A 4 days mainland tour in Greece
- Day 1: Athens, Canal, ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia
Your private 4 days tour start from Athens early in the morning and drive towards the scenic coastal road of Athens to the Corinth Canal. A great structure built in 1893, cuts the narrow Isthmus of Greece and connects the Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Time for rest and have some awsome pictures above the Canal from the bridge.
Leaving the Isthmos and driving to the ancient Corinth, where St. Paul lived for almost two years making a very important misionary work. There you will visit the archaelogical site and musreum, plus the church that has the 1st Letter to the Corithians written in four languages, Greek, Arabic, French and English.
Then, the driver will take you to the Mycenae, the golden city of king Agamemnon, the one you united all the Greek cities to fight for a common purpose against Troy. There you will visit the burial Royal tombs of the kings and queens, the cyclopian walls, the Lion Gate and the treasury of Atreas.
We will go on to Nafplion, the first modern capital of Greece from 1821 till 1834. It is a seaside town with beautiful buildings and narrow streets. Nafplion has a castle, Palamidi and a front defense port fortress, Mpourtzi. A perfect place for walking and lunch.
After your lunch, we will drive you to Olympia and overnight there. Free leisure time.
- Day 2: Olympia, Rio Antirio Bridge, Nafpaktos, Itea, Delphi
Ancient Olympia is the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. After your breakfast, you will visit both the site and the museum, where once was one of the seven Wonders, the statue of ivory and gold of Zeus, the king of the Gods. The Games were held every 4 years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Time for lunch on the village and then drive to Delphi, through the largest cable bridge in Europe, Rio Antirio, Nafpaktos, Itea. Overnight and free time in Delphi.
- Day 3: Delphi, Amfissa, Lamia, Trikala, Kalambaka, Meteora
Delphi is the next stop, where you'll visit both the archaelogical site and museum. Delphi is the fisrt touristic attraction of the antiquity, as it was busy all the year round. It was the place, that the prophesis were given to every man, every prince, general and king. It was the center of the universe, according to Zeus, king of the Gods.
You will visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifats and statues, such as Eniochos the charioteer, the twin Brothers and Sphynx of Naxos.
Time for lunch in the village and drive to Meteora, through Amfissa, Lamia (the capital city of the Thessaly Plain), Trikala, Kalambaka. Overnight and free leisure time in Kalambaka or Kastraki.
- Day 4: Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens
Meteora come second in relegious importance after mount Athos in orthodox christianity. Meteora means "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" and the monasteries are built on high pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.
The monasteries are: St. Nicolas, Grande Meteoro, Varlaam, Rousannou, Holy Trinity and St. Stephen.
There you will visit up to 3 monasteries, depends on the day, admire the wonderful, panoramic view and taste some local Greek food at Kalambaka or Kastraki.
After that religious experience, it is time to return back to Athens.
On the way back, we will stop at Thermopylae or Hotgates and the Hot Springs, where the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and Glory was their moto.
They achived both, as their memory lasts for ever.
Let's make your day Golden