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Folos Kingdom

According to mythology, the forest was named after the Centaur Folos, who gave roof to his friend, Hercules, on his way to locate the Erymanthian Boar. Folos offered Hercules a divine wine which excited the rest of the Centaurs who attacked the two friends. During the battle, Folos was injured by mistake from one of Hercules’ arrows. The hero decided then to name the forest Foloi to honor his friend.

Provisional programme

Starting location: Ancient Olympia

Direction to Foloi Forest.

Trekking into the heart of the forest.

During the return, stop to the village Lalas for a drink.

Return to Olympia.



Information

Duration: Half Day

Location:Foloi Forest in the North Ilia

Difficulty: An easy trek of 4-5 hours return is included

Languages: English, Greek

Important Note: For other languages ( if there is availability) there will be an increase in the cost of the trip

Necessary personal equipment:Shoes for trekking, sunscreen oil/hat/sunglasses/windproof jacket/small rucksack

Minimum number of people:2

Maximum number of people:7

Transfer ( From 2 to 7 persons transfer with a 9-seat rented mini van )

Included

  • Rented Mini van

  • Escort (English and Greek speaking)

  • A small bottle of mineral water

  • A drink at a local kafeneio

The price does not include:

  • personal insurance 

  • transport from your accommodation to the meeting point

personal expenses and tips.

Excursion's Price:

A time travel

A journey back in time and history...Between manor house, stone faucets and good people...There, where the myth talks about a Cretan shepherd who built a tower...There, where Iktinos built the Parthenon of the Peloponnese... There, where the history meets the castle of Karytaina...

Provisional programme

Starting location: Ancient Olympia

Stop at the 12 century monastery of Sepetos. Short Guidance.

Arrival at the Parthenon of the Peloponnese the temple of Apollo Epikourios.

Stop at Andritsaina village for lunch at a local tavern.

Heading out to the traditional village of Karytaina for an evening drink.

Return to Olympia.

Information

Duration: 1 Day

Location:Andritsaina in the East Ilia

Difficulty: Very easy level of difficulty

Languages: English, Greek

Important Note: For other languages ( if there is availability ) there will be an increase in the cost of the trip

Necessary personal equipment:Shoes for trekking, sunscreen oil/hat/sunglasses/windproof jacket/small rucksack 

Minimum number of people:2

Maximum number of people:7

Transfer ( From 2 to 7 persons transfer with a 9-seat rented mini van )

Included

  • Rented Mini van

  • Escort (English and Greek speaking)

  • A small bottle of mineral water

  • Lunch at a local tavern in Andritsaina.

The price does not include:

  • personal insurance,

  • transport from your accommodation to the meeting point 

  • other guided tours ( if there is availability) 

  • entrance fees in organized archaeological sites 

  • drinks, personal expenses and tips.

Excursion's Price: 

The Fairy and the Waterfall

The Neda was the daughter of Oceanus and one of the three nymphs who raised Zeus in Arcadia. The river got its name was created, according to legend, when Rhea hit with a stick on arid land. So paradox-but so important, is the female name, that the signs in the streets of the surrounding villages write "River Neda obviously important if one takes into account that some maps of the early last century refer to it as "Neda River."

Provisional programme

Starting location: Ancient Olympia

We will pass from Kaiafas Lake and we will reach Ancient Figaleia.

Short guidance at the temple of "Athena and Zeus the savior "

We will visit the lighthouse of Figaleia.

We take the path in order to reach the waterfall. We will stop there, for bath and rest.

Stop at "Peribolia village for lunch at a local "kafeneio".

Return to Olympia.

Information

Duration: 1 Day

Location:Ancient Fygalia in the East Ilia

Difficulty: Medium level of difficulty

Languages: English, Greek

Important Note: For other languages ( if there is availability) there will be an increase in the cost of the trip

Necessary personal equipment:Shoes for trekking, sunscreen oil/hat/sunglasses/windproof jacket/small rucksack swimwear

Minimum number of people:2

Maximum number of people:7

Transfer ( From 2 to 7 persons transfer with a 9-seat rented mini van )

Included

  • Rented Mini van

  • Escort (English and Greek speaking)

  • A small bottle of mineral water

  • Lunch at a local "kafeneio" in "Peribolia".


The price does not include:

  • personal insurance,

  • transport from your accommodation to the meeting point

  • drinks, personal expenses and tips.

Excursion's Price: 

The Food Culture of Peloponnese/Cooking Class

Spend your day in a local rural village, and create along with the cook, traditional local food with pure materials with products from the wider area and getting to know the secrets of the finest Greek cuisine from the hands of lady Xenia, while you taste tsipouro from the area's grapes. In a bucolic environment, taste your own creations.Your experience is going to be unique...

Description:

1) We open handmade sheet in order to create traditional cheese pie.

2) We make soutzoukakia from the area's meet along with traditional spices.

3) We taste rusks,with tomato,feta cheese,oil and oregano.

Important Notes: 

  • If there is a special product you would like to taste or get to know please inform us in advance

  • If you require a trekking of certain distance it can be arranged after request

  • PLEASE INFORM US FOR ANY FOOD ALLERGIE

Provisional programme

Starting location: Ancient Olympia

Direction to Foloi.

Cooking lesson with lady Xenia at a local tavern in Foloi.

Lunch with the created food.

Return to Olympia.

Information

Duration: Half Day

Location:A village in the North area of Ilia

Difficulty: None

Languages: English, Greek

Minimum number of people:7

Maximum number of people:15

Transfer ( with a 9-seat rented mini vans.)

Included

  • Rented Mini van

  • Escort (English and Greek speaking)

  • A lunch with the created food.

The price does not include:

  • personal insurance 

  • transport from your accommodation to the meeting point

  • Drinks, personal expenses and tips.

Excursion's Price:

In the footsteps of God Panas

An old and favorite place of  the Valtessinians was the source and the rock at the location which called "Grias Lithari". It is a relatively easy route through the forest. From the foothills of Paliokastro, we follow the path to the west.  On our hourly hike, we will come across springs, the streams of Ginis and Geroutsos, the cave of Geroutsos, and a piece of forest with thin tall firs. On the rock we climb easily and the spring with cold, crystal water will quench us.

Provisional programme

Starting location: Ancient Olympia

Direction to Valtesiniko village.

Trekking into the heart of the forest.

After we finish our trek we will have lunch in a local tavern in Valtesiniko.

During the return, stop to the traditional village of Laggadia for a drink.

Return to Olympia.

Information

Duration: 1 Day

Location: Valtesiniko Arcadia

Difficulty: Easy level of difficulty

Languages: English, Greek

Important Note: For other languages there will be a slight increase in the cost of the trip

Necessary personal equipment:Shoes for trekking, sunscreen oil/hat/sunglasses/windproof jacket/small rucksack

Minimum number of people:2

Maximum number of people:7

Transfer from 2 to 7 persons transfer with a 9-seat rented mini van )

Included

  • Rented Mini van

  • Escort (English and Greek speaking)

  • A small bottle of mineral water

  • Lunch at a local tavern in "Valtesiniko".

The price does not include:

  • personal insurance 

  • transport from your accommodation to the meeting point

personal expenses and tips.

Excursion's Price:

To the hanging monastery

The monastery is built on a rock and looks like hanging from it, while the view that the visitor faces is unique. He sees the whole Ilia. The myth states that on this rock 800 years ago, residents of the area saw a light coming out of the rock in the evenings. Then a villager went and hanged in order to climb and then at the point where they saw light he found the image of the Virgin Mary to hang. After the visit to the monastery, there will be a visit to the traditional fish-village of Katakolo where there will be time for the Greek appetizer "ouzo".

Provisional programme

Starting location: Ancient Olympia

Direction to Lanthi village to visit the hanging Monastery.

After we finish our visit to the Monastery we will visit the traditional fish-village of Katakolo for a drink.

Return to Olympia.

Information

Duration: Half Day

Locations: Lanthi Village, Katakolo

Difficulty: None

Languages: English, Greek

Important Note: For other languages there will be a slight increase in the cost of the trip

Minimum number of people:2

Maximum number of people:7

Transfer (from 2 to 7 persons transfer with a 9-seat rented mini van )

Included

  • Rented Mini van

  • Escort (English and Greek speaking)

  • A small bottle of mineral water

The price does not include:

  • personal insurance 

  • transport from your accommodation to the meeting point

personal expenses and tips.

Excursion's Price:

 

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