Period : Summer 2020
Date:(1 group 1 to 9 August 2020) – (2 group 9 to 16 August)
Continent : Europe
Country : Greece
Area : Peloponnese
Activities : Canyoning – River Trekking – SUP –Trekking – Hiking – Culture
Experience : No experience needed
Level of Difficulty : *
Meeting Point : Will be arranged after contact
Purchase Ticket : https://forms.gle/1eDZAMegvP1wUAHa9
Price: Start 210 €
Base Outdoor Activities offers you a unique Multi Adventure and Cultural Road Trip in the Peloponnese.
Join us in a unique excursion to the Brave Land…
In the land that Leonidas was raised and trained…
In the land that the best ancient athletes were contesting…
In the land that the idea and the spirit of athletism were born…
Travel with us in a unique road trip in the versatile Peloponnese, where you will experience unforgettable moments:
- Canyoning in the most beautiful canyons
- Wander in the archaeological sites of great importance of the Peloponnese
- Spend the night under the stars
- Taste the traditional food
- Ascend to the highest peak of the Peloponnese
- Walk in the southern coast line of Europe
- Watch the beautiful sunrises
A full program that will amaze you!
A few words about the places we will travel to…
General information about the Peloponnese
Also known as Morias, is the biggest peninsula of Greece.
It is located in the southern of the country’s continental part and is connected to Central Greece through a narrow strip of land, the Isthmus of Corinth, where in 1893 the homonymous canal was constructed, turning the Peloponnese literally into an island.
The forest of Foloi
Foloi is 20 km away from Ancient Olympia. It spreads over an area of 42,000 acres, and is one of the rare oak forests in Europe and the only one in the Balkans. It is completely flat, thanks to the fact that it is located on the homonymous plateau, which the locals call “The balcony of Ilia”.
Olympia was the most glorious sanctuary of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus. It was the venue for the Olympic Games that took place in the context of the Olympics, the most important festival of Greeks during most of the antiquity.
A natural pool is filled by the waterfall that falls by the rocks that surround it. That’s how paradise must look like.
It is the only female river in Greece.
Pylos is a small picturesque seaside town, located in the southwestern part of the prefecture of Messinia. Pylos is amphitheatrically built at the south opening of Navarino’s bay, where the historic naval battle took place.
The scenery of Mani is unique both in terms of its physical configuration and its architectural physiognomy. In Mani are 98 of the 118 villages of the Peloponnese that have been officially designated as traditional, along with many caves, cobbled streets and canyons for hikers.
A journey to the magic of nature!
One of the finest caves in the world is located on the west coast of the Laconian Peninsula, at the Diros Bay. Under the simple landscape of Mani, nature with unparalleled art and patience smothered a miracle beyond imagination.
The cape that the ancient Greeks believed was the gateway to Hades. They called it “Shifted Edges” and god Apollo gave it to Poseidon in exchange for Delphi. There, the ancient ancestors placed the gates of Hades, from which Hercules brought down Cerverus to the Underworld.
Tenaro is essentially the southernmost part of continental Europe.
Taygetos, the mountain which scientists believe it will become the highest mountain of the world!!!
According to studies, it is α very young mountain which, according to the changes in the tectonic plates, will rise too high, resulting in some time becoming the highest point of the earth.
Taygetos is one of the largest mountains in Greece, with an altitude of about 115 km, a maximum width of 30 km and an area of 2,500 square kilometers. Its impressive mountainous volume has the highest height of all the mountains of the Peloponnese (2,404m) and is therefore characterized as the “Moria’s dome”.
The “Golden Mycenae”, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, which Homer first praised in his epic poem, is the most important and richest palace of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Their name has been given to one of the brightest cultures of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean, and the myths associated with their history penetrated the centuries in the Homeric epic poems and the great tragedies of the Classical period, while inspired and continuing to inspire the world spiritual creation and art.
Nafplio, the first capital of the Modern Greek state, over the Kapodistrias government during the period 1828 – 1833. Nowadays it is characterized as a traditional settlement.
Nafplio is known for Bourtzi, a fort built on an island in the harbor, as well as Palamidi, the Venetian fortress that dominates the city, where the prison of Kolokotronis was located.
Brief presentation of the program
Departure from Athens
Canyoning in Agios Loukas canyon
Overnight camping in Foloi oak forest
Morning departure for Neda
Overnight camping in Voidokoilia
SUP in Voidokoilia
Departure for Mani
Overnight camping in Mani
Early morning awakening.
Departure for Tenaro
Overnight camping in Mani
Departure for Taygetos
Overnight camping in the highest peak
Departure for Elafonisos
Departure for Leonidio
Climbing in Leonidio
Road Trip in east Peloponnese
Arrival in Athens
The program includes :
- Points where we can do free camping
- Local transportation in to the activity points – All the road transportation during the program
- The transportation from and to Athens, if this program is chosen
- 2 barbeque during the schedule
- Canyoning equipment
- Hiking equipment
- Climbing equipment
- Trekking equipment
- River Trekking equipment
- SUP – SEA KAYAK equipment
- Group pharmacy kit
- Travel liability insurance
- The videos of the activities
- Commemorative certificates of participation
You should bring with you :
- Hiking and trekking shoes
- Mountaineering socks
- Fabric pair of trousers
- Lightweight fleece
- Winter type jacket
- Backpack (at least up to 40l)
- Water flask
- Toilet paper
- Garbage bags
- Tent – Sleeping bag
- In all packages, 30% of the participation amount is prepaid upon signing up for the program.
- If the minimum number of participants is not filled before departure, the trip will be canceled and the money paid by the participants will be refunded without any other obligation on the part of the organizers. The participants will be informed based on the contact details they have entered in the registration form.
- You should bring with you whatever you think is necessary for your trip.
The availability is limited because 1. We want to offer to the participants the opportunity to have a wonderful time, with the full attention of our guides, and feel how special they are for us, the BOA team, 2. We want to keep you safe during the world pandemic of Korona Virus, that’s why we follow the experts’ directions
BOA Base Outdoor Activities has the right to cancel one or more days if the weather conditions do not ensure the safety of the participants.
There may be changes in the program if weather conditions are not appropriate, but in any case there will be a change in the kind of the activity that will take place.
You can sign up:
You can register by calling 0030.211.11.10.795 or 0030.6983035504 or by clicking the link below: https://forms.gle/1eDZAMegvP1wUAHa9