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Athens and the Southern Peloponnese

9 days

from £995pp (excluding flights)

Combine the Greek Capital of Athens with the mountains, valleys, beaches and ancient sites of the Peloponnese.

  • Visit the world famous Parthenon and Museum with its valuable Greek artefacts and fascinating collection of Parthenon frieze blocks
  • Discover Olympia, the temples at Ancient Corinth, the archaeological site at Mycenae and the Byzantine architecture at the crusader fortress Mystras
  • Explore the staggeringly beautiful Mani Peninsula with its fortified towers, Byzantine chapels and mountainous terrain

Fly into Athens and choose to overnight in the city or jump straight into your hire car to head out to the picturesque region of Arkadia, the centre of the Peloponnese peninsula. Stay at Villa Vager, the perfect base from which to explore some of the ancient and mythical sites of this region. From here, head further south to a remote corner of the Mani Peninsula for a few days relaxing in the family-run, boutique hotel, Citta dei Nicliani.

Continue north to the sister hotel of Villa Vager Mani, located halfway between Kalamata and Kardamili, before returning home from the easily accessible Kalamata airport. You could consider spending longer in Athens in order to explore the sites of the city on foot before returning to the luxury of your hotel.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 995 £ 300
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Athens


Athens has been called the historical capital of Europe which dates back to the Neolithic age. Athens has nearly 2 miles that is a pedestrian zone which occupies the town's historic centre, allowing the archaeological sites to be discovered with ease.

In 1834, Athens became the capital of the modern Greek state, and since then it has become an attractive and contemporary metropolis with charm.

The framed marketplace of Agora is one of the most interesting archaeological sites to visit, having been the heart of public life in Socrates and Plato's day.


On the arrival hall you will be met and assisted


You will be staying at St George Lycabettus, bed and breakfast

Day 2

Today collect your hire car to proceed towards Levidi

Drive from Athens to Levidi


Self drive onwards to Levidi. A journey time of approximately two hours


In Arcadia, at the foothills of Mt Mainalon with its rich forest, at an altitude of 900 metres, Levidi stands proud and boasts not only of its past, but also of its present. Levidi, surrounded by the beauty of pine trees, is the only place in Greece with a view to five different geographical areas of the Peloponnese.


You will be staying at Villa Vager Levidi, bed and breakfast

Day 3

Day at Leisure


You will be staying at Villa Vager Levidi, bed and breakfast

Day 4

Drive from Levidi to Mani Peninsula


Today continue onwards to the south of the Mani Peninsula. A journey time of approximately two and a half hours.


The rest of the day at leisure


You will be staying at Citta dei Nicliani, bed and breakfast

Day 5

Day at Leisure


You will be staying at Citta dei Nicliani, bed and breakfast

Day 6

Day at Leisure


You will be staying at Citta dei Nicliani, bed and breakfast

Day 7

Self-drive at leisure north towards Kalamata, a journey of less than two hours


You will be staying at Villa Vager Mani, bed and breakfast

Day 8

Day at leisure


You will be staying at Villa Vager Mani, bed and breakfast

Day 9

Drive from Mani Peninsula to Kalamata


A journey time of approximately two hours.


Dropping the hire car this afternoon at Kalamata airport before boarding the BA afternoon flight.

Fly Kalamata to London

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Citta dei Nicliani

Citta dei Nicliani

Located in one of the most beautiful settings in the Mani Peninsula, Citta dei Nicliani directly faces olive tree plantings where Mount Taygetus meets the sea....

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Villa Vager Levidi

Villa Vager Levidi

Located in the heart of the Peloponnese countryside approximately 160 kilometres from Athens, Villa Vager Levidi stands in the centre of the traditional village of Levidi at the foothills of Mount Mainalon with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding fir forests and fields....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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