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Athens

Visit the birthplace of the democratic society & the nation that gave us the Olympic Games

Sample itinerary

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Arrive in Athens Guided walking tour of city taking in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Constitution Square, the Panathenaic Stadium, which is the world's only white marble stadium, & the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus right in the heart of Athens Check into your accommodation in Athens & enjoy an evening meal
2 Depart Athens for the small city of Epidaurus. On your way, stop off at the Corinth Canal. See this feat of engineering which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea Arrive at Epidaurus in the region of Argolis. Designed in the 4th Century BC, you'll see the Theatre which is famous for its impressive acoustics & seating for up to 14,000 people Transfer to the seaport town of Nafplion. Check into your accommodation & enjoy an evening meal
3 Depart Nafplion for the for ancient site of Olympia where the Olympic Games were celebrated every four years by the Greeks Enroute, spend some time in archaeological site of Mycenae. Seen as one of the major military strongholds of the Greek civilisation this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the Citadel, Treasury of Atreus & the Lion's Gate Check into your accommodation in Olympia & enjoy an evening meal
4 Explore the Ancient Site of Olympia once home to the now destroyed Statue of Zeus, one of seven wonders of the Ancient World. See what remains of the archaeological sites of the ancient stadium, Temple of Hera & the Temple of Zeus. You'll get a greater understanding of the beginnings of what we know now to be the Olympic Games Travel north to Delphi, the archaeological site & the modern town Check into your accommodation in Delphi & enjoy an evening meal
5 Delphi was once regarded as the centre of the world. The archaeological site includes two sanctuaries dedicated to Apollo & Athena along with buildings mostly intended for sporting use Be sure to see the ancient theatre which gives a great view of the valley below Delphi Overnight in Athens & enjoy an evening meal after a hectic day
6 No visit to Athens is complete without a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Acropolis. Located high above the city this ancient citadel began the foundation of democratic society. See the famous Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike & the Theatre of Dionysus Afterwards visit the National Archaeological Museum in the city which is dedicated to ancient Greek art Depart for home