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The Mani is a sea-swept peninsula in the Southern Peloponnese, stretching down from the rocky spine of the Taigetos mountain range to the southernmost tip of Balkan Europe. Terraced olive groves climb up to snow-capped peaks, and hidden coves offer secluded swims in both the Ionian and Aegean seas. In the spring the mountains are carpeted with wild flowers, contrasting with the stony grey of the tower houses which are particular to this region of Greece. Varied and often challenging walking combined with Byzantine chapels, classical remains and caves reveal a side of Greece which remains largely undiscovered. Taygetus is the highest mountain in the Peloponnese (2,407 m). The name came from Taygete, daughter of Atlas. The Byzantines referred to it as Pentadaktylos by five struts showing the mountain on the east side. The relief of Taygetos, formed by the alternation of mountains, forests, canyons and streams, giving the area of natural beauty, makes it as attracting destination for mountain sports.

Day 1 Arrival in Athens airport. Picking you up from cantral Athens and bus transfer from Athens to the Peloponnese, Laconia Xirokambi. Arrival and check-in Hotel in Xirokambi and overnight. Day 2. Breakfast. Walking tour to Anakolou gorge. Overnight in Hotel in Xirokambi. NORDIX, JOURNEYS & EXPERIENCES 60 KOLOKOTRONI STR. P.C. 10560 ATHENS TEL.+30 210 3255235 FAX +30 210 3254831 WEB WWW.NORDIX.GR & WWW.NORDIX.GR/EN EMAIL INFO@NORDIX.GR Quality & Environment Management System ISO 9001:2008 / 14001: 2004

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Day 3. Breakfast. Walking tour to Lakedaemon Valley. Overnight in Hotel in Xirokambi. Day 4. Breakfast. Walking in the area of Xirokambi. Overnight in Hotel in Day 5. Breakfast. After breakfast departure fro Athens. Arrival afternoon to Athens.

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Prices per person including: Hotel accommodation for 4 nights in shared double room Breakfast Bus transfers during 5 days (starting/ending Athens) Quided hiking tour for 3 days with English speaking guide. Price calculated for 8-10 participants.

NORDIX, JOURNEYS & EXPERIENCES 60 KOLOKOTRONI STR. P.C. 10560 ATHENS TEL.+30 210 3255235 FAX +30 210 3254831 WEB WWW.NORDIX.GR & WWW.NORDIX.GR/EN EMAIL INFO@NORDIX.GR Quality & Environment Management System ISO 9001:2008 / 14001: 2004

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