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- Acropolis (Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechteion with porch of Maidens, Parthenon) and the new Museum of Acropolis in Athens – The Ancient Theatre with the amazing acoustics, in Epidaurus – The Nafplion town with Palamidi Fortress & Bourtzi islet – The Royal Tomb of Agamemnon in Myceane –– The Temple of Zeus, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the Museum in Olympia – The Athenian Treasure, the Temple of Apollo, the world famous Oracle and the Museum of Delphi – the Meteora Byzantine Monasteries in Kalambaka – The Leonidas Monument (King of Sparta) in Thermopylae.
- Daily breakfast – 3 dinners (while touring)
ATHENS CLASSICAL GREECE
Athens – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Mycenae – Olympia – Delphi – Meteora (Kalambaka)
Day 1: Athens
Arrival at the airport, welcome of the guests from our representative. Transfer to the hotel and check in. According to the arrival time either sightseeing either free time to relax. Overnight in Athens.
- Athens Central, Apollonos, Athens, Greece
Day 2: Athens
After breakfast the Athens city tour and sightseeing will begin. We will visit the famous and astonishing hill of Acropolis. Visit the famous monuments of Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and of course the masterpiece of ancient Greek architecture, the Parthenon. Then we will go on foot on the new Acropolis Museum. Optional in the afternoon we will take a half day excursion to Cape Sounio to admire the great view and visit the temple of Poseidon. Later in the afternoon, return to hotel and overnight in Athens.
- Athens, Athina, Central Athens, Greece
Day 3: Athens / Epidauros
After breakfast, we will begin our 4 day tour, which will unfold before you the Classical period, Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries. We will leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. (Dinner)
- Epidaurus Theatre, Epidavros, Greece
Day 4: Olympia
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Overnight. (Dinner)
- Olympia, Archea Olimpia, Elis, Greece
Day 5: Meteora
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight. (Dinner)
- Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece
Day 6: Thermopylae
Visit 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 specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening. Free evening and overnight in Athens.
N.B. Please ladies for the visit of the Monastery you need a skirt and the gentlemen long trousers.
- Thermopylae, Lamia, Phthiotis, Greece
After breakfast, you have a full day free at your disposal. According to your return flight, you will be transferred to the airport, with optional disposal of 4 hours at Factory Outlet near the Airport area, where you will find all you need in wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories of the top international brands. A shopping therapy for all members of the family, up to 80% off retail prices or alternatively at The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Athens that offers your favorite brands in fashion, beauty and home at prices 35 to 70% lower. Designed in a neoclassical style, attentive to the smallest detail, the outdoor center is arranged on two levels at which dominate soft shades with pergolas and paths, and gives the impression to the visitor that walks in a picturesque neighborhood of Athens. Within this atmosphere of unique beauty enjoying your favorite brands at lower prices. The center occupies 21,000 square meters and includes 125 shops, cafes and restaurants. Transfer to the Airport for our return flight.
- mall near Athens, Central Athens, Greece