Classical Greece off the tourist routes 8 days. This private tour will take you to the most important places of Classical Greece and will show you a great part of mainland Greece with the eyes of an experienced local tour leader.DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. After a panoramic tour of Athens, we will take you to a nice Greek restaurant at Pendeli mountain for dinner and return you to your hotel.
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 (shortstop).
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.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.Tonight we will take you to a restaurant with Greek popular music (the transportation is included but not the meal and the drinks)
The ideal time for this tour: April to October
The ideal size of the group: 4 to 8 persons
Official English speaking guide only on the Athens city tour
The price per person will be calculated according to the number of persons participating
Hotel category can be from 3* to 5* (5* hotels not available in all places)
STARTING POINT: Athens, daily January to December
TRAVEL PLAN: 8 DAYS/ 7nights
3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
1 night hotel accommodation in Valtesiniko
1 night hotel accommodation in Olympia
1 night hotel accommodation in Delphi
1 night hotel accommodation in Kalambaka
Half day Athens city tour with the Acropolis Museum (Organized bus tour)
Greek night restaurant (transportation only. Meal and drinks to be paid by clients)
All transfers as per program
Entrance fees to the archaeological sites during sightseeing
The service of an official English speaking guide at the Athens city tour
The services of an English speaking driver-tour leader
Government hotel taxes
* Special overnight tax of €4 for 5* hotels, €3 for 4* hotels, €1,5 for 3* hotels and €0,5 for 2* hotels per person per night to be paid by clients directly to the hotels in Greece.
Ancient Olympia – Greece