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Heritage

790€

per person

In Greece each nook and cranny is an excellent combination of cultural heritage and natural treasures that can excite every traveler who seeks for unforgettable experiences with authenticity.

History
Visit the cities of Athens, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Thessaloniki & Pella
 
Visit World Heritage Sites by Unesco such as Ancient Olympia, Ancient Epidaurus, Mycenae, numerous monuments of each period of its long aged history, byzantine churches, mythic castles along with natural beauties make the tour an unforgettable experience.

This tour is a great opportunity to discover and admire at the same time the Greek civilization and Greece’s natural beauty. The combination of these different destinations can offer to the traveler a unique experience combining history and astonishing places. The historic center of Athens is an open-air museum, yet the city’s cultural and social life takes place amid these ancient landmarks, merging past and present. In Peloponnesus, visiting Mycenae, Epidaurus and Olympia you will get a great insight regarding the ancient history.  Meteora, on the World Heritage Site by Unesco and the second largest monastic and pilgrimage mount, consists a natural work of art which worth to visit. Thessaloniki, the second largest city and capital of Macedonia, will transfer you to the Byzantine era through its architecture. In Ancient Macedonian cities as Pella you will discover hidden treasures.

Points of Interest

  • Archaeological site of Mycenae

    Mycenae is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. The fortified citadel is nested over the fertile plain of Argolis near the seashore in the northeast Peloponnese.

    Mycenae is the largest and most important center of the civilization that was named “Mycenaean” after this very citadel. Mycenaean is the culture that dominated mainland Greece, the Aegean islands, and the shores of Asia Minor during the late Bronze Age. The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization.

    The Mycenaeans used a syllabic script that is the earliest form of Greek, attesting to the continuity of the Greek civilization from the early Bronze Age era. Many archaeological sites, cemeteries, and Tholos Tombs of the era have been unearthed throughout Greece, and the discovered artifacts speak of a people with strong cultural presence, a centralized political system with a King at the top, with strong commercial ties to the rest of the Bronze Age Mediterranean centers, and a militaristic attitude

  • Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

    Epidaurus was a small city in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece in terms of its perfect acoustics and fine structure. The most famous attraction in Epidaurus is the ancient Theatre. It is famous for its architecture, acoustics and symmetry. Mostly known sights are the Asklepieion of Epidaurus and the archaeological site. The Asklepieion of Epidaurus  as an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts and the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world. Near the ancient Theater which is located next to Lygourio, lie the Ancient Epidaurus and its harbor. The harbor, the green that surrounds it and the view towards Agistri constitute attractions by themselves. Other attractions of the area are the small Theater of Ancient Epidaurus, the Mycenaean Acropolis of Kazarma, the Sunken City, the Castle of New Epidaurus and scattered churches and monasteries.

    The famous theatre, which seats up to 14.000 people, actually a later “add-on”, is still used today for performances of ancient dramas. The Theatre of Epidaurus is the best preserved ancient theatre in the world with perfect acoustics. The theatre was overgrown and buried under a mound of earth looking like just a hollow in the side of a hill until it was discovered in the 1900 century.

  • Olympia

    In western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods, it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount Kronios, at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers, in a lush, green landscape. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years to honour Zeus.

    The visitor can walk though the impressive ruins of the area where athletes trained and run in the ancient stadium; just as the ancient Olympians did after their victory 3000 years ago. They can also visit the museum and get the chance to see some unbelievable sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the famous Hermis of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios.

  • Kalambaka - Meteora

    Meteora is the second largest monastic and pilgrimage area in Greece after Mount Athos. The first monks took refuge on these cliff tops fleeing an invading Turkish army around the 11th century. Several monasteries were built in the centuries that followed and all the building materials had to be winched up in baskets. Until 1920 this was the sole means for getting supplies up to the monasteries. According to numerous historical sources, there were once thirty religious communities but today only six of them remain and can be visited; other smaller monasteries, mostly built during the 14th century, are now deserted.

    Meteora is one of those places where all the elements gather in perfect order to create a natural work of art on a monumental, yet human scale. Being engulfed by the landscape one is awed by the shapes, volumes, and textures that we often recognized in excellent art. The flowing, curvy outlines of the rocks emanate a peaceful mood that contrasts sharply with the majestic scale of the volumes. The mass of rock would seem so intimidating if it weren’t for the soft, fluid appearance of their surface. Meteora is not just masses of rocks however; it is this a rare moment where time becomes eternal, and where a human can feel simultaneously so small and so great, so much of the earth and so much of the sky.

  • Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki is the capital of Macedonia and second largest city of Greece was the second most important city of the Byzantine Empire and is full of beautiful examples of Byzantine art and architecture. Thessaloniki has given Greece some of its greatest musicians, artists, poets and thinkers. It has some of the most beautiful beaches and has some of the finest hotels and best restaurants in northern Greece. Home to the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the International Trade Fair and host to many cultural events.

    The main squares are Platia Elefterias and Platia Aristotelous, both on the waterfront and alive with cafes and restaurants, children playing or people just strolling. This is the place to be in the summer at sunset if you enjoy people watching. Afterwards walk a few blocks to the Ladadika neighborhood, the old Red Light district. If you have a few days to spare and you like cities then come to Thessaloniki. Visit the nearby beaches or wander around the city and see the Archaeological museum which is according to Frommer’s, one of the best in the world.

  • Royal Tombs of Vergina

    Vergina is a small town in northern Greece, located in the regional unit of Imathia, Central Macedonia. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Veroia, of which it is a municipal unit. The town is better known for its remains of Aigai, the first capital of Macedon. It was here in 336 BC that Philip II was assassinated in the theatre and Alexander the Great was proclaimed king.

    Aigai has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status as “an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods”.

    On the discovery of the Royal Tombs of Vergina (Aigai) in 1977, an immediate programme was launched to preserve the magnificent murals which adorned them. At the same time a conservation laboratory was set up on the spot to save and restore the extremely important portable objects they contained. For the preservation of the Royal Tombs themselves a subterranean structure was built in 1993 to encase and protect the ancient monuments by maintaining a constant temperature and humidity, both indispensable for the preservation of the wall paintings.

At a Glance

Discover must-see sights such as Acropolis, one of the 7 wonders of the world

Visit the sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke

Visit Meteora the second largest monastic and pilgrimage area in Greece after Mount Athos.

Visit the tomb of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world

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11 Days
  • Departure Time
    A new accommodation (city) tax will be imposed as of January 01, 2018. This tax will vary from EURO 1,00 to EURO 5,00 per room, per overnight (depending on hotel's category) and will be paid DIRECTLY by the guests to each hotel, on check out time.
  • Include
    4* Accommodation
    3* Accommodation
    Personal Guide
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
  • Not Included
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
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Day 1

Upon arrival at the airport, the quests from our representatives will welcome you. After that you will be transferred to your hotel and check in. Overnight in Athens.
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Day 2

The morning will start with a city tour of Athens. You are going to visit all the major points of interest that the city center has to offer. After that you will visit the famous and astonishing hill of Acropolis. Then you will go by foot on the new Acropolis Museum. Transfer to the hotel for check in and some rest. Free afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
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Day 3

After breakfast tour will depart for the Corinth Canal with a quick stop over there. Drive to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Through the plain of Argos we will arrive to Mycenae. The archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon is going to be visited. Tour will stop in the village of Mycenae for free time. In the afternoon you will depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic games. Arrival in Olympia, check in at hotel and overnight.
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Day 4

After breakfast you will visit the archeological site of Ancient Olympia with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archeological museum. Departure via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian gulf by the new bridge to Antirion. You will pass by the city of Nafpaktos and from there on, along the coastal road, to Delphi, known as the navel of the ancient world. Check in at hotel.
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Day 5

After breakfast, you will visit the museum of Delphi and the astonishing archaeological site with its magnificent view from the slopes of Mount Parnassos to the olive groves of mainland Greece. Depart for Kalambaka via central Greece. Arrival in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks that are crowned by the Meteora Monasteries. Check in at the hotel and overnight.
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Day 6

In the morning, after breakfast, you will leave for nearby Meteora to visit the Byzantine Monasteries. Visit to the Holy monasteries of St. Stephen and Great Meteoron out of the many that suspend from the gigantic rocks.  will also visit the Meteora Natural History Museum.
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Day 7

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Thessaloniki by coach. Free afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Thessaloniki.
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Day 8

Today you are going to discover the city of Thessaloniki and it’s magnificent sites. The Palace, the Triumphal Arch and the impressive Rotunda offer an insight into to the reign of emperor Galerius Maximilianos (early 4th century) and formed the city’s administrative and religious center in Roman times. Overnight in Thessaloniki.
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Day 9

In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit the Grande Dame of Macedonian cities in a land that still hides treasures. The plain is scattered with Macedonian tombs and the remnants of ancient settlements (Vergina & Pella). The new Archaeological Museum at the north east, end of the site gives you the chance to reconstruct in your mind’s eye the daily goings-on of the city in its halcyon days. Overnight in Thessaloniki.
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Day 10

After breakfast, our trip back to Athens will begin. You will have a shot stop over at The Archaeological Museum of Lamia housed in an impressive building era of Otto, which served as barracks situated on the hilltop castle of Lamia. The museum's collections include archaeological finds from excavations in Fthiotida and Evritania. On your way to Athens, you will also be passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae. Check in at the hotel for overnight in Athens.
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Day 11

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the Airport.

Tour Location

Athens, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Thessaloniki & Pella