Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.
The tour will start and finish in Athens (Greece) and will take 14 days (13 nights). During this tour you will visit Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Mycenae, Sparta, Mystras, Kalamata, Messene, Methoni, Pylos, Palace of Nestor, Olympia, Patras, Antirrio, Nafpaktos, Mesolongi, Arta, Dodoni, Ioannina, Metsovo, Meteora, Trikala, Larissa, Lamia, Delphi, Livadeia, Chalkida located in Greece.
This page describes details of the multiday private car tour #172 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: #172. 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: 1522 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
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, 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.
Palace of Nestor, Greece
Known for archaeological site, architecture, landmark
The Palace of Nestor, the famous king of Pylos, is one of the most well-preserved Mycenean structures still visible today. Located just 14 km from Pylos, the palace was built by King Nestor, son of Neleus, and features in both the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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.
Mesolongi (Messolonghi), Greece
Known for beach, 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 ancient settlement, archaeological site, castle
The home of a medieval stone bridge over the Arachthos River and a well-preserved 13th-century Byzantine castle.
Known for ancient settlement, archaeological site
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.
Known for ancient settlement, castle, fortress, lake, 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 architecture, nature
A mountain town, amphitheatrically built across the slope of the Pindus Mountain range, with a unique commercial history, Mestovo has year-round activities, enhanced by its specialty wines and cheeses. Metsovo has tons of authentic character; well known as a mountain escape by locals, it is a year-round destination that offers gorgeous surroundings, even more so in the winter, when majestic white snow blankets the village.
Known for architecture, landmark, nature, UNESCO, orthodox monastery
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 castle, park
Trikala is a city with a rich history and a gateway into the mountainous region of northwestern Greece.
Known for archaeological site, architecture, medieval old town, nature
Larissa, surrounded by lush valleys and some of the most imposing mountains in Greece, is in close proximity of many interesting destinations in the region (Mount Olympus, Mount Kissavos, Meteora, Lake Plastira, Pilio, among others) suitable for daily trips.
Known for castle
Lamia, a vibrant and lively city all year-round. The city is famous for its castle located on a rocky hill that offers great views and its local cuisine, among other things. Lamia is also the gateway to Iti National Park.
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.
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.
Known for architecture, beach, castle, fortress, island, landmark, marina, medieval old town, viewpoint
Chalkida, particularly famous for the tidal phenomenon, is not only the main gate to the island of Euboea but also its administrative and commercial centre. Since it is just 80 km away from Athens is a popular destination for short get away from the busy movement and activity of the capital city.
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: 7 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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