Posted on 16/10/2019
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From Kardamyli: 6-hour Guided Hiking Tour - 2020

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  • +€10.00

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Take a 6-hour hiking tour around Kardamyli, in the famous Mani region of southern Greece and discover a wealth of Byzantine churches, stone-build watchtowers, and old olive mills. During your guided hiking tour, learn from guide all about this historical region and enjoy a complimentary delicious picnic lunch.

DURATION: 6 hours
STARTING TIME: 9.30 am
MEETING POINT: Kardamili central square
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
DIFFICULTY: This activity is suitable for everyone. You will need to be relatively fit to participate
OPENING SEASON: All year round

Highlights

◾ Take a hike in some of the most picturesque villages in Greece
◾ Discover antique Byzantine churches, watchtowers, old olive mills and charming watermills
◾ Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch made out of local products

What is included

✔ Your guide
✔ Picnic lunch
✔ Liability insurance
✔ Photographs from the tour
✔ All taxes

What to expect

The place
Land of stone and light, villages perched on the outskirts of mount Taygetos with tower houses and countless chapels, settlements bordering with the sea, steep canyons and caves and beaches entangled with olive groves. The charm of Mani is precisely these contrasts. This is a hike to the land and the traditions of the Mani, the place where every stone has its history. Here, the magnificence of the mountainous nature is harmoniously combined with the charm of the sea as gigantic mount Taygetos is so close to the embrace of the Mediterranean.

The activity
Your tour starts from the fortified tower houses of old Kardamyli following the path that once was part of the ancient so-called ‘’Royal Road’’ connecting Kardamili with Sparta. Along the way, you will visit some of the traditional, beautiful little villages in the region. Walkthrough their narrow streets and learn about their past. Byzantine churches, stone-built watchtowers, old fountains, olive and grain mills, all reveal the life of the past. In a small distance ahead, mount Taygetos stands snowed in some of its highest peaks.

Take a small break for a delicious picnic with traditional local delicacies for some extra energy. A burst of colors and fragrances of flowers and herbs will overwhelm you and bring you even closer to the natural environment. Walkthrough an easy route, sometimes a stone built path and sometimes a shady pathway, immersed in olive trees, pines, and cypress trees. Along the way, discover all the parts and pictures that make up the scenery of Mani, revealing the unique lifestyle of its inhabitants throughout history.

Not included/Bring with you

Please bring with you a bottle of water, a hat and sun cream during summer months, hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable) and a hiking backpack

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Additional Info

The supplier reserves the right to modify or cancel the activity due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund

Country

  • Greece
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