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Classical Tour of Greece and Nauplion

Tour Overview

Embark on a 5-day adventure through Greece’s historical treasures and natural wonders. Begin with a scenic coastal drive to the renowned Theatre of Epidauros, renowned for its impeccable acoustics. Continue to the charming town of Nauplion, where you’ll have free time to explore at your leisure. Delve deeper into Greece’s past as you visit Mycenae, before making your way to Olympia, the very birthplace of the Olympic Games. Unveil the wonders of Delphi, from the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus to the Ancient Stadium and the captivating Archaeological Museum. As you traverse the Corinthian Bay, the scenic drive will lead you to Delphi. Marvel at the magnificent Monasteries of Meteora, perched atop colossal rocks, showcasing Byzantine artistry. Conclude your unforgettable journey with a return to Athens, carrying with you memories of Greece’s remarkable marvels.

Itinerary

In the morning, you will be picked up from the main hotels in Athens and commence your journey along the coastal road towards the Corinth Canal. There will be a short stop before continuing on to the renowned Theatre of Epidauros, celebrated for its exceptional acoustics. Subsequently, we will proceed to the charming town of Nauplion. The afternoon will be at your leisure, providing you with free time to explore.

Enjoy a leisurely morning before embarking on our journey. We will set off around 12:30 to explore Mycenae, where we will have the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Site and the renowned Tomb of Agamemnon. Our tour continues as we make our way to Olympia, passing through the Central Peloponnese region and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the historic birthplace of the Olympic Games.

Begin your day by exploring the Archaeological Site featuring the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum. Afterward, embark on a scenic drive across the plains of Ilia and Achaia until you reach the bridge that spans the Corinthian Bay, connecting Rion and Antirion. Along the way, you will pass by the charming towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea before finally arriving at Delphi.

During the morning, explore the Archaeological Site and Museum. Afterwards, embark on a journey towards Kalambaka, a charming town nestled at the base of Meteora, a collection of colossal rock formations. Spend the night there.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Meteora, where ancient Monasteries are perched atop enormous rocks, creating a mesmerizing illusion of suspension in mid-air. These Monasteries house magnificent examples of Byzantine art, offering a glimpse into their exquisite craftsmanship. On the return journey to Athens, pass through Trikala, Lamia, and Thermopylae, with a brief stop to admire the Leonida’s Monument across the road. Expect to arrive in Athens early evening.

Please note that for the visit to the Monastery, ladies are required to wear skirts, while gentlemen should wear long trousers. Clients staying along the coast will depart for their hotels from the G.O. terminal at approximately 19:30 hrs.

What’s Included

4 Nights hotel accommodation. You have the option to book 3-star or 4-star.

Expert tour guide

Daily Breakfast and Dinners

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach.
  • Pick up / Drop off to your hotel in Athens

Flights not included

Insurance is not included

  • Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
  • Optional Experiences
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Personal Expenses
  • Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included
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