Welcome to Achaïa

Achaïa owes its name to the Achaeans, an Indo-European branch of migrants who settled on mainland Greece and established the mighty Mycenaean civilisation. When the Dorians arrived, the Achaeans were pushed into this northwestern corner of the Peloponnese, displacing the original Ionians.

Legend has it that the Achaeans founded 12 cities, which later developed into the powerful Achaean Federation that survived until Roman times. Principal among these cities were the ports of Patra and Egio (on the coast of the Gulf of Corinth).

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Greece Archaeological Sightseeing Tour from Athens

DAY 1 | Arrival at Athens airport - Transfer to your 4* hotel - Free afternoon - night at the hotel. Walk to enjoy the nightly Athens.DAY 2 | Panoramic, half-day visit to Athens. Visit the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. During this route you can admire the different contrasts offered to the Athens visitors. Discover the center of the city, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament and neoclassical buildings, Avenue Venizelos (the Academy, the University and the National Library). On the way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then you will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of our time were held in 1896 (short stop). In the Acropolis you can admire the masterpieces of the golden age of Athens, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and finally “the harmony between spirit and matter”, the Parthenon. Then you will visit the impressive sculptures, which adorned the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion (with Caryatids) and of course the Parthenon. - Back to hotel - Free afternoon - evening at the hotelDAY 3 | Free Day - Enjoy your day by strolling along the plaka area and the narrow streets, which are full of traditional restaurants where you can taste typical dishes of Greek cuisine, the famous drink “ouzo” and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant neighborhood. DAY 4 | Athens - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia. Depart from Athens, travel along the coast to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Continue to Epidaurus and visit the theater, known for its excellent acoustics. Depart for Nafplion (short stop), continue to Mycenae, visit the Citadel and the tomb of Agamemnon and depart for Olympia, across the Peloponnese. Arrive for dinner and overnight.DAY 5| Olympia - Delphi. Visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games (Museum - Archaeological Site). Departure for Delphi, crossing the plains of Ilia and Achaia and reaching the large bridge of Rio, which connects the Peloponnese with mainland Greece (Antirio) through Lepanto and other picturesque towns. Arrive for dinner and overnight.DAY 6 | Delphi - Meteora.Visit Delphi (Museum and Archaeological site). Departure for Kalambaka, situated at the foot of Meteora, an amazing and unique scenery in the world. Arrive for dinner and overnight.DAY 7 | Meteora – Athens. Visit Meteora and the monasteries, which are unique monuments of Byzantine art. Return to Athens passing from Trikala and Thermopylae with a small stop at the monument of King Leonidas. Check-in capital in the late afternoon. Arrive for dinner and overnight.DAY 8 | Athens. Depart. Transfer to Athens airport for the departure - Assistance to boarding.

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