Journey of Pausanias

Greece
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ITINERARY
 
DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.

DAY 2: ATHENS
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: the Panathenaic Stadium, the ex. Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Tour ends with visit at the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 3: ATHENS
Free day in the vibrant city of Athens for personal activities, shopping or an optional tour.

DAY 4: ATHENS / OLYMPIA
Departure by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed our drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Afternoon departure to Olympia through Central Peloponnese. Dinner and overnight in Olympia.

DAY 5: OLYMPIA / DELPHI
In the morning visit to the Ancient Stadium and Olympia – the Cradle of the Olympic Games, the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Elia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: DELPHI / METEORA
Visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi with its famous bronze Charioteer on. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated on the slope of the astonishing complex of Meteora and its gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 7: METEORA / ATHENS
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the statue of Spartan King Leonidas). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

DAY 8: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
 
 Tour includes
Greece
• 4 nights’ accommodation in Athens
• Half day Athens sightseeing tour including the New Acropolis Museum
• 4-day classical tour (Athens – Olympia – Delphi – Meteora) on half board basis in Tourist category hotels (3*) or First Class category hotels (4* & 5*)
• All transfers as mentioned
• Daily breakfast
• Entrance fees to archaeological sites
• New accommodation tax not included
  
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