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Day Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata

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    What to Expect
    Our tour will begin from your hotel and in less than an hour, we will be at the first village of Manis’ region, Kardamili. Built entirely on the coast of Outer Mani, Kardamyli will host us for a coffee so as to have the opportunity to admire the wonderful view to the sea.

    Next village, Stoupa, will surprise you with the beauty of the organized beaches.

    The landscape will change immediately as we will be crossing the imaginary borders of Inner Mani. The rest of the villages that we will encounter are literally "climbed" in these wild and beautiful mountains. During our journey you will learn all those historical elements that make Mani a magical region. You will also hear stories about the independent and tough natured locals.

    We will not miss the opportunity to stop at two or three churches. Each and every one has great historical interest as they were built between the 11th and 12th century. Our perseverance with them has nothing to do with their deep religionists residents, but with the historical data that they can provide.

    However, in order to reach the Caves of Diros, we should cross over the gulf of Itilo, the most impressive highlight of the tour. The combination of colors, the wild beauty of the mountains and the turquoise waters of the bay create images that you will never forget!

    Located at the top of the Mani between the town of Pirgos Dirou and Areopolis the entrance of Diros' Caves is a few meters above the sea level. When you enter the cave you walk down a stairway to an underground lake where there are boats waiting. You will be given a life-vest and then each boat gets a guide who uses poles to journey through the caverns and tunnels, which are eerily lit and adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, many with interesting names. You will pass through some sections just wide enough to allow your boat, where you have to duck your head and then enter into an enormous subterranean room where you can hear the voices of people on other boats in the distance.

    Our exploration will make you hungry. As we return we can stop at Stoupa and  dine at one of the amazing traditional cuisine restaurants in front of the sea. Alternatively, we can immediately return to Kalamata to enjoy your afternoon swim.

    This experience will be unforgettable.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel.

    Port of Kalamata (For cruises)
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Transfer by luxurious vehicle
    • Driver / Local guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry/Admission - Caves of Diros
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees (12
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    During our vacation in Kalamata 6 of us went on a tour of the Caves of Diros and the villages of Mani. The guide and driver was Aristoteleia who was excellent, good fun and very knowledgeable guide. We went to the cave then a walk around Areopoli and a nice lunch at Stoupa.
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    Response from PixidaTours, Owner at Day Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata
    Responded 6 Oct 2019
    Thank you so much Mr. Arfon, Now you have a good reason to return back to us! I will be here waiting for you to come back. Have a beautiful day ahead
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    The day was historically great: -the perfect organization of trip; -deep dive into historical moments; -tasty lunch; -all day long very friendly mood; -nice companions. 11 out of 10! :D
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    Our tour guide was a great ambassadors of this beautiful region. One day was not enough ... I would definitely go back with Pixida Tours to show me all the other part of Peloponnese that they are presenting! Thanks a lot
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    Response from PixidaTours, driver/tour leader at Day Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata
    Responded 8 Nov 2018
    Thank you so much Mrs. Natacha C!! Hope to see you again soon!!
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    Visited the Diros caves and villages of Mani on this trip from pixida yours. It was a fantastic day! We were picked up in a comfortable Mercedes van, and driven through the villages of Mani on our way to the caves. Our hide Telia was highly informative throughout, telling us
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    Response from PixidaTours, driver/tour leader at Day Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata
    Responded 8 Nov 2018
    Thank you so much Mr. "Walkerben115", I enjoyed your company also!! Hope to see you again Kind regards
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    The excursion to the Diros caves and the Mani peninsula was something really unforgettable. We highly appreciated Telia´s insightful and friendly approach. We were so excited by this experience that we booked three more excursions - to Sparta and Mystras, ancient Messene and
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    Response from PixidaTours, driver/tour leader at Day Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata
    Responded 8 Nov 2018
    Thank you so much Mrs. "nefritovaliska" You honored me with your trust in our first tour and you honored me again again by participating also to next tours. But.....I still have a lot of secret gems of my country to show you. Are you considering .....coming Back? Friendly friendly regards
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    By: Pixida Tours
    kostam
    Belgrade, Serbia
    18045
    One of the Finest Beaches Anywhere
    A real gem, not organized but well worth the visit. Perfect bay for swimming and enjoying the sun. A must visit if
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    SandraChrista
    Melbourne, Australia
    368
    Walked a Smile in my shoes
    Thank you Telia. Four weeks ago we took the tour Kalamata Historic Center Private Walking Tour for our group of 15
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    arfon
    Gwersyllt, United Kingdom
    200147
    Professional Tour.
    During our vacation in Kalamata 6 of us went on a tour of the Caves of Diros and the villages of Mani. The guide
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    T4pp0r
    Cairns, Australia
    98
    Fantastic Tour - Thoroughly Recommended
    Aristoteleia tailor-made our day's trip for the group of 8 people, starting with an early pickup (& drop off) from
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    tropics1967
    Fairfield, Australia
    186
    DOES NOT CATER FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS
    Great tour the only problem was i had to do this tour because i was travelling alone and pixida tours dont cater
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    Nigel R
    Worcestershire, United Kingdom
    3831
    Excellent trip
    Although it was a long trip, the coach was comfortable and had air conditioning. The coach picked us up on time
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    Mangirdas M
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    50
    It was historically great!
    The day was historically great: -the perfect organization of trip; -deep dive into historical moments; -tasty
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    LAF
    30
    A beautiful tour to Sparta
    It was a nice sunny day in October 10th. We drove the old way over the mountains to Sparta. With Telia behind the
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    Yvonne V
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    20
    Very Very omorfi mera
    I can recommend everybody a trip with Pixida Tours because Telia is a fantastic driver, with a great knowledge and
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    Vacation21360128486
    10
    the BEST guide!
    I went to Peloppones for work where I spent 2 days with Telia as a private guide in the Mani area. I was
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