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Touring Greece on your own

1st day

Collect your car at the hotel. Drive from Athens to Nauplion, the first capital of liberated Greece. It is a very picturesque town, with beautiful old houses. From here you can visit Mycenae and Epidaurus. Overnight in Nauplion.

2nd day

Drive to Sparta (approx. 2hrs). Visit Mystras, the medieval town with the important Byzantine churches.
Continue to Monemvasia (approx. 2 hrs). Overnight in Monemvasia ("Malvasia").

3rd day

Drive from Monemvasia to Mani peninsula, a ragged terrain with a very long history.
Visit the caves in Diros, a true masterpiece of nature. Continue to the village of Vathia, a totally preserved medieval town with old castle-houses. Overnight in one of the villages of Mani.

4th day

Drive along the coast to Kalamata. This coast line is full of pretty villages and is very green. Continue towards Messini - also a very important site - and then finally to Vassai (total driving time without stop at Messini, 4hrs).
In Vassai one can visit the Temple of Epicourios Apollon, one of the best preserved temples in Greece, designed by Iktinos (architect of the Acropolis). It is under the protection of UNESCO.
Overnight in Olympia (about 1 hour).

5th day

Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games (site/museum).
Continue to Rio, where you will catch the ferry across to Andirion (10-15 minutes crossing). Drive to Delphi. The distance Olympia-Delphi is about 4-4, 5hrs. Overnight in Delphi.

6th day

Your day must start early. The site in Delphi opens at 8:30AM. Visit the site and the oracle - and the museum, as the charioteer is a "must".

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