Greece Self Drive Tour 5
3 nights Athens, 1 night Nafplion, 1 night Olympia, 1 night Delphi and 1 night Meteora

  • Athens
    Athens
  • Athens Acropolis
    Athens Acropolis
  • Athens Acropolis museum
    Athens Acropolis museum
  • Nafplion Burgi
    Nafplion Burgi
  • Nauplion town
    Nauplion town
  • Olympia
    Olympia
  • Delphi
    Delphi
  • Meteora
    Meteora
  • Meteora
    Meteora

Overview:

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This Greece self drive holiday package combines Athens and the cities of Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Nafplion
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Olympia
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Delphi
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Meteora
  • Half day Athens sightseeing tour
  • Car hire for 5 days
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees during Athens sightseeing tour
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24 hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities



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Itinerary

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DAY 1. ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 2. MORNING ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution  Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast,  conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum (closed on Monday’s), a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 3: ATHENS / NAFPLION
Pick up rental car at your hotel in Athens at 9:00am. Drive to Corinth. Arrive in Corinth Canal. Stop and Visit. Drive to Ancient Corinth. Stop and visit. Drive to Mycenae. Visit. Lunch en route. Continue your drive to Epidaurus to visit the famous theatre, still in use, 14000 capacity, the best preserved ancient Greek theatre, known for its unique acoustics. Drive to Nauplia. Overnight.
DAY 4: NAFPLION / OLYMPIA
After breakfast depart for Olympia (180klms). Drive through the central Peloponnesus to Tripoli-Sparta. Visit of the old city then see Mistras. In the afternoon drive to Olympia for overnight.
DAY 5: OLYMPIA / DELPHI
After breakfast start the tour of the birthplace of the Olympic Games! Visit of the magnificent Museum housing the famous statue of Hermes by Praxitelis and the archaeological site with the temple of Zeus, temple of Hera, the Gymnasium, etc. Visit also the Old Olympic Stadium used for the Olympics of 2004! Around noon depart for Delphi via Patras. Drive along the new suspended bridge from the Peloponnesus back to mainland, through Nafpaktos and arrive in Delphi for overnight.
DAY 6: DELPHI / KALAMBAKA
Visit of Delphi in the morning. See the temple of Apollo, the theatre, the stadium, the Athenian treasury, walking along the Sacred way of Delphi. Then visit the Museum housing some masterpieces of the Greek sculpture, such as the bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon drive to Kalambaka. A small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight in Kalambaka
DAY 7: METEORA / ATHENS
After breakfast, we suggest to visit two of the famous monasteries, the Great Meteoro with its Byzantine museum where treasures from the Byzantine orthodox years are kept and the Monastery of Agios Stephanos. Meteora does not only offer a sample of the Byzantine art dating from the 14th century, but yet a geological unique global phenomenon.
Afternoon return drive to Athens (340klms). Arrive at Athens in late afternoon, and drop off car at 8pm.
Overnight in Athens
DAY 8. ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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Optional Tours

CAPE SOUNION
Half-Day (Afternoon)
From Nov 1 to Mar 31 - Every Mon-Wed-Fri & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 3:00pm – Ret.: 7:00pm

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of GLYFADA, VOULIAGMENI, VARKIZA and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape SOUNION, dominated by the spectacular Temple of POSSEIDON overlooking the Aegean sea.(Oct 1 to Mar 31 - ½ hour earlier)

 
ATHENS BY NIGHT
Night Life
From Nov 1st to Mar 31st - Every Thu & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 8:30pm - Ret.: around midnight

 
Starting our evening tour with a pleasant panoramic drive through illuminated city center and we will approach the slope of the sacred hill to admire the illuminated Acropolis.
Then we will visit the museum of Ancient Greek musical instruments and discover the music history of Greece. Explore the greatest and only collection with 60 reconstructed Ancient Greek Musical instruments.
Next we will walk through the narrow pedestrian street of Plaka, the old city of Athens, to dine in a Greek typical restaurant with floor folklore show with live music, ballet with dancers in traditional costumes
N.B. Drinks at the taverna are not included.

 

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