Highlights of the Peloponnese: Argolis and Olympia

Highlights of the Peloponnese: Argolis and Olympia

  • 3 Days
  • From : Athens
  • To : Athens
  • Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 18 Years Old

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Join this incredible three-day tour to discover some of the most famous historical monuments of mainland Greece! Check out the impressive Corinth Canal, get in touch with a fascinating part of the amazing Greek history while visiting the main landmarks of Epidaurus, see the breathtaking Greek remains and the tomb of Agamemnon in the famous Mycenae, and explore Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece known for being the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. Choose this tour and spend three memorable days understanding Greece! 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

Temple of Poseidon: Visit an important landmark and indulge in one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world.

Corinth Canal: Catch sight of the famous  Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf.

Epidaurus: Visit Epidaurus, the birthplace of Apollo’s son, an ancient place of healing, and one of the most important archaeological findings, reflecting the splendor of Greek culture through its imposing beauty. 

Mycenae: Get in touch with history while visiting the ancient Greek remains and the tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae.

Olympia: Explore the famous birthplace of the Olympic Games.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with qualified local English speaking guides on day 1 for the half-day Sounio excursion and on day 2 and 3

ACCOMMODATION: 

  •  2 Nights’ accommodation in your selected hotel category 

MEALS

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner

TRANSPORT:

  • Air-conditioned shared transportation throughout the tour
  • Inbound/Outbound transfers from/to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (Athens International airport) 

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: 

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Cape Sounio, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia

OTHER: 

  • Meet & Greet on arrival at  Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

Exclusions

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Flight tickets or visa fees
  • Airport taxes for domestic and international flights
  • Gratuities for driver and guide (optional)
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Overnight city tax for the hotel overnights effective from January 1st 2018. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels.

Please note

  • Day 3: Late drop off at the airport. Estimated arrival time at the airport is 20:00 hrs. so please book the departing flight accordingly (or book additional night in Athens)
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice 
  • Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
  • The distances and travel times described in the itinerary may vary. 
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed
  • Please note the clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Greece. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Athens:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Day 2 Olympia:   

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Neda or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Arty Grand or similar 4*

OPTIONAL EXTRA: 

Pre – Night in Athens:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Post – Night in Athens:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Arion or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Fresh or similar 4*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL ATHENS – CAPE SOUNIO – ATHENS (140km–4 hrs)

Arrive at Athens airport where our representative will meet and greet you. Then, you will be taken to your Athens hotel in the comfort of an air-conditioned car. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing drive along the coastal road, admiring the mesmerising beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Continue driving and, after the splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore amazed your eyes, arrive at the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounio, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. Visit the impressive Temple of Poseidon, and then enjoy some precious time at leisure, walking on the rocky promontory of Sounio. Afterwards, return to your comfortable hotel in Athens.

Overnight in Athens

Day 2 :  ATHENS – CANAL OF CORINTH – EPIDAURUS – MYCENAE – OLYMPIA (385 km – 5.5 hrs)

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, before departing for the Corinth Canal. Enjoy a short stop to admire the fascinating views and drive to Epidaurus to visit the impressive ancient theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. Intriguing Epidaurus is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son, Asklepios the healer, and was the most celebrated healing centre of the classical world. After getting in touch with history and culture, head towards Nauplia, enjoy a short break and continue driving through the plain of Argos. Arrive in Mycenae and enjoy another encounter with Greece´s past, at the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, driving through the beautiful cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis, where we also enjoy a short stop. Arrive in Olympia, check in at your hotel, indulge in a tasty dinner, and rest, preparing yourself for another adventurous day. 

Overnight  in Ancient Olympia

Day 3 :  OLYMPIA – DEPARTURE ATHENS (330 km– 4 hrs)

Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel before visiting the stunning archaeological site of Olympia. Admire the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the Archaeological Museum with unique artefacts and the famous statue “Hermes” of Praxiteles, as well as many other interesting surprises. Afterwards, head towards Athens, driving via Patras to catch sight of the famous Antirion Bridge, considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Continue travelling towards the beautiful capital of Greece, arriving at the airport in the late afternoon.

Breakfast included