Discover Greece in 13 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Monasteries, castles, UNESCO sites. The tour over Peloponnese and Greece mainland.
Discover Greece in 13 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Monasteries, castles, UNESCO sites. Private tour with minivan from Monterrasol Travel. The tour over Peloponnese and Greece mainland. Sightseeing 13 days private tour start from Igoumenitsa (Greece) by Monterrasol Travel agency specialize on customized private car tours. The tour start in Igoumenitsa (Greece) and visit Parga, Arta, Oeniadae, Mesolongi, Nafpaktos, Rio, Patras, Olympia, Messene, Sparta, Mystras, Mycenae, Loutraki, Livadeia, Hosios Loukas, Arachova, Delphi, Thermopylae, Meteora, Ioannina, Dodoni within 13 days.
This page describes details of the multiday private car tour #157 offered by Monterrasol Travel. The company, Monterrasol Travel, is an independent tour operator specialized in cultural and destination tourism. This tour has been developed by Monterrasol Travel based on its own experiences and belongs to the group of private car tours with pre-designed itineraries. If you like this tour but you would like to change something, please do not hesitate to contact us and mention the ID number of this tour: #157. The custom itinerary will cost you nothing, it's free from our side.
The tour will start and finish in Igoumenitsa (Greece) and will take 13 days (12 nights). During this tour you will visit Parga, Arta, Oeniadae, Mesolongi, Nafpaktos, Rio, Patras, Olympia, Messene, Sparta, Mystras, Mycenae, Loutraki, Livadeia, Hosios Loukas, Arachova, Delphi, Thermopylae, Meteora, Ioannina, Dodoni located in Greece.
Overall, with this tour you will visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 3 sites currently on the UNESCO Tentative List (sites that were submitted to the World Heritage Committee, and are awaiting to consider for nomination, and therefore suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List).
Border crossing for this trip
This tour does not require border crossing.
Money and payments
In each country of your trip you can use main credit and debit cards. You can use ATM to withdrawal cash or pay at purchase point with card. More information on currencies, payments, and use cards you can read on this our page: On the trip: currencies, payments, card use.
Last updated on: 1 April 2020
Tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece
day 1: travel to Parga, visit Parga castle, visit Parga beach, travel to Arta and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Arta, accommodation in Arta
Tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece
Planned distance of this tour: 1468 km.
If you like this private tour and itinerary but you would like to change something, please do not hesitate to contact us and mention the ID number of this tour: #157. We do not charge for development a custom car tour itinerary, it will cost you nothing. We will be glad to discuss with you the details of your future trip and plan it following your ideas and wishes.
Places on the route
Known for beach, castle, coastal town.
The colorful Parga lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa, northwestern Greece. Parga is a resort town known for its impressive natural environment, splendid beaches, beautiful architecture and the charming islets dotting the turquoise bay, among other things.
Known for bridge, byzantine empire, castle, museum, orthodox cathedral.
Arta is a city in northwestern Greece, and was known in ancient times as Ambracia. Arta is known for the medieval bridge over the Arachthos River, for well-preserved 13th-century castle. Byzantine period in Arta's history is reflected in its many Byzantine churches.
Mesolongi (Messolonghi), Greece
Known for beach, coastal town, lake, landmark, wildlife.
The Messolonghi Lagoons complex, classified as a national park, is not only one the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, protected by the Ramsar Convention and included in the Natura 2000 network, but also one of the richest natural fish production centers of the country which is formed between the deltas of the Acheloos and Evinos rivers. The site is important for breeding, staging and wintering waterbirds and exhibits a considerable degree of endemism in plant and fish species. Wintering birds include the globally threatened Pelecanus crispus. Messolonghi Lagoon is a favourite birding destination all year round.
Known for beach, castle, coastal town, marina.
Nafpaktos, also known as Lepanto during part of its history, is one of Greece's most beautiful beach towns, located on a bay on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. Nafpaktos will seduce you with its traditional character and peaceful atmosphere.
Known for beach, bridge, coastal town, fortress, seaport, viewpoint.
Rio is a town in the suburbs of Patras and is the northernmost municipal unit of the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. Rio has been a strategic point since antiquity. From early 19th century at the cape over Rio is located an old Turkish castle (the "Castle of the Morea").
Known for archaeological site, beach, castle, coastal town, museum, seaport, viewpoint, winery, orthodox cathedral.
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras. The core settlement has a history spanning for four millenniums; in the Roman period it had become a cosmopolitan center of the eastern Mediterranean whilst, according to the Christian tradition, it was also the place where Saint Andrew was crucified. Patras and its region is home to various Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine Monuments, including the Roman Odeon, the Fortress of Rio and the Fortress of Patras.
Known for archaeological site, museum. UNESCO World Heritage.
Olympia is a small town on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name, which was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held. Olympia is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for ancient settlement, ancient theatre, archaeological site, landmark, viewpoint. UNESCO tentative list.
The vast Archaeological Site of Ancient Messene, relatively new, has been largely excavated and restored to the point that is one of most impressive sites in Greece. Highlights are the theater, the stadium, the gymnasium architectural complex and the Hellenistic sanctuary of Asclepius among others.
Known for ancient settlement, archaeological site.
As the great rival of Athens in ancient Greece, Sparta prided itself on the iron-hearted warrior culture that remained the backbone of their civilization. Ancient Sparta was mostly a military city-state. The Spartans believed that their purpose was to become strong soldiers and protect their homeland even with their lives. A Spartan should be strong in body, healthy in mind and brave in character.
Known for ancient settlement, medieval old town, viewpoint, orthodox monastery. UNESCO World Heritage.
Mystras is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Mystras is situated on the slopes of Taygetos Mountain, near Sparta. Mystras served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for ancient settlement, archaeological site, viewpoint. UNESCO World Heritage.
Mycenae is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometers south-west of Athens and is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for castle, medieval old town, river, waterfall.
An ancient mountainous town, mentioned by Homer, that participated in the War of Troy and home of the famed Oracle of Trofonios Zeus, close to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and a lot more. Delightful location, regardless the time of the year.
Hosios Loukas, Greece
Known for orthodox monastery. UNESCO World Heritage.
Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo in Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
Known for free time, mountain town.
While Greece is known as a beach holiday destination, few know that it’s also perfect for a green holiday. The lovely Arachova is a great destination! You will quickly see why Greece is much more than just a summer destination.
Known for ancient theatre, archaeological site, museum. UNESCO World Heritage.
This day we will visit the impressive Archaeological Site of Delphi, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, set at the foot of Mount Parnassos. The Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi is home to the most famous oracle of ancient Greece that welcomed kings and commoners, coming from across the ancient world to hear from the oracle of god Apollo. Considered the center of the world in ancient times, Delphi was the cultural and religious hub of the Hellenic civilization.
Known for landmark, monument.
The Spartan king Leonidas and the historic Battle of Thermopylae.
Known for landmark, nature, viewpoint, orthodox monastery. UNESCO World Heritage.
The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Known for ancient settlement, fortress, lake, museum, park, venetian empire, orthodox monastery.
The charming Ioannina, the capital and largest city of the Epirus region, with a picturesque historic center, a castle built in 528 AD that is the oldest Byzantine fortress in the country, among other landmarks worth discovering, is a great year-round destination. Undoubtedly one of the most atmospheric cities in this corner of the country, Ioannina is set on the shore of Lake Pamvotida.
Known for ancient theatre, archaeological site. UNESCO tentative list.
Dodoni, located in a narrow valley at the foot of Mount Tomaros in Epirus, is an ancient city that travelers should visit. It is home to the oldest and most prominent oracle in the country.
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Tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece
day 1: Parga castle, Parga beach, Arta free time; accommodation in Arta
Tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece
Planned distance of this tour: 1468 km.
The max amount of people in this tour: 5
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What tour include
• transport with driver
• transport in van with air conditioner
• tour director all time with you
• transportation for your group only, no foreigners
• accommodation in *** hotels or pensions
• accommodation in double rooms
• accommodation with breakfast only
• english spoken driver and tour director
What tour not include
• lunch and dinner
• accommodation in single rooms
• hotel tourist tax
• professional tour guide
• entry fees and tickets
• flights tickets
• ferry tickets
• travel insurance
• country visas
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