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Taste of Greece Tour

Places Covered: Athens, Corinth canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion / Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
Duration: 7 days
Tour Cost: £449

DAY 01

Arrive in Athens.

Arrival at the Athens airport. Welcome assistance and transfer to our hotel in Athens (transfer to hotel is optional).

Overnight accommodation.

DAY 02

Corinth canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion / Olympia

After our breakfast, we depart for the three day classical tour of mainland Greece. Our first stop will be to admire the Corinth Canal. We continue to Epidaurus, the most important healing center in antiquity, and famous for its theater, the best preserved in Greece, with is incomparable acoustics. Our day continues to picturesque Nafplion, dominated by Palamidi castle. We will have some free time to explore the picturesque narrow streets with the neoclassical buildings, and walk on the sea-front promenade with the amazing views to the fortified Bourtzi islet guarding the entrance of the port of Nafplion. Our day continues with a visit to Mycenae, with the tomb of Agamemnon and the famous Lion’s afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of central Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for the night.

Breakfast, dinner, overnight accommodation.

DAY 03

Visit Olympia

Today, we will be exploring the beautiful site of Olympia. Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid; it was the home of the original Olympic Games, begun in 776 BC. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex, including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. Later, we will be visiting the Olympia Archaeological Museum, one of the richest museums in Greece. In the afternoon, we will depart northwards, via Patras, and over the impressive and longest hanging bridge of Rio-Antirio, via Nafpaktos and Itea to Delphi for the night.

Breakfast, dinner, overnight accommodation.

DAY 04

Visit Delphi

After our breakfast, we will be visiting Delphi. In antiquity, Delphi was considered the “omphalos” (navel) of the earth, and the place where people from around the world would visit in order to receive an “oracle” from “Pythia”. We will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and we will also visit the museum of Delphi. Later, we will continue our drive and crossing the mountains of central Greece, we will arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, dinner, overnight accommodation.

DAY 05

Visit Meteora

This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking and Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to UNESCO’s list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will be taking the road back to Athens, stopping at Thermopylae to admire the statue of Leonidas, king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.

Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

DAY 06

Athens

After our breakfast we will take a panoramic tour of the city. We will see the Academy, the National library, the Greek parliament and the tomb of Unknown Soldier guarded by the «Evzones», the Panathinaikon marble stadium where the first modern Olympics took place, Hadrian’s Arch, the temple of Olympian Zeus, and other monuments and landmarks of the city. Our panoramic tour will end at the sacred rock of Acropolis. We will visit the Propylae, the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon. We continue to the nearby museum of Acropolis, considered one of the best museums in Europe. Our day continues with some free time to explore the picturesque Plaka, the old part of the city, with its beautiful narrow streets, the neo-classical building and the numerous shops and tavernas. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • 6 nights 2 and 3-star hotel accommodation in twin-share rooms
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach throughout the tour for all transfers and visits (arrival transfer is not included and is offered as a supplement).
  • All breakfasts & 3 dinners.
  • Experiences – please see Experiences tab for more information.
  • Professional qualified English speaking guide for all visits while on mainland Greece (Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora).
  • Professional qualified English speaking assistants for all transfers (Athens hotel to port, R/T transfers in Mykonos, R/T transfers in Santorini).

Tour Experiences



Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion

4 Included Experiences

Included:

Visit the Corinth Canal.

Visit Epidaurus, the most important healing centre in ancient Greece, and famous for its well-preserved theater.

Visit Nafplion, dominated by Palamidi Castle. Be sure to take time to explore the picturesque narrow streets and admire the neo-classical architecture. Take a stroll along the sea-front promenade and enjoy the amazing views to the fortfied Bourtzi islet, which guarded the entrance to the port of Nafplion.

Visit Mycenae, featuring the tomb of Agamemnon and the famous Lion's Gate.

Olympia / Delphi

2 Included Experiences

Included:

We enjoy a tour of the the ancient Olympia complex, including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra and Phidias' workshop.

Visit the Olympia Archaeological Museum, on of the best museums on Greece.

Delphi

1 Included Experience

Included:

Visit Delphi and see the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and visit the museum of Delphi.

Meteora

2 Included Experiences

Included:

Visit Meteora, considered one of the most beautiful regions in mainland Greece, officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit Thermopylae en route to Athens to admire the statue of Leonidas, king of Sparta.

Athens

1 Included Experience

Included:

We'll take you on a tour of the city which will include stops at The Academy, the National Library, the Greek parliament and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Panathinaikon marble stadium where the first modern Olympics took place, Hadrian's Arch, the temple of Olympian Zeus and the sacred rock of Acropolis. We'll also visit the Propylae, the Erechteion, the temple of Athena, Nike and the Parthenon. Not to forget the museum of Acropolis, considered one of the best museums in Europe.

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