With our “Fly & Drive Athens and Peloponnese” trip, you can explore Athens and the Peloponnese at your own pace.
An 11-day trip with a rental car to see the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, Mycenae’s palace in Argolida, Monemvasia’s castle, the wild beauty and Byzantine towers of the Mani region, and the west coast of the Peloponnese.
This trip is made exceptional by a good selection of well-located hotels and a relaxed itinerary.
Day 1: Athens – Nafplio
Arrive in Athens, pick up your rental car, and drive to the Argolis region. On the way to Nafplion, we recommend stopping at the Corinth Canal and then at the archaeological site of Mycenae, where you can see the Lion Gate and the Treasury of the Atreos.
Accommodation in Nafplion.
Day 2: Nafplion – Monemvasia
Breakfast and departure for a visit to the Theater of Epidaurus, the largest of the ancient theaters and renowned for its perfect acoustics.
Then visit the Castle of Monemvasia, which is located on the eastern coast of Laconia in the Peloponnese. Monemvasia is carved out of a massive rock and connected to the mainland by a bridge. Once you cross the bridge and enter the massive castle gate, you will feel as if you have traveled back in time.
Accommodation in Monemvasia.
Day 3: Monemvasia
On the second day in Monemvasia, we recommend an excursion to Elafonissos , an island near the Peloponnese coast where you can bathe in one of the most beautiful beaches you’ve ever seen, with transparent waters and white sand, total tranquility in an impressive natural setting.
Accommodation in Monemvasia.
Day 4: Monemvasia – Mani
Breakfast at your hotel, followed by a trip to the Mani region. On the way to Mani, stop in Gythio, a beautiful fishing village where you can take a short break.
Accommodation in Monemvasia.
Day 5: Mani
Mani is Greece’s southernmost region, surrounded by sea and separated from the rest of the country by the Taygetos mountain range. Mani is known for its steep coastline, small coves, stone villages, and tall tower houses that have withstood the test of time.
Mani’s capital, Areopolis , with its small Yerolimenas port , the Diros cave , the town of Oitilo with its Byzantine castles, and the strong> Cape Tainaron/strong> in the extreme south, can all be visited.
Accommodation in Mani.
Day 6: Mani – Pilos (Pylos)
We depart Mani after breakfast to continue our journey to Pylos Bay on the Peloponnese’s southeastern coast.
On the way to Pylos, you can pass through the village of Kardamyli.
Accommodation in Pilos.
Day 7: Pilos (Pylos)
From Pylos, you can visit two small, picturesque towns: Methoni , which has views of the Ionian Sea and the Oinousses Islands, and Koroni , which is colorful. Because of their strategic location, both have been very important commercial centers. The two massive fortresses found there are proof of this.
The 13th-century Venetian castle of Methoni , one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Swimming is excellent at the beach adjacent to the castle.
The Koroni Castle is located at the southern end of the Gulf of Messina, overlooking Cape Akritas. It was built in the 13th century by the Venetians and renovated in the 16th century by the Ottomans.
Day 8: Pilos – Olympia
On the northwestern side of Pylos, on the way to Olmpia, is Voidokoilia bay, with its dreamy golden sand beach.
It appears to be an old theater, symmetrical as if drawn with a pair of compasses. The beach is a circular abyss filled with crystal blue-green water and white sand dunes.
The bay and beach of Voidokoilia have been designated as a archaeological site and landscape of exceptional beauty .” Excavations uncovered many significant monuments spanning a long period of time.
The ruins of a Mycenaean tomb can be found on its north side, while the ruins of a 13th century medieval castle built by the Franks can be found on its south side.
It is now known as Paleokastro and has a beautiful view of the beach and the Ionian Sea. At its base, below Paleokastro, is the legendary Nestor’s cave , where remains of a Neolithic settlement from the 4th century BC have also been discovered.
Accommodation in Olympia.
Day 9: Olympia – Athens
Breakfast and departure to see the cradle of the Olympic Games, the archaeological site where you can see the Boulefterion, the Palestra, the Gymnasium, the baths, the stadium, and the Olympic Games archaeological museum.
Return to Athens.
Arrival in Athens, delivery of the car and accommodation at your hotel.
Day 10: Atenas
Breakfast and a free day in Athens to explore the city, with the option of joining optional excursions.
Day 11: Athens – End of trip
Breakfast and at the indicated time transfer to Athens airport.
This trip can be tailored to your needs.
Fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page with the dates of your trip, your budget, the number of people, and anything else you think is important for us to take into account in order to send you a personalized proposal.
El precio incluye:
- 9 días con coche de alquiler Peugeot 107 o similar, con seguro a terceros incluido. Recogida en el aeropuerto de Atenas y entrega en la oficina de la compañía de alquiler en Atenas.
- 1 noche en Nafplion en hotel 3* con desayuno incluido
- 2 noches en Monemvasia en hotel 3* con desayuno incluido
- 2 noches en Mani en hotel 3* con desayuno incluido
- 2 noches en la zona de Pylos en hotel 3* con desayuno incluido
- 1 noche en Olímpia en hotel 3* con desayuno incluido
- 2 noches en Atenas en hotel 3* con desayuno incluido
- Traslado hotel – aeropuerto en Atenas
- Asistencia telefónica 24 hrs en el destino
- Seguro de viaje
El precio no incluye:
- Entradas a museos, recintos arqueológicos, monasterios etc.
- Bebidas y comidas
- Actividades opcionales
- Todo no incluido en el programa
- Otros gastos de naturaleza personal
*El viaje se puede alargar con más noches en la península o combinando estancia en islas
**consultar precio en otra categoría de hoteles