Get Inspired / Europe / Greece Ancient and Olympic Self-Drive Greece Itineraries Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Greece Ancient and Olympic Self-Drive Greece Itineraries story by: Anna Sarjeant Ideal Length: 5 days Best for: History hounds – especially if you like it really, really old! For an epic Greece self-drive, the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece won’t disappoint. Step back in time – approximately 4,000 years – and discover a timeless landscape scattered with ancient wonders. From the outer walls of Mycenae and its 3000-year-old interior to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus which is the most popular archaeological site in the country, you can’t escape the formidable history. Visit in summer and you might even catch an ancient Greek performance at the Epidaurus theatre. Then there’s Mystra with its labyrinth of Byzantine streets and Corinth for its tumbling blocks of ruined temples and palatial pillars that date back to Roman times. Of course, no trip to Peloponnese would be complete without a trip to Olympia. As original hosts to the ancient Olympic Games, wander through the crumbled remains of the former gymnasium, palaestra (wrestling school) theokoleon (priests’ house) and famed Temple of Zeus. HOT tip: Street parking is difficult to find in cities and you may need a ‘Parking Card’ which can be bought from kiosks (peripteros). Click here for all our Greece deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Experience Modern Luxury Read more Add or remove from Wishlist How's this for cruising!? Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.