• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Car rental included

Beach and culture in Greece's Peloponnes

  • Round trip
  • 10 or 14 nights
  • Greece
price from £ 739.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

Self-drive from Athens to the Peloponnese peninsula, with flights and car hire

Get close to time travel with this tour of Peloponnese that takes you on a journey through Greek history. From the Parthenon in Athens to the Akronauplia fortress in Nafplion, and the Zeus temple in Olympia; every step of this adventure takes in a fascinating slice of history, and invites you to imagine life in ancient Greece. In Peloponnese you will find numerous excavations and ruins, as well as beautiful landscapes full of natural beauty; bathe in hidden bays, hike through rugged mountains and experience the rustic charm of small coastal towns. This combination of nature and culture will surprise and delight, turn after turn. Whether it's Nafplion, Gythion, Kalamata or Olympia - all destinations of the Greek peninsula are available to you with your rental car. So take the wheel and head to the open roads for a Greek holiday to remember!

Included
  • 10 or 14 nights in Peloponnese
  • Breakfast (optional upgrade to half board available)
  • Rental car
  • Return flight from Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Athens

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Day 1-2: Athens

You will start your Peloponnese tour from Athens. Arrive at the airport and pick up your rental car, then you can start tracing the Greek mythology and the rich history of Athens.

Start your exploration with a visit to the Acropolis - the mighty ancient temples of the ancient city fortre… Read more

Athens Platinum Rooms and Suites  or similar

Day 3-5: Kalamata

On Day 3, leave the capital behind and head for the Peloponnese with your rental car. The peninsula, which borders the Greek mainland only at Corinth, offers a welcome mix of sun, sand and culture.

Your first stop is the coastal city of Kalamata (approx. 260 kilometres from Athens). On y… Read more

Pharae Palace Hotel  or similar

Day 6-7: Olympia

On Day 6, hop back in your rental car and drive the 150 kilometres (approx.) inland to Olympia. Much of the route takes you along the west coast, where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and stop wherever you like, wherever you like to snap up the vistas - a stop at the Kaiafa Lake is recommende… Read more

Hotel Europa  or similar

Day 8-9: Nafplion

Your last destination in Peloponnese is Nafplion. Drive the winding and hilly 180-kilometre (approx.) route through the inland as you head towards the coast. Once in Nafplion, a picturesque cityscape with a maritime flair awaits you. Between charming taverns and individual shops, the winding all… Read more

Amalia Hotel Nafplio  or similar

Day 10: Athens and return journey on Day 11

After two nights in Nafplion, you will return to Athens, where you'll have a chance to retrace your favourite steps, or see the sights you didn't fit in when you first arrived.

Why not stroll through the Monastiraki flea market and enjoy an ice cream in the shadow of the Pantana … Read more

Athens Platinum Rooms and Suites  or similar

Day 1-2: Athens

You will start your Peloponnese tour from Athens. Arrive at the airport and pick up your rental car, then you can start tracing the Greek mythology and the rich history of Athens.

Start your exploration with a visit to the Acropolis - the mighty ancient temples of the ancient city fortre… Read more

Athens Platinum Rooms and Suites  or similar

Day 3-4: Nafplion

On Day 3, leave the capital behind and head for the Peloponnese with your rental car. The peninsula, which borders the Greek mainland only at Corinth, offers a welcome mix of sun, beach and culture.

Your first stop is the port city of Nafplion. On your drive here you will witness the cha… Read more

Amalia Hotel Nafplio  or similar

Day 5-7: Gythion

The next stop on your Peloponnese tour is Gythion, in Laconia. It occupies a picturesque setting on a steep slope in front of the Taygetos Mountains, whilst whitewashed houses, steep stairs and the narrow streets of the old town give Gythios a typical Greek feel. The postcard-perfect ambience is… Read more

LAS HOTEL & SPA  or similar

Day 8-10: Kalamata

Today you will continue to the coastal town of Kalamata, about 140 kilometres away. Here too, Mount Taygetos towers over the city, creating a beautiful landscape and lovely views. On a stroll through the village you will pass small cafes, lively markets, art shops and old churches. If you want t… Read more

Pharae Palace Hotel  or similar

Day 11-12: Olympia

On Day 11, continue your journey and drive about 150 kilometres north and inland to Olympia. Much of the route takes you along the west coast, where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and stop wherever you like, wherever you like to snap up the vistas - a stop at the Kaiafa Lake is recommended. … Read more

Hotel Europa  or similar

Day 13-14: Athens and return journey on Day 15

After two nights in Olympia, you will return to Athens, where you'll have a chance to retrace your favourite steps, or see the sights you didn't fit in when you first arrived.

Stroll through the Monastiraki flea market and enjoy an ice cream in the shadow of the Pantana church in… Read more

Athens Platinum Rooms and Suites  or similar
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Excluded
  • Fuel, parking and toll fees
  • Rental car credit card deposit
  • Tourist tax (£2.60 approx. per room, per day, to be paid on site at the hotels)
Payment

If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

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Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2020

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

COVID-19 info

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.

Occupancy

Maximum 3 people per room (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child).

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children’s discount

Based on two full-paying adults per room, travellers will receive a discount on hotel stays for children 12 years and younger. This is dependent on the chosen travel period and whether the child sleeps in a separate bed. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.

Infant bed

Baby beds are available for a fee of £4.30 approx. (payable at the hotel). Please contact our customer service before booking.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, this trip is not wheelchair accessible.

Pets

Unfortunately pets are not allowed.

Car rental

The main driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license. The main driver must have a credit card in their own name with a sufficient credit limit for the deposit. You will pick and up and drop off the rental car at the airport. Travellers should allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car before the return flight.

Return trip to the airport

Please allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Group travel

This is an individual trip, you travel alone or with the number of people in your party.

Similar accommodation

In some circumstances, the hotel specified in the itinerary may not be available. In this case, you will be transferred to a comparable hotel in the vicinity. You will receive details of your definitive accommodation five days before departure.

Parking

Free parking is available at the hotels (subject to availability).

Safe

A safe is available for £4.30 approx. per day (on site at the hotels).

Rental insurance

An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival. Comprehensive insurance, non-life insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and cover for glass, tires, floor and roof damage is included. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents.

Brexit

Please be aware that following Brexit, you may need a permit to drive in some countries. To stay informed about how the UK leaving the EU could affect you when travelling in Europe, and the steps you need to take, please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit