Best of Greece

Best of Greece

Day 1 Athens
Arrive in Athens and enjoy a motorcoach transfer to your comfortable hotel accommodations. Overnight at the Athens Marriott Hotel.

Day 2 Nafplion
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the historic Argolis area of Greece. Home to ancient wonders, visit the site of Ancient Corinth one of the most important cities of the ancient world as well as the major hub for the building of Christianity. Continue to Epidaurus, the best preserved Ancient Greek Theatre in the world. After lunch at a local venue, visit the Citadel of Mycenae. The citadel with its impressive Cyclopean Walls was home to the Bronze Age Mycenaean Civilization. Then head to the picturesque city of Nafplion and overnight at the Amalia Hotel. (B, D)

Day 3 Delphi
Drive along the coastal highway and over the Rio-Antirio bridge to one of the most sacred places to the ancient world, the Oracle of Delphi. Built on the slopping hillsides of Mt. Parnassus with amazing scenery this was the immensely rich and powerful home of the oracle. See the remnants of the treasuries of the temple of Apollo. Then you will visit the Museum next to the sites filled with the treasures unearned in the site. Pride of place is the bronze statue of the charioteer whose serene and amazing beauty has made it one of the most famous statues in the world. Head to the Hotel Amalia for dinner and an overnight stay in Delphi. (B, D)

Day 4 Kalambaka
After breakfast, drive through the mountains to the central part of Greece the Meterora which means "in the midair". On the other side in the fertile valley visit what is considered by many to be the 8th wonder of the world; The Meteora Monasteries. The medieval monasteries were built by monks over 500 years ago. Enjoy dinner and overnight in the nearby town of Kalambaka at the Divani Kalambaka Hotel. (B, D)

Day 5 Athens
Wake up early for the drive back to Athens. Upon arrival visit the Acropolis and its crowning glory the Parthenon. Built over 2500 years ago it stands as one of the most revered and recognized sites in the world. Then proceed to the port of Piraeus and embark your ship. (B)

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