Travel back to Ancient Greece with us
Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body
A unique 10 day trip to Ancient Greece. Get to know the most important cultural monuments such us the Acropolis of Athens in which there are many monuments ,temples and the Parthenon, which is included in the 7 wonders of the world and gathers the administration of the world for centuries now.
In the Ancient Olympia Stadium, the ancient Greeks held sporting events dedicated to Zeus.Also the first Olympic Games took place there in 776 BC. Furthermore another important monument of Ancient Greece is the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, it was build by Polykleios the Younger and it stands out for its symmetry and its beauty. Initially the theater was used as an expadient of healing for the patients, because they believe that the observation of dramatic performances had beneficial results for the mental and physical health of the patients. After the first excavations of the theater the first performance was staged in 1938, the tragedy Electra of Sophocles.
Travel to the past with a massage like Ancient Greece and taste the healthiest Greek and Mediterranean dishes and famous wines of modern Greece.
10 days (9 nights)
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Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body
Our unique program
Arrival to Poros
Poros is an island that combines the blue of the sea with the green of the pine forest. The original name of the island was Calabria. The island was created after an earthquake caused by the eruption of the Methana volcano. The old symbolic clock of the island is located at the top of the island since 1927, the clock was a donation from the merchant and member of the parliament Ioannis Papadopoulos. In Poros you can visit Poseidon”s temple, the god of the sea and waters, the temple is located at the top of a hill in the ancient town of Calabria”s and the ruins of the temple were found in 1894.
Other Sights you need to see during your stay in Poros: Poros Archaeological museum, Zoodohos Pigi Monastery, St George Church,Russian Naval Base, Dana lighthouse.
After your check in 2:00pm , you have time to see the island.
8:00pm is our first meeting in a local taverna for some tradiotional dishes and Ouzo.
LOCAL HERITAGE OF NAFPLIO AND EPIDAURUS
On second day after breakfast (10:00am) we will start our 45 minutes trip by car, to see the ancient theatre of Epidavros, the biggest in Greece.( Theater of Epidaurus, it was built by Polykleios the Younger and it stands out for its symmetry and its beauty. Initially the theater was used as an expedient of healing for the patients, because they believed that the observation of dramatic performances had beneficial results for the mental and physical health of the patients. After the first excavations of the theatre the first performance was staged in 1938, the tragedy Electra of Sophocles.) 12:pm we will start the half an hour trip to Nafplio.
Nafplio was the first capital of modern Greece, according to mythology the founder of the town was Nauplios, the son of Poseidon and Amimonis. When we arrive in Nafplio, we will go to Palamidi, is a fortress which is located on a hill with 216 meters altitude and it was built by the Venetians in 1687, during the Venetian-Turkish war.
Both of Theater of Epidaurus and Palamidi fortress are UNESCO heritage sites.
After that about 2:00pm you will have free time for a lunch or coffe in the city of Nafplio, and 4:00pm we will go for a swim in the clear blue water of Karathona beach for 3 hours. In the afternoon (7:00pm) we will have a walk around the city of Nafplio to see the old town, to have a drink or coffe and to taste some local sweets.
9:30pm we ll start our trip back to Poros
VOLCANO HIKE & MASSAGE
After your breakfast(10:00am) we will start a short trip by car ,about 25 minutes for hiking on the Methana volcano. We will be able to admire breathtaking view of the Saronic gulf, we will see forests and lava stones, uphill, downhill and straight surfaces. And at the end of the hike we will visit the biggest crater of the 30 of the Methana peninsula.
After hikig about 12.30 we will visit the unique beach of Votsalakia for a swim.
The beach has taken their name , obviously, from the light, rounded pebbles that adorn the beach,like those glass marbles from our childhood. The beach protected, left and right by rocks and cliffs, ideal for diving from above.
3:00pm we will return in Poros.
In the afternoon you will have the oportunity to try the Ancient Greek massage. Ancient Greek Massage is a healing technique that is based on techniques supported by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Hippocrate’s techniques were applied in wrestling schools in ancient Greece, in gyms by pedotribes (coaches in ancient greek palestras) and to patients in Asklipias that operated as healing centers. It is a healing that releases stress offering a deep sense of relaxation and wellness and at the same time brings us close to the ancient greek thought.
Acropolis of Athens
On the 4th day after your breakfast at 9:00am we will visit the Acropolis of Athens (about 2 and half hours) which is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
It's an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.
After we will visit the Acropolis museum. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.
Last we will have a walk in the streets of ancient city of Athens, Monastiraki and Plaka.We will have time for lunch,coffee ,traditional sweets and shoping.
7:00pm will start come back to Poros.(arrive, about 10:00pm)
4X4 OFF ROAD & GORGE SWIMMING
After your breakfast 10:00am,we will drive to the Aderes mountain range with our 4x4 off raod cars and will see the whole Argosaronikos gulf with its islands, Poros, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra, Spetses.
If the horizon is clear we also be able to see the capital city of Athens
We will continue our route for the Ancient village of Troizina(about half an hour) and visiting the Devil's Bridge for a swim in a unique natural gorge.(stay there for 1 and half hour).
The Devil’s bridge is a canyon in a distant locus. It has rich germination, small rivers that flow on the smooth rocks and in some places small lakes are created, with clean and cold waters. To get to these lakes, first we need to cross the magical paths among the trees and to go down the rocks. Although in some places there are ropes that help with the downhill to the lakes. When we get to the lake we can take a break by swimming, exploring the place and enjoying some food.
This place was so named, because according to the myth, in the period of Ottoman rule, the pasha of the region instructed a craftsman to build a bridge on the river Chrysorroa, otherwise he would kill him. But the rocks that the bridge had to be built were very far apart and every time he was building it it collapsed. One day the devil appeared to him to help him, in return with his soul. Since he accepted the deal, in one night the bridge was built and the devil gave to the craftsman a lot of money and he became rich. Unfortunately, after six years as the craftsman was crossing the bridge and he was going to take the money from the place he was hiding them, it started to blow very loudly and the wind took him and disappeared him and on the same day his family died, when a thunderbolt knocked their house.
We will drive back to Poros on 3:00pm
In the afternoon 7:30pm we will have a wine testing in a local wine bar. 9 different varietes or more if you can.....
ANCIENT TOWN OF OLYMPIA
On 6th day after your breakfast 8:00am we ll visit the Ancient Town of Olympia.(3 and half hours away). Olympia is a small town in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. It is famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name, which was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary of ancient Greece. And that's where the ancient Olympic Games were held.
Olympia was the birthplace of the most famous and important sporting event in the ancient world. The Olympic Games took place here every four years from 776 BC to 393 AD. The site was also a place of worship dedicated to the Greek god Zeus from about the 10th century BC. Here you will find incredible sculptures such as the decoration of the temple of Zeus, as well as the famous Hermes of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios.
(3 hours visit)
At 3:00pm we will visit the new city of Ancient Olympia for a walk, lunch, coffee etc.
5:30pm we ll start come back to Poros.
Free day & Magical sunset Kayaking
On 7th day its a free day in Poros and you will be able to enjoy by swimming and relaxing. You can go on a sunset kayaking adventure with us.
At 6:30pm our journey takes us kayaking from the Russian Bay to the beautiful islet of Daskalio, with a little church on it, where still marriages take place. We will continue to Love Bay and the calm little gulf of Neorio where we will see beautiful boats and enjoy the nature.
As the sun sets, we will slowly kayak back admiring the breathtaking views of the surroundings – just taking it slow, relaxing and being in the moment. You will feel the beauty and magic of the sunset in this area.(9::00pm ends).
LOCAL HERITAGE OF POROS
The 8th day after your brakfast 11:00pm we will visit the Poros museum. The museum was built in the 1960s on a plot of land donated by the Koryzis family. The displays of the museum date from the Mycenaean era to Roman times.The museum contains a notable collection of artefacts dug by the French Archaeological School in Troezen.(1 hour tour)
At 12:30pm we will visit the Poseidon Temple of Poros. The sanctuary of Poseidon is situated on the commanding position of Palatia on the islet of Kalaureia of Poros, c. 200 m above the sea level. According to the historical tradition, the Athenian orator and statesman Demosthenes sought refuge in the sanctuary and committed suicide in 322 BC, in order to avoid capture by Antipatros of Macedonia.(45 minutes tour).
Afternoon and night free
Greek pastries & Farewell dinner
On 9th day 10:am we will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Greek sweets and beverages in the town of Poros.
The rest of your day its free.
The farewell dinner(8:00pm) will be our the last meeting before end this unique ancient and sport travel.
BACK TO THE AIRPORT
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