Greece might be known for its beaches and its sun but wait until you discover its magnificent naturally formed caverns!

Human and animal history is linked to these mystical caves. Take this alternative trip and discover hidden treasures in Greece’s mainland. 
Either it is a mountainous region or an island this tour will leave you with a phenomenal memory.

Travel from north Greece to the southern passing by Serres, Kilkis, Drama, Ioannina and Gytheio, and sail across Kythira Island.

 

Highlights:

  • Saint George Cavern in Kilkis.
  • Alistrati Cavern in Serres.
  • Aggitis Cavern in Drama.
  • Cavern of Peramatos in Ioannina.
  • Diros Cavern in Peloponnese.
  • Saint Sophia Cavern in Kythira island.
  • Discover outstanding caverns formed naturally.
  • Learn about hidden treasures and history of Greece. 
  • Taste local traditional products in every place you visit such as fresh pasta and meat, honey, herbs, cheese, spoon sweets and wine.

Day 1
Welcome to Greece! Our guide will be expecting you at the airport of Thessaloniki and you will be heading towards your accommodation at the heart of the second biggest city in Greece. After a short break, you will be visiting the Cavern of Saint George, located in Kilkis area. This cavern is mostly known for functioning as a therapeutic cave for respiratory problems, due to its very good temperature and the absence of ozone and dust. Moreover, it is known for the discovery of numerous fossils of animals, which are now located at the cavern’s paleontological museum which is also worth visiting. Walk through the lush green of Kilkis and for the daring ones, you can take a dive in the cold as ice Smaragdenia Lake. Taste local delicacies such as fresh pasta, ‘kaseri’ cheese and spoon sweets at the local taverns. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 2
Good morning! After a great breakfast, you are ready for your next expedition at one of the most important caves not only in Greece but in Europe as well, the Cavern of Alistrati in Serres region. When entering the cavern, it is impossible not to admire the impressive stalagmites and stalactites that have formed by nature over the years. You will also be joining a mini trip by a train passing through the gorge of Aggitis river while cherishing the incredible view of the region’s flora and fauna. There will be time for lunch in Serres tasting its famous sweets made with goat butter, the sausages, the ‘bougatsa’ pies and ‘ouzo’. Returning to Thessaloniki you will be having your night free. 

Day 3
Today is another day for an adventure! After your breakfast, you will be heading by mini-van and your guide, to Drama city, one of the most beautiful of North Greece. Arriving at the Aggitis Cave you will see a river passing through the cave and a large hydraulic wheel used for supplementing water during the Ottoman era. The cave is also dominated by red and white stalactites of various forms. Back to the center of Drama you will be having free time for walks and lunch including local cold cuts, beans, cheese, blueberries and wine. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 4
Early in the morning, you will be heading to Ioannina region in the southwest of Greece. After a short break at your stay in the city of Ioannina, you will be arriving at the Cave of Peramatos. The cave is known for its therapeutic properties because of its special climate condition hidden from the common atmosphere. Famous for its stalactites and the paleontological findings a tour inside will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Next, you will be free for lunch at the city’s center and for shopping for local products such as pasta, herbs, wine, and spoon sweets. You can also take long walks by the famous lake at night. Overnight in Ioannina.

Day 5
After your breakfast, your trip continues southern of Greece until arriving at the Gytheio region in Peloponnese. Continuing your trip, you will finally arrive at the Diros Cavern, one of the most fascinating caves in the world! Along with its thousands of imposing stalactites, crystals and stalagmites formed for over hundred thousand of years, scientists found fossilized bones of a panther, deer, and the largest hippopotamus bones in Europe! After your exploration at the cave, you will return to Gytheio for lunch and dinner including smoked pork, fresh bread, honey and olive oil to taste. Overnight in Gytheio.

Day 6
After your breakfast, you will be sailing from the port of Gytheio to Kythira Island. Next up you will be visiting, the Cavern of Saint Sophia. Formed for millions of years with its remarkable biological value and its yellow-red colored rocks this is exceptional experience will leave you with the best memories. The rest of the day is free for you for a quick dive at the turquoise waters of the island and of course for lunch and dinner at traditional taverns. If you wish less sightseeing and more relaxation, or to extend your days on the island, we are free to follow your schedule. Overnight in Kythira.

Day 7
After having a good breakfast and arranging the local products you will be taking with you, our guide will escort you until your arrival at the airport of Athens to catch the flight for your way back home.
 

 

What to expect

  • Saint George Cavern in Kilkis.
  • Alistrati Cavern in Serres.
  • Aggitis Cavern in Drama.
  • Cavern of Peramatos in Ioannina.
  • Diros Cavern in Peloponnese.
  • Saint Sophia Cavern in Kythira island.
  • Discover outstanding caverns formed naturally.
  • Learn about hidden treasures and history of Greece. 
  • Taste local traditional products in every place you visit such as fresh pasta and meat, honey, herbs, cheese, spoon sweets and wine.

Who it's for

Our multi-day trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

Itinerary

  • 6 nights accommodation in a bed & breakfast basis
  • Maps and detailed travel information
  • All Transfers 
  • Guided Experiences
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number

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