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Fly & Drive: Ionian Sea, Epirus and Central Greece (11 days)

Fly & Drive: Ionian Sea,
Epirus and Central Greece

(11 days)

Duration

11 days

Price

from 795€ per person

An exceptional 11-day trip starting from Athens, it continues towards Lepanto, famous for the naval battle in which Cervantes participated, the Ionian island of Lefkada with its dreamy beaches, the city of Parga, Ioannina with its lake Pamvotis, the region of Zagori in Epirus, the Monasteries of Meteora and the oracle of Delphi.

Day 1: Athens

Arrival in Athens and transfer to the hotel. Our staff will meet you at the hotel to welcome you and inform you about the trip.

Day 2: Athens

Breakfast and a free day to visit the city with the possibility of making optional excursions.

Day 3: Lepanto (Nafpaktos)

Breakfast and pick up your rental car. Departure towards Lepanto passing by the Corinth Canal and the hanging bridge of Rio Antirio. Lepanto is known because it was the scene of the naval battle of Lepanto, where Miguel de Cervantes participated. Visit the old port and the castle overlooking the Gulf of Lepanto.

Night in Lepanto.

Day 4: Preveza

After breakfast departure from Lepanto towards the town of Preveza. On the way to Préveza, we recommend making a detour to pass to the Ionian island of Lefkada by the drawbridge that connects the island with the mainland.

In Lefkada, you will find two of the most beautiful beaches you have seen, the beaches Porto Katsiki and Egremni.

Accommodation in Preveza.

Day 5: Ioannina

Departure from Preveza early in the morning with the direction the coastal town of Parga.

On the way to Parga, you will visit, near Mesopotamos, the Nekromanteio, the oracle of death. The ancient Greeks believed that they could communicate with the souls of the dead, which were led by Hermes and Charos to Hades, across the Acherontas River.

After the visit to Nekromanteio, we recommend a stop to Parga for lunch and continue on your way to the beautiful town of Ioannina, built around Lake Pamvotida. The route around the lake is very beautiful and the scenery beautiful.

Spend the night in Ioannina.

Day 6 & 7: Zagoria Touring

Traditional villages, lost trails, centuries-old arched bridges, and untouched natural beauty.

During your stay in Zagori, you will get to know the Dragon Lake, the Vikos Gorge, explore traditional stone villages untouched by time.

Accommodation in the Zagoria region in traditional lodges.

Day 8: Meteora

Breakfast and departure to Kalambaka and the Monasteries of Meteora.

On the way to Meteora, we recommend a stop in the town of Metsovo for lunch.

Overnight in Kalambaka.

Day 9: Delphi

Breakfast and departure to visit the monasteries of the Meteora. Meteora is one of the most special places in the world. Its name means “rocks suspended up in the air” and is a set of sandstone cliffs formed under the sea 30 million years ago.

These fascinating formations sculpted throughout history were uncovered as they fell below sea level. In these rocks are built the monasteries. Currently, 6 of them are open to the public.

Finished the visit departure to Delphi, arrival, and lodging in your hotel.

Day 10: Athens

Breakfast and departure to visit the archaeological site of Delphi. The oracle of Delphi was a sacred place of consultation to the gods.

In Delphi, you will visit the temple of the oracle. You will pass by where there were several small buildings called treasures. You will visit the theater, the Castalia fountain, the ancient stadium where the Panhellenic games were held, the Temple of Apollo, and the Delphi Museum.

In the afternoon departure to Athens, arrival and delivery of the rental car. Overnight at your hotel in Athens.

Day 11: Athens

Breakfast and transfer to Athens airport to board to your return flight.

Price per person in double room from 795€

Price includes:

Transfer from airport – Hotel – airport in Athens

Assistance upon arrival

3 nights in Athens in 3* hotel with breakfast included

1 night in Lepanto (Nafpaktos) in 3* hotel with breakfast included

1 night in Preveza in 3* hotel with breakfast included

1 night in Ioannina in 3* hotel with breakfast included

2 nights in Zagori in 3* hotel or traditional apartment with breakfast included

1 night in Meteora in 3* hotel with breakfast included

1 night in Itea in 3* hotel with breakfast included

Car rental grp. C from day 3 to day 10, pick up / drop off at the office of a rental company in Athens.

24-hour telephone assistance at the destination

Travel insurance

Detailed travel information, places to visit, where to eat, etc

Price does not include:

Airline tickets to be checked by date and departure airport

All entrances to museums, archaeological sites, monasteries … as well as any visits

Unspecified meals, beverages and extras

Fuel and tolls

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