9Days

Classical Greece & Islands Hopping

Highlights

  • Acropolis Hill - Parthenon - Erechtheion - Herodion Odeon

  • Temple of Zeus - Hadrian's Arch

  • Panathenaic Olympic Stadium

  • Parliament - Changing of the Guards 

  • Lunch at a local traditional restaurant

  • Academy of science - Athens University - National Library

  • Lycabettus Hill 

  • The Old City Plaka

  • Athenian Riviera - Vouliagmeni lake

  • Cape Sounion

  • Poseidon's  Temple

  • Day Cruise

  • Visit Hydra, Poros, Aegina Island

  • Ancient Corinth

  • Mycenae

  • Epidaurus Theatre

  • Nafplio

  • Sparta the land of Leonidas and Mystras

  • Olive Museum

  • Olympia the birthplace of the Olympic games

  • Delphi Listening to the Oragle

  • Meteora up in the Monasteries 

  • Mushroom museum or truffle hunting

  • All Transfers

About this activity

Duration: 8 nights (9 days)

Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German.

Meeting at: Airport, Athens Hotel or Piraeus port  

Tour Dates: Daily Service

Minimum participants: 2 (Two)

Additional Participants:$ 1.869,18 € 1.718

Travel Insurance: $16.20  €15 p.p.

Pick up time: 9:00am.Flexible

Live tour guide

Private Tour

All Inclusive

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What's Included

  • Transportation with private Mercedes  vehicle  

  • A private licensed tour guide

  • A guided tour to the archaeological sites 

  • Entrance Tickets to archaeological sites

  • Hotels

  • Daily breakfast

  • Day cruise

  • Bottled water

  • All taxes

  • 24/7 Support

 

  What's not Included

  • Gratuities 10% (optional)

  • Hotel City tax

  • Personal expenses (food and drinks)

  • Travel Insurance

 

Important information

*Continually working with 4-5* hotel accommodation including breakfast 

*The price for the reservation depends on number of participants, the period of your booking and the stars of the hotel

*Your guide will contact you by email with the details (be sure to check your spam email folder)

*A deposit 20% is required to confirm your reservation.

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Description

Enjoy your tour with a local knowledgeable and expert guide dedicated exclusively to you and your group. Visit the Athens city most important historical sites, Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Ancient Olympia, Majestic Meteora Monasteries, Mycenae, the famous Delphi, Epidaurus Ancient Theater, Sparta and picturesque Greek Islands, Hydra Island, Poros Island and Aegina Island. With a luxury of a comfortable car which will collect you from your Hotel, Airport or Port.

 

What to Expect – Itinerary:

DAY 01

Arrival to Athens City, Greece

Meet and greet upon arrival at Athens Airport  and transfer to htl. Check in to hotel by 14:00. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight Athens.

 

DAY 02

Full Day Athens Tour With a Local Guide (Duration 10hrs)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning proceed for the F/D Guided Panoramic Tour of Athens. Enjoy the views of Syntagma Square, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, The Theater of Dionysus, the Agora where Socrates taught, the Presidential Palace and the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Then procced to the Acropolis to view the Parthenon and visit the 

Acropolis museum. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore Athens in the comfort of your vehicle. You may choose to visit the National Archaeological museum or Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 03

Athens Day Cruise (Duration 12hrs) visit 3 Greek island Hydra, Poros, Aegina

One of the unique experiences a visitor in Athens must live, is a captivating cruise to the magical islands of the Saronic Gulf. Athens Day Cruise offers you the beauty of a one-day cruise to three islands, Hydra, Poros and Aegina with the promise of a world of pleasures on board.

Hydra the living Museum: The cosmopolitan Hydra, a car free island, with its paved streets, the munique architecture of the port town built on the slopes of a hill amphitheatrically, is distinguished by the old traditional stone houses and elegant mansions. The island has captured the imagination of international poets, painters and celebrities, inspired by the landscape, to create a haven of creativity.

Poros, the Neoclassical Beauty: Poros is called the 'Venice of the Saronic Gulf' because of its  

geographical location, separated from Peloponnese by a narrow channel of water. The narrow streets, the imposing neoclassical buildings, the green hills and the deep blue of the sea are composing the magnificent Poros island.

Aegina the first capital of the modern Greece: When i first went to Aegina, i dropped anchor forever' a quote by a great Greek poet, Costas Varnalis. According to myth, Aegina takes its name from the beautiful nymph kidnapped by Zeus. One of fascinating highlights of Aegina is the Temple of Aphaia where the architect of Acropolis gat its inspiration from. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 04

Athens - Ancient Corinth - Mycenae - Epidaurus Theatre - Nafplio

This day starts with a trip to Nafplion. You drive along the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal. The light

glints off of the crystal-clear water. You stop in the town of Nafplio before reaching the ancient site of Mycenae, home of the infamous King Agamemnon. Nafplio is situated on a small port in the shadow of the Palamidi Fortress. Narrow streets wind around graceful Venetian homes. Neoclassical mansions stand beside unique museums. The city was Greece’s first capital after the country’s independence in the 19th-century. Nafplio’s roots as an important port date back to the Bronze Age. This day you will visit the prehistoric site of Mycenae, one of the greatest cites that sent an army to Troy. Later, continue your tour in the best well-preserved ancient theaters of antiquity, the Epidaurus theater. Learn details about the tragedy and comedy. Stay at night in Nafplion.

DAY 05

Sparta the Land of LEONIDAS and Mystras

Modern Sparta was built exactly in the same location as the ancient city. The ancient site that we will visit afterwards, will astound you. The Acropolis of Ancient Sparta and its monuments, are still standing from

the sixth century BC, in defiance of all the centuries gone by. We will see the Ancient Theatre, the Temple of Chalkioikos Athena, the circular building, the remains of the stores of ancient agora, a Persian Gallery and many more. You will have information for each monument that we will see, and for all the events of everyday life of the ancient Spartans and their kings. Leaving the Acropolis, we will visit the “Tomb of Leonidas,” the most famous king of ancient Sparta. We will feel the respect that harbored the Spartans to their kings and also we will be able to understand their frugal lifestyle.

Then, if you wish, we can continue to the Olive oil and Olive Museum, will make us reflect on the importance of this tree to the survival of local people over the centuries. We will learn how our ancestors collected the olive fruits and the technological evolution which has occurred through the years.

Also, on your way to Olympia you will visit Mystras site. Stay at night in Olympia.

DAY 06

Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games

The day starts with a trip to Olympia. You can choose to take the easy way from the coastline or the hard way through the mountains (a lot of turns) where you can admire the Greek nature and very traditional villages. The sunlight brings a verdant glow to the surrounding agricultural region of Olympia The fragrant aroma of cypress trees and olive groves blend in the breeze. The myths of the ancient city of Olympia continue to captivate people around the world, beginning with the legend of Zeus holding the first

 Olympic Games on the ancient site to commemorate his besting Cronus at wrestling. Lush greenery surrounds the historic ruins of Olympia. The spirit of the Olympics continues to thrive in the modern world thousands of years after the first games were held. Your guide leads you through the celebrated grounds of the city. This date you will have a tour to ancient Olympia and museum. Next, continue to Delphi. On the way you will stop to Nafpaktos, a seaside small town with a wonderful medieval port.

Night in Delphi.

DAY 07

Delphi Listening to the Oracle

The day starts with a tour to DelphiYour guide will lead you to the archaeological site. The Sacred Way is the main avenue leading to the Sanctuary of Apollo, taking you from the gateway upwards more than 656 feet to the Temple of Apollo. When you reach the Temple of Apollo, you find the foundations intact

with a panoramic view of the rolling mountains across the chasm. The Oracle was once the most trusted person in the ancient Western World, providing prophecies for kings and warriors. The spirit of antiquity is alive and well in the well-preserved ruins of Delphi and the perpetuation of the city’s illustrious mythologies.

This day, you will have a guided tour in the archaeological site and museum of Delfi.

Night in Kalambaka-Meteora.

DAY 08             

Meteora - Up in the Monasteries

This day starts with a trip to Meteora. Your local guide leads you to the base of the gigantic rocks and explains that sitting atop those boulders are Monasteries that date back 1,000 years. A network of steps leads to the top of the bluffs. The view the valley below is breathtaking. You can see beyond the foothills of the encompassing mountain to the valley beyond Kalambaka. The small mesas rise 984 feet above the valley floor. The Great Meteoron Monastery is the largest of the six remaining monasteries of the area. It was founded in the 14th-century and has preserved the historic frescoes glistening inside the church. The tower structure with a timber roof holds a winch used to hoist supplies up the hillside. From below, the monasteries looked as though they were suspended in mid-air. From the top, you can wander around the jutting rocks and windswept grass. The frescoes showcase elements of Greek Byzantine art dating back to

the 15th-century. The unique placement of the churches, and their magnificent décor that exemplifies the monk’s dedication to their faith makes the monasteries at Meteora special. This day you will have a tour in Meteora. Later, you can continue your tour to the mushroom museum or have a truffle hunting tour and taste fresh truffles EXTRA COST and continue to Athens. Night in Athens

 

DAY 09

Transfer from Athens hotel to Athens Airport

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