Three day Peloponnese tour itinerary

DAY 1

View of the temple of Apollo in Corinth.

We start our tour by driving south along the beautiful coastline of Corinth. Our first stop is at the Corinthian canal. We will make a stop here to look at the canal and if we are lucky we might see a ship going through the isthmus. After the canal we will go to Ancient Corinth. The site itself is very beautiful. This is where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians. The site of Corinth is influenced by Roman architecture. Here you will see the Octavian temple and the Lechaion Way. Ancient Corinth also has a beautiful museum which is known for its beautiful amphorae. After seeing the site of Ancient Corinth we head towards Acrocorinth which is 4 km (2.5 miles) above the main city.

From there we travel through the farmland and pass through small villages. As we travel we will see many apricot tress, olive trees and vineyards. The Peloponnese region grows some of the best olives and grapes. After that we will reach Ancient Nemea where the ancient Nemean Games were held. Nemea is surrounded with vineyards. From Nemea we head to ancient Mycenae. There you will see the tomb of Agamemnon and the ancient city of Mycenae, which was discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1870. After seeing Mycenae we drive down to Nafplio "the old Venetian town" which was re-built by the Venetians in the 16th century and was the first capital of Greece. We will have lunch there by the seaside. Then we can visit the famous castle called "Palamidi".

Breathtaking view from Acrocorinthos up above. This castle Bourtzi in Nafplion.

We continue our tour by traveling through many orange fields and olive trees in order to reach Epidavros. When we get there we will see the ancient theatre of Epidavros which was built in 4 B.C. and is known for its great acoustic sound. The theatre is used today by Greek actors who perform various ancient Greek plays. You will also see the Sanctuary of Asklipeios and the beautiful museum of Epidavros.

When night falls we will sleep in Nafplio at Marianna Pension.

DAY 2

Then next morning we will drive to Sparti, see Mystra with its Byzantine monasteries, the archaeological museum of Sparti and the monument of King Leonidas.

After that we will have lunch on top of mount Taygetos. From there we travel to the ancient site of Messene which is a spectacular site. We continue our tour by traveling to ancient Olympia where we sleep over.

The monument of the brave Greek, King Leonidas in Sparti, Greece. This is mount Taygetos in Greece.

DAY 3

The next day we will visit the village of ancient Olympia where we will see the ancient stadium, the temple of Hera, the Palestra, Phidias' workshop, the Roman Baths, and two very nice museums. At night we will return to Athens from the west of the Peloponnese accompanied with the view of the Ionian Sea.

Flame lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia, Greece. The Palestra in ancient Olympia.

Tour Highlights

  • Ancient Corinth
  • Mycenae
  • Epidavros
  • Nafplio
  • Ancient Olympia
  • Ancient Messene
  • Mystras
  • Duration: 3 days 2 nights
  • Vehicle: Mercedes sedan
  • Capacity: 4 people + the driver
  • Price: Check Availability

Things to know about this private tour.

What is not included in the price

  • entrance fees to museums & archaeological sites
  • food
  • licensed tour guide on site

Please note that tolls and gas are included in the price.

Entrance fees

  • Ancient Corinth: €6
  • Mycenae: €8
  • Epidavros: €6
  • Nafplio: €3 for castle Palamidi
  • Ancient Olympia: €9 for both the archaeological site and museum
  • Ancient Messene: €5
  • Mystras: €5

Public Holidays in Greece

Most services and museums in Greece are closed on the following holidays:


  • January 1st
  • March 25th
  • Good Friday
  • Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • May 1st
  • December 25th
  • December 26th

Vehicle

The vehicle you will be riding in is an E-class Mercedes sedan taxi which can comfortably accommodate 4 people + the driver.

If there are more than 4 people in your party, we can accommodate you with a spacious van.

Car seats for infants are available.
Also, we are smoke-free!

Hotels that we recommend.

EUROPA HOTEL

Built on a privileged spot overlooking Ancient Olympia offers an idyllic view of the Arcadian mountains and the paradisiacal valley, which lies between two rivers, the Alpheus and the Cladeus. Due to its location and heritage, Europa hotel promises high standards of hospitality along with exquisite style and aesthetics. Nestled in green surroundings the hotel with its outstanding architecture enhanced by the use of natural stone and wooden elements, bright colors and refined details creates the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay. Enjoy our unrivalled hospitality services in a cozy family environment. Europa is highly rated by state leaders, members of the Olympic Family, famous artists and writers as well as everyday guests, who during their stay at the hotel had the opportunity to experience the renowned Olympian hospitality, in the exact place where Xenios Zeus, the patron deity of hospitality, was worshipped.

For more information please visit www.hoteleuropa.gr

PENSION MARIANNA

Beautiful hotel in Nafplion.

For more information please visit www.hotelmarianna.gr

Restaurants that we recommend.

The fisherman's taverna

Plaka's oldest restaurant continues to receive connoisseurs of the finest that Greek traditional cuisine has to offer. The emphasis here is on top qualityin the realms of taste and service. For more than two decades, The Fisherman's Taverna, with the guarantee of Vlassis Stathokostopoulos' Group, has been living proof that the Plaka has much more to offer than the usual tourist traps. This traditional taverna is the preferred choice of distinguished personalities of the political world, business circuit and art scene. The Fisherman's Taverna attracts guests of all ages looking for the best in authentic Greek cuisine. Regardless of the name, the selection available is not limited to fish but includes a broad range of traditional Greek dishes.

For more information please visit www.psaras-taverna.gr

Thanasis

Thanasis has one of the best kebab and souvlaki in town! If you are looking for a delicious snack without having to spend a lot - Thanasis is the place to go!

For more information please visit Thanasis

Orizontes

Orizontes (Horizons) is an excellent restaurant located on Lycabettus hill. Orizontes provides excellent cuisine, impeccable service and the best view of Athens and the Saronic gulf. If you decide to eat at this restaurant be sure to make reservations ahead of time

For more information please visit www.orizonteslycabettus.gr

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