ATHENS – ANCIENT OLYMPIA – KALAVRYTA – KORINTH – MYCENAE – NAFPLIO
Peloponnese is a place rich in history and in nature beauties.
Sightseeing varies for historical places like Ancient Olympia to forests, rivers and beaches with crystal clear waters.
Itineraries are easy accessible for all 4X4 vehicles without special equipment or lift kits.
OFF ROAD AdVENTURES has planned and selected all itineraries to be safe and beautiful throughout the entire season visited. Each route is checked the day before your excursion by our team to ensure safety and accessibility.
Our route crosses the most beautiful mountainous passages combined with light off roading. Let OFF ROAD ADVENTURES and our 20 years experience guide you to the “unknown” Greece through secret trails enjoying quality offroading.
An unforgettable experience through forests, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and sandy beaches.
- 1st DAY Arrival at EL. VENIZELOS AIRPORT of ATHENS. Transportation to a 5 stars deluxe hotel. Free afternoon. Dinner and rest.
- 2nd DAY (270km Approx) ATHENS – LEVIDI-OLYMPIA
Breakfast and 4X4 rentals pick up. Briefing and departure at 10:00 for LEVIDI.Half hour break at this picturesque village built at mount MENALON and we ta
ke an on road track that will lead us to our 4*hotel situated at OLYMPIA. We visit ANCIENT OLYMPIA birthplace of the Olympic games.After visiting the museum we head to swim at ZAHARO beach (NATURA AREA rich in flora and fauna) with its crystal clear waters.
At 19:00 we all gather at the hotel for a briefing from our guides regarding the route, fueling and supplies. Free afternoon and dinner in hotel.
- 3rd DAY (80 km Approx) ANCIENT OLYMPIA – FOLOI FOREST
Today at 10:00 after breakfast we depart from the hotel to FOLOI FOREST. Here is where the last CENTAUR, Foles, lived according to mythology. Our offroad trail (difficulty level 2/5) will be through the unique OAK forest in the BALKAN peninsula. Here we can swim at the waterfalls or the most daring in the river. Snack and coffee break by the river.
Having lived this experience we head up SELIES river weather permitting. This is a technical off road route (difficulty level 3/5) passing through platanus trees, watermills arched stone bridges. Co drivers will help there partners passing the 4X4 up river enjoying the trekking the 1 km canyon. Exiting the river will be a difficult operation needing team work and spirit.
Coffee break in FOLOI village around 17:00 and return to hotel . Dinner and rest.
- 4th DAY (135km Approx) ANCIENT OLYMPIA – KALAVRYTA
Today at 09:00 we leave the ANCIENT OLYMPIA area for the village of KALAVRYTA. We will follow an adventurous offroad trial (difficulty 2/5) crossing
We reach LADONAS LAKE from a paved itinerary, where we test our skills on muddy terrain and river crossing depending on weather conditions.
Snack and coffee break by the river and swimming for the braves. Here we visit the “Cave of LIMNON” (which means Cave of lakes) unique for it’s three levels lakes that create waterfalls. Dinner in a traditional Greek tavern with local delicacies. Arrival at KALAVRYTA and rest at 3*** hotel .
- 5th DAY (90km Approx) KALAVRYTA – MOUNTAINS OF KORINTH
At 09:30 we depart for TRIKALA KORINTHIAS through a beautiful offroad trail inside a pines forest at DOURDOUVANA mountain. Here is the mythical lake of STYX where ACHILLEAS was baptized to become immortal
. We head to lake TSIVLOU created on 1913 by a landslide. We proceed to river KRATHIS for an adventurous up river route (difficulty 2/5) and from there (after 30km ) to a nice beach at Korinth bay. Snack and coffee break on the beach and from on and off road tracks we reach the traditional village of TRIKALA KORINTHIAS.
A wineyards area famous for it’s wine production due to water quality and minimum humidity. Dinner at a local tavern and rest in 4**** hotel.
- 6th DAY (850km Approx) MOUNTAINS OF KORINTH – NAFPLIO
After breakfast at 09:30 we head for mount ZIRIA (alt 2.375MTS) AND MEGAYIANNI plateau for a 3 hours offroad fun game. Our track will pass through
pine forest and if we are lucky we will encounter wild horses running free. Snack, coffee break and we head from paved road to NAFLIO the capital of Greece after revolution for independence (19th century).
On our way there we pass from lake STYMFALIA, a NATURA 2000 protected area due to it’s ecological value as a wetland. We settle at our 2* hotel and head for some relax by the beach. Afternoon free to walk in the romantic stone paved streets of NAFPLIO under the illuminated venetian castle of PALAMIDI.
- 7th DAY (140km Approx) NAFPLIO – MYCENAE – ATHENS
At 10:00 we depart for the archeological site of Mycenae and the famous palace of AGAMEMNON. After our visit in Mycenae we leave for Athens. We return the rentals and have a good bye dinner in our 5* hotel’s restaurant close to the airport.
- 8th DAY Breakfast and flight home.
TOTAL KM : 900 APPROX
COST : from 1100€/PERSON WITH A SUZUKI GRAND VITARA (OR SIMMILAR)
For children’s please contact us with the number of them and their ages.
* MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS 6 VECHICLES/12 PERSONS
** COST IS CALCULATED BASED ON 2 ADULTS/VECHICLE
IN CASE OF MORE PERSONS PER VECHICLE ASK FOR PRICING
COST VARIES DEPENDING ON BOOKING SEASON
- RENTAL 4X4 CAR FOR 6 DAYS
- 7 NIGHTS IN A DOUBLE ROOM/BB BASIS
- 5 DINNERS IN HOTEL RESTAURANT (1st, 2nd 3rd 6th and 7th DAY)
- 2 DINNERS IN TRADITIONAL GREEK TAVERNA ( 4TH and 5TH DAY)
- 5 SNACKS – COFFEE BREAKS OUTDOORS
- UHF RADIO COMMUNICATION
- DVD WITH ADVENTURE’S HIGHLIGHTS
- SUPPORT AND ESCORT VECHICLE FULLY EQUIPED WITH :
– 12/220V INVERTER
– SATELITE PHONE
– FIRST AID KIT
– ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR OFF ROADING
- AIR TICKETS
- PERSONAL EXPENSES
- GEAR, BREAKFAST AND DINNERS FOR CAMPING BASED PARTICIPANTS
- TRAFFIC TICKETS
- ENTRANCE IN MUSEUMS, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES AND SIGHTSEEING
- ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED IN PROGRAMM
NECESSARY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
- DRINKABLE WATER
- MOUNTAIN BOOTS
- ATHLETIC SHOES
- WATERPROFF WINTER JACKET
- SWIMWEAR AND TOWELS
- PROPER OUTWEAR FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
* For OVER 6 vechicle/12 persons groups program and difficulty can be altered on request.
** During our tour there are fuel and provisions supply spots.
*** Participants can choose non preselected tavernas and restaurants at their cost.
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