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Group Travel 2018 | Greece Basics of Archaeology & Culture: 8 days from 628€

Places visited in this itinerary : Athens Olympic Stadium, Corinth Canal, Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Nauplia, Argos, Mycenae, Tripolis, Megalopolis, Olympia, Patras, Rio Bridge, Nafpactos, Delfi.
Greece Classics Tour
8 days
Greece 2017-2018
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"Greece Classics Tour" Archaeology & Culture, 8 days
15-20 pers
21-25 pers
26-30 pers
In Double Room
(3* or 4* Hotels)
765€
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Sample Itinerary : Group Travel 2018: "Greece Classics Tour" Archaeology & Culture

Day 1 | Arrival to Athens airport – meeting the guide at the airport. Panoramic sightseeing in Athens and transfer to hotel. Welcome Dinner and overnight in Athens.
Day 2 | Athens. After breakfast walking tour in Plaka and visiting Acropolis with guide. Afternoon free disposal. Dinner and overnight in Athens.
Day 3 | Athens – Corinth – Mycene – Sparti. After early breakfast we start our tour for Corinth canal where we will have a short coffee break and afterwards continue to ancient Corinth, visiting the archeological site. Visiting also Mycene site and we can have a lunch break in town of Nauplio. After lunch we continue to Sparti for dinner and overnight.
  • Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km south-west of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. Argos is 6 km to the south; Corinth, 48 km to the north. From the hill on which the palace was located one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf. In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae.
Day 4 | Sparti – Mystras – Gythion. After visiting Mystras archeological site and the olive oil museum in Sparti we continue towards Gythion. On the way we will be visiting a local vinery and tasting their product. Lunch break in Gythion and free time there. Afternoon back to Sparti for dinner and overnight.
  • Mystras is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sparta, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Situated on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta, it served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. The site remained inhabited throughout the Ottoman period, when it was mistaken by Western travelers for ancient Sparta. In the 1830s, it was abandoned and the new town of Sparta was built, approximately eight kilometers to the east.
  • Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the River Eurotas in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese.[1] Sparta was unique in ancient Greece for its social system and constitution, which completely focused on military training and excellence. Sparta is located in the region of Laconia, in the south-eastern Peloponnese. Ancient Sparta was built on the banks of the Evrotas River, the main river of Laconia, which provided it with a source of fresh water. The valley of the Evrotas is a natural fortress, bounded to the west by Mt. Taygetus (2407 m) and to the east by Mt. Parnon (1935 m).
Day 5 | Sparti - Olympia. After breakfast departure for Olympia.  Coffee break on the way. Early afternoon arrival Olympia. Dinner and overnight.
  • Ancient Olympia Greece: Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and Zeus' sacred place, Olympia has cultivated ideals since ancient times. It was never just the games, but also the honour, the peace, the struggle and the body - all in one. Visiting the archaeological site and museum, you will walk in one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient Greece. Situated in the landscape of Ilia, by the foot of Mt. Kronion (Kronios Lofos), Olympia invites you to take part of the history of Greece.
Day 6 | Olympia - Delphi. Visiting the Olympia archaeological site and museum with guide. Departure for Delphi. Passing by Corinthian gulf by the Rio-Antirio bridge. Lunch break on the road. Arrival Delphi early afternoon, and dinner and overnight in Delphi.
  • Delphi: After the Acropolis, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece. Located 180 kilometers from Athens, a trip to Delphi is listed in just about every tour itinerary and is by far the most popular day trip out of Athens.With evocative ruins surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, Delphi is surely the most beautiful ancient site in Greece. For the ancient Greeks, Delphi was quite literally the center of the world: Zeus released two eagles from opposite ends of the earth and they met in the sky above Delphi. Located at the navel of the world and personally blessed by Apollo, Delphi was the holiest site in the world for the ancient Greeks.
  • Delphi Museum: The excellent Delphi Archaeological Museum displays some of the finest works of art in Greece. The museum's 15 rooms chronicle the history of Delphi from the 15th century BC to the 4th century AD, including the many magnificent treasures donated from places throughout the Classical world. After major renovations and expansion, the Delphi Museum reopened in 2004.
Day 7 | Delphi - Kalambaka. After breakfast guided tour the Delphi site and museum. Continue further on to Kalambaka. Lunch break on the road and arrival to Kalambaka in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.
  • Kalambaka is known all over Greece and the world because of the famous monasteries that exist on the top of the rocks of the Meteora that are at the north-eastern side of it. Every year, millions of visitors come from all over the world in order to admire and honor them. Kalampaka is a city of rich history and important monuments. The one of the greatest importance is the Holy Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary that is at the north-eastern part of the city under the very high rock of Aea. The city of Kalambaka is built on the feet of the Meteora and it is at the left side of the river Pinios at the point that it enters the plain of Thessaly.
Day 8 | Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens. After breakfast visiting two of  the Meteora –monasteries. Afterward we head towards Athens. On the way to Athens lunch break and arrival Athens in the early evening. Dinner and overnight in Athens.
Day 9 | Departure transfer to Athens airport.
  • Hotel accommodation in first class hotel in shared double room on half board basis (breakfast & dinner)for 8 nights
  • Private bus with driver and guide for the whole tour
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned archeological sites and museums
  • Vinery visit with wine tasting
  • Road tolls and all the local taxes
  • 1 free group leader in single room
  • Flight tickets to and from Athens
  • Beverages or other meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Single supplement Euro 145€
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