Athens is one of the world's oldest cities
with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years!
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. It was a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, and the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent—particularly Ancient Rome. The heritage of the Classical Era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments, and works of art. The most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments, while its historical urban core features elements of continuity through its millennia of history. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Athens is also home to several museums and cultural institutions, such as the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world’s largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum, and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics, making it one of the few cities to have hosted the Olympics more than once.
*November 2021 to March 2022: every Monday – Tuesday – Thursday & Friday*
Dep. 08. 45 – Ret. 13.30 /// €68,00 per adult / child €50
*Please Note: Friday 25th March 2021 Sites Closed – No tours will operate*
Hald-Day ATHENS TOUR incl Acropolis Museum
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex. Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
At the Acropolis hill we will admire the 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. Last stop is the new Acropolis museum, where the remaining statues are placed and inviting us to admire the wonders of the classical era.
Greece through the centuries
will unfold before you on this 4-day tour
Prehistory, the Classical period, Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on this 4-day tour!
*November 2021 to March 2022 /// Departs every Monday*
*Half board First class hotel €593 per adult / €366 per child (2-12 years old)*
*Supplement for Single First class hotel +€108*
Departure. 08.45 – Return. 19.00 (4rd day)
The above rates do not include the New “City TAX” for overnights in hotels. The accommodation Tax will be payable by the guests prior to their check-out as following: 5* hotel: €4 per overnight per room, 4* hotel: €3 per overnight per room, 3* hotel: €1,50 per overnight per room.
1st Day: EPIDAURUS – NAFPLION – MYCENAE – OLYMPIA
Drive by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop) and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (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 cradle of the Olympic Games. (Dinner)
2nd Day: OLYMPIA – DELPHI
Morning visit of the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive through the plains of Elia and Achaia to 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: DELPHI – ATHENS
Morning visit of the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Departure for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight. (Dinner)
4th Day: METEORA - ATHENS
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on the top of the 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 Leonidas Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.