1st DAY : ARRIVAL IN ATHENS
Pick up transfer from the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon.
2nd DAY : ATHENS ONE DAY TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel and Athens One Day Tour. From the Acropolis to Omonia Square,you’ll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive . Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided halfday tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens. The Athens full-day tour depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS.
Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and Acropolis museum one day tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to CAPE SOUNION.
Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape’s Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.
3rd DAY : ATHENS – OPTIONAL ONE DAY CRUISE TO THE SARONIC GULF ISLANDS
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Optional all day tour to the Saronic Gulf islands of Poros, Hydra, Aegina with enterntainment program and buffet lunch. At 08.00a.m. we depart for the 3 most beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf.A few minutes after departure, the tour guide and boats hosts will ask you to concentrate on one of the lounges of the ship to get to know you and give you all the information about the ship, the cruise program and the islands to become as possible pleasant day.
First stop will be Hydra, the favorite island of the international jet set, with the island state and its beautiful houses with their characteristic architecture that is spread out before us. Next visit will be small island of Poros. Aegina the largest of the three islands has many interests outside of the harbor and we can organize Pilgrimage to the monastery of St. Nektarios. The Monastery of Saint Nectarios is a nunnery and live there 14 nuns. The memory of the Saint is celebrated on 9th November and gathered thousands of people, coming from all parts of Greece. In There are many rows and dedications made by a large number of pilgrims. Stay on Aegina about 2 hours.
Coming Faliro accompanied by the melodic sounds of the orchestra and our fun climaxes of our dancers, crowd passengers have fun all together in a wild party. Back to P.Faliro approximately at 19.30p.m. A must-see experience!
4th DAY : DEPARTURE FROM ATHENS
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for shopping or Pick up transfer for the airport. (for the 4day program).
5th DAY : DEPARTURE FROM ATHENS
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up transfer for the airport. (for the 5day program).