Argolis-Nafplion

One day tours

Athens

One day tour - Argolis 

The full day tour of Argolis is a trip to some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, in the most characteristic Greek-Mediterranean scenery of Peloponnese.

Leaving Loutraki behind and driving through the hills of Corinth, we’ll arrive at Argolis, where we’ll first visit the archaeological site of Mycenae.

Mycenae, ‘Rich in Gold’, was the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, who dominated the Aegean Sea after the distraction of the Minoan Empire. The Palace, symbol of power of the Mycenaean rulers, was protected by the huge and famous Cyclopean Walls, and was reached by a large ramp beginning at the Lions Gate. Outside this fortress lie the impressive beehive tombs including that ascribed to Agamemnon known also as the Treasury of Atreas.

After Mycenae, we’ll drive through Argos and among endless farms of orange trees to the picturesque town of Nafplion, first capital of the Greek State in the early 1830s. The Old Town is lovely, with old mansions and paved paths. The whole town gives a Noeclassical vibe that attracts all visitors, all year around. Lunch at a traditional tavern.

From Nafplion, driving through Argolis, we are going to visit Epidaurus, famous for its ancient theatre. The view, aesthetics and acoustics of the theatre are breathtaking.  It’s still in use today and hosts carefully selected theatrical plays, concerts, and festivals during the summer.  For an actor to perform in the Theatre of Epidaurus, is considered the greatest honour.

Early in the afternoon, return back to Loutraki.

One day tourAthens 

Explore beautiful Athens, (Capital of Greece), in a morning guided tour, passing by the most important points of the city.

We will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896, (short stop).

After that we pass by the Prime Minister’s residence, (ex Royal Palace), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Greek Parliament and the memo rial to the Unknown Soldier and many more.

At Acropolis, we will visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.

Lunch and free time at ’’Plaka’’, one of the most attractive and historic districts of Athens. 

   

One day tourAnc. Corinth Nemea 

The wine has been bound to the customs, the social life and the traditions of the Greeks for over 4,000 years.

Nowadays, Greek wine production, offers a wide variety of excellent wines. NEMEA is one of the most popular vineyards in Greece, just 40 km away from Loutraki.

Enjoy this unique tour, become familiar with the traditional and modern methods of wine making and the magical world of the vineyard and wine.

After Loutraki, there will be a short stop at Corinth Canal, before continuing to Ancient Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached. Ancient Corinth was one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. You will visit the Agora and one of the most outstanding monuments of the pre Roman period, the temple of Apollo.

Our next stop is Nemea, where you can learn everything there is to know about the production of Greek quality red wine and also explore the underground cellars containting more than 1,000 French oak barriques. Your tour will end with the opportunity to taste some of the best wine Greece has to offer.

 

1 day / 3 island cruise

A cruise at the Saronic Gulf, is an ideal way to experience three lovely and picturesque islands in just one day, Aegina, Poros and Hydra.

AEGINA: The largest and most famous island in the Saronic Golf, inhabited since the 2nd millennium B.C. In Aegina you shall visit the Cathedral of Saint Nectarios and the Doric temple of Afaia, the best preserved temple in Greece from the 5th century B.C. Among others, superb beaches and wonderful climate.

POROS:The smallest of the three islands, separated from Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Poros is the island of peace and romance. It is overgrown with pine trees which reach the rugged shores or the sandy beaches.

HYDRA: A cosmopolitan, glorious and magnificent island, combined with tranquility and relaxation. Hydra is a dream of photographers and the favourite of the International Jet-Set.

 

 One day tour - Delphi

 Departure from Loutraki early in the morning, heading to Delphi, passing through the towns of Thebes, Levadia, (quick stop) and Arachova. Delphi is known in ancient times as the navel of the world.

Pass by Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site the Temple of Apollo and the Museum of Delphi, with it’ s spectacular finds, including the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos. Have lunch in the modern village of Delphi, before going back to Athens by the same route.