4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR OF GREECE

ARGOLIS, OLYMPIA, DELFI, METEORA & ATHENS

 

1st day Airport – Corinth Canal – Argolis - Sparta:

Depart from Athens for the Corinth canal 6 km length and 80m height (short stop). Soon we reach at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the best Ancient Theatres worldwide with amazing acoustic. We will make a coffee break, at one of the most romantic towns of Greece, the seaside town of Nafplio, first capital city of Modern Greece. Then proceed to Mycenae. Visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon (optional stop for souvenirs) we will drive to Olympia one of the most pleasant walks in the archaeological ancient Greece. Dinner and overnight

 

2nd day Ancient Olympia – Delfi:

After breakfast we will visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the place that first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C., lies in the lush valley formed by the Alfios river and the shade of eucalyptus and pine trees, near the new town of Olympia. Its landscape enchants and fascinates with its beauty and uniqueness. You will visit the Altis, will see the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Statue of Zeus made ​​of ivory and gold. Familiar with the ruins of the Temple of Hera, the ancient stadium and visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Then we will drive Depart via PATRAS to RION, cross the Corinthian bay by the  bridge to ANTIRION. Pass by the city of Nafpakros and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

 

3rd day Delfi – Kalambaka:

After breakfast, we will visit the Ancient Oracle, the Stadium, the Ancient Theatre where could seat more than 5000 spectators and of course the Museum of Delphi, where you can admire the ‘’Charioteer’’, one of the best bronze statues ever! Delphi is perhaps best known for the oracle at the sanctuary that was dedicated to Apollo during the classical period. Then we will depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of the Meteora, those gigantic rocks that rise steep from the plain of Thessaly. Dinner and overnight at Kalambaka

4th day Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens:

Visit to Meteora name comes from: "middle of the sky" or "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" , one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek 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. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Then we will go to Athens passing the heroic monument of Leonidas of Sparta at Thermopylae. Dinner and overnight at Athens. If you want we will make a tour Athens by night.