This private and guided tour from Athens focuses on exploring locations in the Peloponnese related to the Greek Revolution against the Turks. Start in Nafplio to visit the Palamidi Fortress, then head to Tripoli to visit the Archaeological Museum. Next, visit the village of Stemnitsa, known for its role in weapon production during the revolution, and see artifacts at the Museum of the Greek War of Independence.
About this activity
Duration: 12-hour private tour
Tour type: Private - Revolutionary Journey: Exploring the Greek War of Independence in Peloponnese
Points of interest: Nafplion, Palamidi Fortress, Tripoli, Stemnitsa
Starting point: Your Hotel
Tour Escort or Licensed Guide: Upon request (extra charge)
Type of vehicle: Luxury Mercedes-Benz Minibus/Minivan/Sedan fully A/C
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before activity starts
Start your day early and head to Nafplio, a picturesque town located about 2 hours drive from Athens. Nafplio was the first capital of Greece after the revolution and played a significant role in the events leading up to the revolution.
Visit the Palamidi Fortress, a Venetian castle built on a hill overlooking the town of Nafplio. The fortress played an important role in the revolution as it was used as a prison for Greek fighters. The climb to the fortress may be steep, but the views are breathtaking.
Next, head to the nearby town of Tripoli, which was also a key location during the revolution. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli to learn more about the region's history and see exhibits related to the revolution.
From Tripoli, drive to the village of Stemnitsa, which was an important center for the production of weapons during the revolution. Visit the Museum of the Greek War of Independence to learn more about the role of Stemnitsa in the revolution and see artifacts from the period.
* Upon demand, you may as well extend your tour-schedule. So whether you have something in mind or would like your guide to take the lead and make recommendations, feel free to make a request about it – Your wish is our command!!
** Please keep in mind that anytime you feel hungry there will always be a place in the course of our tour to grab a snack. Otherwise, our tour may incorporate a lunch break at a local restaurant to taste and experience the traditional food.
Basic travel insurance
Bottle of water
Mobile phone charger
Entrance fees to attractions (if any), but can be purchased on the spot
Wine Tasting (optional)
Multilanguage escort (upon request)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant baby seats available
Most travelers can participate
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