Peloponnese: Ancient Sites and Coastal Beauty
Embark on a journey through the Peloponnese, a region steeped in ancient history and blessed with stunning coastal landscapes.
This 4-day trip allows you to explore ancient ruins, visit charming coastal towns, and relax on beautiful beaches.
Day 1: Athens to Nafplio
- Drive from Athens to Nafplio, a charming coastal town known for its Venetian architecture and historical significance.
- Explore the town’s narrow streets, visit the Bourtzi Fortress, and enjoy the beautiful views of the Argolic Gulf.
- Visit the archaeological site of Mycenae, home to the legendary Lion Gate and the Tomb of Agamemnon.
Day 2: Olympia and Pylos
- Travel to the ancient site of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
- Explore the archaeological site, including the Temple of Zeus and the Olympic Stadium.
- Continue to the picturesque town of Pylos, known for its scenic harbor and impressive castle.
Day 3: Pylos to Kalamata
- Visit the impressive Palace of Nestor near Pylos, an ancient Mycenaean palace.
- Drive along the stunning coastline, passing through charming coastal villages.
- Arrive in Kalamata and relax on its beautiful sandy beach or explore the city’s vibrant center.
Day 4: Return to Athens
- Depart from Kalamata and drive back to Athens, stopping at scenic spots along the way.
- Arrive in Athens and spend the evening exploring the city’s vibrant neighborhoods or visiting additional historical sites.