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Athens - Argolis - Stay at the hotel "Grove Seaside Hotel" in Drepano - Olympia - Delphi - Meteora
Explore the most famous monuments of Greece, all seen at once on the same guided tour. By starting and ending in Athens, this tour brings participants in contact with history, architecture, nature and introduces to them the modern Greek way of life.
Day 01: Athens (Saturday) (D)
Arrival at Athens International Airport and transfer to a central hotel. Free day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Athens (Sunday) (B-D)
In the morning, meet with the guide for the Sightseeing Tour of Athens. This tour allows you to see the most important monuments and sites of the city, the Syntagma (Constitution) Square, the Parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, the National Library and along the street named Herod Atticus: the Evzones, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenaic Stadium and Acropolis in direction: Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Jupiter. Afterwards visit to the Acropolis with age gold masterpieces of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. The rest of the day at leisure or alternatively you can participate in the optional excursion to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, with its amazing views over the Aegean Sea. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
*Note: The precise itinerary will be communicated by the guide, in the morning.
Day 03: Athens - Corinth - Epidaurus - Nafplion - Mycenae - Drepano (Monday) (B-L-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on the coach and drive by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short photo stop). Continue the drive and visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and its exceptional acoustics, which permit the 14,000 spectators to perfectly hear the conversations at the center stage. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short photo stop)and afterwards drive on to Mycenae, one of the major centres of Greek civilization in the second millennium BC with its Acropolis, the Palace and the famous Lion Gate. You will also visit the Tomb of Agamemnon which is one of the many 'beehive' tombs in the vicinity of the ancient site of Mycenae. It is by far the best preserved of these tholos tombs. Lunch at Mycenae and then depart to Grove Seaside Hotel to Drepano for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03-09: Grove Seaside Hotel-Drepano
Monday afternoon until Monday afternoon the following week.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE HOTEL
Hotel is located just a few minutes walk from the beach Drepanon, in Argolida region, lying in amid citrus gardens. Ideal for families, friends and couples who want to relax, in a charming seaside hotel, are interested in sports activities and exploring the charming town of Nafplion, located about 8km away. The hotel offers a wide range of exciting activities and interests, giving to its guests, children and adults, opportunities for fun and entertainment. Guests can participate in cooking classes, yoga, evenings with Greek music and barbeque. Rooms: 140 elegantly furnished rooms, some with view of the sea, air conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, balcony. Services: reception, open-air restaurant, swimming pool for adults and children with a snack bar, parasols and sun loungers by the pool, playground, games room, tennis court, volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, parking.
*Full Board supplement includes drinks, during meals.
DAY 10: Drepano - Olympia (Monday) (B-L-D)
After lunch, which will be served at the hotel Grove Seaside, departure to Mycenae, in order to meet the group of Classical Greece and then, departure to Olympia. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 11: Olympia - Eratini - Arachova (Tuesday) (B-L-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. There is probably no ancient archaeological site anywhere in the world that has more relevance on today's world than Olympia, the place where the ancient Olympic Games were held. Lunch in Eratini.After lunch, driving through the olive valley, arrive at Mountain Parnassos located in the beautiful city of Arachova, well renowned for its colorful rugs and carpets. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 12: Arachova - Delphi - Kalambaka (Wednesday) (B-L-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit the pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke and was the site of the omphalos, the 'naval of the world'. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and changes with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century BC, was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world. While at the site, visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum. Afterwards, lunch will be served at a nearby restaurant. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 13: Meteora - Athens (Thursday) (B-L-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Meteora, famous for its impressive scenery with ageless Monasteries*, that contain priceless historical and religious treasures as well as exquisite specimens of Byzantine art, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Once you finish visiting the monasteries proceed to the town of Kalambaka for Lunch and then return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae (short photo stop) where 300 strong Spartans battled the army of the Persian Empire. Arrive in Athens early in the evening for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
*In order to visit the Monasteries, skirts for the ladies and long trousers for the gentlemen are required.
DAY 14: Athens (Friday) (B-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure. Optionally you may participate on a 1-day cruise excursion to three beautiful Greek islands in the Saronic Gulf, Poros, Hydra and Aegina. Get on board and experience the harmonious combination of Greek hospitality with traditional entertainment, and a wonderful meal on board. Return to Athens early in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Athens (B)
After breakfast at hotel, depart to the Athens International Airport.
- Air-conditioned Motorcoach
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 4 * hotel accommodation in Athens (4 nights 1,2,13,14)
- 3 * hotel accommodation during the days of the tour (3 nights - 10,11,12)
- Hotel accommodation in 3 * Plus during your stay (7 nights) on the beach in Grove Seaside Hotel in Drepano
- Half-board in hotels in Athens and during the tour
- Lunches in restaurants during the tour (4 meals 3, 11, 12, 13)
- Full board including drinks at the Grove Seaside Hotel from dinner on the days 3rd to the 10th lunch gg
- Professional English guide during the tour
- VAT and all legal taxes included
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums
- Drinks during meals, except stays at the Grove Seaside Hotel (days 3-10)
- Personal expenses
- Porterage service
- Anything that is not specified in the program as included
|Rates per Person||2017(Summer)|
|Main Hotel for Relax||Grove Seaside Hotel
|Child 04-13,99 years old||-50%|
Entrance Fees which are not included in the above rates:
57€ per person
1/4/2016 - 31/10/2016
84€ per person
1/11/2016 - 31/3/2017
45€ per person
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