Visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus – Mycenae – Olympia – Delphi and the Monasteries of Meteora perched atop giant granite monoliths. A time and money efficient way to explore the mainland and history of Ancient Greece. Experience these mainland treasures of Greece and cover a wide and fascinating spectrum of history through alternating landscape.
From November 7th 2016 to March 27th 2017
Every Monday First Class only
From April to October 2017
Every Monday from 3/4 to 30/10
Every Tuesday from 4/4 to 24/10
Every Saturday from 8/4 to 21/10
Thursdays only the following dates : 20/4 – 11/5 – 18/5 – 25/5 – 08/6 – 22/6 – 06/7 – 20/7 – 03/8 – 24/8 – 14/9 – 21/9 – 28/9 & 05/10
From November 2016 to March 2017:
From April to October 2017:
DAY 1: Leave by the coastal road for the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnesus and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.
DAY 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable stayed bridge which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4: Visit Meteora. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the monument of Leonidas). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
Departure at approximately 08:45 - Return at approximately 19:00 (4th day)