VIP Day Tour From Athens
Mountain Helmos National Park Exploring

295€/person

Our excursion in a few words

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Athens – Start Any Day

Admire the wonderful Tsivlos lake of the Chelmos National Park and learn how Trojan War hero Achilles became immortal! Explore the hidden treasures of the Chelmos National Park! A unique full day tour to the historical village of Kalavrita, using the unique Rack Railway before we trek through the majestic Tsivlos lake of the Chelmos National Park and learn how Trojan War hero Achilles became immortal!
Live your private experience, 2,5 hour drive from Athens.

Highlights

• Become an immortal hero dipping into the Styx River

• Admire the natural beauty surrounding Tsivlos Lake & Trek through Chelmos Nation

• Enjoy majestic canyon route with the unique Rack Railway

• Take lunch in a traditional tavern

• Wander through Kalavrita historical village

• Taste local traditional products

Cost
295€/person
Level
Easy

Detailed information

Day 1

ATHENS
-DIAKOPTO
-KALAVRYTA
-LAKE TSIVLOU
-ATHENS

We start from Athens towards Diakopto village to board the unique Rack Railway. The 1 hour trail will take us through magnificent nature full of steep gorges, rushing rivers, mystical lakes, dense forests and beautiful historical villages.

After arriving to Kalavrita we will wander through the historical alleys of the village, learning its modern history by stopping at Holocaust memorial with the huge Cross. In 1943, the German occupying troops murdered 1500 male locals above the age of 14 and turned the town into ashes in retaliation to a defeat they suffered in battle with Greek Resistance guerillas. To commemorate this tragic event, this Monument was raised at the location of the execution, in honour of those gunned down. Free time to taste and buy local traditional products like honey, feta cheese, rose sugar and tsipouro (distilled spirit from grapes).

Afterwards we will head towards Peristera village in Peloponnese, the starting point of our trekking route alongside the mystical Styx River, passing from the ski resort of the mountain. According to Greek Mythology the river forms the boundary between Earth and Underworld and in its immortal water the Trojan War hero Achilles was dipped by his mother during his childhood, acquiring invulnerability, with exception of his heel, by which his mother held him. After 2 hours the paradise of Tsivlos lake will appear in front of us. Tsivlos is a natural lake formed a century ago when landslide devastated the village of Tsivlos. A beautiful natural heaven surrounded by dense forest full of local endemic flora and fauna. Free time to walk around, take pictures and for the more adventurous to swim in the crystal clear waters. Don’t miss a traditional meal in the local tavern of Kyra Katerina.

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What's included

Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation (Hotel, Bnb etc) in Athens
Transportation by luxury air conditioned minivan or private car
English speaking tour escort
Basic insurance (during transportation)
All taxes.

What's NOT included

Gratuities (optional)
Personal Expenses
Lunch
Train ticket Diakofto – Kalavryta 9 €

Must have items

Trekking footwear is highly recommended.
Walking poles are suggested (not required).
Sunglasses
Swimsuit
Hat
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable clothes during summer months.
Warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months.
Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Notes

Departure time: 7:00 am

Duration: 13 hours

Pick up: from your accommodation

Customized pricing to accommodate every group size, ensuring affordability for all.

Group Size Price per PAX
2 295 €
3 255 €
4 215 €
5-7 195 €

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Collaboration with Terramare

Gear up for your trip at a discount!

By participating in any of our special experiential excursions, you receive discounts of up to 20% on products such as backpacks, shoes, clothing, as well as specialized equipment, at our partner outdoor tourism and activity store, Terra Mare, with appropriate guidance from us and from our people there!

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