- Really private and totally authentic.
- A great personalized experience.
- Meteora & Delphi. Two legendary sites from Ancient Greece.
- The springs of the ACHERON river with the amazing light clear blue water known worldwide for its mythological contents.
- An experience of “real Greece”; culture, food, people, landscape, hospitality.
“Travel in Greece is about emotions & authenticity”.
The monasteries you may visit are subject to change depending on your day of visit (different opening days). The monasteries to be visited can include the Grand Meteora Monastery and Moni Agiou Stefanou or Moni Varlaam. In the evening, explore the bustling but not touristy Trikala town on your own, relaxing over dinner, after you’ve been briefed properly!
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, and then start a ride towards the west coast of central Greece through the green landscape. A quick stretching stop at the beautiful mountain town of Metsovo which is one of the most well-known big traditional villages at an elevation of 1.160 m, before arriving at the main destination of the day; the “gates of hell” or Acheron or Styx river springs.
This is where Achilles’ mum dipped him under the water to give him (not immortality but) invulnerability. Unfortunately, she covered his heel where she was holding him to dip him. Acheron river combines, in a fascinating way, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the myth. The myth says that in order to cross the River Styx and reach Hades (underworld), a dead person must pay a fee to the ferryman, Charon, to take the dead across … the gates of hell.
Get ready to explore in and/or out of the river, but only as much as your physical condition allows. Overnight at Nafpaktos town with the beautiful fortified harbor and plane trees that shade the main square.
Continue the journey south towards Athens to be dropped off directly at the hotel/airbnb/cruiseship.