Greece cultural tour 12 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.
The tour will start and finish in Athens (Greece) and will take 12 days (11 nights). During this tour you will visit Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Mycenae, Argos, Sparta, Mystras, Monemvasia, Kalamata, Messene, Methoni, Pylos, Olympia, Patras, Antirrio, Nafpaktos, Delphi, Hosios Loukas, Livadeia located in Greece.
This page describes details of the multiday private car tour #175 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: #175. The custom itinerary will cost you nothing, it's free from our side.
Tour start in: Athens, Greece
day 1: travel to Corinth, visit Corinth archaeological site, travel to Epidaurus to see Epidaurus archaeological site (UNESCO), travel to Nafplio to see Nafplio castle, accommodation in Nafplio
Tour finish in: Athens, Greece
Planned distance of this tour: 1253 km.
Places on the route
Known for archaeological site, beach, fortress, landmark, viewpoint
The Corinth currently mean few important places. Before all, it is two cities, Corinth (as modern city) and Ancient Corinth, brothers, one with shops and long sandy beach, and other, smaller, with ancient ruins. Exist also so called Acrocorinth, the acropolis of Ancient Corinth, which is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth. Currently, Acrocorinth is one of the most important medieval fortress sites of Greece. And last, exist the Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island.
Known for archaeological site, UNESCO
Epidaurus was a small town (polis) in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros: Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros. Since 2010 they belong to the new municipality of Epidaurus, part of the regional unit of Argolis.
Known for archaeological site, beach, castle, fortress, marina, viewpoint
Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. To the Nafplio belong 2 castles and his center is old fortified town.
Known for archaeological site, UNESCO, viewpoint
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 ancient settlement, archaeological site, castle, landmark
According to mythology, it is considered the most ancient city of the world. Built at the center of the fertile Argolic plain, along with Thebes, it was the most powerful city of Ancient Greece. Argos, one of the beauties of the famous Peloponnese, is an enchanting destination just a stone’s throw from Athens. The surrounding area has plenty of other sights as well.
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 archaeological site, fortress, UNESCO, viewpoint, orthodox monastery
Mystras or Mistras 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 beach, fortress, island, medieval old town, viewpoint
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.
Known for beach, castle
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula (southern Greece) and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Kalamata is renowned as the land of the Kalamatianos dance and Kalamata olives.
Known for archaeological site, landmark
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 beach, castle, viewpoint
This lovely coastal town is a real gem not only because its ancient history and fine golden sandy beaches but also because it houses an impressive medieval castle.
Known for archaeological site, architecture, beach, castle, fortress, lake, landmark, nature, venetian empire, wildlife
Pylos, a picture-perfect town, welcomes you with famous beaches, historic castles, Mycenaean palaces, important wetland and more! All packaged in an ideal holiday destination.
Known for archaeological site, landmark, museum, UNESCO
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 castle, seaport, viewpoint, 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 castle, fortress, seaport, viewpoint
The home of а well kept medieval seafront fortress and close to the ancient cities, Makyneia and Molykreas.
Known for beach, castle, 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 archaeological site, UNESCO
Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Moreover, the Greeks considered Delphi as center of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi. Delphi occupies an impressive site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus, overlooking the coastal plain to the south and the valley of Phocis. It is now an extensive archaeological site with a small modern town of the same name nearby. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a phenomenal influence in the ancient world, as evidenced by the rich monuments built there by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity.
Hosios Loukas, Greece
Known for UNESCO, orthodox monastery
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 castle, 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.
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.
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Last updated on: 31 October 2019
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
• travel insurance
• country visas
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