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Day Trip Safari in Menalo Forest

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Join us for an unforgettable Day Trip Safari in Orini Arcadia. An area yet "off" the well-trodden path of mass tourism. You will discover a different, authentic Greece, with the help of our Land Rovers and Cruisers driving by expert English speaking guides.
Follow us in a unique Off-Road Tour at Mainalo Forest, through 23,000 hectares of fir and 8,000 hectares of oak trees and a have spectacular Trek in Lousios Gorge visiting the hanging by the cliffs monasteries of Prodromos and Filosofos.
 

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Code Departures
Duration Dep.Location Price
LRS1MFD
Daily ~12 Hours
Athens-Korinthos-Loutraki
from 95,00€
Outdoor Activities, Cultural & Theme Tours, Off Road Safari Tours
Trekking
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
1 Day Tours
Peloponnese
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  • The Trekking in Lousios Gorge
  • Visit the hidden school of Filosofos Monastery.
  • Visit the hanging from the cliffs Prodoromos Monastery.
  • Cool off with a dip in the natural swimming pool of Lousios River.
  • Walk through the picturesque stone-build villages of Dimitsana and Stemnitsa.
  • Experience the spectacular Off Road Tour of Mainalo Forest through fir and oak trees.

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

  • English speaking Group Leader
  • Transportation with a/c 4X4 Vechicles
  • Hotel pick up and Drop off
  • Guided Trekking with picnic in Lousios Gorge
  • Transfer back to the starting point
  • Local taxes
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)

Trekking_in_Lousios_Gorge_16The Trek in Lousios Gorge offers a beautiful combination of history with nature. We will walk amongst trails of dense vegetation going parallel and criss crossing the Lousios River. We visit 2 monasteries and the hidden school that appear to be literally hanging from the cliffs. We will have short brakes for picnic with refreshments and end the trek to the archaeological site of Ancient Gortys. This is one of the most stirring of all Greek sites as it is based along the rushing river known in ancient times as the Gortynios. We may cool off with a dip in the natural swimming pool of a nearby stream before we drive up to Dimitsana and Stemnitsa  and have a leisurely walk through the picturesque stone-build villages.

On our way back to Athens, we follow a unique Off Road Tour in Mainalo Forest, through 23,000 hectares of fir and 8,000 hectares of oak trees, we will have a short stop at Vitina.

It's one of the most picturesque villages in Arcardia. In the local shops you can find walnuts, chestnuts, dairy products, herbs and local wines. Don't forget to buy Fir-tree honey from Mainalo Forest, also known as vanilla honey, which is creamy, with a caramel flavour, golden colour and mild texture. This is the only honey in Greece with a protected name of origin Vanilia Mainalou, awarded in the European market. Late afternoon return to the original departure point in Athens.

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JoiTrekking_in_Lousios_Gorge_8n us for an unforgettable Day Trip Safari in Orini Arcadia, and have unique Trek in Lousios Gorge visiting the hanging by the cliffs monasteries of Prodromos and Filosofos. An area yet "off" the well-trodden path of mass tourism. You will discover a different, authentic Greece, with the help of our Land Rovers driving by expert English speaking guides.

Departure Point: Selected hotels around Athens - Korinthos – Loutraki

Departure Time: 7:00 am from Athens -  8:30 am from Korinthos-Loutraki

Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

Return details: 7:00 pm to Korinthos-Loutraki -  8:30 pm to Athens (aproxx)

Note: The trip is not recommended for children under 12yrs

Trekking Duration: ~ 4hrs

Trek Distance ~9km |

Altitudinal difference: -530m (from 960m down to 430m)

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