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The best of Greece, 12 Days


 

Discover the great Greek civilization with visits in all famous sites in Greece.  Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping and nightlife.

 

Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this four. With this unique tour visit and enjoy six UNESCO'S world heritage sites. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – four of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore Athens , Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora. Enjoy cruise to all famous Greek islands.

 

 

 

 

Complete package 

Highlights:

Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thissio, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center)

Delfi (Oracle of Delfi, Temple of Apollo, archeological museum, ancient theatre, sacred way)

Epidaurus (ancient theatre, Asklipio)

Mycenae (palace, Door of Lions, Cyclopean Walls)

Meteora (monasteries, cave of Theopetra)

 

Your Itinenary 

 

> DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens  

Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by lyxurius car to the center of Athens - Accommodation at your hotel. Free afternoon.  For the night we propose you Optional tour. Athens by night.  thYour evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

 

> DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens

Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.  Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).  Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).

On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.  Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.  Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization. If you are fans of shopping, you'll find in the main street  of Ermou your best choice for shopping. If you are fan of local food you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Dont forget to discover the Night life of Athens.

 

Day 3 | Sunday Free Day  or  One day Cruise (optional)    

Enjoy your day by strolling to the plate and narrow streets, which are full of traditional restaurants where you can taste typical dishes of Greek cuisine, the famous drink "ouzo" and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant neighborhood.

Or One day Cruise ( optional )     Departure from the hotel in the morning with a guide towards the port of Piraeus. The ship sails at 08:00am for the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Free to visit each island. Aegina: the biggest island of the Saronic Gulf. Two major attractions to visit in Aegina are (note: Optional tours organized on board the ship): The monastery of Agios Nektarios, who was the last declared saint by the Greek Orthodox Church and the Temple of Aphaia, the second best preserved temple in Greece after the Parthenon in Athens. Poros is the smallest of the three islands, full of pine trees and lemon trees, where you are going to have a nice walk and enjoy the great scenery. Hydra: One of the most cosmopolitan and picturesque Greek islands, with a unique architecture, narrow streets and many shops. Arrival at the port of Piraeus at around 19:30, return to the hotel at around 21:20.

 

Day 4 | Monday  Athens - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia  

Departure from Athens, we travel along the coast to the Corinth Canal(shortstop).We continue to Epidaurus and visit the theater, known for its excellent acoustics. Depart for Nafplion (short stop), continue to Mycenae, visit the Citadel and the tomb of Agamemnon and depart for Olympia, across the Peloponnese. Arrive for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 | Tuesday Olympia - Delphi

Visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games (Museum - Archaeological Site). Departure for Delphi, crossing the plains of Ilia and Achaia and reaching the large bridge of Rio, which connects the Peloponnese with mainland Greece (Antirio) through Lepanto and other picturesque towns. Arrive for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 | Wednesday Delphi - Meteora

Visit Delphi (Museum and Archaeological site). Departure for Kalambaka, situated at the foot of Meteora, an amazing and unique scenery in the world. Arrive for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7 | Thursday Meteora - Athens 

Visit Meteora and the monasteries, which are unique monuments of Byzantine art. Return to Athens passing from Trikala and Thermopylae with a small stop at the monument of King Leonidas. Check-in capital in the late afternoon. Arrive for dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 8 |  Athens - Cruise Mykonos
Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the cruise ship for your 3 night cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey. Cruise to Mykonos and enjoy the evening on this lively island.


DAY 9 | Morning in Kusadasi-Evening in Patmos

Enjoy breakfast on board and the morning at leisure in Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey). Renowned for its beaches and attractive view of the Aegean, Kusadasi is near to several historical sites including Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Spend the evening at leisure in Patmos (Greece).

 

DAY 10 | MORNING IN CRETE / AFTERNOON IN SANTORINI
Arrive early this morning in Heraklion (Crete, Greece), one of the four prefectures of the island of Crete. Enjoy half a day at leisure to explore the island on your own. At noon, cruise to Santorini, and enjoy an evening on Santorini Island. Known for its breathtaking caldera, Santorini is also famous for its sandy beaches, colorful sunsets, and whitewashed buildings along the sea-cliffs.

 

DAY 11 | PIRAEUS / ATHENS
Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast on board, disembarkation and transfer to your selected hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Athens is a city where antiquity meets edginess. Museums and galleries abound, and new ones are in the works. The New Acropolis Museum, designed by the New York-based architect Bernard Tschumi, is now open lying at the foot of the ancient citadel. A major makeover prior to the 2004 Olympics added squares and pedestrian walkways, and new subway stations that double as museums. Today this ancient city is a vibrant megalopolis with nonstop nightlife, creative cuisine, and sites both ancient and modern. In the thousands of sidewalk cafes, courting teenagers, young professionals, and old men shuffling their worry beads all bask in Athens’s modern-day renaissance.

 

DAY 12 | ATHENS flight back
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

 

YOUR  PACKAGE INCLUDES:

> Hotels  category  4* on Bed and Breakfast > 3  dinners (without drinks) in total  >tour guide during the trip >The entrance fees  referred to in the program >Transfers arrival and departure with assistance >Luxurious bus  >3 nights cruise on Full Board basis 

 

*Please take notice that for the packages that include a cruise the prices may vary depending on what passports the clients hold

YOUR PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance International flights Personal expenses Gratuities Optional excursions

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