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8-Day Complete Greece Tour from Athens Tour Code: 438-19729

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Athens, Greece
English
8 7
Visit Athens, Delphi, Kamena Vourla, Kastraki, Meteoras, Nafpaktos, Olympia, Aegina, Corinth, Epidaurus, Kalabaka, Mycenae, Nafplio, Patras, Poros, Tripoli.
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/Person)
    Single $1830
    Share Room $1249
    Double $1212
    3rd Person
    Adult $1150
    Child $1150
Price (/Person)
    Single $1969
    Share Room $1388
    Double $1350
    3rd Person
    Adult $1282
    Child $1282
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Day 1: Athens

Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.
Deluxe Hotel: President/Novotel Athenes or similar

Day 2: Athens

We will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will end at the Acropolis site (entry not included). In the evening we include a transfer to the PLAKA quarter, a place full of small Greek taverns where you can also enjoy this country´s folklore.
  • Athens, GREECE

    Athens, GREECE
    One of the oldest cities in the world, Athenian history spans more than three millennia, and served as the foundation for much of modern Western culture. Ancient monuments like the Parthenon have been standing for thousands of years.

    Panathenaic Stadium

    One of the main historic attractions of Athens, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. It hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was the venue for 4 of the 9 contested sports. It was used for various purposes in the 20th century and was once again used as an Olympic venue in 2004.

    Hadrian's Library

    It was created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 132 on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens. The building followed a typical Roman Forum architectural style, having only one entrance with a propylon of Corinthian order, a high surrounding wall with protruding niches at its long sides, an inner courtyard surrounded by columns and a decorative oblong pool in the middle.

    Syntagma Square

    Named for the Greek Constitution, Syntagma Square is Athens' central public square, located in front of the Old Royal Palace, which currently houses the Greek Parliament. It was constructed in the 19th century.

    Plaka

    The old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites.
Deluxe Hotel: President/Novotel Athenes or similar

Day 3: Athens - Kamena Vourla - Kastraki - Meteoras - Kalabaka (18958 km)

We set off in the early morning for the North of Greece. A stop at Kamena Vourla, a pretty tourist centre by the sea amidst magnificent countryside. Continuation northbound. We make a brief stop at the gorge where the battle of Thermopylae took place. We will visit Kastraki, a picturesque village with beautiful views over the whole valley. Time for lunch before visiting the Valley of the Meteoras , an impressive place declared Unesco World Heritage. We will see the whole of the valley and will have the chance to enter one of the most famous monasteries (entrance included).
  • Kamena Vourla, GREECE

    Kamena Vourla is a pretty tourist centre by the sea amidst magnificent countryside.
  • Kastraki, GREECE

    Kastraki is a picturesque village with beautiful views over the whole valley.
  • Meteoras, GREECE

    Valley of the Meteoras , an impressive place declared Unesco World Heritage.
  • Kalabaka, GREECE

    Kalabaka is a destination rich in history with many important monuments to visit. It is the starting point for those who wish to be familiar with the monuments and the magnificent sites of Aspropotamos, Koziakas and of course the monasteries of Meteora.
Deluxe Hotel: Amalia Kalabaka/Kosta Famissi or similar
Dinner: Included (Menu includes:
First Course: Cheese Pie
Main Course:Grilled pork with potatoes from the oven and rice with Seasonal salad.
Dessert: Seasonal fruit or ice cream
Drinks: Tap water.
Vegetarian Option: Omelet Briam Vegetables from the oven in savory sauce with seasonal salad
Fruit or ice cream)

Day 4: Kalabaka - Delphi - Athens (276 km)

We will travel south through the Thessaly region. We will arrive in Delphi after enjoying the view of wonderful landscapes. We include admission to the beautiful archaeological complex that overlooks the Gulf of Corinth with incredible landscapes, time for lunch. After that we travel to the Osios Loukas Monstery. We continue towards Athens.
  • Delphi, GREECE

    It occupies an impressive site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus, overlooking the coastal plain to the south and the valley of Phocis. It is now an extensive archaeological site with a small modern town of the same name nearby. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a phenomenal influence in the ancient world.

    Monastery of Osios Loukas

    Monastery of Osios Loukas, one of the most beautiful Byzantine monasteries in Greece, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its magnificent 11th century mosaics are incredible.
Deluxe Hotel: President/Novotel Athenes or similar

Day 5: Athens - Aegina - Poros - Epidaurus - Nafplio (120 km)

We will depart from the hotel early in the morning to get the ferry that will take us to Aegyna. The way takes a bit less than an hour. You will be able to walk around the picturesque harbor, the typical quarters of little houses and old churches, or go to the Greek temple of Apollo. We then will come back to take the ferry again and, after a 1.15 h journey, we will get to Poros island. You will have free time in this charming place, full of touriet life; its old houses climb up to the clock tower. Free time for walking around and lunch. After lunch, we will make a 15-minutes journey to Galatas, a small harbor in the Peloponnese. We then continue by road, across beautiful landscapes of hills, to Epidaurus. The admission is included, and there will be free time to visit its old theater which was built 2.400 years ago and has been excellently preserved. We then continue to Nauplia. Free time to walk around.

Note: the schedules of the ferries are subject to change. During the low season months, the ferries between Aegyna and Poros may not operate. In this case, Aegyna island will be replaced by the Hydra Island.

  • Aegina, GREECE

    One of the closest islands to Athens, Aegina has a fascinating history and a beautiful landscape with pistachio orchards, delightful bays and and archaeological sites.
  • Poros, GREECE

    Just a stone's throw from Athens, Poros is a serene and green island eager to reveal its secrets. Discover the beaches, temples and lemon groves of Poros.
  • Epidaurus, GREECE

    A small city in ancient Greece, known for its sanctuary situated about five miles (8 km) from the town, as well as its theater, which is once again in use today.
  • Nafplio, GREECE

    Nafplio, a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece, is a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches and a vibrant cultural center. Visitors often visit Acronauplia (the oldest part of the city), Plateia Syntagmatos (Constitution Square) and town fortifications like Palamidi and Bourtzi.
Deluxe Hotel: Amalia or similar
Dinner: Included (Buffet)

Day 6: Nafplio-Tripoli-Olympia-Patras (173 km)

We will travel across the mountains of the Peloponnese hinterland to Tripoli. Stop in the lively capital of the Arcadia region. There will be free time to walk around the Areos Square, with its cfes and restaurants. We will resume our way to Olympia, where we will visit the archeologic site (admission and visit with a local guide included). The Temple of Zeus, the stadium, the gymnasium, and the arena are outstanding landmarks. We then continue to Patras. It is a port city with an active life, a medieval fortress which overlooks the city, and the biggest cathedral in Greece. Both the cathedral and the small Saint Andrew's church are pilgrimage destinations.
  • Tripoli, GREECE

    Tripoli was established in the beginning of 14th century and until the end of 19th century it was called Tripolitsa (Ntropolitsa). It is a city known for its important part in the modern history of Greece. Many different invaders such as Venetians and Turks left their marks on the city.
  • Olympia, GREECE

    A small town in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name, which was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held.

    Temple of Zeus

    The Temple of Zeus at Olympia is an archaeological site that is believed to have been built toward the end of the fifth century BC. It would have been the most important of the ancient Greek temples.
  • Patras, GREECE

    Patra (or Patras) is the third largest town in Greece and one of the biggest ports of the country. It is a town with a rich history and has many monuments, such as the Medieval Castle, the Roman Odeon and the large church of Saint Andrew.
Deluxe Hotel: Moxy Patras Marina 3*/My Way Patras 4* or similar
Dinner: Included

Day 7: Patras - Nafpaktos - Mycenae - Corinth - Athens (27056 km)

After breakfast, we will cross over the Rio-Antirrio bridge, a spectacular cable-stayed bridge which connects the Peloponnese with the Greek continent. Nafpaktos, in the Gulf of Corinth. Its Venetian fortress dominates the city and reminds us that we are in Lepanto. Free time for a walk around its picturesque harbor and its beautiful old town. We then continue our way along the Gulf of Corinth to Mycenae, a colossal citadel from the 18th century BC, cradle of the European civilization (admission included). Free time for lunch and walking around the place. Afterwards, free time in the huge fortress of Acrocorinth, entrance ticket included. The foundations of an old temple of Aphrodite rest on the highest part of the settlement. We then resume our way and make a short stop in the Corinth Canal. After that, we arrive at Athens. Arrival expected in the evening.
  • Nafpaktos, GREECE

    Nafpaktos is a town and a former municipality in West Greece, situated on a bay on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. Its castle reminds us that this city is Lepanto, where the famous sea battle between Christians and Turks took place.
  • Mycenae, GREECE

    Mycenae is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece that was named "Mycenaean" after this very citadel. It is perhaps best known in mythology as the city of Agamemnon, the son of Atreus. King Agamemnon led the expedition against Troy during the Trojan War, which Homer accounted in his epic poem the Iliad.
  • Corinth, GREECE

    An ancient city which is located in south-central Greece.

    Corinth Canal

    Although proposed on numerous occasions throughout history (the earliest known being 700 BC), the Corinth Canal wasn't actually built until the late 19th century. Unfortunately, it is too narrow for modern boat traffic and is mostly a tourist attraction today.
Deluxe Hotel: President/Novotel Athenes or similar

Day 8: Athens

After the breakfast, the tour will come to an end. Please arrange the transportation on your own for your next trip plan.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup
  • 7 nights hotel accomodation
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Breakfast buffet
  • City tour in: ATHENS
  • Evening transfer: Plaka neighborhood in Athens
  • Ticket admission: Monastery at Meteoras, Archaeological Ensemble of Delphi; Monastery of Osios Loukas , Greek Theatre of Epidaurus , archaeological site of Olympia with guided tour , archaeological site of Mycenae , Acrocorinth Fortress
  • Ferry: Galatas/ Poros/ Aegina/ Athens
  • 3 dinner included in: Kalabaka, Nafplio, PATRAS

Price Excludes

  • Optional items
  • Personal expenses

Additional Note

  • The luggage allowed for each passenger on our tours is limited to one piece of a maximum of 30 kg. per person (note airlines and trains have their own limits, normally lower, to be respected).

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