10 Days Private Tour: Peloponnese

Meet the ancient Greek Gods! Peloponnese region is an incredible place to visit in order to see Greece. Myths and legends wait to captivate you in a landscape that you will love…

per adult from

$3,495

NZD

Duration

10 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodation (We work with some of the best hotels. We have to know the number of the rooms)
    • Entrance Fees
    • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
    • Licensed Tour guide on request (Additional cost)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Nemea
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Lion Gate
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
    • Entry/Admission - Tiryns
    • Entry/Admission - Sanctuary of Asklepios
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Mystras
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis and Ancient Theater
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
    • Entry/Admission - Caves of Diros
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Messini
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Olympic Games
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Historical Information Center Thermopylon

  • Day 1: Corinth - Nemea - Mycenae - Nafplio

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    Our first stop is the Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. You will have time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer, (if you’re game) on some days bungee jumping is an option.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    Ancient Corinth, located at the foot of the hill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the temple of God Apollo and a small museum. Apart from its archaeological and historical interest though the site is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. In this amazing place the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Ancient Corinth, Corinth 20007 Greece
    We will visit the Temple of Apollo which is located in the in the Ancient city of Corinth. The temple of Apollo at Corinth is one of the earliest Doric temples in the Peloponnese and the Greek mainland. Built around 560 B.C.E., of local monolithic limestone on top of an imposing, rocky hill to the north of Acrocorinth, the Archaic temple was an emblem for the Greek city of Corinth, reflecting its growth and prosperity.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Akrokorinthos, Corinth 200 07 Greece
    We will visit the castle of Acrocorinth,the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece, for some amazing photos.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Nemea, Nemea 205 00 Greece
    Continuing our next stop will be the site of Ancient Nemea.
    Nemea is mainly known for the Nemean Games, its ancient Greek stadium and the Temple Of Zeus but it is also famous for its vineyards. Nemea has the most wineries in Greece as grape growing has been a tradition here since ancient times. Back at the site apart from the museum and the sanctuary, the stadium makes the difference. Nemea has one of the best preserved stadiums found so far and it is located on a higher level. Of special interest are the tunnels through which the athletes entered the stadium.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    Dated to the 2nd millennium B.C.E. representing what Homer wrote about, Achilles, Agamemnon and Helen of Troy. The palace of Mycenae gave its name to a whole era.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lion Gate, Mycenae Greece
    In the site you will see the famous Lions Gate (the oldest architectural sculpture in Europe), the cyclopean walls, the burial circle A and the remains of Agamemnon’s Palace.
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae Greece
    Worth visiting there is also a modern museum exhibiting the findings of the “City Of Gold".
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae Greece
    Before setting off again we will make a small stop at the treasury of Atreus, the best preserved Tholos tomb, one of the finest examples of the Mycenaean architecture.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    We will move towards a more recent history of Greece and the city of Nafplion. Considered as the most scenic city, Nafplion functioned as the capital of Greece until 1834. This romantic city offers you an outstanding combination of fortresses and castles (Palamidi, Bourtzi), a huge harbour open to the Aegean Sea and the unique architecture of the old city of Nafplion revealing Venetian, neoclassical and oriental elements.
    After walking around the picturesque old city we will stop for lunch at a traditional tavern by the sea.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Acronauplia, Nafplion 211 00, Greece
    We’ll drive up until the castle of Acronafplia for a panoramic view of Nafplio.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Bourtzi, The Harbor, Nafplio Greece
    Bourtzi is a little islet with a fortress in a huge port opened to the Aegean Sea.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Nafplio in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 2: Tiryns - Epidaurus

    Stop At: Tiryns, Peloponnese 211 00, Greece
    Tiryns is a Mycenaean archaeological site in Peloponnese, and the location from which mythical hero Heracles performed his 12 labors.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sanctuary of Asklepios, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    After just a short drive you will be able to visit one of the most important ancient sanctuaries dedicated to the God Asclepius, the god of healing and medicine, located in an ideal environment and spread over a hilly area.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    Its highest point is the theater of Epidaurus. The best preserved ancient Greek theater dated 4th century B.C.E.It is proof of what fantastic miracles the ancient Greek minds could create. You can test the acoustics, great even today. Climb up until the upper seats just to close your eyes and dream you attended an ancient Greek tragedy.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Nafplion in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 3: Mystras - Sparta

    Pass By: Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, Peloponnese
    We will head towards Mystras driving into the southern Peloponnese peninsula through the mountainous landscape of the Greek country side. Reaching Mystras you will automatically understand why this location stands so unique within the Greek sites. Known as the ghost city, fortified on a citadel, Mystras is one of the two locations in Greece that preserves not only medieval churches but also ordinary houses, mansions and palaces of the Byzantine Empire in combination with Frankish elements.

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality Greece
    Walking in the site on the upper point you will reach the citadel and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding areas while walking down hill you will meet the palaces and the Royal courtyards. Although known as the ghost city most of the monasteries are still in use and the monks will gladly show you around their small society. Before you exit you will come across the chapel of St. Demetrios, on its floor survives a plaque depicting a two head eagle (the symbol of Byzantium). It was on this very plaque that Konstantine Palaiologos kneeled before he was crowned the last emperor of the Byzantium.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Acropolis and Ancient Theater, north end of Sparta, Sparta, Sparta Municipality Greece
    Following that we will spend the rest of our time in Sparta known as the eternal rival city of the Athenian Democracy. Sparta revolved around a different Cosmo theory for the ancient Greek standards. Initially known as the birth place of Helen of Troy and the Kingdom of Menelaus (in Mycenaean period), Sparta was organized as a purely military society in the ancient Greek period. It was the city of the two Kings were a few aristocrats ruled and of course the city where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans marched from to face the Persian army Thermopylae in 480 BCE.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Leonidas Monument, Sparta, Sparta Municipality Greece
    Continuing we will pass in front of the stadium where the statue of King Leonidas stands marking the ending point of Spartathlon race (Athens – Sparta 245,3 km).
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, 129 Othonos Amalias Street, Sparta, Sparta Municipality 231 00 Greece
    We will visit the museum of (olive and) olive oil and learn many things about the most famous products of Greece.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Sparta in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 4: Monemvasia

    Stop At: Monemvasia Fortress, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 23070 Greece
    Monemvasia is a living old city, developed on an island that is connected to the Greek mainland. A fortress and a prosperous city of the Byzantine empire Monemvasia (literally means one entrance) still survives, the narrow streets, the mansions, the small houses, the churches , the wall, the gate and the citadel, the city is still inhabited. Here history comes truly alive, we will spend half of our day at Monemvasia where you can have lunch by the sea upon the old wall and walk in the city continually discovering new points of interest.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Agia Sofia Church, Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70 Greece
    Agia Sofia (St Sophia's Church), the main sanctuary in Monemvasia's upper town, is a large Byzantine church built on the edge of a cliff with a vertiginous view of the bay below. Beyond the Venetian loggia that makes up the façade, the interior is palpably calm and refreshing. Admire the impressive dome, finely sculpted marble capitals and fragments of 13th century frescoes.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Monemvasia in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 5: Areopoli - Diros Cave

    Stop At: Areopoli, Areopoli, Laconia Region, Peloponnese
    Areopoli is a town on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia. The word Areopoli, which means "city of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war, became the official name in 1912. It was the seat of Oitylo municipality. The Greek War of Independence was started at Areopoli on March 17, 1821 by Petros Pierrakos, also known as Petros Mavromichalis, the last bey of Mani. Now Areopoli has grown into a flourishing town. Its tower houses, constructed with field stones, are distinct from the traditional blue and white buildings that characterize many Greek villages.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Caves of Diros, Diros 230 62 Greece
    The cave of Diros, is found 10 km from Gytheio and 5 km from the Pyrgos Dirou. Actually there are three caves, the Alepotrypa, Katafigi and Glyfada. This is a unique experience traveling barely a subterranean river length 1,600 m. The magic of the color, and the beautiful shapes, formed by the stalactites and stalagmites makes a unique spectacle. After the ongoing research at the cave of Diros to date, the total length reaches 6.500 meters and is still unknown the final length.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Areopoli in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 6: Stoupa - Kardamili - Kalamata

    Stop At: Stoupa, Stoupa, Messenia Region, Peloponnese
    Stoupa is a newly built little village at the south of Peloponnese. The picturesque sandy beaches, the small rivers, the caves, the beautiful harbors and the hill with the castle are some of the reasons more and more tourists visit every year this magical place.
    The name of the village was originally “Potamos” which means river in Greek and is related with the river of the area. The name finally changed to “Stoupa”, a word coherent with sails, because of the sails the locals put into water in order to make them softer.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kardamili, Kardamili, Messenia Region, Peloponnese
    Kardamili is a wonderful, picturesque, historic, coastal village of Messiniaki Mani which is situated 35km southeastern to the city of Kalamata. There, the visitor can admire overgrown mountain sides, olive groves, wonderful beaches, well cared stone mansions of traditional architecture of Mani, verdant gardens and the lovely, picturesque small port.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kalamata, Kalamata, Messenia Region, Peloponnese
    Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. The capital and chief port of the Messenia regional unit, it lies along the Nedon River at the head of the Messenian Gulf.
    Kalamata is renowned as the land of the Kalamatianos dance and Kalamata olives.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Kalamata in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 7: Messini - Olympia

    Stop At: Ancient Messini, Messini 240 02 Greece
    The remains of this vast ancient city are as extensive as those of Olympia and Epidavros, yet Ancient Messini receives only a fraction of their visitors. Picturesquely situated on a hillside below the village of Mavromati and still undergoing excavation, the site comprises a large theatre, an agora (marketplace), a sizeable Sanctuary of Asclepius and one of the most impressive Ancient Greek stadiums. Entry includes the small museum at the site turn-off; don't miss the impressive Arcadian Gate 800m beyond, either.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    We will visit the archaeological site and the museum of Ancient Olympia. This is one of the largest sites in Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus. Walking through the site you will pass by the Gymnasium, the Palaistra, the workshop of Phidias, the Temple of Zeus and you will end up at the Stadium where for every four years the Greeks competed for glory and for spiritual elevation honoring their cities.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Archaia Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece
    The museum is also quite unique as it includes the renowned statue “Hermes of Praxiteles” with its perfect analogies and tools that belonged to Phidias himself. With the tools he created one of the seven wonders of the world “the gold ivory statue of Zeus”.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Olympia in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 8: Olympia - Nafpaktos - Galaxidi

    Stop At: Museum of the Olympic Games, Olympia Greece
    The Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games hosts 463 ancient works, from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, and other museums in the Greek territory. The exhibits cover a wide chronological range, from the 2nd millennium BC until the 5th century AD. Ancient exposed in thematic units and through them yperchilietis shows the history of the Olympic games, the longest ancient institution.
    Apart from ancient art, the visitor has the possibility of detailed information through the rich visual material.
    After a walking in the footsteps of ancient athletes we will take our way to Nafpaktos.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus 30300 Greece
    Nafpaktos is a large seaside town on the north shore of the Corinthian Gulf with a long beach and an impressive Venetian castle that includes a small fortified harbor. It was an important Athenian naval base during the Peloponnesian War due to its proximity to the western entrance of the gulf. When the Venetians took control they called it Lepanto.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Galaxidi, Galaxidi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
    Through the stunning mountainous landscapes of Fokida one reaches a town with a feel of posh, tradition, and naval history: the picturesque pride and joy of the southern coasts of central Greece, i.e. Galaxidi. Brave seamen used to sail around the Mediterranean Sea to seek refuge in the two natural ports of the little town, Agora and Chirolakas. The naval and the folklore museums bear witness to the history of Galaxidi.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Galaxidi in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 9: Delphi - Arachova

    Pass By: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
    After spending sometime in this area of serenity we will drive to the site of Delphi, an ancient Greek sanctuary with a PanHellenic character dedicated to god Apollo. It functioned as an Oracle and was considered ‘the naval’ the center of the word and is today a symbol of Greek cultural unity. The scenic location allows you to have a view of the Greek mountains and two more sites the Gymnasium and the secondary sanctuary of Athena Pronea.

    Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece
    In the site you will visit the Temple of Apollo where Pytheia spoke to the oracles, the theater and the stadium.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
    In the museum you will be able to see the famous charioteer and Gold Ivory statues.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
    Aráchova is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassós in Viotia, Southern Greece.It is the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, a great favourite for passionate ski lovers and celebrities, or just first-time visitors who wish to relax in a dreamy mountainous setting with modern tourism facilities. Its modern ski resort, its close proximity to Athens, and its breathtaking mountainous landscape are the strongest reason why. Apart from the mountain activities, Aráchova is also famous for its bustling nightlife and as the favorite mountain resort of Athenians.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We will have an overnight in Delphi in 3-4 stars hotel.

    Day 10: Thermopylae - Kammena Vourla

    Stop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece
    Walk around the Thermopolae Battlefield.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Historical Information Center Thermopylon, Lamia 35009 Greece
    In the historical center, an informative 3D movie will be shown.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Leonidas Monument, Lamia, Thermopylae 350 09 Greece
    As if traveling through time you will feel the presence of heroes who stood their ground for their freedom against a foreign conqueror. To conclude you will visit the statue of Leonidas standing exactly opposite Kolonos Hill where the persistent Spartans left their last breath.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kamena Vourla, Kamena Vourla, Phthiotis Region, Central Greece
    Heading back to Athens we will stop at the coastal town of Kammena Vourla, where we will enjoy a relaxing, traditional Greek lunch by the sea. And to terminate the tour we will drive back to Athens safe and sound.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am.If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs.Ports
    • Piraeus Port
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Accommodation (If you need our help we work with some of the best hotels in each area, we only need to know the number of the rooms)
    • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Olive Sea Travel

Activity ID: V-63145P58

More like this

Is this your business?

If this is your business, Claim Your Listing so you can manage and update your profile through our Business Portal.

Or you can improve this listing by Suggesting an Edit .