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Get away from the hustle of Athens in this private tour and experience the most essential region of Greece; the mythical Peloponnese. Travel with a Mercedes Benz sedan or Minivan and explore Peloponnese's Unesco sites of Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Mystras, Messene, Monemvasia, but also the fantastic Arcadia mountain villages and the awesome Mani peninsula.
This is a unique unforgettable experience that will always remember and is fully customizable to your needs. During your tour, you will stay in top class accommodation and you will taste genuine Greek traditional mezedes and dishes, as well as distinctive local wine varieties.
Starting time: 8:00 am
Meeting point: Hotel Pick Up or other Accommodation
Duration: 5 Days
Transportation : Mercedes Benz sedan or MiniVan
How many people: Min. 1 – Max. 8
Private Tour & Fully Customized
Price per Person: from 799€
Meeting Point : Private Pick up from hotel or other accommodation.
We welcome you with a Greek “filema” , a traditional culinary gift.
DAY 1: After leaving Athens, our first stop will be the Corinth Canal where you can gaze the breathtaking view from the bridge and take great photos. Later on, in the Peloponnese, explore the beautifully preserved remains of Mycenae, one of the most important sites in Ancient Greece, home of the legendary Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War. Our next stop is at the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, first healing center of the Ancient World. You will also see the impressive Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the most visited ancient sites in Greece. Then, we will reach the historic Nafplion & first capital of modern Greece with its dominating Palamidi castle overlooking the Venetian quarter, now housing many local crafts shops which are a joy to explore. Enjoy lunch in one of the seafront taverns in view of the impressive Bourtzi fortress lying in the bay before checking in to your accommodation.
DAY 2: After breakfast we will continue for around two hours (stopping at small villages or other places of interest, like Leonidio or Kosmas) to reach Monemvasia. Originally separated from the mainland by an earthquake, the Gibraltar like rock of Monemvasia was an ideal inaccessible natural fortress for settlement in the 6th century by the local inhabitants seeking protection from Slavic invaders in the 6th century. We will head to north to visit the 800 year old ruins of the Medieval city & UNESCO site of Mystras, once seat of Byzantine power in the region & replete with palaces, residences, mansions, churches and monasteries, water & drainage works, commercial workshops, extensive streets & fortifications. Take your time exploring this extensive site before continuing towards the Mani Peninsula. Famous for its tower houses built to protect the local population from the piracy & dangerous times during medieval life up to the nineteenth century, its inhabitants are also the descendants of the Ancient Spartans & this combination of geography & hardy people kept the region independent to develop its own character from the rest of Greece and our tour chooses several of the most beautiful routes, distinct villages & beauty spots of the peninsula to explore, before a comfortable overnight in one of the villages of the Peninsula.
DAY 3: Today our tour is dedicated to the Mani Peninsula, touring the main routes and stopping at the main sites, villages & beauty spots. We will visit the Caves of Diros where you can take a boat ride through its many chambers to emerge finally at the sea. Finally, after enjoying the routes & sites of Mani like Areopoli or Limeni, we come to its Capital Kardamyli where you can spend time to shop for a souvenir & have lunch or a drink by the sea. Later on, relax at your hotel or get a romantic walk to enjoy the wonderful views of the surroundings.
Day 4: Today we will visit Olympia a UNESCO World Heritage site and the birthplace of the Olympic Games, one of the four most worshiped athletic events in the Ancient Greek world. Visit the Temple of Zeus, crafted by the famous Phidias which was among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Walk around the Palestra and the Gymnasium once used by the thousands of male athletes gathered here to take place in the Olympic Games and win its unique award, an olive wreath form the holy olive trees. Visit the Archaeological museum which houses plastic art masterpieces like the Hermes of Praxiteles and the Nike (Victory) of Paionios and the sculptures once decorating the Temple of Zeus. Continue this trip to Ancient times and visit Ancient Messene. This ancient city was, unlike most others, untouched by the later settlements and has thus been preserved outstandingly. Later on, take a visit to the Museum of Olive and Greek Olive Oil and learn all the secrets about Greek extra virgin olive oil.
Day 5: Discover the beautiful mountain villages and monasteries of Arcadia district. Stroll through traditional mountain villages like Dimitsana or Stemnitsa, visit a museum and clifftop monasteries, dip your feet in the Lousios Gorge, and taste home-style Greek cooking at a friendly tavern. At afternoon, we will start our trip back to Athens.
What's included in this unique tour :
Private English speaking driver, offering insights and history facts.
Hotel Pick up & Drop Off
Greek Culinary Welcome Gift
Great Lunch with drinks
Luxury Boutique Hotel Overnight (with breakfast & WiFi)
What's not included
Entry/Admission tickets of Archaeological sites
Licensed Guide inside Archaeological sites (upon request)
This is a unique tour because...
Explore 6 significant sites of Greece on a private trip
Stroll through quaint villages and pristine beaches
Visit the 'Gibraltar of the east', Monemvasia
Walk around mystical Mystras
Enjoy authentic Greek meals in picturesque villages
Top luxury boutique hotel overnight