Nestled between the Gulf of Patras and the Panachaiko Mountains, the city of Patras is the largest city in the Peloponnese. Take a morning to explore this lovely portside city. Before the bargain hunting begins, you'll visit the neo-Byzantine St Andrew's Cathedral. Its massive, vaulted interior contains incredibly ornate frescoes and dazzling wealth of gilt-work and colour. After the cathedral, it's up to you what to do with tour free time. Rounding off the tour is a winery visit. You can taste four different wines and while nibbling of typical local snacks.
Considered the navel of the Earth by the ancient Greeks, Delphi holds an important place in history as well as a stunning mountaintop location. Located on the slopes of Mt Parnassus overlooking the valley of Phocis, Delphi is remarkable in every sense. You'll travel high above the Gulf of Corinth to a place that had a huge influence on the ancient world – something you'll soon find out as you wander around its ruins and monuments. With the help of a guide, you'll be whisked back through the centuries with anecdotes and stories that help to bring every corner to life.
On this exclusive private tour, you'll combine authentic Pelopenesse wine with a touch of history and culture. First up is a visit to the impressive Kremasty Monastery, with a short stop to take in the views. Then, a leisurely drive through rural villages will take you to the Olympia Land Estate. Here, you'll tour the vineyards before settling in for a wine tasting session with snacks.
On this tour, you have a great opportunity to enjoy the 1 day trip by exploring the Peloponnese Photo Tour. Nafplio is a modern town, the old city is a photographer's paradise. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis....
Athens is packed with landmarks steeped in history. Kick off this small group excursion with a panoramic bus tour of the city's top sights. Enter the famous old town district Plaka and follow the pedestrian zone to the Acropolis. Climb the hill and reward yourself with a spectacular view of Athens. Listen to the detailed descriptions of monuments of the Acropolis and its surrounding landmarks. And if you wish, you can visit the award-winning Acropolis Museum. Ever since it opened a decade ago, it has wowed visitors with its collections of priceless artefacts. You'll also have some free time to explore Athens old town.
You'll follow in the footsteps of the first ever Olympians on this exclusive excursion to Olympia and its ancient shrines and temples. With the help of an iPad to illustrate what you're viewing, your guide will show you around the original stadium – including the finishing line and waterside gym – as well as all the religious shrines that are packed into this ancient sanctuary. But the must-see is the crumbled ruins of the Temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Rounding off the visit is a stop at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. After the tour, you'll have free time to explore the village.
Visit the crumbling ruins, solitary pillars, and faded frescoes of any UNESCO-listed site and it can be tough to imagine the grandeur that once was – so this tour takes your experience to the next level. Kitted out with an iPad, you'll follow an expert guide on a tour of the birthplace of the Olympic Games – ancient Olympia. You'll see the original stadium, racetrack and finish line, alongside treasures like the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Zeus, just as they were over 2,500 years ago. Visit the museum and after the tour, you've free time to explore on your own or sample a few local products.
Once known as Navarino, Pylos is a historic seaside town in the Peloponnese that deserves all the attention it'll get on this tour. On your way over from Kalamata, you'll stop at a lookout point to cast your eyes over Navarino Bay and the island of Sfaktiria, a site of three battles. Afterwards, you'll board the boat to sail out into the bay, stopping for a swim along the way, and seeing the battle sites up close. You'll then head Methoni. Free time here will allow you to explore at your own pace. Most make a beeline for the 15th century fortress, one of the most striking in the Peloponnese.
Pick-up any postcard of Zante and it's likely that Smuggler's Cove sits front and centre on it. Discover the soaring cliffs and shipwreck ruins of this famous bay during a full day boat cruise. Along the way, there'll be plenty of swimming and sunbathing, a visit to the Blue Caves, plus free time to explore the pretty port of Agios Nikolaos.The best part of this cruise is that you'll get to catch all of Zante's top coastal bits in one relaxing boat trip. Sailing by windmills and white cliffs against the turquoise sea, we'll reach Smuggler's Cove. It's the site of a shipwreck which led Forbes magazine to rank it as one of the world's top five beaches. It's the perfect spot for those Instagram uploads.After passing the dazzlingly-coloured waters of the Blue Caves, we'll head ashore for a few hours in the fun-sized fishing port of Agios Nikolaos. There's time to try mezze in the tavernas, or just simply swim and sunbathe before the return cruise via a stop at Xigia beach.
Tucked in the Alfeios River valley in the western Peloponnese, you'll find the ruins of ancient Olympia. Olympia, one of the largest sanctuaries in ancient Greece, was a centre of worship for the god Zeus. The ruins will be brought to life as your guide regales you with anecdotes and fascinating facts while you wander around this open-air history book. See where the ancient Olympic Games were held and set eyes on the ruins of Temple of Zeus, where one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Statue of Zeus, was housed. You'll alsp have free time for shopping before heading back.
Once one of the most remote parts of Greece, the Mani Peninsula retains its characteristic villages, rugged coastline and far-out coves. After leaving Kalamata, you'll set off towards Agios Nikolaos to experience a typical fishing village where time has stood still. Then it's onwards to the Diros Caves. Enter via a stairway and you'll reach the underground lake where boats await to take you on a voyage past centuries-old stalactites and stalagmites, and through lit caverns and tunnels. Once you've explored it all, you'll travel to Areopoli, a historic town of towers and churches – and whose name means ‘city of Ares', the Greek god of war.