This 10 day tour, starts and ends in Athens, Greece. Visit the classic ancient sites of mainland Greece, Athens, Delphi , Olympia, before 4 days relaxing in the un on stunning Santorini.
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 the 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.
Eary departure to 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. Afterwards, you will proceed to the small picturesque city of Kalambaka, passing through beautiful villages and cities of Central Greece, all built according to the traditional local arquitecture.
After breakfast we will visit Meteora. Meteora has unique rock formations, rising high with Christian monasteries built at the top. It is truly fascinating to visit the interior part of them, but also enjoy the amazing views. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae with a short stop to see across the road Leonida's Monument. Arrival in Athens early in the evening.
Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira.
Today you are free to explore Santorini at your own pace. Perhaps take an optional boat trip in the world's biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath.
Today you will return back to main land, you will drive to port for your onward ferry to Athens. Upon arrival, you will drive to your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.
Transfer to the airport and our tour concludes