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 351 per person or the equivalent in dollars

2018

Epidaurus Greece Classic Tour

 

Departures:
Every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday until Oct 2018

 

Itinerary:
1st day: Corinth Canal - Nafplion - Mycenae - Olympia
Morning departure at 8:30 a.m. 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 former capital of Greece whre we will have a short stop. Continue to mythical Mycenae former centre of the Mycennaean civilazion. See the famous 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 most well known archaeological Site where the OLympoan Games started from in ancient times in honor of  Zeus, father of all Gods of Greece. We will visit 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 known 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. Delphi was regarded as the Center of the World sicne according the mythology the two eagles sent by Zeus for the two ends of the universe met in Delphi. 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, whre you can see among other the Charioteere dedcicated to Apollo, 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 24 different monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. There wer no roads up to the monasteries, monks and supplies had to be hoisted up to the top of the rocks by ropes. Meteora monasteries are dedicated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. No shorts please and uncovered shoulders if you wish to visit the monasteries. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae where we can see the Leonida’s Monument commemorating the famous battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC where Greeks under the direction of Leonidas, the Spartan warrior king were able to defete the mighty army of the Persians. 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 2018
First Class Hotels: Euro 662 per person based on double and triple occupancy / Single Supplement: 115

Standard Tourist class hotels: Euro 570 per person based on double and triple occupancy / Single Supplement: Euro 94

 

Children up to 3 years are free (no bed or seat is occupied)
Child rate: Euro 394 in first class hotels and Euro 345 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