15 Days / 14 Nights: Athens – Peleponnese – Athens, plus a 7-Day Cruise
Group or Private Basis Only
This outstanding two-week adventure includes the best of Athens and Classical Greece, as well as a marvelous one-week cruise of the Aegean, with incredible stops at islands and regions of the Eastern Mediterranean. It features extraordinary landscapes, breathtaking historic sites, and the magic of an Aegean cruise.
Day 1 Athens City
Arrival at Athens El. Venizelou Airport. Assistance at airport and transfer with escort to a centrally located hotel. The rest of day is at leisure. Overnight at chosen hotel on BB or HB in ATHENS
Day 2 Athens City
After breakfast, depart for an orientation tour of Athens with our professional guide, passing by the most important historical and modern monuments of town. Stop at the foot of the Acropolis hill for an extensive visit of the site, as well as the Dionyssos Theater. Descend from the Acropolis hill through the Ancient and Roman Agora for a guided tour. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at chosen hotel on BB or HB in ATHENS
Day 3 Athens City, Corinth City, Nafplion Town
A drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf takes us to the Peloponnese peninsula. After a short drive from the famous Corinth Canal (stop for photos), we reach Ancient Corinth, also known through St. Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians. We then drive on to “City of Gold,” the ancient center of commerce, to Mycenae, where we will admire the famous Lion Gate, the Cyclopian walls, the Tomb of Agamemnon, and many more remains. A short ride will take us to Nafplio, former capital of Greece. The town itself charms with its beautiful old part and its well kept neoclassical buildings. After a relaxing walk through town, we continue for Epidaurus, famous for its theater, with its unique acoustics, for a guided visit of the site and its museum. Overnight at chosen hotel on HB in or near NAFPLIO
Day 4 Nafplion Town, Sparti City, Kalamata City
Today our tour takes us to the center of the Peloponnese, to Sparti, the place of one of the toughest warriors of ancient times. We will ascend to Mistra to visit the medieval castle situated on the foot of the Taygettos mountains. Our route will take us from here through breathtaking landscapes over the Taygettos mountains to Kalamata, a charming town in the south of the Peloponnese. Overnight at chosen hotel on HB in KALAMATA
Day 5 Kalamata City, Olympia Town
We will depart for our drive along the coastal road of the Ionian Sea until we reach Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, where even nowadays the torch for every Olympiad is still lit, as in ancient times. A walk by the remains of the various buildings and over the stadium seems to set us back in time, so that we can just imagine the ancient athletes. After the site, we will visit the museum, with its impressive statues and other finds. Overnight at chosen hotel on HB in OLYMPIA
Day 6 Olympia Town, Patras City, Rio Village, Itea Town, Delphi Town
We will depart Olympia and drive via Patras to Rio, from where we will cross by ferry to Antirio, on the Greek mainland, and continue along the Corinthian Gulf to Itea, and on to Delphi. We will visit the famous site, the “Navel of the World,” where the outcome of events and history was ‘predicted’ for many warriors and politicians by the renown oracle, Pythia, in ancient times. The museum contains many important finds from the site, among them the impressive the bronze Charioteer. Overnight at chosen hotel on HB in or near DELPHI
Day 7 Delphi Town, Athens City
We will drive back to Athens at a leisurely pace, and the rest of the day will be at leisure for own explorations. Overnight at chosen hotel on BB in ATHENS
Days 8 - 14 Athens City, Piraeus Port, Mykonos (Island), Patmos (Island), Rhodes (Island), Crete/Heraklion (Island), Santorini (Island)
In the morning, transfer to the port for embarkation on your Cruise 7 Days Cruise
Day 15 Athens City
In due time prior to the departure of the return flight our coach and assistant will take the group to Athens El. Venizelou Airport for check-in.
For prices please contact our Agency using our Request Form Please note that this package can only be realized on a Group basis (minimum 20 participants);otherwise on a private basis.
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