Skafidia Monastery, Chlemoutsi Castle, Kourouta Beach


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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), French (basic), Greek (fluent)

6 hour shore excursion from Katakolon

For those who want a different experience, I propose an off the beaten track tour.

This 6 hour tour includes a visit to Skafidia and the monastery there, a visit of the Frankish castle of Chlemoutsi and a stop for a swim at either St. Andreas or Kourouta beach.

The minivan is equipped with sound system with microphone and offers WiFi. We will wait for you at the designated area in Katakolon port and always arrive earlier than the time agreed in order for you not to wait and spend valuable time.

We will first drive to Skafidia where you will visit the monastery. Inside the monastery you will find a Byzantine church from the 11th century AD, with paintings and iconography on the walls.

Then we will drive to Kyllini and visit the impressive and well preserved Frankish castle of Chlemoutsi, which dates back to 1220 AD.

On the way back to Katakolon we will stop at either the famous beach of Kourouta or St. Andreas where you will enjoy a swim or have lunch or coffee, cooling off in the shade by the seaside.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours


Your vehicle will be a luxury type fully air-conditioned minivan, driven by a professional, experienced, non-smoking, English speaking driver to offer you a safe and comfortable trip. The vehicle is of the latest technology, euro 5, 2014 model, fully air-conditioned, equipped with GPS, wifi hot spot, sound system and microphone. Also all of our vehicles are certified for tourist use by the Greek National Tourism organization.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation from Katakolon to Skafidia, then to Chlemoutsi, then to Kourouta and back to Katakolon. Escorted by your fluent in English driver guide. Towels for the beach. Bottled mineral water inside the minivan.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 euro - 3 euro entrance fees to the castle of Chlemoutsi

What’s Extra

Other: - Entrance fees to the Chlemoutsi Castle
- Expenses for Lunch
- Expenses for snacks and beverages


I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

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one of the best tours I have experience.
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