The need to protect themselves from the invasions of their enemies led the Greeks to build great fortifications and imposing castles that many of which date back to Byzantine times.
The trip will begin in Athens and take us to the South of the Peloponnese. On the way, some of the most beautiful places in Greece are visited. The archaeological treasures of Epidaurus and Mycenae, the charming city of Nafplio with its neoclassical buildings and the fortress of Palamidi from where you will enjoy wonderful views of the city. Traveling further south awaits the Byzantine city of Mistras and the walled city of Monemvasia, a treasure hidden behind a huge rock that protects it. A walk through the narrow alleys of the castle illuminated by lanterns of warm light will travel you to medieval times of knights and pirates.
Arriving at the Mani Peninsula the landscape changes, the terrain becomes rugged and barren. Towers rise on the numerous cliffs. Villages like Vatheia, Gerolimenas will enchant you.
Day 1: ATHENS
Transfer to Athens and transfer to the hotel.
Spend the night in Athens.
Day 2: ATHENS
Breakfast and departure to visit the city of Athens. We will start with a panoramic view of the city where we will get to know the most important points of the city and we will finish at the Acropolis rock where we will visit the archaeological site and the Parthenon temple. Free afternoon. Night in Athens
Day 3: NAFPLION
Breakfast, pick up your rental car and departure to start the journey through the Peloponnese. On the way to Nafplion, you will pass by the Corinth Canal linking the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea and visiting the archaeological sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae.
Arrival in the afternoon in the city of Nafplion where you can visit the fortress of Palamidi and enjoy the views of the city and the castle of Bourtzi built in the sea near the port of Nafplion. Overnight in Nafplion.
Day 4: NAFPLION
Breakfast and departure to visit Mycenae and the Nemea wine region, one of the most important in Greece where we will visit a winery to taste the wines of the region. Night in Nafplion.
Day 5: MONEMVASIA
Breakfast and departure to the walled city of Monemvasia where we will walk through the castle and enjoy the views of the sea. Night in Monemvasia.
Day 6: MANI
Breakfast and departure to the Mani region and the beautiful town of Limeni. In the South of Mani we are going to visit the Diros caves. The tour consists of a ride in wooden boats, where the boatman propels the ship with a long stick.
The tour takes us through the underground lake through narrow tunnels and caverns with stalactites and stalagmites. The caves of Diros were considered by the ancient Greeks, one of the entrances to the underworld where the dead were carried through the underground river by a boatman named Charon.
When we finish the visit of Diros we will continue towards the south and the towns of Vatheia and Gerolimenas, some of the most typical of the Mani region. Night in Limeni.
Day 7: ATHENS
Breakfast and departure to Athens. On the way we will visit the city of Mistras declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is a pleasant mountain path where you can see the remains of many Byzantine churches, the Palaiologos Palace, monasteries and other buildings.
After the visit, we will go to Athens. Night in Athens.
Day 8: ATHENS
Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take the flight back.
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