Peloponnese 3-Private-Days: Sparta-Mystras, Mani-Diros, Monemvasia, Mycenae-Epidaurus, Lunch

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Greece

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Enjoy this, all year round, 3-full-day PRIVATE trip for up to 7 related people & experience the best of Peloponnese. Both the popular Unesco sites but also authentic non-touristy Greece of scenery, food and local life. On Day1 head to Sparta, the town of the most fearsome warriors of ancient Greece and visit the beautiful Mystras byzantine castle and town. Continue to the must visit Diros Caves in the most famous peninsula of Greece; Mani! Day2 starts with breakfast and fresh Mediterranean sea air before driving though the Mani villages to the Easternmost peninsula of the Peloponnese to explore the famous Monemvasia rock. Another great overnight that even a Greek would be jealous of! On Day3 more famous sites with MYCENAE and the ancient theater of EPIDAURUS via one of the most beautiful Greek cities; Nafplio with its dominant Palamidi fortress. Opt in for the mountain & coastline route from Monemvasia to Nafplio town.
Ideal combination for those looking to visit these long distance sites privately and without wasting time driving for several hours with delays due to pickups and drop offs of numerous "strangers". Also, for those looking for a non touristy experience as well as sightseeing of some of Greece's excellent but -still- less known locations. An all year round tour with no weather limitations. Food is a highlight of this personalized tour.Day1: Sparta/Mystras - Mani & Diros Cave: Meet your private driver/guide for your 8:00 a.m. departure. Corinth canal is the first stop and then on to Sparta and Mystras. > Sparta was the ancient rival of Athens and known for her fierce warriors! Wander around the byzantine castle-town of Mystras (next to Sparta) and sense through the silence the city's sheer grandeur: the Palace of the Despots, the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Dimitrios and the impressive Monasteries of Pantanassa and Perivleptos. Great lunch -as always with this tour operator- surrounded by locals and then head to the famous Mani peninsula and Diros cave! > Mani, the southernmost middle peninsula of mythical Peloponnese, is the home of Byzantine churches, Frankish castles, tower houses and of course stunning scenery. The trip through the Diros underground waterways will have a permanent place in your memory for ever. > The Diros Caves is the most important natural site in Greece and they only compare to the "caldera" of Santorini. Enjoy the scenery and the landscape of both the mountains and the coastline.Overnight in beautiful Itilo village.Day2: Monemvasia: Start with breakfast and the scent of Mediterranen air before driving and exploring the route to the easternmost peninsula of the Peloponnese and the beauty of Monemvasia. Wander around the vaulted alleyways, churches and aristocratic mansions in this uniquely preserved mediaeval town and follow the footsteps of the pirates, crusaders and emperors. Overnight at this amazing location and enjoy a nice evening walk and dinner next the Mediterranean water.Day3: Mycenae, Nafplio, Epidaurus: Mycenae (Unesco-listed), is home to some of Greece’s most famous ancient ruins. Wander around the site and accompanying museum before hopping back in the vehicle and visiting the beautiful port town of Nafplio town, the first capital of Greece and famous for its historic architecture. Visit the famous Venetian fortress of Palamidi and optionally, walk down the 999 steps enjoying the most amazing views. Walk through the beautiful narrow streets of the old town. Enjoy another traditional Greek lunch before returning to your vehicle and making way to Epidaurus, home to an ancient, beautifully preserved theater. Discover the landmark at your leisure.Once you’ve finished your explorations, return to your private vehicle and head back to Athens in a just over 1 hour easy drive.

What’s included

  • List of tour items (keywords to google): Sparta, Mystras, Mani peninsula, Diros cave, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Nafplio, Nafplio old town, Palamidi, Epidaurus, Greek meze, Gythion, Itilo, Mani olive oil, Mani coastline landscape... enjoy!
  • Completely private!! No strangers in the same vehicle as your group! No time wasted to pick up and drop off people.
  • A great tour for 1-7 related people (families, couples, friends, solo travelers are very welcome)
  • Brand new 2017 vehicle: For 2-3 people (5 door vehicle) or 3-7 related people (luxurious minivan)
  • Non smoking vehicle and driver/guide
  • Always a highlight of this organizer's private tour is the authentic lunch, treat of your guide on all days and in non touristy locations with local people.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • In the car wifi, tour information booklet and bottled water
  • Each person is allowed one normal size suitcase and one small carry on bag
  • Mobile phone (local number) to instantly communicate with your driver/guide at any times you self explore
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens or Nafplio
  • Excess luggage not allowed
  • Entrance fees; Mystras (€12 & €6 off season), Diros Cave (€13 adults €8 children), Monemvasia (€2 & €1 off season), Mycenae (€12 & €6 off season), Palamidi fortress (€8 & 46 off season) & Epidaurus at (€12 & €6 off season). Off season: 1.November-31.March
  • Dinner (your guide will let you know the best places to eat out)
  • Professional guide (can be arranged at each location)
  • Shopping & touristy stops unless required by your group
  • Gratuities