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Spring Flowers of the Peloponnese

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Feel the warmth of the sun and a gentle spring breeze against your face as you walk on the wild side of the Mani Peninsula. 

Guided Walking Holidays - Spring Flowers of the Peloponnese

Feel the warmth of the sun and a gentle spring breeze against your face as you walk on the wild side of the Mani peninsula, on Greece’s mainland with Ramblers Walking Holidays. With the sea as your constant companion, roam through carpets of vibrant wild flowers and discover ancient sites keeping silent watch over the surrounding landscape. April is a perfect time to see one of the best spring flower displays in the world. Throughout the Peloponnese, the dry mountains contrast beautifully with the riot of springtime colour. At this time of year the flowers lend a dramatic backdrop to the many ancient sites in the region.

From our base in the fishing port of Gythion, located on the southernmost tip of the peninsula, we’ll explore historical Mistra, close to ancient Sparta, with its wealth of plants and flowers notably anemones and orchids, follow trails taking us to traditional villages with panoramic view points of the Mani stone houses, as well as the Anavryta Gorge, one of the best flower walks in the area.

We’ll walk through the sparsely populated countryside dotted with small hamlets, offering spectacular coastal views, and may end with an afternoon stroll on a secluded beach. Enjoy a taverna lunch or a spectacular view over a picnic. We’ll take dinner at Greek tavernas each evening, giving the opportunity to meet with locals, enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and sample some of their great wines.


Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the fine Byzantine architecture at Mistra.
  • Explore the unique Mani townhouses.
  • Take time to appreciate the region’s abundant flora and fauna.
  • Savour local cuisine at traditional restaurants.
  • Walk the Anavryta Gorge – one of the area’s best flower walks.
  • Relax in the friendly, family run hotel located on the waterfront.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights Heathrow to Athens (British Airways)
      Airport transfers.
      En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken at the hotels.
      Dinners taken at local tavernas.
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer by road (c3hrs 30mins).
  • Flights: Heathrow-Athens, British Airways.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Pantheon

We stay in twin bedded and single rooms with shower and wc at the comfortable and friendly Hotel Pantheon in Gythion. Situated on directly on the sea front, views from much of the hotel are magnificent, with the port and blue Aegean in the foreground and mountains rising from the sea in the distance. All sea facing rooms offer en suite facilities, a/c, television, hairdryer and telephone. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The hotel bar, located on the ground floor, has magnificent views of the port. Breakfasts will be taken at the hotel and dinners are taken at local restaurants giving the opportunity to sample the great Greek cuisine.


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