Micro climates, Islands and not to be missed sights
Continuing on from ‘Greece – The Peloponnese’ this tour takes in the other half of the country and extends your holiday for a further 14 nights.
We mix stays on the coast of the Pelion Peninsular and the charming island of Corfu with time inland. During our stay at Meteroa we have a guided tour of this wonderful area where the Greeks famously built their Monasteries precariously perched atop the local rock formations, a sight not to be missed.
In Ioannina we see Greece’s city of mixed traditions, from its well preserved Turkish quarter and ancient silver production through to its Lake Island and modern restaurants.
Then in Corfu we take an island tour including a visit to ‘Mon Repos’ villa, birth place of Prince Philip and the picturesquely rugged resort of Paleokastritsa.
Day One/Nineteen – Tuesday 3rd May
Drive from Delphi to our next campsite located on the Pillion Peninsular. 100 miles
Day Two/Twenty – Wednesday 4th May
A free day. This evening we have a group dinner in the campsites own Taverna. During the day for those who would like to participate in learning Greek cooking you are invited to join the chef’s in the Kitchen as they share their skills with you in preparing for tonight’s meal.
Day Three/Twenty-one – Thursday 5th May
We tour the ‘Pelion Peninsular’, with its own micro climate it’s a popular fruit growing region.
Day Four/Twenty-two – Friday 6th May
A free day to enjoy the beach and sea which our campsite borders.
Day Five/Twenty-three – Saturday 7th May
Drive to the Meteora region of Greece. It is here the Greeks famously built their monasteries precariously perched high on the local rocks. 70 miles
Day Six/Twenty-four – Sunday 8th May
A group tour of the Meteora including visiting some of the monasteries. In the evening we have dinner in the campsites own restaurant with stunning views of the region.
Day Seven/Twenty-five – Monday 9th May
Drive to the lakeside city of Ioannina. You can take the motorway or the scenic Katara pass, the choice is yours. 90 or 120 miles
Day Eight/Twenty-six – Tuesday 10th May
We take a boat to the lakes island with time to explore before we meet up for a group lunch in an island restaurant.
Day Nine/Twenty-seven – Wednesday 11th May
A free day. You may decide to visit the old Turkish quarter of the city.
Day Ten/Twenty-eight – Thursday 12th May
This morning we drive to the port of Igoumenitsa from where we take a ferry to the charming island of Corfu. 50 miles, ferry, 15 miles
Day Eleven/Twenty-nine – Friday 13th May
Breakfast is included in the campsite Taverna followed by a free day, both the beach and town are close to our campsite.
Day Twelve/Thirty – Saturday 14th May
An island tour is arranged including a visit to ‘Mon Repos’ villa, birth place of Prince Philip.
Day Thirteen/Thirty-one – Sunday 15th May
A free day before our ‘Farewell Dinner’. We get together to enjoy a final taste of Greek food and selection of local drinks, with an opportunity to reflect back on the many places visited throughout the whole tour.
Day Fourteen/Thirty-two – Monday 16th May
No need for an early start after last night; late morning we cross back to mainland Greece in preparation for tonight’s return ferry to Italy, again with ‘Camping on Board’ included. 15 miles, ferry. Note the Tour Directors may not be taking the ferry back to Italy at this time. (Camping on board is subject to the ships layout, if not available on today’s boat en-suite cabins are provided)
Day Fifteen/Thirty-three – Tuesday 17th May
Upon arriving back in Ancona Italy, this afternoon the tour comes to an end.
PRICE – Greece the Northern Highlights TOUR DEPOSIT £100
Motorhome with 2 people – £779 per person
Motorhome with 1 person – £999
INCLUDED IN PRICE – Greece the Northern highlights
- 13 Campsite nights with hook-up
- Return ferry to Corfu
- Transport for Excursions/Events as per the Itinerary
- Entrance Fees as per the itinerary
- Tour information pack with suggested routes + GPS Co-ordinates
- Services of Tour Director’s travelling in their own motorhome
- Michelin Greece Map
- DK Greece Guidebook
Excursions, Events & Meals
- Greek cooking experience
- Group dinner in Pelion Campsite Taverna with wine
- Tour of Pelion Peninsular
- Meteora tour including Monastery visits
- Group dinner in Meteora campsite Taverna with wine
- Visit to Ioannina lake island with group lunch
- Breakfast in campsite Taverna
- Corfu island tour including visit to ‘Mon Repos’ villa
- ‘Farewell Dinner’ with wine