06 Days - Mainland and 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: Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae
Start the day with a scenic drive along the coast towards Peloponnese peninsula and stop at the famous
Corinth Canal – an impressive cut through the rocks which connect the Aegean with the
Ionian seas. Continue onwards to Mycenae – the city ‘rich in gold’ as described by Homer to visit
the site. After Mycenae we drive to Nauplia – the first capital of Greece and extremely picturesque town.
Proceed then to Epidaurus, where the ancient sanctuary of Asklepeios (God of Medicine) is located. We will see the best preserved open-air theater with the amazing acoustics. After visiting Epidaurus we return back to Athens in the evening. Overnight in Athens.
Day 04: 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 05: One Day Cruise
This is a relaxing, leisurely cruise, which gives you the opportunity to explore three of the Saronic Islands, Aegina, Poros and Hydra. You will be picked up from your hotel for the short drive to the port of Piraeus. Each of the islands you shall visit today has its own charming and distinct atmosphere. Aegina is known for its neoclassical buildings and its busy harbour. Poros is a green
island, with many sandy beaches, and its famous lemon forest. Finally, Hydra, the magical island of artists has narrow, whitewashed streets, exquisite mansions, and no motorized vehicles! There will be plenty of time for explorations at each port-of-call. Lunch will be served onboard. In the afternoon, you will be transferred from the port back to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 06: Athens
After breakfast, transfer to Athens airport or port for your departure flight.
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)
• Full Day Argolis tour on Regular Coach including professional Guide, Entrance Fees (Pick-up & Drop off at the hotel)
• 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 Price does not include:
• Drinks, Beverages and anything not indicated in the program.