6 ½ -7 hrs
Figalia Village - Neda Waterfalls
About The Tour
Feel the magic of the only “feminine gender “Greek river. According to the Greek Mythology, Neda was a Nymph, a goddess of waters. Walk along the riverbanks, under the shade of huge plane-trees, oaks, and thick bushy vegetation, inside the river of Neda.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour.
Our driver with a fully air-conditioned vehicle will drive you to the splendid site of Neda Waterfalls. Your tour starts with a shorts stop in the traditional village of Figalia in the southeast of highland Ilia, where you will meet your guide and together you will start your journey by the magnificent landscape of the Neda River.
The gorge of the river Neda is a natural wonder of the Messenia countryside with an ever-changing landscape, with turquoise waters and enchanting rocks. An ideal environment for a wonderful outdoor experience.
Neda is one of the few rivers that offer such virgin landscape away from any human intervention. It is also the only Greek river with a female name after the nymph Neda, the deity of the waters. Mythology says that when Rhea gave birth to Zeus, to protect him from her husband Saturn, she gave him to the nymph Neda. She breastfed the baby together with the nymphs Theisoa and Agno, bathed it and washed it on the headboard in Lycao, which later became the legendary river that took its name.
You start a short hiking of 15 to 20 min. which is a unique experience for the visitor and is characterized with continuous landscape rotation: lush vegetation, imposing rocks, clear light green waters. Upon arrival to the great waterfall you can take a swim or walk around into the breathtaking landscape.
Afterwards you walk towards the arched bridge where you can relax and enjoy a sanck in peace with the nature.
Finally, you will return on board of your vehicle to start the return journey.
*Lunch in the village of Ancient Figalia can be organized at an additional cost.
- Figalia village
- Neda river
- Neda waterfalls
- Arched bridge
- Snacks and water
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperature can reach over 86˚F (30˚C during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Last Minute Reservations: We do accept reservations up to 48hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservation. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) are available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.