Classical Tour of Greece: The Greek Gods welcome you to their home

Special Tour 6 days Available from: 2018-08-01

Explore the most famous monuments of Greece, all seen at once on the same guided tour.
Starting and ending in Athens tour brings participants in contact with history, architecture, nature and introduces them the modern way of life in Greece.
Feel the mystery energy of the ancient monuments, built at certain locations with excellent architecture,visit their museums where all treasures from the ancient times are hosted, reach the area of Meteora not only a holy land but a geological phenomenon must seen at least once in a life time but most of all explore the rich Greek nature, taste local specialties and explore local products.

1st Day: Athens

Arrival in Athens International Airport. Pick up by tour guide and departure for sightseeing tour of Athens. This tour gives guests an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide take the group to see the center of the city, 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. Lunch in Chinese restaurant. After lunch departure to Acropolis. On the way you can see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens : the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the ‘’harmony between material and spirit’’ the monument that ‘’puts order in the mind’’, the Parthenon. Transfer to the old town Plaka and free time for shopping. Transfer to restaurant for dinner and after dinner transfer to hotel, check in at rooms and free at leisure.

2nd Day: Epidaurus

Breakfast at hotel, meet with the guide and visit the area of Argolis. Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, (short stop).
Second stop of the tour the world known ancient theatre of Epidauros (4th century B.C) protected monument from UNESCO, famous worldwide for its astonishing acoustics. Western style lunch in local restaurant.
Depart for Nauplion the fist capital of modern Greece through the fertile plain of Argolis, considered as one of the most picturesque town of mainland, Nafplion is nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. Continue to Olympia through the National road, check in at hotel room, western style dinner at hotel.

3rd Day: Olympia – Naupaktos – Galaxidi

After breakfast departure from hotel in order to visit the birthplace of the world Olympic movement. Explore the ruins of the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, visit the Archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus. Western style lunch in local restaurant. After lunch drive through the plains of Ilia and Achaia, cross the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian bay from Rion to
Antirion , considered the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Pass through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos, Eratini and Galaxidi, Arrival in Delphi, check in at hotel, western style dinner at local restaurant and overnight.

4th Day: Delphi

After breakfast Visit the worldwide famous site of Delphi, known from the ancient years for its mystic energy and power of God Apollo, located on the slopes of mount Parnassus in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty lie the ruins of the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the treasure of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo together with the museum containing masterpieces of the ancient Greek sculpture such as the bronze Charioteer. Western style lunch in a local restaurant and depart for Larissa. Check in at hotel rooms, western style dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Larissa.

5th Day: Meteora

After breakfast at hotel experience Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air , stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite speciments of Byzantine art. Visit of two monasteries the Big Meteoro with its
Byzantine museum, where treasures from the Byzantine orthodox years are kept and the monastery of Agios Stephanos. Dating from the 14th century, not only an example of the Byzantine art, but yet a geological unique global phenomenon. (Dress Code for Visit of Monasteries – Male : long trousers ,Long Sleeve Shirt / Female : wearing a skirt – not trousers; Both sexes must cover their shoulders. Skirts or simple wraps are often lent to female visitors, but it’s best not to count on this).Western style at local restaurant in Kalambaka and return to Athens through the National highway. Short stop at Thermopylae at Leonidas monument famous from the 300 battle. Arrival in Athens at 18:30, check in at hotel room and western style dinner at hotel.

6th Day: Departure

After breakfast free time at leisure. After lunch departure to the airport for departure flight.

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