Duration : 5 days / 4 nights
Athens, One day cruise, Delphi
1st day: As soon as you arrive at the airport of Athens, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day in Athens at leisure and overnight at the hotel in Athens.
2nd day: After breakfast, you will be picked up for the Half-day City Tour of Athens, including Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). Continue r with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum.. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you! Overnight at the hotel in Athens.
3rd day: After breakfast, you will be picked up for the wonderful one-day cruise to 3 Greek islands. AEGINA, the biggest island of the Saronic Gulf, with 2 major archaeological sites, a large cathedral, a wonderfull fish market, a unique fruit floating market, and an economy based on pistachio nuts. POROS, the smallest of the 3 islands but probably the most beautiful one, is covered with pine and lemon trees. Enjoy a walk up to the clock tower and admire the panorama. HYDRA island is one of the favourite resorts of the international Jet-Set. The unique architecture of its houses, the pedestrian narrow streets full of boutiques, exclusive jewelry and handicrafts, attract shoppers and photographers. The crystal clear waters will refresh the swimmers. Lunch is included onboard the ship. In the evening you will be transferred back to your hotel in Athens and overnight.
4th day: After breakfast, you will be picked up for the full-day tour to Delphi. Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes (connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus), Levadia (short stop), and Arachova. Pass by Castalia Spring, and arrive at Delphi, the center of the Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (navel) of the Earth – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo (famous for its oracle) and the Museum of Delphi, containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos and the famous athlete Aghias. After lunch, return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop). Overnight at the hotel in Athens.
5th day: After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your return flight.
The Tour Package includes:
- 4 nights accommodation B/B in Athens based on your choice
- Half-day City Tour of Athens, Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
- One day cruise to 3 islands HYDRA – POROS – AEGINA
- One day tour to Delphi
- All transfers as per itinerary
- 2 lunches and 4 breakfasts
- All entrance fees at the archaeological sites
Does not include :
- Hotel accommodation tax
- Drinks and beverages
- Gratuities (optional)
PERIODS OF TRAVELLING
APR / JUL – AUG
MAY – JUN / SEP – OCT
- All the mentioned prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
- In case of one traveler the single supplement option has to be chosen.
- The itinerary can be changed according to your arrival date.
- Please note that from 1/1/2018, a new hotel accommodation tax will be applied and paid directly in hotels as following: 5* hotels – 4 Euro per room/per night, 4* hotels – 3 Euro per room/per night, 3* hotels – 1.5 Euro per room/per night.