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BEST OF GREECE TOUR

Greece Tour #3 


           Price: Upon Request

           Single supplement: -

Highlights: Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis new museum-Meteora-Vergina-Thesaloniki-Delphi-Kalavrita-Olympia-Diros Caves-Mystras-Nafplio-Mycenae-Epidavros

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Departure/Arrival time: 08:30 / 17:00 hrs

Scheduled:  Upon Request 

Language: En, Other languiges upon request
Operating: Upon Request

 

1st Tour day: Athens. Arrival in Athens. Transfer to the hotel in Athens. Optionally you can have a Greek night at Plaka (Athens old town), in a Greek tavern with  folklore program.

2nd Tour day: Athens sightseeing, Acropolis with its Parthenon and museum - a place any civilized person has to visit, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and many others are the places to see today. Then driving through the picturesque country of Central Greece we arrive  at Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight

3rd Tour day: This morning we'll visit Meteora and enjoy the unique and most impressive scenery with its historic Byzantine Monasteries –containing historical and religious treasures – standing between earth and the sky atop huge rocks. Afterwards drive to Vergina, to see the famous Vergina Gold Treasure and the Machedonian King Philip tomb, Great Alexander’s father. In the afternoon we arrive to Thessaloniki  where we have our dinner and overnight.

4th Tour day: This morning we have the sightseeing of Thessaloniki We visit the Roman and Byzantine monuments, the archeological museum and St Demetrius Byzantine church one of the many of the city. In the afternoon, with a stop for coffee at the picturesque Tempi we arrive at Delphi, where we have our dinner and overnight.

5th Tour day: We'll see Delphi, known in the ancient times as the naval "omfalos" of the world, the archeological site and the museum. At Delphi you might get Pythia’s chrism for your future and the future of the world, as it had happen to many Kings and Emperors in the past. Even Alexander the Great got her advice before conquering the word. Then by ferry we cross Corinthian gulf to Egio and after a short drive we arrive at Kalavrita where we have our dinner and overnight.

6th Tour day: In the morning we see Kalavrita area highlights, the historical Monastery of Agia Lavra where the Greek revolution Banner against Turks in 1821is kept, the monument of Heroes of the war for Greece Independence and the oldest (326 AD) Greek orthodox monastery of Mega Spileo. Then by the rack railway (optional) -where the incline in some places is about 10%- we cross Voraikos gorge  we arrive to Diakofto where the bus is waiting to transfer us to Olympia where we have our dinner and  overnight.

7th Tour day: Morning in Olympia. We visit the museum and the archeological site with the Olympic stadium of 45,000 seating capacity. Here the first Olympic games took place in 776 B.C. Then driving along west Peloponnesus coast we arrive at Aeropolis where we have our dinner and overnight.

8th Tour day: In the morning we visit Diros caves. One of the most spectacular natural sights of Greece. The guided boat trip (1hr) in the river of the cave which is full of stalagmites and stalactites is an unforgettable experience. Then we drive to Sparta and visit of Medieval state of Mystras with its Byzantine churches. Home place of last Byzantine Empire Constantine Palaiologos.  Once upon a time for a short period became the capital of Byzantium. After driving through the mountains of central Peloponnesus we arrive at the small beautiful seaside town of Tolo where we have our dinner and overnight.

 9th Tour day: In the morning, after a short stop for a walk in the beautiful Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece, we'll visit the Homeric city of Mycenae (1300 B.C.) to see the Lions Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs and later we visit Epidavros, with the famous for its acoustics ancient theater (4th century B.C.) We continue with the bus and after a short stop at Corinth canal with its breathtaking view we arrive back to Athens in the afternoon for the connections. Alternativelly you can have an extra night in Athens

 
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