Half day tours in Nafplio

No need to read much to understand the long history of the city. You can see it on the castles, in Akronafplia and Palamidi. The city speaks for itself about its past and for those who have passed through here, the Franks, the Venetians, the Turks, the conquerors and their benefactors.
The name reveals the man that established Nafplio: Nafplios, was the son of Poseidon and Amimoni.
Welcome to one of the most elegant, historical, mythical city of Greece!

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HALF DAY SUGGESTIONS FOR NAFPLIO AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

 

CYCLING

Suggested routes:

  • ‘Cycling under the walls of the old city’

Starting point: Port of Nafplio
Ending point : port of Nafplio
Distance : 13 km
Duration: approx. 2.5 h
Level: Easy
Elevation difference:  30 meters/ 98 ft
Hot spots: Acropolis of Αcronafplia , cycling across the coast, wonderful sea view & of surrounding mountains, picturesque church. The best choice to see the closest surrounding beauties of Nafplio city.
Price:40.00€  per person (For groups we do special offers please ask us)
Included: Local, English speaking tour escort, bicycle rental, traditional snack, personal insurance, helmets, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour

Brief Description:

A friendly family or for beginners cycling tour, starts from the lighthouse of the picturesque harbor of Nafplio.
There are very few uphills and downhills and all the tour is cycling across the sea.
Firstly you cycle into the paved path under the walls of Acronafplia admiring the five canons from the Venetians period of occupation.
Continue on our tour we pass from the church called Panagitsa, which was the secret school that operated during the Ottoman occupation. In a few minutes we arrive in Arvanitia beach and from there starts 2.5km dirt path which will lead us to Karathona beach.
The dirt path ends and we arrive at the sandy Karathona beach. We cycle another 2.5 km across the beach under the shadows of the eucalyptus trees and we reach in a picturesque church with wooden benches and roof. It is perfect place to rest or for swimming and to have lunch break with sea view.

For those who want to discover more we can walk in a dirt path 300 m distance which will lead us in a beautiful chapel next to it with a fantastic sea view.

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2) Cycling tour from the sea to mount

Brief description
Ιn this cycle tour you can see in a short distance the scenery to change over and over again. You start your cycling tour from the town, you continue though fields and hills and in a few minutes you cycle across the beach. 3 in one! : City, mountain, sea. Half asphalt, half dirt road/path with medium level uphill’s and downhill’s.
It is the route that 90% of the visitors choose to cycle despite their complaints of its difficulty, at the end everyone admits that it worth’s their tiredness.
What else are you looking for?
Starting point: Nafplio
Ending point : Nafplio
Distance : 25 km
Duration: approx. 4 h
Level: Medium
Elevation difference: 195 meters/643 ft
Hot spots: Orange & olive fields, panoramic view during to the whole tour, ancient acropolis of Asini, hidden Mycenaean tombs, cycling across the beach, byzantine monastery, local farm with sheeps, picturesque chapel.
Price:55.00€  per person (For groups we do special offers please ask us)
Included: Local, English speaking tour escort, bicycle rental, traditional snack, personal insurance, helmets, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour

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  • Cycling for wine

40 min driving, within 40 km the visitor could see Nafplio surroundings and to arrive to one of the most famous area of making wine in Nemea.
Meeting the vineyards of Nemea – distinctive Terroir (Vineyard) wine-growing zone of Nemea.
Crossing the wine roads of Nemea which are lying on the ancient paths and connected the old ancient cities (Kleones – Nemea – Phlius) the temple of Nemean Zeus, are some of the hot spots.

Wine tasting in one winery or in a famous enterprise of making vinegar and other products. The visitor can hear interesting information and knowledge concerning the winemaking techniques and tips for the grapes and wines which are produced locally and to taste products of high quality of nutritional value.

The program will be as follows:
** Picking up the clients from the port, arriving in Nemea,
** cycling through the vineyards for 1 hour, (about 12km)
** wine tasting & guided tour in one winery or in a famous enterprise of making vinegar and other products.(it depends on the level of cycling tour)
The visitor has the change to choose the level of the cycling tour, easy, medium, advanced. According the desirable level we mapped the appropriate cycling tour.
**The hour of the cycling tour will be the same for all levels- 1 hour-
Back to Nafplio-port
Duration: 4 hours
Cost :
1-4 persons: 120.00 euro (per person)
5-17 persons: 60.00 euro (per person)
18-30 persons:
45.00 euro  (per person)
31-50 persons : 35.00 euro  (per person)
Included:
Transportation (Nafplio-port-Nemea-Nafplio-port), local English speaking tour escort, bicycle rental, traditional snack, personal insurance, helmets, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour.

Useful note for cycling tours:

Every 10 persons we have second tour escort.

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Water sportsarathona beach:Nafplio

Fun diving

You have the opportunity with experienced licensed divers to explore the majestic underwater world of the Argolic gulf and to reach 18, 20 or 30 meters in depth,
always with the instructor besides you.
This service is addressed also for those who haven’t previous experience & training.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 1-4 persons: 75.00 euro (per person)
 5-17 persons: 70.00 euro (per person)
18-30 persons:
55.00 euro  (per person)
Max numb. of persons at the same time : 8
** The rest of the group they can choose another water sports or just swimming an relaxing at the beach bars.
Included: Theory lesson about 45 min, all the necessary equipment, transportation (Nafplio-port-Karathona beach-Nafplio-port), diving-discovering the underwater world of the argolic gulf

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Wake board & ski board

Ride a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. Combine water skiing, and surfing techniques-all levels-

Cost: 1-8 persons: 55.00 euro (per person)
Duration : 45 min
Included: Wake board or water ski board all the necessary equipment, transportation (Nafplio-port-Karathona beach-Nafplio-port),

Canoe

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 1-8 persons: 75.00 euro (per person)
Included: Guided canoe tour to isolated beach, across  the shoreline, all the necessary equipment, transportation , package lunch
Routes:Nafplio-Tolo, Epidaurus sunken beach

Water fun sports

Banana boat fly, flying fish boat, crazy sofa & ring are some of the water fun sports you can choose to enjoy with your company & playing with the sea & the speed!
Age limit: All ages
Capacity: 2-8 persons
Duration: About 10 min
Cost: 18.00-23.00 €
Included: Life Jackets
Extra transportation cost: 10.00 per person

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Horse Riding

Lesson for beginners
Duration: 50min
Included: Transportation from Nafplio port to private farm (4 km distance) and back, ‘welcome drink’ fresh orange juice or decoction from local herbs and fruits, lesson theory and practice
Cost: 50.00 per person (1-4 persons)
Over 4 on request

Horse riding for connoisseurs

Duration: 4 hours
Included: lesson in private farm (checking the participant’s knowledge of horse riding) riding in nature (mountain or sea, on request), pic nic in nature
Cost: 175.00 euro

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Hippotherapy

The term: hippotherapy means “therapy using a horse”. The hippotherapist is, a physical therapist, physician, psychologist, sociologist, occupational therapist (and all other professions in the field of psychology and medicine) with additional training in the use of the horse moving. In hippotherapy horse is used as a treatment model, a ‘moving machine’, and the child or adult, on the horse is treating as a patient and not as a rider.
When practicing hippotherapy is not a lesson for riding, is a stage of a therapy.
Is the horse that influences the rider with his disability than the rider affects the horse. The hippotherapy is done on an individual basis with the hippotherapist and the trainer responsible for the horse and the quality of motion.
Diseases treated with hippotherapy:

Visually impaired and blind children, diseases and mental disorders, scoliosis up to 20 ° Coba, genetically syndromes, such as ‘Down syndrome’, multiple sclerosis and many others..
The transfer of the standard gait is one of the unique features of hippotherapy.
For those who can not walk, stand and balance normally.
One therapy
Duration: 50min
Included: Transportation from Nafplio port to the private farm (4 km distance) and back, ‘welcome drink’ fresh orange juice or decoction from local herbs and fruits, hippotherapy.
Cost: 55.00 per person

Food tours –cooking lessons

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A tasty tour made just for you… An original gastronomical experience, for those who want to understand the Greek traditional delicacies, and learn the tales hidden in them.
You will have the chance to walk through the history of food that took place in the area of Nafplio, taste local food, and walk through some of the oldest food markets of Europe.
If you seek for something to do besides the traditional tours, that allow you to learn the culture and the way locals live, then you cannot miss this guided food walking tour of Nafplio, Argos, Kios and Epidaurus.
Probably, the best and surely the most delicious way to experience the city known for its continuous presence throughout the centuries to discover the rich foodie side of Nafplio your local food expert guide with the specificity of chef shares an up-close insider view of the city culinary traditions.

An original experience for everyone to enjoy.
Learn the history behind the flavors of Nafplio, taste the famous delicacies, walk through the old markets, and discover every hidden corner of the old city of Nafplio and drink ouzo and wine.
A complete tour that brings the lost, unknown tastes into light.

Route 1, includes a tasting of a Greek breakfast in our Cooking-lab or in a traditional hotel (into a breakfast room) with an introduction to the culinary history of the area followed by a slide show and then our walk to the historical center of the city with  5 tasting stops.
Duration: 3 to 3 ½ hours.
Costs:1-6 persons=47.00€/ Children 6-18: 24 € Children under 6: Free
For groups: special rates
We can arrange tours from 1-50 participants.
Over 50 persons we make special gastro-tours

 

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If you want to know more, learning the history of local flavors and tasting local famous
delicacies just gets you started, if you are a foodie at heart, then this is the tour for you!
After walking through the markets and tasting delicacies, you have the chance to know some of the most interesting Greek products like cheese and tasting them along with ouzo, tsipouro or wine brands from the area.

Route 2 : Includes route 1  plus a degustation of different wine brands  accompanied with several small plates, the MEZE.
You will discover the history of wine and its variations in a unique degustation
Duration: 3 ½ to 4 hours.
Costs: 1-6 persons=56.00€/ Children 6-18: 26 € Children under 6: Free
For groups:
special rates
We can arrange tours from 1-50 participants.
Over 50 persons we make special gastro-tours

Route 3: Cooking lesson specializing in the Greek cuisine, where you will have the opportunity to put your hand in the dough and participate more in the preparation of each Greek menu. You will learn the benefits of the healthy Greek kitchen and the variety of ingredients and herbs of each region.

It includes
only a cooking lesson oriented in the cuisine of the area includes a hands on cooking class, where we will prepare famous dishes of the area , emphasizing in the Greek diet.

We will visit the local flea market, where we will select our ingredients (depending the menu you will choose) and then we will go back to our cooking lab where we will start our cooking session.
During the cooking class, duration 3-3 ½ hours we will taste a bottle of wine (every 4 persons one bottle) from selected wineries of the area.
** Cooking lessons can be made: 8km away from Nafplio in a local traditional tavern with farm
** At the center of Nafplio is under construction special multi-lobby please ask us for the possibility of having cooking lessons at the year of 2015.
** Recipes written in every language you wish
** Price upon request – depending the menu (from 40.00€ per person)
** Transportation if it is necessary depends on the numb. of persons please ask us.

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Route 4

Food tour with bicycle.

Why not?

We choose for you an easy cycling tour about 25 km away from Nafplio, with no uphills and downhills all straight, half main road, half rural road and paths cycling across the sea and river and through eucalypts, poplar trees and crops of vegetables, you will see also famous fish village.

This route has also 3 tasting stops, 2 in Nafplio and 1 at nearby spot during our cycling tour
Duration: 4 hours.
Costs: 1-6 persons=60.00€/ Children 6-18: 37 € Children under 6: Free
For groups:
special rates
We can arrange tours from 1-50 participants.
Over 50 persons we make special gastro-tours
* Included the bicycle rental

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Food tours –cooking lessons


Argos city (12 away from Nafplio-20 min)

‘The city ​​of gods and kings, the name, the fame, the glory, was prevalent in all nations!’France traveler Poukevil in1820.’

In an important geographic area that combines naval and land routes, while having the natural protection of two hills ,Larissa and Aspida, Foroneus, the son of Inachos king of Pelasgoi, established the state which afterwards received his son’s name: Argos. Being one of the greatest economic centers of Peloponnese, it played an important role in the development of the region and the ancient Hellenic world.
Reaching the peak of its power at the end of the 7th century BC as the economy and culture flourished, Argos acquired an enviable status in Peloponnese.
The progress was made possible by the city’s advantageous location and its democratic institutions,that brought Argos to an antagonistic position against Sparta in the 8th century BC and eventually lead the city to join the Athenian side during the Peloponnesian wars.
Despite the destruction of its infrastructure and the human loss the city sustained during that war and others that followed, Argos continued to played a dominant role in the region, displaying its historic characteristic of regeneration and vitality.
During the Venetians and Ottomans occupation Argos managed to recover and found its social and economic dynamism again, playing an important role in the process of establishment and organization of the New Hellenic state.

Αrgos now days-monuments-Hot spots
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Numerous ancient monuments can be found in the city today, the most famous is the one of the greatest theaters of the ancient Greek world. (a capacity of  about 20000 spectators, bigger than ancient Epidaurus theater) and one of the best regarding its acoustics.
Roman baths (2nd century AC)
The ancient market,
the odium,
neoclassic buildings
, byzantine monuments,
the castle of Larisa,
the public market place
the barracks, famous flea market since 17th century .

In a close distance from Argos you should not miss:

The temple of goddess  Ira that was constructed approximately in 680 BC.-One of the most important archeological sites in the region-
Kefalari, a beautiful village with famous church, cave, folklore museum, water rolls where the people have their carpets washed, river, and taverns offer you an ideal place to enjoy food and relaxation.
The pyramid of the village Hellinico a rare mysterious archaeological monument which remains in good condition.
Gastro-Tours:Argos city

Route 1:

This food tour is an ideal tour to meet ‘the real city of Argos’.
Includes a tasting of a Greek breakfast in a local hotel (into a breakfast room) with an introduction to the culinary history of the area followed by a slide show and then our walk to the center of Argos and its surroundings with 4 tasting stops.

We are going to see the ancient theater and market, old churches, traditional neighborhoods, the Municipal Market of Argos consists of a building complex in Kapodistria square which it was constructed in 1889, based on plans by the well-known architect Ernst Ziller, neoclassical buildings, the sanctuary of Isida (underground sanctuary of the 3rd century BC) ,the famous local flea market, if it is Wednesday or Saturday.

Starting point: Argos
Duration: 3 to 3 ½ hours.
Costs: 1-6 persons=47.00€/ Children 6-18: 24 € Children under 6: Free
For groups: special rates
We can arrange tours from 1-50 participants.
Over 50 persons we make special gastro-tours

Excluded transportation from Nafplio-Argos-Nafplio:
For 1-4 persons: Extra cost: 25.00€
5-17 persons: 80.00 €, 18-30 persons: 110.00 €, 31-50 persons:150.00€

Cooking lesson in Argos city

Route 2: Includes a cooking lesson oriented in the cuisine of the central restaurant at the center of Argos includes a hands on cooking class, where we will prepare GREEK PIZZA , baked in a wooden oven and preparing seasonal salads with  special local flavors in gourmet dishes.
We will visit the local market, where we will select our ingredients (depending the menu you will choose) and then we will go back to our cooking lab where we will start our cooking session. During the cooking class, duration 3-3 ½ hours lunch we will taste a bottle of wine (every 4 persons) from selected wineries of the area.
** Recipes written in every language you wish
** Price 40.00€ per person (every 4 persons:1 pizza, 1salad, a bottle of wine)

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Guided tour in the archaeological sites combined with greek coffee or fresh orange juice and handmade dessert!

Our guided tours do not simply focus on dates and names but on the specific social, political and economic conditions under which human civilizations are born as well as on the importance of geography and climate, then you are in the right place.
Our guided tours take place in Nafplio, Argolis and the wider area of Peloponnesus, a place where various civilizations thrived throughout the centuries. All of them-the Mycenaeans, the Ancient Greeks (of geometrical, archaic, classical and Hellenistic times), the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks-contributed to the historical value the place has today.  Join us in guided tours of Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Tiryns and other sites of unique archaeological interest.

If you choose the archaeological sites of Mycenae or ancient Heraion, there is an option after the guided tour to visit a private local’s estate within 40 acres, with orange, olive, apricot trees, small farm with sheeps and hidden Mycenaean tomb stone builded oven with the same technique that the Mycenaean tombs used to built and panoramic view to the argolic gulf & plain!
* If this one, is not a hot spot or alternative suggestion, then what is it?
Cost: 90.00 € per guided tour, independent number of persons.
Visitation to the local’s estate with coffee or orange juice and handmade dessert:
5.00 € per person

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If you choose guided tour in Epidaurus in its great theater:
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(20 min from Nafplio 30 km distance with the new main road which is constructed recently)

Epidaurus is a stretch of land between the Saronic and the Argolic gulf, with mountains big and small plains, valleys, ravines and majestic seashores. Its gifted land blessed by nature and history
Pyramids, castles, bridges, ancient paths, graves, temples, majestic buildings, much envied monuments, scattered all over Epidaurus, are awaiting for you, to teach you, to excite you, to move you.

 

Epidaurus: Theater and the city

In the surrounding area of Epidaurus the visitor may admire one of the famous worldwide monuments: The ancient theater which is the best preserved among the theaters of ancient Greece, seating up of 14.000 people.

Besides being the most famous Ancient Greek Theater, it is, in aesthetic terms, the finest one; apart from the perfect harmony of its parts and dimensions, it has perfect acoustics.
No wonder it’s considered the biggest stone resonator in the world.
Epidaurus is a place with long history and unique beauty, chosen by the ancient Greeks to establish the Asclepius, a therapeutic center of antiquity, dedicated to God Asclepius

The olive trees and their products such as olive oil, olives are the most known for their quality, taste, aroma and indicate a high antioxidant content, which is beneficial to health.

Do not miss to visit the small theater of Epidaurus, the sunken beach and to observe with your googles the underwater ancient ruins in a 1 meter depth!

You can combine olive oil tasting next to the sea and to the sunken beach!

Brief description for:

** The small theater of Epidaurus

It is only 8 km away from the big theater easy accessible with the bus too.
It is located in the citadel of ancient Epidaurus, was quite recently discovered (1971), and has a capacity of about 2.000 seats. Built in the 4th century BC in honour of Dionysus, it was used for the performance of Dionysian worship events.

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** The sunken beach

The sunken ruins are ancient buildings, the ancient market of Epidaurus, the sanctuary of the goddess Artemis, port-facilities from the ancient port, remains of buildings from Roman and classical times (14th-12th century), that they have sunk through the centuries.
What else more fascinating??They are waiting for you to discover them!
Next to the sunken city there is a fish tavern and small museum shop with the best olives and olive oil worldwide! Fresh fishes and other local specialties are waiting the visitor to taste them and this is our tasting stop for olive oil tasting!
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Simple menu: of olive oil tasting with olives, greek cheese of feta, tomatoes, bread) – 6.00 € per person
Menu with olives and fresh fishes  and variety of starters and salad, wine or ouzo: 20.00 €  per person
Duration: 4.5 hours (Guided tour into the archaeological site of Epidaurus, olive tasting, swimming at the sunken beach) or
Duration : 4 hours: Option for just a visiting the ancient theater to save time for swimming at the sunken beach, olive tasting and relaxation.
Excluded transportation: for 1-4 persons: Extra cost: 40.00€
5-17 persons: 120.00 €, 18-30 persons: 150.00 €, 31-50 persons: 200.00€

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Yoga exercise in nature

Our main idea is to enjoy the visitor the surrounding nature of Nafplio away from the town, to breathe fresh air and to do his favorite exercise in nature.
We have chosen the best spots from the area, with panoramic view and quietness, only 4-8 km away from Nafplio.

The program is open for all experience levels and ages and is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in the strengthening of both the body and mind.

Our programs:

Hatha yoga, therapeutic yoga
Duration: Full session 1.5 hour
Level: Easy, medium, advanced
Ages: All ages
Cost: For 1-4 persons: 35.00 € per person,
For groups: Over 5 persons : 25.00 € per person
Extra
transportation cost: 1-4 persons: 20.00€ (price for 4 persons), for groups over 5 persons: 80.00 €
Extra sightseeing in the area: Byzantine monastery, ouzo tasting in a family business (extra cost for ouzo tasting 5.00 € per person)
Massage: relaxing-therapeutic : 60.00 € (1 h+10 min)
** There is also a possibility for someone to do relaxing massage in nature.
(For example at the same time when the group does yoga exercise someone desires to do relaxing massage instead of yoga)

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Walking tours

We have chosen for you the best 2 walking tours for the surrounding area of Nafplio to see as much you can within max. 4 hours!

Suggested routes:

  • ‘Nafplio surroundings-Byzantine monastery’

Starting point: Port of Nafplio
Ending point: port of Nafplio
Distance : 9 km
Duration:  4 h
Level: Easy
Elevation difference:  75 meters/ 246 ft
Hot spots: Walking under the walls of Acronafplia, the gate of Nafplio, one of the most old neighborhoods of Nafplio, famous local Byzantine monastery, with impressive frescoes, ancient columns, goldfishes, source, panoramic view of Nafplio city and of the castle of Palamidi . ‘The Lion of Bavarian’
The best choice to see the closest surrounding beauties of Nafplio city.
Cost: 30.00€  per person (1-4 persons)
5-17: 25.00 € per  person
17-50 : 20.00 € per person
Included: Local, English speaking tour escort, traditional snack, personal insurance, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour

Brief Description:

The tour starts from the port of Nafplio on to the paved path under the walls of Acronafplia admiring the five canons from the Venetians period of occupation.
Continue on our tour we pass from the church called Panagitsa, which was the secret school that operated during the Ottoman occupation.
The path continues straight with no uphills, admiring on your right hand the sea and the fantastic sea view with the surrounding mountains and the fish villages.
In front of you the impressive castle of Palamidi.
After 1.5 km the paths ends and before we enter at the main road we can see the gate of Nafplio. We walk for about 15 parallel to the main road until we arrive to the suburb of Pronia. This suburb occupies the north-eastern slopes of the Palamidi hill, is of special importance because it constitutes the first organized refugee settlement, in modern Greece.
Continue on through narrow alleys, we meet the square, local traditional cafes and the ‘other side’ of the city.
We walk an uphill road for an other 15 min and then the scenery changed. We walk through olive fields and small family farms. We can observe the monastery through cypress trees.
Continue on with small uphills we arrive at the Monastery of Agia Moni-Giving source.
It is dating at the 12th century  of the Middle Byzantine period .We can drink water from its ancient spring, we can see goldfishes, remarkable mosaics with frescoes and a great view of Palamidi’s castle and Nafplio city. When we get some rest to this quite & beautiful place, we return from the same way, with small detour to see the Lion of Bavarian.
It is an exceptional sculptured monument known as the lion of Bavaria which dates from 1840 & it is one of the most important of 19th century in Greece. The sculpture of this beautiful monument was the German Christian Siegel. This monument was commissioned by Ludwig of Bavaria, father of Otto first king of Greece, in memory of the Bavarian soldiers in Otto’s escort who died during the typhoid epidemic in Nafplio which devastated the area between 1833 & 1834.

2) Walking tour to the country side of Nafplio

Brief description
A remarkable naturalist route that you should see it, starts 7 km away from Nafplio.
It has many alternations of landscape in such a few km.
The route starts from a small village. You pass through its narrow alleys, and from the last houses with their beautiful yards with flowers and chickens.
Continue on, in a rural dirt roads, you can enjoy the orange fields and the view of the surrounding hills.

Starting point: Asini village 7km away from Nafplio-15 min driving-
Ending point: Asini village
Distance:  8 km
Duration:  4 h
Level: Medium
Elevation difference:  165 meters/ 541 ft
Hot spots: Panoramic view of Argolis gulf, monastery with historical & archeological interest, orange & olive fields, local farm with goats, quietness.
The best choice to see the country side of Nafplio, away from the city and its traffic. During the spring time (March-April-May), it has plenty of herbs, flowers, grass.
Cost: 35.00€ per person (1-4: Persons)
5-17: 45.00 € per person
18-30:40.00 € per person
31-50 :25.00€ per person

Included: Transportation (from the port of Nafplio & back), local, English speaking tour escort,  traditional snack, personal insurance, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour
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3)The hidden path to the ‘old fortress’
Brief description
This the second walking tour after No 2 that you can choose if you want to meet the closest livestock village, with its olive and orange fields. The hot spot of the route is the ‘old fortress’ with its breathtaking view and the breeze of its great past.
Quietness, panoramic view, country side, fortress, are the words that characterize this walking tour.

Starting point: Pirgiotika village (8 km away from Nafplio)-15 min driving-
Ending point : Pyrgiotika village
Distance: 8 km
Duration: 4 h
Level: Easy
Elevation differences: Very few
Hot spots: Hiking through the countryside and provincial roads, picturesque chapel, ruins of the fortress dated from 3rd century AC (Hellenistic period), panoramic view of the Argolic gulf & Argolic plain at an altitude of 198m
Cost: 35.00€ per person (1-4: Persons)
5-17: 45.00 € per person
18-30:40.00 € per person
31-50 :25.00€ per person
Included: Transportation,(Nafplio port-Pirgiotika village & back) local, English speaking tour escort,  traditional snack, personal insurance, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour.
Useful note for the walking tours:

Every 18 persons we have second tour escort.

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Agricultural experience

Our region has agriculture character. The main products that we product are: Oranges, mandarins, olive oil, wine, cheese.
Also the livestock with sheeps and goats has tradition for many generations ago until nowadays.
The majority of the farms are family and traditional.
They have not modernized with vertical integration of production.
Although we have chosen for you 2 family business that make cheese. Their location (both of them) are in a mountainous villages of the area about 30 km away from Nafplio.
The visitor can see all the procedure of making the cheese, to see the sheeps or the goats of the business in their natural environment and to taste the local specialties.

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The program will be as follows:
* Picking up the clients from the port of Nafplio (45 min driving)
* Arriving at the local family business
* Guided tour into the creamery and cheese tasting (1 hour)
* Small walking tour at the surrounding area of the creamery and of the village (1 hour)
Cost: 35.00 €  min. 4 persons-17 persons (per person)
Included :
Guided tour into the creamery, cheese tasting, transportation, small walking tour in the surrounding area of village and from November-June you can try to milk the goats or the sheeps on your own!
For groups over 18 persons: 20.00 € (per person)

USEFUL NOTES:

** The costs do not include:

1) The entrances of the archaeological sites:

Epidaurus: 6.00 € per person half price above 65 years (3.00€) old and under 18 years old, no entrance fee

Mycenae: 8.00€ per person half price above 65 years (4.00€) old and under 18 years old, no entrance fee

Nemea: 4.00 per person half price above 65 years (2.00€) old and under 18 years old, no entrance fee

Ancient Heraio: Free of charge

2)Transportation

** Participants for the activities should fill solemn declaration that says that and they are in proper physical condition to take part in the walking or cycling guided tours.

As a conclusion..

Explore like a local ! All above proposals are selected with special care and love for the people who want to meet ‘the real Greece.’

There are standard places to visit someone in Argolis prefecture. Such as Mycenae or Epidaurus.

Without walking their ancient paths, without breathing the sacramental breeze from the surrounding nature, without meeting local people to hear their stories and without tasting old traditional dishes, which only very few people make, you will not have seen anything… Feel like a local !

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