08 Days - Mainland and One Day Cruises, Athens / Delphi / Kalambaka / One Day Cruise
Day 01: Athens
Arrival in Athens.
Meet at the airport by our office’s representative and transfer from the airport to Athens.
Arrival at the hotel. Check-in & settle into the rooms. Balance of the day will be free at leisure.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 02: Morning Athens Sightseeing Coach Tour including New Acropolis Museum.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for a fascinating tour of the Athens city.
Enjoy a tour of Athens, combining many of the city's principal modern and classical sights.
This tour includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past. Drive by the Tomb of the Unkno Soldier in front of the Parliament House in Syntagma Square,
the Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896).
See vistas of the Presidential Residence, government buildings and elegant homes. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library, Omonia Square and the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus.
In addition, we visit the Acropolis with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.
Our tour will end with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. The new Acropolis Museum is a whole nation’s duty to its own cultural heritage! The tour in it is a journey to the history and the Greek ‘soul’ where the Aesthetics of Logic, the Ethics of Freedom and the Rationality of Beauty, are all fused together and carved in stone for eternity.
Return to the Hotel.
Evening free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Athens.
Day 03: Delphi
After breakfast, we check out from Athens hotel and picked up by the Motorcoach company for a
3 Days tour to Delphi/Meteora. We drive to DELPHI through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA. Upon arrival, visit the archaeological site and the Museum.
Delphi is an archaeological site and a modern town. It was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and it was a major site for the worship of the god Apollo. His sacred precinct in Delphi was a Pan-Hellenic sanctuary, where every four years athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games.Delphi was revered throughout the Greek world as the site of the omphalos stone, the centre of the Earth and the universe. In the inner Hestia ("hearth") of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned. After the battle of Plataea, the Greek cities extinguished their fires and brought new fire from the hearth of Greece, at Delphi; in the foundation stories of several Greek colonies, the founding colonists were first dedicated at Delphi.
The priestess of the oracle at Delphi was known as the Pythia. Modern Delphi is situated immediately west of the archaeological site and hence is a popular tourist destination. Today's residents, having superb facilities for tourists, help visitors to get to know the navel of the Earth.
Balance of day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi.
Day 04: Meteora
In the morning, visit the breathtaking rocky formations of METEORA and then start the drive back to
Athens, passing through Thermopylae (photo stop) and Kammena Vourla.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 05: Athens
Day at leisure. We suggest you visit the modern market of Athens, or have a coffee at the various coffee shops in the elite Kolonaki area. For culture lovers, a solitary early morning or afternoon walk
through Ancient Agora, leafing through a booklet-guide, may prove unforgettable. What it is certain to prove unforgettable is a visit to the National Archaeological Museum.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 06: One Day Cruise
After breakfast, at 08.00 will transfer you from your Hotel in Athens to the pier to board your cruise vessel.
At 08.30 Sail for the island of Poros. Short visit of Poros, the island so near the Peoponeese Mainland, a green paradise with lemon and pine trees.
After a while, at 11.20 we sail for Hydra, one of the most beautiful and traditional Greek islands. Arrival in Hydra at 12.15, where you have time at leisure for strolling, shopping or swimming. Lunch on board.
At 14.30 sail for the island of Aegina . Upon arrival in Aegina around 16.15, you can either join the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (extra cost) or walk around the main town.
Finally reembark at 18.00 for the sail back to Piraeus Port. During the voyage you may relax in the comfortable lounges on deck or dance in the ship’s Disco.
Arrive at the Port at 19.30 and transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 07: Athens
A day free to visit all the places you have discovered on your own or do the things you have left for your last day in Athens.
Day 08: Athens
After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer by taxi service to Athens airport for flight back
Package is inclusive of:
• Arrival Transfer Airport/Hotel including transportation and our office’s representative
• Departure Transfer Hotel/Airport with taxi only
• Half Day Athens tour on Regular Coach including professional Guide and Entrance Fees to Acropolis and its museum
(Pick-up & Drop off at the hotel)
• 2-day Delphi/Meteora,Regular Coach tour with professional Guide, Entrance Fees on H/B Basis at First Class Hotels
• One Day Cruise with Lunch on board and R/T Transfers from/to the hotel
• 5 nights hotel accommodation in Athens including Buffet Breakfast
Package does not include:
• Drinks, Beverages and anything not mentioned in the program.