tours outside athens

Dear Participants,

Please find below some suggested tours outside of Athens. We are happy to help you out with further information and more options or bookings for trips within or outside Athens. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 2019esprit@gmail.com

Suggested Tours

  • OLYMPIA 2 DAYS TOUR   3/9 ,10/9 ,17/9   from eur 276.00  single room

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the important archaeological site of Mycenae & the ancient theater of Epidaurus
  • Visit ancient Olympia and view highlights such as Temple of Zeus & the stadium
  • Travel on a comfortable bus & visit many top sites with a professional guide
  • Stop at the strategically Corinth Canal
  • Excellent value of money

ACTIVITY INFO

Escape the modern world and take a two-day tour of the essential sites of classical Greece: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion and Olympia. Visit some of the most impressive UNESCO archaeological sites, discover the glory of classical Greece and learn all about the Olympic games. Transportation, professional guide, A class or T class hotel accommodation, entrance fees, breakfast and dinner are included per itinerary.

1st DAY: Leave Athens behind and head to the strategically Corinth canal (short stop). Continue to EPIDAURUS and visit the majestic Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to the beautiful seaport town of Nauplia (short stop) and through the plain of Argos arrive to Myceane. Visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Learn about the classical Greek culture as you walk through this impressive archaeological site. In the afternoon depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. Overnight stay Olympia.

2nd DAY: After breakfast, set off with your expert guide and visit the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of OLYMPIA. Marvel at the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological Museum. Continue via Patras and see the famous Antirion Bridge which is considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Continue your route with your driver and arrive back to Athens in the late afternoon.

  • 3 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR    From eur 483.00  single room 7/9,9/9,10/9,14/9,16/9,17/9,21/9

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three days classical Greece tour led by a professional guide
  • Visit Greece’s important UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Explore the land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae & see the Royal Tombs
  • See the Ancient theatre of Epidaurus, world famous for its acoustics
  • Stroll through Delphi site & museum also known as the ‘navel of the world’
  • Visit Olympia mythical site, the birthplace of Olympic games

ACTIVITY INFO

Led by a professional and passionate guide, visit Greece’s most important UNESCO-listed sites such as the mythical site of Olympia, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi famous for its oracle and Mycenae, home to the kingdom of King Agamemnon. Venture out on daytime adventures to the impressive sites before enjoying your evenings in relaxed, A class or T class accommodations, based on your choice.

1st DAY: After your accurate pick up from your Athens central hotel, depart from our terminal for three day trip via the coastal National highway for the strategically Corinth Canal (short stop). Continue to Epidaurus and visit the Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Then you enter the region of Argolis, land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the second century B.C., Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon & Clytemnestra’s, and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th-century B.C. structure. In the afternoon depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games, through the cites of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight stay in Olympia.

2nd DAY: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then meet your guide for a tour to Olympia archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological Museum. Depart via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian bay by the famous new bridge to Antirion. Pass by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight stay in Delphi.

3rd DAY: Set off early and visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world remains one of the most important  UNESCO world heritage sites in Europe. Pass by Castalia spring, visit at the archaeological site and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the temple of Pronaia, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and Delphi museum, with it’s spectacular exhibits include the frieze of the Treasury of the Sifnians, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos the metopes of the Athenian treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artifacts. After enjoying an optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in Delphi, you’ll return back to Athens, arriving in the early evening.

  • DAY CRUISE to Greek islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.

Eur  100.00

Tour extras:

Port Transfers (Per person €12)

Tour to the temple of Afaia in Aegina island (Per person €28)

Upgrade to A class lounge (Per person €145)

HIGHLIGHTS

·        Poros island

·        Hydra island

·        Aegina island

·        Join a guided trip to the Temple of Aphaia on Egina island (own expense)

·        Greek folklore show of traditional music and dancing on board

·        Upgrade to the VIP experience for exclusive lounge access, a welcome drink, a shared transfer from hotel to port and private check-in

ACTIVITY INFO

Take a day cruise from Athens to the fabulous Greek islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina for a relaxing day on the sea. With all your transport, transfers and buffet lunch organized, (a delicious lunch and Greek folklore show aboard your ship are included), you can sit back and enjoy your leisurely day cruise with free time on each island to explore. After transferring from Athens to the port by motor coach, you’ll set sail for the island of Poros, where you’ll have free time for strolling and shopping. Head ashore at the colorful capital and enjoy around two hours to look around on your own.

As you approach the island of Hydra admire the colourful  harbor and get tips from your guide on what to see and do on the island.  You will have about 2 hours  at leisure to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra island, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. Amble down the narrow lanes, relax over coffee, or buy souvenirs in the quaint shops. From the decks, you will be able to admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of this island, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history.

Upon arrival in Egina (Aegina)   a guided excursion to Egina’s ancient Temple of Aphaia is also available at your own expense or take a walk around the main town. Aegina is one of the Saronic islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf. The lovely island is only 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Athens, and is a popular getaway for Athenians during the summer months.

Return to your cruise-boat and sit down to enjoy a Greek folklore show of traditional music and dancing as you sail back to Piraeus. After an hour at sea, disembark and finish your trip with a drop-off (if option selected) in Athens.

VIP Cruise Experience:  Upgrade to enjoy special amenities and be spoiled in the VIP class lounge. Start with a shared transfer from hotel to port, enjoy a private check-in, and then relax in the VIP lounge. Enjoy a welcome drink and savor a buffet lunch in the VIP dining room. The VIP area is equipped with Wi-Fi, and on the second deck a tax-free luxury goods store awaits. In the summer, you’ll be charmed by the sun deck and spacious open space with a comfortable sitting area and bar.

INCLUDES

·        Buffet – Lunch on board

·        Greek dance show and music

·        All taxes

·        Hotel pick up/drop off service

·        Guide

·        Drinks and beverages

·        Entrance fees

·        Cost of optional tours in Aegina

·        Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Please choose the option ‘port transfer’ if you wish to add in your booking Athens hotel pick up/drop off service. Please note: One day cruise departs from Marina Kalitheas or Marina Flisvos at 08:00. The order in which we shall visit the islands is either Poros – Hydra – Aegina or Aegina – Poros – Hydra which does not change the duration of stay on any of the islands. Choosing the option to upgrade your booking to VIP class lounge you will enjoy high quality services and many other comforts as well as port transfers.

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