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5 DAYS - ATHENS - ARGOLIS - OLYMPIA - DELFOI (GROUP#GRC5D#002) Print

ESCAPE TO ATHENS (GROUP#GRC5D#002)

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS GROUP PROGRAM (ALL YEAR)

ATHENS CITY TOUR – ACROPOLIS – 3 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR (CORINTH CANALMYCENAEEPIDAURUS  – OLYMPIADELPHI)

 

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DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL - ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS)

5-days-athens-argolis-olympia-delfoi-15-days-athens-argolis-olympia-delfoi-2Arrival in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” meet with our office representative and transfer downtown . During the tour 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 ( 3 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR – ARGOLISOLYMPIADELPHI)

5-days-athens-argolis-olympia-delfoi-35-days-athens-argolis-olympia-delfoi-4After breakfast at the hotel pickup from the hotel for the 3 days Classical tour. We leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, (short photo stop). Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs e.t.c. Lunch at local restaurant. Depart for Epidaurus, to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Afterwards we continue our journey to Olympia the place where the Ancient Olympic Games begun. Dinner at the hotel and overnight at Olympia. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 3 SECOND DAY ( 3 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR – ARGOLISOLYMPIADELPHI)

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After breakfast  we will visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient
Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.Lunch at local restaurant. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi, check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 4 THIRD DAY  ( 3 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR – ARGOLISOLYMPIADELPHI)5-days-athens-argolis-olympia-delfoi-8

5-days-athens-argolis-olympia-delfoi-7After breakfast visit the ancient site of  Delphi which 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 Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the famous bronze Charioteer. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, on our way back we will make a short stop at the Levadia and Arachova town, in the evening we will finish our trip with dinner in Athens and then transfer back to the hotel (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5 (ATHENS - DEPARTURE)

After 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 3 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR  ONE THE WAY TO MYCENAE SHORT STOP AT CORINTH CANAL – VISIT THE MYCENAE ANCIENT SITE –  LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT - VISIT THE EPIDAURUS ANCIENT THEATRE  - AFTERNOON TRIP TO OLYMPIA – DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN OLYMPIA (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – VISIT OLYMPIA MUSEUM AND ANCIENT SITE  – TRIP TO DELPHI VIA THE FAMOUS RIO - ANTIRIO BRIDGE – CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT DELPHI (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – VISIT THE DELPHI ANCIENT SITE AND THE MUSEUM – LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT - AFTERNOON TRIP BACK THROUGH ARACHOVA AND LEVADIA TOWN – DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5

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