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$1196.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

ItineraryDay 1: Corinth canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus , NaupliaStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, Peloponnesethe bridge at the Canal connecting Attica with PeloponesseDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, PeloponneseLions gate, part of Cyclopean walls, ruins from Agamemnon Palace, tumb of AgamemnonDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Epidavros, Argolis Region, Peloponnesefamous ancient theater for harmonius acousticsDuration: 1 hourPass By: Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseStop at picturesque Naufplion and admire the Castle of Palamidi on the top of the cityMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotelDay 2: OlympiaStop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greecethe stadium of the ancient OlympicsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West Greecevisit of museum in OlympiaDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotelDay 3: DelphiStop At: Tholos, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greecewe will explore Athena's templeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greecewe will visit the arch. site of DelphiDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greecewe will admire the bronze statue of Iniochos Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotelDay 4: KalambakaStop At: Great Meteoron Monastery, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessalywe will visit two Meteora monasteriesDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyMeteora monasteriesDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotelDay 5: ThessalonikiStop At: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region, Central Macedoniaexplore the second big city of GreeceDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotelDay 6: Edessa, Naoussa, VerginaStop At: Edessa Waterfalls, Edessa, Pella Region, Central Macedoniashort stopDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central Macedoniatombs of Macedonian Royal familyDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in 4 stars hotelDay 7: Pella, DionStop At: Dion Archaeological Park, Dion, Pieria Region, Central Macedoniasacred Macedonian town of DionDuration: 1 hourStop At: Archaeological Museum of Pella, Pella, Pella Region, Central MacedoniaPella Alexander the Great’s capitalDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$739.84 Cultural & Theme Tours

6-Day Classical Tour Greece,Mycenae,Sparta,Diros Caves, Mystras, Delphi, Meteora

ItineraryDay 1: DAY 1: ATHENS - ARGOLIS -SPARTAStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponnesePick you up from your hotel and driving along the mainland coast to Peloponnese, we will have our first stop, 1 hour later, at the Canal of Corinth (6 km length and 80m height).Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Epidaurus Archaeological Museum, Epidavros, Argolis Region, PeloponneseSoon we reach the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the best Ancient Theatres worldwide with amazing acoustics. Duration: 1 hourStop At: NAFPLIO.CITYWe will stop for lunch or a coffee break, at one of the most romantic towns of Greece, the seaside town of Nafplio, first capital city of Modern Greece.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: MycenaeWe will continue to the archaeological site of Mycenae, an ancient town with great power during the ancient years, with the famous ‘’Gate of Lions’’ and ‘’Atreus King Tomb’’.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mystras, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseOur first day will be finished at the famous town of Sparta for overnight.Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 2: DAY 2: SPARTA - MYSTRAS - MONEMVASIA - SPARTAStop At: Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseDuring our second day we will first visit the unique Museum of Olive Oil of Sparta, a great Museum showing the unique history of olive production in Greece. Also we will visit the Memorial of King LeonidasDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Mystras Castle Town HotelWe continue to the nearby glory Byzantine town of Mystras and let yourself be captivated by this destination’s medieval splendour. Wander around the castle city the Upper and the Lower Town, and sense through the silence the city's sheer grandeur: the Palace of the Despots (Anaktora), the Houses of Laskaris and Frangopoulos, the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Dimitrios and the impressive Monasteries of Our Lady Pantánassa, and of Οur Lady Perivleptos.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Monemvasia Fortress, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseAfterwards, we visit the second famous Tower Town of Peloponneses, Monemvasiá,a mystical stone-built settlement, nestled at the edge of a big rock by the sea, that was founded by the Byzantines in the sixth century. Peer into the history of the fortress –the so-called “Gibraltar of the East”–, which was occupied by the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Venetians, and the Turks in the past. Wander around its narrow cobbled streets, the Upper and the Lower part of the town, and admire the beautifully restored stone buildings. Taste culinary delights at a fine restaurant on the roof of a tower house.Duration: 3 hours 30 minutesStop At: Mystras, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseLate in the afternoon we return in Sparta for overnight.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 3: Day 3: SPARTA - ANCIENT OLYMPIAStop At: Caves of Diros, Diros, Laconia Region, PeloponneseAfter our breakfast, we leave Sparta and after a short stop at the picturesque small coastal town of Gythio, we arrive at Areopolis and Diros, famous for its marvelous subterranean caves as a part of an underground river. About 5,000 meters have been exposed and accessible by small boats and through narrow passageways and one is surrounded by formations of stalagmites and stalactites. Caves have served as places of worship in Paleolithic and Neolithic times and their inhabitant believed that the caves were the entrance to the underworld. We can also visit the local museum and then we continue to some of the most beautiful places of Southern Peloponnese, the coastal villages of Stoupa and Kardamili, for swimming or lunch.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site of OlympiaWe pass by the town of Kalamata and we finally arrive at Ancient Olympia for overnight.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 4: DAY 4: ANCIENT OLYMPIA - DELPHIStop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West GreeceStart in the morning, visiting the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the place that first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C., lies in the lush valley formed by the Alfios river. There is a temple of Zeus the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus which in antiquity was housing one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world, the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, which Phedias had created. Then visit the temple of Hera , the shrine of Pelops (one of the oldest in the sanctuary), the Council house where the athletes took the Olympic oath, the Treasury houses, the Gymnasium and the Palestra where they used to exercise for a month prior to the Games. Finally come to the stadium, where the marble starting blocks are still in position. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus, Aetolia-Acarnania Region, West GreeceLeaving Ancient Olympia, we will cross over the amazing bridge of Rion – Antirion, one of the biggest in Europe, in order to reach at Nafpaktos, a beautiful seaside small town, where you can visit the Venetian Castle, the Venetian Port, and have lunch.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceWe finally reach at Delphi for overnightDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 5: DAY 5: DELPHI - METEORAStop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceAfter your breakfast, we will visit Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with it's spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: MeteoraAfterwards, we visit the most famous winter resort in Greece, Arachova, a traditional and at the same time modern small city in an altitude of 1000 meters. We continue our trip to reach Kalambaka (Meteora) for overnight. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at either a 4* or a 3* hotelDay 6: DAY 6: METEORA - ATHENSStop At: MeteoraVisit Meteora and enjoy a unique and most impressive scenery of ageless monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. We visit the first great monastery of Varlaam, founded on the 16th century and located on the top of a rock at 380m height! Our second visit will be at the Monastery of St. Stephan, of the 15th century, also built on the top of the top of another huge rock where you will admire a small treasure of Byzantine and Christian items, at the museum inside the monastery!Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central GreeceReturn to Athens passing by the small towns of Domokos, Kamena Vourla at the seaside and Thermopyles where there is the statue of Leonidas as a memorial of the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire. Drop you off at your hotel in Athens late afternoon.Duration: 20 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$616.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Days Private Classical Tour in Mycenae, Nauplio, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

ItineraryDay 1: ATHENS - ARGOLIS (MYCENAE - EPIDAURUS - NAUPLIO) ANCIENT OLYMPIA: Stop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponnesePick you up from your Hotel or from Athens Airport, and driving along the Attica coastline, quick stop at the famous Canal of Corinth with the breathtaking view of 80m height and 6km length!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Epidaurus Theater, Epidavros, Argolis Region, PeloponneseNext stop will be at Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the city of Nauplio at one of the most beautiful towns of Greece, with it's trademark, the Venetian fortress of Palamidi and the fortified islet of Bourtzi afloat in the middle of the bay. After lunch (optional), we will visit the famous ancient town of Mycenae and the Archaeological site - the Lion Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Palace and the tomb of Agamemnon. We leave Mycenae, and via Tripoli - Megalopolis (quick stop upon request) we will arrive to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Including accommodation of 4* star at OlympiaDay 2: SIGHTSEEING AT ANCIENT OLYMPIA - RIO ANTIRIO BRIDGE- NAUPAKTOS - DELPHI:Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Olympia, Elis Region, West GreeceStart early in the morning, visiting the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, the place that first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C., lies in the lush valley formed by the Alfios river. There is a temple of Zeus the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus which in antiquity was housing one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world, the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, which Phedias had created. Then visit the temple of Hera , the shrine of Pelops (one of the oldest in the sanctuary), the Council house where the athletes took the Olympic oath, the Treasury houses, the Gymnasium and the Palestra where they used to exercise for a month prior to the Games. Finally come to the stadium, where the marble starting blocks are still in position. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), Antirrio, Aetolia-Acarnania Region, West GreeceLeaving Ancient Olympia, we will cross over the amazing bridge of Rion – Antirion, one of the biggest in Europe, in order to reach at Nafpaktos, Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, Naupactus, Aetolia-Acarnania Region, West GreeceWe will reach at Nafpaktos, a beautiful seaside small town, where you can visit the Venetian Castle & we will have a rest for lunch or coffee next to beautifull Venetian Port, Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Including accommodation of 4* star in DelphiDay 3: DELPHI - METEORAStop At: Delphi Ruins, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceContinuing our trip we will reach Delphi. We will visit Castalia Spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with it's spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts. (OPTIONAL) May we will visit the The Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas, one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Depart from Arachova and driving through Central Greece, and the city of Trikala (quick stop), we arrive in Kalambaka, a small traditional town that is built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks of God, at the shadow of the great Meteora Monasteries. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Including accommodation of 4* star in MeteoraDay 4: METEORA - THERMOPILES - THE STATUE OF LEONIDAS - ATHENS Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyVisit to Meteora enjoying a unique and most impressive scenery of ageless monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. We visit the first great monastery of Varlaam, founded on the 16th century and located on the top of a rock at 380m height! Our second visit will be at the Monastery of St. Stephan, of the 15th century, also built on the top of the top of another huge rock where you will admire a small treasure of Byzantine and Christian items, at the museum inside the monasteryDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Thermopylae Museum, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central GreeceReturn to Athens passing by the small towns of Domokos, Kamena Vourla at the seaside and Thermopyles where there is the statue of Leonidas as a memorial of the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire. Drop you off at your hotel late afternoon.Duration: 20 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1172.57 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 days private awe inspiring tour to Delphi and Olympia

Day 1: Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Itea, Galaxidi, Nafpaktos, Rio Bridge, Patras, Ancient Olympia Experience the culture of Greece starting early from Athens and driving through fertile areas of Central Greece.Passing by Levadia, you will see the nearby to Delphi village of Arachova. It is the hub of the jet-set during winter, due to the ski center on the slopes of Mt Parnassus.Soon after, you will reach the renowned site of Delphi at the foot of Parnassus, above the Gulf of Itea.Delphi is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece. In ancient times throughout the Greek territory it was a place of worship and the most important cultural center of the known world, due to the sanctuary of god Apollo.As in Olympia here too, there were athletic games in honor of the gods: the Delphic games, second in fame after the Olympic Games.The rich and ancient remains of the unique location and nature of Delphi will create a unique feeling, due to its strong and penetrating aura. Among others you will see the treasury of Athens, the Temple of Apollo, the Castalia Spring and the museum of Delphi that houses statues and findings of immense importance.After the sightseeing tour, you will enjoy a typical Greek lunch in Delphi.Later, driving through Itea, Nafpaktos and passing by the impressive bridge of Rio Antirrio, you will reach Olympia late in the afternoon. Overnight in Olympia.Day 2nd: Olympia, Corinth canal, Athens Get ready for a tour to the history and culture of the Olympic Games, with a visit to their birthplace.Olympia is the place where the games were born and held every four years.You will have the chance to run the original race track if you wish, visit the sanctuary of Zeus and the museum of Olympic Games, which will introduce you to the ancient Games and will present a storyline till the modern Games through a quite rich collection of artefacts.After the visit to the site of ancient Olympia you will also enjoy a lovely lunch.On your way back to Athens via the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, you will have a short stop at the Corinth canal, which connects western & eastern Greece, the Aegean sea with the Ionian Sea, and you will take some memorable pictures.You will reach Athens late in the afternoon and your two days cultural tour will end here.

$2169.32 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tracing the Steps of Hercules in the Peloponnese and Delphi

ItineraryDay 1: Paying homage to HeraPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture from Athens for the famous Canal of Isthmus and Ancient Corinth, where we will visit the Museum of Ancient Corinth and the Archaeological site. – Then we will find ourselves in the town of Loutraki and the IRAION (an Ancient sanctuary) where we will dive into the blue waters of the fantastic Lake Vouliagmeni.Then we will drive south to the Ancient Epidaurus, the organized archaeological site of Asklepieion and the main points of interest: the Archaeological Museum, the Ancient Theater and the surrounding archaeological site (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument). During our visit we will be able to watch an Ancient Theater performance in the afternoon (Only in the summer July-Aug.)Our evening will be completed with dinner at a historic tavern in Lygourio.Overnight at Epidaurus or Nafplio or Tolo.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 2: The Lernaean HydraPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseMorning departure for the prehistoric settlement of Lerna in the prefecture of Argolis, which was famous in the antiquity for its abundant waters, which fed the Argolic plain. Opposite the Argolic Gulf we will find one of the oldest cities of Argolis, Mycenae (one of the World Cultural Heritage Monuments), which is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece. We will learn much about its history, as it was the realm of the mythical Agamemnon, and is considered to be the most important and richest palace of the Late Bronze Age.Just a few kilometers before Nafplio, we will stop to visit the archaeological site of Ancient Tiryns, the Mycenaean citadel with Cyclopean walls, which since 1999 has been designated by UNESCO as one of the World Cultural Heritage Monuments of Greece.Then we will take a bath at the beach of Karathonas, a beach hidden in the middle of two coves and behind the rock of Palamid. Then we will visit Nafplion, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities, the first capital of Greece.Here we will be in a host of attractions and beauties: Palamidi, Bourtzi, Syntagma Square, we will walk to Akronafplia and we will be lost in narrow alleys. The day will end with a dinner at Nafplion.Overnight stay at Nafplion or Tolo.Meals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: OvernightDay 3: The Nemean Lion – The Stymphalean BirdsPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the temple of Hercules in Kleones, the spring of Adrastos and Ancient Nemea where we will walk in the shadow of the Temple of Zeus, we will run at the Ancient Stadium and discover the secrets of the Archaeological Site. A city well known for its countless vineyards, will offer us a first acquaintance with wine growing and wine production through a visit to a local winery where we will enjoy homemade cooked food and wine tasting from the local vineyard.Then we will head up for Stymphalia, where the scenery at the foot of the mountain is magical, with the Corinthian vineyards taking all the colors of the season. We will visit the Environmental Education Museum overlooking Lake Stymphalia and the surrounding mountains. The series has the plateau of Feneos in Corinthia in the “shadow” of Helmos and Zireia mountains where we will find ourselves in sub-alpine landscapes.It is here where Apollo captured his brother Hercules, who had gone from Delphi angrily and having grasped the Pythian tripod since Pythia had not given him an oracle. The uncertain outcome of the battle stopped Zeus by throwing a thunder among the brothers, thus making Hercules return the tripod to Pythia.Only one kilometer away from the ancient city of Feneos we will face the small and beautiful Lake Doxa. A lake with unparalleled natural beauty. Next to and at an altitude of 1500 m. we will find ourselves at the Monastery of Agios Georgios of Feneos where we will enjoy a local sweet drink and a marvelous view to the lake.Departure to Kalavryta, a historic city full of beauties and traditions. During our journey we will cross the sources of Ladon River, one of the most beautiful rivers in Greece. His immense natural beauty meets mythology where he stars as well, in several ancient Greek myths.Kalavryta, a region from which the Greek Revolution of 1821 began, with significant historical, natural and tourist attractions: the historic train station, the Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, with a beautiful and picturesque center, the square and the city market. Dinner at a local tavern – Overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • LunchAccommodation included: OvernightDay 4: The Ceryneian Deer- The Erymanthian BoarPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseOur tour continues in the area of ​​Kalavryta with a visit to the Monastery of Mega Spileon and the village of Zachlorou. We will enjoy the natural beauties of the village. Then we are waiting for a delightful hike starting the descent from the village of Zachlorou to the village Niamata, following the lines of the Cog railway.Return by train to the village of Zachlorou.Then another trip waits for us in the time, in the “palace of the waves of Helmos”, the Cave of the Lakes. A rare nature creation where, besides the labyrinthine corridors, mysterious galleries & strange formations, it has something that makes it unique in its kind in the world, the successive ladders. Following our adventure, we will live near the magical oak forest of Foloi, with the immense “sea” of oaks embellishing a whole area and creating a fairytale landscape. It took its name from the king of Centaurs Folos, a friend of Hercules.Ancient Olympia has its series. A trip back in time, to the greatness of ancient Greece and to the place that gave birth to the Olympic Games, to the Temple of Zeus. On the front of Olympian Zeus were depicted the twelve labours of Hercules. An evening walk will follow in a picturesque neighborhood to Olympia Railway Station, next to Kladeo, tributary of the Alpheus. Dinner at a local tavern – OvernightMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 5: The Augean Stables –the Olympic GamesPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseVisit to the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity, the Archaeological Museum and the Archaeological site of Ancient Olympia. Here we will have the opportunity to see the Temple of Zeus, the ancient stadium and the spot where the Olympic flame lights up before traveling to the place where the Summer and Winter Olympics take place.Departure for the majestic forest and Lake Kaiafa with the thermal qualities of its waters, which have been known since antiquity and according to the ancients, this was due to the nymphs inhabiting the forests of the area. Attitude for a quick bath at the shore of Kaiafas before our departure for Ancient Figalleia, a pivotal and important city of ancient Arcadia.There is the mythical gorge of Neda where we will see and dive in an unparalleled natural landscape with waterfalls forming pools with crystal clear waters and caves that cross the beautiful Neda river. Driving up the Minthi and Lycaeon mountains we will meet the “Parthenon of the Peloponnese“, as it is called the Temple of Apollo Epicurius. Coffee break in the shadow of the Lycaeon mount, in Andritsaina, one of the most picturesque parts of the Peloponnese, lying at an altitude of 750 meters. Here you will be impressed by its characteristic architecture with dozens of mansions and cobblestone streets. In the evening we will spend the night in the gem of Arcadia, the rock of Karytaina, which is surrounded by stone walls and traditional buildings that look hooked on the steep slope.Dinner at a local Tavern. Overnight.Visit to the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity, the Archaeological Museum and the Archaeological site of Ancient Olympia. Here we will have the opportunity to see the Temple of Zeus, the ancient stadium and the spot where the Olympic flame lights up before traveling to the place where the Summer and Winter Olympics take place.Departure for the majestic forest and Lake Kaiafa with the thermal qualities of its waters, which have been known since antiquity and according to the ancients, this was due to the nymphs inhabiting the forests of the area. Attitude for a quick bath at the shore of Kaiafas before our departure for Ancient Figalleia, a pivotal and important city of ancient Arcadia.There is the mythical gorge of Neda where we will see and dive in an unparalleled natural landscape with waterfalls forming pools with crystal clear waters and caves that cross the beautiful Neda river. Driving up the Minthi and Lycaeon mountains we will meet the “Parthenon of the Peloponnese“, as it is called the Temple of Apollo Epicurius. Coffee break in the shadow of the Lycaeon mount, in Andritsaina, one of the most picturesque parts of the Peloponnese, lying at an altitude of 750 meters. Here you will be impressed by its characteristic architecture with dozens of mansions and cobblestone streets. In the evening we will spend the night in the gem of Arcadia, the rock of Karytaina, which is surrounded by stone walls and traditional buildings that look hooked on the steep slope.Dinner at a local Tavern. Overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 6: Et in Arcadia egoPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for Ancient Gortys. Today’s excursion will be done by rafting downhill starting from the Asticholos bridge on the river Lousios. Following the driver’s orders, we will roam in the clear crystal waters of the river in a tunnel of plants and trees. By the end of this lovely adventure we’ll stop for a meal and then visit the archaeological site of the ancient Gortys.To get to the Monastery of Prodromos, a special attraction of the area of ​​Dimitsana we will follow a route from a slightly uphill, but relatively easy path through the incredibly beautiful gorge of Lousios.Departure for Dimitsana, a historic amphitheatrical village whose setting dominates the unspoiled eternity of the stone. We visit the Water Power Museum, a thematic museum centred on the importance of hydraulic power in traditional societies.We leave for the city of Tripolis the capital of the region- via the stone villages of Stemnitsa, Elati, Vytina and Levidi between the thick pine forest, next to the Mainalon hiking trail.In the evening we arrive at Tripolis a noble city, the heart of Arcadia. We will wander around the center of this significant and historical town, the capital of the Peloponnese region.Dinner at a local tavern. Overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 7: Heracles versus HippocoonPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for Sparta, the glorious ancient city of Peloponnese, the city of Tindareos, the Dioscuri, Menelaos and the beautiful Helen, of Leonidas. Unfortunately, today there is not much left of the famous and glorious city of the heroes.Fanatic European Catholic priests destroyed what was left of the earthquakes and the waste of time.The first stop is the enchanting castle of Mystras, where from the top of the hill we will step down the narrow corridors and the narrow streets of this stunning castle-city and visit the Byzantine churches, the palace of Palaiologos, the last Byzantine emperors’ dynasty.Then we will visit the city of Sparta, the river Evrotas, the statue of Leonidas and the archaeological museum. Lunch in Sparta or in a village at the foot of Taygetos mountain.Departure for Gytheion which is the largest and one of the most beautiful cities of Mani. We will visit the nearby and huge beach of Mavrovouni to swim. There will be an evening walk in the city, on the dock of Gytheion, at the isle of Kranai, where Paris and the beautiful Eleni spent their first night. Dinner and overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 8: The capture of CerberusPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the Cape Tainaron located in the middle leg of the Peloponnese peninsula – Visit to the small temple of Poseidon, which also functioned as a necromancy. The cave inside the temple is said to link down with the Upper World. Following a good path we will reach the lighthouse, built in 1882 by the French, and dominates the Cape Tainaron, which is the southernmost tip of Continental Europe. Stop to swim in the unique embrace of nature near the edge of the Laconian peninsula, Porto Cayo.Then we will visit the magnificent Caves of Diros with its extremely beautiful and exquisite caves. We get in the boats to do a tour of 5000 meters. The subterranean caves boat trip is lasting 30 minutes and 10 minute walk. One of the most beautiful lake caves in the world. The crystal-studded stalactites (the ones hanging from the ceilings like icicles) and stalagmites (the ones rising from the cave’s floor) are spectacular, in shades of rose, green, amber, black, blood red, and purple.Then we will depart for the nearby small town of Areopolis. We will stroll around the traditional part of the settlement and admire the towers, followed by a delicious dinner at a local tavern at Aeropolis or in the beautiful Limeni, a seaside fishing village of Mani.Overnight at Aeropolis area.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 9: Heracles Versus NeleusPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the Messinian Mani and Kalamata, a really gorgeous city, the capital of the district of Messenia. We Stop at Stoupa for a swim in the sandy famous beach of Kalogria and a dive in the fabulous bay of Phoneas gorge. We are close to Kardamili, a beautiful seaside village of Messinian Mani, famous for its rich traditional cuisine. Then we will visit the fascinating city of Kalamata and some of its worth visiting sites: the castle, the Old Town, Ypapanti Square, the 23rd March Square, the port of Kalamata as well as the Railway Municipal Park.Before we leave for Pylos, we will be left to the charm of Kalamata through the beach of Kalamata.In our visit to the beautiful Pylos, a small town – built in the bay of Navarino, we will stop at Heroes Square for a coffee.It is worth visiting the Palace of Nestor, the legendary wise king of Pylos, who took part in the Troy campaign. Afternoon dip at the Voidokilia beach. Its hollow-shaped shape, the golden sand and its blue-green waters make it without doubt one of the most beautiful and impressive beaches in the Mediterranean sea.There will be dinner and overnight in the settlement of Gialova, next to the homonymous Lagoon, which is one of the most important wetlands in Europe.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: OvernightDay 10: Heracles in DelphiPass By: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseDeparture for the popular Delphi, also known as “the navel of the earth”, it constitutes the point where the most important religious center of antiquity was founded and flourished. Their archaeological site was declared a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in 1987. On our way to Delphi, we will stop in the huge forest and the wetland of Strofylia, where together with the area of ​​the Kotychi lagoon is a magnificent coastal mosaic of biotopes. We swim in the famous paradise beach of Kalogria.Then we will cross the city of Patras to arrive at the picturesque Nafpaktos which is a romantic inland destination. Without overlooking its historical tradition, we will stop for about one hour. During our short tour of the city of Nafpaktos we will “taste” its traditional color in the residential core, the Venetian castle with nice views, the medieval harbor and the romantic atmosphere. Following our journey to Delphi, we will meet Galaxidi, the seaside town with the rich naval history.The route ends with the arrival in the particularly important historical area of ​​Delphi where we will see one of the most shocking landscapes in the world. We will spend some time exploring the archaeological site of Delphi, the Kastalia Fountain, the Temple of Athena Pronaia and the Treasure of Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the Ancient Stadium of Delphi and the Ancient Theater, as well as the Archaeological Museum of Delphi.Upon returning to Athens through the village of Arachova, we will take a walk through the lush green valleys, as the nature, at its best, embraces the curves of the road and creates a landscape of absolute tranquility and relaxation.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$496.66 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days 2 Nig Tour To Epidaurus -Mycenae- Nauplio- Olympia- Delphi on Hb basis

Day 1: Epidaurus - Mycenae - OlympiaPass by the Athens Olympic Stadium to see the Athens 2004 Olympics main venue and continue with the first stop at Corinth Canal. Drive to Epidaurus for a visit of the theater famous for its remarkable acoustics, and then on to Nafplion for a short stop. Drive to Mycenae where you shall visit the archaeological site and the tomb of Agamemnon, then depart for Olympia, through the central Peloponnese area passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Overnight at Olympia areaDay 2: Olympia - Antirion - DelphiIn the morning visit to the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the state of the art new suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos, then continue to Delphi. Overnight at Delphi areaDay 3: Delphi - AthensIn the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. The Museum with the famous bronze Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, the athlete Aghias and the site in which you will admire the Ancient Sanctuary and all the renowned ruins of the 'Opals' (Navel) of the Ancient world. Then drive back to Athens.Hotels : • Hotels in Delphi : Parnassos Hotel 3* or similar hotel • Hotels in Olympia : Antonios Hotel 4* or similar hotel Highlights:Archaeological sites - museums & places we visit: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplion, Corinth CanalAdditional Information:Every effort is made to use superior class hotels, as classified by the Greek Government. In smaller towns where no first class hotels are available, the best hotels existing is used. All the hotels used on this tour have private facilities.What to bring:Comfortable footwear, Sunblock, Hat, Camera***Professional licensed guide can be arranged on request***

Nafpaktos in detail