This is one of the most amazing tours of Classical Greece, combining all the major classical sites in a beautifully laid out six days itinerary.
Arrival to Athens airport. Transfer by bus to the hotel in Loutraki. Check-in and overnight
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a half-day morning tour of Athens, combining many of the cities principal modern and classical sights. This tour includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past. Drive by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square, the Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896). See the Presidential Palace (ex Royal Palace), government buildings and elegant homes. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and see the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library and Omonia Square. In contrast, we visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the crowning beauty and glory that was Athens, the Acropolis with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens. We also visit the Acropolis Museum. Overnight in Athens
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multicoloured carpets). Arrive in DELPHI, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Visit the Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian treasury. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Castalia Spring. Overnight in Delphi
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to MYCENAE, visit the remains of the ancient city, including the lionesses gate, the tomb of Agamemnon and the Palace. Then through ARGOS on to NAFPLION.With it’s marble pavements, towering castles, its medieval quarter and lots of historical monuments, Nafplion is not a town to be missed on your visit to Greece.After lunch at a local restaurant, visit EPIDAURUS and its theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Return to the hotel in Loutraki via the Epidaurus/Corinth road.
Breakfast at the hotel. After 3,5 hours driving we’ll arrive to ancient Olympia .You will visit the unique archaeological area of ancient Olympia where the first Olympic games took place Amongst decades of monuments, you will admire the temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera, the ancient stadium, the ancient gymnasium.
Your knowledge will be complemented with the visit of the archaeological museum, one of the most important museums in Greece with permanent exhibition of findings from the excavations, dating since prehistoric times. After your visit to the archaeological area we stop for lunch to one of the traditional taverns of the area. Back to Loutraki. Overnight
After breakfast, check-out and departure by bus to the airport
NOTE: Sequence of the tours can be changed
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