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4 Days Classical Tour with Meteora Monasteries



Take a 4 day tour of the Greek mainland and visit the Epidaurus Theater, Delphi, Meteora as well as, ancient Mycenae & Olympia.

History comes to life in this four day tour of the Greek mainland. After a quick stop at the Corinth Canal, you will find yourselves at the Theater of Epidaurus, where the works of Socrates, Aristophanes and Euripides came to life. The true spirit of Peloponnesus can be found in the picturesque town of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece. Moving on, you will have the chance to visit the Tomb of Agamemnon in Mycenae before proceeding to Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games, and home to Zeus' sanctuary. Your next destination will be Delphi, known around ancient Greece as 'the navel of the world'. A town with strong ties to antiquity due to the presence of the famous Oracle, whose ruins still stand proudly. Last but not least, you will visit Meteora, a geological marvel of vast, rock pillars rising up from the valley to create a unique spectacle that is a testament to wonders of nature. On top of the pillars, stand Byzantine Monasteries, of immeasurable historical and religious importance.

Sightseeing: Corinth Canal, Theater of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thermopylae.

Itinerary

 

  • Day 1 -  Athens to Olympia via Nafplion
    We will pick you up from select spots in Athens (departure at approx 8:45) and take the coastal road to the Corinth Canal, where we will make a short stop. Back on the road and onto the Theatre of Epidaurus, a monument to the arts and a structure famous for its remarkable acoustics. We will then proceed to the town of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece, for a short stop to take pictures and drive on to Mycenae where we will visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then it's off to Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic games, through the scenic routes of Central Peloponnese, as well as the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. It is there that we will stop for the night. 
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Dinner

  • Day 2 - Olympia to Delphi
    You cannot visit Olympia and not pay tribute to the ruler of Olympus, so that is what we will do in the morning with a visit to the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the archaeological museum. Afterwards, we will take a drive through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and the magnificent bridge of Rio-Antirio which connects the two sides of the Corinthian Bay. We will pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea, to arrive in Delphi, our own sanctuary for the night.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Delphi to Kalambaka
    In the morning, we will visit the archaeological site where the Oracle once stood and then depart for Kalambaka, passing some picturesque villages of Central Greece along the way. 
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Visit Meteora and Return to Athens
    Visit Meteora, a geological marvel of vast, rock pillars rising up from the valley to create a unique spectacle that is a testament to wonders of nature. On top of the pillars, stand Byzantine Monasteries, of immeasurable historical and religious importance. Afterwards you will make your way back via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae (where a short stop to see Leonidas' Monument across the road is in order) and finally arrive at Athens early in the evening (approx. 19:00).
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

Operated by G.O. Tours

What's Included

  • Visit to the Epidaurus Theater
  • Visit to the Mycenae Archaeological site & Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Visit to the Olympia Archaeological site & Museum
  • Short stop at Nafplio
  • Visit to the Delphi Archaeological site & Museum
  • Visit to the Meteora Monasteries (2 monasteries)
  • Entrance fees to the sites included
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Olympia
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Delphi
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kalambaka (Meteora area)
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • VAT for all services

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
- Stayover hotel tax, to be paid directly to the hotel (cost per overnight per room: 5 star - 4 €, 4 star - 3 €, 3 star - 1,5 €)

Important notes
  • This tour includes a complimentary pick-up / drop-off service from / to your hotel or other predefined spots in Athens and surrounding areas. Maximum duration of this service to gather / distribute tour participants is approximately 1 hour. Thus, pick-up time may vary for each guest and will be provided during the booking process.
  • Clients staying at the coast will depart for their hotels, from G.O. terminal around 19:30 hrs.
  • Appropriate clothing is required to visit the Monasteries. Long skirts below the knees for the ladies and long trousers for the gentlemen. The monasteries, also, provide long skirts before every entrance. The ladies can choose and wear a long skirt over their clothing, during the tour, and return it, prior to their departure.
  • The tour is usually bilingual, implemented in English and one additional language (French or Italian). For more information prior to booking, please contact us. Our agents will also inform you on the languages of the tour after booking.
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