Athens and Peloponnese
3 nights Athens and 4 nights Nafplion, Olympia and Delphi

  • Athens Acropolis
    Athens Acropolis
  • Athens Acropolis museum
    Athens Acropolis museum
  • Athens by night
    Athens by night
  • Olympia
    Olympia
  • Olympia
    Olympia
  • Delphi
    Delphi
  • Delphi
    Delphi
  • Nafplion
    Nafplion
  • Nafplion
    Nafplion

Overview:

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This Greece self drive holiday package combines Athens and tour of the Peloponnese with the freedom of a car. You will have autonomy to travel the beautiful Peloponnese region on your own time with a car rental. We arrange your accommodation for each overnight and will give you a tentative itinerary to follow.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation on tour (Nafplion, Olympia and Delphi)
  • Half day Athens sightseeing tour
  • Car hire for 5 days, Category "B", including full insurance and unlimited mileage
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24 hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes and service charges

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. ATHENS MORNING GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR
The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you shortly (in 10 minutes) the archaeological exhibits that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.
Your tour continues towards the National Gardens passing by the Anglican church of S. Paul and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have to opportunity to visit.
From there you enter the famous Plaka district where you see the portrait of Melina Merkouri and we head towards the beautiful pedestrian walk way of Dionyssiou Areopagitou until we reach the Acropolis where we will begin our ascent while taking in the spectacular views of the city below. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, Erection, Propylaia, Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments as well (Dionysus sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Observatory, Pnyx Hill, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Ancient Agora). 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 theater, still in use, 14000 capacity, the best preserved ancient Greek theater, known for its unique acoustics. Drive to Nauplia. Overnight.
DAY 4: NAFPLION
Free day to relax and visit the beautiful city of Nauplia and stroll through the ramparts of the old fortress of Palamidi. Overnight.
DAY 5: OLYMPIA
After breakfast depart for Olympia. 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 6: 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 7: DELPHI / ATHENS
Visit of Delphi in the morning. See the temple of Apollo, the theater, 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 return drive to Athens via Arahova and Levadia.
Arrive in Athens in early evening. Drop off the rental car.
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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