Tailor-Made Travel Experiences

Secret Arcadia

10 hrs
Starting time,  duration and/or meeting point can be adapted to your wishes

Travel through the centuries to the heart of Arcadia, hike along scenic trails and enjoy the enchanting natural settings on this one-day excursion.

Arcadia is an otherworldly destination that every nature-lover should explore! Here, the incredible variations and contrasts of the landscape create pictures as if they have been taken from a fairy tale.

Mainalo Mountain, with an altitude of 1.980m, is the heart and soul of Arcadia; blessed with pristine landscapes, enchanting trails and one of the most beautiful fir forests of Greece.


  • Lose yourself in the mountain’s singular beauty
  • Hike through alpine forests and scenic trails
  • Visit the historic village of Alonistena
  • Learn about the richness of the history and mythology of this land


  • 10-hour private excursion and hike
  • Hotel Pick-up and return via private vehicle
  • Lunch or Dinner at a local Tavern
  • Private services of a specialized Insider guide
  • All taxes

Starting from 162€ /p.p. for a group of six people.
Prices vary according to group size.
For detailed pricing and tour options please visit our booking form

Depart in the morning from Athens and arrive at the mountain refuge at Ostrakina plateau at 1600m, next to the Mainalon ski resort. From there, trek up to the Alonistena village passing through magnificent pine forests overlooking the beautiful peaks of Aydin and Ostrakinas.

Alonistena is a beautiful traditional stone-built village located in the heart of the Mainalo mountains (1200m), in a small valley between Piana and Vytina, just 25km from Tripoli. This village, which is one of the highest in the Peloponnese, has a great history as it is the village that gave the greatest assistance during the liberation struggle of 1821 and the place of upbringing of Theodore Kolokotronis, the prominent military and political personality of the Greek War of Independence.

Once you have enjoyed the beauty of this mountain village and its wonderful natural surroundings you will indulge in a delicious lunch at a traditional tavern before departing for Athens.

Cost of lunch and dinner
Personal expenses
Gratuities (optional)

Duration: 10 hours

Languages: English

Suggested starting Time: 08:00 a.m., 09:00 a.m.

Notes & Clarifications
The above day-to-day itinerary should be taken only as a general guide. It is not possible to guarantee that the trip will run exactly according to the proposed itinerary. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, can lead to enforced changes. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary for the safety and well-being of the group.

What makes us different?

  • We offer only private tours. No mixed groups
  • We are absolutely flexible. Our tours can be customized to your wishes
  • Special requests are always welcome. We love to tailor holidays
  • All of our tours are designed and operated by our company
  • Our tour leaders “Insiders” are thoroughly selected and trained, each one of them expert in his field
  • We always match the best tour leader “Insider” to fit your interests
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Prefered date to enjoy Secret Arcadia

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Booking Form

Preferred language

If not available, is English OK?

How many people over 12 years old?

Up to 4 = free!!


Price estimation

213 / prs
0 / child
852.00 / group
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Please Note: converted prices are for reference only - all tours are charged in Euros (€ EUR).

Prefered date to enjoy Secret Arcadia

Further info

Contact preson info

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Meeting directions

How would you like us to meet?

Meet us at:

At your local accommodation or by the fountain on Syntagma Square. Exit “Syntagma Square” of Syntagma metro station. Your guide will be wearing a blue Athens Insiders badge.

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Total price

213 / prs
0 / child
852.00 / group
change currency

Please Note: converted prices are for reference only - all tours are charged in Euros (€ EUR).