Wonders of Greece. tour the best of classical Greece

What's included
3 overnights in Athens on Bed & Breakfast basis
1 overnight in Nafplion on Half board basis
1 overnight in Olympia on Half Board basis
1 overnight in Delphi on Half Board basis
1 overnight in Kalambaka on Half Board basis
Sightseeing in Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora
Athens guided city tour
Arrival & Departure transfer service Athens Airport to Athens hotel
All entrance fees
All local taxes
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Trip Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Athens
Welcome to Athens!
You will be met, on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Athens. Time at leisure to discover Athens! Redolent with history and mythology, Athens is a vibrant city, enlivened by bustling outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets that wind through the city's ancient sites and its fair share of urban eccentrics, a city full of contrasts.

Overnight in Athens
Day 2
Athens Sightseeing
This morning enjoy a city tour of Athens.
Your guide will reveal to you the secrets of the Acropolis & the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Kallimarmaro Stadium, built of marble for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
Experience the ancient wonders and relive the birthplace of democracy, twist and turn through the Plaka’s narrow streets and find ancient sites, cafes and shops full of history and character.

Overnight in Athens
Day 3
Athens to Mycenae & Nafplio
Set off from Athens and drive to the Corinth Canal and see this incredible feat of engineering. The canal that divides mainland Greece from the Peloponnese peninsula.
In Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace. Travel further to the Sanctuary of Aesculapius- the benevolent God of Medicine and visit the amphitheatre, probably the largest of ancient Greece with world renound acoustics.

Overnight in Nafplio
Day 4
Nafplio to Olympia
In the morning enjoy the beautiful town of Nafplion.
The city itself is a pleasure to walk around with nice views to the waterfront and some lovely neoclassical buildings which manage to maintain the grand feel of this city.
Later in the afternoon set off from Nafplion to Olympia. Enjoy a spectacular drive through the mountains of Arcadia to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, first held in 776 B.C.
Olympia, one of the most important sites in antiquity and one of the most interesting today. The town itself is not remarkable but the surroundings are stunning. Not only is the amazing site of ancient Olympia lovely to walk though and admire but also the nature surrounding is of exquisite beauty.

Overnight in Olympia
Day 5
Olympia to Delphi
In the morning visit the ancient Olympic stadium and the Temples of Zeus king of the Gods and Hera's temple - wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage and birth in Greek mythology.
Drive north to Patras, cross the Gulf of Corinth on the new and most impressive suspension bridge to mainland Greece. Then on to Delphi, situated on the slopes of Mount Parnassus to see the home of the legendary oracle the most revered site of ancient Greece and considered to be the navel of the world. The oracle was consulted by all the ancient Greeks to predict future events ie. the outcome of battles and the course of history.

Overnight in Delphi
Day 6
Delphi to Kalambaka
Spend your morning walking along the Sacred Way lined by the treasuries of the ancient city states to the Temple of Apollo dating back to the 4th century B.C. And then climbing even higher on to the ancient stadium, here every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games also a precursor of the modern Olympic Games.
A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his three hundred courageous Spartans against the invading Persians.
After seeing the memorial, continue the drive cross the fertile Thessaly region to Kalambaka.

Overnight in Kalambaka
Day 7
Kalambaka to Athens
Discover Meteora, one of the eastern Orthodox churches' most important monastic complexes. Mystical monasteries perch on enormous sandstone rocks rizing vertically to more than three hundred meters, they watch over the town and plain below.
A pleasant drive brings you back to Athens in the early evening.

Overnight in Athens
Day 8
Departure from Athens
As your Wonders of Greece tour ends, say farewell to the vibrant city of Athens. Enjoy a nice breakfast at the hotel.
Time at leisure until your flight.
Depending on the time of you flight we shall arrange a transfer for you to the Athens airport.
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Tour Information
Sightseeing
Visit to the Athens Acropolis. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Visit the new Acropolis museum.
Visit Archaeological site of Mycenae. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Visit Archaeological site of Epidaurus. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Visit Archaeological site of Olympia. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Visit the museum at Olmypia.
Visit Archaeological site of Delphi. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Visit the museum at Delphi.
Visit Meteora. A Unesco World Heritage site.
All sightseeing tours are performed by licensed and fully qualified guides.
Dining
Seven breakfasts at the hotel are included.
Accommodation
Hotels included in this trip are 4 star properties.
Transfers
Our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to pick you up on arrival.
On the last day you will be transferred from your hotel to the Airport.



Tour Experiences
Walk the narrow streets of Plaka and Monastiraki in Athens.
Check the acoustics of the Theater of Epidaurus!.
At the foot of the site of Delphi see the Kastalia spring and hava a sip of cold water
In Olympia walk the Olympic stadium. Retrace were the Olympic Games were born.
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