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Explore Athens city through this amazing group tour, visit Acropolis & Acropolis Museum & much more in between.

  • Entrance fees to the Archaeological sites and Museum (No waiting in line)
  • Pick up / Drop off from Athens hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

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, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era, where we will make a short stop. As we continue our trip, we will pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Evzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). One cannot take a tour of Athens without visiting the Acropolis, one of the world's most prominent sites and a symbol for democracy in the Western world! It is there that you will explore architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Pericles. From the Propylaea, to the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course the Parthenon, a place where 'there is harmony between material and spirit', a the monument that 'restores order in the mind', as ancient Greeks used to say. Your last stop will be the modern Acropolis Museum, with nearly 4,000 exhibits of Hellenism housed inside.

Departure approximately at 08:45 - Return approximately at 13:30

With this tour, we will attempt to go beyond the façade, delving into the human aspect of this community that has remained vibrant for centuries and has inspired numerous Greek and foreign artists.

  • Walking Tour
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

 

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

With this tour, we will attempt to go beyond the façade, delving into the human aspect of this community that has remained vibrant for centuries and has inspired numerous Greek and foreign artists. We will follow the footsteps of Jacques Calley, Hans Christian Andersen, Lord Byron, Vivien Leigh, Lawrence Olivier, Margot Fonteyn, Chateaubriand, Henry Miller, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and Rex Warner – to name but just a few, while we will also get acquainted with the haunts or residences of some of the most renowned Greek poets like Seferis, Elytis, Palamas, Sikelianos, and Drossinis. Accompanied by the echo of the old 'laternas' or the cantatas that once upon a time, used to be performed in these streets, we will recount stories of love and betrayal – some of them real, others inspired by Greek cinema – and we will explore the cultural evolution of the Athenian society during Greece’s modern history.

We will meet outside the Acropolis Metro Station and, from there, we will enter the old alleys of Plaka, passing by the Lycicrates Monument, Tripodon street, old taverns, and well-known residences. We will walk next to the Rizokastro wall, climbing the stairs of the Anafiotika neighborhood to admire a panoramic view of Athens and we will pass by the old University heading towards Monastiraki. Step by step, Plaka will lose its tourist edge and despite its bustling streets, it will soon begin to feel like home.

The tour will finish at around 9:00 pm as you will arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.

Visit all Athens main attractions, including Acropolis, Plaka, the National Garden & much more through this guided walk.

  • Professional guide
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- The entrance fee (20,00 €) to the Acropolis
- The entrance fee (5,00 - 10,00 € depending on season) to the Acropolis Museum
- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

The tour, which is a must while in Athens, begins in front of the House of Parliament in Syntagma Square, where you will see the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and the change of the famous Evzone Guards. A pleasant walk will follow through the National Gardens and on to the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's Arch. From there you will enter the Plaka area, heading towards the Acropolis and visit with your Guide the Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the Parthenon, monuments that remind us the glory of ancient Athens and the golden age of Pericles. You will also experience the Athenian Agora, the Observatories, the Hill of Democracy (Pnyx), Mars and Phlloppapos Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theater of Dionysus. At the end of the tour, and since you are so close, do not miss the opportunity to visit on your own the Acropolis Museum.

Departure at approximately 09:45 from Amalia Hotel - Tour ends at approximately 13:00 at the Acropolis

Spend a day in the small island of Elafonisi, featuring one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe!

  • Pick up/Drop off with air-conditioned luxury bus from select spots in Chania
  • Visit to the cave of Saint Sophia
  • Visit to Elafonisi
  • Visit to local village (subject to conditions)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Swedish speaking guide available every Wednesday

Not included:

  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort

After we pick you up in the morning from various designated locations around Chania, we will follow the green north coast just before Kastelli and finally reach the rock chapel of Agia Sophia through the village of Topolia. This small church is hidden in a dripstone cave, accessible by a small uphill climb. It dates back to the battles of the Cretans against the Venetians and Turks and was named after a religious icon found wedged
in a rock inside the cave. Magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and pillars cover the largest part of its surface. Neolithic shells and a previously unknown species of insect that
was named Spermophora Topolia were discovered inside the cave. After a short visit to this incredibly interesting site, we will proceed to the main attraction of the tour!

Elafonisi is located on the southwestern most point of Crete and is an oblong, which often seems to be divided into two parts by water, giving the impression of it being a separate island. The protected area of Elafonisi features magnificent natural formations with arguably the most beautiful being the pinkish sand which exists in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken sea shells and corals. The endangered turtles Caretta-Caretta and several rare animals nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any flora or fauna from the area. The exotic beach with its white and pink sand and turquoise waters is reminiscent of the Caribbean. Near the breaking point of the peninsula, the water does not exceed 1m (3 feet), creating a small lagoon, which can easily be crossed.

The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is organized, having umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. In Elafonisi, you will have plenty of time to explore the area, swim in the crystal clear waters and even grab a bite to eat! Depending on conditions we may have time to visit a local village as well, before hopping back on the bus that we will take us back to Chania!

Learn about the earliest European Civilization in a tour steeped in history!

  • Pick up/drop off from a designated spot in Chania with an air-conditioned luxury bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Tour of the Palace of Knossos
  • Tour of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum
  • Visit to the city of Heraklion
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee for Knossos & Heraklion Museum (combined ticket ranging between 13-20 depending on age and nationality)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from areas around Chania with a luxurious air-conditioned bus and take you to the Palace of Knossos, with a stop for breakfast on the way. In Knossos, ou will take part in a guided tour of the Palace, the most important and well known site of the Minoan civilization. The seat of the legendary king Minos, the
Palace is also connected with thrilling tales, such as the myth of the Minotaur's Labyrinth and the story of Daedalus and Icarus.

The site in Knossos was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000- 3000 B.C.) and up until Roman times. After its partial destruction in 1450 B.C., Knossos was settled by Mycenaeans from the Greek Mainland. The city flourished again during the Hellenistic period in 67 B.C before it was captured by the Roman Quintus Caecilius Metelus Creticus. Discovered in 1878 through a series of systematic during the early 20th century, a large section of the Minoan city and its cemeteries has been brought to light.

Once the tour concludes, we will head over to Heraklion, where you will be able to see the exhibits of the Minoans in the city's Archaeological Museum, built on the site of an imposing Venetian friary which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1856.  The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island's history and housing on of the most important collection of Minoan antiquities the world over.

After you've quenched your thirst for history, you will have plenty of free time to explore the modern city of Heraklion and even enjoy some traditional Cretan lunch in one of the Heraklion's numerous restaurants.

At around 15:30 we will depart from Heraklion and make our way back to Chania, with a quick stop for coffee along the way.