World Guided Rambling Holidays in
Walking with the
Walking and Sightseeing on the Peloponese Mainland Grrece
2017 dates: Sept 15 - 22
Join us walking in the spectacular Peloponese region of
mainland Greece as we explore 5,000 years of history. In this land of
Greek gods, heroes and legendary
kings we visit ancient sites
like the awesome Mycenaean palaces of Agamemnon and the ancient outdoor theatre of
We walk through countryside
where the sheep bells are usually the loudest sounds and where wild oregano scents the hills.
Sample wine from a vineyard that may have been in operation since the
time of Hercules. But
this region offers more than history. It has inviting beaches, lovely mountain ranges,
hospitable people and lively tavernas serving wonderful Greek
cuisine. Choose between gentle walks the Philosophers' group or a more
challenging hike with the Olympians.
At the end of the walking holiday we offer an optional
three day island cruise to Santorini, Crete, Patmos and Kusadasi. Or there is an optional one day tour to the amazing
archaeological site at Dephi. In ancient times kings, warriors and
statesmen made a pilgrimage to Delphi to ask the oracle of Apollo for
advice. It is still a magical place in a spectacular setting. Or you can
have an optional half day tour of the Acropolis and the wonderful new
- Explore the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus
- Cruise for a day to walk on the islands of Hydra and Spetses
- Stay six nights in the sea-side town of Tolo and one night in
- Follow in the footsteps of Plato walking the Philosophers' Trail
- Listen to fascinating stories of Greek gods and heroes
About Walkers World
Rambles in Greece:
We spend six nights in
a seaside hotel in the town of Tolo on the Peloponese Peninsula and our last night in a hotel
near the Acropolis in exciting Athens.
Our walks are combined with
sightseeing at historical sites. Walks are on a combination of hiking
trails and quiet country roads.
Each day we divide into two
Philosophers and Olympians
Philosopher walks are done at a
relaxed pace with lots of stopping to contemplate and enjoy the scenery. This group walks a shorter distance than the
"Olympian" group. Distance is less than 10 km per
day with 300 metres of ascent or less. Our favourite Greek philosopher on
these walks is Epicurus who believed in the "absence of
Olympian walks are more energetic. Maximum distance could be up to 16 km with up to 500
metres of ascent. In spite of the name, these are not Spartan competitive
athletic events and the emphasis is on having fun.
makes Walkers World walking holidays special:
- Professional guides are bilingual and know their history. .
- A variety of
restaurants offer a chance to sample local cuisine
- Our private bus
allows for a flexible schedule to suit our group. No waiting
for public transport.
- Having two levels of guided
walking allows you to choose your pace.
- A one day cruise to explore nearby
islands is included.