- 4 Days
- Archaeological Sites
- Lunch stop
Canal, Mycanae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi (3 overnightstays in Nafplio, Olympia, Delphi).
This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the antiquities and beauties of Nayplio, Delphi & Olympia leisurely, with an overnight stay in the picturesque town of Nayplio, Delphi and Olympia.
We always offer you the flexibility to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Customer Defined|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM.|
|WEAR||Summer: Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen. Winter: Comfortable warn clothing, jacket and winter shoes|
Ancient Corinth: 6 euros including the Museum
Mycenae: 6 euros including the Tomb of Agamemnon
Epidaurus: 6 euros including the Museum
Free admission for:
Children under 19
Students from E.U.
Reduced admission for:
Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65
Students from countries outside the E.U.
Sites’ Opening Hours
From April 1st to October 31st
From November 1st to March 31st
1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 – 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12:00 – 15:00
Holy Saturday: 08:30 – 15:00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 – 15:00
15 August: 08:30 – 15:00
28 October: 08:30 – 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
Free admission days
6 March In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
5 June International Day for the Environment
18 April International Monuments Day
18 May International Museums Day
27 September International Tourism Day
* The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
* Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
* National Holidays
* The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and
September (when the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the
free admission day).
|Location||Corinth, Delphi, Nayplio, Olympia|
|Groupsize||1 to 4, 7 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 18|
Leaving Athens behind we drive on the coastal road towards the West. Our first stop, after one hour, is the Corinth Canal. There we’ll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal, take photos and visit the local cafeteria.
Driving afterwards through the hills of Corinth,we’ll arrive at the prefecture ofArgolis where we’ll visit the archaeological site of Mycenae.
Mycenae, ‘Rich in Gold’, was the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon who dominated the Aegean Sea after the distraction of the Minoan Empire. Its elevated position and its huge Cyclopean Walls offered protection from surprise attacks by pirates and enemies. The Palace, symbol of power of the Mycenaean rulers, was reached by a large ramp beginning at the Lions Gate. Outside the fortress lie the impressive beehive tombs including that ascribed to Agamemnon known also as the Treasury of Atreas.
After concluding our visit to Mycenae we’ll drive through the plain of Argos among endless farms of orange trees and forty minutes later we’ll arrive to the picturesque town of Nafplion (First capital of modern Greece from 1829 to 1834). Nafplion is the most ancient city in Greece. The city lies under the imposing rocks of Palamide the most formidable Venetian castle in the Eastern Mediterranean. The smaller Castle of Acronafplia (where the ancient city was founded) crowns Naflion and at the entrance of the harbor, in the Argolic Gulf, there is yet another, third Castle Bourtzi, situated on a small islet.
Free afternoon in Nayplion
We’ll arrive at the hotel and the afternoon will be free to explore the old medieval quarter with the traditional restaurants hidden in the narrow, stone paved streets and the port with all the modern cafeterias with view to the Bourtzi Castle. Alternatively you can enjoy swimming in the beaches near by. (Weather permitting). After the conclusion of Argolis tour and lunch in Nafplion we spend the night at Nafplion.
Day 2 Olympia
After breakfast we’ll depart for Olympia through the mountains of Arcadia in central Peloponesse and we’ll pass from various towns and villages, (Tripolis, Vytina, Lagadia). Finally we’ll arrive in Olympia where we are going to visit the archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera (where the lighting of the Olympic Flame takes place every four years) the original ancient Olympic Stadium and many more monuments. After the archaeological site we will spend the night in Olympia.
Day 3 Olympia monuments
In the morning after your breakfast we will visit the Museum.The Archaeological Museum of Olympia is one of the most important museums in Greece. The museum’s permanent exhibition contains finds from the sacred precinct of the Altis and the rest archaeological site dating from the prehistoric era. Among the many precious exhibits you we will also see the famous marble statues of Hermes of Praxiteles.
Day 3 Delphi - overnight
After our visit in Olympia we will have lunch and depart for Delphi via the national highway and pass by the towns of Pyrgos, Patra, Rio-Antirio the new bridge and the beautiful little port of Naupaktos (where we can take some pictures), Galaxidi, Itea and Arachova drive to the Oracle of Delphi where we will spend the night.
Day 4 Delphi monuments
After breakfast we will visit Castalia Spring, the main archaeological site (the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Theatre, the Stadium, etc.) and the Museum with the famous statue of Antinoos and the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dating back to 475 B.C.
We’ll have a stop to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Pronea and the Tholos and then have lunch.
Lunch & return to Athens
Our lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant in the picturesque town of Delphi, after our visit to the sites, will be the perfect way to recharge our batteries and enjoy the local cuisine! After lunch we’ll start our return trip to Athens.