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DAY 1 – ARRIVAL: Meet at Athens Airport and transfer to hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Athens is an amazing city to discover on your own with its numerous museums, parks and the shopping areas of Kolonaki, Hermou, Voukourestiou Street, Monastiraki and Plaka. Overnight in Athens Hotel.
DAY 2 – ATHENS SIGHTSEEING (08:45 – 13:30 Terminal): (Breakfast) After breakfast, pickup from the hotel for your half day morning tour. See Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Athens Academy, the University, the National Library and the Hadrian’s Arch. Pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus and visit the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era, the museum of Acropolis. At the end of the tour, drop off at the hotel or at the city centre. Remainder of the day at own leisure. Overnight in Athens Hotel.
DAY 3 – ONE DAY CRUISE (HYDRA, POROS, AEGINA) (08:15 – 19:30 Port): (Breakfast, Lunch) After breakfast, pickup from the hotel and transfer to the port for the full day cruise to the 3 Saronic islands of Hydra, Poros, Aegina. Lunch served on board. At each island, get off the boat to discover each island’s own individual character. Hydra: an artist’s delight, with boutiques, shops and cafes dotted around the harbour. Poros: a pretty island with chance for shopping. Aegina: The largest of the Saronic Islands, famous for its pistachio nuts. Arrive back at Athens port in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens hotel.
DAY 4 – 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR: ATHENS – ARGOLIS (Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae) – OLYMPIA (Dep. 08:45 Terminal): (Breakfast, Dinner) After breakfast, pickup from the hotel for your 4 days Classical tour. Depart Athens and stop to see the Corinth Canal. Drive onto and visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus famous for its acoustics. See the town of Nafplion before arriving in Mycenae. Visit the archaeological site and the Royal Tomb of Agammemnon (The leader of the Troy War). Continue across the central Peloponnese to Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. From here, the original Olympic Flame begins its journey to the Olympic Games. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Olympia hotel.
DAY 5 – 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR: OLYMPIA – DELPHI: (Breakfast, Dinner) After breakfast, visit the original Olympic Stadium and the archaeological museum. Then drive north to Patras and cross the new bridge over the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Continue via the towns of Nafpaktos and Itea to Delphi. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Delphi hotel.
DAY 6 – 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR: DELPHI – KALAMBAKA (METEORA): (Breakfast, Dinner) After breakfast, visit the archaeological site of Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. See the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, Castalia Spring and the museum. In the afternoon leave Delphi for an interesting trip through Central Greece to Kalambaka (Meteora). Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Kalambaka (Meteora) hotel.
DAY 7 – 4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR: KALAMBAKA (METEORA) – ATHENS: (Ret. 19:00 Terminal)(Breakfast) After breakfast, visit Meteora with its impressive scenery, ageless monasteries, suspended between earth and sky. Inside, see priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae and drop off at the hotel. Overnight in Athens hotel.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE: (Breakfast) Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport included or, extend your stay in Greece.
NOTE: should this program be combined with other cruises packages the tour sequence may change.
This package includes:
- 4 Nights BB Hotel Accommodation in Athens Including Breakfast, Taxes and Service Charges.
- 3 Nights HB Hotel Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Olympia (Europa www.hoteleuropa.gr or Amalia www.amaliahotelolympia.gr/en or Arty Grand www.artygrandhotel.gr/index.php?lang=en), Delphi (Amalia www.amaliahoteldelphi.gr/), Kalambaka (Meteora) (Divani Meteora www.divanis.com/meteora/ or Amalia www.amaliahotelkalambaka.gr/en) Including Breakfast, Dinner, Taxes and Service Charges.
- Athens Sightseeing & 4 Days/3 Nights Half Board in 4* Hotels Classical Tour by Regular Organised Seat In Coach Tours with English Speaking Guide and Entrance Fees Included.
- One Day Saronic Islands Cruise to Hydra, Poros, Aegina Including Lunch on Board.
- Athens Transfers: Airport – Hotel – Airport by Private Contracted A/C Modern Mercedes-Benz Limousine Taxi.