Athens, Greece has some of the largest collection of Greek ruins and artefacts and is the primary destination for people visiting the country. Top places to visit in Athens - The Acropolis, Historic Parthenon, National Archaeological Museum, Lycabettus, The Agora and more. Travel to Athens and explore a modern city with a memorable history with Journey Cart Holidays.
On arrival at Athens International airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. In the evening enjoy a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colourful folklore show. Overnight in Athens.
Today, experience the best of Athens on an Hop on Hop off tour of the city. Popular attractions to visit are Acropolis, Pantheon, Plaka, Syntagma Square, Omonia Square interspersed with many museums and landmarks. See the best of Athens at own pace. Overnight in Athens.
Transfer from hotel in Athens to hotel in Olympia, en route visit historical attractions and the smaller Greek cities. Today, set out to discover Olympia on an exciting and fascinating city tour. Pass by New Olympic stadium to see the Athens 2004 Olympics main venue. Later, visit Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Drive to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nauplia and through the plain of Argos and arrive at Mycenae. Enjoy the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to shop for souvenirs. Later, depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games, through the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia
Transfer from hotel in Olympia to hotel in Delphi, en route visit various archeological sites and the village of Arachova.Today, set off to explore the archaeological sites including Temple of Zeus, temple of Hera, altar of the Olympic flame, Stadium and archaeological museum. Later, proceed via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian bay by the new bridge to Antirion. Enjoy passing by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon, visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova known for its wines, the amazing cheese products, the shaggy rugs and wool weavings.Overnight in Delphi.
Transfer from hotel in Delphi to hotel in Kalambaka, en route visit the museum of Delphi. After breakfast, visit the museum of Delphi. The museum's collection displays some of the finest chronicles from history dating from the 15th century BC to the 4th century AD, including the many magnificent treasures donated from places throughout the classical world. Later, depart for Kalambaka via Central Greece. Kalambaka is a small town built at the foot of the majestic and unique grey rocks, crowned by the Meteora Monasteries.Overnight in Kalambaka.
Transfer from hotel in Kalambaka to hotel in Athens, en route visit the monasteries at Meteora. Enjoy a morning, visit to the ageless monasteries perched high atop the huge rocks of Meteora. Later, you will proceed on drive to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and passing by the monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae. Trikala is one of the places touted as the birthplace of physician-god Asklepios, whose old sanctuary Asklepeion, is located in the city's central square. Lamia, the chief town of the nomos of Phthiotis is believed in ancient times to be the home of Achilles lying at the foot of Mt Othrys. The site of the Acropolis is now occupied by a medieval castle.Overnight in Athens.
Today you will be met and transferred to the hotel for your flight back home.