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  1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Archaeological Site of Olympia

Mythical Peloponnese: Fortresses and Sanctuaries from Athens

Product ID: 201415
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Gain a deeply informative and expert introduction to specially-selected castles, fortresses, and archaeological wonders in the land of legends and heroes. Experience a well-researched and rewarding 10-day program as you learn about the Peloponnese.
About this activity
Duration 10 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Be impressed by the rich history of the Peloponnese
  • Learn about the architecture and defensive capabilities of the castles and fortresses
  • Discover the heritage of Ancient Olympia, Ancient Mycenae and Ancient Tiryns
  • Enjoy the fabled nature of Greece at its prettiest
  • Sample the exquisite simplicity yet richness of Greek cuisine
Full description
Greece has been a strategic crossroads since time immemorial and the legacy of its rich history is visible in the castles and archaeological sites with which adorn every corner of this magnificent country. The typical audience of this programme would include avid admirers and discerning connoisseurs of castles and fortresses, Classical Greek archaeology, history (Classical Greek, Byzantine, Frankish, Venetian and Ottoman) and also of natural beauty, who would relish the experience of seeing the most evocative sites and monuments in combination with the splendid nature of Greece at first hand.

The 10-day tour includes visits to the Acrocorinthos acropolis of ancient Corinth, Niokastro, the castle of Pylos, the illustrious Ancient Olympia, Kyparissia castle, the impressive Methoni and Koroni castles, Kalamata and Androussa castles, the wonderful archaeological site of Ancient Messene, the remarkable castle-town of Monemvassia, the citadel of Mystras, Sparta, the picturesque sea-side town of Nafplio, the Palamidi fortress,  the sea-fort of Bourtzi, ancient Tiryns, and the illustrious ancient Mycenae.

Accommodation is at specially-selected, European-standard city and country hotels. Transportation is by modern, air-conditioned coach whilst the venues for lunch and dinner have been carefully chosen to reflect the ancient Greek tradition where eating is central to social interaction and happy bonding.
  • 9 nights accommodation basis double sharing, bed and breakfast
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums
  • Local taxes
  • 10 main meals (lunches or dinners depending on the day)
  • Bottled mineral water during the tours
  • Free WiFi in the coach and during all group activities
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Melina Mercouri monument, opposite Hadrian's Arch, central Athens, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 50, Athens 105 58, Greece. Departure point easily accessible by Athens Metro (Undergorund) trains, 'Acropolis' station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• A moderate to extensive amount of walking is involved, sometimes over challenging and steep terrain
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• Comfortable walking shoes are an absolute must