Classical 4 day tour of Greece:
Visit Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora
- Monday - 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, you'll visit, Corint Channel, Epidaurus and Mycenae.
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.
Dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight in Olympia.
- Tuesday - Day 2 - Olympia to Delphi - (B/D)
After breakfast, you will start the day visiting the following famed archaeological sites of Olympia
: 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.
On the way we will make a stop the Mountain village of Arachova for lunch and some free time to explore the village at your own pace.
We will then be on our way to Delphi. After another scenic short drive we will reach Delphi in the evening, check into our hotel.
Dinner will be served at the hotel.
.Overnight in Delphi.
- Wednesday - Day 3 - Delphi to Meteora - (B/D)
In the morning after breakfast we will start the day visiting the ancient site of Delphi.
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.
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.
After another scenic short drive we will reach Kalambaka in the evening, check into our hotel.
Dinner will be served at the hotel.
.Overnight in Kalambaka.
- Thursday - Day 4 - Kalambaka to Athens - (B)
In the morning after breakfast we will start the day with visiting Monasteries of Meteora.
The Meteora means suspended in the air or in the heavens above etymologically related to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos.
The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.
The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Athens we will make a short stop to see heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae.
Arriving in Athens will be the end of this tour.
Total cost 545.00 Euros__ Per person, double _685.00 Euros_ for single person
(Contact us for other available dates)
* 2 nights accommodation in first-class hotels
* All land transfers by comfortable vehicles
* 3 dinners and 3 breakfasts
* Professional, English-speaking tour guide
* Hotel pick up and drop off from centrally located hotels in Athens
* Admissions to the ancient sites.
* All taxes and service charges
* Tips (Optional)
* Tour Insurance (optional)
We can add more nights or destinations anywhere in Greece and an be totally customized to suit your time and budget.