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Lygourgio | Olive oil tasting and walking in ancient path among the Olive trees

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Duration

4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

8 people

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Overview

The Olive tree, as a symbol of peace, fertility, purity and prosperity for thousands of years, continues even today to connect people together and send messages of hope and peace to those who follow the paths of knowledge and culture. Seek the secrets of the area of Ancient Epidaurus in... More

The Olive tree, as a symbol of peace, fertility, purity and prosperity for thousands of years, continues even today to connect people together and send messages of hope and peace to those who follow the paths of knowledge and culture.

Seek the secrets of the area of Ancient Epidaurus in its authenticity and beauty, in quiet life and natural heritage, and in all those unique and distinctive features the place has to offer. This is why we bring visitors closer to nature, to the cultivation of land, collection of fruits and all those activities which inspire them, traditionally and ecologically.

We suggest this walking tour in the ancient paths from Ancient Epidaurus to Lygourio the olive oil domain, idyllic streets, stone bridges and archaeological finds among olive trees and domaines. This is a unique chance to discover a genuine and authentic place and live some intimate moments interwoven with experiential knowledge.

Prices / 2 up to 8 persons

60€/person for minimum 2 participants.
60€/Kid age 8+ for 2 participants

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

55€/person for minimum 5 participants.
45€/Kid age 8+ for 5 participants

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ancient theater of Epidaurus, ancient path, preserved imprints of chariot lanes (armatrochies), two ancient Herms, inscription of the 3rd century BC.
  • Naturalist route through vegetation and stream , plain trees.
  • "Bio garden of olive trees" of " Melas olive oil domain at village of Lygourgio close to Ancient Epidavros.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program :

Our tour starts in front of the ancient theater of Epidaurus with the direction to Ligourio. We walk 5 km through olive fields in a dirt path and then 1km downhill to the main asphalt road. After 20min we meet in our left side the preserved path. It welcomes us an inscription of the 3rd century BC, that exact copy has been hacked at the entrance of the reconstructed area and says to us :

"This pathway traveler will leads you to the sanctuary of the God of healing”

We walk through vegetation and pine trees and with the voice of stream and birds to accompany us. In a few minutes we approach the river bed which in winter, autumn and spring time we will find water.Continue on the path goes uphill and we will see within the path the two ancient Herms & the preserved imprints of chariot lanes (armatrochies). At the end of this preserved path will find a small picturesque chapel where ‘Pausanias has a story to tell us’.

We will walk totally 1.800 m at the today’s survival ancient path which connected the sanctuary of ancient Epidaurus with the port of Epidaurus and also it was the only one ancient Mycenean path which connected the argolic towns with the ancient port of Kechries of Saronic gulf. Our tour ends at the”BIO GARDEN of OLIVE TREES ”, the local olive oil company with Olive tasting and mini buffet , offering a few hours of relaxation, but knowledge too.

Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable shoes for walking tour and Clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.
Sunscreen.
Extra T-shirt for change.
Windstopper.

Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting Point : At Ancient theater of Epidaurus.
Direction to Melas Olive oil factory at Lygourio village close to ancient Epidavros

Departure time : Depending your wish and time of availability for the visit to the Olive oil Mill.

Pick up time will advice by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.

Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No walking or hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Starting point :Ancient theater of Epidaurus

Distance : 7 km (about 1,5 hour light walking)
Difficulty degree : Easy.

Visit period: All year

Ending point: "BIO GARDEN of OLIVE TREES" of "MELAS OLIVE OIL DOMAIN – GAEA OF EPIDAURUS"

Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimoum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Walking tour in the ancient path from Ancient Epidavros till Lygourgio.
  • Visit the olive oil factory.
  • The tour in the olives trees bio garden.
  • A six minutes video presentation.
  • The visit inside the modern crushing factory of the olive fruit,with two lines where will be described the stages of the production of organic olive oil and the brand-named virgin olive oil P.D.O. Lygourio Asklepieion,deriving from the famous "Manaki"variety.
  • THe visit inside the laboratory,where will be described the process of product quality control and classification for storage in stainless steel tanks.
  • Light snack tasting of variety of local products cooked or having on top of them local extra virgin olive oil biological culturing.
  • Local english speaking escort during biking tour.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Transfers to/from Melas Olive oil factory.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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