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Athens Sightseeing

1/2 day morning walking tour of Athens
   

 

  Depart 9.45 am from Amalia Hotel – Tour ends approximately 1 pm at the Acropolis The tour begins in front of the Parliament in Syntagma Square where you will see the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and the change of the famous Guards. A pleasant walk will follow through the National Garden and on to the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's Arch. From here you will enter the Plaka area heading to the Acropolis and visit with your guide the Propylaea, the Temple of Nike, and the Parthenon, the monuments that remind us of Glory of Ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Pericles. See also in the surrounding the Athenian Agora, the Observatory, the Hill of Democracy (Pnyx), Mars and Philoppapos Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Theatre of Dionysus. At the end of the tour, and since you are so close, do not miss the opportunity to visit on your own the New Acropolis Museum.
(entrance fees not included)

01.04.17 - 31.10.17: Departs daily (9.45 am - 1 pm)

1/2 day afternoon tour with Acropolis
   

 

  This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University and the National Library. On the way to the Acropolis you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, you will see the temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's Arch. At the Acropolis, you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.
(entrance fee is not included)

01.04.17 - 31.10.17: Departs MON - FRI : 3 - 6.30 pm

Athens Sights with Acropolis and museum
   




  This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.   Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.
Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
N.B. Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum the order of the program can be changed.

01.11.16 - 31.10.17: Departs Daily

A night out in Athens
   

  Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the
slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.  (included dinner - drinks NOT included)

01.11.16 - 31.03.17: Departs SAT
01.04.17 -31.10.17: Departs TUE - THU & SAT (8.15 pm - midnight)

    Day trips from Athens

CAPE SOUNION
   

  Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni
& Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.
On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands
offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

01.11.16 - 31.03.17: Departs MON | WED | FRI | SAT

01.04.17 - 31.10.17: Departs daily

ARGOLIS 1 day tour
   

  Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, (short stop).
Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets.  Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs e.t.c.   Depart for Nauplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), leave for Epidauros, to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics.   Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Lunch in Mycenae.


01.11.16 - 31.03.17: Departs TUE | SAT
01.04.17 - 31.10.17: Departs TUE - THU & SAT ( 8.45 am - 7 pm)

DELPHI 1 day tour

   

 

 

Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back).  Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.
Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route.

01.11.16 - 31.03.17: Departs WED | FRI | SUN
01.04.17 - 31.10.17: Departs daily ( 8.45 am - 7 pm)


1/2 day CORINTH

   

  Leave Athens and drive South West until we reach the Corinth Canal which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop).
Drive on and visit the ancient town of Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years.
The remains of the City, which include the Agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple (6th century B.C.) clearly show how rich and important Corinth was in Ancient Times.
A short stop at the Site of the Ancient Port of Cehries, where St. Paul disembarked, will conclude the visit. Return to Athens in time for lunch. (lunch not included)

21.04.17 - 20/10/17 - Departs MON | FRI

FULL DAY SARONIC ISLAND CRUISE
   

  Start with a morning transfer from your hotel to the Cruise departure point.  A buffet lunch on board in included.  There may be a possibility to swim, so bring togs & towel with you.
Cruise on the blue waters of the Saronic Gulf to the picturesque island of Hydra with its white washed architecture.  From Hydra sail to Poros where the natural surroundings include pine trees and sandy beaches, perfect for an afternoon swim.  Before returning to Athens stop at Aegina for an optional visit to the famed Temple of Afea Athena.
Arrive back at the pier this evening and transfer to your hotel. (L).


     

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