Walkers' World Guided Walking Holidays in
Greece       Walking with the gods   

Walking and Sightseeing on the Peloponese Peninsula - Mainland Greece

2019 dates:   17 - 24 May          27 Sept - 04 Oct
2020 dates:   08 - 15 May          25 Sept - 02 Oct

Join us to walk in the spectacular Peloponese region of mainland Greece as we explore 5,000 years of history. In this land of Greek gods and heroes we visit ancient sites like the awesome Mycenaean palaces of Agamemnon and the theatre of Epidaurus that was built in the 4th century BC. We walk through countryside where the sheep bells are often the loudest sounds and where wild oregano scents the hills.  At a vineyard that may have been in operation since the time of Hercules we sample wine. But this region offers more than history. There are inviting beaches, lovely mountain ranges, hospitable people and tavernas serving wonderful Greek cuisine. Choose between gentle "Philosopher" walks or more challenging Olympian hikes.

At the end of the walking holiday we offer an optional one day tour to the amazing archaeological site at Delphi or you might like to cruise the Greek Islands for three days.
Explore the ancient archaeological 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 exciting Athens                         
 - Follow in the footsteps of Plato walking the Philosophers' Trail
 - Listen to fascinating stories of Greek gods and heroes
-  Enjoy legendary Greek hospitality at a variety of restaurants

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 Athens. Our activity combines walking and sightseeing.

About the walks:
Each day we divide into two groups: Philosophers or 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 suffering". 

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.

What makes Walkers World Greece 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. 
  • Having two levels of guided walking allows you to choose your pace.
  • A one day cruise to explore nearby islands is included.
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Cost and what is included Walking Itinerary
Optional add-on 3 night cruise Optional Delphi Tour
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