Athens – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Olympia – Delphi – Meteora 7 days
Arrival at the airport, welcome of the guests from our representative. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Free time to relax. Visit to the marvelous Attica Department Store, where all the brands are gathered, all new trends presented, for a delight shopping experience. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast the Athens city tour and sightseeing will begin. Departure for Panathinaiko Stadium where the 1stmodern Olympic Games took place in 1896 (short stop). Tour will pass by the Prime Minister’s residence, Ex Royal Palace guarded by the colorful Evzones and after to Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall). Proceed to Temple of Olympian Zeus. Tour will continue to pass by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Nomismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church. After that, 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 by foot on the new Acropolis Museum. Return to hotel and overnight in Athens.
After breakfast tour will depart for the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nafplia (short stop) and through the pain of Argos arrive to Mycenae. Visit of the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Tour will stop in the village of Mycenae for free time. In the afternoon departure for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic games. Arrive in Olympia, check in at hotel and overnight.
After breakfast you will visit the archeological site of Ancient Olympia with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archeological museum. Departure via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian gulf by the new bridge to Antirion. We will pass by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road, to Delphi, known as the navel of the ancient world. Check in at hotel.
After breakfast, you will visit the museum of Delphi and the astonishing archaeological site with its magnificent view from the slopes of Mount Parnassos to the olive groves of mainland Greece. Depart for Kalambaka via central Greece. Arrival in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks that are crowned by the Meteora Monasteries. Check in at the hotel and overnight.
In the morning, after breakfast, you will leave for nearby Meteora to visit the Byzantine Monasteries. Visit to the Holy monasteries of St. Stephen and Great Meteoron out of the many that suspend from the gigantic rocks. Return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae. Check in at the hotel for overnight.
Free morning to do your last walk for shopping in the capital and check out. Transfer to the airport and departure. According to your return flight, you will be transferred to the airport, with optional disposal of 4 hours at The Mc Arthur Glen 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.