Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this tour of Athens plus a 2-day classical tour. In this tour you will visit UNESCO’S world heritage sites. With overnight accommodation and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora.
|Departure||Departure||Hotel||Double Bed Price Per Person||Meals||Single Bed Price Per Person|
15 Apr 2023
|22 Apr 2023||Athens||4*||549$||Breakfast included||699$|
|29 Apr 2023||Athens||4*||549$||Breakfast included||699$|
|6 May 2023||Athens||4*||569$||Breakfast included||749$|
Arrival at Athens airport - Our assistant will meet you and will transfer you to your hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex-Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
If you are fan of shopping, you'll find in the main street of Ermou your best choice for shopping.
If you are fan of local food, you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Don’t forget to discover the Night life of Athens. Overnight.
Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova arrive in Delphi, the centre of the Ancient World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer.Lunch in Delphi at a local Tavern. We continue our trip towards Kalambaka. Overnight in Kalambaka.
Serene, spiritual, magical, mystical, extraordinary, breath taking, immense, inspiring, impressive. These are only some of the words people very often use in an effort to describe the Meteora phenomenon. A trip to Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. From the early Christian times, the Meteora vertical cliffs were regarded as the perfect place to achieve absolute isolation, to discover peace and harmony and, thus, to support man’s eternal struggle for spiritual elevation. Meteora is a truly inspiring and sensational setting of overwhelming rock formations, but one must also be prepared to expect that this trip is much more than merely visiting an exquisite landscape. It is a pilgrimage to a holy place for all Christians around the world. Meteora has become a preservation ark for the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox creed.
In the Early afternoon we depart for Athens. Overnight in Athens.
According to your flight plan, transfer to the Airport for your departure