Grand Tour Of Greece


Grand Tour Of Greece

Country: Greece, Region: Mainland Greece, City: Athens

Tour Description

Prehistory, the Classical Period, roman Domination, The Byzantine Empire, the Crusades, Modern Times: Greece through the Centuries will unfold before you on these 7 days - 6 nights tour.

Tour Information

Departure dates:
19/04 - 10/05 - 24/05 - 07/06 - 21/06 - 12/07 - 13/09 - 27/09 & 04/10.

Departure time: 08.45 a.m.

Guiding in English Language Only.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Departure from your hotel and heading for the Canal of Corinth, with the chance for a quick coffee or a picture of the famous canal (78-meters high, 24-meters wide, 6,343-meters long and 12 meters deep). Our next stop will be at Epidaurus, visiting the Ancient Theatre with its The Lion Gate at Mycenae outstanding acoustics, then, passing by the Bay of Nafplion, we will have a short stop in picturesque town of Nafplion. Continuing through the plain of Argos we arrive at Mycenae, legendary home of the Lions Gate and the Tomb of King Agamemnon. We end day 1 with a drive through the Central Peloponnese, passing the towns of Tripoli and Megalopolis, arriving in Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. Dinner & overnight stay.

Day 2 - In the morning, you'll visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia you will have the opportunity to see with our guide the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Stadium, the altar of the Olympic flame and the archaeological museum. Departure for Delphi will then be through Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese, crossing on the new bridge from Rio to Antirion and passing by Nafpaktos (Lepanto), and taking the coastal road to Delphi. Dinner & overnight stay in Delphi.

Day 3 - Delfi, "the Navel of the Earth", you will visit the Delphi Museum with the famous bronze Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, and the athlete Aghias. As well as the Delphi museum, you'll also visit the ancient Delfi sanctuary with all its renowned ruins of the "Omphalos" (Navel) of the Ancient world. You will feel the mystery in the "Temple of Apollo" where Pythia was seated giving out her predictions of the future. See the "Castalia Spring" with the two monumental fountains receiving water from the spring for the last 3000 years. You are then free to spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring Delphi at your own leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Delphi.

Tour Activities

Tour Includes

  • pick-up from front of Athens International Airport
  • transportation with 4* bus
  • drop off to entrance of Athens International Airport

Tour Excludes

food, drinks, tickets

Tour Note

Please ladies for the visit of the Monastery you need a skirt and the gentlemen long trousers. Clients staying at the coast will depart for their hotels, from G.O.TOURS terminal around 19.15 hrs.