- 3 Days
- Archaeological Sites
- Lunch stop
Delphi, Olympia, Nafplion, Mycenae, Ancient Corinth, Canal (2 night stays in Olympia and Delfi).
This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the antiquities and beauties of Delphi & Olympia leisurely, with an overnight stay in the picturesque town of 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|
Delphi: 9 euros including the Museum
Olympia: 9 euros including the Museum
Ancient Corinth: 6 euros including the Museum
Mycenae: 6 euros including the Tomb of Agamemnon
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 via the national highway highway and pass by the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova to the Oracle of Delphi where we’ll visit Castalia Spring, the main archaeological site (the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Theatre, theStadium, etc.) and the Museum with the famous statue of Antinoos and the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dating back to 475 B.C.
Lunch & overnight in Delphi
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, heading back towards the archaeological site, we’ll have a stop to see the ruins of the Temple of Athena Pronea and the Tholos. After the conclusion of our tour we will head to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 2 - Olympia
After breakfast we will depart for Olympia via the national highway and pass by the towns of Itea, Galaxidi, the beautiful little port of Naupaktos(where we can take some pictures), the new bridge, Rio-Antirio, Patra, Pyrgos.
Day 2 - Olympia monuments & overnight in Olympia
At Olympia we are going to visit the archaeological site with theTemple 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 are visiting 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. After our visit in Olympia we wiil have lunch and spend the night at Olympia.
Day 3 -Argolis, Nayplio
In the morning after your breakfast you will drive to Argolis. Our first stop 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.
Day 3 Mycenae
Driving afterwards we’ll arrive at the prefecture of Argolis 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.
Day 3 Ancient Corinth
After our visit to Mycenae we will have lunch.
Next stop is Ancient Corinth where we’ll visit the archaeological site with the unique monolithic Temple of Apollo and the Bema from where St. Paul preached and the museum. Another option is to visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus instead of Ancient Corinth.
Lunch, Corinth canal & return to Athens
After 20 minutes is the Corinth Canal. There we’ll make a short stop, enough to see the Canal, and take some photos an visit the local cafeteria. After this last stop we will continue our trip back to Athens.