Arrival in Athens. Our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel.
Athens city tour starts from the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by 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). On the Acropolis visit, 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.
You depart early in the morning and cross the Corinth Canal. Next stop will be a visit at the famous Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the home of Mythical Agamemnon, the Cyclopean walls, the Lions gate and royal tombs. Depart for Nafplion, the first capital of Greece in Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress, for a short stop. Your trip continues with a visit at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, most famous of its acoustics. Finally, in the evening you visit Olympia.
Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. Visit the archeological site of Ancient Olympia, the Temple of Zeus and Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the museum, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. In the afternoon the journey continues to the north, over the Rio-Antirio Bridge, and to Delphi.
Visit at Delphi, a place that was once characterized as the center of the ancient world. You can see the well preserved remains of Temple Apollo, the Castalian Spring and Temple of Athena, the Oracle of Delphi. Then you can explore the on-site museums, visiting the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which contains masterpieces of ancient Greece, such as Eniochos the bronze Charioteer. In the afternoon you shall return back to Athens.
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. (B)