Highlights: Athens – Olympia – Kalamata – Monemvasia – Mystras – Nafplion – Argolis – Athens
7 days / 6 nights
Upon arrival in Athens Airport, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. You can enjoy your evening walking through Plaka neighborhood with the numerous taverns and narrow streets.
In the morning collect your rented car. Then drive to Peloponnese, with stop at the Corinth Canal. You can drive through the beach villages of the Corinth province like Xylokastro or Kiato through the National Road and cities of Rio and Patra before arriving in Olympia for your check in and overnight.
In the morning, don’t forget the archeological site of Olympia, famous as the birthplace of the Ancient Olympics. Afterwards, continue to drive with options including visit to Vassai where the Temple of Epikourios Apollo lies and the coast line passing by beautiful villages until you reach one of the biggest cities, Kalamata, for your overnight stay.
Drive to see the remarkable Diros Caves and pass through the Mani villages with a very long history since the medieval times. Then drive to Monemvasia for your overnight stay.
Mystras – Nafplion
Drive to Mystras near Sparta to see the important Byzantine churches. Then continue through the Arcadia province until you reach Nafplion. In Nafplion don’t forget to stroll around its beautiful square, the traditional shops and taverns. Nafplion was the first capital of modern Greece and is also known for Palamidi Fortress with its 857 steps one needs to walk up from the town to the top.
Argolis – Athens
Don’t miss the chance to visit the famous for its acoustics Epidaurus Theatre. The archeological site of Mycenae is also at close distance. Return back to Athens, deliver your rented car and overnight.
Free morning for shopping and walking at Syntagma square or Ermou Street. You can also visit the Flea Market in Monastiraki with many antiques and collectable shops. Transfer to the Athens Airport for your departure flight.