Athens and Mythical Peloponnese Self Drive Discovery
Discover Athens and Mythical Peloponnese. The city of Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, the historical capital of Europe and a city of culture, history and philosophy. After crossing the Corinth Canal, you will be immersed in a variety of landscapes, mountainous villages, archaeological sites and sandy beaches unique to this region of Greece.DISCOVERY 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 &sdeparture transfers, rental car for 6-days, and suggested sightseeing tours of your choice.
- Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
- 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
Athens - Arrival
Welcome to Athens! Upon arrival at Athens Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Consider an Athens orientation walking tour in the afternoon.
Athens - Nafplion
In the morning, consider taking a private or small group tour to Acropolis of Athens. You will become familiar with the excellent architecture of the Parthenon as well as the temples of Erecthion and the Propylaea all located on the Acropolis rock. In the afternoon, pick up your rental vehicle, depart for Nafplion crossing the Corinth Canal before you reach this town which was the original capital of Greece. You will drive approximately 2-hours.Explore Nafplion's narrow cobblestone alleys, admire its unique architecture and its neoclassical mansions. Overnight in Nafplion.
Explore Argolis Region
Today you have the option to visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus and visit the archaeological site of Mycanae. Another option is to taste the local wines or learn about the production olive oil by visiting an olive mill. Overnight in Nafplion.
Nafplion - Kalamata
In the morning, drive approximately 2-hours and 40-minutes to Sparta and visit the archaeological site of Mystras. Continue to Kalamata driving approximately 1-hour and settle in your hotel. In the afternoon you will have the chance to explore the magnificent site of Ancient Messini or visit the local museum. Overnight in Kalamata.
Kalamata - Olympia
Depart for Olympia and drive approximately 1-hour and 40-minutes through an arrey of great seaside town of Messinia including Pylos, Koroni and Methoni. You will reach Olympia in late afternoon. Overnight in Olympia.
A full day available to explore the ancient site of Olympia and the local museum. Olympia is the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece and the birthplace of the most significant athletic event of all times-the Olympic Games. A local private guide can be organized at an additional cost.
Olympia - Athens
Today you take a leisurely 3-hours and 30-minutes drive back to Athens and journey through the mountaineous region of Arcadia. You will go through beautiful landscapes and traditional villages. Stop for an optional lunch and be introduced to the regional cuisine before reaching Athens. Upon arrival, return your rental vehicle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Athens - Return
In the morning, you will be transferred to Athens Airport to check-in your onward flight.
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