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Kalavryta is a popular winter destination, an iconic small town, surrounded by historical landmarks, Byzantine monasteries and imposing mountains.
In our Kalavryta, Rack Railway & Cave of Lakes Private Tour you will visit:
Diakofto seaside village where you will get on the train to Kalavryta
Mega Spilaion Monastery Kalavryta
and the stunning Cave of the Lakes
Your Hotel, Athens Airport, Piraeus Port
10 Minutes Before Event Time
Driving for about an hour we reach our first stop at Corinth Canal.
A project that spanned many centuries, it was conceived by a ruler of Ancient Corinth, begun by Roman emperor Nero, and completed in 1893. The canal separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnese. It has a length of about six km (four miles) and a depth of eight meters (26 ft).
Today, only small yachts and boats can cross due to its shallow waters
About an hour later we reach Diakofto, a pretty seaside village where you will get aboard the popular “Odontotos” small train, a gauge rack railway.
Odontotos runs through the gorge of Vouraikos and the village of Zachlorou. The train covers the 22 kilometre trip in about an hour, with a short stop at Grand Caves (Mega Spilaion Monastery) and ends up in Kalavryta where your driver will be waiting for you. (Entrance Ticket: 9.5 euro pp)
After the exciting train trip is over, you will explore Kalavryta, a place famous for its striking natural beauty, its abundance in waters, its ski resort and its historical importance for Greeks. On 13th December 1943, the German 117th Jäger Division executed nearly all-male population and resulted in the total destruction of Kalavryta.
There is a Memorial in Kalavryta and Holocaust Museum which you can visit if you wish (Entrance Ticket: 3 euro pp).
You can enjoy a Greek lunch at a traditional local tavern.
Leaving Kalavryta, our next stop is the Cave of the Lakes, with its mysterious galleries and multicolour chambers, the imposing stalactite and stalagmite formations.
The cave’s explored length is 1,980 meters. Human fossils, as well as fossils of a variety of animals (among which a hippopotamus), were found on the cave’s lower floor.
During wintertime, when the snow melts, the cave is transformed into a subterranean river with natural waterfalls. In the summer, part of the cave dries up revealing stone basins and dams up to 4m in height.
What makes this cave quite unique is that has three different levels with lakes on every level, 13 in total (Entrance Ticket: 9 euro pp).
Return to Athens and drop off at your desired place.
All our vehicles are brand new – luxury sedans, minivans, sprinters, and coaches, privately owned by us.
For groups up to 3, we use Mercedes or Audi sedan
For groups up to 7, we use Mercedes Minivans
For groups up to 19, we use Mercedes Minibuses
For groups up to 50, we use luxury new coaches
Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price).
Face masks provided for travellers
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands