Kalavryta, Rack Railway & Cave of Lakes Private Tour from Athens

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Kalavryta, Rack Railway & Cave of Lakes Private Tour Details

Our private day-tour to Kalavryta explores one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in the Peloponnese.

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: 

Corinth Canal

Diakofto seaside village where you will get on the train to Kalavryta

Exciting Odontotos train crossing to Kalavryta 

Mega Spilaion Monastery Kalavryta

and the stunning Cave of the Lakes

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel, Athens Airport, Piraeus Port

Departure Time

10 Minutes Before Event Time

Price Includes

  • Free airport pick up and return
  • Free residence/hotel/ port pick up and return
  • Brand new luxury vehicles with WiFi, A/C and bottled mineral water for all guests
  • Private and Exclusive Luxurious Transfer
  • Professional English speaking experienced tour driver
  • Live commentary by your professional driver
  • Evenings out Transfers included

Price Excludes

  • Licensed Guide Service Fee
  • Meals and drinks
  • Admission fees into sites, museums
  • Gratuities

Accessibility

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available for free
  • Most travellers can participate, no health restrictions
Kalavryta Tour Itinerary

Departure 7.30am (flexible)

Your driver will meet you at a convenient early morning time to pick you up and start your tour to Kalavryta area.

Corinth Canal

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

Diakofto

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)

Kalavryta Village

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. 

Cave of Lakes

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. 

Our Vehicles

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

Payment, Deposits

Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price).

COVID-19 health and safety measures

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

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