Traditional villages, hilltop monasteries and the breathtaking natural beauty of the Zagori region.
START / FINISH - Athens (or Thessaloniki)
Activity code: GRFDEP01
Duration: 9 Days/8 nights
This popular self-drive holiday takes you on a full tour of the lesser-explored regions of central and north-western mainland Greece, focusing particularly on the beautiful region of Epirus. Your itinerary can also include some of the most iconic locations along the way such as Delphi and Meteora combined with some simply stunning scenery. Epirus is a relatively remote and certainly lesser-travelled part of Greece.
You can begin in Athens and make the journey there and back via the world-famous site of Delphi and the monasteries of Meteora; similarly, starting from Thessaloniki you can visit Meteora and either Mount Olympus or ancient sites such as Vergina to break the journey to or from Epirus.
This is our recommended route and a very popular one, it is a tried and trusted itinerary allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the countryside as you travel. If you are looking for any modifications then we will be very happy to discuss a completely tailor made itinerary. All we would need to know would be approximate dates of travel, what standard of hotel you would prefer, and if there are any particular areas or classical sites which you would like us to include (or to exclude!) in your itinerary. Your holiday can be as active or leisurely as you please. Staying one night at each stop allows the maximum amount of sightseeing; two or more nights will allow you to do side trips, whilst staying in one place will give you the opportunity to relax and explore the local area.
Why not extend your stay with a relaxing few days (or longer) on one or more of Greece's beautiful islands - please ask us for further information or suggestions!
Not included: Overnight Stay Tax of 0.50 to 4 Euros per room or apartment per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (i.e. most self catering and 1-2 star hotels = 0.50 Euros, 5 star hotels = 4 Euros).