Acropolis Hill - Parthenon - Erechtheion - Herodion Odeon
Temple of Zeus - Hadrian's Arch
Panathenaic Olympic Stadium
Parliament - Changing of the Guards
Lunch at a local traditional restaurant
Academy of science - Athens University - National Library
The Old City Plaka
Athenian Riviera - Vouliagmeni lake
Cape Sounion, Poseidon's Temple
Sparta the land of Leonidas and Mystras
Monemvasia, Githio, Mani
Kardamili, Kalamata, Ancient Messene
Pylos, Methoni, Koroni, Foinikounta
Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic games
Patra, Rio-Antirio Bridge
Enjoy overnight 4-5* hotel accommodation including breakfast
About this activity
Duration: 10 nights (11 days)
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German.
Meeting at: Airport, Athens Hotel or Piraeus port
Tour Dates: Daily Service
Minimum participants: 2 (Two)
Additional Participants: $ 2.381,65 € 2.185
Pick up time: 9:00am.Flexible
Live tour guide
Transportation with private Mercedes vehicle
A private licensed tour guide
A guided tour to the archaeological sites
Entrance Tickets to archaeological sites
What's not Included
Gratuities 10% (optional)
Hotel City tax
Personal expenses (food and drinks)
*Continually working with 4-5* hotel accommodation including breakfast
*The price for the reservation depends on number of participants, the period of your booking and the stars of the hotel
*Your guide will contact you by email with the details (be sure to check your spam email folder)
*A deposit 20% is required to confirm your reservation.
Crete explorer: History, culture and nature
Explore the magical island of Crete, the largest and most authentic island in Greece with a local knowledgeable and expert guide dedicated exclusively to you and your group. On this 10days tour you will visit the main cities of the island, Heraklion, Rethymno and Chania, and get to know its fascinating history, culture and nature. You will have a taste of genuine Cretan hospitality and the special way of life of Cretan people. You will discover famous archaeological sites such as the Minoan palaces of Knossos, you will visit modern historical museums, you’ll be transported to another time walking through impressive castles, erected by Venetians and Byzantines. You will also have the chance to enjoy some days at the beach just relaxing on pristine beaches.
What to Expect – Itinerary:
Arrival to Athens City, Greece
Meet and greet upon arrival at Athens Airport and transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel by 14:00. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Athens, Fresh hotel, Palladian home or similar.
Full Day Athens Tour With a Local Guide (Duration 10hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning proceed for the F/D Guided Panoramic Tour of Athens. Enjoy the views of Syntagma Square, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, The Theater of Dionysus, the Agora where Socrates taught, the Presidential Palace and the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Then proceed to the Acropolis to view the Parthenon and visit the
Acropolis museum. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore Athens in the comfort of your vehicle. You may choose to visit the National Archaeological museum or Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Athens.
Athens - Corinth Canal - Epidaurus Theatre - Tolo - Nafplio
This day starts with a trip to Nafplion. You drive along the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal will be our first short stop. The Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow piece of land that once linked a strip of land and now with the canal separates the Peloponnese from Central Greece connecting the two seas, the Corinthian and the Saronic Gulf. One of the most important projects of modern Greece. Continue your tour with your local guide to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre, probably the most beautiful and best preserved of its kind. The theater of Epidaurus was built in the 4th century BC by Polykleitos the Younger. Due to its excellent acoustics and condition, the ancient theater is still used today. Epidaurus was the center of Greek medical world and the birthplace of Asclepius, patron god of medicine. Psychotherapy, hydrotherapy and brain sungery were some of the treatments performed here. After your guided tour continue in a local restaurant for traditional Greek lunch, at the village of Tolo beside the sea with amazing views. Stay at night in Nafplion at Ippolity Hotel or similar.
Nafplio - Mycenae - Wine Tasting - Sparta - Mystras - Monemvasia
After breakfast at your hotel, we will drive to the site of Homer's, Mycenae, (a UNESCO Heritage site). They were the Kingdom of Atreus and Agamemnon and is the most important and rich palatial center of the late bronze age in Greece. With your local guide you will have the chance to tour the ancient ruins of the city and explore the Lion's Gate (the oldest architectural sculpture in Europe) and we will also visit the Museum. From there you will head towards Nemea, an ancient site in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese for some wine tasting at famous Skouras winery. Continue your tour with your local guide to
Modern Sparta that was built exactly in the same location as the ancient city. The ancient site that we will visit afterwards, will astound you. The Acropolis of Ancient Sparta and its monuments, are still standing from the sixth century BC, in defiance of all the centuries gone by. Leaving the Acropolis, we will visit the “Tomb of Leonidas,” the most famous king of ancient Sparta. Continue to Mystras, one of the most unique and picturesque site of Greece. Mystras was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape. Admire this UNESCO site and its fascinating Byzantine churches build on different levels. After visiting the Mystras, make your way to Monemvasia a town located on a small island of the east coast of the Peloponnese. Upon arrival free time to explore. Stay at night in the Castle of Monemvasia at Byzantino or Malvasia Hotel or similar.
Monemvasia - Githio - Mani
This day after your breakfast starts with a tour inside the Castle of Monemvasia. With your local guide explore the Tower Town of Monemvasiá, a mystical stone-built settlement that was founded by the Byzantines in the sixth century. Walk along the cobbled street. Visit lovely churches. The Church of Agia Sofia located at the highest point of Monemvasia. Before leaving Monemvasia, taste culinary delights and get memorable panoramic photos of the endless blue! On the way to Mani we stop at Gytheio, a beautiful seaside town on the southern side of Peloponnese in the peninsula of Laconia. Enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional tavern. After lunch, you’ll be driven to Mani. Upon arrival free time to explore. A lovely city, known for its powerful landscape! Mani is almost untouched by time. Indelible beauty and undeniable allure, jagged coastlines, coves, mountains and beaches with crystal water. Relax at your hotel or get a romantic walk to enjoy the wonderful vistas of the surroundings. Stay at night in Mani Areo Polis boutique hotel, Kyrimai or similar.
Mani - Diros Caves - Village Neo Itilo - Limeni - Gerolimenas - Vatheia - Mani
After breakfast, follow the south coast of Peloponnese and visit Diros Caves, a secret underground world. The magic of the colour and the beautiful shapes, formed by the stalactites and stalagmites makes a unique spectacle. About 5,000 meters have been exposed and accessible by small boats and through narrow passageways. The trip through these underground waterways will be etched in your mind forever. After visiting the caves, the rest of the day is free for swimming (summer period) and visiting the rest villages, Gerolimenas, Neo Itilo, Limeni and Vatheia where little towers emerge from a hillside. Travel back to the past by wandering about the settlements’ alleys. Stay at night in Mani Areo Polis boutique hotel, Kyrimai or similar.
Mani - Kardamili - Kalamata
In the morning after breakfast. On the way to Kalamata, following the coastal road we will make a stop at Stoupa and Kardamili. Kardamili a small picturesque town by the sea, is one of the seven cities offered by Agamemnon to Achilleas as a condition to rejoin the flight during the Trojan War. Here you can find the church of St Spyridon, The tombs of the Dioskouri. There you will have the time to swim at the Messenean Gulf, spend some time on the beautiful coast and have lunch by the sea. Continue to Kalamata where you will spend the rest of the day. Kalamata stands as one of the most beautiful cities of Peloponnese having a coastal pedestrian road offered for an evening walk. Stay at night in Kalamata Elite Resort hotel or similar.
Kalamata - Pylos - Methoni - Foinikounta - Koroni - Kalamata
On the following day relax and anjoy a trip to Pylos a picturesque town, home to the Old Navaroino castle, the new fortress known as Neokastro, the ancient Aqueduct and Nestors Palace. From Pylos we then head to Methoni a beautiful beach area and home to Methoni castle. There you will have the time to swim. 11 km away you will enjoy a stop for lunch in the town Foinikounta. Marvel the castle of Koroni which dominates Akritas cape, on the southern edge of the Messinian Gulf. It is one of the finest examples of the Venetian fortress architecture and amongst the few of each kind to encompass houses and churches. It was built by the Venetians in the 13th century and revamped by the Ottomans in the 16th. Return to Kalamata for overnight.
Kalamata - Ancient Messene - Olympia
The day starts with a trip to Olympia. On the way to Olympia, with your local guide we will stop at Ancient Messene to visit the archaeological site and the museum. Messene is an unbelievable site and one of the most fully excavated cities in Greece. Continuing we will depart for Ancient Olympia following the western coastal road of Peloponnese side by side with the Ionian Sea. The sunlight brings a verdant glow to the surrounding agricultural region of Olympia. The fragrant aroma of cypress trees and olive groves blend in the breeze. The myths of the ancient city of Olympia continue to captivate people around the world, beginning with the legend of Zeus holding the first Olympic Games on the ancient site to commemorate his besting Cronus at wrestling. Lush greenery surrounds the historic ruins of Olympia. The spirit of the Olympics continues to thrive in the modern world thousands of years after the first games were held. Your guide leads you through the celebrated grounds of the city. This date you will have a tour to ancient Olympia and museum, the rest of the day will be yours free to explore or just relax and enjoy the serenity in the small village of Olympia. Stay at night in Olympia Arty Grand Hotel or similar.
Olympia - Patra - Rio-Antirio bridge - Athens
Next morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Athens. On the way to Athens we will stop at Patra (the western capital of Greece), we will reach the bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis) of Rio-Antirio. It connects the Peloponnese Peninsula to the mainland and is considered a miracle of engineering. This bridge one of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges is the longest of the fully suspended type. There you will have stop for lunch by the sea. After lunch continue back to Athens. Stay at night in Athens.
Transfer from Athens hotel to Athens Airport
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