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Greece in a Nutshell
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Greece in a Nutshell

Private tour
6 days
1 city
5nights

Athens, Greece

The oldest European capital is an absolute must to include in your Greek itinerary. Athens has been populated for over 4000 years and is known for being the birthplace of democracy and its passion for theatrical plays. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to theatres in the city as Athens boasts the largest number of them in the world. Start or end your trip on a high note by visiting the impressive Acropolis landmark....
  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival 
    Welcome to the historical capital of the entire Europe - Athens! Your driver meets you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring an exhilarating Greek capital on your own, dine in a local restaurant and take a good rest.

    Day 2: City Tour 
    Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and driver to make your way to Kerameikos, the biggest and most important necropolis in Athens.

    The walls of Athens, which were constructed in the 5th century B.C. by Themistokles, divided the area into two sections: The Inner Kerameikos which was the potter's quarter of the city and τhe Outer Kerameikos of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city towards Eleusis. 

    After, you make your way to The Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch (short visit). This colossal ruined temple was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. 

    Your next stop is the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro (meaning the "beautifully marbled"), is an athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Continue on to the highest hill of Athens Lycabettus, which appears in various legends. 

    Witness the Royal Palace and today's Parliament, with the elite unit known as the Evzones in their picturesque uniforms guarding the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier. 

    Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue to get a glimpse of the beauty of the most famous Athenian Neo­Classical buildings before arriving to our next destination the Ancient Agora. 

    After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel.

    Day 3: Walking Tour of Acropolis 
    Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and start a 4­-hour private walking tour. 

    Walk through Dionisiou Areopagitou street one of the most impressive streets of Athens, offering an extraordinary view of the southern slope of the Acropolis, where some of the most significant monuments stand. You  enter the archeological area of the Acropolis on the southern slope to avoid the crowds and just to your right is the most ancient theatre of the world, the Theatre of Dionysus. 

    Your next stop is the Odeion of Herodes Atticus and before reaching Acropolis top point, you pass through Beule Gate, part of the Roman fortifications of the Acropolis. See the Temple Of the Athena Victory also known as Temple of Athena Nike, a small, elegant, Ionian, amphiprostyle temple, built by the architect Callicrates in 426­421 B.C. in commemoration of the victory of the Greeks against the Persians.

    Reach The Propylaea one of the masterpieces of classical architecture. Left of the Parthenon lies the Temple of Erechtheion built from 420­406BC at the holiest site of the Acropolis, where goddess Athena planted the olive tree, her sacred symbol.

    Climbing down the Acropolis hill you reach the New Acropolis museum one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens. The last level (The Parthenon room) has the dimensions and the direction of the Parthenon and it is been rotated by 23 degrees in relation to the rest of the building so that the visitor would have an immediate view of the monument.

    Day 4: Day Trip to Delphi
    Following breakfast at the hotel, meet your private driver and start a full day trip to Delphi. 

    Upon arrival, you are met by a private local guide who takes you through the Museum and Archeological Site. The archaeological site of Delphi includes two mosques, one dedicated to Apollo and one to Athena. 

    Today you explore the rich collections exhibit in the museum which is comprised primarily of architectural sculpture, statues and minor objects donated to the sanctuary. On the territory of the site along with remains of temples, you see the gymnasium, a sports training area, and a training center, with the palaestra and the bath complex. Pass by Castalia, the sacred fountain of Delphi and central and most important point of the site the sanctuary of Apollo. 

    Following the tour, you have time for lunch and visit a picturesque village Arachova before heading back to Athens.

    Day 5: Full Day Trip to Corinth, Mycenae & Nafplion
    Following breakfast at the hotel, meet your private guide and driver and embark on a 10-hour day trip to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplion. You drive along the coastal road towards Corinth to the Corinth Canal that connects the Aegean with the Ionian Sea. 

    Enjoy a short stop for pictures and continue towards the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth where you visit the Temple of Apollo and the fortress of Acrocorinth that offers magnificent views to the plains and the sea. 

    Continue towards Epidaurus (or Epidavros in Greek), where you admire the famous ancient theater of Epidaurus with the impressive acoustics. This is the hub of the summer Greek festival, with theatrical plays and music concerts all summer long. 

    The next site is Mycenae, the capital of the ancient Mycenaean Civilization. You have the chance to visit the Cyclopean walls of the city, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs of Agamemnon and the entire archaeological site. Here you have time for a short lunch. 

    The final chord of the tour is a town of Nafplion, the historic first capital of Greece, which is a lovely small town nesting at the foot of a hill crowned by the Fortress of Palamidi. Stroll in its picturesque cobbled stone streets and visit local shops with great pieces of art and crafts.

    After the tour you are taken back to the hotel in Athens.

    Day 6: Departure 
    This is the last day of your trip in Greece. Following breakfast in the hotel, you check out and have a transfer to the airport.

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  • Included in your trip
    Electra Hotel Athens
    4-star hotel
    5 Ermou, Athens, Greece, 105 63
    Electra Hotel Athens
    Classic Double Room Breakfast Included
    You will be staying in a hand-picked downtown hotel. We carefully inspect all of our hotel properties and recommend only the ones that are conveniently located to major city attractions, have great atmosphere, comfortable rooms, and guarantee exceptional service.... show more
    6 days / 5 nights
    $1,125
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Guided City Tour
    • Half Day Private Acropolis Tour
    • Full Day Trip to Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae & Nafplion
    • Full Day Trip to Delphi
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotel in Athens;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to the Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch, Acropolis of Athens, Museum and Archeological Site of Delphi, Temple of Apollo and the fortress of Acrocorinth, ancient theater of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site of Mycenae;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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