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Tailor made excursions by minibus or private taxi.

What excursions are available

Some years ago local travel agencies in or around Stoupa still offered a big range of coach excursions to many places of interest.
Unfortunately many of those organised coach excursions are not available anymore. We are not able to provide more information what is planned for the coming season, so we recommend to contact your local representative for more detailed information on available tours.

We provide individual excursions by taxi or minibus.
Please note that we can organize all tours as you wish! Tell us where you want to go and we will quote a price.
For to give you an idea regarding the prices we have some specific examples:

Caves of Diros
Diros CavesPick up directly from your accommodation in Stoupa and surroundings at an individual (morning) time.
Drive to the caves (about 60 minutes). Visit the caves and/or the museum (about 1.5 to 2 hours)
On the way back stop for a drink and/or snack. (about 45 minutes)
Find some more information and nice images about these famous caves for example at www.peloponnese.eu
Price: 90.-- EUR per individual taxi for max. 4 people. Entrance fees, drinks and meals not included.

Ancient Messene
MessenePick up directly from your accommodation in Stoupa and surroundings at an individual (morning) time.
Drive to the archaeological site of ancient Messene (about 90 minutes). Visit of the site (about 2.5 to 3 hours)
On the way back stop for a drink and/or snack. (about 45 minutes)
Find some more information and images of thid very interesting archaeological site for example at www.ancientmessene.gr
Price: 120.-- EUR per individual taxi for max. 4 people. Entrance fees, drinks and meals not included.

Byzantine Mystras
MystrasPick up directly from your accommodation in Stoupa and surroundings at an individual (morning) time.
Drive to Mystras (about 90 minutes) with a short stop for coffee in Kalamata.
Visit of the archaeological site of Mystras (about 2.5 to 3.5 hours)
On the way back stop for a coffee and/or snack in the village of Mystras. (about 45 minutes)
Find some more information and nice images about this site for example at whc.unesco.org
Price: 160.-- EUR per individual taxi for max. 4 people. Entrance fees, drinks and meals not included.

Corinth canal
Corinth CanalPick up directly from your accommodation in Stoupa and surroundings at about 8:30 am.
Drive to the Corinth canal (about 2 hours 45 minutes). Visit the canal with coffee and/or snack directly by the canal. (about 1.5 hours)
Drive back eventually with one short stop in Kalamata.
Find some images and background information about the canal for example at wikipedia.org
Price: 200.-- EUR per individual taxi for max. 4 people. Entrance fees, drinks and meals not included.

Big South Peloponnese Day Trip
MonemvasiaPick up directly from your accommodation in Stoupa and surroundings at about 8:00am.
On this big day trip you will visit the Diros Caves, the small town of Gythio, Monemvasia, and Mystras.
Drive to the Diros Caves (about 60 minutes). Visit of the caves (about 1 hour)
Drive to Gythion (about 30 minutes) and stop for coffee (about 45 minutes)
Drive to Monemvasia (about 75 minutes. Lunch in a local restaurant and visit of Monemvassia (about 2.5 hours).
Drive to Mystras (about 1.5 hours) and visit the archeologigal site of Mystras (about 1.5 hours).
Drive back to Stoupa area without longer stops.
Following the links you will find more information about Gythio and Monemvasia.
Price: 300.-- EUR per individual taxi for max. 4 people. Entrance fees, drinks and meals not included.


This page was last updated on Friday 11th of March 2016

For to give you an idea about other possibilities and as inspiration for you, I left below the old coach excursion schedules online.

Contact us and let us know what YOU would like to do on YOUR excursions!
We are working together with very reliable drivers and there are many different possibilities. We can organise your individual day trip or excursion with a fix price!



The old schedules as a basis for planning:

Mountain Village Experience (Meal Included)
Pick up from Kardamyli, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos
Visit Pyrgos to see the village view (approx 20 minutes)
Visit Kastania to walk around the village and see the church of Agios Petros (approx 20 minutes)
Visit Saidona and have evening meal in a local taverna (approx 2 hours and 20 minutes).
Return to Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa, Kardamyli.

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Gorgeous Gythio
Depart Kardamyli/Stoupa head down the Mani to Gythio
On arrival at Gythio optional guided walk around the town, or free time to shop and explore at guests leisure
Lunch in Gythio (not included in price) (Time in Gythio approx 2 hours and 30 minutes total)
Approx departure time from Gythio 2pm return journey stopping off in the village of Platsa
Small guided walk around Platsa village – ending up in a village taverna (with stunning views of the coastline below for a coffee/meze (not included in price)
Return to all resorts - approx 3.30pm to 4pm

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Mani Tour
Pick up from Kardamili, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos.
Visit Thalames (small village) for viewing Mani museum, olive factory, local produce. Also time for coffee (approx 45 minutes).
Stop at viewpoint after Itilo for photographs (approx 10 minutes).
Arrive Vathia (traditional Mani village) to see the houses (approx 45 minutes).
Stop in Gerolimenas for lunch, swimming possible (approx 1 hour and 30 minutes)
Stop in Areopoli for sightseeing and coffee (approx 45 minutes).
Back to Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamili.

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Echoes of The Past
All guests meet at Voulas Taverna (Yesterday & Today)
Short talk on olive picking/bread making and soap production.
Short walk up to Stoupa School to meet coach.
Travel to Pirgos – guided walk with historical information through the village and visit the local church with panoramic views of Stoupa/Ag Nikolaos (approx 1hour).
Leave Pirgos and head to Kastania – short guided walk through this beautiful village then onto a local taverna for an evening meal and local barrel wine (approx 2 hours and 30 minutes).
Return to Stoupa.

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Mystras
Pick up from Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa, Kardamili.
Stop in Kalamata and pick up the people from the other resorts.
Stop in Mountains for coffee (approx 30 minutes).
Visit the Archeological site of Mystras (approx 2 hours and 45 minutes).
Stop in Sparti for lunch or sightseeing (approx 1 hour and 15 minutes)
Stop in Gythio for coffee (approx 30 minutes).
Back to Kalamata, Kardamili, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos.

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Corinth Canal
Depart Stoupa/Kardamili
Coffee and comfort stop in Kalamata + meet guests from other resorts.
Arrive Corinth Canal – cruise up the canal, around Loutraki Bay and then back down the canal (approx 1hour and 30 minutes).
Break for Lunch beside the lower bridge of the Canal.
Leave Corinth for return journey.
Coffee and comfort stop outside Kalamata and to meet transport to return guests to other resorts.
Return to Kardamili/Stoupa.
(Cost of Canal Cruise is included in ticket price.)

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Monemvassia
Pick up from Kardamili, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos.
Stop in Areopolis for coffee (approx 30 minutes).
Visit the castle of Monemvassia for sightseeing and lunch (approx 3 hours).
Stop in Gythio for coffee (approx 30 minutes).
Back to Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamili.

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Ancient Ithomi
Pickup from Stoupa/Kardamili
Coffee stop in Kalamata (approx 30 minutes).
Leave guests in Kalamata who have booked Kalamata Shopping Trip.
Stop in Messini to meet guests from other resorts.
Travel to Ancient Ithomi to visit site and Museum (approx 2 hours).
Stop for lunch in the village of MavroMati (approx 1 hour).
Leave MavroMati and travel to Ouzo/Wine Factory at Asprohoma – visit to Ouzo factory (approx 45 minutes).
Meet transport for guests to return to other resorts.
On to Kalamata – short stop for coffee and to collect guests who have been on Kalamata Shopping Trip.
Return journey to Kardamili/Stoupa.

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Kalamata Shopping
Pickup from Stoupa/Kardamili
Kalamata for shopping (approx 5 hours and 30 minutes).
Return journey to Kardamili/Stoupa.

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Olympia
Pick up from Stoupa/Kardamili
Stop in Kalamata for coffee (approx 30 minutes) and to meet guests from other resorts.
Journey to Olympia – tour of site and museum (approx 3hours 15 minutes).
Depart Olympia and travel to the modern village of Olympia – free time for lunch and shopping as per guests’ preference (approx 1 hour).
Return journey to Kalamata – with coffee stop on route outside Kalamata (approx 20 minutes) and to meet transport to return guests to other resorts.
Return to Kardamili/Stoupa.

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Athens (Hotel B&B and professional guide for Acropolis is included)
Day 1: Pick up from Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamyli
Travel by a/c coach to Athens, stopping on the way to travel through the Corinth Canal by Boat, then lunch on the banks of the canal, before arriving in Athens at the hotel at approximately 16:00 hours. Clients will then have the rest of the afternoon and evening to spend as they wish in the city
Day 2:
After any early breakfast clients will be taken to spend the morning at the Acropolis, which includes a guided tour of the Parthenon, then on to the changing of the guard. A stop for lunch is taken in the seaside resort of Loutraki, in the gulf of Corinth, before returning to resort, arriving early evening
Back to Kalamata, Kardamyli, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos
 
 
Mystras
Leave Stoupa/Kardamili
Stop in Kalamata for coffee and comfort break (approx 30 minutes).
Meet guests from other resorts and head off to Mystras
Tour of Site (approx 2 hours and 30 minutes).
Depart Mystras site and on to Mystras village – lunch break (approx 1hour).
Photo stop in Sparta – Statue of Leonidis.
Return journey stopping off in the mountain village of Artemisia – short stop (approx 30 minutes) – chance to buy local herbs/spices/homeopathic remedies and handmade gifts or try the local yoghurt/honey and walnuts at a local taverna.
Return journey to Kalamata to meet transport for guests to return to other resorts and short coffee/comfort stop (approx 20 minutes).
Return to Kardamili/Stoupa.

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Mellow Messinia
Depart Stoupa/Kardamyli
30 minute stop in Kalamata for breakfast/coffee (not included in price)
Meet guests from other resorts and travel altogether to Zevogolatio
30 minutes stop at Train Station for pastelli tasting & Raki (not included in price)
Depart Zevogolatio and travel to the village of Melpia
Approx 1 hour stop in Melpia to visit local springs, church and museum & free time.
On to trout restaurant on outskirts of village where guests have 1 hour and 30 minutes free time for lunch and exploring the trout farm (lunch not included in price)
Depart Melpia – travel to Diavolitsi to board the train to Kalamata (approx 45 minutes on train - ticket included in the price)
Arrive Kalamata approx 4.45pm
Board coaches for return journey to resorts.

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Olympia
Pick up from Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamili.
Stop in Kalamata for coffee and to pick up the people from the other resorts (approx 20 minutes).
Visit the archaeological site of Olympia and the Museum (approx 2 hours and 45 minutes).
Exploring the village of Olympia for shopping and lunch (approx 1 hour and 15 minutes).
Back to Kalamata, Kardamili, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos.

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Ancient Ithomi
Pick up from Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamili.
Stop in Kalamata for coffee (approx 20 minutes).
Stop in a small archaeological site (approx 15 minutes).
Ancient Ithomi to visit the site, museum and the village and have lunch (approx 3 hours).
Small stop in Kalamata.
Back to Kardamili, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos.

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Kalamata Shopping
Pick up from Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamili.
Kalamata for shopping (approx 5 hours and 30 minutes).
Meet the coach to come back to Kardamili, Stoupa and Agios Nikolaos.

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Monemvasia
Depart Kardamili/Stoupa
Stop for coffee in Areopolis (approx 30 minutes).
Arrive Monemvasia – time to explore, shop, lunch etc.
Optional guided walk to the peak with a visit to the Church of Agia Sofia – stunning views of the village below and the surrounding seas and mountains. (Total stop approx 3 hours and 30 minutes).
Return journey with coffee/comfort stop in the beautiful Port of Gythion (approx 30 minutes).
Return to Stoupa/Kardamili.

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Diros Caves
Leave Kardamili/Stoupa
Arrive in Diros to visit the caves and museum (approx 1 hour and 45 minutes).
Stop in Karavostasi for swimming and lunch (approx 2 hours and 15 minutes).
Return journey to Stoupa/Kardamili

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Mountain Life
Late morning pickup from Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamili
Walk around Kariavouni (approx 45 minutes)
Walk around Milia and visit to Byzantine church (approx 45 minutes)
Walk around Platsa and visit to a local taverna with beautiful views
Special offer from taverna ‘meze with wine for 2 people’ extra charge of €5 per person payable at taverna
Back to Agios Nikolaos, Stoupa and Kardamili

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Temple in the tent
Depart Stoupa/Kardamyli
Stop in Kalamata for breakfast/coffee (not included in price)
Meet guests from other resorts and travel altogether to Andritsena via Megalopolis (quickest route)
2 hours free time for guests to wander around the shops and explore (possibility of optional guided walk if guests prefer) - this stop includes time for guests to have lunch (not included in the price)
Depart Andritsena and travel to Vassae taking in the spectacular scenery on route
Arrive at Vassae to explore the Temple of Apollo - and his adopted tent! (approx 45 minutes)
The Temple is known as the Parthenon of the Peloponnese
Depart Vassae and return non-stop to Kalamata, where there will be a comfort and cake/coffee stop before guests depart for respective resorts

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24024 Stoupa, Peloponnese - Greece
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