Explore Greece's world-famous classical sites - Athens, the Peloponnese and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus.
START / FINISH - Athens
Activity code: GRFDCL03
Duration: 8 Days/7 nights
Our Classic Roads of Greece self-drive holiday is full of mainland Greece's "best bits", its most famous ancient sites. The itinerary includes iconic places such as Delphi, Olympia and Mycenae combined with simply stunning scenery in between locations as you journey across the Peloponnese, along the rugged coastlines and up into the mountains en route to Delphi.
As many of the places on this itinerary are relatively close to Athens it makes sense to start your journey there, heading to the sites of the Peloponnese and then travelling back via the world-famous site of Delphi by driving over the stunning Rion-Antirion bridge. You may wish to extend the duration of your trip with a visit of the unique monasteries at Meteora prior to your return to the capital.
This is our recommended route and our most popular, it is a tried and trusted itinerary allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the countryside as you travel. If you are looking for any modifications then we will also be very happy to discuss a completely tailor made itinerary.
All we need to know would be approximate dates of travel, what standard of hotel you would prefer, and if there are any particular areas or classical sites which you would like us to include (or to exclude!) in your itinerary. Your fly drive can be as active or leisurely as you please. Staying one night at each stop allows the maximum amount of sightseeing; two or more nights will allow you to do side trips, whilst staying in one place will give you the opportunity to relax and explore the local area.
If you would like to visit these wonderful places but don't wish to drive then we have a choice of guided tours or we can offer you a private driver for the itinerary you have chosen.
Why not extend your stay in Greece with a relaxing few days on one of the islands or on the mainland. Please ask us for further details or suggestions!
Not included: In January 2018 Greece introduced an Overnight Stay Tax of 0.50 to 4 Euros per room or apartment per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (i.e. most self catering and 1-2 star hotels = 0.50 Euros, 5 star hotels = 4 Euros).