5 DAYS > ATHENS, DELPHI & ARGOLIS
Day 1. Arrival Athens airport. Private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Athens center. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2. Half day Athens city tour. Tour starts with short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by bus by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library & the Constitution Square (Syndagma). Final stop is Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum.
Afternoon half day tour to Cape Sounio. Departure from Athens, the bus pass along the coastal road and 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 (visit). On the way back one can have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. Return to Athens late in the afternoon. Overnight in Athens
Day 3. Pick up in the morning for the Delphi Tour. Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus – Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back).
Arrive at Delphi, the center 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 and then return to Athens by the same route. Overnight in Athens
Day 4. Pick up in the morning for the Argolis Tour. Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, (short stop) then 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.
Lunch in Mycenae and then depart for Nauplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop) Leave for Epidauros, to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics.
Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Overnight in Athens
Day 5. Departure private transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Rate: 550 € per person, in double, net
Single supplement: 265 €
Triple reduction: -40 €
Daily: from 02.05 to 31.10
– Transfers airport-hotel-airport
– 4 overnights in 4* hotels on BB basis
– 2 lunches during the Delphi & Argolis tours
– Half day organized tour of Athens
– Half day organized tour to Cape Sounion
– Full day organized tour to Delphi
– Full day tour to Argolis region (visit Mycenae & Epidaurus Ancient Theater)
– Entrance fees to all archaeological sites and museums
– English guiding during the tours
– Whisper audio device during the tours
– Hotel’s city tax