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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at Athens International Airport, meet and transfer to your hotel for check in. Remaining of your day at leisure for a 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 Kolonaki or Ermou and Voukourestiou streets. Overnight stay at your hotel in Athens.

After breakfast, depart at indicated time for your Athens Sightseeing tour including a panoramic tour of the city and a visit to Acropolis Archeological site. Our expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament (ex. Royal Palace), the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann s House, the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University and the National library. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul s Church, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and will have a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. On the Acropolis 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. Return to your hotel and remaining of your day at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel in Athens (B).

After breakfast depart from Athens and start your 4-day classical tour.
Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop) and through the plain of Argos arrive to Myceane and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon (optional stop for souvenirs) depart
for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis.
Overnight stay in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. (B)

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic
flame, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia, short stop in Patras town and afterwards cross the magnificent bridge of Corinthian Bay driving from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque town of Nafpactos, along the coastal road arrive in Delphi- known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight stay in Delphi. (B)

After breakfast visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi, one of the most important museums in Greece. Depart for Kalambaka via Central Greece (short stop by Lamia). Kalambaka is a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic grey rocks crowned by the Meteora Monasteries. Overnight in Kalambaka. (B)

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. To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Return to Athens via towns of Trikala and Lamia and passing the heroic monument of Leonidas of Sparta at
Thermopylae. Arrive in Athens early in the evening and overnight stay. (B)

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 stay at hotel in Athens on BB basis.

After breakfast, depart at indicated time for Athens International Airport and your departure flight. (B)

Inclusions

4 nights accommodation in Athens with private facilities on BB basis.
3 nights tour to Classical Greece on HB basis. The tour is on regular basis (SIC) and bilingual English,including all entrance fees.
 Arrival and departure transfers by private taxi Mercedes
 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.
 One day cruise to Saronic Islands, visiting Hydra, Poros and Aegina including lunch on board.

Exclusions

International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities
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
.Entrance Fees to Archeological sites & museums
.Personal expenses

Notes

Children policy:
Child 0-2 years old sharing parents’ room is free of charge
Child from 2 -12 years old sharing parent’s room, 50% reduction on the package per person rate of the double room.

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

Hotels in Athens

3 Star Hotel or Similar

.EVITA ASTY

 .GOLDEN CITY

4 Star Hotel or Similar.

.TITANIA 

.ATHENIAN CALLIRHOE

 .STANLEY

.POLIS GRAND

5 Star Hotel or Similar.

.ROYAL OLYMPIC

.ST. GEORGE LYCABETTUS

. RADISSON PARK 

.N.J.V ATHES PLAZA

Trip Highlights

Athens-Epidaurus-Mycenae-Olympia-Delphi-Kalambaka-Meteora-Saronic Islands- Athens Monastries

Departure Period
01 Sep, 2022 to 31 Oct, 2022

3 Star
AUD 1,649 P P twin share
AUD 2,358 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 1,962 P P twin share
AUD 2,911 P P single
AVAILABLE

5 Star
AUD 2,178 P P twin share
AUD 3,363 P P single
AVAILABLE

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