10-Day Ancient Greece & Athens

 

+ plus 7 unforgettable days of guided tours to the most important ancient and sights in Greece

+ plus 7 unforgettable days

Our team of tourism experts and travelers created this trip to share their thorough knowledge of Greece and its beauty with you

Your private G4A tour leader, will welcome you upon your arrival at the Airport of Athens and will accompany you throughout your journey, taking care of all the little details, to ensure that you and your group members will fully enjoy your visit to Greece. Transfer by luxury coach to the hotel, check in, dinner and overnight in Athens.

DAY 1 – Arrival in Athens

Activities: Athens Sightseeing includes the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, plus 7 unforgettable days of guided tours to the most important ancient and sights in Greece – Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Patrai, Rio and Antirrion, Nafpaktos, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Dion, Thessaloniki, Pella, Vergina, Thermopylae.

DAY 2 – Athens Sightseeing

We will show you Athens in all its contrasts. Between the breathtaking monuments of the glorious past and the elegant modern structures you will discover a city like no other. We will visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments, including the unique Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion. Afterward we will drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896) and the “Tomb of the unknown Soldier” in front of the Parliament House on the Constitution Square. We will see the elegant structures of the 19th century Athens carefully maintaining their original appearance. We will drive the roads of the modern city along Panepistimiou Avenue, view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, and the National Library. We are to conclude the tour with a visit to the Parthenon and the New Acropolis Museum, a marvel of modern architecture that hosts the largest exhibition on Ancient Greece.

DAY 3: CORINTH Canal (short stop).

Drive to EPIDAURUS (visit the archaeological site and the theatre famous for its remarkable acoustics) and then on to NAUPLIA (short stop). Drive to MYCENAE where you visit the archaeological site, then depart for OLYMPIA, through the central Peloponnese area passing the cities of MEGALOPOLIS and TRIPOLIS arrive in OLYMPIA. Dinner & Overnight. (D.)

DAY 4

In the morning visit 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. Dinner & Overnight. (B.D.)

DAY 5

In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in DELPHI. (B.D.)

DAY 6

In the morning, start the drive by the central Greece towns of AMPHISSA, LAMIA and TRIKALA to KALAMBAKA. Afternoon visit of the breathtaking METEORA. Dinner & Overnight in KALAMBAKA. (B.D.)

DAY 7

After breakfast, we start our journey back to Athens through the TEMPI VALLEY, LARISSA, LAMIA, THERMOPYLAE famous for the ancient battle that took place there (visit), KAMENA VOURLA. Afternoon arrival in Athens, dinner and overnight.

DAY 8

Optional Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina, or free day in Athens. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

DAY 9

After breakfast, we will stroll to Monastiraki, (the Athens flea market), located in the old town in the shadow of the Acropolis, and one of the principal shopping districts of Athens. The area is home to many boutiques, antique, jewellery and souvenir shops and stores with high quality products in competitive prices. The neighbourhood is a major tourist attraction for bargain shopping. Afternoon rest. Farewell Dinner Party at a traditional Greek taverna with live folklore music and dancing.

DAY 10 – Departure Day

Transfer by luxury couch from your hotel to the Airport.

10-Day Tour – Ancient Greece & Athens

Athens Sightseeing includes the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, plus 7 unforgettable days of guided tours to the most important ancient and sights in Greece
Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Patrai, Rio and Antirrion, Nafpaktos,
Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Dion, Thessaloniki, Pella, Vergina, Thermopylae.