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Jaunt Into Antiquity, Greece

A SENSATIONAL JOURNEY INTO HUMAN HISTORY!

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Jaunt Into Antiquity, Greece

A SENSATIONAL JOURNEY INTO HUMAN HISTORY!

Destination: Europe

10 Days / 9 Nights   From: $Contact us

Highlights
 
  • Discover an incredible era in human history & gain insights into current lifestyles & cultural perspectives.

  • Experience the Corinth Canal, Nafplion, Nafpaktos, Ancient Sparta, the Treasury of Atreus.

  • Explore the archaeological site & museums of Delph, Olympia & the awe inspring Phillippi monasteries.

  • Experience the famous acoustic theatre of Asclepius & its spiritual sanctuary.

  • Observe the well preserved archeological site of Mycenae, the Byzantine Mystras & ancient city walls.

  • Trek & explore UNESCO's Meteora rock community of 24 monasteries 'suspended in air'.

 
 
Details

Included:

Meals (as per itinerary)

Breakfast daily

Guided tour of Epidaurus, the Citadel in Mycenae, the Treasury of Atreus, of Mystras castletown

Private guided tours of Delphi and Olympia archaeological site and museum

Private guided tours of the Meteora, Vergina, and Phillippi monasteries

Entrance fees Transfers

 

Not included:

Optional tours

International flights

Travel insurance.

Tips for tour guide and driver

Personal expenses such as drinks, telephone, souvenirs and laundry

Itinerary
 
Day 1: Athens.
Meet and greet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Athens.
 
Day 2: Athens - Nafplion.
Drive to the Peloponnese with a stop at the Corinthian Canal. Continue to ancient Epidaurus for a private tour of the spiritual sanctuary of Asclepius and the theatre. Onward to Nafplion, a picturesque sea port and continue to Mycenae to view the Acropolis, and the tomb of Agamemnon. Overnight in Nafplion.
 
Day 3:Nafplion - Monemvasia.
Drive to modern Sparta and view the ruins of the ancient city. Visit the Mystras and the Byzantine wall paintings and floor mosaics. Continue to Monemvasia, a medieval fortified town and archaeological site that is still inhabited. Overnight in Monemvasia with views of the Myrtoon Sea.
 
Day 4: Monemvasia - Olympia.
Visit Olympia and view the ancient gymnasiums, stadium, the temple of Zeus and Hera, the Philippeion, the workshop of Phedias and the Olympia museum with the original temple pediments of Zeus and Hermes. Overnight in Olympia.
 
Day 5: Olympia - Delphi.
Drive to the historical seaside town of Nafpaktos. Pass beautiful fishing villages and olive groves on route to the ancient sanctuary and the modern town of Delphi. Enjoy a private guided tour through the museum and the site where the ancient treasury houses, the temple of Apollo, the Oracle, the theatre and the stadium still remain. Overnight in the village of Delphi.
 
Day 6:Delphi- Kalambaka.
Explore the UNESCO rock monasteries of Meteora, a unique phenomenon of 24 suspended monasteries. Overnight in Kalambaka with views of Meteora.
 
Day 7: Kalambaka- Thessaloniki.
Visit the Tomb of the King Philip and the famous 'Vergina Treasures', where the whole museum is located inside a tumulus. Continue to Thessaloniki for a city tour; see the White Tower, the 15th century Rotunda, the massive circular fortress dating back to the 15th century. Overnight in Thessaloniki.
 
Day 8: Thessaloniki.
Drive to Kavala, on 'Via Egnatia' the path of the Romans. Visit the Lion statue of Amphipolis, the archaeological site of Philippi and the ancient Greek theatre. Visit and tour Kavala. Overnight in Thessaloniki.
 
Day 9: Thessaloniki - Athens.
On route to Athens visit the monument of Leonidas where the 300 Spartans fought against the Persian army at Thermopiles. Take in the panoramic views of Lake Marathon. Overnight in Athens.
 
Day 10: Athens.
Transfer to airport for departure home.

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