Peloponnese self drive holiday in Greece

11 day tailor made road trip on the Peloponnese featuring guided route notes, locally-owned B&B's and the freedom to get to know Greece in your own time.
Athens Ancient Messene Methoni Mani Mystras Crossing Mt. Taygetos Monemvasia Peninsula Gythion Scenic roads around Mt. Parnonas Mycenae Epidaurus amphitheatre Nafplio Detailed route notes Locally-owned B&B's
Price
€614To€710 excluding flights
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Duration
11 Days
Type
Tailor made
Group size
4-8 people
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INCLUDED: 9 days Car Rental; 10 overnights in 3-4 stars hotels in double room; Roadbook; Professional liability insurance; all local taxes NOTE: This trip is also available for families or small groups up to 9 persons, with a 9-seat minivan.
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Description of Peloponnese self drive holiday in Greece

This 11 day tailor made tour of the Greek Peloponnese allows travellers to explore the world-famous archaeological sites and many of the region’s lesser-known locations as part of a self drive itinerary.

Once you've picked up your rental car in Athens you’ll be in control with detailed route notes allowing you to explore with confidence as you travel across the Peloponnese from one locally-owned B&B to the next.

From the Acropolis in Athens to the archaeological site of Olympia, this is your chance to experience the ancient origins and citadels of Greece without having to wait for the rest of the group to catch up or slow down.

Spend as much time at each site as you wish or build in beach days or a hike in the countryside from where organic adventures and traditional tavernas provide ample opportunities to experience real life outside of the tourist hot spots.

Price information

€614To€710 excluding flights
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INCLUDED: 9 days Car Rental; 10 overnights in 3-4 stars hotels in double room; Roadbook; Professional liability insurance; all local taxes NOTE: This trip is also available for families or small groups up to 9 persons, with a 9-seat minivan.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Peloponnese
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...
Greece
Greece exists between its wonderfully diverse physical reality and a lovingly imagined vision conjured from multiple sources: ancient classics; timele...

Holiday information

Top tip:
Try not to build too many sites into each day and allow for some free time for drivers to be able to rest and relax.
Trip type:
Self drive/tailor made
Activity level:
Relaxed
Accomm:
Small scale locally owned hotels
Included:
10 nights double room accommodation, 9 days car hire, all breakfasts, route map and detailed site descriptions, professional liability insurance

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Reviewed on 01 May 2022 by

Excellent - a mix of history, outdoor activities and relaxation. Great for families with teens. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2018 by

It was an all good self drive adventure which we enjoyed. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 May 2018 by

The most memorable moment was walking to the southern most point of mainland Greece and the wonderful spring flowers everywhere. 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.

Planet

When choosing this tour, you choose responsible holidays; as we as a company we are committed on what is called Responsible Travel. We act friendly towards local people and the environment and we treat our guests as travelers and not as tourists.

We avoid large hotel complexes and instead we book small scale hotels, some of them having adopted environmentally friendly practices.
The vehicles we propose are new and well maintained which means reduced pollutants emissions.

The communication between us and our guests is made primarily via e-mail and sometimes by telephone. You will not receive from us any printed material. We will provide you everything you need (roadbook, vouchers, travel documents etc.) via e-mail.

In the documentation we provide our guests, we include information on the local ecosystems, the indigenous flora and fauna and the rural activities of local people.

We offer 5 euros of the price per person of this trip for the environment, in selected actions, every time, which benefit the local ecosystem, such as reforestation, wild life preservation, natural reserves etc.

People

For us local people are structural elements of each place, and each destination is primarily their home. We do whatever is possible not to disturb their lives, their customs and activities but we also intend for our trips to be beneficial for the local culture and economy.

We hire cars from a small local company and we book small scale, mainly family-run hotels.

During this tour our guests will have the opportunity of testing local cuisine in small traditional family-run restaurants and also visiting producers and/or manufacturers if they wish. We will suggest small businesses for each location, so that you have the opportunity to taste local products even buy your gifts for friends and family.

We encourage our guests to engage local guides, on the spot, if they wish to get full proficient guided tours in the archeological sites.
During this tour you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most important historical sites of the western civilization, many of them listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage Sites. With your visit, you also contribute to their maintenance, by paying the entrance fees.

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