Greece self drive holiday, Peloponnese beaches

Fly to Greece, pick up a car and spend 12 days discovering the historic sites, seaside villages and golden sand beaches of the Peloponnese Peninsula, just a couple of hours' drive from Athens.
Tolo Nafplio Mycenae Epidaurus Gytheio Sparta Mavrovouni Mani Mt Taygetos Pylos Palace of Nestor Methoni, Koroni, Finikouda and Gargaliani beaches Arkoudi Kyllini Optional day trips to Olympia and boat rides to Spetses and Hydra
€860To€960 excluding flights
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Price includes: Accommodation for 11 nights with breakfast in double, triple or quad room, car rental, complete information about each area.
Single supplement €315.
high season July-Aug).
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Description of Greece self drive holiday, Peloponnese beaches

If you've never been fortunate enough to experience a Peloponnese beach before then this is where you put things right on a 12 day fly drive Greece holiday that's packed full of sun, sea and, you've guessed it, Peloponnese beaches.

Of course, the chance to explore inland and along the coastline of the Peloponnese is also not to be missed which is why Greece fly drive holidays are a fantastic idea for those who like to combine beach time with cultural excursions to archaeological sites, medieval castles and local wine estates.

All of the accommodation featured within this self drive Peloponnese beach tour has been hand-picked to represent the very best of the natural area with sea views just as important as the proximity to cultural points of interest and important Peloponnese landmarks.

The option to upgrade accommodation gives families and couples the chance to live life in style with different car types also available to suit budgets, passenger numbers and packing requirements.

Upon arrival in Athens your hire car will be ready and waiting for you with a full folder containing hotel details, a suggested itinerary, a map of the area and directions to the nearest Peloponnese beach. All that's left for you to do is get in and drive.

Is a self drive Peloponnese beach holiday right for me?

Peloponnese beaches are some of the finest in Greece and our travel experts have carefully chosen the crθme de la crθme so you don't have to waste time aimlessly searching from behind the wheel.

As Greece's largest island, the Peloponnese is renowned for its diverse range of landscapes and cultural points of interest with numerous notable monuments helping holiday makers get to grips with Greek myths and legends as well as the secret spots far from the tourist trail.

The freedom of a fly drive tour puts you, quite literally, in the driving seat with all the security of back up and tried and tested information enabling an experience that's as organic and exciting as it's safe and secure.

Swim, sunbathe, stroll and relax, if you're looking to discover the very best Peloponnese beaches then right here is where your self drive quest starts in earnest.


Day 1:Arrive at Athens International Airport, pick up your chosen hire car and drive directly to the picturesque seaside village of Tolo, located on the Peloponnese Peninsula. Upon arrival in Tolo you'll follow directions to your accommodation and settle in for the first night of your self drive holiday in Greece. Note: more time before or after the tour can be arranged for travellers to experience Athens.
Day 2-3-4:For the next three days you'll be based in Tolo where a wealth of day trip destinations, such as Nafplio, Mycenae and Epidaurus, ensure you'll have plenty of options in between time spent checking out the Peloponnese beaches. Boat rides to the nearby islands of Spetses and Hydra are also easily accessible with time to rest, relax and explore in Tolo providing drivers with plenty of memories out of the car seat as well as in.
Day 5-6:Wave goodbye to Tolo as you take the suggested driving route to the charming seaside village of Gytheio by way of the historic region of Sparta. The seafood, the views and the stunning golden sands of Mavrovouni, one of the best Peloponnese beaches, provide your base for the next couple of days with options to head to the historic area of Mani, that features the highest point in the Peloponnese, Mt Taygetos, promising some unforgettable moments overlooking the Med.
Day 7-8-9:For the next three days of this fly drive Greece holiday you'll drive from Gytheio to Pylos where countless ancient attractions await, including: the Palace of Nestor and several Venetian castles. The Peloponnese beaches here are amazing with the fine golden sands of Methoni, Koroni, Finikouda and Gargaliani all hoping to outdo each other when it comes to peace, tranquillity and scintillating seascapes.
Day 10-11:For the final couple of days we suggest you drive from Pylos to the village of Arkoudi which is situated close to the Peloponnese beach resort of Kyllini that's renowned for its natural beauty and for ancient thermal baths. Day trips to Olympia are entirely possible whilst based in Arkoudi although as you'll be heading back to Athens soon it might be wise to just stay put and soak up some sunshine.
Day 12:Your final departure day finds you making the three hour drive back to Athens International Airport where you'll be able to drop off your hire car in time to meet your scheduled flight home.

Price information

€860To€960 excluding flights
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Price includes: Accommodation for 11 nights with breakfast in double, triple or quad room, car rental, complete information about each area.
Single supplement €315.
high season July-Aug).
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout April to October

Travel guides

Mainland Greece
When you see photos of Greece, they are usually of the island idylls. But for some reason, apart from Athens, mainland Greece often gets overlooked on...
The Peloponnese is known as a peninsula but over time it has almost separated from mainland Greece. Although only an hour and a half by road from Athe...


7 Reviews of Greece self drive holiday, Peloponnese beaches

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2023 by

Visiting the Historic sites eg Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Messene Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Oct 2022 by

Very Good. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022 by

Had a lovely time, great overview of many areas in the Peloponnese. Hotels perfectly located. Organisation very smooth. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Sep 2022 by

Excellent! Seamless and well worth the money. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021 by

A really fabulous tour of the Peloponnese taking in some lovely beaches and major ancient sites. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2016 by

Fantastic!...Exploring the Byzantine capital of the Pelopponese, Mystras, en route between Tolo and Gytheio. Beautifully painted churches, crumbling ruins, a Frankish fortress with magnificent views and a convent tortoise! Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2015 by

Our holiday was wonderful.... We have travelled extensively all over the world and driving in many different countries. This agency was the best that we have ever worked with Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


By choosing our holidays you choose responsible holidays. Our biggest concern is to make sure that tourism will not affect in a negative way our area.

We are also owners of a small hotel in Tripoli which is a city in the center of Peloponnese. In our hotel we recycle paper, glass, plastic and metal and make sure that our visitors are given the Travellers Code of Conduct, which provides all the necessary information that visitors need to know in order to apply maximum responsibility during their holidays.


Our travel company is directed by Mr. Panagiotopoulos who is the founder of the company. He is born and raised in Tripoli so he is deeply concerned about not affecting negatively his area by tourism. Instead he wants to secure that the tourism in Peloponnese will mostly benefit the area and the locals in every possible aspect.

In addition in our company all our employees, drives, guides are locals and the company which is the organizer and operator of this tour is local based not only to ensure the economical benefit for the locals but also to make sure that your cultural benefit will be maximized. In this tour you will have the opportunity to visit different places of Peloponnese, to meet the locals and to live the Greek way of living. Also your presence in our area give us a strong negotiation card in order to push the local authorities for the additional development of our area.

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