Gythion & Mani with a visit to the Diros Caves

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Duration: 
Half day
Licenced guide: 
Upon Request
Theme: 
Beach Fun, Kid Friendly Tours, Sightseeing

100% GUARANTEED PUNCTUAL RETURN TO PORT

Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

This exciting tour begins from the port of Gythion. After a one-hour drive through the wild landscape of olive groves and beyond the bare and rocky landscape of the unconquered Mani, you will reach the majestic Diros Caves. Diros offers visitors spectacular beauty hidden in the depths of the earth. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes! Our visit to the caves lasts 40 minutes; half an hour by boat and a 10-minute walk for the exit.

Leaving the sea cave of exquisite beauty, which is considered to be the best of the three most beautiful sea caves in the world, you will visit a few picturesque villages in the area. Oitylo is one of the oldest villages (mentioned by Homer) in picturesque Mani. There you will be able to admire the traditional stone houses and the magnificent view of the Gulf of Oitylo. After the visit you will go to another seaside village where you can taste the local cuisine in its traditional tavernas or even swim in the crystal clear sea. Finally you will stop in Areopolis, where you can buy souvenirs and local products before you return to the port of Gythion.

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The highlights 
  • Spend some time at Gythion Port; the most important port in Laconia. Nowadays a touristic port, however, in ancient times it was the stronghold of King Menelaos and his beautiful wife Helen of Troy.
  • Drive through Mani, the place which was never conquered by the Ottoman Turks, renowned for its imposing medieval family fortresses.
  • Discover the lesser-known part of the Peloponnese as you village-hop from one hidden treasure to the next.
  • Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Laconian Gulf.
  • Tingle your taste buds with a taste of the local cuisine as your senses explode from the fragrance of wild herbs.
  • Do your last souvenir shopping on your final stop in Aeropolis.
Important Details 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Information leaflets
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission


ticket for Diros Caves: 12€ per person

reduced ticket: senior European citizens over 65 years old- Non European citizens up to 25 years old 
free of charge: European citizens up to 25 years old - Children non European citizens under 5 years old

Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.

 

No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.

 

All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.

 

 

Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.