If you wish to escape everyday life and see the best of Greece, you should not miss the chance for our Classical Greece Tour, which is a 4 days private tour in Greece.
During the Classical Greece tour you will be visiting famous archaeological sites and museums, experiencing on you own what once was the glorious classical Greece. The essential sites of this private sightseeing tour in Greece include, among others, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.
Itinerary of the 4 days Classical tour in Greece:
Athens – Corinth canal – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Mycenae – Olympia – Patras – Rio Bridge – Nafpaktos – Galaxidi – Itea – Delphi – Kalampaka – Meteora – Athens
Day 1: Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia
The Classical Greece tour starts early in the morning in Athens or the Port of Piraeus. The driver will drive you from the scenic coastal road of Athens towards Corinth so that you can admire the lovely views to the sea where the Aegean and Ionian Seas meet.
After a drive of an hour and a half you will be reaching the Corinth Canal, that connects two seas and offers breathtaking views.
Soon afterwards the private tour will continue towards Epidaurus, where you will see the best preserved ancient theater in Greece, famous for its acoustics.
The theater of Epidaurus is located amidst a lush greenery and is the focal point of the cultural events during summer, with theatrical plays and music concerts.
The private tour will travel you later on towards the picturesque town of Nafplion that used to be the first capital Greece. There, you will enjoy your lunch and have time to wander around its cobblestone paths that will bring you to small shops or to the spectacular promenade by the sea, that offers you a view to the fortress of Mpourtzi and the nearby towns of Argolis.
You will also visit the fortress of Acronafplia, that over crowns the townand take amazing pictures of Nafplion, the Palamidi fortress, the fortress of Mpourtzi, and the entire Argolic Gulf.
After Nafplion, you will head towards Mycenae that used to be one of the major state cities in the ancient years. At Mycenae you will see the Royal Tombs of king Agamemnon and his family, the immense Cyclopean Walls and Lion’s Gate, as well as the Museum of Mycenae, located in the archaeological site, with important artefacts from the Mycenaean Civilization.
In the afternoon you will head towards Olympia where you have a free evening and overnight.
Day 2: Olympia, Rio, Antirio, Nafpaktos, Delphi
The second day of the tour starts with a visit to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
You will feel fortunate to see the actual site of the Olympic Games that used to be the greatest festival in ancient Greece and remains till today the most prestigious sport event in the world.
In the archaeological site you will see the sanctuary of Zeus and the original stadiums of the Games. If you wish so, you can test yourself by running the original running track of Olympia.
You will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and the Museum of the Olympic Games.
The Classic Tour to Greece will then drive you towards Rio and you will cruise (15 minutes) the Corinthian Gulf to Antirio. On the way admire the largest bridge in Europe and the longest cable-supported bridge in the world with a continuous deck of 2,250 meters, that connects the Peloponnese Peninsula with Central Greece. The driver will take you to Delphi (which was believed to be the center of the known world). Free rest of the day. Optional visit to the picturesque village of Arachova, where you can enjoy a typical and tasteful mountain dinner. Overnight at Delphi.
Day 3: Delphi, Kalambaka
The third day of the tour starts with a visit to the archaeological site of Delphi, the famous sanctuary of God Apollo. Here is where the God gave his oracles and would influence all the events and lives of people that came to Delphi to ask for advice.
You will have ample time to visit the Museum of Delphi that houses some of the most impressive statues in Greece, such as the Naxian Sphynx and the bronze Charioteer. You will also visit the Temple of Apollo, and the temple of Athens Pronea in Gymnasium, which is one of the highlights of Delphi. The tour then will drive you towards Kalambaka, which is a small town resting at the feet of the Suspended Rocks of Meteora and the Monasteries of Meteora.
You will be reaching Kalambaka late in the afternoon, so you can enjoy your dinner and evening (free). Overnight at Kalambaka or Kastraki village.
Day 4th : Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens
The fourth day of the tour will bring you to the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora, built on the top of the huge rocks. This is one of the most imposing sites you have ever seen and breaths history and beauty at the same time.
After the visit to the Monasteries you will have your lunch at Kalambaka and the tour will start heading back to Athens. On the way back you will pass by Thermopylae, the famous Hot Gates, where the Spartans and Persians met in the famous battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.
The Classical Greece tour ends driving back to Athens. You will be arriving at your hotel or any other place you want in Athens late in the afternoon.