Led by a professional and passionate guide, visit Greece's most important UNESCO-listed sites such as the mythical site of Olympia, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi famous for its oracle and Mycenae, home to the kingdom of King Agamemnon. Venture out on daytime adventures to the impressive sites before enjoying your evenings in relaxed, A class accommodations.
1st DAY: Your day trip will start from Athens via the coastal National highway for the strategically Corinth Canal (short stop). Continue to Epidaurus and visit the Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Then you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon & Clytemnestra's, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. In the afternoon depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games, through the cites of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight stay in Olympia.
2nd DAY: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then meet your guide for a tour to Olympia archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological Museum. Depart via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian bay by the famous new bridge to Antirion. Pass by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight stay in Delphi.
3rd DAY: Set off early and visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world remains one of the most important UNESCO world heritage sites in Europe. Pass by Castalia spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the temple of Pronaia, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with it's spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artifacts. After enjoying an optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in Delphi, you’ll return back to Athens, arriving in the early evening.
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