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.Less
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.
Comfortable shoes for walking tour and Clothing.
Bottle of water.
Extra T-shirt for change.
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.
Basic physical condition.
No walking or hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
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"
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.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.
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..
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