Welcome to Peloponnese

The very topography that kept invaders at bay for centuries – lofty, snowcapped mountains, vast gorges, sandy beaches and azure waters – now draws visitors of a very different kind. Filoxenia (hospitality) is as strong here as anywhere in the country; the food is among Greece's best; and the region's vineyards are contributing to Greece's wine renaissance. Locals claim to have the best of everything to give. And that’s no myth.

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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Glyfada Beach, Glyfada, AtticaAthinean RivieraPass By: Lake Vouliagmeni, Vouliagmeni, East Attica Region, AtticaAthinean RivieraStop At: Temple of Poseidon, Sounio, East Attica Region, AtticaCape Sounio , Aegean seaDuration: 1 hour

$100.27 Tours & Sightseeing

Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

The Athens full-day tour depart for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (including also Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Areopagus) Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and  Acropolis museum one day tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the  ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives,  statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to CAPE SOUNION. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

$1207.85 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

Day 1: Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia (D)Your first stop is at Corinth Canal. Drive to Epidaurus for a visit of the archaeological site and the theater famous for its remarkable acoustics, and then on to Nauplia for a short stop. Drive to Mycenae where you visit the archaeological site, then depart for Olympia, through the central Peloponnese area passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis.Day 2: Olympia - Nafpaktos - Delphi (B, D)In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the "state of the art" new suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos, then continue to Delphi for the evening.Day 3: Delphi (B, D)In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. The rest of the day at leisure.Day 4: Kalambaka - Meteora (B, D)In the morning, start the drive by the central Greece towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka. Afternoon visit of the breathtaking Meteora. Dinner and your overnight accommodation is in Kalambaka.Day 5: Dion - Thessaloniki (B, D)Drive by Trikala and Larissa to the famous, sacred Macedonian town of Dion. Then, continue to Thessaloniki, the largest town in Northern Greece. Visit the most interesting museum of Thessaloniki and sightseeing of the city.Day 6: Pella - Vergina - Lefkadia (B, D)Morning drive to Pella, Alexander the Great's capital. Continue to Vergina to visit the Tomb of the King Philip and the famous "Vergina Treasures". Then on to Lefkadia where you visit the excavations. Return to Thessaloniki via Veria.Day 7: Tempi Valley - Thermoplyae - Athens (B)Start the return drive to Athens, through the Tempi Valley, Larissa, Lamia, Thermoplyae famous for the ancient battle that took place there and Kamena Vourla.

$110.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ancient Olympia Private Shore Excursion from Katakolon

While you’re in port in Katakolon, discover the birthplace of the Olympic Games on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle as you make your way east to the ancient site. It is here where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC in honor of Zeus; the games continued until approx. 394 AD when Emperor Theodosius I abolished them because he considered them reminiscent of paganism. Follow your local guide through the site, listening to interesting facts about the area.At the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Archeological Site of Olympia, marvel at the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This site was also the home of the original stadium and the Bouleuterion (the administration building). Today, you can see the Bouleuterion remains as an early Greek temple with a square horseshoe shape and tiered seating arrangements. Then enjoy an hour of free time in modern Olympia to shop or relax at one of the numerous cafes. Wander around the town hall, designed by the renowned Greek architect Aris Konstantinides, or visit the small Museum of the Olympic Games.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Katakolon port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$446.56 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus Private Tour from Athens

ItineraryDay 1: Mycenae - Nafplio - EpidaurusStop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Epidavros, Argolis Region, PeloponneseThe oldest theater in the world with the amazing acousticsDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, PeloponneseThe home of King AgamemnonDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseWalk down the 999 steps and enjoy the amazing views of the waterDuration: 1 hourStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseA quick stop to loop around the canalDuration: 15 minutesMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight opposite Hydra island in a great guesthouse with panoramic sea viewsDay 2: Hydra islandStop At: Point of service / Bank / ATM EthnikiVisit the cosmopolitan island of Hydra; the hiding place of the rich and famousDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight opposite HydraDay 3: Spetses islandStop At: Spetses Museum, Spetses, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaAnother great island to spend the day before heading back to AthensDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Optional visit and stay at the Arcadia mountains, villages & monasteriesStop At: Dimitsana squareThe most beautiful village in the mountains of Arcadia in central PeloponneseDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, PeloponneseThe amazing cliff hanging monasteryDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Water Power MuseumWe shall be visiting the Water-Power Museum containing a reconstructed watermill, tannery and gunpowder mill showing how the basic pre-industrial techniques used water as the main energy source for the production of various products.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pantopolion en Stemnitsa, Stemnitsa, Arkadia Region, PeloponneseThis stone built village is our lunch locationDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in a great guesthouse at the village of Dimitsana

$109.49 Tours & Sightseeing

Half day tour in Mycenae and Epidaurus from Nafplio

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: LandLife Travel, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseThis half-day tour is designed to show you some beautiful aspects of Argolis in the region of Peloponnese. We will visit two of the UNESCO world heritage sites, the famous Mycenae and the Ancient theatre of Epidavros and we enjoy at the same time, the wonderful and picturesque natural scenery of the region.We pick you up from our meeting point and we begin our tour to the majestic historical monuments of Argolis. The first stop on the tour is the famous Mycenae, home of the Mycenaean civilization, where we will visit the famous Cyclopean walls surrounding the triangular acropolis, the Lion Gate which was the symbol of the power of the Mycenaean rulers and the famous vaulted tombs of Atreus and Clytemnestra.The next stop is the Ancient Epidaurus, one of the most known archaeological sites of Greece in all over the world, which is considered to be the birthplace of medicine. We wander in the Ancient Theater, which is the most beautiful and best reserved among all the ancient theatres and we are impressed by its perfect acoustics.Finally we return to Nafplio full of memories and knowledge.Duration: 6 hours

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