CLASSICAL GREECE & METEORA

Itinerary: ( 8 days / 7 overnights) arrival by plane. Our bus - Half Board basis

1st day – Arrival at the airport of Athens, meeting with our assistant and transfer to the hotel. Check in, dinner and overnight. 
2nd day – Breakfast and departure for the guided tour of the city of Athens and of the Acropolis. Panoramic tour of the city by bus driving in front of the main monuments and squares. Constitution square, the Parliament, the Unknown Soldier monument, the national library, Omonia square, Adrian’s Arch. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon excursion to Cape Sounion reachable through the costal road of Attica, where the temple of the god of the sea, Poseidon is situated. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight. 
3rd day – Breakfast and departure for the region of Argolis. Stop at the famous Corinth canal.  Proceed to Epidaurus and visit of the homonymous theatre, renowned for its perfect acoustics which is till today used for theatrical plays during the summer. Lunch (not included). Passing from Nauplion, beautiful town known for having been the first capital of Greece, you will reach Mycenae where you will visit the Treasury of Atreus, the Palace, the Lions gate and the famous Royal Tombs where Agamemnon’s Tomb is thought to be.  At the end of the visits you will head to Patra, arriving there in the late afternoon check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight. 
4th day – Breakfast and departure for the excursion of Olympia, ancient sanctuary where the Olympic games were born. Visit of the archaeological site of Jupiter, the Workshop of Fidias, the stadium and the local museum. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon return to Patra. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 
5th day – Breakfast and departure to Delphi, home to the ancient sanctuary and oracle of god Apollo. Visit of the archeological site and the remains of the sanctuary and the temple of Apollo, the Castalia fountain and the famous museum. Lunch (not included). Proceed to Kalambaka, check in, dinner and overnight at the hotel. 
6th day – Breakfast and departure for the visit of the famous monasteries of Meteora, constructed as of the XIV century on the top of those geographical formations and rich of precious testimonies of Byzantine art. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon departure for Athens through the Thessaly plains, known for the cultivation of cotton. Passing from Thermopylae, place of the homonym battle, Athens is reached. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight. 
7th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Day at disposal (possibility to insert in the programme the Minicruise of the islands of the Saronic Gulf – FD – or the crossing by boat of the Corinth canal – HD). HB at the hotel. 
8th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport with assistance included.
1st day – Arrival at the airport of Athens, meeting with our assistant and transfer to the hotel. Check in, dinner and overnight. 
2nd day – Breakfast and departure for the guided tour of the city of Athens and of the Acropolis. Panoramic tour of the city by bus driving in front of the main monuments and squares. Constitution square, the Parliament, the Unknown Soldier monument, the national library, Omonia square, Adrian’s Arch. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon excursion to Cape Sounion reachable through the costal road of Attica, where the temple of the god of the sea, Poseidon is situated. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight. 
3rd day – Breakfast and departure for the region of Argolis. Stop at the famous Corinth canal.  Proceed to Epidaurus and visit of the homonymous theatre, renowned for its perfect acoustics which is till today used for theatrical plays during the summer. Lunch (not included). Passing from Nauplion, beautiful town known for having been the first capital of Greece, you will reach Mycenae where you will visit the Treasury of Atreus, the Palace, the Lions gate and the famous Royal Tombs where Agamemnon’s Tomb is thought to be.  At the end of the visits you will head to Patra, arriving there in the late afternoon check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight. 
4th day – Breakfast and departure for the excursion of Olympia, ancient sanctuary where the Olympic games were born. Visit of the archaeological site of Jupiter, the Workshop of Fidias, the stadium and the local museum. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon return to Patra. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 
5th day – Breakfast and departure to Delphi, home to the ancient sanctuary and oracle of god Apollo. Visit of the archeological site and the remains of the sanctuary and the temple of Apollo, the Castalia fountain and the famous museum. Lunch (not included). Proceed to Kalambaka, check in, dinner and overnight at the hotel. 
6th day – Breakfast and departure for the visit of the famous monasteries of Meteora, constructed as of the XIV century on the top of those geographical formations and rich of precious testimonies of Byzantine art. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon departure for Athens through the Thessaly plains, known for the cultivation of cotton. Passing from Thermopylae, place of the homonym battle, Athens is reached. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight. 
7th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Day at disposal (possibility to insert in the programme the Minicruise of the islands of the Saronic Gulf – FD – or the crossing by boat of the Corinth canal – HD). HB at the hotel. 
8th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport with assistance included.

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