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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at Athens International Airport, meet and greet with our English speaking assistant and transfer to your hotel for check in. Remaining of your day at leisure for your first taste of Athens. Discover Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis, the only district a visitor may see the Greek capital as it was 100 years ago or enjoy your shopping at Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets.
Overnight at hotel in Athens on BB basis.

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Athens City Tour.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathinaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue with a panoramic drive passing by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, St.Paul’ s church, Zappion Hall, the Parliament (ex. Royal Palace) and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’ s house, Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
Later we will make our way to the Acropolis, an UNESCO’ S world heritage monument to visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the famous Parthenon.
Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysus Theater and visit a modern architectural building, the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Overnight at hotel in Athens on BB basis.

In the afternoon optional tour to Cape Sounion
In the evening optional tour to Athens By Night

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the port to board the cruise ship for an all-day cruise to the islands Aegina, Poros, Hydra. Our first stop is the picturesque island of Hydra. Here you have free time for a walk or a swim. Embarkation and sail for Poros, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros town. The lunch will be served during the voyage. Time will flow quickly… And after a 2 hour trip we shall arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aigina. Optional excursion to the fine preserved Temple of Aphaia Athena. Overnight at hotel in Athens on BB basis.

Breakfast at hotel. Drive towards the Corinth Canal, which connect the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. The current 6.4-kilometer channel and only 21 m wide created about 100 years ago, but the mention of the idea of its construction dates back to the times before our era. Free time for commemorative photos. Visit Ancient Corinth, founded by the mythological Sisiphus according to a legend. At the end of the second Century B.C., Corinth was conquered by the Romans. In the archaeological excavations you can admire the Agora of Rome, the Greek Temple of Apollo and the fountain of Pejrene. Drive through Argolida to EPIDAUROS. Sightseeing: the largest preserved ancient amphitheater and the sacred circle of the medicine god Asklepios, inscribed on the UNESCO list. Transfer to NAFPLION. Walk through the charming, romantic Venetian town, the former capital of Greece, dominated by the hilltop fortress of Palamidi. Transfer to MYKENES, where tombs full of golden treasures were discovers in the 19th century, the most famous of which is the so-called Agamemnon’s mask. Visit the ancient Mycenaean citadel with the Lion Gate, the Royal Palace, the Treasury of Atreides. The archeological stan in Mycenae was entered on the UNESCO list. Overnight at hotel in Nafplion on HB basis.

Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis (short stop). Overnight at hotel in Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, on HB basis.

Breakfast at hotel. Departure for Olympia. On the way stop for wine tasting and local products like olive oil, cheese. Then proceed with the visit of the Archeological Site of Olympia with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archeological Museum. Lunch at local restaurant – excluded, under clients own arrangement. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent 2,880 to m suspension bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea. Through coast line arrive in village of Delphi, the center of Ancient World – the “Omfalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries if the Hellenic World. Check in and dinner at hotel in Delphi on HB basis.

Breakfast at hotel. Departure for Delphi. Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus – Livadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient world – the ‘’Omphalos’’ (Navel of Earth). On the slopes of mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Temple of Apollo. Lunch In the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route. Overnight at hotel in Athens on BB basis.

After breakfast, depart at indicated time for Athens International Airport and your departure flight or departure transfer to the port.

Inclusions

4 nights accommodation in Athens with private facilities.
Continental breakfast daily in your choice of hotel.
Arrival and departure transfers.
Athens city tour, visiting Acropolis and the Acropolis museum including entrance fees to Acropolis site and the museum. The city tour is on regular basis (SIC) and bilingual English/French or English/Italian.
4 days classical tour on HB basis in A’ class or Tourist class hotels on regular / bilingual basis (SIC)
Full day cruise to Saronic islands with lunch on board

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

In case of increase of the entrance fees the rates of the excursions and the package will change.

Rates Available on Request for Children / Extra Night / Optional Tours (Day / Night) on Day 2

Hotel Accommodations / Select Hotels
Athens - 3 stars hotels (GOLDEN CITY/ATHENS CENTER SQUARE/PYTHAGORION/MUSEUM OR SIMILAR) + Tourist class hotels during the tour
Athens – 4 stars hotels (TITANIA/ATHENIAN CALLIRHOE/STANELY/POLIS GRAND/ELIA ERMOU OR SIMILAR) + A’ class hotels during the tour
Athens – 5 stars hotels (ROYAL OLYMPIC/ST.GEORGE LYCABETTUS/RADISSON PARK/N.J.V ATHES PLAZA OR SIMILAR) + A’ class hotels during the tour

Departure Period

01 Nov, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,862 P P twin share

01 Apr, 2021 to 30 Apr, 2021
AUD 1,962 P P twin share

01 May, 2021 to 30 Jun, 2021
AUD 2,037 P P twin share

01 Jul, 2021 to 31 Aug, 2021
AUD 1,962 P P twin share

01 Sep, 2021 to 31 Oct, 2021
AUD 2,037 P P twin share

01 Nov, 2021 to 31 Mar, 2022
AUD 1,862 P P twin share

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