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Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destination : Greece
Day 1 Arrival at the airport of ATHENS. Meet and transfer to Hotel. Early evening pick up from your hotel for the Athens by Night. Return around midnight. Overnight.
Day 2 Morning departure for the Full Day Excursion to ARGOLIS (lunch included). Return early afternoon in Athens. Overnight.
Day 3 Morning departure for the Full Day Excursion to DELPHI (lunch included). Return early afternoon in Athens. Overnight.
Day 4 Morning tour of Athens Sightseeing. Return early noon. In the afternoon tour of Cape Sounion. Late afternoon return to hotel. Overnight.
Day 5 Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.
|Description of TOURS|
ATHENS SIGHTSEEING This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides take you to see the centre of the city, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace .On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896.On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the harmony between material and spirit', the monument that 'puts order in mind' , the Parthenon. You complete the visit with the Museum of Acropolis.
ATHENS BY NIGHT Your evening will start with a ride to the port of Piraeus, passing by the port of Zeas (special port for private yachts) and a short stop to the famous Mikrolimano where you will enjoy a drink of ouzo with Greek appetizers. Then you will drive back to Athens, to the old area Plaka, for dinner in typical Greek Tavern with bouzouki music and Greek Folk Dances.
CAPE SOUNION In the afternoon drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmenis and 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 have a splendid 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 Sounion.
ONE DAY DELPHI Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus -Levadia and Arachoca (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the centre of Ancient World-the 'Omphalos'(Navel of Earth )-whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the Slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route.
ONE DAY ARGOLIS Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean sea with the Ionian Sea (short 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, the Royal Tombs etc. Depart for Nauplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. Afternoon, leave for Epidavros to visit the Theatre (4th century) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidavros with Corinth. Lunch in Mycenae or in Nafplion.
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