Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival in Athens, you will be welcomed at the airport by the trip leader (or another Rahhalah representative), and you will be transferred to the hotel.

In the afternoon, you will head towards Plaka, the oldest, still-inhabited neighborhood of Athens and Europe. You will stroll around the picturesque alleys, observing the kaleidoscopic co-existence of the Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern Greek eras. You will also visit the charming area of Anafiotika – affectionately referred to as “an island within the city” – and you will enjoy from the top panoramic views over the Greek metropolis.

You will finish the day in the oldest tavern in Plaka to dine on traditional local delicacies, singing and dancing – the Greek way!

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel (4-star) or similar.

After an early breakfast, you will leave Athens and head to the coastal town of Loutraki, to swim in the crystal waters of the Corinthian Sea and lunch on authentic, seafood delicacies at a traditional, family-owned restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will head towards the mountain village of Trikala Korinthias, where you will stroll around the small alleys and relax in a traditional coffee place, before embarking on a horseback riding adventure. The activity will last for 1.5 hours and is available for beginners and expert riders alike. With the help of a professional guide, you will explore the hidden beauties of the mountains, following enchanting paths, and escaping the summer heat in the soft mountain breeze, under the shadow of the trees.

Late in the evening, you will drive to Kalavryta town on the mountain – your base for the next few days – and settle in your hotel.

Accommodation: Ahillion Hotel (3-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will set off for Trapeza, one of the most lucid and beautiful beaches of the Corinthian Sea. You will spend a few hours swimming and snorkeling, basking under the sun, or chilling at the beach bar.

After lunch at a traditional fish tavern by the sea, you will return to the hotel to relax, before exploring the picturesque Kalavryta town. You will pass by the memorial site which shares a message of peace, and you will stroll on the pedestrian road to sample the numerous local delicacies (cheese, sweets, herbs, pasta, mushrooms, beans etc.) or shop in the few boutique stores.

Dinner at a local tavern.

Accommodation: Ahillion Hotel (3-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will head towards Tsivlou lake, one of the most beautiful lakes of the Peloponnese. Located at 800 m of altitude, it is surrounded by a forest that slides down to the lake’s edge and offers a great opportunity for short hikes and relaxation. You can swim in the turquoise waters and walk on the path around the lake before enjoying lunch at the nearby tavern.

In the afternoon, you will head to the restaurant of Giorgos Manikas (an expert chef with an adorable personality) for a cooking class session using local ingredients and traditional recipes with a modern twist.

Accommodation: Ahillion Hotel (3-star) or similar.

In the morning, you will drive to Dafni village, next to Ladonas River for a whitewater rafting adventure. The activity is fun and suitable for beginners, as, during the summer, the river is smooth, with only a few, Level II currents. You will escape the summer heat, passing by magical landscapes, while, in the end, you may even swim in the river.

You will later head to Planitero village, where you will enjoy a stroll through a plane tree forest, surrounded by ancient trees and the gurgling sound of the passing river. You will taste the local trout – a must-try delicacy – before heading back to Kalavryta for a relaxing afternoon.

Accommodation: Ahillion Hotel (3-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will check out and ride the odontotos rack train along the Vouraikos gorge, passing through several tunnels and a landscape of breathtaking beauty. The activity lasts for around one hour and is considered one of the most scenic rides in the world.

One hour later, in Diakofto town, you will ride the car and return to Athens for your departure flights back home.

Recommended departure time: after 4 pm.