Arrival in Athens
Upon arrival, we will be waiting for you at the airport with a panel with your name on it. We will give you all the documents and information needed for your trip. Private transfer to your hotel in Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.
Athens, Explore the city with our half day city tour
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library. Conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens
ATHENS - DELPHI (organized tours)
After breakfast you will picked up from your hotel and : Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site. After the visit depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.
KALAMBKA – ATHENS
Visit Meteora and enjoy a unique and most impressive scenery with ageless Monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument), arrive in Athens early in the evening. Overnight in Athens.
ATHENS – ONE DAY CRUISE
After your breakfast you will enjoy a full day cruise to the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Cruise starts at 08:00 (Pick up from your Hotel will be earlier). Shortly after departure, our guides and hostesses will invite you to assemble in one of the Lounges, in order to give you all necessary information concerning the ship, the cruise program as well as the islands. Within 2 hours, we will arrive to the island of Poros, the smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town.
Your time at leisure in Poros will be about 60 minutes. Immediately upon the ships departure from Poros, lunch will be served for passengers who have the first sitting. As we sail towards Hydra the remaining guests relax in the Ship’s Lounge or enjoy the sun and beautiful panoramic view from one of our spacious decks. An hour and 15 minutes later, we enter the port of Hydra, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. As soon as you disembark, it’s all there… the small narrow stone-paved streets waiting to be explored on foot or by the island’s traditional “vehicle” – the saddled donkey… captivating walks along the old seaside promenade.. crystal clear waters… radiant traditional fine- craft shops.. The beauty of Hydra will conquer you forever! You will have about 2 hours to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra and while returning back on board you will receive a homecoming welcome. The tables will be set for the second sitting giving you an opportunity to taste the gastronomic creations of our Chef. Time will fly quickly….and after a two hour trip we shall arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aegina.
A Night Out in Athens
Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Center and at the slope of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and photo the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.