ROAD TRIP TO GREECE WITH JEEP 4X4

4 nights/ 5 days
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Description
Highlights: Athens, Pindus Mountain, Metsovo, Karpenissi, off road routes, Meteora
Operating: All year round (depending on weather conditions)
Departures: Daily
 

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive to Athens airport El. Venizelos. After the baggage claim, at the arrival hall, you will meet BETIS TRAVEL assistant, who will lead you to the parking where the Jeeps will be parked. Meet & greet by the English speaking guide who will be driving his own vehicle. Our tour will start with head to Makrakomi, visit to the Proussos Monastery, MIkro Chorio, Mikro Panta Vrehei and arrive to Karpenissi.Karpenisi is a town in central Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit of Evrytania. Karpenisi is situated in the valley of the river Karpenisiotis, a tributary of the Megdovas, in the southern part of the Pindus Mountains. Mount Tymfristos (2,315 m elevation) lies directly to the north of the town, and the foothills of mount Kaliakouda are in the south. Karpenisi has a ski resort and is a popular destination, especially during winter. It is called Switzerland of Greece for the resemblance with the mountainous country and its beauty, atypical for a Mediterranean place.Dinner & overnight to Karpenisi. (Asphalt road)


Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel. Our day today will lead us to Agrafa and mountain Pertouli. Pass by Chaliki and reaching Metsovo city for a stop. Metsovo is a mountainous city of Ioannnina Region. Metsovo is a traditional village between mountains Pindos and Ellados. Most of its residents are Vlachoi and the village produces and exports the famous cheese Metsovone, which is a smokes yellow cheese! Move on to Aoos Lake, and Monodendri where you will have overnight at a local hotel and dinner. (The 4x4 routse during the day is subject to change according to snow fall conditions, and there is a possibility of changing the route. )


Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit Vickos Canyon, and the villages Megalo & Mikro Papigko. Pass by Pogovo pool, Klidonia bridge, Pentalofos, and reach famous city of Grevena and Kalampaka, where we will have overnight. (The route is Asphalt with some 4x4 from zagori to Meteora depending always on snow conditions. )

Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel. From Kalampaka, visit the famous Meteora.Should there be interest and time we can visit the Grand Meteoron. This is the largest of the monasteries located at Meteora, though in 2015 there were only 3 monks in residence. It was erected in the mid-14th century and was the subject ofrestoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. One building serves as the main museum for tourists. Further on proceed to Thermopylae, Kammena Voulda city and reach Athens (through asphalt).. Accommodation at a hotel in the city centre, free dinner and overnight.

Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel and meet your driver and your guide at the reception of the hotel to start the tour in Athens. Athens Sightseeing Tour will give you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such as a fascinating city. Our guide will take you to the centre: Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Driving down Herod Atticus street we will see the Evzones in their picturesque costume and the Presidential Palace. On our way to the Acropolis we will see the Panathenaic stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896) and the temple of Olympian Zeus and the Adrian's Arch. We will start with a visit to the Unique New Acropolis museum andcontinue our visit up on the Acropolis Hill & the Parthenon. Lunch at a local tavern and direct transfer to the airport to pick return flight back home. (If there is enough time, we can have a walking tour to the old city of Athens, Plaka.

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation 1night to Karpenisi at a 3* or 4* hotel in double/twin rooms
Accommodation 1night to Monodendri at a 3* or 4*hotel in double/twin rooms
Accommodation 1night to Kalampaka at a 3* or 4*hotel in double/twin rooms
Accommodation 1night to Athens at a 3* or 4*hotel in double/twin rooms
Jeeps 4x4 Nissan Qashqai or similar (3pax per jeep)
English speaking guide during the 4x4 tour with support vehicle
English speaking guide during the city tour in Athens
FD tour to Athens, including Panoramic tour, Acropolis, the Parthenon, Acropolis museum (6h maximum)
Bus transfers from/ to hotel during the city tour and transfer to the airport the last day
Entrance fees to all visited places in Athens tour
VHFs for each vehicle
Unlimited mileage for each vehicle
Meals as per below:
- Day 1/ lunch & dinner
- Day 2/ Breakfast & lunch & dinner
- Day 3/ Breakfast & lunch & dinner
- Day 4/ breakfast & lunch
- Day 5/ breakfast & lunch during tour
Vat & all applicable taxes
BETIS TRAVEL assistance
Fuels & tolls per vehichle not included

 

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