Daytrip to Kalavryta

Duration: 10 hours

This tour to Kalavryta & the Monastery of Agia Lavra gives you the opportunity to explore this beautiful historical town built on the slopes of Mt. Helmos. If you love nature and history, this day-trip is the best choice for you.

To visit the Monastery of Agia Lavra you can choose the extended version.

Daytrip to Kalavryta / Details
  • Corinth canal
  • Vouraikos Canyon
  • Limnes Caves

Extended to  12hrs:

  • Agia Lavra

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

Meet your chauffeur at lobby of your accommodation early in the morning to leave for Kalavrita at Peloponnese. We will drive westwards and you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery along the Athenian coastline. After 1hr 15′ of an easy ride we will arrive at our first stop the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal.

After our 10 minutes stop on the Corinth Canal and of course after taking our time to snap some breathtaking pictures, your chauffer will drive you through the winding country local roads through olive trees, vineyards and orange trees that grow in abundance in the area. It will feel as if you stepped into the scenery that one sees only in artistic movies and documentaries.

From there we will continue straight to Diakofto, the most spectacular rack and pinion rail trips. We will cross the beautiful gorge of Vouraikos and discover a lot of villages dressed in green, the color of nature. Going through Vouraikos Canyon, we will admire one of the most beautiful natural sights in Greece (Kalavryta is the terminal of the Diakopto-Kalavryta rack railway).

Driver will meet you at Kalavrita and take to Limnes Caves. We will stay for 1 hour and then we will go back to Kalavrita. Kalavrita is a typical mountainous Greek village, where you can enjoy the nature, the local products and traditional greek cuisine.

After the lunch in Kalavrita it’s time to return back to Athens.

If you choose the extended version, you have the opportunity to visit the historic monastery of Agia Lavra, which was built in the 10th century and became the center of the national liberation fight of the Greek people.

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There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations.
  • Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
  • As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
  • Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour.
  • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.
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