DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ATHENS
Arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2: ATHENS SIGHTSEEING
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides take you to the centre of the city, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On our way to the Acropolis, you will see the Handrian’s Arch, we will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and we will make a short stop at the Panathinaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896!
Moving on to the Acropolis we will visit many architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens. The Propylaea, The Temple of Athena Nike, The Erechtheion, and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, The Parthenon. We round up our tour in Athens with a must-visit at the Museum of Acropolis. Transfer to out hotel.
DAY 3: DAY-CRUISE TO HYDRA – POROS – AEGINA
Pick up from hotel early in the morning and transfer by coach to the port for embarkation. At 08:15 the cruise ship departs and sails to the island of Hydra, the famous cosmopolitan Greek island with big history and unique architecture, paved streets and imposing mansions. You will spend approximately one-hour free time to explore this unique island.
Embarkation and sail to the island of Poros, separated from Peloponnese by a narrow strait, offering the most enchanting view of Poros town. Enjoy an evergreen island with unsurpassed natural beauty, surrounded by thousands of pine trees. Leisure time in Poros for approximately 60 minutes.
After two hours trip, we shall arrive to the last stop, the island of Aegina, where there will be enough time to make an optional tour visiting the Temple of Afea or to discover the picturesque town of the island on your own. Being the first capital of modern Greece is one of the most beautiful islands, well known for its culture, religious sites as well as the famous pistachios. Total free time to be spent is one and a half hour.
Lunch is served on board during the sail. Re-embarkation and sailing back to the port of Athens. Arrive late in the afternoon and transfer by coach back to your hotel.
DAY 4: DELPHI DAY-TOUR
Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus – Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive in Delphi, the center of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, meet the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in a local restaurant and return to our hotel in Athens.
DAY 5: FREE DAY IN ATHENS
Free day at leisure. Discover Athen’s shopping areas, enjoy your lunch and café, dine out in style, enjoy yourself through a variety of nightlife places!
DAY 6: END OF TOUR
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.