General

DAY 1

ATHENS – NAFPLIO: DAY 1: We will start our tour with an early morning start from your Hotel, port, airport etc. Driving towards the western coast we will arrive at the Corinthian Canal, a six and a half kilometers canal separating the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. We will stop at this amazing sight for a while and then we will continue our driving along the eastern side towards Peloponnese peninsula Twenty minutes later, we will arrive at a small town called Ancient Corinth where we will visit the archaeological site Temple of Apollo (Dating in 585 B.C.) with the Doric style columns. This is the place where St. Paul preached Then we will continue by visiting the acropolis of Ancient Corinth (AKROCORINTH).

Leaving the sight of ancient Corinth, we will continue our drive for thirty minutes headings to the archaeological sight of Mycenae (where the Trojan war took place) We will visit the great citadel of Mycenae, (Rich in Gold), which was the kingdom of Agamemnon and famous in Homer’s Iliad

The city looks out across the plain of Argos to the sea, where Nauplius comes to sight. Entering through, imposing Lion Gates and looking at the shaft graves of an early dynasty, the Megaron palace, where Heinrich Schliemann found the treasure and an amazing golden mask, thinking that this was Agamemnon. Outside the fortress is the impressive tombs of Atreus (Agamemnon’s father) known also as the Treasury of Atreus.

We will continue our drive through the plain of Argos along the farms of orange trees and olive farms heading to the first capital of Greece (1829 to 1834) a picturesque town, Nauplius, which is a sea side town where we will stop for a lunch break.  The city lies under the imposing castle of Palamide, the most formidable Venetian Castle in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. We will spend the night there

DAY 2

Nauplius – Dimitsana.: Today you can visit the Castle of the Town or take a taxi boat to visit the Bourtzi island, where there were jails during occupation. At lunch time, we will leave Nauplius, to drive towards the historical Village of Dimitsana, which is located on the slopes of the hills of St Paraskevi & Castro above the River Lousios.  There you will see the statue of Patriarch of Constantinople Grigorios V. Overnight in Dimitsana.

Day 3

Dimitsana – Lousios Gorge & Monasteries of Prodromos & Philosophou – Ancient Olympia: After the breakfast, we will leave the hotel and after a 20 minutes drive we will reach the start of the path that leads to the Monastery of St Ioannis Prodromos that is built in 19th century. In 20 -30 minutes walking, you will reach the Monastery and admire the wonderful view to Lousios River under your feet! The monks will help you and show you how to continue walking in the Lousios Gorge and visit the next monastery of Philsophos, one of the oldest monasteries of Greece that was built on 963 the old monastery and on 1691 the new one. Afterwards you will walk again to the point that you will meet our driver. We will reach during the afternoon at Olympia. Overnight in Olympia.

Day 4

Olympia – Delphi: We will have our breakfast at the hotel and then head to the sight of Ancient Olympia where we will visit the museum of the Olympic games and the archaeological sites. The gold and ivory statue of Zeus, which was created by Phidias, was housing one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world. At last, we will have lunch at the cozy small town of Olympia and later on we will cross over the amazing bridge of Rion – Antirion, one of the biggest in Europe, to reach the amazing coastline of Naupactus. There we can stop to a nice town or village for lunch. At the end of the day, we will reach at Delphi where we ll spend the night.

Day 5

Delphi – Athens: We will start our visit with Castalia Spring and onwards we will visit the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall and the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle. Delphi museum, with its exhibits include the Sphinx, the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the bronze Charioteer etc., originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts. Onwards, we will continue our drive to , the village of Arachova (at 1000 meters above the sea level),one of the best ski resort villages , a beautiful and traditional place on the shoulder of mount Parnassos .There we can have a coffee or a lunch. We ll be back to Athens by afternoon.

Useful Tips

• Comfortable footwear
• High UV sun protection
• Water bottle
• Sunglasses

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Useful Information

OPENING HOURS:

From April 1st to October 31st
08:00-19:30

From November 1st to March 31st
08:30-15:00

HOLIDAYS

1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
25 March: closed
May 1: closed
15 August: 08:30 - 15:00
28 October: 08:30 - 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed

FREE ADMISSION DAYS

6 March In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism
& visionary Melina Mercury
5 June International Day for the Environment
18 April International Monuments Day
18 May International Museums Day
27 September International Tourism Day
* The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
* Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
* National Holidays
* The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September (when the first Sunday is a holiday, then the second is the free admission day).

ENTRANCE FEES:

Acropolis: 20 Euros
Temple of Zeus: 8 Euros
Ancient Agora: 8 Euros
Roman Agora: 8 Euros
Athens Multi Pass: 30 Euros 7 SITES INCLUDED VALID FOR 4 DAYS
New Acropolis Museum: 5 Euros
OR National Archaeological Museum: 10 Euros

Free admission for: Children under 18
Students from E.U.

Reduced admission for: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65.
Students from countries outside the E.U.

INCLUDED

Additional costs and charges.
The cost of transfers and tours includes,baby seat,booster,toll fees (where necessary) and all taxes. Prices are per vehicle, not per person.

EXCLUDED

Admission fees into archaeological sites, museums, possible meals are not included in the costs.