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  • SELF-DRIVE Discover Greece



    9 Nights - 10 Days

    10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS

    Day 1:
    Arrival at Athens

    Arrival at Athens International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Athens city center.
    A refreshing welcome dink upon arrival at the hotel.
    Depending the time of your arrival, you may take the optional tour “Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum”.

    Overnight in Athens.

    Optional tour:  Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum

    Duration: 4 hours
    The tour starts with visit to the imposing Acropolis. No one should miss the Acropolis Hill and its incredible monuments, the most famous Parthenon, temple dedicated to Goddess Athena, the Erechtheion with its famous Caryatids porch, the Propylaia, monumental entrance gate, and, last but not least, the temple of Athena Nike.
    From the Western part of the Acropolis, we will enjoy spectacular views of the city below: The Philopappus Hill, the Observatory, the Areopagus, the Ancient Agora, all located among olive and pine trees, typical samples of Greek flora.
    After having discovered the unique monuments on the Acropolis, the tour will continue with a visit of the following site: The New Acropolis Museum

    Day 2: Athens

    After your breakfast, you may dedicate your day to exploring Athens or take the optional tour “One day cruise Hydra – Poros – Aegina”.

    Overnight in Athens.
    Optional tour:  One day Cruise Hydra – Poros – Aegina

    Hydra: The port of Hydra, whose amphitheatre shape once served as a safe shelter for Pirates, welcomes you. From the decks, you will be able to admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of the island, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently witness to a long and turbulent history..

    Poros: The smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town.

    Aegina: Aegina is the largest of the three islands. Apart from its harbor, there are numerous interesting sites to discover on the island and therefore we propose 2 optional tours.:
    -Classical Tour: Temple of Afaia-Church of St.Nectarrios
    -Panoramic tour: capital of Paleohora, the Church of Saint Nectarios.

    Day 3: Athens – Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Nafplion

    Enjoy your breakfast. Check out of the hotel.
    Pick up your rental car and depart for Nafplion (approximately 140 km).

    Drive down to Peloponnese through the spectacular Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. This is a great places for photos, so take a short break to admire the view.
    You may then proceed to the "golden" city of Mycenae. The modern village of Mycenae is 2 km away from the archaeological site. It is located 24 km North from Nafplion.
    From Mycenae, you continue to your final destination, Nafplion. Built next to the Gulf of Argolis, Nafplion is indeed a charming city, ornate with buildings created when it was in the hands of the Venetians.
    Overnight in Nafplion.

    Day 4: Nafplion

    Enjoy your breakfast. Today you have plenty of alternative suggestions you can follow: Except for exploring Nafplion, you may also visit the ancient Epidaurus. Otherwise, if you are looking for some relaxation under the sun, your destination for today is certainly the beautiful beach of Tolo, just outside Nafplion (approximately 11 km).

    One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece.
    The Palamidi Castle stands proudly 216 m above sea level. In order to reach it you have to climb all of its 999 steps carved into the rock. Not to worry, though: the view from above here is totally rewarding! Akronafplia is the historic rock at the foot of Palamidi hill, also known by its Turkish name “Its Kale” (meaning inner castle).. The most photographed spot of Nafplio –and its point of reference as well– is Bourtzi, the Venetian small fortress standing on the rocky islet of Agioi Theodoroi..
    Most renowned for its fabulous ancient theatre and home of the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of healing. We will admire the acoustics of the theatre, which can hold 14000 people - and does so every summer during the performances of the Epidaurus festival – and then have a look at the area’s museum, in order to discover remains from the sanctuary ‘s buildings , as well as tools that doctors used in ancient times.   
    Overnight in Nafplion.

    Day 5: Nafplion – Monemvasia

    After your breakfast, check out of your hotel in Nafplion. Today, you will proceed to Monemvasia (approximately 200 km) to unveil a medieval mystery! Monemvasia means “one entrance” and in fact the only access to this castle is via a causeway. This uniquely preserved mediaeval town is carved into the majestic grey rock like a sculpture. The “Gibraltar of the East” or a “stone ship” about to set sail, as the famous Greek poet Yannis Ritsos described his birthplace, is calling you for immediate boarding for a journey through time. Wander around the vaulted alleyways, churches and aristocratic mansions. Take a swim in its crystal-clear waters and sample its delicious cuisine and legendary wine. Follow in the footsteps of knights, pirates, crusaders and emperors, who all lusted after this mythical place. Here time stands still, and you’ll become one with history.
    Overnight in Monemvasia.

    Day 6: Monemvasia

    Enjoy your breakfast. The day is dedicated to relaxation on one of the beautiful beaches of the area. Monemvasia offers a varied choice of beaches to visitors, both within the ancient castle citadel, on the very edge of its bastion walls or within short distances depending on one’s personal tastes of pebble or sand. Choose among Kakavos, Kourkoula, Portello, Pori, Ambelakia, Xifias and St Fokas: they will all impress you with their natural beauty and tranquil setting.

    Overnight in Monemvasia.
    Day 7: Monemvasia – Mystras – Sparta – Olympia

    After breakfast, check out of your hotel in Monemvasia and depart for Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games (approximately 250 km). Today is your longest driving day, so you are suggested to make an early morning start.
    On your way to Olympia, don’t miss to visit the late Byzantine city of Mystra ,the castle of Mystra invite you to relive their history. Nearby, modern Sparta links yesterday with today
    In the western Peloponnese, in the "Valley of Gods", lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times; the Olympic Games. Olympia is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Greece, and one of the most powerful brand names worldwide.

    Overnight in Olympia.

    Day 8: Olympia
    After your breakfast at hotel, experience living history through the priceless offerings of Ancient Olympia. Walk though the impressive ruins of the area where athletes trained and run in the ancient stadium; just as the ancient Olympians did after their victory 3000 years ago. Admire the great Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the ancient gymnasium and the Palaestra. You can also visit the museum and get the chance to see some unbelievable sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the famous Hermis of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios.
    Overnight in Olympia.

    Day 9: Friday Olympia – Athens
    Enjoy your breakfast, check out of your hotel in Olympia and depart for Athens (approximately 270 km).

    Overnight in Athens.

    Day 10: Departure day

    Check out from hotel in Athens and drive to Athens International Airport for your departure flight.
    Return your rental car.
    End of service.

    Rental Car:
     Pick up from Athens Airport or hotel in Athens city center
    Delivery at Athens International Airport.