- Day 1 - Athens to Olympia - (D)
Around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and depart from Athens for Olympia.
Along the way, youíll see:
Corinth Channel: a canal connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland and therefore effectively making the former an island. The canal is 6.3 kilometers in length and was built between 1881 and 1893.
Epidaurus was a small ancient city on the Saronic Gulf. This territory was the sanctuary of the healing god Asklepios, and was historyís first original medical and health tourism destination!
Nauplia is a beautiful seaport town, on the north end of the Argolic Gulf, whose charming homes have quietly crept up the hillsides.
Mycenae is an archaeological site; from the palace viewpoint, one can see across the Argolida to the Saronic Gulf.
Overnight in Olympia
- Day 2 - Olympia to Delphi - (B/D)
After breakfast, you will start the day visiting the following famed archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, The Altar of the Olympic Flame, The Stadium, and the Archeological Museum.
After visiting these sites, we will drive along the coastal road towards Delphi, passing through Patras and Antirion. In the afternoon, weíll take a break and stroll around the charming mountain village of Arachova.
Arrival in Delphi and check in the hotel. Overnight in Delphi.
- Day 3 - Delphi to Athens - (B)
After breakfast, we will visit Delphi, home of the oft-referred Oracle in ancient literature.
Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis.
In Greek mythology, Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and a major site for the worship of the god Apollo after he slew the Python (a dragon who lived there). Python (derived from the Greek pythein, "to rot") is claimed by some to be the original name of the site - in recognition of the Python that Apollo defeated.
Additionally, the poet Homerís ìHymn to Delphic Apolloî recalled that the ancient name of this site was Krisa.
Delphi was also a pan-hellenic sanctuary, where every four years, starting in 776 BC, athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, which was one of the four panhellenic games and a precursor to the Modern Olympics.
Weíll return to Athens after the tour.
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* 2 nights accommodation in first-class hotels
* All land transfers
* 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts
* Professional, English-speaking tour guide
* All taxes and service charges
We can add more nights or destinations anywhere in Greece ñ and an be totally customized to suit your time and budget.