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2006 - LAND TOURS FROM ATHENS - visiting classical sites.

Tour 1. FULL DAY TOUR TO DELPHI

This tour to Delphi will give you the opportunity to see breathtaking scenery and experience the mystery and intrigue of the so called by the ancient Greeks "naval of the earth". Drive through THEBES, connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus - LEVADIA and the village of ARACHOVA to arrive at DELPHI. The wild beauty and grandeur of the landscape, are awesome and inspiring. Proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian Treasury, the Castalia Spring, the temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of the Pythia where she expounded her predictions for the future, the ancient ruins of the theatre and the stadium and many other sanctuaries nested in a unique setting with a dramatic backdrop of the Parnassos mountain. Visit the museum with the archaeological treasures and the unique bronze Charioteer,by Antinoos with his haunting eyes. Lunch is arranged in the modern village of Delphi and after lunch we make our way back with a short stop at the village of Arachova (famous for its bright multi coloured carpets) and arrive in Athens after 19.00.

  • PRICE: 89.00 euro per person, including lunch

  • or, 90.00 euro per person, without lunch.


Tour 2. FULL DAY TOUR TO ARGOLIS

Drive along the coastal highway road to CORINTH CANAL (short stop) � Proceed to MYCENAE and visit the archaeological site, with the remains of the ancient city including the Lionesses Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, the Palace etc. Depart for NAFPLION, the first capital of modern Greece with the Venetian fortress of Palamidi and the fortified islet of Bourtzi. Stop for lunch. After lunch continue to EPIDAURUS and visit the ancient theatre, world famous for its remarkable acoustics. Return to Athens, driving along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf. Arrival after 19.00.

  • PRICE: 90.00 euro per person, including lunch

  • or, 80.00 euro per person, without lunch


Tour 3. TWO DAYS TO DELPHI & METEORA (departs every Wedn. in March - Mondays, Wedn., Thurs. and Saturdays in April).

1st day: Leave for DELPHI. Two hours at leisure in Delphi or optional visit to the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi in order to explore the shrine of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo. Depart for Kalambaka, driving through the central Greece cities of AMPHISSA, LAMIA and TRIKALA and the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. Dinner and overnight in the picturesque village of KALAMBAKA (a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks and crowned by the METEORA monasteries.
2nd day: Visit METEORA among striking scenery. Perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand the ageless Byzantine Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. Return to Athens via TRIKALA, LAMIA, THERMOPYLAE (visit the monument of Leonidas, the Spartan hero who with his 300 Spartan warriors decided to fight against thousands of invaders). Arrive in Athens after 19.00.

  • PRICE: 130.00 euro per person, in tourist class hotel, Double bedroom, Half board, Single room supplement 32.00 euro


Tour 4. TWO DAYS TO ARGOLIS & OLYMPIA (this is a "special tour").

  • 1st day: Athens - CORINTH CANAL (short stop). Drive on and visit the theatre of EPIDAURUS world famous for the remarkable acoustics. Drive on to picturesque NAFPLION, the first capital of Greece for lunch and after lunch continue to MYCENAE where the Mycenaen culture flourished during 1400 BC. Drive through central Peloponnese area passing the cities of TRIPOLIS and MEGALOPOLIS to arrive at OLYMPIA. Dinner and overnight.
  • 2nd day: Early in the morning visit the Olympic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C. and the Museum, where among the masterpieces you will admire HERMES OF PRAXITELES. Return to Athens and arrival after 19.00.

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  • PRICE: Depends on the size of the group.
    (Minimum group size 5 persons).

 
  • The above prices are valid until March 31, 2007.
  • Prices include transportation by air conditioned coach, guide service, entrance fees and are quoted in euros.
  • In the multi days tours: accommodation is based in double/triple rooms with shower. Single rooms upon request and extra charge.
  • Dinner and breakfast are also included in the multi days tours.
  • Single rooms are available upon request, paying the extra surcharge.
  • Children of 1 - 4 years of age and not occupying a seat in the coach or a bed in the hotel are free of charge.
  • Children up to 12 years children pay 50% on all the above quoted prices for the tours No. 1 - 4.
  • Proper clothing: Ladies need to wear dresses and males long trousers when visiting Monasteries.

Affiliated websites: astoria travel, astoria of Athens, Tours to Greece.