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Arrival at Athens International Airport with meet and greet assistance from our office and transfer to the hotel of your choice. Free time to settle in and get to know your area.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Athens city Centre for a private tour of the town and various historical and archeological sites including the Acropolis museum. (5 hours) You will see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour such as the Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. You will also pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue by the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Nomismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. Your expert guide will guide you through the Acropolis museum where you will see artifacts of everyday life, statues from the archaic period and much more that will delightfully impress you.
After breakfast, you will depart for your day excursion to Delphi. Depart from the hotel at 09:00 (10 hours). You will drive then to DELPHI, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. Pass by Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with its spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts. After lunch return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop).
After breakfast you will have free time to explore at your own pace before departing for a ½ day tour to Cape Sounion (5 hours) to view a breathtaking Athenian Riviera sunset at the unique temple of Poseidon, the God of the Seas in ancient times. We will begin our tour with a beautiful drive along the Athenian Riviera where you will enjoy beautiful views of the Saronic Gulf. Once we arrive at Cape Sounion you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with its magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. Cape Sounion has also played a long lasting role in Greek mythology and history and the first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, as the last safe landing before Poseidon scattered the returning Greek navy. After being guided through the temple, and reliving the Greek mythology as well as the history of Greece, we will admire one of the most breathtaking Athenian sunsets whilst enjoying a sparkling glass of wine before returning to your hotel.
After breakfast, we will depart at 09:00 (10 hours) for a full day tour to Epidaurus & Mycenae One Day Tour. With this excursion, you will explore Athens to Argolis, the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC and a world heritage monument. You will visit the archaeological site, home to the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lions Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. Time will then be taken for a traditional Greek optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. After lunch through ARGOS we will proceed to Nauplia, the first capital of modern Greece with its Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI and the fortified islet of BOURTZI. Continue on to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre. Epidaurus is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and still used today due to its amazing acoustics. Late afternoon we return to Athens.
After breakfast, you will have the day free to enjoy visits to various museums and/or archeological sites of your choice in Athens city centre. You will also have time to visit shopping walkways of Athens, such as the famous street of Ermou, which connects Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) with Monastiraki, famous for the hustle and bustle of its flea-market shops. Suggested visit to the lake of Vouliagmeni with its therapeutic features. The imposing rock, thermal waters, the labyrinthine underwater tunnels and the lush vegetation create a unique geological phenomenon. The lake’s present form was created after the roof of the cave collapsed because of erosion caused by the high temperature of the running water. The lake is included in Greece’s national NATURA 2000 network and as a Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture.
After breakfast, you will have free time to check-out from your hotel, where you will then be transferred with an escort from our office to Athens International Airport (depending on flight time departure).
- Accommodation in a 3*, 4* or 5* hotel of your choice either Athens city centre or at the Athenian Riviera including breakfast daily.
- Transfers with specially modified vehicles from 2 – 4 wheelchair allocations and 7 guest in total.
- Tours as they are mentioned in the program above.
- Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites as mentioned in the program above.
- English speaking qualified guides.
- English speaking escort form our office upon arrival and departure at Athens International Airport.