7 Days Athens to Athens.
Highlights Include: Athens, Acropolis, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora.
Glimpse of Greece
DAY 1 ARRIVE ATHENS, GREECE: Upon arrival at Athens airport you will be met by your Tour Director and shortly afterwards will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax after your journey.
DAY 2 ATHENS: Today you will be met by your English-speaking guide for a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens (4 hours). See the complex of monuments that most symbolize Athens – the Acropolis. The highlight of your tour to the Acropolis will be the Parthenon, one of the most important ancient monuments in the Western world, which was dedicated to the Goddess Athena and conceived in 447BC. Visit the Acropolis Museum, which exhibits sculptures and reliefs that have been recovered from the site.
This afternoon is at leisure. (B)
DAY 3 ATHENS / OLYMPIA: Departure with direction the Corinth Canal, along the Coastal Road. Short stop. Drive onward and visit the Theater of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. After this we continue to the town of Nafplion (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the tomb of Agamemmon. Departure for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megapolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. (B/D)
DAY 4 OLYMPIA / DELPHI: This morning we visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then we drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until reaching the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos and Itea, arrive in Delphi for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
DAY 5 DELPHI / METEORA: This morning we will visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi. Depart from Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing Gigantic rock of Meteora. Dinner and overnight. (B/D)
DAY 6 METEORA / ATHENS: This morning we visit Meteora. Located among striking scenery, perched on top of the huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can enjoy exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia , Thermopulae (visit the Leonida’s monument). Arrive in Athens in the late afternoon. (B)
DAY 7 DEPART ATHENS – USA: This morning you will be transferred with English-speaking assistance from your hotel to Athens’ airport for your departure flight. (B)
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