Athens City Tour - Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum (Half Day)
See all the wonderful sites of ancient and modern Athens. Your first stop is Panathinaikos Stadius, birthplace of the 1896 Olympics, then you pass the Presidential residence (the old Royal Palace) before going on to the Zappeion Conference and Exhibition Hall. Famous monuments en route include the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St Paul’s Church, Parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before reaching the world-famous Acropolis. Here, you will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. Then enjoy a pleasant short stroll past the Herodion and Dionysos Theatres on the south slopes to the new Acropolis Museum.
Delphi Tour (Full Day) Explore one of the most famous sites of classical Greece on a tour from Athens to Delphi, one of the national treasures of Greece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taking the national highway past Thebes and Levadia, you will arrive in Delphi around noon. Famous for its theatre, Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins, Delphi was once considered the centre of the universe and plays a central role in classical Greek mythology. See the Castalia Spring and visit the Temple of Apollo, famous for its Oracle, and the Museum of Delphi with its spectacular archaeological discoveries. After lunch, return to Athens with a short stop in the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, renowned for its attractive hand-woven carpets,
rugs and quilts.
Epidaurus – Mycenae (Full Day) Explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, a major centre of Greek civilisation from 1600 BC to 1100 BC. After a short stop at the Corinth Canal, you will proceed to Mycenae, once one of the mighty kingdoms of ancient Greece under its ruler, Agamemnon. Visit the Palace, the Lionesses Gate and the tomb of Agamemnon. Before lunch, there’s an optional stop in a potter factory. After lunch you drive through Argos and Nauplia, with its Venetian fortress of Palamide, and stop briefly at the fortified islet of Bourtzi. Continue to Epidaurus and visit the spectacular ancient theatre, one of the best-preserved classical Greek sites and reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios, the healer.