We invite you along a 4-day trip to see the best of Greece and dive in its rich history.
From ancient monuments and temples, to monasteries built on rugged cliffs, everything you’ll see will leave you speechless.
Our starting point is Athens. The tour begins early in the morning and we head west.
The first stop is made at the Corinth Canal, which is 6 kilometers long and connects the Corinthian Gulf to the Aegean Sea.
Ancient Corinth is our second stop. There you will be able to admire the Temple of Apollo, constructed in 540 BC.
The remains of Ancient Corinth, as rebuilt by Julius Caesar in 44 BC, lie there, not very far from today’s modern city of Corinth.
Afterwards, we arrive at Mycenae. Its kingdom ruled anciently from 1600 to 1100 BC.
The Mycenaean Acropolis is surrounded by the so called “Cyclopean masonry”, which is 12 meters high!
A little further down the hill you can find the Treasury of Atreus, the best preserved prehistoric
monument in Europe.
A 20 minute drive will take us to Nafplion, a wonderful town with an intense Medieval atmosphere, that also served as the first capital of the country. On the top of a cliff above the town, you can find the fortress of Palamidi. Near the port is where you’ll be able to enjoy your lunch, with a wonderful view of Bourtzi; Bourtzi is an islet close to Nafplion, on which stands a fortress, constructed there to protect the town from naval attacks.
Our drive continues through central Peloponnese (Tripoli, Megalopolis, Zacharo) and we’ll eventually arrive at Olympia where we’ll stay the night.
In the morning we’ll make a visit to the archaeological site of Olympia where Zeus was worshiped and the Olympic Games were held in his honour.
Among the monuments you’ll get to admire are the temple of Zeus (470-456 BC), the Heraeum (600 BC), the Stadium (6th- 5th Century BC), prehistoric discoveries in the area and numerous exhibits of the geometric, archaic and classical period.
Lunch will be enjoyed in the village of Olympia and we’ll spend the night in Delphi.
The whole day will be spent in ancient Delphi; this place was believed to be the centre of the world.
You’ll be able to visit Castalia spring, where Pythia the priestess is said she purified herself before the divinations, the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, the theater, the stadium, the Temple of Athena Pronea and Tholos. A visit to the museum is saved for the end.
You will enjoy your lunch at a traditional local tavern, before leaving for Meteora.
To get there, we’ll pass through Arachova and mount Parnassos.
We’ll arrive at Kalabaka to spend the night late in the evening.
The day will start with a visit to Meteora, the famous breathtaking rock formations that host various monasteries on top, such as the Great Meteoron, Varlaam, Roussanou, Holy Trinity, St. Stephen and St. Nicolaos Anapafsas.
You’ll have lunch in Kalabaka and then, on our way back to Athens, we’ll drive through Thermopylae, where Leonidas and his 300 loyal warriors heroically resisted the invading Persians in 480 BC.
Late in the afternoon we’ll be back in Athens.
|HIGHLIGHTS||Ancient Corinth, The Corinth Canal, Acrocorinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Bourtzi, Palamidi, Sanctuary of Asclepius, The Theater of Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, The Monasteries of Meteora, Thermopylae|
|TOUR DURATION||4 days|
|NOT INCLUDED||Entrance fees, drinks, meals, accommodation and /or gratuities|
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