Program only valid for private groups of 20 or more people
DAY 1: ATHENS ARRIVAL
Welcome to Greece! The birthplace of Western civilization! Upon your arrival in Athens, you will be met by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Your adventure in the historic city of Athens has begun!
DAY 2: TEMPLE OF PARTHENON – ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Athens, including a visit to the Acropolis with the famous Temple of Parthenon and the magnificent museum. Also enjoy a panoramic tour of the city highlights. Evening will be free to explore Athens! You can stroll through the streets of Plaka, known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods", built on top of the residential areas of the ancient city. Cafes, restaurants and shops invite you to partake in the sumptuous culture that is found in a variety of forms around the streets of Athens!
DAY 3: ATHENS – CORINTH – MYCENAE – EPIDAURUS - ATHENS
Today’s journey out of Athens begins with a photo stop at the Corinth Canal, before reaching the ancient city of Corinth where the apostle Paul lived and preached. On to Mycenae where you can see remains of the prehistoric citadel fortified with Cyclopean walls, the Lionesses' Gate, the Mycenaean Palace and the tomb of King Agamemnon. Continue to Epidaurus with its famous well-preserved theater and return to Athens in the evening.
DAY 4: ONE DAY CRUISE
Enjoy a day cruise to the lovely Greek islands of the Saronic Gulf. First stop is Poros, with its delightful scenery marked by the low pine-wooded hills. Next, we visit Hydra the fashionable artists' colony, a retreat of intellectuals and a favorite film location. After lunch, which is served on board the ship, we reach our last port of call, the island of Aegina, an attractive and tranquil resort place. Here we have the option of joining the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia; one of the finest and best preserved Greek temples. Sail back to Athens early in the evening.
DAY 5: DELPHI
Today we depart for a full day tour to Delphi, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its ski resort and bright multi-colored carpets) and visit the Museum where one can see various archaeological treasures, such as the unique bronze Charioteer. Proceed along the sacred way to the Athenian treasury and visit the Temple of Apollo and the Castalia Spring. We start our drive back to Athens in the evening.
DAY 6: CAPE SOUNION
Enjoy a beautiful drive to Sounion, passing by the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, from where one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. Arrive at Cape Sounion, dominated by the spectacular temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea. We visit the archaeological site and have the opportunity to take some unique pictures!
DAY 7: ATHENS DEPARTURE
As you reflect on your visit to the ancient sites that brought history to life, you may realize that you have just touched the surface of all that Greece has to offer and you may find yourself already dreaming of your next Greek vacation. A smile of satisfaction will accompany your private car transfer to Athens International Airport for your departure flight back home.