Accompanying Friends Tours
Blue Lake and area
Friday, August 5th, 2016
DEP : 10:00 ARR : 15:00
Price: 5-9 persons, 45 Euro
10-14 Persons, 35 Euro
15 and more, 25 Euro
Half day tour to monastery of Ossios Patapios and Blue Lake.
Pick up from your hotel and we begin our day with a fascinating visit to the important Monastery of Osios Patapios. . The monastery has a breathtaking view to both Corinthian & Saronic Gulfs.
Afterwards, drive to the Cape Heraion where the ruins of the ancient settlement and of the famous Sanctuary of Hera are located.
Then, explore a region of rare natural beauty in Blue Lake, an amazing lagoon located 3km east of cape Heraion.
The most interesting fact about the lake is that it communicates with the waters of the Corinthian Gulf from a very narrow channel. Free time for swimming or Lunch in a traditional Greek tavern and early in the afternoon return to Loutraki
Saturday, August 5th, 2016 for all festival participants
Price : Free of charge for all participants, dancers and friends, only entrance fee charge for Acropolis, 20 Euro per person.
ATHENS. The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilization of ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world's most formidable edifices.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the PANATHENAIC STADIUM where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Presidential residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the PARTHENON. .
Finish your wonderful visit in Athens with a walking around in the small streets of PLAKA, the most famous shopping street.
It is undoubtedly Athens’ most beautiful neighbourhood. Its architecture is mostly neoclassical and dating from King Otto’s time. Plaka and the Parliament were the only composites of the city of Athens when it first became a capital in 1834.
ONE DAY TOUR TO HISTORICAL CITY OF NAFPLIO
AND A VISIT THE AGROTOURISM FARM AND FACTORY OF THE OIL FRUIT IN EPIDAVROS LAND
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
DEP : 9:00 ARR : 16:00
One of the most popular destinations for Greek and foreign tourists alike, Nafplio is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece! The city of Nafplio was the first capital of the modern Greek state.
This tour is a unique experience to admire all the beauties of this amazing town. We begin our walking tour from the Land Gate and enter within the walls of the old city and visit among others the Cathedral and the square of Saint Spiridon where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of Greece, was murdered. Continue to the Syntagma Square, the heart of the city, and explore its historic buildings from different periods such as the Archaeological Museum and the Old Mosque.
Then we’ll visit the famous fortress, Plamidi standing above of the town. It is built at a height of 216 meters and was completed in just 3 years. From over there, the view at the Argolic gulf is really breathtaking.
Then we reach the land of Epidaurus, Visiting the modern crushing factory of the olive fruit, with two lines, showing the stages of production of organic olive oil and the brand-named extra virgin olive oil P.D.O. Ligourio Asklepieion, deriving from the famous "Manaki" variety. The process of product quality control and classification for storage in stainless steel tanks is then presented.
It is presented there the process of bottling products. Next, buffet savoury dishes and / or desserts are offered, based on the extra virgin olive oil of organic farming-Manaki variety from Melas estate. The visit ends with discussion and exchange of thoughts, impressions and conclusions.Visitors can purchase from the retail shop of the olive oil factory extra virgin olive oil from all types of olive oil and organic cosmetics from extra virgin organic olive oil "MELAS".
Works of art, books, photographs, jewellery, porcelain, candles, food, cosmetics and various utilitarian objects will fascinate the visitor and lead him/her to see the wonderful world of the Greek tradition with a modern look. Because tradition guarantees the future.