International Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrival in Athens airport (Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport). Our driver will be waiting for the travelers at the airport to take them to the hotel in Athens for the check in. In the evening there will be a welcome meeting with the group leader. Travelers will receive the detailed agenda and download mobile application of tour.
City center tour with dinner: The travelers will enjoy the famous Kolonaki area. It will be a relaxing walking tour with an exceptional guide, which will reveal them Athens through its contradictions! After wandering around the square of Kolonaki, they will enjoy a traditional dinner.
Best of Athens in a few hours. Hill of Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Panathenaic Stadium, Syntagma Square, Monastiraki Square, Plaka. A tour for our travelers to follow the footsteps of the ancient Greeks. The most memorable experience…. Free time.
Souvlaki experience & wine tasting. Experience Athens nightlife and the finest food in the city. The best souvlaki in town (along with the famous Greek salad, of course) will be served in a traditional restaurant in Monastiraki Area. After the meal travelers will enjoy a wine tasting experience at a cozy wine bar in Psirri area.
Day -3 : ATHENS – DELPHI – ATHENS
Departure for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and arrival in Delphi. Our professional licensed tour guide will offer a guided tour at the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. They will learn about the history of one of the most significant archaeological sites which ancient Greeks considered to be the navel of the earth. They will see monuments such as the Athenian Treasury, the Theatre, the Navel of the Earth, the Sacred Way, the Apollo Temple and many more.
In the Museum of Delphi they will admire unique treasures such as the world famous bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx and the Statue of Antinoos and many other masterpieces of classical Greek art.
Back to Athens. Free time, dinner and overnight.
This morning the travelers drive to Ancient Olympia to explore the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, a complex that once comprised temples and public buildings and was the site of the first Olympic Games. They will visit the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus. Before it was destroyed by fire, the statue was listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The students will also see the original stadium and vouleuterion, which housed the council of citizens. The museum is near the archaeological site. It is home to many priceless exhibits, including marble statues from the Temple of Zeus and a unique statue of Hermes, carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles. After visiting the site and the museum, travelers will make a short stop in the village of Olympia, where they will have free time. Return to the hotel in Athens.
Food tour and Greek night out! Travelers will enjoy a food tour accompanied by a guide, in non-tourist areas of Athens and will get to experience the Greek Gastronomy. The food tour includes tasting of a wide variety of Greek delicacies such as Feta cheese, the famous Greek Kalamon olives and the traditional “keftedakia” (spicy Greek meatballs) and Greek mezedes (appetizers and special tidbits)! The Greek night will end with a great tasting sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” or a glass of local organic wine.
Travelers will visit some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Early morning departure from Mycenae. In about one hour the group arrives to the ancient city of Mycenae. They will visit the Treasury of Atreus (Tomb of Agamemnon), the Mycenaean Citadel with the Cyclopean Walls and the Lionesses Gate.
After lunch, in about 40 minutes, the group will reach Epidaurus; Epidaurus is probably most known for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings and is still used today due to its amazing acoustics. The way back passes from the Corinth Canal where the travelers will make a short stop to admire the Canal which connects two Greek Seas -The Aegean and the Ionian Sea.
Departure for the picturesque town Nafplio which nestles at the foot of a cliff with the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress towering above. This city is the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios, the healer, and was the most famous healing center of the classical world. The group will tour through the picturesque alleys of Nafplio with its neoclassical mansions and Venetian balconies. Then, they will head to the Syntagma Square, the heart of the city and they will learn more about this historic square and the surrounding buildings. Here the travelers will taste Greek ice cream. Having ice cream at hand, the students will walk to the old port of Nafplio in order to admire the Venetian fortress of Bourtzi and will learn more about its historic existence over the centuries.
The group arrives to Athens in the afternoon.
Athens by night walking tour. The evening begins with a pleasant panoramic drive through the beautiful city center, near Acropolis, a stunning sight, and with a walk through the narrow pedestrian street of the “neighborhood of the Gods”, the famous Plaka area. Travelers will explore the old city of Athens with an exceptional guide, which will reveal them Athens through its contradictions. After wandering around the island-like neighborhood of Anafiotika, they enjoy a folklore show to a local tavern, with live music and dancers in traditional costumes. The travelers will taste the flavors of Greece at this restaurant. This evening is a perfect way to eat and drink like Greeks do.
Sounio half day – trip. Travelers will enjoy an unforgettable trip to cape Sounio! It is going to be a memorable experience. They will feel unique vibes in the Temple of God Poseidon, while enjoying the panoramic sea views. Discover true Greece! Lunch will be served in Sounio.
Private Greek folk dance lesson and dinner. The participants will enjoy an unforgettable evening full of Greek music, dance and real fun. A professional dance teacher will take them in a journey to meet the culture and history behind the Greek folk dances like “kalamatianos”, “syrtos” and of course the very famous “syrtaki”. Then, they will have the chance to experience an original Greek feast, the “glenti”: delicious dinner, wine, Greek music and dances. Taste Greece like a local!
After breakfast travelers will be transferred to the airport for the return flight. If the flight is late in the afternoon, participants may optionally visit another great archaeological site.
Ancient Agora & Hills of Athens Tour. The travelers will discover all the secrets of a very special archaeological site, the Ancient Agora. Also, they will explore the most famous Athenian Hills (Mars Hill and Pnyx Hill) where the great orators of the past were gathered to discuss about public issues. Discover the place where Democracy was born!
The participants will have experienced the Ancient Greek History and Culture and received a lot of knowledge. Also, they will have enjoyed Greek gastronomy and they will have gained extraordinary experiences of Greek music and dances.
It is almost certain they will soon return to another V-travel tour & trip……..
It was a fantastic tour the guide was great the hotel locations were fantastic and they were clean and friendly. l have already recommended thus tour to some others. Excellent food in all the towns…. Although there were many transportations we didn’t tired at all because everything was very organized.
Fantastic tour such a unique experience. The itinerary was amazing and our tour guide Sakis was perfect!! highly recommend!