Glories of Greece 14 day tour
Availableevery Saturday between May and October)
- Saturday - Day 1 – Arrival in Athens
Arrival in Athens KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own. Overnight in Athens.
- Sunday - Day 2 - Athens - (B)
After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel for your guided tour of Athens. You will explore Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896). After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church. At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis. In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you off at the Plaka so you can wander and explore. Overnight in Athens.
- Monday - Day 3 - Athens to Olympia - (B)
After breakfast, you'll depart Athens by car. Our drive to Olympia will offer exciting scenery as we pass by Olympic Stadium, and the Corinth Channel, stopping for a small break afterwards. After that we will drive onto Epidaurus and visit the Ancient Theatre, famous for its impressive acoustics. Afterwards, we will continue onto Nauplia through the plains of Argos. Weíll arrive in Mycanea and visit the Tomb of Famous Agamemnon there. After another short break, we will also see both Tripolis and Megalopolis. After you arrive in Olympia, youíll check in at the hotel. Overnight in Olympia.
- Tuesday - Day 4 - 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.
- Wednesday - Day 5 - Delphi to Kalambaka - (B/D)
After breakfast, we will visit the ancient site of Delphi and the Museum of Delphi. We will then depart for Kalambaka (after a short break
at Lamia.) Kalambaka is a picturesque small town built at the foot of the Majestic Grey Rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries overhead. Overnight in Kalambaka. Hotel:
- Thursday - Day 6 - Kalambaka to Athens - (B)
After breakfast, we depart Kalambaka and drive back to Athens, visiting Byzantine monasteries and the Monument of Leonidas at Thermopoli, Overnight in Athens. www.acropolishill.gr
- Friday - Day 7 - Athens to Chania - (Crete) - (B)
Very early in the morning, you will be transferred to Athens Airport, and put you on a flight to Chania.
08:55 - Athens --- El. Venizelos 09:45 Chania I. Daskalogiannis
Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel, after check in you will have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Chania -
– Saturday - Day 8 – Chania – (B)
Breakfast at the hotel & Day at leisure - Assistance with optional tours to Imbros or to Samaria Gorge will be available.
Overnight in Chania.
– Sunday – Day 9 – Chania to Heraklion – (B)
In the morning we will depart from Chania and drive to Heraklion, upon arrival we will take you on a guided tour of Knossos.
Knossos (also known as the Knossos Palace) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and was likely the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization. The city remained important throughout the Classical and Roman periods, but its population shifted to the new town of Handaq (modern Heraklion) during the 9th century AD. By the 13th C, it was known as Makryteikhos ("long wall"); however, the bishops of Gortyn continued to call themselves the Bishops of Knossos until the 19th C. Today, the name is used only for the archaeological site itself.
After the tour you will check in to your hotel, overnight in Heraklion.
- Monday – Day 10 – Heraklion to Santorini – (B)
In the morning transfer to Heraklion Harbor, get on the morning ferry to Santorini.
Departure at 08:45 ----- Arrival at 10:20
Transfer to your hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Santorini. www.villailias.gr/
– Tuesday – Day 11 – Santorini – (B)
After breakfast we will take you on a full-day tour of Santorini. You will, hop on a boat to explore the caldera, take in the hot springs, view the ruins of Thirrassia, and afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel. Overnight in Santorini. www.villailias.gr/
– Wednesday – Day 12 – Santorini to Mykonos – (B)
Breakfast at the hotel –transfer to Santorini Harbor and depart from Santorini to Mykonos.
Departure at 11:50 and arrival at 14:20 pm
Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Mykonos.
– Thursday – Day 13 – Mykonos – (B)
10:00 am Meet up with your guide and go on a half day tour to Mykonos.
A half-day trip, including the services of a professional guide, to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis, a famous political and religious center of ancient world. The whole territory of deserted Delos in one of the most important archeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city & amphitheater and than, walk down the celebrated Lion Street.
Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items used in every day life.
Overnight in Mykonos.
- Friday - Day 14 - Mykonos to Athens - (B).
In the morning 45 minute flight to Athens, upon arrival you will walk to the international departures and board your flight home.
Total cost $_____ Per person in a double room & $_____ in a single room
(rates are changing from month to month so contact us with your dates then we can send you a quote for this tour)
* Centrally located, distinctive hotels with breakfasts
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Flight tickets from Athens to Chania
* Ferry tickets from Heraklion to Santorini
* Ferry tickets from Santorini to Mykonos
* Flight tickets from Mykonos to Athens
* Admission fees (during the tours)
* All taxes and service charges
* Optional hiking tour to Samaria Gorge in Chania Crete
* International flight tickets to Athens