Athens (6 nights), plus City Tour, 1-Day Delphi Tour, 1-Day Argolis Tour, 1-Day Saronic Islands Cruise
For the not so intrepid, this tour starts with a look at the most important sights of Athens, then confines the classics to only two days; it includes the best of Delphi and the scenic beauty of the Argolis, featuring the sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus.
By adding our Island Tour of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina at the end, you’ll have a good idea of the enormous variety that Greece has to offer. This is an ideal itinerary for first-time visitors to Greece, as well as for those clients looking to extend their European holiday and combine Greece with another European destination. As they say, ”variety is the spice of life!”
Day 1: Athens International Airport, Athens City
Arrival at Athens International Airport. Meet our representative and transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. We suggest you visit the Old Part of town, Plaka, and eat at the traditional tavernas. If you arrive before noon, you have the chance of visiting the National Archaeological Museum with its unique Pre-historic Collection. Overnight Athens.
Day 2: Athens City
After breakfast, depart for your sightseeing tour of Athens. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square, the Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, The Thesseum, The Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Flea Market of Monastiraki, The Academy, and, last but not least, the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Return to your hotel. Overnight Athens.
Day 3: Delphi Town, Athens City
After breakfast, depart for your full-day tour to Delphi, known as the "navel of the earth." See the Oracle, whom the ancient Greeks consulted to learn of their future, the Temple of Apollo, and the Castalia Spring. Visit the Museum in which, among other archaeological treasures, you may admire the unique bronze Charioteer. Take a stroll through the streets of Arachova, famous for its colorful carpets. Return to your hotel. Overnight Athens.
Day 4: Argolida (Prefecture)
After breakfast, depart for your full-day tour to Argolis. Visit the remains of the ancient City of Mycenae, including the Lionesses Gate, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the Palace. Drive through to Nafplion and arrive at the Epidaurus Theater, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Return to your hotel. Overnight Athens.
Day 5: Athens City
Day at leisure. Enjoy your free day in Athens. Visit the modern market on Ermou Street, wander through Monastiraki, or have a coffee in the various coffee shops of the elite district of Kolonaki. During the evening, have dinner in one of the various fish tavernas of the Mikrolimano area in Piraeus. Overnight Athens.
Day 6: Hydra (Island), Poros (Island), Aegina (Island)
After breakfast, set sail on your Greek Island cruise! You will visit the Island of Hydra and have plenty of time at leisure to stroll, shop, or swim. In the early afternoon, sail for the Island of Poros, with a short stop there and then, passing through the narrow strip separating Poros from the Peloponnesian coast, head to the Island of Aegina. Lunch is served after sailing. Upon arrival at Aegina, you may join the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (optional, extra cost) or walk around the main town. Re-embark and return to your hotel. Overnight Athens.
Day 7: Athens City, Athens International Airport
After breakfast, meet our representative and transfer to the Athens International Airport to connect to your departure flight.