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The romance of the classical Greek age is brought to life with this compact tour. Step into history and the land of legends such as Agamemnon and Zeus. Experience the stunning landscape of Meteora. Feel the antiquity of ancient amphitheatres and the home of the ancient Olympic Games.
· Epidaurus, including the famous 4th Century BC theatre with its incredible acoustics.
· Explore the home of the ancient Olympic Games – Olympia
· Experience the mysticism of Delphi home of the Oracle consulted by
Day 1: Athens - Nafplio (D)
This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a four day tour of some of Greece's wonderful classical sights. (Note: Tour pick-up time from hotel should be confirmed with our local operator usually the day before).
Drive on the coast road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal. Cross over to the Peloponnese and visit the archaeological attractions of Epidaurus including the famous 4th Century BC theatre with its incredible acoustics. Proceed to the town of Nafplio. Afternoon at leisure to explore the charming old town of Nafplio - the first capital of the Kingdom of Greece.
Day 2: Nauplion – Olympia (D)
Today drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the tomb of Agamemnon, brother of the jilted husband of Helen of Troy and the man who commanded the united Greek forces in the ensuing war. Continue to Olympia via the central Peloponnese towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Olympia was the site of the Olympic Games in classical times with the event being held every four years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD.
Day 3: Olympia – Delphi (B D)
Explore Olympia, cradle of the Olympic Games, visiting the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Museum. Later drive through the plains of Eliad and Achaia to the magnificent bridge which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea en route to Delphi for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Delphi – Kalambaka (B D)
This morning explore Delphi's ancient sanctuary. Visit the Athenian Treasury Temple of Apollo and the Museum, where one can see many archaeological treasures including a unique bronze charioteer. Later proceed to Kalambaka a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of the gigantic stone pillars of Meteora.
Day 5: Kalambaka – Athens (B)
After breakfast visit Meteora. Perched atop massive columns of rock stand ageless monasteries which house exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Then drive back to Athens arriving about 7.00pm and continue with your own arrangements.
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Superior Tourist Class hotels with private facilities
- 4 Breakfasts 4 Dinners
- Sightseeing as specified in itinerary
- Professional guides
- Greece Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel
- Entrance fees
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
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