Welcome to Greece - the land of ancient history and breath taking scenery! Upon arrival in Athens, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel (Private). Athens, the capital of Greece, is a city that attacks the senses and stirs the spirit as only the cradle of Western Civilization can. The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city. (Private) Athens, Greece
Athens by Night Tour. (Seat In Coach)
Later in the evening, go on an Athens by Night tour for a sumptuous Dinner and Folk Show. Visit the main Greek port of Piraeus, passing by the most important points of the city (City Hall, picturesque yacht’s harbour of Microlimano). Following the principal avenues and passing by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Garden, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, arrive at Plaka. Take a short pleasant walk through the old unique Athens city to one of the popular taverns for dinner with live bouzouki music and Greek folk dances. (Operates only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).(Private)
Athens, Greece City Tour of Athens. (Seat In Coach)
This morning after breakfast, embark on a city tour of Athens. Visit Panathinaiko Stadium which was the cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Pass by the Prime Minister~s residence, Ex Royal Palace, (guarded by colourful Evzones) Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian~s Arc, St. Paul~s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman~s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square and Russian Orthodox Church. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Conclude the tour with the visit to the new Acropolis museum. The new Acropolis museum is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in Athens and ranks among the most important museums of the world.
The rest of the day is at leisure. Why not go on a Cape Sounion tour (optional)? Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip to Cape Sounion which is only 70 kilometers from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination.Optional Tour:
Half Day Cape Sounion Tour (Seat In Coach).
Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip from Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination. The road to Cape Sounion passes the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf - Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza - as well as countless caves. According to legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea, a gleaming white beacon for ancient (as well as modern) travelers along this dangerous stretch of coast. The view across the Aegean is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffito left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. Explore Greece beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins.
Pick Up Point - Half Day Cape Sounion Tour (seat In Coach). | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs
Full Day Tour to Delphi (Seat In Coach).
Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi coloured carpets) and arrive in Delphi. Explore ancient Delphi, where an archaeological site and a cosmopolitan town exist side by side. Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia to Delphi. Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, situated in a breath taking scenery on the slopes of Mount Parnassus and the museum, which contains masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture including the famous bronze Charioteer. After lunch, return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese.
Pick Up Point - Full Day Tour To Delphi (seat In Coach). | Pick Up Time - 08:00 hrs | Duration - 08:00 hrs
Drive to Olympia with enroute visit to historical attractions and smaller Greek cities. (Seat In Coach) Drive to Olympia with enroute visit to historical attractions and smaller Greek cities. (Seat In Coach) (Private)
Today, you will travel by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Continue on drive to visit the Theatre of Epidaurus famous for its remarkable acoustics. Onto the town of Nauplion (short stop), followed by a drive to Mycenae where you will visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Journey through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis to arrive into Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games. Proceed to your Hotel and check-in.
Drive to Delphi with enroute visit to the fascinating archaeological sites and ancient Temples of Olympic fame. (Seat In Coach) Drive to Delphi with enroute visit to the fascinating archaeological sites and ancient Temples of Olympic fame. (Seat In Coach)(Private)
After breakfast, you will depart and visit the archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological Museum. Depart via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian bay by the new bridge to Antirion. Pass by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova known for its wines, the amazing cheese products, the shaggy rugs and woolen weavings. Later, proceed to your Hotel in Delphi and check-in.
Drive to Kalambaka with enroute visit to the Museum of Delphi. (Seat In Coach) (Private)
After breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. The museum’s collection displays some of the finest chronicles from the history dating from the 15th century BC to the 4th century AD, including the many magnificent treasures donated from places throughout the Classical world. Later depart for Kalambaka via Central Greece. Kalambaka is a small town built at the foot of the majestic and unique grey rocks, crowned by the Meteora Monasteries. Later, proceed to your Hotel in Kalambaka and check-in.
Enjoy a morning visit to the ageless monasteries perched high atop the huge rocks of Meteora. Later, you will proceed on drive to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and passing by the monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae. Trikala is one of the places touted as the birthplace of physician-god Asklepios, whose old sanctuary Asklepeion, is located in the city’s central square. Lamia the chief town of the nomos of Phthiotis which is believed in ancient times to be the home of Achilles lying at the foot of Mt Othrys. The site of the Acropolis is now occupied by a medieval castle.
Continue to your Hotel in Athens and check-in.(Private) Athens, Greece
Today you will be transferred to Athens airport for your flight back home. (Private) We trust that you enjoyed your Vacation
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