Departure from your hotel and heading for the Canal of Corinth, with the chance for a quick coffee or a picture of the famous canal (78-meters high, 24-meters wide, 6,343-meters long and 12 meters deep). Our next stop will be at Epidaurus, visiting the Ancient Theatre with its outstanding acoustics, then, passing by the Bay of Nafplion, we will have a short stop in picturesque town of Nafplion. Continuing through the plain of Argos we arrive at Mycenae, legendary home of the Lions Gate and the Tomb of King Agamemnon. We end day 1 with a drive through the Central Peloponnese, passing the towns of Tripoli and Megalopolis, arriving in Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games.
Dinner & overnight stay.
In the morning, you'll visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia you will have the opportunity to see with our guide the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Stadium, the altar of the Olympic flame and the archaeological museum. Departure for Delphi will then be through Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese, crossing on the new bridge from Rio to Antirion and passing by Nafpaktos (Lepanto), and taking the coastal road to Delphi.
Dinner & overnight stay in Delphi.
Delfi, "the Navel of the Earth", you will visit the Delphi Museum with the famous bronze Charioteer, the statue of Antinoos, and the athlete Aghias. As well as the Delphi museum, you'll also visit the ancient Delfi sanctuary with all its renowned ruins of the "Omphalos" (Navel) of the Ancient world. You will feel the mystery in the "Temple of Apollo" where Pythia was seated giving out her predictions of the future. See the "Castalia Spring" with the two monumental fountains receiving water from the spring for the last 3000 years. You are then free to spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring Delphi at your own leisure.
Dinner and overnight stay in Delphi.
In the morning we start with a drive through central Greece, passing the towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala before arriving in Kalambaka. In the afternoon you will then visit the well-known Meteora with its awe inspiring Byzantine Monasteries constructed on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air.
Dinner & overnight stay in Kalambaka.
We start the day with a drive past Trikala and Larissa in order to visit the sacred Macedonian town of Dion, which lies at the foot of Mount Olympus. Continuing, we then head for Thessaloniki, the largest town in Northern Greece. Visit the most interesting museum of Thessaloniki with a sightseeing trip of the city.
Dinner & overnight stay.
In the morning, you'll drive to and visit Pella, which at the end of 5th century B.C was the capital of Alexander the Great's Macedonian kingdom. You'll then continue to Vergina to visit the tomb of the King Phillip (father of Alexander the Great) and the famous "Vergina Treasures". Then on to Lefkadia where you'll visit the excavations. Ending the day with a return to Thessaloniki via Veria.
Dinner and stay overnight.
Start the return drive to Athens through the Tempi Valley, Larisa, Lamia, and visit Thermopylae and the Leonida Monument, famous for the ancient battle that took place there in 480 B.C.
Finally passing Kamena Vourla and arriving in Athens at 19:00.