Grand Tour of Greece 2018

6 nights-7 days
Departure Dates May 25, Jun 8, Jun 22, Jul 20, Aug 3,
Sep 14, Sep 21, Sep 28, 2018

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Corinth Canal - Nafplion - Mycenae - Olympia-Delphi - Kalambaka- Meteora - Archeological Park of Dion - Thessaloniki - Kastoria - Edessa - Pella - Vergina - Lamia - Thermopylae - Thebes - Athens

1st day: Corinth Canal - Nafplion - Mycenae - Olympia
Depart Athens at 8:45 a.m. on the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics which you can test yourslef. The site is in a serence and scenic spot where festivlas are still held in the summer season. We will afterward proceed to the town of Nafplion, former capitsal of Greece for a short visit. Drive on to Mycenae, center of once mightly city state that for a long time incfluenced the culture and character of the anceint Greek world.  See the famous Lion's Gate and visit the Archaeological Site with the Tomb of Agamemnon, one of Mycenae's ruler whos funerary golden mask is diplayed at the Athens museum of archeology. Depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.

2nd day: Olympia - Delphi
See the reamin of the ancient town in the morning by visiting the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. You will have the opportunity the compare the remaining visible sites to the former glory of the place in the local museum that diplays a reconstrcted small version of its buildings. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

3rd day: Delphi 
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site of the famous oracle and treasury and the Museum of Delphi. Delphi is situated at the foothills of the Mount Parnassus wiht fantastic view over mountian ranges and valleys. It was a sanctuary dedicated to the the son god, Apollo. Dinner and overnight at Delphi.

4th day: Kalambaka - Meteora
Drive to Kalmabaka and 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. There were no roads to the top of the 24 monateries, monks were pulled up to the top in nets and baskets by ropes. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.

5th day:  Thessaloniki 
This morning we drive via the towns of Trikala and Larissa to Macedonai to Thessaloniki, the largest town at the north of Greece. Visit Thessaloniki and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as in the Museum of Byzantine Culture. In ancient Byzantine times it was the second most populous and prestigious city in all of the empire surpassed only by Constantinople. Afternoon at leisure to stroll around the lively seafront or other private activities. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

6th day: Kastoria - Naoussa - Vergina - Thessaloniki
Depart in the morning for the Macedonian hinterland. First stop is at Pella, captal of ancient Macedonia whre Alexander the Greats was born. Continue to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to visit the unique Museum, created inside the Great Tumulus (burial hill) covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander the Great’s father, and Alexander's son. Continue to Lefkadia  to visit the excavations at the ancient site where Aristotle's school was located, where he taught Alexander and his fellow students from 343/342 B.C. Return to Thessaloniki via Veria. (Dinner and overnight)

7th day: Thessaloniki - Pella -Dion- Thermopylae - Thebes - Athens
Today we return to Athens. We will start driving south and through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae where we will see the Leonidas’ Monument commemorating the huge vitory over the Persians. Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon. Extra days and sightseeing in Athens, check out the Athens short city vacation page.  

Price in Euros 2018 : ($ rate varies depending the exchange): 

1033 per person based on double and triple accommodation on half board basis.
Single Supplement: Euro 210

Children up to 3 years are free (no bed or seat is occupied)

Rate Includes:
* First class accommodation(4star hotels) for 6 nights
* Breakfast and dinner daily (half board), except first day only dinner and last day only breakfast included 
* Professional English speaking guide and escort services
* Sightseeing as specified
* Transportation throughout
* Entrance fees
* Pick up from most hotels in Athens
* Taxes and Service charges

*Gratuities (optional)
*Drinks and beverages
*Personal items