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8 DAYS- ATHENS - SOUNIO - ARGOLIS - OLYMPIA - DELPHI - METEORA - ONE DAY CRUISE - GROUP#GRC8D#001 Print

ESCAPE TO ATHENS (GROUP#GRC8D#001)

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS GROUP PROGRAM (ALL YEAR)

ATHENS CITY TOUR – ACROPOLIS – CAPE SOUNIO – 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR (CORINTH CANAL – MYCENAE – EPIDAURUS – OLYMPIADELPHIMETEORA MONASTERIES) - ONEDAY SARONIC GULF CRUISE (HYDRA – POROS – AEGINA)

 

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DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL - ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-28-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-3Arrival 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 (ATHENS - SOUNIO)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-48-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-5Breakfast at the hotel. Free time at leisure for shopping and exploring the city. Lunch downtown or transfer for lunch and back to the hotel. In the afternoon pick up from the hotel for the Sounio tour, drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you will enjoy a picturesque view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of  Cape Sounion. On the way back dinner at local restaurant and then transfer back to the hotel and overnight in Athens (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3 FIRST DAY( 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR – ARGOLISOLYMPIADELPHI - METEORA)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-68-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-7After breakfast at the hotel pickup from the hotel (collective transfer by sit-in coach), 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 4 SECOND DAY ( 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR – ARGOLISOLYMPIADELPHI - METEORA)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-88-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-9After 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 5 THIRD DAY ( 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR – ARGOLISOLYMPIADELPHI - METEORA)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-10After 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,after the visit 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,L,D)

 

 

 

DAY 6 FORTH DAY ( 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR – ARGOLISOLYMPIADELPHI - METEORA)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-128-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-11After 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) is 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 dinner and transfer at the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 7 (ATHENSONE DAY CRUISE AT SARONIC GULF)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-138-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-14After early breakfast pickup from the hotel to Piraeus for your embarkation to the cruise boat. At08.30 depart to Hydra, where we arrive around 11.45. Here you have free time for a walk or a swim.On 13.30 embarkation and sail for Aegina past through Poros and seashore of Peloponnese. The lunch will be served during the voyage. Around 15.30 we arrive at Aegina where you have time for a swim At 18.00 embarkation for the voyage of return to the port. Arrive to Piraeus, late in the after noon. Transfer for dinner and then back to the hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

 

 

 

 

DAY8 (ATHENS - DEPARTURE)

8-DAYS-ATHENS-SOUNIO-ARGOLIS-OLYMPIA-DELPHI-METEORA-ONE-DAY-CRUISE-GROUP-GRC8D-001-15After 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 –  FREE TIME AT LEISURE  - LUNCH –  AFTERNOON PICKUP FROM THE HOTEL FOR THE SOUNIO TOUR -  DRIVE THROUGH THE COASTAL ROAD  TO CAPE SOUNIO – VISIT ANCIENT GREEK TEMPLE OF THE POSEIDON -  DINNER ON THE WAY BACK  - TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL – OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL - EARLY MORNING  PICKUP FROM THE HOTEL FOR THE 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR  – ON 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 4

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

 

DAY 5

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – VISIT THE DELPHI ANCIENT SITE AND THE MUSEUM  - LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – AFTERNOON TRIP TO KALAMBAKA (METEORA) – DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN KALAMBAKA (B,L,D)

 

DAY 6

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

 

DAY 7

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL - EARLY MORNING  PICKUP FROM THE HOTEL TO PIRAEUS PORT FOR THE ONE DAY CRUISE IN SARONIC GULF (POROS – HYDRA – AEGINA) – LUNCH ONBOARD – PICKUP IN THE AFTERNOON FROM PIRAEUS AND TRANSFER FOR DINNER AND THEN TO HOTEL – OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8

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