8 DAYS CLASSIC FAVOURITE TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Athens - Arrival Day
Upon arrive in Athens, you will meet with our local representative at the
airport and be transfered to your hotel. Once you settle in, you are free to
stroll in the old Plaka district. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2 - Athens - Half Day City Tour
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and start our morning
sightseeing tour, including visit Acropolis. Acropolis is the Acropolis of
Athens or Citadel of Athens is the best known acropolis in the world. It is the
significance of the Acropolis of Athens, such as that it is commonly known as
The Acropolis without qualification. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as
the pre-eminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on
26 March 2007. The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft)
above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface area of about 3 hectares.
It was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the
first Athenian king.
At the end of the tour, we will transfer you back to hotel and the rest of the
day is yours to have a walk in Athens. Overnight in Athens.
Day 3 - Athens - Daily Saronic Cruise
(Breakfast and lunch included)
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the
pier to enjoy the day cruise to the Saronic Islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra.
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 17.
Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born in
and ruled the island. During ancient times, Aegina was a rival to Athens, the
great sea power of the era.
The island, along with offshore islets, comprises the Municipality of Aegina in
Piraeus Prefecture, a part of the Attica region. The capital is the town of
Aegina situated at the northwestern end of the island. Due to its proximity to
Athens, it is a popular quick getaway during the summer months, with quite a few
Athenians owning second houses on the island.
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at
a distance about 58 km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by
a 200-metre wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across
the strait. Its surface is about 31 square kilometres. The town of Poros has
4,102 of these inhabitants. The only other inhabited settlement is Agios. The
ancient name of Poros was Pogon. Like other ports in the Saronic, it is a
popular weekend destination for Athenian travellers. It is an island with rich
vegetation as well. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the
island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south
and center of the island.
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between
the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by
narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea which
was a reference to the springs on the island.
Hydra is also a municipality and one of the few provinces in Greece to have two
municipalities - which includes the island of Dokos - yet fewer than five
communes. However, there are no municipal boundaries on the island and its
Overnight in Athens.
Day 4 - Athens / Olympia - 4 Days Classical Tour
After breakfast, we will depart for 4 Days Classical Tour. We drive towards the
Corinth Canal where we will make our first stop. We will visit The Theatre of
Epidaurus which was constructed in the late 4th century BC. Originally it had 34
rows and was used for dramatic performances. The Romans added another 21 rows.
Even in ancient times, the theater was considered to have great acoustics. The
actors can be perfectly heard by all 15,000 spectators without the sound having
to be amplified. The limestone rows filter the low-frequency sounds -such as the
murmur of the crowd - but amplify the sounds from the stage.
It still is one of the most beautiful open-air theaters. The view behind the
scene was and still is an integrated part of the theater.
The theatre was discovered in 1970 and the excavation began in 1972.
Supplementary excavations were needed to bring the entire theatre to light and
to consolidate the building. Restoration work has been carried out so that the
theatre can still be used safely.
And then we keep passing through the town of Nafplio, it is a seaport town in
the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end
of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the first capital of modern Greece, from 1829
Mycenae, where we can discover the prehistoric Acropolis with the Lion Gate and
Agamemnon's tomb. The Lion Gate of Mycenae was the entrance to the city. Atop
the gate, two lions rampant are carved in stone relief. Similar bas-reliefs of
two lions rampant facing each other are found in a number of places in Phrygia
in Asia Minor.
At last we will keep on driving to Olympia. Overnight in Olympia.
Day 5 - Olympia / Delphi - 4 Days Classical Tour
In the morning we will visit the Olympic stadium, it was originally designed in
1979 and built in 1980-1982 it is a stadium which is part of the Athens Olympic
Sports Complex. It is also known as the Athens Olympic Stadium and Spiridon "Spiros"
Louis Stadium, named after the man to win the first (modern) Olympic marathon
race in 1896.
Afterwards we will visit to the Museum of Olympia. It is one of the great
museums of Greece in Olympia, of the Elis Prefecture, and houses artifacts found
in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia. It was officially opened in 1982.
One of the best known exhibits is the Nike of Paeonius, which is featured on the
medals awarded during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
We will continue driving to Delphi afterwards. Upon arrive Delphi and check in
to your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. Overnight in
Day 6 - Delphi / Kalambaka - 4 Days Classical Tour
Today we will visit the local museum The Delphi Archaeological Museum which is
well-known for The Charioteer of Delphi. The Charioteer of Delphi also known as
Heniokhos (the rein-holder), is one of the best-known statues surviving from
Ancient Greece, and is considered one of the finest examples of ancient bronze
statues. The life-size statue of a chariot driver was found in 1896 at the
Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi.
Afterward we will depart for Kalambaka which is a municipality in the Trikala
Prefecture, Greece. Population 11,841 (2001). The famous Meteora monasteries are
located in the municipality. Kalambaka is the northwestern terminal of the old
Thessaly Railways, now part of OSE. Kalambaka was voted as one of the most
beautiful places in Greece by the show of Skai TV, I LOVE GR.Overnight in
Day 7 - Meteora / Athens - 4 Days Classical Tour
Today is the end of our 4 Days Classical Tour. In the morning we will drive and
visit Meteora. Meteora 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. We will visit the ageless monasteries and speciments of
Byzantine art in Meteora as well.
Early evening we will depart back to Athens. Upon arrival check in the hotel and
you will be given your room key. Overnight in Athens.
Day 8 - Athens - End of the Tour
After breakfast check out your hotel and we will arrange your transfer from
hotel to Athens International airport for your flight back home. We hope your
cruise was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our
tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop
8 DAYS CLASSIC FAVOURITE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Arrival airport transfer from Athens Airport to hotel
- 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Athens
- 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Olympia
- 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Delphi
- 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Kalambaka
- Guided Half day Athens City Tour
- Saronic Cruise Tour in Athens with lunch
- Guided 4 Days Classical Tour
- Professional English speaking guide
- All entrance fees to Acropolis site and museum
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Return airport transfer from hotel to Athens airport
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