Hiking & Trekking Experience in Peloponnese

Mountainous Corinthia offers many enjoyable hiking trails to nature lovers and hikers.  Gorges, lakes, mountains  and fields full of vineyards tease us to be part of this beauty.

Lake Tsivlou: Day  trip  with  River  Trekking  &  Lake  Swimming

 Price

• 80,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  2  persons)

• 60,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  4  persons)

• 40,00  euro  per  person  (more  than  5  persons)

What  is  included

• Experienced  guide

• Lunch  in  a  local  restaurant

What  is  not  included

• Transport

Detailed  timetable
09:00:  Departure  from  Le  Convivial.  Scenic  seaside  drive  followed  by  picturesque  mountain  drive  to   the  mythological  River  Stix.    20  minute  river  trekking  and  first  bath  under  a  waterfall!

12:30:  Departure  towards  Lake  Tsivlou.

13:00:  Arrival  at  Lake  Tsivlou,  second  bath  in  the  turquoise  waters  of  the  lake.

15:00:  Lunch  at  the  lakeside  restaurant  “Paradise”.

17:30:  Departure  from  Lake  Tsivlou.

18:30:  Close  the  day  with  a  swim in the blue waters of the Gulf of Corinth.

21:00: Return to Le CONVIVIAL

Ask  us  for  more  details!

Nick Aivatzidis : (+30) 6977 817692

Gorge of Fonissa

Fonissa is a stream that forms a deep gorge from Vrysoules village to Loutro, in the municipality of Xylokatsro-Evrostini. In antiquity the stream was the natural borders of ancient Pellene, called Krios (ram). The name “fonissa” (female murderer) highlights how dangerous it is to be in its way when it is full of water.

The only way to access the gorge is to follow the road from Kato Loutro village towards the monastery of Korfiotissa. Just before the monastery, turn left to the track descending to the stream. In every crossroad, turn in the direction of the antenna on the opposite hill. The track ends at the stream. Once at the dam, take the track that leads to Kato Loutro village.

It consists of a small yet impressive gorge that offers a trekking route of 10km. It is formed at the point where river that starts from Korfiotissa, is interrupted by a large limestone hill for 1.5 km before it reaches the Cornthian gulf. At some points it gets really narrow, acquiring the characteristics of a cave. It has an average width of 2-3 meters and has limestone hillsides.

Fonissa gorge was first made safe in 1984 by Spiros Apostolopoulos and Aris Theodoropoulos. Many other teams have continued the work ever since rendering the gorge safe and accessible. During the spring, water flows in the gorge, while the first narrow point is formed after the entrance. For almost one km (800m) the light gets scarce and the open points are few. The gorge offers 5 technical descendings, the biggest being 18m, and just before the exit the light appears again. Although equipment is required throughout the route, we can walk along it.

Fonissa offers 5 technical descendings, 250m difference in altitude, and 1.5km of length. A four member group requires three hours to cross it.

Price

• 80,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  2  persons)

• 60,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  4  persons)

• 40,00  euro  per  person  (more  than  5  persons)

What  is  included

  • Experienced  and certified guide
  • Equipment
  • Lunch  in  the local  taverna

What  is  not  included

• Transport

Detailed  timetable
10:00:  Departure  from  Le  Convivial.  Scenic  seaside  drive to  Kato Loutro and the monastery of Panagia and from there departure  towards  Fonissa gorge

12:00:  Arrival  at  Fonissa gorge and descendings  with technical equipment, where necessary

15:00:  Lunch  at  the  local  taverna.

17:30:  Close  the  day  with  a  swim in the blue waters of the Gulf of Corinth.

19:00: Return to Le CONVIVIAL

Gorge of St. Loukas

A very impressive gorge, which starts from the village of Kallithea. It has running water throughout the year, thereby creating small natural pools. Divided into two sections, the first 1.5 km in length, with 5 small descents; and the second (more interesting), in which over 800 meters length there are 21 descents. Its beauty is well-appreciated by daring excursioners, many of them coming from Athens due to its close distance.

Price

• 80,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  2  persons)

• 60,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  4  persons)

• 40,00  euro  per  person  (more  than  5  persons)

What  is  included

  • Experienced  guide
  • Equipment
  • Lunch  in  the local  taverna

What  is  not  included

• Transport

Detailed  timetable
10:00:  Departure  from  Le  Convivial.  Picturesque  mountain  drive  to   Kallithea.

11:30:  Departure towards  Gorge of St. Loukas

13:00:  Arrival  at  the famous Gorge of St. Loukas,  and bath  in  its beyond this world turquoise  waters.

15:00:  Lunch  at  the  local taverna

17:30: Scrolling around the picturesque village of Trikala (optional free horse riding)

19:30:  Return to Le CONVIVIAL

Vouraikos Gorge and the Rack Railway

There is a large number of trails throughout the protected area of Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park. The most well know is part of the E4 European long distance path that cuts through the protected area.

In the Peloponnese, the trail passes Diakopto, runs through the Vouraikos Gorge, following the Rack Railway tracks Diakopto-Kalavryta, passes by the historic city of Kalavryta, the beautiful Cave of the Lakes, the cool springs Aroanios River and Ladon River.

Diakopto, is a small and beautiful coastal city, where you can come by car or bus from Athens (160 km-99.4 mi) or from Patras (54 km-33.5 mi) through the National Road of Athens-Patras.

During the hiking journey of the Vouraikos Gorge part of E4 Trail one can admire the waterfalls, streams and caves with stalactites and stalagmites. The most beautiful and geological interesting parts of the gorge are the positions «Niamata», «Portes», «Triklia», «Sifoni» and «Dikastiria».

Price

• 100,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  2  persons)

• 60,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  4  persons)

• 50,00  euro  per  person  (more  than  5  persons)

What  is  included

  • Experienced guide
  • Tickets with the trail train
  • Lunch  in  a  local  restaurant

What  is  not  included

• Transport

Detailed  timetable
09:00:  Departure  from  Le  Convivial.  Scenic  seaside  drive to Diakopto and train to the first stop Zahlorou.

11:00:  We follow the paths to Kalavryta by the river and from there to the Cave of the Lakes (schedule may varies according to group preferences).

14:00:  Arrival and visit   at the Cave of the Lakes .

15:00:  Lunch  at  the local restaurant.

18:30:  Close  the  day  with  a  swim in the blue waters of the Gulf of Corinth.

21:00: Return to Le CONVIVIAL

Mount Zireia: Varnevo – Flabouritsa – Hermes Cave

Mountainous Corinthia offers many enjoyable hiking trails to nature lovers and hikers.

One of the most beautiful trails is the path Varnevo – Flabouritsa. The trail starts at the 6th km. Of the road Trikala – Zireia and descends to the ravine Flabouritsa.

The path to the flora, the amazing habitat Valley Flabouritsa will amaze you until you reach the meadows of sources of Sythas.

In the region of Ziria, on the west side of Flabouritsa at an altitude of 1.700m is the Cave of Hermes.

In the depths of the cave, according to mythology, Hermes was born. Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia. Maia was one of the seven Pleiades, daughter of Atlas and Pleione.

This is a downward cave, millions years old, the descent of which requires special equipment. It is approximately 1.200sqm and has several successive chambers with a rich decoration of bulky complexes of stalactites-stalagmites, which indicate its age. Important is the presence of bats on the inside of the cave, including some endangered species.

There grew the mythical grass Moli, with its magical properties, which Hermes gave to Odysseus to keep him protected against the magic spells of Circe.

We start from St. Vlasis Monasteri at Ano Trikala. We shall visit the ancient cave of Hermes, where the Apples of Hesperides were kept, and we cross the Flabouritsa Gorge full of pines and waters!

Price

• 70,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  2  persons)

• 50,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  4  persons)

• 30,00  euro  per  person  (more  than  5  persons)

What  is  included

• Experienced  guide

• Lunch  in  a traditional restaurant in the picturesque village of Trikala

What  is  not  included

• Transport

Detailed  timetable
09:00:  Departure  from  Le  Convivial. Picturesque  mountain  drive  to  Trikala.

10:30:  Departure for the Flambouritsa

12:00: Pic-nic in the nature

13:00:  Arrival  at  the famous Cave of Hermes

15:00:  Lunch  at  the  local taverna

16:00:  Return to Le CONVIVIAL

Feneos and Lake Doxa

After passing the picturesque villages of Moshia , Messino and Ancient Feneo (Kalyvia) we see the beautiful lake Doxa . The small but beautiful lake is located at an altitude of 890 meters, in the middle of an area full of verdant firs, pines and oaks. It was created in 1998 after the construction of a dam that holded the water of the mountainous river Doxa. In the heart of the lake on a small peninsula stands the chapel of St. Fanourios or Palaiomonastiro.

Lake Doxa is the starting point of our hiking trip.

From this point a marked dirty road begins, which leads to a short path. We walk on a rural road where after 2 km we reach a dam. From the dam an uphill path starts which passes through an amazing forest of firs and pines, while the view to the lake is breathtaking. The trail ends up to the narrow passage between Ntourntouvana and the ridge of Helmos, known as Kinigos. We are now at an altitude of 1,550 m.

We now have enough choices. We can follow the road Lake Doxa – Planitero and  go back to the lake or alternatively to the lakeside village Panorama. By following a route to the north of Kinigos we can ascend to the top of the nearest peak of Helmos, the Nisi peak (2,040 m) and to follow the same route for the return.

Price

• 80,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  2  persons)

• 60,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  4  persons)

• 40,00  euro  per  person  (more  than  5  persons)

What  is  included

• Experienced  guide

• Lunch  in  a  local  restaurant

What  is  not  included

• Transport

Detailed  timetable
09:00:  Departure  from  Le  Convivial.  Scenic  seaside  drive  followed  by  picturesque  mountain  drive  to   lake Doxa.

12:30:  Visit at teh monastery of St. George

15:00:  Lunch  at  the  local taverna

17:30: Visit at the beautiful villages of the area

18:30:  Return to Le CONVIVIAL

Corinthia Wine Roads

Corinthia wine roads pass through the vineyards of the unique PDO Nemea wine-producing zone. They are your best bet if you wish to discover the wine tradition of the area, visit lowland and highland vineyards and enjoy the beautiful scenery and sights of Corinthia.

The options for wine tourism along the wine roads of Corinthia are countless. Your winery tour can be combined with a visit at the renowned archaeological site of Nemea, which is surrounded by vineyards. You will love the picture-perfect villages and the natural treasures, such as Lake Stymfalia, Feneos plain and the area around Asopos river- it’s the perfect chance to unwind in the magic of nature. The local delicacies and the options for relaxing accommodation are an additional plus to your wine tourism plans along the wine roads of Corinthia.

Price

• 80,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  2  persons)

• 60,00  euro  per  person  (up  to  4  persons)

• 40,00  euro  per  person  (more  than  5  persons)

What  is  included

• Experienced  guide and sommelier

• Wine presentation by experienced sommelier

• Wine tasting and Lunch  in  the wineries of the area

What  is  not  included

• Transport

Detailed  timetable
11:00:  Departure  from  Le  Convivial.  Scenic  seaside  drive  followed  by  picturesque  mountain  and through the vineyards drive  to   the  mythological Nemea.

12:00:  Visit at the wineries and the archaeological sites of Nemea

14:30:  Visit and Lunch at the winery of  the day with extend reference and horizontal wine tasting of  its wines.

17:00:  Evening  by the Corinth Canal

18:30:  Close  the  day  with  a  swim in the blue waters of the Gulf of Corinth.

19:30: Arrival at Le CONVIVIAL