Palace of Nestor & Museum of Chora Tour

Nestor's Palace Ruins - Photo by Olecorre
Discover the beauty and history of Nestor Palace, the best-preserved Mycenaean palace. As an influential site in Mycenaean times, Homer described the palace in "The Odyssey" and "The Iliad" as Nestor's kingdom. Nestor was a wise man from which everyone requested advice before making serious decisions.

Your guide will walk you through this impressive site, its primary structure within a larger late-Helladic-era settlement. After your tour, visit the Museum of Chora, filled with findings from the Palace's excavations. Enjoy the extensive collection of artifacts from the area of Pylia, dating from Neolithic to Roman times.

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Itineraries with Palace of Nestor & Museum of Chora Tour

Historic Peloponnese and Zakynthos - 12 Days

In the Odyssey, King Nestor receives Odysseus's son, who comes seeking word of his missing father. Join the long list of storied guests to Nestor's palace and others with this 12-day itinerary. Go from the Acropolis through historic sites at Nafplio, Mycenae, Pylos, and Olympia before sailing to the island of Zakynthos to explore its villages and vineyards, then return to watch the sun set over the Athenian Riviera.

Mainland Greece Road Trip - 11 Days

Get an in-depth look at the Greek countryside on this 11-day road trip around the Peloponnese. Begin in Athens, where you'll learn about ancient mythology at the Acropolis. Then head west to the wineries of Nemea and the ruins of Mycenae, Pylos, Mystras, and more. Top it all off with a visit to the oracle at Delphi before ending your tour back in the capital.

Greek Culture & Adventure for Families: Athens & the Peloponnese - 14 Days

Your school-aged children can learn about Greek culture in a sun-filled and interactive style on this itinerary. You'll start off by creating comic books or learning some Greek language skills in Athens. Then head to the Mani Peninsula, full of beautiful beaches and stone villages to explore. Finish your trip in the famous olive region of Kalamata, with cooking lessons, archery, scenic hikes, and more.