Athens city Break, Full day Corinth Canal Mycenae Epidaurus
Athens city tour with visit to Acropolis and its Museum, Full day bus tour to the Archaeological site of Mycenae and Epidaurus
DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
This tour gives you an 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 Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational 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 an order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Full day excursion to the Archaeological sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus with a short stop at Corinth Canal and visit Nauplion, the first capital of Greece.
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” of the ancient poets. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs e.t.c.
Depart, through the fertile plain of Argolis, for Nauplion, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), leave for Epidaurus, to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics.
Lunch en route and return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidaurus with Corinth. Arrival in Athens in the evening.
Free day in Athens to stroll around the city and know better the sites and the people. Good opportunity to visit one of the famous museums like the National Archaeological Museum or the Benaki Museum.
Use metro not only for your transportation but also visit the different stations to admire pieces of ancient and modern art. Not to miss the visit to Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.
DAY 5: ATHENS – AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
STARTING POINT: Athens, Daily, January to December
TRAVEL PLAN : 05 DAYS/ 04 nights
What is included:
* 4 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
* Half day Athens sightseeing tour
* Full day tour to Mycenae and Epidaurus with lunch
* Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
* All transfers as mentioned
* Daily breakfast
* Hotels’ taxes