Six Days Journey from the wild Mani to the Olive Groves of Messenia



  • Departure from Athens in the morning
  • After a short stop at the famous Corinth Canal, we set out for Sparti
  • Visit to the Museum of the Olive and the Greek Olive Oil in Sparti
  • Brief stop at a beautiful village. Coffee and traditional sandwiches at a guest house, which affords a magnificent, panoramic view of Sparti
  • Then,we make a journey back in time by walking through the Byzantine fortified town of Mystras on the slopes of Taygetus
  • Sparti - Gytheio - Arrival at our hotel, situated in front of the beach Mavrovouni in Gytheio
  • After some rest, early in the evening ,a visit to Gytheio for a stroll through its streets and its little harbor that resembles an island
  • Dinner at an exquisite seafood restaurant next to the sea
  • Overnight stay in Gytheio
  • Today, after breakfast, we will take a tour in the wild beauty of Mani.
  • First stop is Porto Kagio, followed by Cape Tainaron, the southernmost point of mainland Greece
  • Here, sitting by the sea you will taste the famous Greek ouzo accompanied by cold appetizers - courtesy of Emelia
  • Our next destination will be the deserted Vatheia, a traditional settlement of Mani and a tourist attraction during the spring and summer months
  • We continue our route from Vatheia to the fishing village of Gerolimenas and then to the small village Charia
  • Arrival at our hotel, which is located in an environment of unique natural and architectural beauty
  • After a short rest, we will have lunch at a traditional restaurant, where we will taste dishes from the local cuisine of Mani
  • On our way back to the hotel, the astronomer of Emelia will guide you through the night sky of Mani
  • Overnight stay in Charia
  • Today we will be visiting one of the most awe-inspiring caves in the world, the Diros Caves
  • After the miracle of Diros, our next destinations will be the picturesque seaside villages of Limeni, Itilo and Karavostasi
  • Lunch at a traditional seaside restaurant of the area
  • Return to our hotel in Charia to get some rest
  • Late in the afternoon a visit to Areopolis - Two hours off to go for a stroll through the cobblestone alleys of the historic town
  • A delicious traditional sweet treat and a local drink - courtesy of Emelia
  • Overnight stay in Charia
  • Today we get to meet the Messenian Mani by following the scenic and beautiful coastline
  • Our next stops are Aghios Nikolaos, the little harbor of Outer Mani, and Kardamili, the beautiful seaside village of Messinian Mani.
  • An hour at our disposal in Kardamili to walk around and have a cup of coffee or dessert
  • Our next destination is the beautiful city of Kalamata - Arrival at our seaside hotel
  • Time to have some rest or to go for a swim in the blue waters of the Messinian Gulf, in front of our hotel
  • Meal at the exquisite restaurant of the hotel
  • After dinner, we will go for a stroll through Kalamata and then the night life of the city awaits us
  • Overnight stay in Kalamata
  • Kalamata - Messini in the morning
  • Visit to Ancient Messene, one of the best preserved cities of the ancient world (guided tour)
  • An unforgettable lunch, while we enjoy a unique view of the ancient city
  • Messini - Kalamata
  • Time to have some rest or to go for a swim at the beach in front of our hotel
  • Evening off for a walk in the old town of Kalamata
  • Overnight stay in Kalamata
  • Today, the last day of our journey, we will have a mini tour of the castle and the Old City
  • We continue with a visit to the Monastery Kalograion, renowned for its famous silk handkerchief of Kalamata
  • Before we depart for Athens, a delicious sweet treat in a famous pastry shop –courtesy of Emelia
  • Return to Athens


€1,460 / Person - All Included
For early booking (30 days before)
DISCOUNT €100 / person

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17/6/2018 - 22/6/2018