Location: dimitsana(See Map)
An architectural tour in nature, in Central Peloponnese. Less than one hour driving from Nauplion (Nafplion) and Kalamata, in the heart of south Greece, explore a breathtaking mountain paradise located far away from any touristic destination. An authentic setting with traditional settlements, gorges and monasteries. We will be visiting the A Zone traditional settlement of Dimitsana in an exploration of the Greek traditional architecture and will walk in the gorge of river Loussios, the place that Zeus washed his hair according to Greek Mythology. Into the gorge, where monasticism flourished since byzantine times, we will visit three monasteries dated from the 10th to the17th century, learning about the defensive monastic architecture. The gorge path is part of Mainalon Trail a 75 km mountain walking route belonging to the ten trails in Europe with the international certification Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe.
The tour takes place in a totally unique mountain scenery, far away from civilization. Ideal for those who like walking in nature while learning simultaneously about traditional and monastic architecture.
English speaking tour guide.
Transfer to meeting point, entrance fees in museums, transfer from the finish point, any other transfer from point to point during the tour and anything not mentioned.
Minimum participation: 2 persons. The price refers to 3-4 participants. For more or less participants the price is modified: 95 euros p.p. for 1-2 persons, 75 euros.p. for 5-6 persons, 70 euros p.p.for 6 persons and more.The tour can be modified, visiting the monasteries in the gorge (only the two of them) by car without walking into the gorge, or walking only a part of the gorge path. Walking is required inside the traditional settlement.What to take: your photo camera, water, a snack for the break, your walking stick, sunscreen lotion and your best mood. What to wear: Comfortable clothes, a waterproof light, or not, jacket (the weather in the mountain can easily be rainy), hat, sunglasses, hiking shoes. Very good physical condition (if you like to walk into the gorge), basic physical condition (if not). Not suitable for people with mobility problems. Age 15 and above. Total tour time 4,5-5 hours. Total time into the gorge including the visits to the monasteries 3 hours. Total walking time in the gorge 120 min. Degree of difficulty: Moderate (due to uphill parts of the path). Participation under the responsibility of the participant. Dimitsana - starting point of the gorge path: 10 minutes by car. For reservations please book and contact us through the platform to confirm availability.
Central Peloponnese, Arcadia prefecture, Gortynia region, Dimitsana settlement, central square, National Bank of Greece building, at 9:00 am.