Greece Classical Short Tour with Meteora for 3 Nights/4 Days

Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Meteora

Meteora in Greece tour

A short tour of Greece introducing the most famous ancient sites outside of Athens

3 nights/4 Days

from Euro 477 per Person or the equivalent in dollars

2015

Epidaurus Greece Classic Tour

 

Departures:
Every Monday, between 6 Jun and 26 Oct, Every Tuesday between 7 Apr and 27 October, every Saturday between 4 Apr and 24 Oct 2015

Also, additional departures on the following Thursdays Apr 23, May 14, 21, 28, Jun 11, 25, Jul 9, 23, Aug 6, 20, Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 2015

 

Itinerary:
1st day: Corinth Canal - Nafplion - Mycenae - Olympia
Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae famous for it Lions' Gate and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon where his golden mask was found. Depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. (Dinner)

 

2nd day: Olympia - Delphi
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum where you can see the model of the reconstructed city in all its glory. Drive through the plains of Eliad and Achaia to the magnificent bridge crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) famouse for its sheltered bay and the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, in which the navy of the Ottoman Turks was decisively defeated by a coalition of European Christians. Drive via Itea, to Delphi well knwons for its ancient oracle. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

 

3rd day: Delphi - Kalambaka
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site of ancient Delphi in beautiful mountainous setting where the the sanctuary of prophesies date back to pre-Greek times. The bucolic site is built on the slope of Mount Parnassus, and includes the Sanctuary of Apollo. After admiring the site visit the local small museum, then depart for Kalambaka, a small town at the foot hills of the astonishing Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight in Kalambaka. (Dinner)

 

4th day: Meteora - Trikala - Larnia - Thermopylae - Athens
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. No shorts please and uncovered shoulders if you wish to visit the monasteries. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument). Arrive in Athens in the evening around 7 p.m. .

 

 

Tour Includes:
* First class (4star) or tourist class (3star)  accommodation for 3 nights
* Breakfast and dinner daily (half board), except first day only dinner and last day only breakfast included 
* Guide and escort services
* Sightseeing as specified
* Transportation throughout
* Entrance fees
* Taxes and Service charges

* Pick up at most hotels in Athens

 

Price in 2015
First Class Hotels: Euro 545 per person based on double and triple occupancy / Single Supplement: 105

Standard Tourist class hotels: Euro 477 per person based on double and triple occupancy / Single Supplement: Euro 88

 

Children up to 3 years are free (no bed or seat is occupied)
Child rate: Euro 378 in first class hotels and Euro 325 in standard hotels

 

Hotels Used on the tour:

OLYMPIA
FIRST Class: Arty Grand/Europa, TOURIST: Ilis
DELPHI
FIRST class: Hotel Amalia/Appolonia, TOURIST: Hotel Hermes
KALAMBAKA
FIRST class: Hotel Amalia/Divani, TOURIST: Hotel Orfeas/Sakelaridis