Ancient Greece I – 10 days / 9 nights

Ancient Greece I

PROGRAM

DAY 1: Meet & greet at Athens airport and transfer to Evia island. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Heliades Club Grand Bleu. 

DAY 2: After breakfast–departure for the natural sites of Evia island. Crossing the farmland of the island overlooking the sea and the pine forests. We arrive in a small paradise with beautiful beach and crystal clear waters, its intense vegetation, fruit trees and spring waters that come down from the mountain. Greek typical lunch in a local tavern. Continue to a nearby village for a visit of the village Agia Sofia and the church of Agios Ioannis with its unique wall representations, stop in a wine cellar dating from 1936  we will be informed for the wine production phases and a wine tasting will follow. Dinner and overnight at hotel Grand Bleu.

DAY 3: After breakfast - departure for a full day tour to Delphi. Visit the archaeological site with the remnants of the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the treasures, the theater, the stadium and the museum of Delphi famous for its pottery and statues including the famous "Charioteer" bronze. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: Excursion to Meteora, real surreal setting of spectacular beauty. Visit of a monastery at Meteora. Lunch in a local tavern. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: After breakfast- Departure for a panoramic tour of Athens and visit of the Acropolis. Discover the old and the new town, the Acropolis, a real symbol of Greek civilization where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Visit the New Acropolis Museum. Lunch in a tavern in Plaka, leisure time. Back to the island of Evia for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: Departure for a full day cruise to the Saronic Gulf islands. Transfer to the port with English-speaking escort. Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra with lunch on board. Back to Evia for dinner and overnight.    

DAY 7: Excursion to the most prestigious sites in Peoloponnese. Passing by the Canal of Corinth, discover the archaeological site of Mycenae with the Agamemnon Tomb. Lunch in tavern and visit of Epidaurus known worldwide for its theater of the IVth century BC with a capacitty for  14,000 spectators. Back on the island of Evia for dinner and overnight.

DAY 8: After breakfast- Departure for the village of Kymi on the island of Evia. On the road you will pass through some picturesque villages with unique orthodox churches. At Kimi, we will visit the museum of folk art. Lunch in a tavern. Visit of  Eretria and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 9: After breakfast- Departure for a half day excursion to the island of Evia. Visit the archaeological museum of Eretria and the Monastery St. Nicolas in Amarinthos. Lunch in a tavern and return to the hotel to enjoy the all inlcusive program with activities. Overnight.

DAY 10: According to flight schedules, transfer departure with escort. Arrival at the airport of Athens. Assistance to the formalities of departure. End of our services.

 

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