This tour departs between April and October, on Mondays, and returns on Fridays.
The itinerary is the same as in 4 days classical and Meteora tour with an extra night in Kalambaka, allowing you to explore Meteora. Total 5 days/4 nights.
During this extra day, you can join a sunset tour, the morning tour, or the hiking tour to Meteora.
Visit Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora.
Spend 2 nights in Kalambaka and explore the Meteora rocks & monasteries
The Amazing open THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS The priests of the sanctuary of god Asclepius were excellent surgeons. On the ground of the sanctuary, the administration of the Asclipieion, in order to entertain the patients, decided to build a theatre. Today, next to the sanctuary of Asclepius, there is a small museum, displaying the instruments and tools used by the priests, and excellent surgeons, to perform even brain operations.
NAFPLION – A Venetian town in Greece. Modern architecture hasn’t spoiled the old town of Nafplion, which is a feast for the eye. Nafplion was the capital of the Greek state in the early 1830s. Here, is the first residential palace for the young Bavarian Prince, Otto, the first king of the new country after the revolution against the Turks. The old town is beautiful, with old mansions and paved roads. The town’s fortresses, the Palamidi and the Akronafplia played a key role during the war of independence. The Venetian influence is everywhere.
MYCENAE – “City in gold” Mycenae, the city that controlled both the land and sea routes, was the kingdom of mythic Agamemnon. Myths related to history have inspired poets and writers over the centuries from Homer and the Greek tragedies of the classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creations. The site was uncovered in 1874 by Heinrich Schlieman, who also excavated the site of Troy. You enter the citadel through the impressive Lions’ Gate.
OLYMPIA & the OLYMPIC GAMES The site of Olympia, was the location of the ancient Olympic Games, with the first recorded win in 776 BC. In addition to the numerous temples and sanctuaries, there are remains of sporting structures, such as the ancient Stadium, the Gymnasium, the Palaestra, and others.
DELPHI – The famous “temple bank”. The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of the oracle of Apollo in Delphi, was the spiritual center of the Greek world. Situated in a spectacular natural setting on the mountain of Parnassus, it was the symbol of Greek cultural unity from the 8th c. BC onwards.
Driving from Delphi to Kalambaka you take a short stop at Thermopylae, the place where Leonidas and the 300 Spartans fought the Persians. Overnight in kalambaka.
KALAMBAKA – The unique “ART OF NATURE”. Travel on the rocks of Meteora and with the tour guide, visit 2 monasteries that are open on the day that you come to Meteora. Return to Kalambaka for lunch and after lunch start the return and arrive in Athens at +/- 19:30
Prices and discounts
The hotel pick up service starts at 07:30 and the bus departs from the terminal at 08:30, and returns at +/- 19:30
HOTELS at Olympia: (3*) KRONION, or similar | (4*) OLYMPIC VILLAGE, EUROPA, ARTY GRAND
HOTELS in Delphi: (3*) FEDRIADES, HERMES, PARNASSOS and (4*) AMALIA
HOTELS in Kalambaka: (3*) ORFEAS, or similar | (4*) KOSTA FAMISI, GRAND METEORA, AMALIA, or similar
PRICES: All travel agents, in Greece and worldwide, offer the same tour at different prices. We are sure that our prices for this tour are not matched by any other company. Organizing tours since 1958, we have secured the best deals in all aspects of travel. So, why pay more? Our discounted prices, per adult, for this tour, are:
|Two choices||Double room||Single room||Details|
|Option 1: 3* hotel with dinner + breakfast||435 + entrance fees||+ entrance fees|
|Option 2: 4* hotel on half board||+ entrance fees||+ entrance fees|
ENTRANCE FEES: Juniors <25 and E.U. students, JANUARY – DECEMBER, are free of charge.
Students <25 from Non-European countries and E.U. seniors over 65, JANUARY - DECEMBER, pay 24 € Everybody else, NOVEMBER - MARCH, pay 24 €, while, from APRIL - OCTOBER everybody else pays 48 € extra. Avoid planning visits to Archaeological sites & museums on the following dates. You will find them closed: December 25 + 26, January 01, March 25, May 01, Greek Easter Day(April or May) & Greek Good Friday sites/museums open at 01:00pm
No other tour operators organizes this tour. The reason is thaat the tour is a combination of tours and includes empty legs. This explains the high price. Despite the high price, the tour is popular.
Special discounts: (One option of 5% discount is applicable).
* Persuade a friend, share a triple room with your friend, and save 5%
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Short photo stop at Corinth canal
Visit the sanctuary of Asclepius and the Epidaurus Theatre
Visit the Mycenae Archaeological site & Tomb of Atreus
Visit the Olympia Archaeological site & Museum
Visit the Delphi Archaeological site & Museum
With the tour guide, visit 2 of the Meteora monasteries that are open on the day you visit Meteora
On Thursday, in Kalambaka, join a “sunset tour” and watch a beautiful sunset from the top of the rocks.
A short stop at the romantic town of Nafplion. The Venetians had it for 200 yrs and they left their mark.
1-night hotel accommodation at Olympia
1-night hotel accommodation in Delphi
2 nights of hotel accommodation in Kalambaka
4 breakfasts (the dinners are optional and depend on the price that you choose to pay).
Services of the Professional guide except on Thursday.
Transport by modern air-conditioned coach
Pick up / drop off service from central hotels in Athens (See the list in the footer)
All taxes except the hotel overnight tax (0.50-3.00 €/ room/ night)
Not included: The entrances to museums, sites, and the 3.00 € entrance during the SUNSET tour
Juniors under 19, and E.U. students are free to enter sites & museums.
More info & Map
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MAP – ROUTE OF THE TOUR
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