Highlights
  • Explore the historical, traditional villages of Mount Mainalos (Dimitsana, Stemnitsa, Lagadia & Karytaina) & learn more about the significant culture and history of the area
  • Hike through the imposing Lousios gorge and visit the unique monasteries of Prodromou and Philosophou
  • Enjoy rafting in one of Greece’s most impressive rivers, Lousios!
  • Visit the open-air Water Power museum and find out how water was used in the pre-industrial local societies for the production of various goods
  • Taste the delicious local cuisine of mountainous Arcadia

Home to god Panas and the Nymphs, featuring unparalleled natural beauty and some of Greece’s foremost historic monuments, easily accessible and diverse, mountainous Arcadia will definitely captivate you! Whether you are looking for a short city break from Athens or for an authentic add-on during your holidays in Greece, our 2day adventure will undoubtedly revitalize you!

Explore Mount Menalon, one of the densest mountains in Greece, hike through Lousios gorge, part of the internationally certified Menalon trail, visit traditional villages, rich in history, learn more about the Greek War of Independence and the area’s significant role in it, enjoy rafting in one of the country’s most beautiful rivers and taste the delicious regional cuisine…all in just 2 days!

Our 2day Peloponnese adventure is the right choice for a quick yet revitiling getaway from the city or an excellent add-on in your holidays in Greece.

Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport
Rivers & Seas
  • Mediterranean Sea

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Greek Islands Sailing Adventure

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Explorers our expectations were high and met, even exceeded in many areas! August 2016

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
As off the beaten track explorers our expectations were high and met, even exceeded in many areas! Danae and Stavros spent the week driving us and sharing many authentic experiences throughout the mountains always smiling and sharing valuable tips. From daily hiking to amazing places (my favourite being the stone bridges day), to meals shared at quiet hotels, drinks in local pubs, rafting on the Papigo River and horse riding through the fir forest, every day was filled with adventure and smiles. Nothing was too much for this pair, sharing sunglasses when mine were broken, adapting walks to suit fitness, tiredness or over enthusiasm to watch a sunrise. Accomodation was always very comfortable in small locally run hotels where we had a chance to chat with the owners and experience local food cooked especially for us, even my husbands difficult dietary requirements were catered for. Stavros was forever ready with his camera snapping amazing shots featuring us that we would not be able to capture. From pickup on day one to drop off on conclusion nothing was too much trouble for these fantastic guides and it was sad to say goodbye. I would recommend Trails Beyond if you are looking for an authentic adventure with plenty of activity. Thankyou Danae and Stavros for our week with you, a highlight of our 8 weeks in Europe!
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Our guides, Danae and Stavros, were so warm and friendly. May 2016

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I can’t recommend this tour and Trails Beyond enough. The Greek mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, photos can’t do them justice. The hotels we stayed in were very nice, but the guesthouses were even better, with a real sense of Greek hospitality. Our guides, Danae and Stavros, were so warm and friendly. We were a very small group so it seemed less like a tour, and more like two people showing their friends around their awesome country. The itinerary packed a lot in, but we never felt hurried. The hikes were a bit taxing, but that was part of the appeal. The other activities were all fun and allowed additional opportunities to see the landscape and learn about the area. An unexpected bonus was all the delicious food we ate. This could almost have been a gastronomic tour! All of these combined to make one of the best experiences I have ever had.
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Es un trekking muy agradable, con unos paisajes preciosos y muy cómodo. April 2016

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Nos ha encantado todo, tanto los paisajes, los hoteles, la comida y los guías, muy preocupados en todo momento porque estuviéramos bien.
Es un trekking muy agradable, con unos paisajes preciosos y muy cómodo.
Nos hemos quedado con ganas de volver
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En la zona de Zagori hemos visto bellisimos paisajes y remotos lugares poco frecuentados. April 2016

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En la zona de Zagori hemos visto bellisimos paisajes y remotos lugares poco frecuentados. Hemos estado en hoteles familiares muy tranquilos y muy acogedores. La comida griega buenisima y abundante, pero lo mejor de todo nuestros guías por su profesionalidad, amabilidad y entusiasmo. Volveré.
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llevo muy buen recuerdo de este viaje. January 2016

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
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Ha sido un trekking espectacular. Me han gustado mucho la montaña y sus paisajes, los puentes de piedra y los monasterios tanto en Zagoria como en Meteora. Hemos tenido muy buenos guias que han sabido adecuar los itinerarios en función de la climatología, ya que dos días nos llovió mucho. La comida también me ha gustado. En general me llevo muy buen recuerdo de este viaje.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Athens – Aegina island

Meals: Lunch

Cabin on board the sailing boat

Welcome aboard! On our fist day, you will embark our boat, which will be your vacation home for the next week. You will take a boat tour with all the necessary instructions you need to know and you can settle in your cabins. We will then sail to our first destination, Aegina Island, famous for its pistachios. On our way there we can optionally make a stop near Agia Marina for a quick swim.

Upon arrival in Aegina, later in the afternoon, you are free to visit Aegina town, walk through its narrow streets or alongside the picturesque port and enjoy a cup of iced coffee. If you are a history aficionado, we also recommend you to visit the Temple of Apollo at the archaeological site of Kolona, which lies at a walking distance from the port. Once there, do not miss the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum, the first one to have ever been built in Greece (in 1829).  Dinner and drinks in Aegina’s bars are entirely up to your mood!

Tip: do not forget to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from the floating groceries (traditional boats in the port selling fruits & vegetables). 

Day 2: Aegina inland tour – Agkistri island – Aegina/Epidaurus 

Meals: Breakfast

Cabin on board the sailing boat

After enjoying breakfast on board, we’ll take an exciting tour in Aegina inland and explore some of its hidden gems! We will first visit the temple of Aphaea (dating back to 500 BC), located on a pine – clad hill at the northeast side of the island. We will then head to the island’s Mystras and also former capital, Paleachora. We will follow the hiking trails to explore this abandoned “ghost town” with its numerous byzantine churches and enjoy the panoramic views over the Saronic Gulf. Next comes the impressive Monastery of Saint Nektarios, one of the biggest of the Balkans.

We will then set sail to the small, verdant island of Agkistri, considered to be the closest to Athens natural paradise! You can enjoy swimming & snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Saronic Gulf. We can also anchor at the magnificent uninhabited island of Dorousa, where you can discover, while snorkeling or diving, the shipwreck of the 79m long Avantis III, lying at 18m depth!

 In the evening, we’ll reach the quaint fishing village of Perdika, in Aegina island, where we will stay overnight.

(*You can optionally choose to stay overnight at the port of Epidaurus, from where you can visit next morning the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus – please ask your tour leader for details)

Day 3: Aegina/Epidaurus – Hydra  

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Cabin on board the sailing boat

In the morning, after we enjoy breakfast on board, we will sail to Hydra island. Once we get there, you are free to explore the car-free island of Hydra,  whose only transport is mules, foot or boat. It is an elegant artist's colony and gives a sense of magic and romantic touch. You can wander in the art shops, handmade jewelry stores and clothing boutiques or take a gentle hike inland and upward, ascending to the Prophet Elias monastery. The island is a paradise for hiking lovers and naturalists and its diverse natural environment and rich history and tradition make Hydra a unique destination you will love. The sailing boat is at your entire disposal if you simply want to relax on board or enjoy swimming in one of the island’s rocky beaches!

Day 4: Hydra – Spetses island

Meals: Breakfast

Cabin on board the sailing boat

Today we will sail to the charming small island of Spetses. The island is well – known for its long naval tradition and its significant contribution to the War of Independence in 1821. You will feel captivated by its romantic and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Spend the day circumnavigating the island by bike, stopping at the beach with an underwater cave you can swim into. Cars are banned in the harbor town, Dapia. If you are travelling with your family, treat the kids to a ride in a horse drawn carriage on the cobble-stoned streets.  

Day 5: Spetses – Dokos island – Ermioni

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Cabin on board the sailing boat

In the morning, you can enjoy a walk around the picturesque town of Spetses, before we depart for the almost uninhabited tiny island of Dokos. This is an ideal and favorite destination for sailing boats, as it offers clear waters and shelter from all winds. It is also perfect for those who love wild landscapes, peace, tranquility and stunning sunset views! There, we will anchor and enjoy some more swimming. Later in the afternoon, we’ll sail towards the small town of Ermioni, at the edge of the Peloponnese peninsula, where we’ll stay overnight.

Day 6: Ermioni – Poros island

Meals: Breakfast

Cabin on board the sailing boat

After breakfast, we’ll set sail for the island of Poros. Once we enter Poros harbor, you cannot help but sigh at the scenic view of the little town that rises amphitheatrically over two hills and admire the historic Clock tower and the pastel colored buildings lining the harbor front.

The island’s two bays supply all the water sports you will need - water skiing, snorkeling, little boats, sea kayaking, windsurfing. Alternatively, you can spend a leisure afternoon, on and off the boat, swimming, snorkeling, reading your favorite book or playing games!

Day 7: Poros – Athens

Meals: Breakfast

Cabin on board the sailing boat

This is the last morning of our sailing adventure, so you have the entire morning free to relax, swim or take a walk alongside the picturesque port of Poros island, before we set sails for our return trip to Athens.

Day 8: Departures – check out

In the morning, by 9:30am – 10:00am, you will have to check out from the boat. You can either arrange a transfer to the airport, if you need to catch your flight, or continue your holidays in Greece!

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  • Deposit Price: $ 320
  • Estimated Daily Out of Pocket Costs: $ 15
  • Other Mandatory Fees: $ 320
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Sailboat with skipper and tour leader
  • All meals as indicated on the trip notes (6 breakfasts, 4 light lunches)
  • Inland tour in Aegina (incl. car transfer, tour leader, entrance fees in the archaeological site of Aphaea)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Port taxes, petrol ,all electricity and water port costs
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Cleaning fee
  • VAT
Trip Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not included above
  • Optional activities that are not included in the day-to-day itinerary (visit to Ancient Epidaurus, biking on Spetses island, sea sports in Poros)
  • Transfer to/from the marina and hotel/airport transfers
  • Other expenses of personal nature and tips
Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts and 4 Lunches

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport

This is a sailing trip, so the sailing yacht will be your home for the whole week and main mean of transport.

Group Size:
Standard Group

Solo Notes

Single supplement (single occupancy in the cabin): $374

Accomodations
  • Value - 3 start level accommodations - Trips labeled “Value” fall into a mid-range budget and the accommodations can range from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
  • Cabin on board our sailing yacht, based on double occupancy
Start City
Athens
End City
Athens

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