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Greece Mainland self drive round-trip (8 days)

Athens International Airport (ATH), Greece (0)
from/per person  269
  • Self Drive Tours
  • 08 Days


Description

Discover classical Greece mainland – 8 days/ 7 nights

Go to Greece and explore some of Europe’s most prized historical ruins. A group tour across a country rich in history and culture. See historical highlights and discover untouched places set in a backdrop of high mountains and rolling fields. Take the opportunity to relax under the sun on a wonderful beach, and swim in the turquoise sea. Meet the Greek way of life and taste the gorgeous Mediterranean cuisine.

Included
  • 1 night in Athens
  • 1 night in Kalambaka area
  • 2 nights in Delphi area
  • 1 night in Ancient Olympia area
  • 2 nights in Tolo area
  • Bed & breakfast
  • Hotels 2* and/or 3*, standard rooms with shower and toilet
  • 7×24 hours rental car group A, pick up drop off Athens airport
  • Tourist road map of Greece
Supplements
  • Half board basis
  • Rental car upgrade
  • GPS
Not included
  • Fuel
  • Additional driver
  • Full Damage Waiver (F.D.W.)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Travel and cancellation insurance

 


Schedule

Arrival at the Athens airport. After completing the car rental formalities start the self-drive roundtrip Greece. Drive to the hotel to settle. Go in the late afternoon to Cape Sounion with the temple of Poseidon and experience an extraordinary sunset.

Explore Athens city centre on foot and wander around in the picturesque streets of Plaka. Walk up the Acropolis and visit the Acropolis Museum with its beautiful treasures. Drive in the afternoon to Kalambaka town, dominated by the fascinating Meteora mountains.

Very impressive are the Byzantine monasteries on almost every rock. Visit some of the Byzantine monasteries, and admire the architecture and outstanding view from the top of Meteora. Drive in the afternoon through rolling fields and mountains to Delphi.

Dedicate the morning to explore Delphi, once sacred for the Greeks and often mentioned as the “naval of the earth”. Walk the site and visit the museum. Go to the mountain village of Arachova, a famous winter resort for the Greeks, with nice picturesque streets and an abundance of traditional local products.

See the highlighs of the day along the way. Make a break at Itea a typical small town with a port to the Corinthian gulf. Be amazed by the little fishing village Galaxidi, with its small port and nice architecture. Stop in Nafpaktos to see its fortified port, and the castle above the town offering great view on the Corinthian Gulf and the Rio-Antirio bridge, the longest hanging bridge in Europe which connects central Greece with the Peloponnese. Cross the fascinating bridge and drive to the village of ancient Olympia.

Walk on sacred soil, along the site of ancient Olympia, home of the first Olympic games. Visit the local museum with exquisite finding of the area. Drive across the Peloponnesus with hill slopes filled with olive trees. Arrive at the Argolis region for two overnights near Nafplion.

See some highlights like the famous Epidaurus theatre and the tombs of Mycenae. The region of Nemea is well-known for its wines. Visit a wine-estate for a wine tasting. Do not miss the picturesque town of Nafplion, it was the first capital of modern Greece. Walk in the narrow streets with beautiful restored classical buildings.

Drive to Athens airport and drop off rental car.