CLASSICAL GREECE TOUR WITH 1 DAY CRUISE
ANCIENT GREECE HISTORICAL SITES & ATHENS SIGHTSEEING & 1 DAY CRUISE 3 ISLANDS
Greece, the cradle of European civilization, 3500 years of history. The land where Democracy, Philosophy, Medicine, Science and Art were borne. Take this guided 5 days tour from Athens and discover all classical sites, Athens, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi.The tour is completed with one day cruise to nearby islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.
- ATHENS SIGHTSEEING – Acropolis, Parthenon, Acropolis New Museum
- ARGOLIDA Mycenae, Epidaurus Ancient Theater, Nafpli
- ANCIENT OLYMPIA
- ARACHOVA a traditional Greek
- 3 ISLANDS CRUISE Aegina, Poros, Hydra
- Tout Code: GRCLASS_01
- Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
- Operating: All year-round Mo, Tu, Th, Fr, Sa, Su. per week. Winter every Mo.
- All transfers with luxury private car or minivan
- Hotels 4* on BB base
1st day: Argolis, Epidaurus ancient Theatre – Mycenae – Nafplio
This morning we start our Classical tour. Morning drive to Peloponnese Argolida. On the way we’ll have a short stop at Corinth Canal. Guided tour to Argolida to see the ancient open theatre of Epidaurus (16000 seats – 4th century B.C), famous for its acoustics. We’ll visit the Homeric city of Mycenae, (1300 B.C.), home town of King Agamemnon, leader of Greeks in the Trojan war, to see the Lions Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs. Then we’ll visit the beautiful Nafplio, the first capital of Greece in its modern history after Greek’s revolution against Turks in 1821. Then driving through central Peloponnese we arrive at Olympia.
2nd day: Guided visit to Ancient Olympia, the archeological site
with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Olympic stadium of 45,000 seating capacity where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C, and the archaeological museum with the famous Hermes sculpture of Praxiteles. Then with driving on west side of Peloponnesus we cross the new bridge of Rio and we arrive to Delphi.
3rd day: Delphi city considered by the ancients Greeks to be the center (omphalos) of the world and a religious center.
This is the place where you might get Pythia’s chrism for your future and the future of the world, as many other Kings and Emperors in the past have done. Even Alexander the Great got her advice before conquering the word. Guided tour to Archeological site, Temple of Apollo, theater, market and the famous Omphalos (= navel of the earth), and the Delphi museum
with the amazing sculptures.
Then we visit the traditional village of Arachova and later on we start our trip back to Athens.
4th day: Daily Cruise 3 Islands Morning transfer to Piraeus port. Embark on boat for 1 day cruise to nearby islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra with lunch and folklore show on board. Return to Piraeus in the evening. Transfer back to the hotel
5th day: Athens (FD) sightseeing (Ass), Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus st, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Then
Acropolis, the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age (5th Century BC) of Athens, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and finally Parthenon – a place any
civilized person has
to visit. We complete the visit with the new Museum of Acropolis. In the afternoon transfer to Athens airport for your flight to your next destination or to your hotel for an extra overnight to Athens.