tasting session includes 3 different varieties of extra virgin olive oil, focusing on sensory tasting, defects and positive traits. Discover also the main principles of food pairing and find out which olive oil you like most! - Part 4: Light lunch or full local lunch (optional) Get a taste of traditional, local food, such as lalagia (savoury or sweet looped ribbons of dough), pasto (cured pork), Kalamata olives, or enjoy a homemade full local lunch!

From Kyllini: Day Trip to Ancient Olympia & a Greek Farm

8. From Kyllini: Day Trip to Ancient Olympia & a Greek Farm

This tour has a duration of approximately 6-7 hours. Your first stop is the Olympia archaeological site and museum. The Olympia visit will last approximately 2.5 hours where you will have the chance to see the birthplace of the Olympic games, the Temple of Zeus, the Stadium, the Hermes of Praxiteles statue, and many other museum artifacts. Next, you will head to Klio's honey farm where you visit a lovely rural house with the nicest owners, they will introduce you to the process of local honey production. During the visit a nice treat is offered for you to taste local pancakes with homemade honey. You will then enjoy a wine tour at Magna Grecia farm. The owners will also introduce the process of harvesting and producing homemade olive oil. A Greek local lunch can be served then or at another local restaurant. Next, you will go to the Kremasty monastery for the chance to get a feeling of the Greek Orthodox religion. Finally, you stop at Saint Andrew beach to have the chance for a quick swim under the Greek sun, enjoying the cleanest water surrounded by rocks.

Messinia: Organic Cooking Class and Traditional Local Feast

9. Messinia: Organic Cooking Class and Traditional Local Feast

You’ll begin with a tour all the facilities of the farm, including the amphitheater, the crops, the animal farm, and the vegetable garden. Next, enjoy a leisurely stroll to explore every corner of the farm and marvel at the unique tree houses, which are built from all-natural materials. You'll then stop at the quaint, stone-built amphitheater to learn all about the evolution of the theater in Ancient Greece. You can experience rural life at its best by feeding the animals and picking fresh fruit and vegetables, and throughout the tour you’ll get the chance to enjoy local delicacies, Mt Taygetos tea, or homemade lemonade. Next you will discover the secrets of traditional homemade food based on local recipes, "just like mama used to make". A local cook will guide you through the experience to unravel the mysteries of Greek cuisine, as you learn how to make and bake bread in a wood-fire oven and prepare authentic homemade Greek food and local delicacies in the farm's open-air kitchen. After your cooking experience, get a taste of freshly baked bread, a home-cooked Mediterranean meal, and tasty snacks prepared by you in the farm’s open-air kitchen. All ingredients are from the farm and other local producers. The meal includes local appetizers, mains, and dessert, accompanied by organic wine, soft drinks, Greek coffee, or tea. After you've savored your meal, enjoy a stroll through the cobblestone lanes and immerse yourself in the local culture, finding out the local history of the small village.

Arcadia: Traditional Local Cooking Class and Feast

10. Arcadia: Traditional Local Cooking Class and Feast

Your experience will begin with a guided tour of the workshop, including the traditional food preparation area, the cookware museum, and the library. You can leaf through old cookbooks and view rare 19th-century photos in the library, or take a step back in time and get a taste of village life back in the 1900s in the museum. Following that, you’ll get to pick fresh vegetables from the garden. You may then choose to participate in cooking classes with Rita, a local cook, to learn how to make traditional hylopites (egg pasta), trahana (fermented milk pasta), spoon sweets, jams, pasteli (sesame seed bars) and other local delights. Following your cooking class, you’ll have lunch at the restaurant where you’ll feast on local products from the workshop and other local producers. The meal includes appetizers, mains, and dessert, accompanied by organic wine, soft drinks, Greek coffee, or tea. You’ll then get the chance to find more than 50 local delicacies at the gift shop, including walnut kourabiethes, melomakarona, skaltsounia, pasta, spoon sweets, pine honey, local myzithra cheese, and Greek herbs and spices. Following the gift shop, enjoy a stroll through the small cobblestone lanes and immerse yourself in the local culture. Find out the local history of the small village and the humble beginnings of the workshop back in 1980, and take the opportunity to visit the local Greek Primary School Museum.

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What people are saying about Peloponnese

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 7 reviews

From an organizational point of view, everything worked out perfectly, our driver was already waiting for us in the van at the port of Kyllini. on the trip to Olympia we received a lot of very good information about the region, history and Olympia. There was also time and space for the individual organization of the day, very flexible. All in all a good experience and highly recommended!

Driver was excellent story teller on the way to the site.