Special Tour on Sparta – Mystra – Monemvasia – Zakinthos – Kalavrita – Athens
Athens flight, arriving about 17:00. Departure by bus to the Peloponnese to get to Nafplio, the first capital of Greece after independence from the Turks. After a walk around town to see the Palamidi, the Akronauplio, the Bourtzi . We will go to sleep Toló, next to the ancient city of Asine Day Overnight at hotel.
Departure to the Mycenaean fortress Tirynto, declared World Heritage in 1999; remains visible today belong to s. XIII B.C. From there we go to the ancient city of Lerna. After visiting Lerna, will border the Gulf Argolic again to reach Argos. After visiting the remains of the city, we will go to land to reach Sparta Laconia. Overnight at hotel
In the valley of Eurotas visit the so-called “Menelaion” and the preserved remains of the ancient city, including the theater. In the afternoon we will go to Mystrás, fortified city built by the Franks on the slopes of Taygetos, declared a World Heritage Site in 1989. Then depart for the medieval town of Monemvasia, located on a rock over 100m. high and accessible only on foot. Overnight at hotel
We will go to the peninsula of Mani, Areopolis, famous for its "tower-houses". From there, we skirt the Taigeto by the coastal road to reach Mesene. Visit the remains of the metropolis of Italian Messina. From there, drive to Pylos. Overnight at hotel
Visit the Mycenaean palace of Nestor, exceptional for lacking fortifications. From Pylos we will come to visit the fortress of Methoni. Pylos night.
We leave Pylos direction of Bassae, to visit the temple of Apollo Epicurus. From there we go to Olympia, and the Elis. After visiting the excavation and museum, we go to Kylini to take a ship bound for the island of Zante (1 hour approx.) Overnight at hotel
7th & 8th Day
2 days in Zakynthos to visit the capital and interesting points of the island: the blue caves in Agios Nikolaos, a thousand times photographed Navagio beach …
Zakynthos We leave again by boat to the Peloponnesus, to reach Patras. The modern city, the country’s third in population, covers virtually all ancient remains, but Odeum is retained. “the most beautiful of all Greece” according to Pausanias; also we see the Byzantine fortress, the cathedral of San Andres … Night at the hotel
Diakofto depart with direction to take a small cog train that winds through the gorge Vouraikos to Kalávryta, famous for its resistance against the Germans in World War 2. In the afternoon, we will go to Athens. Overnight at hotel.
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.
Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, the tour passes Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium — home of the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the Acropolis of Athens on foot, and discover famous monuments such as the Pantheon. If you’re eager to see more, book the morning tour and upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum. n the evening a feast with food in a tavern of the plaka, with live music and dancing.
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