Seven Days Tour of Greece from Athens
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Seven Days Tour of Greece from Athens unfolds Greece through the centuries before you. Travel back in time to Ancient Greece with excursions to Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, and more. With hotels, transportation, and most meals taken care of, this 7-day tour is perfect for adventurous history-buffs. The in-depth itinerary takes you to multiple renowned archaeological sites and their respective museums, which are overflowing with artifacts. Along the way, enjoy authentic Greek culture and cuisine.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: Seven Days Tour of Greece from Athens
Day 1: Proceed to Epidaurus and Nauplia from Athens
Seven Days Tour of Greece from Athens starts with leaving the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (shortstop). Drive on and visit the Theater of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion (shortstop), drive on to Mycenae, and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon.
Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Arrive at Olympia, the cradle of the ancient Olympic Games. (Dinner and overnight)
Day 2: Drive to Delphi and Explore the Archaeological Sites
In the morning, visit the Archaeological Site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum.
Then, drive on through Ilia and Achaia’s plains until the magnificent bridge that 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 3: Depart for Kalambaka
In the morning, visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the Meteora’s astonishing complex, those gigantic rocks that rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly. (Dinner and overnight)
Day 4: Visit the Meteora and Mount Olympus
Visit the Meteora: 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.
Depart from Kalambaka, drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi, and admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and home of the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology.
Arrive at Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece. (Dinner and overnight)
Day 5: Explore the Byzantine Empires
In the morning, visit the city that throughout the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople.
Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as in the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe’s Museum Prize for the year 2005.
Rest of the day free, to enjoy time in the lively center of the city. (Dinner and overnight)
Day 6: Proceed to the Picturesque Aristotle’s School
Depart in the morning for a unique approach to historical Macedonia. First stop at picturesque Edessa where we see the town’s famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa, to a site of exceptional beauty and importance: Aristotle’s School, the picturesque site where the great philosopher taught ‘the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth.
Then drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to live the experience of a visit to the unique Museum created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia.
See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander’s father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century.
A few miles away is Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul’s Bema and then stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. A walk in a city where the past is present and around. Return to Thessaloniki. (Dinner and overnight)
Day 7: Drive to the Capital of Alexander the Great
Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas, in situ, and the new Museum.
Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of the mountain Olympus).
After the visit, we shall start driving south and through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas’ Monument), and Thebes, arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.
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