ATHENS - PELOPONNESE: Mycenae, Nafplio, Sparta, Mystras, Monemvasia, Mani, Kalamata, Messinia, Olympia 8 DAYS
Αncient monuments, medieval castles, villages of rare beauty. Peloponnese is much more than a coastline with spectacular beaches. Crystal clear waters, picturesque bays surrounded by stone house, arid landscapes make it an ideal destination for the vacations of your dreams. Complete package that includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers and visits.
Highlights: Athens, Mycenae (palace, Door of Lions, Cyclopean Walls), Nafplio (archeological Museum Bourtzi), Mystras (Medieval castle, Agia Sophia church), Monemvasia (medieval castle Upper City), Mani (Cave of Diros, Kardamyli, Areopoli), Kalamata (old Messinia), Messinia (Voidokilia, Pylos, Methoni , Cave of Nestor), Olympia (ancient stadium, Olympic Museum, Temple of Zeus, Archeological Museum)
DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens
Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by lyxurius car to the center of Athens - Accommodation at your hotel .Free afternoon. For the night we propose you Optional tour. Athens by night. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens
Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
> Day 3 | Mycenea – Nafplion - Epidaurus
From Athens to Nafplion , the first capital of Greece, a monument neoclassical architecture . Short stop at the Corinth Canal - Visit the archaeological site of Mycenae, the tomb of Agamemnon and the Archaeological Museum – Visit Epidaurus, the famous amphitheater and the site - Back to Nafplio and Palamidi castle visit - night in the old town of Nafplion in a traditional village.
> Day 4 | Sparta - Mystras
You leave Nafplion in the morning through the central Peloponnese. You head south, you come to the central Peloponnese,(Arcadia), through the village of Saint Petros and then off for Karies on the slopes of Mount Parnon. Then you arrive at Sparta, the modern city was developed under the reign of King Otto after 1834. Visit the archaeological site, the Acropolis and the ancient theater of Sparta, and then Site medieval Mystras. Admire the Byzantine city of Mystras, the second most important city of the Byzantine Empire. Diner and overnight in Sparta.
> Day 5 | Monemvasia - Mani
You continue your trip to Monemvasia, which is built on an islet attached to the continent through a trail. On the way you visit Githeo. You end your turn Areopolis. Dinner and overnight in Kalamata
> Day 6 | Diros Caves - Kalamata
At Diros ago two caves that have been explored after the Second War World. The tour consists of a boat trip (about 2 km) along the two arms of the river that divides two in the cave. Going to Kalamata sightseeing and shopping and then to Pylos, better known as Navarino. Later in the afternoon you go to visit Methoni, Kalamata and you will stay for the night.
> Day 7 | Kalamata - Messinia - Olympia
Departure for Olympia crossing the coast of the Ionian Sea . On the way you will visit the ancient Messinia / Ithome, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites and the largest in Greece. Late afternoon arrival at the Olympia. Dinner and overnight in Olympia.
> DAY 8| Olympia – Athens
Visit of the ruins of Olympia, the Sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus and the Museum. This is the largest archeological site of Greece situated in the idyllic Alfios Valley. There you will see for yourself the grandeur of the ancient sanctuary which through the Olympic Games was a symbol of Greek unity – the cradle of the Olympic Games. Later in the afternoon we depart to Athens and transfer to the airport.
The package includes:
- Category 3-4 * hotels on half board .
- All tours as well as city tours, guide during the trip.
- Entrance fees referred to in the program, in force until 2017.
- The transfers on arrival and for the starting with assistance and transfer to the port.
- For technical reasons, the program sequence can be changed
The package does not include:
- Personal expenses
- Additional services
- The Optional excursions and visits
- What is not mentioned in “The package includes”
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Single supplement 40%