Wonders Of Greece Athens & Classical Tour (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Wonders of Greece 7 Days / 6 Nights
GREECE: Travel through the stunning landscape of the mainland Greece learning about the wonderful past of a civilization immortalized in myth. Look out over Athens from the Acropolis before marvelling at amazing Meteora, visiting the Oracle at Delphi, and exploring the home of the Olympic Games at Olympia.
Wonders of Greece - Holiday Package Tour
Day 1 - Arrival in Athens
On arrival you are met by a Siva Representative and then transferred to your hotel. After check-in spend the day strolling around taking in the atmosphere of the city, or just relax at a local coffee shop or at your hotel.
Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing
This morning enjoy a city tour of Athens. Your guide will reveal to you the secrets of the Acropolis & the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch and the Kallimarmaro Stadium, built of marble for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Experience the ancient wonders and relive the birthplace of democracy, twist and turn through the Plaka's narrow streets and find ancient sites, cafes and shops full of history and character.
Day 3 - Athens to Mycenae - Nafplion - Mycenae and Olympia
We will enjoy an early breakfast this morning and set off for a fabulous day. We will take a scenic drive down to the Peloponnese. After a short stop at the Corinth canal, head to the ancient site of Epidaurus. With ruins of temples and hospital buildings devoted to the healing gods. For most travelers Epidaurus is known for the magnificent theater that still stands there - and is still used for plays and other performances. After the visit to Epidaurus it is a short drive to Nafplio where you will shall check in at hotel in Mycenae - a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece- , see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace. Travel further to the Sanctuary of Aesculapius- the benevolent God of Medicine and visit the amphitheatre, probably the largest of ancient Greece with world renound acoustics. Enjoy a spectacular drive through the mountains of Arcadia to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, first held in 776 B.C.
Day 4 - Olympia to Delphi
The serene sight of Ancient Olympia awaits guests today in antiquity it was the sacred ground of ancient Greeks and the site of the original Olympic Games that started in 776 BC. See where the athletes
trained in the gymnasium, and the stadium where the actual games took place. The tour guide will bring history back to life alive as guests tour this incredible site including temples of the Gods where visitors and athletes alike paid homage. After the visit to the site of Olympia we shall once again head north, crossing the spectacular Rio-Antirio bridge one of the World's longest cable suspension bridges towards Delphi. Overnight Delphi.
Day 5 - Delphi to Kalambaka
Spend your morning walking along the Sacred Way lined by the treasuries of the ancient city states to the Temple of Apollo dating back to the 4th century B.C. And then climbing even higher on to the ancient stadium, here every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games also a precursor of the modern Olympic Games. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his three hundredcourageous Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, continue the drive cross the fertile Thessaly region to Kalambaka.
Day 6 - Kalambaka to Athens
Discover Meteora, one of the eastern Orthodox churches' most important monastic complexes. Mystical monasteries perch on enormous sandstone rocks rising vertically to more than three hundred meters, they watch over the town and plain bellow. A pleasant drive brings you back to Athens in the early evening.
Day 7 - Athens
As your Wonders of Greece tour ends, say farewell to the vibrant city of Athens, while being transferred to Athens Airport.
Half Day organized Athens sightseeing tour departs on the following days:
April to October 2018: Every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
FLY-IN PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Return flights from Johannesburg to Athens including airline levy
Return airport to hotel transfers
3 Nights' accommodation in Athens
Half day sightseeing tour in Athens
1 Night accommodation in Olympia
1 Night accommodation in Delphi
1 Night accommodation in Kalambaka
English speaking guide
Duration: 6 Nights
Travel Dates: 1 Apr - 31 Oct 2018
Offer Ends: 31 Oct 2018
Departs from: Johannesburg
6 nights from onlyR25 670 per person sharing