Glories of Greece tour (in 12 days)


Covers;

  • Highlights of Athens,  visit the ancient sites and enjoy the local
    culture and enjoy local tavernas in Plaka.
  • Visit Olympia, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera,
    The Altar of the  Olympic Flame.
  • Visit Ancient sites of Delphi
  • Visit Majestic Grey Rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries
  • Short flight down to Crete and explore the island, visit
    the old town of Chania, then scenic drive along the shorelines,
    visit the ancient site of Knossos
    Visit Santorini Island, enjoy walking through the streets and admire whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim...
  • Available on Every Saturday from late March to late October.
  •  (Customized version can be available all year around)

Daily tour program

 

- Saturday - Day 1 - Arrival in Athens

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.

 

- Sunday - Day 2 - Athens - (B)

Around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel for your guided tour of Athens.

You will explore Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896).

After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square,

and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

 

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion

and the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you off at the

Plaka so you can wander and explore. Overnight in Athens.

 

- Monday - Day 3 - Athens to Olympia - (B/D)

After breakfast, you'll depart Athens by car. Our drive to Olympia will offer exciting scenery as we pass by Olympic Stadium, and the Corinth Channel, stopping for a small break afterwards. After that we will drive onto Epidaurus and visit the Ancient Theatre, famous for its impressive acoustics. Afterwards, we will continue onto Nauplia through the plains of Argos.

Upon arrival in Mycenae and visit the Tomb of Famous Agamemnon there.

After another short break, we will also see both Tripolis and Megalopolis.

After you arrive in Olympia, check in at the hotel. Overnight in Olympia.

 

- Tuesday - Day 4 - Olympia to Delphi - (B/D)

After breakfast, you will start the day visiting the following famed archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, The Altar of the Olympic Flame, The Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum. After visiting these sites, we will drive along the coastal road towards Delphi, passing through Patras and Antirion. In the afternoon, we will take a short break and stroll around the charming mountain village of Arachova. Arrival in Delphi and check in the hotel. Overnight in Delphi.

 

- Wednesday - Day 5 - Delphi to Kalambaka - (B/D)

After breakfast, we will visit the ancient site of Delphi and the Museum of Delphi. We will then depart for Kalambaka (after a short break

at Lamia.) Kalambaka is a picturesque small town built at the foot of the Majestic Grey Rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries overhead. Overnight in Kalambaka. Hotel:

 

- Thursday - Day 6 - Kalambaka to Athens then to Chania ( Crete)  - (B)

After breakfast, we depart Kalambaka and drive back to Athens, visiting Byzantine monasteries and the Monument of Leonidas at Thermopoli,

Upon arrival in Athens, you will be transferred to Athens Airport, and put you on a flight to Chania.

08:55 - Athens --- El. Venizelos 09:45 Chania I. Daskalogiannis

Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Chania -

 

– Saturday - Day 7 – Chania – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel & Day at leisure - Assistance with optional tours to Imbros or to Samaria Gorge will be available.  Overnight in Chania.

 

– Sunday – Day 8 – Chania to Heraklion – (B)

In the morning we will depart from Chania and drive to Heraklion, upon arrival we will take you on a guided tour of Knossos.

Knossos (also known as the Knossos Palace) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and was likely the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization.

The city remained important throughout the Classical and Roman periods, but its population shifted to the new town of Handaq (modern Heraklion) during the 9th century AD.

After visiting the sites, drive to your hotel then enjoy rest of the day at the leisure.

Overnight in Heraklion.

 

- Monday – Day 9 – Heraklion to Santorini – (B)

In the morning transfer to Heraklion Harbor, get on the morning ferry to Santorini.

After arrival, you will check in at your hotel.

After check-in, free time to rest and refresh.

Late afternoon, meet up with your English speaking driver and enjoy 2 hour introductory tour of the Island.

Enjoy a good panoramic tour of the island from different angles and visit small some of the villages and get a good knowledge of the island from your friendly driver.

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Tuesday - Day 10 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have glance on the active parts, lots of amazing photo opportunities of the volcano and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni ) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat, relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

Tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm

Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Wednesday - Day 11 - Santorini - (B)

After breakfast, you will have a full free day to relax and explore Santorini on your own.

Many take this opportunity to relax and tan on one of the islands many beaches, such as Red Beach, or, you may opt to return to Oia for more sightseeing.

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Thursday - Day 12 - Santorini to Athens - (B)

After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport and put you on a 50-minute flight to Athens.

Arriving in Athens will mark the end of this program.

 

Program ends.

Total cost:  $____________________
Per person in a double room.

 

Price includes

* Hotel accommodation in Olympia, Delphi and Meteora ( 3 nights )

* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles

* Professional, English-speaking tour guides

* Flight tickets from Athens to Chania - Crete Island

* Ferry tickets from Heraklion to Santorini

* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

* Admission fees (during the tours)

* Meals mentioned by the (B/L/D) codes

* All taxes and service charges

 

Excludes

* Hotel accommodation in Athens and on the islands ( assistance available is required )

* Optional hiking tour to Samaria Gorge in Chania Crete

* Admissions to the Volcano ( 2 Euros, payable on the sights)

* Travel insurance ( assistance available is required)

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