Combine Athens the modern capital of Greece & Nafplio the historical capital plus touring the most ancient cities of Peloponese!
1ST Day: Arrival in Athens - Optional Tour: Athens By Night & Greek dance show
Arrival in Athens where our representative will meet and assist you. Then you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day will be free at your disposal. You can enjoy a walking tour of the historical area of Athens between Plaka and Monastiraki or Ermou Street which is famous for shopping. Late afternoon we recommend our organized tour Athens by Night & Greek dance show. The tour starts with a visit to the main Greek port of Piraeus, passing by the most important points of the city (City Hall, picturesque yacht's harbour of Microlimano etc). Following the principal avenues and passing by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Garden, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament we arrive at Plaka. Short pleasant walk through the old unique Athens city to one of the popular taverns for dinner with live bouzouki music and Greek folk dances. Overnight at hotel.
2nd Day: Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis Museum & Optional Half Day tour to Cape Sounion
After our breakfast, you will start our Athens half day tour which begins with a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral,and Schliemann’s House. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Your licensed guide will explain more of Athens’s history old and new as you look at these stately buildings. Continue 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. Make your way to the archaeological site of Acropolis an UNESCO’S world heritage monument and visit Propylae the monumental entrance to the Acropolis which blends Doric and Ionic building principles, and the small temple Athena Nike, which stands on a protruding mass of rock, protecting the gate to the citadel and of course the Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens. For those who may be interested we will continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. Transfer to hotel & the rest of the day free . On the afternoon we recommend an organized tour in Cape Sounio & the temple of Poseidon. Begin your Sounio tour with a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada,Vouliagmeni, Varkiza). As you approach Cape Sounion, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. At Cape Sounio where you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world(on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea. Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns. Transfer back to hotel for overnight.
3rd DAY: Athens – Mycenae - Nafplion
Depart for the CORINTH CANAL and then on to visit the archaeological site of MYCENAE and the tomb of Agamemnon. Proceed to NAUPLIA. Afternoon free for a visit to the Venetian fortress of PALAMIDI crowning the city or alternatively go swimming. Also you can have an optional visit to NATIONAL GALLERY - NAFPION ANNEX. The ANNEX of the National Gallery in Nafplion is housed in a historical building and has a permanent collection comprising works inspired from the Greek War of independence. Overnight stay in Nauplia.
4th DAY: Nafplion – Epidaurus - Athens
Morning free for a walk to the old city with its neoclassic houses and picturesque streets. Furthermore you can visit PELOPONNESIAN FOLKLORE FOUNDATION "V. PAPANTONIOU" MUSEUM, which was founded in 1974, and received in 1981 the European Museum of the year Award. The 1st and 2nd floor now houses the new permanent exhibition "Urban Greece" mainly referring to the town of Nafplion and its surrounding area during the 19th and 20th c. Around noon depart, for EPIDAURUS to visit the ancient theatre. In the afternoon return to Athens.
5th Day: Athens Departure
After Breakfast and depend on your departure time you will be met by our representative and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Prices and Services
|HOTELS||PERIOD||PRICES PER PERSON IN DBL ROOM|
|Athens Center Square 3* or Similar in Athens||JULY- OCT||On request|
|Astor Hotel 4* Central or Similar in Athens||JULY-AUG||On request|
|Royal Olympic 5* Central or Similar||JULY- OCT||On request|
|Best Western Fenix 4* Athens Coast or similar||JULY- OCT||On request|
|Divani Apollo Suites 5* Athens Coast or similar||JULY- OCT||On request|
- Hotel in Nafplion tourist class name to be advise upon request
- Prices are per person and are based on 2 pax minimum participation.
- SINGLE | TRIPLE Rates upon request
- OPTIONAL TOURS Rates upon request
- Special offers for groups & Travel agencies
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
- 1 night accommodation in Nafplion in tourist class hotel
- Breakfast daily
- Athens sightseeing tour – Half day city tour including the Acropolis museum
- Entrance fees of the Acropolis and Acropolis museum
- Services of a Professional and licensed guide for the sightseeing of Athens
- Transportation by luxury bus
- Guided tour in Mycenae
- Entrance to Epidaurus ancient theatre
- Round trip transfers as per itinerary
- Information documents
- International flight tickets
- Gratuities (optional)
- Personal expenses
- Anything is not included on the included services