Highlights of the Peloponnese in 3 days

Highlights

  • Immerse into one of the most ancient civilisations in the world at Mycenae, the mythical citadel and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stand in the exact place where the Olympic Games started 3000 years ago and get a feeling for the ideals that celebrate peace, unity and fair play.
  • Discover the Greek rural life of the Peloponnese, enjoy scenic routes of unique natural beauty, visit local workshops and experience authentic accommodation and hospitality
  • Explore at your own pace, with the ease of mind that our customized app gives you: seamless navigation,  local tips, audio storytelling
     

STARTS FROM: Athens
DURATION: 3 days
TRIP DISTANCE: 1.164 km
ACCOMMODATION: We have carefully selected boutique hotels and family-run guest houses in great locations, with lots of character. Below you can see some photos of the hotels we use in this trip (hotel selection is based on availability at the time of the booking)
CARBON: Neutral (We have offset the CO2 footprint of this trip to mitigate the impact on the environment)

 

 

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Descripción

From Mycenae and the Iliad, to Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, this roadtrip is an in-depth exploration of great international cultural heritage.

People have always seeked heroic role models. This roadtrip will introduce you to the most important areas of the Peloponnese, a place that shaped some of the most prominent ideas of western civilization: Argolis, land of Odyssey’s and the Iliad’s heroes, Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Nafplio, the first capital of the Greek State and a number of small villages off the beaten path. Each day has a theme, to make your trip more fun and insightful!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Nafplio-Mycenae-Olympia I The Land of Legends

    Start your trip to explore the central part of Peloponnese peninsula. Make a stop at the Corinth Canal to admire a masterpiece of engineering, and continue to Epidaurus, the finest and best-preserved theatre of the ancient world. Then visit the fabled Homeric city of Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the capital of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.  You'll then head towards the historic seaside city of Nafplio, a romantic, picturesque town, crowned by Venetian fortifications. From Nafplio, your trip will take you through the beautiful Peloponnesian countryside towards ancient Olympia.

    Overnight in Olympia.

  • Day 2

    Olympia - Arcadia I An “Athlos” for a Good Life

    Drive up the mountains of Arkadia to reach the temple of Apollo Epicurius, one of the most mystical and imposing temples of Greece. Then, make a stop at the picturesque village of Andritsaina to enjoy its unique architecture and taste some local delicacies. After lunch, it's the ideal time to visit the ancient site and museum of Olympia without the crowds. This was the most important athletic, religious and political center of the ancient Greek world, birthplace of the Olympic Games and the ideals of world peace.

    Overnight in Olympia

  • Day 3

    Arcadia I Mythical Peloponnese Mountains

    Τhis day is dedicated to the exploration of central Peloponnese mountains. Here you can enjoy a walk in the mythical Forest of the Centaurs, a unique NATURA oak-tree forest, one of the rarest of its kind in Europe.  Then continue your drive through the numerous traditional villages. The best one is Lagadia, perched over a gorge with a wonderful view and famous for its beautiful stone-built houses. Next stop is Dimitsana, a delightful medieval village. Here you enjoy a typical lunch with delicacies of the South, visit an open-air waterpower museum and observe local life, before you return to Athens and complete your journey in Southern Greece.

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What's Included

Included

  • Rental of category D car for 3 full days (Toyota Auris or similar), with Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Cover, Collision Damage Waiver (with excess based on category booked) ,Theft Waiver (with excess based on category booked), Airport surcharge, 24h road assistance (for accidents or mechanical breakdowns), Local Taxes
  • Two accommodations at 3* & 4* hotels or traditional guest-houses
  • Two traditional Greek breakfasts
  • Customized trip app featuring:
    • thematic detailed itinerary & navigation
    • enriched content
    • audio storytelling & advice from a top-rated guide at each location
    • optional stops
    • local tips & points of interest
    • suggestions for tours
    • audio guided tours & activities
    • restaurant recommendations in each area.

Our rates are based on the rental of one car per 4 people, one double room per 2 people, one triple room per 3 people and one quadruple room per 4 people. In case your group has different requirements please contact us for a customized offer.

Not included

  • Car delivery and collection
  • Gas & tolls
  • Site entry fees
  • Meals
  • (Optional) local guided tours / audio guided tours / activities
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About the provider

Back to the Routes

Back to the Routes is a personal journey, or better, a collection of personal journeys in the land of Greece. It is the collection of our childhood journeys that we started with our parents, who taught us to love and appreciate simple things in life and that we later continued ourselves.

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