CLASSICAL GREECE with METEORA

Greece Tour #2  

          

Highlights: Athens Sightseeing (AssHD) with Acropolis museum-Corinth Canal-Nafplio-Epidavros-Mycenae-Ancient Olympia-Delphi-Meteora-Leonida's monument

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Departure/Arrival time: 08:30 / 19:00 hrs

Scheduled:  Daily exept Wen. (November-March only Sun, Mon.)

Language: En. Multilanguage on certain departures
Operating: All the year round

Included: Hotel 6 overnights in DBL - HB - all transfers - Luxerious a/c coach - official guide - entrance fees.

 

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, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Then Acropolis, the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and finally Parthenon- a place any civilized person has to visit. We complete the visit with the Museum of Acropolis. Drive towards Peloponnesus and after a short stop at Corinth Canal with its breathtaking view, we arrive at Tolo a picturesque sea side small town. Dinner and overnight.

3rd Tour day: This morning we'll see Epidaurus; the famous for its acoustics ancient theater (4th century B.C.). We visit the Homeric city of Mycenae (1300 B.C.) to see the Lions Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs. Then after a short stop at beautiful Nafplio, the first capital of Greece in its modern history, we drive through the picturesque country of Central Peloponnesus and we arrive at Olympia. Dinner and overnight.

4th Tour day: Visit Ancient Olympia, the archeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Olympic stadium of 45,000 seating capacity where the first Olympic games took place in 776 B.C, the archaeological museum with the famous Hermes sculpture of Praxitelus .Then pass by Patras and crossing the Corinthian bay by the new bridge we pass by the city of Nafpactos and following the coastal road we arrive at Delphi. Dinner and overnight.

5th Tour day: Today we'll see Delphi, the naval “omfalos" of the world. We visit 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 known in those days world. Later with a driving through central Greece we arrive at Kalampaka, a small town at the foot of majestic grey rocks, where we have our dinner and overnight.

6th Tour day: Short drive in the morning to visit the unique Meteora. We’ll see the Byzantine Monasteries standing between earth and the sky atop huge rocks and containing historical and religious treasures. In the afternoon we’ll return to Athens with a short stop at the monument of Leonidas at Thermopiles. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

7th Tour day: Free time in Athens and transfer to the airport. Departure.

 
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