Nafplio- Nemea- Mycenae or Epidaurus:
An idyllic mix of the Peloponnese
To truly understand Greece’s romanticism, set off to Nafplio. This traditional hamlet is an idyllic mix of luxury and rustic charm, well-protected not by one but two Castles, and surrounded by the sea.
- Sail off to the sea- fort of “Bourtzi” and explore ‘Palamidi’, the Venetian masterpiece of fortification architecture.
- While strolling through the cobbled alleys of Old Town, locals are treating you to delectable delicacies- Cheeses, cold cuts, nuts and dried fruit, honey… enjoy countless interchanges between the sweet and savoury. When it comes to organic produce, the land of Argolis outdoes itself.
- Walk past ‘Akronafplia’, the rocky-glittering coastal route surrounding the hamlet. Fresh made ice cream cone from “The Italian”? We always love to expand your tour in taste.
- Cool off in the crystal clear waters of Karathona beach before dipping in… prehistory.
- Mycenae welcomes us majestically. Standing in the same spot where the Atreides stood, explore the reality and the myth of the humans that inspired the Homeric Epics. All around us loom the imposing “Cyclopean Walls” and the megalithic “Lion Gate”.
- The sunset finds us on the ‘Wine Roads’ to Nemea. Take a grand wine tasting tour of the largest vineyard in the Balkans and let your heart become intoxicated from the aromas of the earth and air.
- With our spirits high, we prepare for a dégustation menu in idyllic spaces in the countryside. Award-winning family wineries open their doors immersing us to ‘Agiorgitiko’, the ancient PDO variety, and other exquisite labels.
- Customize your trip adding a detailed tour of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Built on the site of the sanctuary of Asclepius, the healing God of antiquity, this theatre is a vital part of the history of drama and healing in Greece. Experience it at your own pace…World-known since antiquity, it still sets the paradigm for modern architects due to its perfect acoustics and aesthetics.
- Full- time services of a certified professional mountain leader and interpretive guide.
- Boat tickets to the sea fortress of Bourtzi.
- Entrance fees at the archaeological site of Mycenae or Epidaurus.
- Gastronomic tour in the Old Town of Nafplio.
- Guided wine tour and Wine tasting in Ancient Nemea.
- Pic nic basket at the beach.
- Hotel pick- up and drop off (minivan).
- Transport by minivan & private services of a driver during the tour.
Price & Group Size
Our tours are designed to be implemented by a small, friendly group of 4-12 people. Of course we can personalize the tour for 1 traveler, 2 companions or a larger group of people.
This is a private tour. Prices vary according to group size.
All of our tours include some physical activity- it is an essential part of the Pace Odyssey experience. This is a moderately active tour. However, we can tailor it to your ideal activity level.
Walking distance: 2-7 km.
Walking duration: 1-5 hours
Elevation gain: 0 m.
elevation loss: 0 m.
The following list informs you about the suggested equipment in order to enjoy a pleasant and safe hike.
Feel free to adapt it to your personal needs.
- Backpack (to carry a bottle of water, your camera, an extra T-shirt, snacks etc.).
- Clothing: T- shirt, shorts or Bermuda shorts.
- Casual shoes, snickers or hiking shoes (we suggest hiking shoes that hold the ankle securely- vibram type sole).
- Sun hat or cap.
- Sunglasses, sun cream and lipstick.
- Bottle of water (1.5 liters minimum).
- Beach towel.
- Trekking poles (optional).
*A first aid kit is provided by us and placed under the responsibility of the guide, who is certified in first aid and CPR.
When to go & Wheather
Greece has a typical Mediterranean climate, which lends itself to mild and often wet winters and dry summers. The country is mostly sunny throughout the year.
Spring is pleasant and sunny in most of the country. The days with some rainfall become less and less frequent. Temperatures are gradually warming up but light layers are still recommended for the cooler nights.
Summer in Greece is hot and sunny. The Meltemi, a northerly wind typical of the warmest months (July and August), often blows, making the hot days smoother. Pack a bathing suit and lighter clothing, especially if you’re visiting Greece during the peak months of July and August.
Fall is warm, making it a great time to visit. Similarly to summer, bring lighter clothing, a swimsuit, and good sunscreen. If you visit later in the season, a sweater will be useful for increasingly chilly nights.
“There is no greater fame for a man than that which he wins with his footwork or the skill of his hands”.
Homer, The Odyssey