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4 DAYS - ATHENS - DELFI - METEORA (GROUP#GRC4D#002) Print

ESCAPE TO ATHENS (GROUP#GRC4D#002)

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS GROUP PROGRAM (ALL YEAR)

ATHENS CITY TOUR – ACROPOLIS – 2 DAYS DELPHI AND METEORA TOUR (DELPHI MUSEUM AND ANCIENT SITEMETEORA MONASTERIES)

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DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL - ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS)

4days-athens-delfoi-meteora-2Arrival in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” meet with our office representative and transfer downtown . During the 4days-athens-delfoi-meteora-1tour you will be able to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament at Syntagma (Constitution) Square and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library. On the hill of Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon. After the tour lunch in Plaka area under the Acropolis hill and then transfer back to the hotel for check in. Free time at leisure, in the afternoon transfer for dinner and then back to the hotel for overnight in Athens. (L,D)

 

DAY 2 FIRST DAY ( 2 DAYS DELPHI - METEORA)4days-athens-delfoi-meteora-3

Breakfast at the hotel. Pickup from the hotel for the 2 days tour to Delphi and Meteora. We wil drive through the plains of Beotia and the town of Thebes (famous by the ancient tragedy of King Oedipus. Delphi was considered the center of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. We will visit the ancient site the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi museum.Afterwards lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue our trip to the town of Kalambaka under the rocks of Meteora. Dinner and overnight at the hotel at Kalambaka (B,D)

 

DAY 3 SECOND DAY ( 2 DAYS DELPHI - METEORA)

4days-athens-delfoi-meteora-4After breakfast we will start our tour to the magnificent standing rocks of Meteora which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Meteora (meaning suspended rocks) are one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The six monasteries (we will visit two of them ) are built on natural sandstone rock pillars. The buildings of the monasteries seem like a continuance and a natural ending of the rocks. We will have the opportunity to admire the Byzantine architecture and the priceless ancient icons and religious artifacts. After the tour lunch at local restaurant and then we will begin our trip back to Athens. Upon arrival transfer for dinner and then transfer to the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 4 (ATHENS - DEPARTURE)

4days-athens-delfoi-meteora-5After breakfast free time at leisure. Pickup and transfer from the hotel to the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” for the departure flight (B)

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY PROGRAM

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN EL.VENIZELOS AIRPORT – PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT FOR CITY TOUR OF ATHENS WITH  ACROPOLIS – LUNCH AT PLAKA AREA – TRANSFER  TO THE HOTEL FOR CHECK IN  – FREE TIME AT LEISURE – TRANSFER FOR DINNER AND BACK TO HOTEL FOR OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (L,D)

 

DAY 2

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL - EARLY MORNING  PICKUP FROM THE HOTEL FOR THE 2 DAYS DELPHI & METEORA TOUR – VISIT THE DELPHI ANCIENT SITE AND MUSEUM – AFTERNOON TRIP TO KALAMBAKA (METEORA)  – DINNER AND OVERNIGHT KALAMBAKA (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL  - MORNING VISIT AT 2 METEORA MONASTERIES  - LUNCH IN LOCAL RESTAURANT – DEPARTURE FOR ATHENS AND ARRIVAL IN THE AFTERNOON – DINNER AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL – OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – FREE TIME AT LEISURE - PICKUP FROM HOTEL AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT FOR THE DEPARTURE FLIGHT (B)