2019 depart Sun, Mon Fri: Apr-Oct
Cost from: 4* hotels $1263 pp twin share
Single supplement on request
day 01 Sun, Mon or Fri Athens arrival
Arrival at Athens International Airport, where you will be transfered to the Hotel.
day 2 Mon, Tue or Sat Nauplia-Olympia
Depart from Athens for the Corinth canal (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus and visit the Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nauplia (short stop) and through the plain of Argos arrive to Myceane. Visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon (optional stop for souvenirs) depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. Overnight stay in Olympia.
day 3 Olympia–Delphi
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 (short stop) to RION, cross the Corinthian bay by the bridge to ANTIRION. Pass by the city of Nafpakros 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. Overnight stay in Delphi.
day 4 Delphi-Meteora
Visit the archaeological site, and, the Museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka via Central Greece (short stop by Lamia). Overnight stay in Kalambaka (a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries).
day 5 Meteora–Athens
Leave in the morning for nearby Meteora to visit the BYZANTINE MONASTERIES. Return to Athens passing the heroic monument of Leonidas of Sparta at Thermopylae. Arrive in Athens and overnight stay.
day 6 Athens City Tour with New Museum
The Athens half-day tour, depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).
Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.
day 7 Athens departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to Athens International Airport at arranged time
Inclusions: transfers with assistance, accommodation, breakfast daily in Athens, breakfast & either lunch or dinner on bus tour,
coach transport, half day city tour of Athens & New Museum with English speaking guide & entrance fees. Transport
Hotels: Athens-Jason Inn/Titania/Electra Metropolis, Olympia-Arty, Delphi- Apollonia Hotel/Delphi Palace, Kalambaka- Divani Hotel (or similar)