6 days
Type of Tour

A life time tour taking place in Peloponnese peninsula. Visit the most important archaeological sites of Peloponnese, fortified cities, castles and caves.

Pick up/drop off
English speaking driver
Free bottled water
Entrance fees
Local licensed guide in the sites
Licensed guide for the entire tour
Luxury Mercedes sedan (1-3 passengers )
Luxury Mercedes Minivan (1-7 passengers)
Luxury Mercedes Minibus (5-17 passengers)
All vehicles are non smoking
NO cancellation fee if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your service date
  • Since all the tours we offer are private we have the flexibility to discuss with you any changes you wish to make in the itinerary.
  • During summer time because of the hot climate conditions in Greece we always suggest you to wear light clothes, bring with you a hat and sunscreen and make sure to wear non-slipper comfortable shoes due to the slippery terrain in the archaeological sites.
  • Also we always provide child seats or boosters whenever is needed with no extra cost. In case there are children between the passengers and you need a child seat we can provide it with no extra cost.
Day 1

The circle of Peloponnese 6-day tour starts by driving out of the city along the scenic coastal road towards west.

Our first stop is the impressive Corinth Canal where you can take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking view by walking on the bridge of the Canal. After 20 minutes driving, we will arrive to Ancient Corinth where you will visit the archaeological site and admire the monolithic Temple of Apollo, the Pirene and Glafki fountains, the Bema where Apostle Paul was judged, the Ancient Agora, the Ancient Theater, the Roman Odeon and the archaeological museum of Corinth.

Acrocorinth will be our next stop to take pictures of the imposing fortress and the breathtaking view of the Corinthian Gulf. Continuing our Alternative Peloponnese 4-day tour we will drive through beautiful villages and you will enjoy a scenic drive passing through orange tree fields and vineyards, our next stop will be Mycenae.

The ancient citadel of Mycenae was the kingdom of glorious Agamemnon and the Mycenean civilization was one of the most important pillars in the Greek history. In the archaeological site you will admire the Cyclopean walls of the citadel, you will walk through the Lion Gate (symbol of the Mycenean civilization), and see important Mycenean tombs.

You will also visit the archaeological museum and a little further down you will be impressed by the tomb of King Agamemnon. We will continue our tour heading south towards the town of Nafplion, one of the most historical towns in the modern history of Greece. You will admire historical buildings and explore the beautiful small alleys of the town and right after you will enjoy your meal in a local restaurant. After lunch we will check in at the hotel and get some rest for a while.

Before leaving Nafplion you will visit the fortress of Palamidi which was built by the Venetians and its located above the town. You will enter the fortress and you will be amazed by the panoramic view of the town. Our last stop for the day is the Asclepieion of Epidaurus which is located 30 min away from Nafplion. In the archaeological site you will visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus which is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece in terms of its perfect acoustics and fine structure. The Asclepieion of Epidaurus used to be a therapeutic and religious center dedicated to Asklepios, the god of healing. After you complete your visit there we will return to Nafplion for your overnight.

Day 2

We will start our second day after your breakfast and we will head to glorious Sparta. As soon as we arrive in Sparta we will stop in front of the statue of King Leonidas known from the battle of Thermopylae. Right after we will visit the archaeological site and see the ruins of ancient Sparta.

We will continue our tour by driving you to the fortified city of Mystras. In the fortified city you will admire the palaces of Michael Palaiologos, who was one of the Byzantine emperors from 1261 until his death, and numerous Byzantine churches. After you complete your visit there we will drive you to a local restaurant to enjoy your lunch.

Our last destination for the day will be Monemvasia. Monemvasia is a famous fortified town in southwestern Peloponnese, it is built on limestone rock and has a length of one and a half kilometers, a maximum width of 600 meters and a height of 195 meters. It is linked to the mainland by a 200-meter short causeway, the shape of which resembles a human neck. Monemvasia was founded in the 6th century AD, after Sparta residents were relocated there. Its strategic position, the power of its fleet and the alliance with the Byzantine emperors, turned Monemvasia into a famous and powerful city. We will overnight in Monemvasia.

Day 3

We will start our third day after your breakfast and you will visit the fortified town of Monemvasia, after exploring the area we will continue our tour towards Areopoli and we will drive through beautiful landscapes of Mani area which is famous for the old towers ruins and we will pass through the towns of Gytheio and Gerolimena.

We will visit Porto Kayio village where you can enjoy a swim at the beach and have lunch in a seaside restaurant. Our last destination for the day is Areopolis where we will overnight there.

Day 4

We will start our fourth day after your breakfast and we will first visit Diros Caves. The caves began to form hundreds of thousands of years ago; the stalactites and stalagmites that are now underwater were formed when the sea level was much lower than it currently is. Stalactites have been found at a depth of 71 metres, while the maximum depth of the cave has been discovered off the tourist route, and it reaches 80 metres. Guided tours are offered through almost the whole cave in small boats.

After your visit there we will continue our tour and we will pass from the famous town of Kardamili, in the West Mani and the city of Kalamata (famous for its olives) and we will arrive Methoni. In Methoni we will visit the Castle of the town as well as the impressive fortress of Bourtzi, which is built on the sea and dominates imposingly outside the main castle. Later you will have lunch in a seaside restaurant and after that we will check in at the hotel.

Day 5

We will start our fifth day after your breakfast and drive to the nearby town of Pylos, which is built at the southern end of Navarino bay, where the naval battle of Navarino took place, in October 1827. There you will visit the impressive castle named Niokastro. There are 2 small museums inside the castle and in one of them, there are exhibits from the findings of submerged cities. There is also the church of the Transfiguration of the Savior. From the highest point of the Castle, you will be able to take amazing photos of the Navarino bay as well as the island of Sfaktiria.

After this visit, and continuing our tour, we will pass through the Gialova Lagoon, a protected, Natura area, as well as the beautiful and famous Voidokilia beach. Afterwards you will enjoy your meal in a restaurant and our next stop will be the palace of Nestor who was king and hero of ancient Pylos. At the same location, you will admire a vaulted, Mycenaean tomb, which is right next to the palace. Also nearby is the museum of Chora, where you will admire important finding from the area. We will continue heading north towards the Ancient Olympia, and after almost 2 hours driving we will arrive and check in at the hotel to get some rest.

Day 6

We will start our last day after your breakfast and you will visit the archaeological site and the two museums, where you will see among other things, the ancient gymnasiums, the workshop of Phedias, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the Palaestra, the altar where the Olympic Torch is always being lit for the Modern Olympics, the stadium, the pediments of the temple of Zeus, the statues of Nike of Paeonius and Hermes of Praxiteles, as well as the legendary helmet of General Miltiades from the battle of Marathon in 490 BC.

After finishing your visit at the sites, you will enjoy a meal in a local Greek restaurant. Our tour ends by driving you back to Athens through a scenic drive along the coast line of the Corinthian gulf.

  • Corinth canal
  • Isthmia
  • Ancient Corinth (Temple of Apollo, Pirene and Glafki fountains, Bema, Corinth museum)
  • Acrocorinth
  • Acropolis of Mycenae
  • Lion gate
  • Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Mycenae museum
  • Old town of Nafplion
  • Bourtzi
  • Palamidi fortress
  • Asclepieion of Epidaurus
  • Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
  • Statue of Leonidas
  • Sparta site
  • Mystras fortified town
  • Monemvasia (fortified city)
  • Gytheion
  • Mani
  • Diros caves
  • Limeni seaside village
  • Stoupa
  • Kalamata
  • Methoni fortress
  • Bourtzi fortress
  • Finikounta
  • Pylos
  • Niokastro fortress
  • Navarino bay
  • Voidokilia natural beach
  • Nestor Palace
  • Chora museum
  • Ancient Olympia (Stadium, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, Palaistra, Fedias workshop)
  • Archaelogical museum of Olympia
  • Museum of the Olympic games

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