Visit Ancient sites and popular islands of Greece

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Daily tour program

 

- Saturday -  Day 1 - Arrival in Athens

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check in,
you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.

 

- Sunday - Day 2 - Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with the tour and start the day exploring  Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896.)

We will then drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square,

and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

enter to Acropolis and continue exploring and visiting Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion,  the last stop of the tour will be the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you off at the center.

Overnight in Athens.

 

- Monday - Day 3 - Athens to Olympia - (D)

Early morning, meet up at the lobby of your hotel or in our office and depart from Athens on a scenic drive towards South and upon arrival on Corinth Canal, a short photo stop then continue onto Epidaurus.

Upon arrival, will continue on visiting the Ancient Theatre famous for its impressive acoustics.

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus It is considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theatre with regard to acoustics and aesthetics.

Continue our scenic drive through  plains of Argos to Mycenae to visit the Tomb of Famous Agamemnon, then onto ancient sites of Tripolis and Megalopolis.

Upon arrival, check into your hotel, Evening dinner provided in the hotel.

Overnight in Olympia.

 

- Tuesday - Day 4 - Olympia to Delphi - (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up and start the day visiting archaeological sites of Olympia AKA the site of the
Olympic Games in classical times of ancient Greece.

Walk through ancient city and encounter with the Temple of Hera (or Heraion/Heraeum), the Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion, and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made.

Visit the array of treasuries representing the various city-states,  The hippodrome and later stadium, the workshop of Pheidias, the Gymnasium, and more....

After our visit, we will be on our way to Delphi, going on another scenic drive through Patras
and have a small break in the charming traditional village of Arachova.

Arrival at the hotel, after check in, dinner overnight in Delphi.

 

- Wednesday - Day 5 - Delphi to Kalambaka (Meteora) - (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel

 Meet up and start the day visiting archaeological sites of Delphi and later the Museum of Delphi.

Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Moreover,
the Greeks considered Delphi the center of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi.

Delphi is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a phenomenal influence in the ancient world, as evidenced by the rich monuments built there by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity.

After visiting the ancient sites, we will have a sufficient amount of time to visit the Museum
and be on our way to Kalambaka town of Meteora.

Arrival at the hotel, after check in, dinner overnight in Delphi.

 

- Thursday - Day 6 - Meteora to Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up and start the day visiting Meteora Monasteries,

The Meteora meaning heavens on above and beyond is one of the largest and most

important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece.

Monasteries are built on sandstone, and they look amazing from each angle.

Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Enjoy visiting 3 of the most important monastery from inside and have amazing photo opportunities.

In the afternoon,  depart from Meteora and drive back to Athens,

Depending on the traffic it will be about 4 to 5-hour drive back  and in halfway we will make a
rest stop and visit the Monument of Leonidas at Thermopolis.
Overnight in  Athens

 

- Friday - Day 7 - Athens to Mykonos

Early in the morning, meet up with the driver for your transfer to Piraeus ferry port.

Departure from Athens on a ferry ride to Mykonos Island.

>>>>>> Ferry to Mykonos >>> Ferry times will be added.

Upon arrival,  you will see the driver,  holding a sign with your name on it,  meet up and transfer to your hotel.    Check in the hotel and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.

 

 - Saturday - Day 8 - Free day to Explore Mykonos - (B)

Breakfast provided in the hotel;

Today is free for you to explore Mykonos on your own.

Optional tour to Delos is available ( Contact us if you are interested)

Overnight in Mykonos.

 - Sunday - Day 9 - Free day to Explore Mykonos - (B)

Breakfast provided in the hotel;

Today is free for you to explore Mykonos on your own.

Optional tour to Delos is available ( Contact us if you are interested)

Overnight in Mykonos.

 

- Monday - Day 10 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with the driver for your transfer to Mykonos ferry port.

Departure from Athens on a ferry ride to Santorini Island.

>>>>>> Ferry to Santorini >>> Ferry times will be added.

Upon arrival,  you will see the driver,  holding a sign with your name on it,  meet up and transfer to your hotel. Check in the hotel and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Tuesday - Day 11 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have a glance on the active parts, lots of amazing photo opportunities of the volcano and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni ) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat, relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

Tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm.  Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

- Wednesday - Day 12 - Santorini - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Thursday - Day 13 - Santorini to Athens - (B)

After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport and put you on a 50-minute flight to Athens.

Arriving in Athens,  meet up with the driver, transfer to your hotel,  after check in,
Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Athens.

- Friday - Day 14 - Departure from Athens - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
3 hours prior to your flight departure time, meet up with the transfer men and transfer to Athens International airport.

 

Program ends

 

Price $2.485.00 US Dollars per person in a double room

Contact us for single supp and or if you are more then 2 people traveling

 

Includes

* Centrally located hotels

* All ferry port & airport transfers

* Guided tour of Athens ( admissions to the site is included )

* Boat tour to the Volcano ( in Santorini )

* Admissions to the ancient sites

* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos

* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini

* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

* All taxes and service charges

 

Excludes

* Optional tour to Delos in Mykonos ( 65.00 Euros, advance booking is required)

* Admissions to the Volcano ( 2 Euros, payable on the sights)

* Optional travel insurance ( contact us if interested)

 

Covering:  Highlights, of Athens, Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi,  and Meteora on the mainland
then cruise onto Mykonos and Santorini Islands.
Sight seeing, island hopping and relaxing

Tour highlights

  •  Highlights of Athens,  visit the ancient sites and enjoy the local culture and enjoy local tavernas in Plaka.
  • Visit important ancient sites of Classical Greece
  • Visit Mykonos Island and enjoy your time on its nice beaches with crystal-clear water, windmills, charming waterfront buildings,
    stunning archaeological sites
  • Visit  Santorini Island then enjoy walking through the streets and admire whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim...Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano and get lots of photo opportunities
  • Scenic ferry rides when you travel between the islands

Centrally located hotels, friendly people, comfortable transportation skip the line admissions............

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