4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi with Meteora

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4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi with Meteora

The entire Classical Greek history through the centuries, will unfold before you on this extreme tour: Prehistory, Classical period, Golden Age, Roman domination, Byzantine Empire, Crusades and Modern times.


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4-Day Classical Tour Greece from Athens to Mycenae - Epidaurus - Olympia - Delphi with Meteora!

Mycenae is an archaeological site near Mikines in Greece, located southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf. Epidaurus was a small city in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf.

Epidaurus, was very popular during the ancient times, due to the asclepeion, that was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world and also due to the Theatre. The ancient theatre of Epidaurus is known, till nowadays to the entire world, for the amazing acoustics, the symmetry and the beauty.

Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece, is known for being the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The Temple of Hera, the Temple of Zeus, the Prytaneion and the Philippeion, are some of the greatest sightseeings that we shall discover.

Nafplio is a seaport town in Peloponnese that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from 1821 until 1834.

Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Moreover, the Greeks considered Delphi the navel of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi.

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. It is located near the town of Kalambaka at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Program

Join our «4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora» and be part of a journey that sums up centuries and places of Greek history in a unique experience!

Day One: Our trip starts as we drive on the coastal motorway to the Corinth Canal, where we'll make a brief stop for coffee and photographs. We will continue so as to visit the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. This theatre famous for its remarkable acoustics, its architecture and constitutes a monument to European arts and culture.

Later on, we will proceed to the town of Nauplion, a picturesque and historically important little town, where we will make a stop for rest, coffee and photographs. Our next destination will be Mycenae, where we will have the opportunity to Archaeological Site of Mycenae and the Tomb of Agamemnon.

Our journey will pass us through Central Peloponnese, by the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. We will arrive in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. Here, within the pure atmosphere and dense nature, you will dine and regain energy.

Day Two: We'll have breakfast and leave our hotel, so as to visit the most important archaeological sites in the region. Get yourselves ready to explore the Archaeological Site of Olympia, the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. A lot of history and art are gathered in this sacred, for the ancient Greeks, place.

We will travel through the fertile plains of Eliad and Achaia, drive over the modern suspended bridge that crosses the Corinthian Bay, from Rion to Antirion. We will follow the route which passes by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea. We will eat dinner and sleep in Delphi.

Day Three: With our batteries recharged, we start our day by visiting the Museum and the Archaeological Site of Delphi. After completing our exploration we depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing rocky complex of Meteora. At this great little town is where we'll dine and rest.

Day Four: The early breakfast will provide us with a useful boost of energy. We will need it for our visit to Meteora. Perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, these Byzantine Monasteries stand ageless through time. They grant us with a uniquely striking scenery. We will visit 2 byzantine monasteries and we'll observe some of the rarest and most exquisite Byzantine artefacts.

Our journey will take us back via Trikala and Lamia. Thermopylae is on our way, so we'll make a brief stop at Leonida’s Monument. It will be early in the evening by the time we'll arrive in Athens and our «4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora» will come to its end.

Price List

« Tours in Greece : 4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora »

 

4-Day Classical Tour Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, MeteoraSeasonalityPrice per person in double room
Hotel 3* with half board01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020539 €
Hotel 3* with half board
Early booking 10% discount (60 days earlier)
01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020485 €
Hotel 4* Half board01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020612 €
Hotel 4* with half board
Early booking 10% discount (60 days earlier)
01/04/2020 – 31/10/2020550 €
Hotel 4* Half board01/11/2019 – 31/03/2020584 €

 

Package includes

  • Accommodation of your preference.
  • Half Board basis.
  • Entrance fee for the archaeological sites of: Mycenae, Epidaurus, Ancient Olympia and Delphi.
  • Entrance fee for the museums of: Epidaurus, Ancient Olympia and Delphi.
  • Entrance fee for two of the Meteora monasteries.
  • Free pick up and drop off from the centrally located hotels of Athens and the city center.
  • Services of a Professional - licensed guide.
  • Guided tours in the archaeological sites and the museums, which are mentioned at the above program.
  • Transport by comfortable A/C bus.
  • All taxes, fees.
Package does not include

  • Water, beverages or drinks during meals.
  • Any personal expenses & Tips.
  • City tax, 3* hotel 1,50€, 4* hotel 3.00€, 5* hotel 4,00€, payment directly at the hotel.
  • Whatever is not explicitly stated.
Remarks

  • During your visit at the Monasteries of Meteora, a kind suggestion would be for the ladies to wear a long skirt and for the gentlemen long trousers.
  • We shall visit 2 monasteries from the entire complex of Meteora.

November 2019 - March 2020
Every Monday (Hotel 4*)

April 2020 - October 2020
Monday, Tuesday & Saturday

Thursdays only on:
23/04 - 07/05 - 14/05 - 28/05
11/06 - 25/06 - 02/07 - 16/07
06/08 - 20/08 - 10/09 - 17/09
24/09 - 01/10

Departure: 08:45
Return: 19:30 (4th day)

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