Mountainous Corinthia “the 6th labor of Hercules”
This cultural – environmental journey takes place at the Corinthian plateau and the alpine scenery of Mount Kyllini. Located close to Athens, the area is inked with Hercules 1st and 6th labors; the slaying of Nemean lion and the man-eating Stymphalian birds. The lakes of Stymphalia and Doxa, the rich in flora & fauna Killini mountain which is covered up to 1800m with black pine trees and firs, the Flampouritsa valley (Natura 2000) where a great number of mammalian finds natural shelter, all are part of the beauty of the region. Nature, tradition, history, architecture, mythology and the wine tasting of premium quality wines of Nemea, are the protagonists of this journey.
Day : 1 - Athens – Diolkos – Ancient Nemea - Trikala Corinthias - Frampouritsa
Morning departure to the mountainous Corinthia. First stop at Diolkos, the ancient narrow strip land used for the ships to pass by the Corinthian to the Saronic gulfs. Then follows Ancient Nemea to visit the archaeological site of the Temple of Zeus and the Stadium, where the Nemean Games held every two years in honor of Zeus. After checking-in to our hotel at the village of Trikala which is built on the ruins of the ancient settlement, we will have an afternoon easy pace walk at Flampouritsa valley to become acquainted with the flora and fauna of Mount Kyllini. Return to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight.
Day : 2 - Lake Doxa – Stymfalia – Wine tasting – Athens
Departure for Lake Doxa, a place of an unparallel natural beauty to visit the small church of Agios Fanourios, which connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. Next stop is at Lake Stymfalia where Hercules executed his 6th labor and defeated the Stymfalian birds. Visit to the Environmental Museum which aims at highlighting the dependence of humankind with the nature and their harmonious coexistence in the basin of Stymphalia. Our journey reaches its pick at a winery to be introduced about the excellent varieties of Nemean wines, enjoying a traditional lunch and wine tasting of 3 premium wines of the area. Arrive to Athens late in the evening.
- Transportation with deluxe vehicles
- Guided visits as per detailed itinerary
- Admission tickets for the visiting places
- 1 overnight accommodation at selected 3+ mansion on bed & breakfast basis
- 1 traditional dinner inclusive of ½ local house wine
- Wine tasting and lunch in a winery of Nemea
- Geo Routes Tour Director
- Geo Routes Information Material
- Liability Insurance
2 days cultural- environmental journey
Daily on request
(bookings close 72 hours prior to departure)
- Your hotel
- Trikala Corinthias
- Lake Doxa
- Environment Museum of Stymphalia
- Archaeological site of Ancient Nemea
- Wine tasting
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