Greece around History, Myth, Greek season, Byzantine, Ottoman Empire
Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the Town of Napoleon (short stop) 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, cradle of the ancient Olympic Games. (Dinner and overnight)
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Anterior. Pass by the picturesque . Night in Preveza.
Depart Parga to visit Nekromantio de Éfyra, the oracle of the dead located at the gates of the kingdom of Hades, at the confluence of the Aqueronte and the Cocito. We will continue to Nikopolis, a city built by Octavio Augusto after his victory over Marco Antonio and Cleopatra in Actium, facing the Gulf of Ambracia. From there we will go to Kassope to visit the remains of the ancient city, hypodamic, depopulated by Octavio to populate Nikopolis. After the visit, we will continue to Ioannina, on the shores of Lake Pamvotis. Night in Ioannina. Epirus area with stone, food specialties and in the lake delicacies fried frog legs.
We will leave Ioannina towards Dodona, to visit there the remains of the host city of the oldest oracle in Greece. Founded by the mythical people of the Pelasgos, it was consecrated to Zeus. Its theater stands out, even greater than that of Epidaurus. We will continue our trip to the Zagorochoria, 46 villages on the slopes of the Pindo mountain range, born as a refuge for the Greeks during the Ottoman occupation. We will return to Ioannina to continue walking the city. Night in Ioannina.
After breakfast we depart from the city of Ioannina, for western Macedonia, for the city of Florina and for the lake Prespes. visit to Agios Achilleios, and the village of Psarades, with very tasty local cuisine. Fried small fish, and local beans, finally paved in the city, a short stop and departure for the city of Kastoria.In the afternoon free to walk on the edge of the lake, with him.
Continuation of the trip to Vergina, the first capital of the kingdom of Macedonia before it was transferred to Pella, to visit the “royal tombs”, including that of Philip II, Alexander’s father. We will continue to Pella. Despite the fact that the excavation is not very advanced, the visitable parts, its mosaics and its small Museum are well worth it. Continuation of the trip to Thessalonica. Night in Thessalonica.
after breakfast, we depart We will continue for ferry boats for two monasteries for one nichts for women, we depart with ferry boats for half day cruise seeing several monasteries of mount athos and afternoon return to the hotel food and overnight in the city of oasis 1 days for women is free over nichits in Ouranoupoli.
We will Drive Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of mountain Olympos). After the visit we shall start driving south and through Thessaly, 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, . Night in Kalambaka.
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 Meteora. Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas’ Monument) and Thebes, arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.
After the breakfast we depart for the city center of Athens to visit The Acropolis of Athens, the Acropolis museum, The Panathenaic Stadium, The Temple of Zeus, The monument of the Unknown Soldier, Panepistimio, Academy of Athens, The National Library of Greece and Omonoia (a neighborhood in downtown Athens). The visit also includes lunch and a walk in the narrow streets of Old town of Athens. Do not forget to enjoy your coffee in Thissio (a lovely neighbourhood right in under the Acropolis. With many outdoor cafeterias, this is a favourite coffee spot for locals and visitors). We also recommend you to see the sunset from Lycabettus Hill (the hill is the highest point in the city that surrounds it and provides the ideal setting for a couple in love). In order for you to spend a pleasant and unforgettable evening, we also recommend a lunch in a Greek taverna that has folk art form Greece as well as nice menu.
Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and ship transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense), on this must-do day trip from Athens. Upgrade to enjoy a VIP experience with access to a VIP area, enjoy finger food and skip the line of the buffet lunch.
Free day without tour guide and out bus. You can take a walk on Ermou Street in Thissio in Monastiraki in Lycabettus, Athens is beautiful, you will have a wonderful time, an unforgettable experience.
After a nice and long trip we leave for our homeland for our homes, for our loved ones transfer.