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Peloponnese

Wakacje Peloponnese

In brief

  • the cradle of Greek culture, most diverse and endowed with monuments
  • warm blue sea and beautiful beaches
  • evergreen valleys full of citruses and vines
  • delicious, black olives and world-famous olive oil
  • mythical Arcadia, Olympia, Spartas, Mycenae and Corinth

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Hotel Aldemar Royal Olympian Hotel Aldemar Royal Olympian Peloponnese

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  • Summer 2020

A magical land of olive groves, vineyards, ancient ruins, rocky cliffs and picturesque beaches. Peloponnese is a corner of Greece, where with every step you can feel the presence of the Olympic gods and heroes of Homer's epics. This divine land, known for its wonderful climate, beautiful sea and hospitable residents is the perfect place for a sunny Greek holiday.

The southernmost part of mainland Greece – the Peloponnese peninsula – boasts an exceptionally rich history. It is here that the ancient Achaeans founded a powerful State, which then became the area of expansion of the Dorians. Several centuries later, Peloponnese was part of the Roman Empire, and then the Byzantines. The peninsula was occupied by the Crusaders, conquered by the Turks, and controlled by the Venetians. From 1830 it belongs to independent Greece. Being in the Peloponnese, you must see the ancient Olympia - the most famous place of worship of Zeus in ancient Greece. In the central point of Olympia there was a sanctuary, and in it one of the seven wonders of the world - the statue of Zeus by Phidias. Around the sanctuary sport facilities were built: a stadium, Hippodrome, gymnasium with a palestra and baths. Olympic games were held here every four years. Mycenae is the most famous fortress in Ellada according to the myth founded by Perseus - son of Zeus, the Greek hero. In the city you will find: the Acropolis, the Megaron, ramp, the throne room, the Propylaea, the Lion Gate, the City of Craftsmen, the Treasury Atreus. We can also recommend to enthusiasts of ancient history Corinth with the ruins of the Doric Temple of Apollo and Acrocorinth with the Greek Temple of Aphrodite, known for the activities of the daughters of Corinth. In the Peloponnese it is also worth seeing Nafplio, where a huge fortification complex has been preserved - Palamidia. In the heart of the peninsula is Arcadia - the mythical land of eternal bliss, harmony and prosperity. The northernmost point of continental Europe - Mani – enchants with its coastline and stunning fortresses. An ideal place for a stroll for active people is the Loussios Gorge, where tourist trails have been traced, on which you can see the historic monasteries, or the Vouraikos Gorge with its gear train. The peninsula in the shape of a Mulberry leaf is bathed in the waters of the Ionian and Aegean seas, which creates great conditions for swimming, watersports and cruises along the coast. Here there are many charming, small towns, ideal for a summer holiday. Pyrgos guarantees typical Greek landscapes, many places for walks and rest. Skafidia lies by a long beach with fine sand, which encourages you to take a sunbath. Katakolo is full of small traditional taverns and cafes, where you can taste the local cuisine. Located on the blue Bay of Patras – Niforeika – offers sand and shingle beaches surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation. In the nearby small town of Kato Achaia, you can find many shops, taverns and cafes. Kalamata and its lively seaside boardwalk, which is approx. 5 km long, is not only the tourists' favourite place. There are many taverns, kafenions and clubs here which are open until late. In the centre there is an interesting Archaeological Museum, and in the northern part of the city rises the most important monument: the castle of Geoffrey Villehardouin from the 13th century. The festival of dance held in the summer, which lasts a few days, is also an attraction. To the east of Kalamata you can admire one of the most beautiful coastal routes: on one side the Taygetus Mountains, on the other side, the perfectly clear sea. The route leads through Kardamyla, Stoupa, Agios Nikolaos to the region of Mani with traditional houses-castles. Kalamata is famous for the terrific quality of food products. Olive oil and olives from Kalamata are well-known throughout the world – the best in Greece, as are figs and raisins. It is worth trying the local wines, ouzo and other alcohols produced by some of the oldest distilleries in Greece, as well as the salty sfela cheese. In the sweet department, pastels with honey and sesame seeds are tempting. As a souvenir from the region of Kalamata you can bring back silk handkerchiefs and scarves.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland-Araxos – approx. 2h 35 min

Local time: GMT + 1h

Language: Modern Greek, but communication in English and German also possible.

Currency: Euro (EUR).

Voltage: 220 V.

Transport: bus connections are good, from the city of Kalamata you can get to the smallest places, cost – from 2 EUR. Taxis, besides buses, are the main means of transport, cost - 2 EUR/km.

Beaches: mainly sand and shingle, generally accessible, entry free, beach service payable: sunbed + umbrella: approx. 8 EUR/day.

Obligatory tourist tax: Customers are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: 0.25-4 EUR/day/room/depending on the categorisation of the hotel; the fee collected since 01.01.2018, paid in the hotel. Hotels:                                             Apartments: 1* and 2* – 0.5 EUR/day                      1* and 2* – 0.25 EUR/day3* – 1.5 EUR/day                            3* – 0.5 EUR/day4* – 3 EUR/day                               4* – 1 EUR/day5* – 4 EUR/day

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Athens — a visit to the capital and also the largest city in Greece, the history of which is 3400 years old. The programme includes a visit to the Acropolis Museum, where exhibits from Athenian excavations have been collected. Next, a walk by the Dionysus Theater, the Herod Atticus Odeon to Acropolis - the heart of Athens, where the most famous Athenian buildings are located - the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Nike Apteros Temple and Propylon. A view from Aeropag onto Agora - the market that was the focal point of the life of ancient Athens. Lunch break. Next, a walk to the Plaka district - picturesquely situated at the foot of the Acropolis, famous for its winding streets, full of atmospheric taverns and shops. A walk along the Roman Agora and the Hadrian's Library to the Monastiraki Square. Free time. Day trip. Price - from approx. 70 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 130 EUR (for AKS Porto Heli and Barceló Hydra Beach Resort hotel guests), approx. 75 EUR (for Alkyon Resort hotel guests; Spa), children up to 12 years of age - 50% discount (including lunch; not including tickets: Acropolis - approx. 20 EUR, Acropolis Museum - approx. 5 EUR). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas, AKS Porto Heli, Barceló Hydra Beach Resort and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Cruise to the Hydra and Spetses islands — a cruise to the phenomenal Hydra with the houses of 18th century captains, picturesque port with magnificent architecture and... a car traffic ban. It's the favorite place for artists and intellectuals looking for a break from the noise of Athens. A branch of the Athenian Academy of Fine Arts operates here. Then a cruise to one of the smallest and very green Saronic Islands - Spetses. The island is famous for its beautiful sand and shingle beaches. The life of the inhabitants is concentrated around the old wooden quay, and this is where the nightlife of the island takes place. It is worth seeing the house of one of the heroines of the Greek revolution - Bouboulina, as well as the Church of St. Trinity (Agia Triada) from the 17th century. On the island an idyllic atmosphere prevails, and all around you can feel the rising scent of pine trees that cover the entire island. Day trip. Price - from approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: AKS Porto Heli and Barceló Hydra Beach Resort.

Cruise to the Hydra island — a cruise to the phenomenal Hydra with the houses of 18th century captains, picturesque port with magnificent architecture and... a car traffic ban. It's the favorite place for artists and intellectuals looking for a break from the noise of Athens. A branch of the Athenian Academy of Fine Arts operates here. Half-day trip. Price - from approx. 30 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from Barceló Hydra Beach Resort hotel.

Spetses at night — an evening trip to one of the smallest and very green Saronic Islands - Spetses. The life of the inhabitants is concentrated around the old wooden quay, and this is where the nightlife of the island takes place. It is worth seeing the house of one of the heroines of the Greek revolution - Bouboulina, as well as the Church of St. Trinity (Agia Triada) from the 17th century. On the island an idyllic atmosphere prevails, and all around you can feel the rising scent of pine trees that cover the entire island. An ideal place for dinner or evening shopping in colorful shops. Price - from approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from Barceló Hydra Beach Resort hotel.

Argolida — a trip to the most important places in the Argolida Peninsula. Visiting the Mycenae: the ruins of the Mycenaean citadel from the 14th century BC with the famous Lion's Gate, a circle of graves discovered by Heinrich Schliemann, an outline of the foundations of the royal palace. Next, the tomb - the Treasury of Atreides, a monumental example of the construction art of the Mycenaan civilization, with a magnificent fifteen-meter corridor leading to the center. A drive to Nafplio - one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, with the majestic Palamidi fortress, a port and Burtzi islet opposite the port. The atmospheric streets invite you to take a stroll or short stop for coffee and ice cream. A drive to the Epidaurus, with a classic theater with famous acoustics. Cultural events of the Greek Festival take place here in the summer. Day trip. Price - from approx. 75 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 80 EUR (for AKS Porto Heli, Barceló Hydra Beach Resort and Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests), children up to 12 years of age - 50% (including refreshment, not including: tickets: Epidauros - approx. 12 EUR, Mycenae - approx. 12 EUR). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas, AKS Porto Heli, Barceló Hydra Beach Resort and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Cruise around Aegina — Agistri - Corinth Canal - a relaxing cruise is an ideal way to visit the tiny islands of the Saronic Gulf and to cross the Corinth Canal. A visit to Aegina, famous for its pistachio groves and the magnificent Temple of Aphaea. Free time in the enchanting Aegina port, full of shops, tiny cafes and atmospheric corners. A sail to the small island of Agistri - time for swimming and lunch at one of the local taverns serving fish and seafood. On the way back, a sail through the Corinth Canal to the Corinthian Gulf. View of Loutraki and Corinth from the sea side. Return via the canal to the waterfront by the King Saron hotel. Day trip. Price - from approx. 60 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 75 EUR (only for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests), children up to 12 years of age - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Poros — an opportunity to get to know the charming town of Poros - the capital of the island of the same name. It is a labyrinth of streets and squares surrounded by historic, low-rise buildings and entangled with bougainvilleas. There are also magnificent neoclassical residences here, located along the waterfront. The programme includes free time for exploring the port on your own, shopping and tasting the delights served in local taverns. The opportunity to visit an archaeological museum with exhibits from the archeological site of the Temple of Poseidon. Half-day trip. Price - from approx. 45 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: AKS Porto Heli and Barceló Hydra Beach Resort.

Kalavrita — a trip to the charming village with mount Helmos in the background - Kalavrita. This place is known for its narrow gauge railway, which runs from the village of Diakopto and for a distance of 22 km it goes up the Vouraikos Gorge to a height of 700 meters. Tunnels, bridges, chasms, rocky outcrops accompanying the journey make the places stay in your memory for a long time. The programme also includes the Lake Cave - in addition to the stalactites and stalagmites, it houses cascading lakes. On the way back, a visit to the Mega Spilio Monastery, incorporated into the rock, with a wonderful icon of Our Lady. From the monastery there is a magnificent view of the entire Vouraikos gorge. Day trip. Price - from approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Blue Lagoon — an afternoon trip to the monastery of Osios Patapios, from which you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Loutraki, the Corinthian Peninsula and Corinth. A drive to Heraion on the Corinthian Gulf - sightseeing at the ancient port with a sunken building and archaeological site with the remains of the Temple of Hera. You can enjoy stunning views of the coast and mountains on both sides of the bay here. Relax by the beautiful blue lagoon - Vouliagmeni lake, with a tasting of Greek snacks and aperitifs. Half-day trip. Price - from approx. 35 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 40 EUR (for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests), children up to 12 years of age - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Olympus in the region of Loutraki — a trip to one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient times, dedicated to the father of Olympic athletes - Zeus and the birthplace of the Olympic Games. On the way, a stop to taste wine and local products such as olive oil and cheese. Then visiting archaeological sites in Olympia, including, among others, the temple of Zeus, where a monument of Zeus made by Phidias, one of the seven wonders of the world, was once located. A visit to the Archaeological Museum, which has an impressive collection of artifacts of antiquity, including the work of master Praxiteles - the monument of Hermes. Lunch at the local restaurant in Olympia, free time and return to the hotel. Price - approx. 80 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 85 EUR (for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Delphi from the region of Loutraki — a trip to the city which used to be considered as a centre of the earth and the universe and have played an important role in a classic, Greek world. Visiting archeological ruins, the temple of Appollo and the Treasury of Athenians erected to commemorate the victory over Persians at Marathon. A visit to the Kastalia springs. A stop on the way back in Levadia. Price: approx. 85 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 90 EUR (for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Athens — a visit to the capital and also the largest city in Greece, the history of which is 3400 years old. The programme includes a visit to the Acropolis Museum, where exhibits from Athenian excavations have been collected. Next, a walk by the Dionysus Theater, the Herod Atticus Odeon to Acropolis - the heart of Athens, where the most famous Athenian buildings are located - the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Nike Apteros Temple and Propylon. A view from Aeropag onto Agora - the market that was the focal point of the life of ancient Athens. Lunch break. Next, a walk to the Plaka district - picturesquely situated at the foot of the Acropolis, famous for its winding streets, full of atmospheric taverns and shops. A walk along the Roman Agora and the Hadrian's Library to the Monastiraki Square. Free time. Day trip. Price - from approx. 70 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 130 EUR (for AKS Porto Heli and Barceló Hydra Beach Resort hotel guests), approx. 75 EUR (for Alkyon Resort hotel guests; Spa), children up to 12 years of age - 50% discount (including lunch; not including tickets: Acropolis - approx. 20 EUR, Acropolis Museum - approx. 5 EUR). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas, AKS Porto Heli, Barceló Hydra Beach Resort and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Cruise to the Hydra and Spetses islands — a cruise to the phenomenal Hydra with the houses of 18th century captains, picturesque port with magnificent architecture and... a car traffic ban. It's the favorite place for artists and intellectuals looking for a break from the noise of Athens. A branch of the Athenian Academy of Fine Arts operates here. Then a cruise to one of the smallest and very green Saronic Islands - Spetses. The island is famous for its beautiful sand and shingle beaches. The life of the inhabitants is concentrated around the old wooden quay, and this is where the nightlife of the island takes place. It is worth seeing the house of one of the heroines of the Greek revolution - Bouboulina, as well as the Church of St. Trinity (Agia Triada) from the 17th century. On the island an idyllic atmosphere prevails, and all around you can feel the rising scent of pine trees that cover the entire island. Day trip. Price - from approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: AKS Porto Heli and Barceló Hydra Beach Resort.

Cruise to the Hydra island — a cruise to the phenomenal Hydra with the houses of 18th century captains, picturesque port with magnificent architecture and... a car traffic ban. It's the favorite place for artists and intellectuals looking for a break from the noise of Athens. A branch of the Athenian Academy of Fine Arts operates here. Half-day trip. Price - from approx. 30 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from Barceló Hydra Beach Resort hotel.

Spetses at night — an evening trip to one of the smallest and very green Saronic Islands - Spetses. The life of the inhabitants is concentrated around the old wooden quay, and this is where the nightlife of the island takes place. It is worth seeing the house of one of the heroines of the Greek revolution - Bouboulina, as well as the Church of St. Trinity (Agia Triada) from the 17th century. On the island an idyllic atmosphere prevails, and all around you can feel the rising scent of pine trees that cover the entire island. An ideal place for dinner or evening shopping in colorful shops. Price - from approx. 40 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from Barceló Hydra Beach Resort hotel.

Argolida — a trip to the most important places in the Argolida Peninsula. Visiting the Mycenae: the ruins of the Mycenaean citadel from the 14th century BC with the famous Lion's Gate, a circle of graves discovered by Heinrich Schliemann, an outline of the foundations of the royal palace. Next, the tomb - the Treasury of Atreides, a monumental example of the construction art of the Mycenaan civilization, with a magnificent fifteen-meter corridor leading to the center. A drive to Nafplio - one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, with the majestic Palamidi fortress, a port and Burtzi islet opposite the port. The atmospheric streets invite you to take a stroll or short stop for coffee and ice cream. A drive to the Epidaurus, with a classic theater with famous acoustics. Cultural events of the Greek Festival take place here in the summer. Day trip. Price - from approx. 75 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 80 EUR (for AKS Porto Heli, Barceló Hydra Beach Resort and Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests), children up to 12 years of age - 50% (including refreshment, not including: tickets: Epidauros - approx. 12 EUR, Mycenae - approx. 12 EUR). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas, AKS Porto Heli, Barceló Hydra Beach Resort and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Cruise around Aegina — Agistri - Corinth Canal - a relaxing cruise is an ideal way to visit the tiny islands of the Saronic Gulf and to cross the Corinth Canal. A visit to Aegina, famous for its pistachio groves and the magnificent Temple of Aphaea. Free time in the enchanting Aegina port, full of shops, tiny cafes and atmospheric corners. A sail to the small island of Agistri - time for swimming and lunch at one of the local taverns serving fish and seafood. On the way back, a sail through the Corinth Canal to the Corinthian Gulf. View of Loutraki and Corinth from the sea side. Return via the canal to the waterfront by the King Saron hotel. Day trip. Price - from approx. 60 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 75 EUR (only for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests), children up to 12 years of age - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Poros — an opportunity to get to know the charming town of Poros - the capital of the island of the same name. It is a labyrinth of streets and squares surrounded by historic, low-rise buildings and entangled with bougainvilleas. There are also magnificent neoclassical residences here, located along the waterfront. The programme includes free time for exploring the port on your own, shopping and tasting the delights served in local taverns. The opportunity to visit an archaeological museum with exhibits from the archeological site of the Temple of Poseidon. Half-day trip. Price - from approx. 45 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: AKS Porto Heli and Barceló Hydra Beach Resort.

Kalavrita — a trip to the charming village with mount Helmos in the background - Kalavrita. This place is known for its narrow gauge railway, which runs from the village of Diakopto and for a distance of 22 km it goes up the Vouraikos Gorge to a height of 700 meters. Tunnels, bridges, chasms, rocky outcrops accompanying the journey make the places stay in your memory for a long time. The programme also includes the Lake Cave - in addition to the stalactites and stalagmites, it houses cascading lakes. On the way back, a visit to the Mega Spilio Monastery, incorporated into the rock, with a wonderful icon of Our Lady. From the monastery there is a magnificent view of the entire Vouraikos gorge. Day trip. Price - from approx. 70 EUR, children up to 12 years old - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Blue Lagoon — an afternoon trip to the monastery of Osios Patapios, from which you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Loutraki, the Corinthian Peninsula and Corinth. A drive to Heraion on the Corinthian Gulf - sightseeing at the ancient port with a sunken building and archaeological site with the remains of the Temple of Hera. You can enjoy stunning views of the coast and mountains on both sides of the bay here. Relax by the beautiful blue lagoon - Vouliagmeni lake, with a tasting of Greek snacks and aperitifs. Half-day trip. Price - from approx. 35 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 40 EUR (for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests), children up to 12 years of age - 50% discount. The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Olympus in the region of Loutraki — a trip to one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient times, dedicated to the father of Olympic athletes - Zeus and the birthplace of the Olympic Games. On the way, a stop to taste wine and local products such as olive oil and cheese. Then visiting archaeological sites in Olympia, including, among others, the temple of Zeus, where a monument of Zeus made by Phidias, one of the seven wonders of the world, was once located. A visit to the Archaeological Museum, which has an impressive collection of artifacts of antiquity, including the work of master Praxiteles - the monument of Hermes. Lunch at the local restaurant in Olympia, free time and return to the hotel. Price - approx. 80 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 85 EUR (for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

Delphi from the region of Loutraki — a trip to the city which used to be considered as a centre of the earth and the universe and have played an important role in a classic, Greek world. Visiting archeological ruins, the temple of Appollo and the Treasury of Athenians erected to commemorate the victory over Persians at Marathon. A visit to the Kastalia springs. A stop on the way back in Levadia. Price: approx. 85 EUR (for King Saron and Mantas hotel guests), approx. 90 EUR (for Alkyon Resort & Spa hotel guests). The trip available only from hotels: King Saron, Mantas and Alkyon Resort & Spa.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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