Athens – Sounion – Delphi
Day 1: Arrival to Athens. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2: After breakfast enjoy a tour of Athens, combining many of the cities principal modern and classical sights. This tour includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past. Drive by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square, the Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896). See the Presidential Palace (ex Royal Palace), government buildings and elegant homes. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and see the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library and Omonia Square. In contrast, we visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the crowning beauty and glory that was Athens, the Acropolis with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens. We also visit the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon is free. Overnight in Athens.
Day 3: Morning at leisure in Athens. Breakfast at hotel. Sounion tour at noon. Driving along the coastal rood passing by the wonderful beaches of GLYFADA, VOULIAGMENI, VARKIZA and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape SOUNION, dominated by the spectacular Temple of POSEIDON overlooking the Aegean Sea. Return to Athens, overnight.
Day 4: After breakfast drive through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi colored carpets). Arrive in DELPHI, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo.Visit the Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian treasury. Lunch.
Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Castalia Spring. Return to Athens for overnight.
Day 5: After breakfast departure to the airport.
P.S. Sequence of the tours can be changed.
- 4 nights at a centrally located hotel in Athens with breakfast
- 1 lunch
- group sightseeing tours accompanied by an English speaking guide
- entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
- pick up from the hotel and drop back for the tour
- all local taxes & charges
- tips to guides, drivers, hotel staff etc.
- personal expenses
- portage in the hotels and at the airport
- drinks during lunches & dinners
- travel & medical insurance
- other expenses
- any services that are not mentioned as included