Kalavryta, Cave of Lakes Private Tour
Day Tour to Diakopto, Kalavryta, Cave Lakes (up to 10 hours)
Departure & Return / for Kalavryta Private Tour: Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered to your hotel/ apartment in Athens center or Piraeus Port, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return. Please do not hesitate to request another pick up / drop off location.
Starting Time: We suggest that the tour starts at 8:30 am or earlier in summer time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location and takes you via Corinth canal to Peloponnese, then to Diakopto Train Station.
Group type: Private. This is private tour/ activity. Only your group will participate. Your tour/ driver provides informative commentary & historical details as you travel. (Archaeologist Guide up request)
Customizable: Yes. Guaranteed to skip the long lines (We buy train ticket online)
Class of service: Attica Travel A 'class service offers non - smoking driver and vehicle, with a high level of cleanliness. The vehicle is exclusive to your team.
Tips: Visit the unique Monastery Mega Spileo the oldest in Peloponnese, with a panoramic view of the gorge.
What makes this tour unique?:
We visit Kalavryta and surrounding areas as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy the history , scenery & photography. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive.
This private tour takes you via Corinth Canal to Peloponnese. Continue to Diakopto, from where you will take the cog railway, a unique train ride via Vouraikos Gorge to Kalavryta. Continue by car to the majestic Cave of Lakes. Time for Lunch, explore Kalavryta village (visit Holocaust Museum). Next we visit the unique Monastery of Agia Lavra connected with the Greek Independence War. Your return from Kalavryta to Athens, it will be by car, so will see another view of the Vouraikos Gorge and we will have the chance to visit the Monastery of Mega Spileo, the oldest in Peloponnese.
KALAVRYTA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Follow the scenic coastal road to Corinth canal. We will stop at the Corinth canal with its breathtaking views (walk on the bridge, which is the highest point of the canal). The marvelous man-made Corinth canal connecting the Aegean and Ionian seas, as well as the Peloponnese peninsula with the central part of Greece.
Continue to Diakopto, which is situated on the Gulf of Corinth, near the mouth of the Vouraikos river and at the lower end of the Vouraikos Gorge. From Diakopto train station you will take this unique rack rail way train to Kalavryta.
It is one of the most beautiful natural sights plus one of the most spectacular railway rides. The little train travels through streams, climbing the majestic narrow Vouraikos gorge, up into the mountains, through bridges and tunnels, over waterfalls, along cliffs and through forest of pine and oak trees. When the incline gets really steep it switches form regular track to a cog system.
Duration: approx. 65' minutes
Kalavryta, Cave Lakes
Kalavryta a popular traditional mountain village & ski resort. Visit Holocaust Museum (the killing of the male population of Kalavryta on 10 December 1943).
The Cave of the Lakes, is located near the village Kastria. It is 17 km from Kalavryta. The cave is an old subterranean river consisting of three levels. During the winter when the snow melts it is transformed into a flowing river with waterfalls. During the summer, it dries up, leaving behind 13 lakes.
Agia Lavra, Mega spileo
Agia Lavra is a monastery near Kalavryta. It was built in 961 AD, on Chelmos Mountain, at an altitude of 961 meters, and can be described as the symbolic birthplace of modern Greece.
The monastery Mega Spileo is located in a large cave in a sheer cliff, where the western slopes of Mount Chelmos drop down to the gorge of the Vouraikos river. According to tradition, the monastery is one of the oldest in Greece, reputedly founded in 362
Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
English Guided Tour in Cave of Lakes
Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees)
Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day