Classical Tour + Athens
8 days/7 nights
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Athens sightseeing
After breakfast departure for a panoramic sightseeing of Athens. After breakfast our guide will take you to the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Then, you will pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the hill of the Acropolis, you will admire the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Afterwards, you shall arrive to the Acropolis Museum where at last the statues and many masterpieces of the Classical Era found home. Free afternoon to visit Plaka, the hill of Lycabetus and the National Garden. Overnight.
Day 3: Mycenae/Epidaurus/Nafplio
Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nafplion (short stop) and through the plain of Argos arrive to Mycenae. Visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon departure for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games, through the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia.
Day 4: Olympia
Visit the archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological Museum. Depart via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian Bay by the new bridge to Antirion. Pass by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight in Delphi.
Day 5: Delphi
Visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. In the afternoon return to Athens. Overnight.
Day 6: Cape Sounion
Free morning. About 15H30 departure for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to Cape Sounion where you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world. Return in the evening. Overnight in Athens.
Day 7: Free day in Athens
The entire day is free to discover Athens the oldest capital in Europe. Overnight in Athens.
Day 8: Departure
Having finished your breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
- 5 nights hotel accommodation in Athens (hotel class of your choice).
- Half day Athens sightseeing tour + Acropolis Museum.
- 3-day classical tour on half board basis (hotel class of your choice).
- Half day excursion to Cape Sounion.
- Entrance fees in the archaeological sites and museums.
- All transfers as mentioned.
- Daily breakfast.
- Local taxes.
- The assistance and supervision from our agency.