If you have any interest in ancient Greek history and culture, this private tour is a must. Customized just for you, start from your hotel in Athens, or our driver/guide can pick you up at Athens International Airport. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a private, chauffeured tour without having to worry about getting behind the wheel, complete with expert local insight. You’ll discover some of the country’s top ancient sites, including the remarkable town of Mycenae where the Mycenaeans thrived from 1650 through 1200 BC, the site of the very first Olympic Games, the oracle of Delphi, stunning Meteora, and much more.
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At a Glance
|Set off from Athens with our private guide and discover Epidaurus, Nafplio, and ancient Mycenae||Olympia|
|Today you are off for an expert led tour of ancient Olympia||Delphi|
|Visit the ancient site of Delphi and its famous oracle||Meterora|
|Enjoy an early start and see the sunrise over Meteora with a guided tour. Transfer to Athens afterwards|
Day by Day Itinerary
Athens to Nafplio & Mycenae
Our driver will meet you at Athens International Airport or your Athens hotel, with your first stop bringing a spectacular view from the famous canals that links the Corinthian to the Saronic gulf. You’ll explore the 4th-century BC theater in Epidaurus and then head to the country’s first capital, Nafplio where you can climb the 999 steps of Palamidi Castle or hop on a small boat to visit Bourtzi which floats in the bay. There will be time for an optional lunch followed by a visit to ancient Mycenae and its archaeological site which includes the tomb of Agamemnon, before arriving at Olympia.
Waking up in Olympia, your private driver/guide will bring you to the archaeological site where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. You’ll marvel at everything from the temple of Zeus where the famous gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was once housed, to the Palestra where athletes trained, and the stadium itself. Enjoy an optional visit to the wine castle at the country’s oldest winery before crossing one of Europe’s largest bridges to reach the seaside town of Naupactus with its Venetian castle. Here you can have lunch before departing for Delphi.
Enjoy breakfast followed by a visit to the famous archaeological site of Delphi, visiting the ancient theater, the oracle that was one of the most powerful religious institutions in ancient Greece, and the Museum of Delph with its remarkable bronze ‘Charioteer’ statue. From there, head to the mountainous village of Arachova where you’ll have time or coffee or lunch. We recommend sampling its famous traditional cheese, formaella with its sweet-smelling aroma, it’s one of the most popular cheeses in Greece. Continuing through Central Greece, you’ll spend the night at the base of Meteora in the small town of Kalambaka.
Meteora & Return to Athens
Today you’ll get to visit the monasteries atop the dramatic rocks which house priceless religious and historic treasures. Climb the rock staircase to reach the sacred places that monks and nuns still inhabit today, which may include Varlaam, founded in the 16th-century, sitting on a rock that rises nearly 1,250 feet in height. Take in the magnificent view from your rocky perch and then step into the 15th-century Monastery of St. Stephan which houses a museum that contains Byzantine and Christian artifacts. Afterwards, it’s time to return to Athens, with a stop along the to admire the statue of Leonidas at Thermopylae.
- Private luxury transfers throughout the tour
- 3 nights of accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- Privately guided tours with entrance fees to sites
- 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip with us
- Full financial trip protection is included
- Assistance with pre-departure PCR testing if required
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