Athens and Mythical Peloponnese Self Drive Explorer

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8 Days
Athens, Nafplion, Kalamata, Olympia, Athens

Explore Athens and the Mythical Peloponnese. Athens, a city with an ancient legacy, stands as one of the world's oldest cities and the historical capital of Europe. Embark on a journey beyond Athens, where a diverse array of landscapes awaits-from picturesque mountain villages to intriguing archaeological sites and idyllic sandy beaches, creating a distinctive tapestry that defines this enchanting region.

SELF DRIVE JOURNEY – Departs Daily. 8-Day /7-Night self-drive program visiting Athens, Nafplion, Kalamata and Olympia. Includes accommodation at a hotel of your choice, private arrival & departure transfers, rental car for 6-days, and suggested sightseeing tours of your choice.


  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice


  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Rental vehicle gas, parking, tolls, and all other items not listed as included
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant




Athens - Arrival

Welcome to Athens! Upon your arrival at Athens Airport, you will be privately transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, allowing you to unwind and settle in. Overnight in Athens.



Athens - Nafplion

In the morning, enhance your visit with a private tour to the Acropolis of Athens. Marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Parthenon, explore the temples of Erechtion, and appreciate the grandeur of the Propylaea, all nested on the iconic Acropolis rock. In the afternoon, embark on the next leg of your journey. Pick up your rental vehicle and set forth towards Nafplion, crossing the Corinth Canal along the way. This charming town, once the original capital of Greece, awaits your arrival, approximately a 2-hour drive from Athens. Overnight in Nafplion.



Explore Nafplion

Today, you have the flexibility of exploring the region at your leisure. Consider immersing yourself in the rich history by visiting the ancient theater of Epidaurus and exploring the archaeological site of Mycenae. Alternatively, indulge in the local flavors and savor exquisite wines or delve into the fascinating world of olive oil production by visiting an authentic olive mill. Overnight in Nafplion.



Nafplion - Kalamata

In the morning, embark on a picturesque 2 1/2-hour drive to Sparta, where you can explore the captivating archaeological site of Mystras. Following this enriching visit, continue your journey to Kalamata, with an approximate 1-hour drive, and settle into your chosen hotel. In the afternoon, seize the opportunity to discover Ancient Messini or learn about the local history at the nearby museum. Overnight in Kalamata.



Kalamata - Olympia

Departing from Nafplion, you will enjoy a scenic journey to Olympia, driving for approximately 2 hours. Your drive takes you through a captivating array of charming seaside towns in Messinia, including Pylos, Koroni, and Methoni. Arriving in Olympia in the late afternoon, immerse yourself in the historic ambiance of this ancient site. Overnight in Olympia.



Explore Olympia

Enjoy a full day discovering the rich history of Olympia as you explore the ancient site and peruse the treasures within the local museum. Renowned as the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece and the birthplace of the iconic Olympic Games, Olympia offers a unique glimpse into ancient athletics. For an enhanced experience, consider a private local guide, providing you with personalized insights into the fascinating history and significance of this iconic site. Overnight in Olympia.



Olympia - Athens

Today, take a leisurely 3 1/2 hour drive back to Athens, traversing the picturesque mountainous region of Arcadia. Revel in the breathtaking landscapes and charming traditional villages along the way. Consider a delightful stop for an optional lunch, where you can savor the flavors of the regional cuisine before reaching Athens. Upon arrival, return your rental vehicle. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy, allowing time for relaxation or further exploration of the vibrant city. Overnight in Athens.



Athens - Return

In the morning, you will be privately transferred to Athens Airport to check-in for your onward flight.

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