We recommend a full day tour of Athens City comprising the following:
First stop will be the rocky outcrop above the city of Athens “the Acropolis” which contains several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance. The most important remains of the site are the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athina Nike all of which will be visited during the tour. Next stop will be at the Old Royal Palace and then on to see the Changing of the Guards at the Greek Parliament building.
A stop for lunch at Plaka (the old city of Athens) is scheduled with time for shopping and lunch. The final stop will be a visit to the famous Acropolis Museum.
Our first stop will be at the beautiful island of Hydra. One of the favourite islands of the jet-set with beautiful traditional stone houses and mansions is a must to visit with for a walk through the narrow stone paved streets. A stroll along the old seaside promenade with its fine craft shops will captivate you during our 2 hour stop.
On our way to Poros, lunch will be served on board.
Poros is the smallest of the three islands. A 1 hour stay at the enchanting town of Poros with its narrow straight offering a fantastic view of the town is sufficient to take in the beauty of this small island.
The final stop at the largest of the three islands will be in the harbour of Aegina. A visit to the Church of Saint Nektarios to see the relics on display or to the Temple of Afea archaeologicalsite are 2 of the tours we offer on this island before beginning the return journey to Athens.
The first stop of the tour of which is a 2.5 hour drive from Athens to visit the ancient sanctuary, navel (or centre) of the world Delphi. Situated on the slopes of Mount Parnassus are the ancient temples that have a quiet spirituality that has endured through the millennia.
A visit to the Archaeological Museum which houses a large number of important artifacts and treasures to view the figurines and fine pieces hand made from gold, silver and ivory.
Last stop will be just 8 km from Delphi in the mountainous town of Arachova. We will take you to a recommended traditional taverna for lunch followed by a stroll in the narrow streets full of traditional houses, coffee and souvenir shops. The beautiful scenery can be taken in together with a visit to the open traditional houses to see and buy some of the woven textiles.
The first stop will be to see the strategically important Corinth Canal followed by our drive to the region of Argolis land of Homer’s Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mycenaewas one of the major centers of Greek civilization with a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece dating from 1600 BC to 1100 BC. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate and the Royal Tombs including Agamemnon Clytemnestra’s and the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14th century B.C. structure. At this point in our tour there will be time for lunch at a local restaurant.
Our next stop will be to see the famous archaeological treasure of Epidaurus to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks. Here will visit the ancient theatre one of the best preserved classical Greek building which is still in use today due to its outstanding acoustics. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed monument which is reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asklepios the healer and was the most celebrated healing centre of the classical world.