Myths and Tastes of Athens and the Peloponnese


Athens, Porto Heli

  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodation at Your Choice of Hotel in Athens
  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Porto Heli
  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Messinia
  • 1 Night Luxury Accommodation at Your Choice of Hotel in Athens
  • Private Tour of the Acropolis with Local Delicacies
  • Athens to Porto Heli with a Tour of Epidaurus along the way
  • Private Wine Tour in Nemea with Lunch
  • Private Cruise to Hydra & Spetses
  • Private Tour of Pylos & Methoni
  • Private Olive Oil Tasting & Food Pairing
  • Pylos to Athens with a Tour of Nafplio along the way
  • All Private Transfers
  • Breakfast Daily




Welcome to Athens, the cradle of Western civilization. Athens is a vibrant city that is once ancient, modern, classic, and constantly evolving. From its rich historical heritage along with the landmark Acropolis to hip and trendy bars to high-end boutiques and multicultural cuisine, Athens has it all. You will be picked up from Athens International Airport by your private driver and transferred to your luxury hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring the historic neighborhood of Plaka or enjoying a leisurely stroll along Dionysiou Aeropagitou, a pedestrianized street that is the longest walkway in Athens and is akin to walking along a living open-air museum. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for recommendations of their favorite restaurants, cafes, and entertainment.


Tour of the Acropolis with Local Delicacies

Meet your licensed English-speaking guide at your hotel lobby to begin your tour of the Acropolis. Head to the top of the Acropolis via the gates of Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis and an iconic example of classical antiquity and admire one of the world’s most important architectural structures, the Parthenon along with the ancient temples of Parthenon, Erechteion and Athena Nike which are considered the most important monuments in Western civilization. Your guide will help you discover more about the site’s significance and the bountiful heritage and cultural achievements of the Greek civilization during the Golden Age. From there, you will continue your tour heading to the vibrant Varvakios Agora. Experience the hustle and bustle of Athens in this historic market that has everything from fish, meat, vegetables, nuts, herbs, olives, spices, and more. You will get to taste an array of local delicacies, discover the authentic heart of Athens, and see many local favorite spots where Athenians eat, drink, and shop.


Athens to Porto Heli with a Tour of Epidaurus

Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel to transfer to your hotel in Porto Heli. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf towards your first stop, the Corinth Canal. The Corinth Canal is a famous narrow waterway that separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnese and will provide you with the first of many perfect photo opportunities of the day. Crossing into the Peloponnese you will have an opportunity to visit the Great Theater of Epidaurus, known for its perfect acoustics. Built in 340 BC, this Theater is so well-preserved that it is still used today for dramatic theatrical performances and concerts. Continue onwards to the cosmopolitan seaside town of Porto Heli.


Wine Tour in Nemea with Lunch

Head to Nemea, one of Greece's oldest and most important regions for wines, especially its reds, to get acquainted with the region’s distinct wines. Set amid olive groves and cypress trees, Nemea is home to one of Greece’s most celebrated grape varieties and is widely considered the crown jewel of the wine industry in Greece. Wineries here produce many of Europe’s leading grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, but more importantly, it’s renowned for its full-bodied Agiorgitiko wines. You will get to visit two local wineries, meet the producers, learn about the wine-making process, and taste a variety of wines accompanied by local delicacies. After the wine-tasting experience, you will relax and savor the local flavors with a traditional lunch in one of the wineries.


Day at Leisure

Spend your day at leisure relaxing by the pool or on the beach or opt to visit a traditional organic farm estate to discover centuries-old farming methods and learn the traditional ways of organic cultivation, participate in an authentic cooking class along with lunch or dinner consisting of seasonal products from the farm and the surrounding area.


Cruise to Hydra & Spetses

Hop aboard your private boat to head to the scenic islands of Hydra and Spetses to explore the islands, swim, snorkel, and see hidden coves along the way. You will head to Hydra to discover the charming, car-free island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf. An island with rich history and aesthetic appeal, upon arriving at its amphitheater-shaped port you will get to admire its well-preserved 18th-century mansions, old captains’ houses and traditional churches, cobblestone streets, marble-covered alleyways, and imposing bastions with canons. From Hydra, continue onwards to the elegant, cosmopolitan island of Spetses, an island with a long history and naval tradition. Experience a horse-drawn carriage ride through the island or a leisurely stroll through the main port with its stately mansions and range of shops scattered around its picturesque stone-paved streets, where you can find everything from fine jewelry, leather belts, and bags, traditional pottery, and traditional decorative ceramics.


Porto Heli to Pylos

After breakfast, your driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and start your journey towards your selected hotel in Messinia. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.


Tour of Pylos & Methoni

Today’s tour will take you through the impressive castles of Pylos and Methoni. Pylos is a lovely seaside town with the largest natural harbor in the Peloponnese with an imposing castle and surrounding pine-covered hills. It is also one of the region's most historically significant towns, as it’s the location where the naval battle of Navarino led to a historic victory that contributed to the liberation of Greece. In Pylos, you will visit Niokastro, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved castles in Greece. As you walk the cobblestone streets you will admire the four cylindrical towers and the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians. Your next stop will be the nearby town of Methoni, a scenic seaside town with a popular beach, next to which looms the most impressive example of a 15th-century Venetian fortress in the Peloponnese. The castle was built by the Venetians in the early 13th century, and it is among the largest ones in the Mediterranean. Admire the bridge stone of 14 arches which connects the castle to the shore and the celebrated symbol of Venice, the lion of St Marc, which dominates the gate of the castle.


Day at Leisure

Spend your day at leisure or opt to enjoy a cycling tour around the stunning Gialova Lagoon and Voidokilia Beach. Gialova Lagoon is one of the most important wetlands in Greece and supports numerous species of endemic and migratory birds. The lagoon is near the world-famous omega shaped Voidokilia Beach with its crystal-clear turquoise waters. You may also opt to hike up to Palaiokastro, a medieval castle situated at the south edge of Voidokilia Beach, and revel in the panoramic views of the entire bay.

DAY 10

Olive Oil Tasting & Food Pairing

Visit a coastal restaurant with amazing views of the sea where you will meet an award-winning local olive oil producer and learn about Greek olive oil. Enjoy an olive oil tasting session and discover the incredible flavors of pure extra virgin olive oil accompanied by local homemade delicacies.

DAY 11

Mystras to Athens with a Tour of Nafplio

After breakfast, meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel for your transfer to your hotel in Athens. Admire the scenic countryside of the Peloponnese on your way to Nafplio, where you will enjoy a tour of the charming seaside town. Nafplio was Greece’s first capital and has a very scenic old town with an array of maze-like alleys worth exploring, great restaurants and seaside tavernas lining its waterfront, the impressive island fort of Bourtzi off its coast as well as the imposing fortress of Palamidi overlooking Nafplio. After your tour and a break for lunch, continue onwards to Athens.

DAY 12

Day of Departure

Your private driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to Athens International Airport for your flight back home.

Since 1874, Hotel Grande Bretagne, has been recognized as the “Royal Box” of Athens, an exclusive luxury hotel, which flawlessly serves the most noble of society with grace and style. Occupying a prestigious block of the city’s center, under the Parliament, and offering views of the Acropolis, Hotel Grande Bretagne is ideally located within walking distance of exclusive shopping, restaurants, open-air cafes, museums, and the business district, serving as our traveler’s top pick.

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Surrounded by the azure embrace of the Aegean Sea, lush forest reserves, and picture-perfect beaches, One&Only Aesthesis stands as a Greek sanctuary, deeply immersed in captivating beauty. Despite being just a short drive from the vibrant heart of Athens, this oasis is mere steps from the ocean. Offering elevated beach bungalows, stylish residences, and exquisite villas, One&Only Aesthesis exudes the timeless allure of mid-century glamour. Taking cues from the iconic beach bungalows and suites of the Athenian Riviera during the 1960s, these remarkable spaces brim with the nostalgia and ambiance of bygone summer holidays.

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In the very heart of Athens, next to all the important sites and landmarks as well as the best restaurants and bars in town, the Dolli at Acropolis is housed in a beautiful, historic 1925 mansion. Designed by the famous Greek architect Andreas Kriezis the hotel has now been renovated into a contemporary, luxury hotel while still maintaining its original elegance. The rooms and suites are spacious and bright, with neural colors and wooden floors, while some room types come with beautiful views and balconies.

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King George Palace was created for people who recognize quality and demand excellence in all they do. It combines the grace and stature of a historic landmark with ultra-modern amenities and personal service that puts guests’ comfort above all. A total renovation has recently restored the King George to its original glamour, while the experienced hotel personnel offer discreet and competent service around the clock, making it one of the best luxury hotels in Athens.

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Located in the heart of Athens on Syntagma Square next to the Parliament, Athens Capital is the perfect choice for an eco-urban break to discover the city vibes. The hotel boasts 177 guestrooms, including 18 suites and one impressive Presidential Suite, which will provide an unparalleled experience of hospitality. Each room has its own aesthetic design, celebrating the sheer elegance of pure lines and noble materials with designs that subtly integrate Greek symbols and patterns. The hotel has distinct cuisine and great service, offering guests an experience that’s both memorable and refined, and allowing them to form a genuine connection with the city.

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Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, the Electra Metropolis, located in the heart of the city has been welcoming guests since 2016. Situated at the beginning of Mitropoleos Street next to Syntagma Square, the most famous square in Greece, this lifestyle hotel is just a stone throw away from many attractions and must-see sights in Athens. Its contemporary design with a few classical twists throughout all rooms and public areas ensures both style and comfort. Relax in the unique sky-light Atrium or the exquisite Roof Garden and bask in the modern approach to Greek Hospitality.

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Centrally located in Athens, Xenodocheio Milos is a 5* hotel established in 1880. The building accommodates the architectural thinking of the time when it featured a shop on the ground floor and residences on the upper floors. The building was proclaimed a “designated landmark building” In 1979 by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The hotel is well-known for its renowned restaurant, with the executive chef & founder Costas Spiliadis serving the most pristine Mediterranean seafood for his guests. The rooms harmoniously blend contemporary design, minimalistic art, and sophisticated décor.

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Just a short walk from the landmark Parthenon and Acropolis Museum, Elia Ermou Athens is situated on the most famous shopping street in the city, conveniently set in the heart of Athens. This 4* hotel features a restaurant with a stunning view of the Acropolis, plenty of natural light in all of its common areas, and a wellness club with facilities including a cryosauna, fitness center, and hair salon. The hotel provides high-quality services and a memorable stay in spacious and contemporary rooms and suites.

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Located on one of Athens’ most iconic pedestrian streets, A77 Suites in Plaka welcomes you to a newly constructed urban oasis blends a complex sense of antiquity with the nonchalance of contemporary sophistication. A 19th century, neoclassical, listed building has been restored to its former glory and transformed into a state-of-the-art collection of A77 Suites that boast minimalist design and exquisite materials. Marble, wood, brass touches and gypsum ceilings with cornice detailing as well as an array of modern artworks create an environment of overwhelming elegance and understated luxury. Twelve exceptional suites await to become your haven in the beating heart of the historical Athens center.

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The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in the heart of Athens, making it an ideal destination for an exclusive and unforgettable stay. This luxurious establishment was designed by the Brazilian Campana brothers, mixing ancient Athens charm with modern amenities, making it perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Enjoy your stay in this 79-room art installation hotel, located a few blocks away from the Constitution Square, Plaka and Acropolis.

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The Margi luxury hotel, in Athens, is a luminous haven away from home. Perfectly balancing discreet luxury with a cozy Mediterranean ambience, this unique design hotel is exceptionally nestled between the sea and pine forest, promising moments of absolute pleasure in the Athenian Coast. This fresh and charming boutique hotel is also a few steps away from a yacht marina, an array of water sports, and Athens’ most popular clubs and restaurants.

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Welcome to the place where pure nature meets top-notch hospitality. The Amanzoe resort sits on a hilltop as a modern-day Acropolis, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, the Aegean blue, ancient ruins, and pure tranquility. Designed to blend with the timeless landscape of the mythical Peloponnese, Amanzoe Resort offers a wide range of sleek and serene accommodation options and an amazing array of services and facilities including a spa with signature treatments based on the healing philosophy of Greek medicine.

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli is a well-kept secret in Greece, offering a unique blend of unmatched Greek hospitality and the distinctive Nikki Beach Celebration of Life experience. The resort provides a range of beautiful accommodations, including rooms, suites, and ultra suites, each featuring balconies, private terraces, open-air Jacuzzis, mirror pools, or private pools for the guests' enjoyment. Guests can also relish delectable culinary creations at the on-site dining venues, groove to the beats of resident DJs, and enjoy top-notch facilities such as the Tone Gym and the Nikki Spa. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a symphony of exquisite flavors where gourmet dishes meet expertly crafted cocktails. Qurio invites you to relish life's moments in the most opulent and heavenly setting you can imagine. Nikki Beach is tailor-made for those seeking a retreat to disconnect, rejuvenate, find inspiration, and experience true freedom.

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Providing an ideal holiday location stretching along the postcard-worthy Navarino Dunes at Costa Navarino, the Romanos Luxury Collection resort is within easy access for a number of notable UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Olympia, Mystras and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, as well as Ancient Messini. It sits amidst vast olive groves in southwest Peloponnese and is in close proximity to 2 signature golf courses surrounded by lush landscape. The property boasts 321 guestrooms, suites, and villas, all with easy access to the famous Golden Dunes Beach.

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Dear Kostas, Marianna, Stella, and the entire Travelive Team!

I just wanted to thank you for organizing an outstanding itinerary of the Peloponnese and Athens for my client Mr. Holland.

He was extremely happy with the seamless arrangements, outstanding guide and driver, and superb planning of his tour. He could not have been happier with every aspect of his trip.

This was his sixth tour of Greece and by far the best. Thanks for your wonderful cooperation, patience, and teamwork.

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