ATHENS and ARGOLIS

 

4 Days /  3 nights        Minimum 2 persons

 

 

Day 1 : -  ATHENS

Arrival in Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport and transfer to your selected hotel. Rest of the day free,  in order to have your first contact with the capital of Greece.

 

Day 2 ATHENS: - HALF DAY SHIGHTSEEINGInclude Acropolis Museum

Breakfast at your hotel. H/D morning tour to Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum. Tour is on SIC basis and departs at 08.45 local time.  This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic  Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). At the Acropolis you will visit the architectural masterpiece 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. Continue and visit a must-see in Athens, the place where finally the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: the New Acropolis Museum, voted by the Sunday Times as the 3rd Best museum of the world. The tour ends around 13.30. Rest of the day free.

 

Day 3 ATHENS : FULL DAY ARGOLIS

Breakfast at your hotel. F/D tour to Agrolis. Tour is on SIC basis and departs at 08.45 local time. Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop). Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city “rich in gold”. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. Lunch-break in Mycenae. Depart for Nafplio through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), then leave for Epidaurus to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Return back to Athens by the coastal road connecting Epidaurus with Corinth. The tour ends around 19.00. Rest of the day free.

 

Day 4: ATHENS  - Transfer to the Airport

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to Eleftherios Venizelos Athens Airport for your departure flight.

 

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