Alternative activities

1. Visit an Ouzo distillery

Would you like to see how the famous ouzo is made? Then a trip to Karonis Distilleries is a must.

Who Are Karonis?

A family run business, Karonis is a distillery that has been continually operational for the last 145 years, and is now run by Fotis and Yiannis Karonis (4th and 5th generations of the original establishers of the business). The products made at Karonis are Ouzo, Tsipouro, and Masticha all distilled in modern copper stills.

Information:

Karonis Distillery, Palamidi Castle Area, Nafplion 21100, Greece

e-mail: info@karonis.gr

Tel.: (0030) 2752 0 24968

 

2. Visit Odontotos Railway

A little bit of history

About 120 years ago Odontotos rack railway started from the seaside town of Diakopto parallel to the river and climbed to Kalavrita through bridges and tunnels. Since then the Vouraikos river and Odontotos go together. The little train incorporated so well to the natural environment that it seems that it had always been there. The way it was constructed did not put a strain on the ecosystem of the gorge. Using stone and wood from the area the technicians' work is so perfect that someone may think that the nature worked on its own. Odontotos is not just a train. Vouraikos gorge and Odontotos rack railway Diakopto – Kalavrita is a unique attraction in Greece. An area full of towns, villages, hospitable inhabitants, unique environment and the scent of Greek life. In order to write the history of this place we need volumes of books but a trip on the train will give you a real taste. Odontotos is waiting for you..

ITINERARIES  from 30-07-2017

From Diakopto
09:05 – Daily
11:30 – Daily
12:49 – Weekends
14:05 – Daily
15:30 – Weekends
From Kalavrita
10:17 -Daily
12:43 – Daily
14:03 – Weekends
15:28 – Daily
17:23 – Weekends


Information:
Station Diakofto +302691 043206
Station Kalavrita +302692 022245
Customer Service OSE +301110
The local stations OSE

Tickets
9.50euro
19.00euro return

NOTE PLEASE:
Tickets must be booked in advance.

3. Wine tours in Nemea

Follow the footsteps of Hercules

Mix Greek wine, mythology, and history on a tour to Nemea from Nafplio. Travel to picturesque Nemea, the Peloponnese’s major wine-growing region, with a local guide. Learn how the mythical Hercules killed a lion here as one of his 12 tasks, and explore ancient Nemea; the site of the Nemean Games between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC. See the ruins of the Stadium of Nemea and continue to two wineries. Discover the winemaking process and taste some top-notch Nemean wines such as Agiorgitiko reds and whites.

Available tours from:

LandLife
Unique Greek Tours

4. Day Cruise to Hydra & Spetses

One day cruise with Pegasus Cruises.

Departure from Tolo for the picturesque island of Hydra with its unique singularity: the absence of cars on the island and the beautiful island of Spetses with its many trees, bays, and beaches. Escape from the everyday routine and enjoy the islands, the sun and the sea with Pegasus Cruises. You have the opportunity to spend 3 hours in Hydra and 2 hours in Spetses. You will have plenty of time to have a swim, wander around the stone streets of the islands and enjoy tasty greek food at the various tavernas. While onboard you can enjoy the amenities that our ships provide and relax in both our open and closed lounges.

Prices
Adults: 34 € (13+ years)
Children: 17 € (5-12 years old)
1-4 years free of charge
The prices are per person

Departure time
8:45 (Start of boarding at 8:00)

Duration
10-11 hours

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