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The Peloponnese is divided from the Greek mainland by that magnificent engineering feat, the Corinth Canal, and consists of three spindly fingers, the middle of which is known as the Mani peninsula. The Peloponnese covers an area of land roughly the size of Wales.

Our walking takes place in the Exo Mani (Outer Mani) and is centred around the bohemian coastal village of Kardamili, some 22 miles south of Kalamata. This is a region little affected by tourism and still heavily reliant on agriculture for its main source of income, especially the renowned Kalamata olives.

The Mani is a green and lush area due to its heavy rains in January and February. The area has small mountain villages each with their own character, all with Greek Orthodox churches and chapels generally open for you to explore. They are especially noted for their exquisite frescos on the walls and ceilings. There are picturesque small fishing villages all along the coast with whitewashed houses clusteredGreece Walking Sea around harbours full of fishing boats. The scenery is stunning in an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in ancient history with fascinating relics of a bygone era.

The Walking

Most of the walking is on good well-marked footpaths, often following the kaldaremi (ancient cobbled mule tracks). You will walk in the foothills of the towering Taygetos Mountains (rising to 1000m) passing through small mountain villages or along coastal paths.

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Self-Guided Walks

The walks range from a gentle amble of 3½ miles right through to a more demanding day hike of 12 miles. The average route is around 8 miles, 5 hours walking but allow 6-7 hours to finely appreciate the Byzantine architecture all around. Ascents/descents vary but are mostly up to 400-600m. Walks start from Kardamili, or you use the excellent local bus service to get to the start or finish of some of the trailheads. We provide you with local walking maps bus times and our detailed self-guided walk booklet of walks catering for all abilities.

 

Walk Grading

Guided - Moderate

Self-Guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging

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Vardia Apartment-Hotel

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This hotel was opened by the current owners and managers in 1995. They are from Kardamili originally but spent a number of years in Australia so English is not a problem. The hotel has commanding views over Kardamili and the sea beyond.

A  Greek breakfast is served in the dining room or on the terrace. For dinner you are free to choose from all the many restaurants and tavernas in Kardamili, a 15 minute walk across fields.



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Esperides Apartment Hotel - 3 Star

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The walking season is generally best during April to June and September to November. During April the spring flowers are prolific with the area particularly renowned for its many varieties of orchids. Quite often there are still vestiges of snow on the tops of the mountains until early May. July and August are too hot for walking and then the second spring starts again in September.



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Charter flights direct to Kalamata are available from London & Manchester as well as non stop scheduled flights from Gatwick, also connections via Athens. Return transfers (1½ hours) are provided to your accommodation. Alternatively flights are available to Athens from a number of UK airports. From here either collect a prearranged car hire for a 3½ hour drive or take a bus to Kalamata (4hrs) followed by transfer to your hotel.

There are flights as follows:

Kalamata - nonstop (Summer only) from Gatwick Birmingham East Midland Manchester and Newcastle.

Athens - nonstop from Heathrow Gatwick Luton Stansted Manchester and Glasgow. There are connecting flights from London City Jersey Guernsey, Newquay, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Norwich, Isle of Man, Leeds, Humberside, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.

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Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation in a standard room with bed & breakfast

  • Transfers between Kalamata airport and hotels

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

Optional:

  • Car hire from Athens is available for a supplement

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* between London Gatwick and Kalamata airport. Flights are also available from many local airports (exact price for your dates available on request).

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Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on a shared twin/double standard room.

Aparthotel Vardia (B&B only)

Dates

7 nights Bed & Breakfast

With Flights

 7 nights Bed & Breakfast

Own International Flights

 

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

01 Apr - 30 Jun

635

425

27

24

01 Jul - 31 Aug

659

425

29

24

01 Sep – 01 Nov

629

425

27

24

Room supplements per person per night:

  • 1 bedroom apartment £16

  • 2 bedroom apartment £25

Esperides Apartment Hotel (B&B only)

Dates

7 nights Bed & Breakfast

With Flights

7 nights Bed & Breakfast

Own International Flights

 

Extra night Per person

Single supplement per night

01 Apr - 26 Jun

659

449

34

27

27 Jun - 31 Aug

699

469

34

35

01 Sep – 01 Nov

659

449

34

27

Room supplements per person per night:

  • 1 bedroom apartment £8
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