Athens has been the center of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years. The capital of modern Greece, it’s still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple. But it’s also a contemporary city, and it’s not uncommon for the nightlife hubs of Kolonaki, Psiri and Gazi to stay busy until dawn.
ATHENS ARRIVAL – ATHENS SIGHTSEEING TOUR: (Lunch, Dinner) Meet in the arrival’s hall at Athens airport and transfer to the city centre for your Half Day City Tour. With an official English Speaking Guide, see Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament and the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the Evzones in their traditional costume. See the Athens Academy, the University and the National Library. Stop at the Panathenaic Olympic stadium, (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896). Pass by the archaeological site of the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Completing the tour, transfer for lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After lunch free time at own leisure for shopping in Plaka area and Syntagma Square (Coach & English Speaking Assistant Service Included). Dinner to a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner, transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Athens Hotel.
ONE DAY DELPHI TOUR: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Breakfast in the hotel. Pickup from the hotel for your Full Day Delphi Tour. With an official English Speaking Guide depart Athens and drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus (Killed his father married his mother and had four children), Levadia and Arachova. Arrive at Delphi, the centre of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture, such as the Bronze Charioteer, the famous athlete Aghias and other incredible art samples of different Eras of Delphi. Lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). Return to Athens and transfer to a local restaurant for dinner (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner transfer back and overnight in Athens Hotel.
ONE DAY CRUISE (HYDRA-POROS- AEGINA): (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Breakfast in the hotel. Pickup from the hotel and transfer to the port for your Full Day Cruise to the 3 Saronic islands of Hydra, Poros, Aegina. Lunch served on board. At each island, get off the boat to discover each islands own individual character. Hydra: an artists delight, again with boutiques, shops and cafes dotted around the harbour. Poros: a pretty island with chance for shopping. Aegina: The largest of the Saronic Islands, famous for BBQ sea food and pistachio nuts. Arrive back at the port in the evening and transfer to a local restaurant for seafood dinner (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner transfer back and overnight in Athens Hotel.
DEPARTURE: (Breakfast, Lunch) Breakfast in the hotel. Morning at own leisure (Coach and English Speaking Assistant Service Included). Transfer for lunch to a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After lunch, transfer to the airport for your Flight back home.