Classical Greece with Meteora 4 days
Prehistory, the Classical period, the Byzantine Empire, Roman domination, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before your eyes on this four day tour.
1st day: Depart by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the picturesque town of Nauplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. (Dinner)
2nd day: In the morning visit the Archaeological Site of Ancient Olympia with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Overnight. (Dinner)
3rd day: In the morning visit the Archaeological Site of Delphi and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight. (Dinner)
4th day: Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of 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 (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
Price: Half board First class AD 608 -CH 350 // Half board tourist class AD 535 – CH 285 (4-12 years old)
Duration: 4 days, start at 08.45 and return the 4th day around 19.00
Included: Entrance fees, guide, round trip transfers, breakfast & meal
Excluded: Hotel tax approx 4 euro per night per room, depends on hotel category
Runs: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (18/4, 9/5, 16/5, 23/5, 6/6, 20/6, 4/7, 18/7, 8/8, 22/8, 12/9, 19/9, 26/9 &3/10) & Saturday
Meeting point: Your hotel //Without transfer meeting point is Amalia hotel in Syntagma square
Language: Monday English & French, Tuesday English & Italian, Thursday English, Saturday English & French (French except 27/4, 11/5, 25/5, 8/6, 22/6, 13/7, 17/8, 7/9, 21/9)
Cancellation policy: Up to 48 hours prior 100% cancellation fees. Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only
Notes: Women need to wear long skirt and men long trousers for the visit in the Monasteries