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9DAYS PELOPONNESE

 

Our tour in this very special part of Greece which is very rich in monuments will introduce the visitor to Ancient Greece and Christian Byzantine Greece and the amazing natural beauty of the peninsula.
Our route will take us over mountains, onto beaches, into canyons and caves as well as traditional villages, wineries and olive presses.
The itinerary is as follows:

ATHENS – MYKINES-NAFPLIO-MONEMVASIA-SPARTA-MISTRAS-PYLOS-OLYMPIA-PATRAS-ITHACA-ATHENS

DAY ONE
Transfer from the airport to Marathon known for its historic battle in 490 BC between the Greeks and the Persians. Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to proclaim the Greek victory and later the marathon became part of the Olympic Games.
Transfer to hotel.
DAY TWO
After breakfast we leave for a guided tour of the historical center of Athens the birthplace of wisdom, philosophy and democracy.
Our first stop will be the Acropolis a monument of global culture heritage with the Herodion at its base and, one of the most ancient theatres, the Dionysos Theatre. We will visit the New Acropolis museum and Philopappos hill.
We will also visit the Areios Pagos where the Apostle Paul conveyed the good news about the "unknown God". We will walk to the ancient market (agora), then to Syntagma (constitution) square, the memorial to the unknown soldier and the Greek Parliament.
Supper and overnight stay.
DAY THREE
Following breakfast, departure for Mikines, beloved by Homer, Mikines is associated with great historical events and adventures recorded in Greek tragedies.
It was here that Agamemnon, for the first time, unifed the Greeks to fight in the Trojian war.
We will then head to Nafplio, first visiting the castle of Palamidi which affords a wonderful, panoramic view.(There are 999steps to ascend, so whoever feels able to can do so).
We will walk through the narrow streets of the old city to the beach front, from where the island of Bourtzi can be seen.
We will then depart for Monemvasia. On arrival, we will check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY FOUR
After breakfast we will walk to the Castle of Monemvasia through narrow, cobbled streets, passing Byzantine churches en route. Every stone and corner hides an historical secret.
We will continue to the medieval, castle town of Mystras. The memory of the last Byzantine emperor appears very much alike here. A tour guide will accompany us around the old town.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY FIVE
After breakfast we will leave for Pylos, first stop being the ruins of the palace of wise King Nestor, one of the largest ancient palaces discovered in Greece.
We will continue to ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. We will have a guided tour of the archeological site.
Overnight stay.
DAY SIX
We will board on ship, after breakfast, from Patras to Ithaca for an Ionian trip, during which you will have own, free time to relax.
Ithaca is world famous because it featured in Homer's "Odyssey". That work, which describes the trials enriched by Odysseus nostalgia and patriotism to return to his home in Ithaca.
On arrival, check in at hotel and enjoying your free time.
DAY SEVEN
Breakfast, followed by a tour of the island. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY EIGHT
Breakfast, followed by return to Athens with a stop on the way to the legendary city of Messolonghi(where the poet, and philhellene Byron is buried). Lunch then departure for Athens for overnight stay.
DAY NINE
Breakfast and free day.
DAY TEN
Departure

The following excursions are only a few examples of the endless possibilities that await you, and they can be modified to meet your desires and budget. We are able to arrange customized and tailor-made trips just for you based on your needs and desires. We will provide you with an experienced leader, a tour guide and a personal driver (if requested). We will also provide you with rental car services, as well as tourist bus (coach) arrangements for group of travelers.

 

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