7 days Classical Tour

Athens
Departure from the Hotel to Parks, Pedestrian zones and archaeological sites of the historical center, we experience Athens between ancient culture and today's everyday life. We climb the Acropolis, marvel at the temple architecture and look over the rooftops of the Greek capital. The afternoon and evening are free.
Fancy a walk through the National Garden, Athens green lung, or to Filopappos Hill
or even culture hungry? Then visit the National Museum and the modern museum of contemporary art! For the evening we recommend a visit to the Yacht harbor of Mikrolimano.
From Athens to Peloponnese
Our city tour of Athens proves that the Greek metropolis is the perfect symbiosis of history and modernity. The metro station Syntagma is a successful mix of groundbreaking technology and subterranean museum.
Outstanding archaeological exhibits we marvel then in the modern Acropolis Museum. Then it goes to the Peloponnese. In the early afternoon we move into our hotel right in the beautiful old town of Nafplion. You do have time to experience the charming Mediterranean atmosphere of the port city.
We enjoy the dinner in a taverna serving Greek specialties.
To make your trip a holiday to suit your taste, your guide has always alternatives to the program ready for you.
Epidauros und Mycenae
Market day in Nafplio! We stroll among the stalls of fruit and vegetables and can stock up at the dealership with fresh provisions for the day. It follows a trip to the ancient world: First, we visited Epidaurus, the most beautiful ancient theater of Greece. In Mycenae then tie us the castle of King Agamemnon and the Treasury of Atreus. Then drive through the orange groves of Argolis into the mountains of Arcadia, once the site of the freedom struggle of the Greeks against the Turks. After dinner we have in our stylish mountain hotel in Kapsia a date with a dancer who brings us closer to a few steps of rousing Greek dances.

Byzantine Mistra
Mistra is not only ruins, UNESCO heritage and impressive example of Byzantine culture, but also a very communicative paving for us: With the nuns in Pantanassa Monastery we talk about the monastic life and the role of the Orthodox Church in this troubled time. Extra tour through the olive groves of the Messinian level we drive to Olympia in our comfortable hotel, which is among the best rated by our customers Hotels in Greece for years.
The fire of Olympia
The museum with its excellent preserved Greek statues, the excavations with the touch of historical competitions. Olympia has a symbolic character to this day. The old stadium, the temple of Zeus, the giant pines and the green hills - sweating here, and so they fought back then. We pass the port of Patras, and your guide reports on the situation in Greece at the EU's external border.
On the mainland it is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, a technical masterpiece!
After a short drive we reach Delphi.
The Oracle of Delphi
In the morning it goes to the museum with the solidified to bronze Charioteer, then to the excavations with the famous oracle of Apollo. Delphi is the "navel of the world". Treasure Houses, Temple of Apollo, theater and always beautiful views - only the location is worth the climb.
In the golden world of Byzantium, the monastery of Osios Loukas, (UNESCO Heritage Site)
Then it's back to Athens. The farewell dinner is a feast!

Acropolis, good by!
Departure transfer to the Athens airport.
  
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Acropolis
From nearly any point in Athens it’s possible to see the imposing from the Acropolis with its buildings dating from the 5th century B.C. Therefore, the Acropolis will be a highlight of this sightseeing and orientation tour.

Delphi
According to mythology, it was here in Delphi that Zeus released two eagles, one from the East and the other from the West. At the point where they met he threw a sacred stone, thus marking the center of the earth. Or the ‘Navel of the World’. Today the excavations at this site have revealed the impressive Sanctuary of Apollo, dating back to the 5th century B.C., with its numerous temple ruins, treasuries and monument foundations.

Argolid
Argolid, is an area in the northern part of the Peloponnese, which played a major role in the history of Greece dating back to 1500 B.C.

Corinth Canal
The Peloponnese Peninsula is connected with the Greek mainland BY A narrow bridge, which spans the Corinth Canal. Built between 1882 and 1893, this canal was cut through 262 vertical feet of rock to form a water passage 4 miles long, 75 feet wide and 26 feet deep.

Mycenae
The fortified city of Mycenae was the most powerful, brilliant and sovereign influence in Greece. The Acropolis offers a commanding view of valley and sea beyond, and is entered through the Lion Gate, the oldest example of monumental sculpture in Europe.

Nafplion

One of the loveliest towns in all Greece, the old section is known for its neoclassical houses with wooden balconies, picturesque streets, Turkish fountains and its Constitution Square with its fascinating mosques and innumerable outdoor cafes.

Epidaurus

Built against the lower slopes in a beautiful setting, the Theatre of Epidauros is the most famous and best preserved of all the ancient theatres in Greece. Made of limestone, the theatre seats 14,000 people and is still used for performances today.