Luxurious Peloponnese

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What we came up with

The birthplace of Greek legends such as Hercules and Paris of Troy, the Peloponnese region retains a mythological charm. Separated from the mainland by the Corinth Canal, the peninsula has been inhabited by a number of civilizations, and is scattered with Mycenean, Classical and Byzantine sites. Explore secluded coves, azure waters, vineyards, olive groves while relaxing in some of the countries best hotels.

— Flora, Original Travel Expert

Itinerary Highlights

  • Spetses - 4 days
    One of the four idyllic Saronic Islands, Spetses sits off the Southern coast of Peloponnese; a car-free haven named 'The Island of Perfumes' by the Venetians. This picturesque island is home to the harbour-front Poseidonion Grand Hotel, which brings a small slice of the French Riviera to Greece. Explore the charming town of Spetses, with its maze of alleyways lined with boutique shops, tavernas, and quaint white washed houses. Alternatively, climb the hill behind the town and discover the historic churches and Byzantine basilicas hinting at the island's complex past.
  • Monemvasia - 5 days
    Four miles from the vast rock citadel of Monemvasia, Kinsterna Hotel & Spa was once a Medieval manor house that has been converted into a beautiful boutique hotel. Take the time to visit Monemvasia which is nicknamed the 'Gibraltar of Greece'; separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 AD, this huge rock is reached by a causeway and is divided into a charming lower and upper Byzantine town. Venture slightly further afield to discover the little island of Elafonisos, lying about an hour away. The island is home to a variety of beautiful beaches and is also the site of the sunken city of Pavlopetri, dating back to the 3rd millennium BC.
  • Porto Heli - 7 days
    Surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea, the utterly spoiling Amanzoe hotel awaits. Make use of the hotel's two boats to explore the uninhabited islets off of the coast, and spend a day swimming in secluded coves. Visit the Amanzoe's Beach Club, which houses an informal restaurant and provides guests with water sports equipment, such as kayaks and water skis. This area of Greece is famed for its olives, wine, and honey, so a trip to the vineyards of Nemea for a wine tasting makes for an interesting afternoon. Local historical sites include the 'golden city' of Mycenae and the ancient castles of Nafplio town. Head to the lively town of Porto Heli, or to a nearby port with waterside restaurants, and try some fresh seafood, coupled with a glass of crisp white wine.

A rough idea of price

A similar itinerary would cost in the region of £6,150 per person which includes all flights, hotels, daily breakfast and car hire.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

Where
Greece
When
May-September
Who
Couples & Honeymooners
Price PP (Inc Flights)
£6,150

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Overall a fabulous trip and you did a fabulous job pulling it together. It was our third time traveling with Original Travel and we will again

Rick

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