NATURAL WONDERS, ANCIENT SITES AND WARTIME TALES IN RAFINA

Location: Rafina, Attica, Greece
Majestic Mother Nature
Journeys for Culture Lovers
About this experience
Highlights
  • Discover a secret German Fortress from WW2 in the port town of Rafina
  • Witness the view from the Acropolis of Rafina, a little-known local landmark
  • Let your destination angel for the day, an experienced scientist, introduce you to the natural and historical gems of Rafina
  • Explore “Marikes” beach, an exceedingly rare ecosystem of the Attica Region with great ecological value
  • Encounter dramatic sand dunes and Mediterranean coastal flora
  • Become "paleontologists" and unearth the paleoenvironment of Rafina - 5 million years ago - at Filippa beach
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch with a sea view
Description
Rafina, on the east coast of Attica, is a popular port town that offers island hoppers headed for the northern Cyclades a more mellow alternative to Piraeus. It is also an area of remarkable nature, soaring hills and sandy beaches, with great ecological value and history.
 
On a pine-clad outcrop, we will visit a below-radar German fortress from WW2. Amid Mediterranean coastal flora, we will admire a panoramic view from an acropolis built in 3,000 B.C. And on a sandy beach, we will experience the creation and evolution of a sensitive ecosystem.
 
Walk with us on 3 different routes and discover natural and historical hidden sites of Attica.
Υour destination angels, experienced scientists, will guide you on this fascinating adventure and share their knowledge of the local environment, culture and storied past. In the hill of Panagitsa, Germans during the second world war-built trenches, canopies, machine gun bases, and underground concrete bunkers. Let’s awaken modern history at this open-air “museum” as we walk among the well-preserved constructions. Many citizens of Rafina don’t even know about the existence of this site!
 
Now to the ancient past. “Askitario” is a Bronze Age acropolis (3,000 B.C.) on the trianglular hill of Crocodile. If you are good at math, you will figure out that it is twice the age of the Athens Acropolis. On one side is a rugged and rocky cliff; on the other lies the long sandy beach of Marikes. This is where we will head to encounter protected Mediterranean flora (such as seagrass Posidonia oceanica) and the geological formation named “beach rock”.
 
We’ll soak up the splendid views, while we learn about this vital ecosystem and observe the human presence from antiquity to today. We will also stroll the shores of Filippa beach to scout for marine fossils, as we become "paleontologists" for a spell, uncovering the ancient environment of Rafina, 5 million years ago! Finally, let’s cool off in glassy blue waters and taste Greek delicacies at a taverna by the seaside.
Experience Details
Cancellation guidelines:
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Service period
Year round 
Upon request
Duration (approximate): 7.5 hours
Transportation time is included
Recommended age group:
Any age group over 18
Children:
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not suitable for children under 8 years
Required number of participants:
Min 1 / Max 15
Price
€323 per person for a private group of 2 
€255 per person for a private group of 3
€204 per person for a private group of 4-5 
€187 per person for a private group of 6
€170 per person for a private group of 7-8
€153 per person for a private group of 9-10
€136 per person for a private group of 11-12 
€119 per person for a private group of 13-15  
Children 8-12: €99 per child 
Languages:
English - Greek
What is included
Your English speaking destination angel-an experienced scientist
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation by air conditioned vehicle
Drinks (wine, beer and bottled water)
Lunch
What is not included
Gratuities
Personal expenses
Beverage/drinks other the ones mentioned
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General Terms and Conditions

Before proceeding with the final booking, customer has to agree on applicable terms and conditions 

Payment terms

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Deadline for reservations
The latest deadline for submitting your booking request is 7 days before the desired date
Restrictions that might influence the operation
As per terms and conditions (extraordinary cancelations)
This experience is subject to weather conditions, (rain- strong winds)
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Know before you go
  • Walking duration:3 hrs
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • It is important to know in advance if the guests have any food allergies/dietary requirements
  • Good physical condition & sturdy and comfortable shoes are required
  • Guests must be without heart, lungs or breathing health problems
Starting time
09:00 am
 
What to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sun protection cream, hat and loose fitted clothing
     
NOT suitable
  • Wheelchair users / People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 8 years
Meeting point
Your hotel 
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