Grand Peloponnese, Self-drive

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4 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 50
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-34493
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Athens, Greece
  • Ends Athens, Greece
  • +8
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Nafplion: It has a fantastic centre with small neoclassical historical houses and mansions, elegant Venetian houses, squares and churches, attractive narrow streets and interesting museums.
  • Nemea: The mountainous village famous for wine production. The Agiorgitiko grape variety that produces Greece's most important red wine.
Start and end in Athens, the "Grand Peloponnese, Self-drive" trip is a self-guided self-drive or vehicle rental tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Nafplion, Diros Caves, Limeni and 7 other destinations in Greece. "Grand Peloponnese, Self-drive" is a private trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Journey deep into the heart of Greece during this spellbinding eight-day self-drive tour exploring the historic regions of Peloponnese. Discover one of the most romantic cities of Greece, Nafplion, and get a glimpse of the medieval era while walking between the walls of Mystras, and its magnificent castles. Discover the only way how to get to the Monemvasia, tower town nestled at the edge of a big rock by the sea and visit the spectacular Diro cave complex hidden in the depths of the earth. Explore the Mediterranean vibe of these ancient towns, taste the local specialities and indulge into the elegance and pride of the long-standing Peloponnese.
  • Day 1: Arrival Athens
  • Day 2: Athens
  • Day 3: Car Pick-up / Athens – Nemea Wines –mycenae Pottery – Nafplion (170km – 3hrs)
  • Day 4: Nafplion - Sparta (245 Km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Sparta - Monemvasia (97 Km – 2 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Monemvasia – Diros Caves - Limeni (120 Km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Limeni – Stoupa – Kalamata (80 Km – 2 Hrs)
  • Day 8: Kalamata - Pylos Nestor’s Palace – Departure Athens (370 Km – 5.5 Hrs)
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Evita Asty or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Park or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Menelaion or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Flower of Monemvasia or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Limeni Village or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Elite City Resort or similar 3*
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Arrival shared transfer in an air-conditioning bus from Athens Airport/Piraeus port (Day 1)
  • Replacement vehicle in a case of accident or breakdown
  • Unlimited mileage
  • CDW (Collision Damage Waiver)
  • TP (Theft Protection)
  • Road assistance 24/7
  • Safety equipment (triangle, high visibility vest, fire extinguisher)
  • Tax
  • Meet & Greet (Day 1)
  • Car Group B = Citroen C3 or similar
  • Tour guides
  • Domestic nor International flights
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Overnight city tax for the hotel effective from January 1st 2018. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels.
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Optional tours
  • Porterage and gratuities
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
  • PAI (personal accident insurance)
  • Fuel, Fines, Tolls, Parking
  • Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving.
  • Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen wipers, petrol cap, luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle.
  • Damage to the engine through negligence.
  • Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition.
  • Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of a fine being received there will be an administration charge.
  • Incident Report Fee
  • Refuelling Service Charge
  • Late Return Fee and Change of Return Station Fee
  • If the car is left outside of rent a car designated area on drop off, customers will be responsible for any costs generated and for any damage to the vehicle due to it being parked outside of the Rent a Car installations.
  • Each additional driver.
  • Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat etc.)
  • Tolls
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Frances Griffin
  • From Australia
  • On Sep 26 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
A Bookmundi Travel Expert "Destination S" responded to this review:

Dear Frances,

Many thanks for your very positive feedback about your self-drive tour in Greece, we really appreciate it and the time you dedicated to write it.

We are pleased to read that you had a lovely experience with us in Greece and enjoyed your trip completely.

It has been a real pleasure for us to assit you and we really hope to be your choice for your future holiday destinations.

Kind regards,

Annalisa - Destination Services

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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Grand Peloponnese, Self-drive tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 May 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 31 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Grand Peloponnese, Self-drive tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Grand Peloponnese, Self-drive tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

Day 3: the car pick-up is from the downtown Athens office after 09:00 am Day 8: Return procedure and exact designated area will be advised by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day. Car hire is only included in the main rate package. The post night extension do not include the car hire Renter and driver must be 25 years old  Driver’s License: The driving license of the driver must be issued at least 12months prior to rental Pick-up outside of working hour’s times is subject to a surcharge. Drivers who are not citizens of the European Union must present an international driver’s license together with the original from their country of origin. If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days Deposit credit card Visa or MasterCard only Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 48 hours of the incident In cases where, following the return of the vehicle, additional cleaning is required due to the car being dirty beyond the level expected from normal vehicle use, an additional charge shall apply, against evidence of the cost of the service provided One rental day is calculated as 24 hours and 29 minutes. An additional day will be charged if the rental exceeds this period. Additional charges that may occur due to; missing fuel (refuelling charge); extremely dirty vehicle; lost car documents, registration plates or keys; empty car battery (requiring towing service). We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons. Late check-out, early check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms at the hotel are all subject to availability and not guaranteed.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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