Explore one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.
Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.
5D / 4N
Arrive in Athens (-) After arriving at the Airport, you will be transfer to your hotel. Check in hotel.Optional if time permits : Cape Sounion or Athens By Night Tour with Traditional Greek show
Explore Athens: Half Day Athens Sightseeing tour with visits to the Acropolis Archaeological Site (Parthenon) and the New Acropolis Museum. Tour begins with a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by many sightseeing hot spots such as National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral and Schliemann’s House. Afterward drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Our licensed guide will make you feel as if you are experiencing firsthand Athens’s old and new history as you look at these stately buildings. Continue for a photo stop at Panathenaic Stadium, otherwise known as Kallimarmaro Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. As we proceed, we pass by Zappeion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Last but not least, we make our way to the archaeological site of Acropolis, an UNESCO’S world heritage monument and we visit Propylae, as well as the small Temple of Athena Nike. Of course, our visit shall not be completed without the Parthenon and Erechtheion. The expert guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour continues with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the New Acropolis Museum. (Approximate duration 05 hrs)
A day tour of delphi (B,L): After breakfast, pick up from hotel for the day tour to Delphi in order to explore one of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece. Along our way from Athens to Delphi, we pass by the plain of Boeotia, one of the most important agricultural centers in Greece, as well as by the city of Thebes, the birthplace of King Oedipus. We will continue our Delphi day tour towards Mount Parnassos, making a short rest stop outside the town of Levadia. We will then drive to Delphi, known as the navel of the world in ancient times. We walk by Castalia Spring, visit the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and of course, the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle. We also visit Delphi museum, whose spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos, the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, originally created to commemorate a victory during the 476 B.C. Pythian Games, and many other artifacts. After lunch, we return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese (short stop).
Enjoy a day cruise (B,L): After transferring from Athens to Marina Flisvos by coach, you'll set sail for the 3 islands of the Argosaronic Gulf. As soon as the cruise ship leaves, the ship’s guide and the hostesses will help you get acquainted and shall give you all the information concerning the ship, the program of the cruise and the islands and to make sure you will have a to have a pleasant day. Take advantage of this day cruise from Athens to the fabulous Greek islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina for a relaxing day on the sea. With all your transport, transfers and buffet lunch organized, you can sit back and enjoy your leisurely day cruise with free time on each island to explore. The island of Hydra is the favorite island of the jet set, whose old traditional beautiful stone houses and mansions silently witness to a long and turbulent story. Although Poros is the smallest of the three islands that we visit, its attraction is the narrow strait offering a most enchanting view of the town. Aegina is a popular getaway for Athenians during the summer months, as this lovely island is only 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Athens. Upon arrival to the island, you can either join an optional excursion to the Temple of Aphaia or take a walk around the main town. On our way back to Marina Flisvos, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship arrives at Marina Flisvos, from where you will be transferred back to Athens.
Athens Departure (B), After breakfast, free at own leisure until the time to be transferred to the airport for departure flight.