GREECE ROUTES TO THE ARK Whichever route you take you will pass through stunning countryside littered with landmarks that have contributed to human civilisation and you should stop off at one or two. For example, from Athens you will cross the bridge linking the Peloponnese to the mainland. Beneath it is a jaw-dropping canal. From Patras, you will travel through pines bordering the sea and could stretch your legs on the beach. Alternatively, how about a detour to Olympia. But be warned, this archaeological site is so fascinating that you might need to stay overnight. Luckily, there are lots of hotels to choose from.