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The Island Of Kythira And The Peloponnese

The picturesque walking paths in Kythira wind their way through lush meadows, alongside historic water mills, and scenic coastal routes, drawing in a fresh wave of travellers who seek captivating natural beauty and historic charm.

  • Half Board

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Holiday Highlights

  • Delight at the magic of Mystras as you weave your way down the hillside through a network of pathways in this beautifully restored world heritage site.
  • Soak in breathtaking views of the Peloponnese as you walk along ancient footpaths to one of the tallest lighthouses in Greece.
  • Enjoy herb-scented breezes, meandering muletracks, unspoilt villages and magnificent vistas on the lesser-known island of Kythira.
  • Explore the mystery and wonder of the deep Mani with its dramatic coastline of sleepy fishing coves, rocky promontories and evocative tower house villages.
  • Savour traditional cuisine and warm hospitality in local tavernas and restaurants in an area favoured by Greek visitors.

This little known region of Greece, visited by fewer tourists, is tucked away in the southernmost region of the Peloponnese overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Laconian Gulf. Home of Greek heroes and brave warriors, ancient historical sites and ageless legends, the area also offers walkers a fantastic variety of trails which meander through valleys, along stunning coastal routes and occasionally over undulating foothills of magnificent mountain ranges – where “uphill rest stops” are compulsory for the ultimate prize - spectacular views! 

From Kalamata airport we embark on our journey of discovery and head south to the small fishing port of Gytheio, with its bustling harbour front tavernas.  Here we will explore the hills and coast nearby, walking past olives groves and vineyards and stopping for stunning views over the Laconian Gulf. There will also be a day trip visiting Mystras and Sparta with privately hired coach.

From Gytheio we voyage by local ferry to the island of Kythira – one of the seven Ionian Islands, situated just below the south east tip of the Peloponnese. Walking in all four quarters of the island will take us past old mills and waterfalls, over natural limestone pavements, through quiet, sleepy villages, abandoned medieval fortress towns and small coves and bays where swimming will be hard to resist.

Back on the mainland our hired bus makes its way through the magnificent Taygetus mountain range as it majestically bears south and leads us towards the southern tip of the deep Mani to the sleepy, peaceful harbour village of Gerolimenas.  Here we will relax and unwind for our last few days, visiting intriguing fortified villages on foot and walking on Cape Matapan.

On our return to the airport on departure day we will have time to visit Diros Cavos – an unexpected and delightful surprise for most visitors.

For those who have travelled to other destinations in Greece before, this trip will offer exciting and new perspectives.  If you are a first-time traveller to Greece - then prepare for unforgettable and memorable delights. Springtime brings an added bonus of carpets of wild flowers.

  • Return flights from London to Kalamata.
  • Airport and port transfers.
  • En suite three and four star hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Half Board with dinners taken in local tavernas.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/ ferry.
  • Entrance fee to Diros Caves.
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.


Accommodation information

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