During this roundtrip of 8 days / 7 nights you have the chance to visit and admire the most important highlights of modern and ancient Greece. We take you to the ancient city of Mycene with the histories of Homer, the classical theater of Epidaurus with the famous tragedies and comedies, the Oracle of Delphi, the excavations of Olympia and of course the Acropolis in the middle of Athens. Of more recent history are the churches of Mistras and the monasteries of Meteora.
Day 1, Athens
Arrival at Athens International Airport and transfer the hotel in the centre of Athens, where we’ll stay 2 nights.
Day 2, Athens
We start by making a short city-tour by coach, where we take a glance at some of Athens’ famous monuments like the parliament buildings, the Panathinaion Stadium, the columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Constitution Square. Afterwards we visit the Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum, built in the heart of Athens. In the afternoon you can stroll through the streets of Plaka or visit the Archaeological Museum.
Day 3, Tolo
We start our roundtrip. We drive south, to the Corinth Canal, which divides the peninsula of the Peloponessos and the mainland. We visit Mycene, where we admire the graves of the Mycenean kings and the Lions’ Gate. In Epidaurus we experience its majestic acoustic that has made it worldly famous. Overnight in the beach-village of Tolo.
Day 4, Olympia
In the centre of Peloponessos, near Sparti, we visit the deserted city of Mistras with its Byzantine churches and monasteries, built on the slope of the mountain. We continue our trip through the Taygetos Mountains and arrive at our hotel in Olympia.
Day 5, Delphi
There is no other place as unique as Olympia, where the first Olympic Games were held. We walk along the monuments of this remarkable place with the Gymnasium, the Hera Temple and the beautiful statues. We continue our trip driving towards Patras. In the afternoon we arrive in Delphi, where we overnight.
Day 6, Kalambaka
In ancient times kings from all over Greece visited the Oracle of Delphi seeking advice about important matters like going into war or not. We visit the Temple of Apollo, the theater and in the museum we can see the statue of the Bronze Charioteer. Driving through the Parnassos Mountains we arrive in Kalambaka.
Day 7, Athens
In the 14th century 24 monasteries were built on the top of black rocks, which made it almost impossible to be reached. We visit two of the remaining monasteries of the Meteora and in the afternoon we drive back to Athens for our last overnight.
Day 8, Departure or Aegina or Andros
By coach we leave for the airport for our flight back home or we catch the ferry-boat to Aegina or Andros were we can extend our roundtrips by 4 or 5 nights, on an individual basis. All necessary transfers and arrangements will be taken care of by Dignity Travel.