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Corinth, Cave of Lakes, and Odontotos Railway Private Tour

From US$166,73
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  • Private, full-day tour of Corinth from Athens of Napflio
  • Explore highlights of the Peloponnese with a private guide and transport
  • See archaeological remains and crystalline formation in the legendary Cave of Lakes
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Corinth, Cave of Lakes, and Odontotos Railway Private Tour
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Corinth, Cave of Lakes, and Odontotos Railway Private Tour
From US$166,73
Overview
Discover the ancient legends and Mediterranean beauty of Corinth on a private, full-day tour from Athens or Nafplio. Cross the Corinth Canal to enter the Peloponnese, and drive through an area rich with vineyards and olive groves to reach the mythical underground Cave of Lakes. Ride the historic Odontotos Rack Railway, visit your choice of either Ancient Corinth or the Mega Spilaio Monastery, and enjoy a traditional Greek ‘meze’ lunch in a mountain village, all with the care of a dedicated guide and in the comfort of a private vehicle.
What to Expect
Have a a real Greek experience with a private driver/guide by private vehicle. Drive west of Athens city (or north of Nafplio town/port); you will enter the central part of the Mythical Peloponnese region from the Corinth canal and explore your way to the destinations in an elliptical manner, starting from sea level, up to the beautiful mountains and back to the coastline. See coastal views, wine yards, olive groves, mountain villages, underground lakes (at the Cave of Lakes), the Odontotos Rack Railway; as well as gorge and river views. You'll also travel to the Mega Spilaio Monastery and then back to sea level. You will either opt for the Ancient Corinth site or Mega Spilaio Monastery.

Heading out of Athens, first make a quick stop at the Corinth canal. Next is the archeological site of Ancient Corinth. Then, on to the Cave of Lakes. The Cave of Lakes combines, in an admirable way, ageless natural beauty with the remains of habitation and myth. The myth says that Lysippe, Ifinoe and Ifianassa, the daughters of the king of Tiryns Proetos, found refuge in the cave when they were obsessed by madness.The Cave of the Lakes is a rare creation of nature, with mysterious galleries and stalactite formations.

In the site there are archaeological findings like fossilized human and animal bones, including a hippopotamus.  After a short drive arrive at the town of Kalavrita, where you can let your driver/guide treat you to an authentic lunch and drinks; a highlight of this tour for "foodies" both meat lovers and vegetarians!

Next, head to the Mega Spilaio Monastery, if you've already visited Ancient Corinth as part of another tour. Finally, head to Odontotos Rack Railway. 120 years ago Odontotos Rack Railway started from the seaside town of Diakopto, parallel to the river and climbed to Kalavrita through bridges and tunnels.The little train incorporated so well to the natural environment that it seems that it had always been there. The way it was constructed did not put a strain on the ecosystem of the gorge. Using stone and wood from the area, the technicians' work is so perfect that someone may think that the nature worked on its own. Odontotos is not just a train. Vouraikos Gorge and Odontotos Rack Railway from Diakopto to Kalavrita is a unique attraction in Greece.

You will then board the little train in Zachlorou village, and enjoy a great 40 minute experience going down the mountain, following an amazing route to the coastline. Your driver will be waiting for you at the other end to head back to Athens.
Diakopes (holidays) in Greek means “to stop,” to leave the anxiety lifestyle behind, breathe the scent of Greek life and meet the locals.
Reviews (20)
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Tour

My wife and I came to Greece for our honeymoon and decided to sign up for the Cave of Lakes tour. Pictures we saw online looked spectacular, but didn't compare to the experience we had with Nikos. Nikos expertise at every location we stopped at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rriker33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Hidden Treasure

My husband and I booked the private tour to see Corinth, Cave of Lakes, and Odontotos Railway. The experience was beyond our expectations. Nikos, our tour guide/driver made us feel like we were spending the day with a friend. He was extremely knowledgeable and very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank freespirited17
Reviewed 16 October 2018
What a great day!

We booked a private tour with Eudaimonia to see Corinth, Cave of Lakes and Railway. Nikos really showed us a good time, stopping for coffee on the way in a small little town, had lunch at a local restruant (not filled with tourists) and even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Bernie22363376
Νικος Γ, Manager at Eudaimonia Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank U!!!

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Wonderfully Greek Experience

A big thank you to the tour operators and particularly Nikos. The Trip was more than what was expected. Nikos really knows what he is doing and is extremely knowledgeable. He took us on a journey that can only be explained a Greek cultural and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveller_alone_10
Νικος Γ, Manager at Eudaimonia Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank u for this. Things go so well when ... you are into it too. Then you can only have an amazing time with our different way of exploring.

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Wonderful Private Day Tour

If you’re looking for something different, getting away from the main tourist attractions and experiencing some authentic Greek elements, then this is the trip to take. Our driver and host for the day, Nikos of Eudaimonia Private Tours, arrived promptly at the agreed time, car...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vaughan M
NPG-Greek, Διευθυντής at Eudaimonia Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thanks Vaughan. Amazing review! Amazing trip with you all!

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