Self-drive tour mainland Greece

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Visit a local home and enjoy dinner and conversation with a native Athenian. You can explore the nearby beaches or head inland and visit the mountain village of Arachova.
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
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    • Enjoy dinner with a local Athenian, learning about Greek food and culture.
    • Hike above the Meteora monasteries.
    • Explore the ancient ruins at Delphi and Olympia archaeological sites.
    • Stay in a villa in the seaside town of Nafplio.

What's this trip about?

    Visit a local home and enjoy dinner and conversation with a native Athenian. You can explore the nearby beaches or head inland and visit the mountain village of Arachova.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAthens
End CityNafplio

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe
  • Greece


  • Athens


  • Educational/ learning
  • Hiking
  • Historic sightseeing

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Day 1: Athens

Accommodation options: NJV Athens Plaza, Herodion Hotel, Hotel Grande Bretagne & New Hotel

Meet your private driver at the airport for a transfer to your hotel in Athens. In the evening, visit a local home and enjoy dinner and conversation with a native Athenian.

Day 2: Athens

Accommodation options: NJV Athens Plaza, Herodion Hotel, Hotel Grande Bretagne & New Hotel

You’ll meet your private guide this morning for a tour of the Acropolis, seeing one of the top sights in Greece and delving further into its history at the modern Acropolis Museum.

Day 3: Kastraki

Accommodation: Doupiani House Hotel

Make your own way to the car hire rental office, collect your car, and head north toward Kastraki, located next to the Meteora monasteries. On the way stop at the vibrant university town of Trikala and explore the narrow alleyways and quaint houses of the old town.

Day 4: Kastraki

Accommodation: Doupiani House Hotel

Meet your hiking guide and hike from Kastraki uphill to the Meteora monasteries. From here take a path above the monasteries and hike the paths away from the crowds.

Day 5: Galaxidi

Accommodation: Hotel Ganimede

Drive south to the seaside village of Galaxidi. En route, stop in Delphi and meet your guide for a private tour of ancient Delphi, located in a dramatic position on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Your guide will bring the remains to life – these were once home to the legendary Oracle of Delphi.

Day 6: Galaxidi

Accommodation: Hotel Ganimede

Today is at leisure in Galaxidi. You can explore the nearby beaches or head inland and visit the mountain village of Arachova.

Day 7: Olympia

Accommodation: Hotel Europa

Today drive into the Peloponnese to the village of Olympia. This evening enjoy dinner in a local Olympian resident's home.

Day 8: Olympia

Accommodation: Hotel Europa

This morning you’ll meet your guide for a walking tour of ancient Olympia – the original setting for the Olympic Games – along with the Olympia Museum. The afternoon is yours at leisure to relax by the hotel pool.

Day 9: Nafplio

Accommodation: Nafplia Palace Villas

Depart for Nafplio, but stop at Epidavros along the way and meet with your private guide. Together you’ll explore the ancient Greek theatre where performances are still held today, and the adjacent site which was once a healing retreat. Afterward continue onto a nearby olive oil producer for a tour and some olive oil tasting.

Day 10: Nafplio

Accommodation: Nafplia Palace Villas

Meet some locals in Nafplio today and learn about their lives. Visit a local cheesemonger, beekeeper and ouzo producer to learn about their professions and enjoy some food and drink tastings.

Day 11: Nafplio

Accommodation: Nafplia Palace Villas

Your last day is at leisure. We suggest a visit to the sandy beaches located just outside of Nafplio, or a visit to the archaeological site of Mycanae.

Day 12: Return home

Drive to Athens airport where you will drop off your rental car.

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