CHALLENGING TOUR - ALL GREECE - 21 DAYS LAND TOUR
Central Greece, Peloponnese, Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace.
Challenging choice for few!
Day 1: Meet your Licensed Guide and join a Panoramic day tour of Athens, including all the highlights, the Acropolis ( visit), the Acropolis Museum (visit), the Ancient Agora, the Old Town (Plaka & Monastiraki). Lunch at a traditional restaurant. Free time for shopping. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 2: Attica Tour. Visit Marathon battlefield and official Marathon Race departure, swim at Marathon bay and have lunch by the sea. Continue to Cape Sounion with Poseidon's Temple and the Athenian Riviera. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 3: Leave Athens to get to the Corinth Canal (short stop) and continue to the most famous ancient greeks' healing center of Asklepios, in Epidaurus. Visit the site and its unique ancient Theater. Lunch and check into your charming hotel in Nafplion. Afternoon visit of the Palamidi Fortress and then continue to Vivari fishing village to enjoy the beach and dinner. Overnight.
Day 4: Explore Tiryns and Mycenae, prehistorical sites. Lunch and afternoon at leisure to stroll in Nafplion. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 5: Discover Arcadia. After a coffee break in Vytina, continue to Dimitsana and its open air Water Museum. Lunch and continue with a stop at Stemnitsa, to relax at a traditional cafe of this charming village. Continue to Sparta area. Dinner. Overnight.
( OPTIONAL : a visit of the unique Monastery of St. John Prodromos and trekking at the Loussios Gorge, down to Ancient Gortyna for those who want to - the others, will get to Ancient Gortyna with the driver. This can be seen on the spot)
Day 6: Visit of Mystras with its Byzantine churches, houses and alleys, in the shade of its medieval fortress. Lunch at a little village and then head to Mani. Check in at your sea side hotel. Afternoon at leisure to swim. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 7: Explore Mani. Areopolis, Diros Caves, Gerolimenas, Vatheia and Limeni. Lunch. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the pool or the beach of the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 8: Drive by the villages of Messinian Mani, with some stops to visit a little church or to have a coffee, towards Ancient Messini. Lunch and visit of its wonderful site. Late afternoon arrival at Pylos. Check in. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 9: Start this day with Pylos fort and continue with Kyparissia . Stop to have lunch on the way to Olympia. Check in. Enjoy the pool. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 10: Visits of Olympia's site and Museum with your guide. Lunch. Drive towards Delphi via Nafpaktos, Galaxeidi ( coffee break) and Itea. Check in- hotel in Itea or Delphi. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 11: Morning visits of the site of Apollo's Oracle and of the Museum. Lunch. Afternoon drive to Meteora via Amfissa, Lamia & Trikala. Check into your hotel in Kalampaka or Kastraki. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 12: Tour of Meteora amazing land and visit one of its monasteries. Lunch. Afternoon drive to one of the most beautiful parts of Greece. Zagorohoria. Check in at your traditional hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 13: Explore the Zagoria authentic villages and have a taste of the world wide famous Vikos Gorge. Back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 14: Ioannina Cave and Lake island with its old monasteries and houses. Lunch. Afternoon drive to Naoussa or Dion. Check in. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 15: Start with the visit of Aristotle's School where Alexander the Great was, and of the Macedonian Tombs at Lefkadia. Then continue to Posar Baths for a different experience ( swimming: optional). Lunch. Afternoon coffee break by the waterfalls of Edessa. Back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
DAY 16: Morning departure via Egnatia Road to Thrace. On the way, visit of Philippi and the Baptistery of Lydia and lunch at Kavala. Afternoon arrival at Xanthi. Check in. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 17: Today you'll take the train from Xanthi to Stavroupoli to follow the meanders of Nestos river, crossing the Tempi. On the way back, you get off at Galani ( Toxotes) for lunch. Afternoon excursion to St. Nicolas and the lagoon. Optional swimming at the golden beach of Maggana. Back to Xanthi. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 18: Morning departure via Egnatia Road to Thessaloniki. Upon arrival, panoramic tour. Lunch at a traditional taverna. Check in. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city center with your guide or on your own. Dinner. Optional Sunset cruise to see the city from the Thermaic Gulf. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 19: After breakfast, drive to Vergina to visit the magnificent Royal Tombs and the Gold of the Macedonians. Lunch. Continue via The National Road, by Mnt Olympus and the Peinios river Tempi to Mnt Pelion, Portaria village. Check in. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 20: A day to explore the mountain of the Centaurs with its 24 traditional villages. Possibility for a ride on "Mountzouris" charming train of De Kiriko, connecting the villages of Milies and Lehonia. Back to Portaria. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 21: Morning visit of Volos and its exceptional archaeological Museum. Lunch at a "tsipouradiko" traditional restaurant by the sea. Departure via E75, for a short visit of Thermopiles on the way to Athens. Late afternoon check in. Dinner. Overnight.END OF SERVICES.
THE TOUR MAYBE CONTINUED ON THE GREEK ISLANDS- ON REQUEST
CENTRAL GREECE AND THE SPORADES ISLANDS!
10 Days: ATHENS, DELPHI, METEORA, Mt PELION, SKOPELOS, ALONNISSOS.
DAY 1: Transfer from the Athens Apt including panoramic city tour. Check in. Dinner. Overnight ATHENS.
DAY 2: Morning guided walking tour including the Acropolis, its Museum and the old town, Plaka and its famous monuments. Lunch. Afternoon free. Dinner. Overnight ATHENS.
DAY 3: Drive to Delphi to visit the Museum and Apollo's Oracle ( site). Lunch. Afternoon drive to Meteora. Check in. Dinner. Overnight METEORA.
DAY 4: Visit the Monasteries, have lunch and continue to Pelion Portaria. Check in. Dinner. Overnight PORTARIA.
DAY 5: Tour of the traditional Pelion villages ( OPTIONAL: Mountzouris train ride from Milies to Lehonia.) Back to Portaria. Dinner. Overnight PORTARIA.
DAY 6: Morning short visit of Volos town and after lunch take the 14:30pm Flying Cat 5 to Skopelos. Check in and enjoy swimming. Dinner. Overnight SKOPELOS.
DAY 7: One day Cruise to Alonnissos to explore the beautiful island and swim. Overnight SKOPELOS.
DAY 8: Island Tour with guide . Afternoon free to swim and relax. Dinner. Overnight SKOPELOS
DAY 9: Morning free. Lunch. 16:15pm Flying Cat 5 to Ag.Konstantinos Port. 19:15 Dinner. Transfer from Ag Konstantinos to Athens ( late arrival 23:30pm) Check in. Overnight ATHENS
DAY 10: Free up to pick up time for trsfr to Apt or Port.
END OF TOUR
BYZANTINE GREECE - 9 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS
*PRE-TOUR DAY/ NIGHT: Transfer ( escorted) from ARPT/ PORT to your hotel. Dinner. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 1: Meet your guide and start knowing Athens. Visit the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora. Continue with Plaka and its churches. Lunch break in Plaka. Rest of evening free. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 2: Today visit the one-of-a-kind Byzantine Museum of Athens and continue with the magnificent Benaki Museum and its wonderful collection. Lunch in a traditional local taverna. Afternoon icon painting workshop and free time to discover more of the beautiful city. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 3: Leave Athens to head South, to the Peloponnese. After a short stop at the Corinth Canal, continue to Monemvasia. Stroll its famous " Kastro" and have lunch by the sea. Overnight in Monemvasia.
DAY 4: Morning departure towards Sparta to visit the Medieval Mystras. Lunch in the little village and then drive to Dimitsana Arcadian traditional village. Overnight in Dimitsana.
DAY 5: Visit the unique Open Air Water Museum and one of the famous historical monasteries : St. Johns Monastery or M. Philosophou. Great views of Loussios river. ( If the weather is good and the time is enough you may walk down the Loussios Gorge to Ancient Gortys. Overnight in Dimitsana.
DAY 6: Morning departure to Delphi via Mandra. On the way, visit of Hossios Loukas Monastery. Overnight in Delphi.
DAY 7: After breakfast, you visit the site ( Apollo's Oracle) and the Museum including the famous "Charioteer". Lunch in Delphi and afternoon drive to Meteora. Overnight in Kalampaka area.
DAY 8: Morning tour of the Meteora monasteries ( visit 2). Lunch and departure to Athens. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 9: Transfer to the ARPT
THE DIFFERENT GREECE TOUR / 13 DAYS
DAY 1 : Trsfr Apt - Athens hotel. Dinner. Overnight ATHENS
DAY 2: Meet your guide and have a panoramic tour of Athens, including the Acropolis and its Museum, the Ancient Agora and all the highlights. Stroll around the Old Town, enjoy lunch in a charming local taverna and have the afternoon free. Overnight ATHENS
DAY 3: Leave the city to drive South! Stop at the Corinth Canal, have a look at Ancient Corinth and continue to Nemea, where Hercules killed the famous lion. Visit the site, the stadium and the museum and have a wine tasting since you're on the wine roads of Europe. Lunch in the area. Continue to Nafplio. Pre-dinner walking tour with your guide. NAFPLIO
DAY 4: Visit Palamidi fort and learn how the greek ouzo is made at a local distillery. Continue to visit Epidaurus. After lunch, free time for swimming at a nearby seaside village. Dinner in Nafplio. NAFPLIO
DAY 5: Visit Tyrins & Mycenae. Continue to the mountain village of Vytina. Lunch. Drive to Dimitsana and Stemnitsa. STEMNITSA
DAY 6: The M. St. John Prodromos and the Loussios gorge ( walking tour) down to Ancient Gortys. Lunch in a village. Back to STEMNITSA.
DAY 7: Drive North to visit the Museum and Site of Ancient Olympia and continue via The Bridge to Nafpaktos. Check in, swimming, dinner. NAFPAKTOS.
DAY 8: Drive to Vonitsa. Amvrakikos Lagoon boat tour from Vonitsa, Aitoliko to Preveza, with pic nic and swimming. Dinner. PREVEZA
DAY 9: Drive to Ioannina area. Visit Dodoni, have lunch and head to Zagoria. Aristi village OR M.Papingo. Dinner. PAPINGO
DAY 10: Explore Zagoria. Papingo, Monodendri, Ag Paraskevi, Vikos, Ovires, Kapessovo, Tsepelovo, Kipi, bridges. Back to hotel. Dinner. PAPINGO
DAY 11: Ioannina Lake & Nissaki. Lunch. Kalampaka. Dinner. KALAMPAKA.
DAY 12: Tour of Meteora amazing land and visit one of its monasteries. Lunch. Afternoon drive to ATHENS via Thermopiles. Check in.
DAY 13: BUS TRANSFER HOTEL-ARPT - END OF SERVICES