Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This well-paced 14-day journey balances expeditions to Greece's most important Classical age monuments (like the famed Acropolis) with ample time to wander the winding streets, vineyards, boutiques, marketplaces and beaches on Mykonos and Santorini.
DAY 1 ATHENS
Arrival to „Eleftherios Veniselos“ International Airport. Our kind staff will meet you at the Arrival Hall and escort you by private transfer to your hotel. After the check-in, we suggest a small rest and preparation for discovering Greek beauties.
DAY 2 ATHENS – MYKONOS
We await you to join us on a journey to Greek Islands, to explore the diversity of Ancient Greek cultures. Our first stop is Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy magnificent views as you sail across the brilliant Aegean Sea to this island paradise.
DAY 3 MYKONOS
Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of Mykonos. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity.
DAY 4 MYKONOS – SANTORINI
Sail to the most spectacular destination in the Mediterranean, the fabled island of Santorini. Visit an island winery that produces the unique and famous wines of Santorini.
DAY 5 SANTORINI
Begin exploring one of the world’s most beautiful islands with a visit to the Archaeological Museum** with its impressive collection of frescoes, Byzantine works of art, and sculptures of the Hellenistic period. Next, travel through a fascinating landscape of vineyards, whitewashed chapels and volcanic cliffs to the spectacular town of Oia, where the best views of the crater are found. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax and explore the island capital of Thira.
DAY 6 SANTORINI – ATHENS
After couple of days of leisure, it is time to prepare yourself for the real exploration of Greece. Transfer back to Athens and get ready to get to know one of the founders of Western Civilisations...
DAY 7 ATHENS – EPIDAURUS – MYCENAE – OLYMPIA
Brace yourself, our time-machine is back in business! Crossing the famous Corinth Canal will take us in the very heart of Greece. Our first place to visit is Epidaurus – home of the largest and most beautiful preserved ancient theatre. Why don't you try out unbelievable acoustics of this place? Learn the secrets of Greek architects and mathematicians, which are preserved for almost 2500 years! We will continue even further in the past, by visiting the capital of the oldest recorded civilisation in Greece – Mycenian. The city of Mycenae gives the astonishing impression: monumental walls crowned with fantastic Lion Gate, followed by the royal crypts of Agamemnon really tell the story in the right way. A ride over the twin cities – Rion and Antirion will take us straight to Olympia, where we will call a day.
DAY 8 OLYMPIA – DELPHI
Ready? Set... Go! Olympia is a craddle of the real athletic spirit. Join us as we visit the outstanding Olympic complex, dating back in 8th century BC! Find out what measures were used, which disciplines were practiced and how worshiped were the champions as we visit Olympic complex and Olympic Museum. Our road takes us to our next checkpoint – beautiful town of Delphi...
DAY 9 DELPHI – KALAMBAKA
We see a great journey in front of you... as we visit unreal shrines dedicate to the Sun god – Apollo. His priestesses were famous oracles, and are suspected of determing many important decisions by giving quite accurate (yet suspicious) prophecies. Find out their secrets as we visit the Delphi complex with Museum. After the visit we see a journey toward town of Kalambaka...
DAY 10 KALAMBAKA – METEORA – ATHENS
Whether you are a believer or not – Meteora monasteries will leave you breathless: carved into the unreal mountain scenery, this vast complex of monasteries and caves is the very symbol of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries. Join us on our quest of discovering secrets of Orthodox clergy and principles of Orthodox monks. Our journey takes us back to Greek capital. Arrival is early in the evening...
DAY 11 ATHENS
Today we will start our journey into the craddle of Western civilisations. We will discover secrets of the most prominent city of Ancient Greece: the old Agora will take us thousands of years into past to reveal the very first making of Democracy; further we continue through glorious time-machines of Synthagma Square, Royal Palace, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Academy and Olympic Stadium. However, we will finish our tour on the most glorious place – the famous Acropolis. Here we will meet the true genius of Athens spirit; and furthermore we will conclude our story at New Acropolis Museum. Keep your energy for the REAL conclusion of Athens spirit, as we visit one of the famous Tavernas – where we will enjoy traditional Greek cuisine spiced with beautiful music and atmosphere...
DAY 12 ATHENS – PYRAEUS – CAPE SOUNION – ATHENS
Ahoy, there! The largest and oldest port in Greece awaits us! Take a peek at the secrets of Athenian Navy as we stroll the Aegean shore. From here we will follow the coastline all the way to the shrine dedicated to one of the main Greek deities – Poseidon. Located at the very edge of Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon gives a remarkable story with an outstanding view...
DAY 13 ATHENS
We suggest one day for leisure activities – to settle down all the impressions...
DAY 14 ATHENS
We will bid farewell to Greece as we depart towards Athens „Eleftherios Veniselos“ International Airport. You will be sure that your impression of Greece will last as long as the Greece itself...
Mykonos is so beautiful, it is no accident that it has become one of the most desired destinations in the world. And if you add the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the sophisticated nightlife and the historic treasures of the nearby Delos to its stunning natural beauties and picturesque villages, you’ll have the recipe for an unforgettable holiday. Although one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex, Mykonos is definitely the most famous..
Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.
Did you know that the whole complex of Santorini islands is still an active volcano (the same as Méthana, Mílos and Nísiros) and probably the only volcano in the world whose crater is in the sea?
Epidaurus is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece. Located on the north eastern side of Peloponnese, in the region of Argolis, Epidaurus Greece is mostly famous for its Ancient Theatre. This theatre was constructed in the late 4th century BC to host religious ceremonial events in honor of god Asclepius, whose healing centre was located few steps away. In summer, it hosts performances of ancient Greek drama.
The site of Olympia, in a valley in the Peloponnesus, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. The Altis – the sanctuary to the gods – has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C.
'Suspended in the air' (the meaning of Meteora in Greek), these monasteries represent a unique artistic achievement and are one of the most powerful examples of the architectural transformation of a site into a place of retreat, meditation and prayer. The Meteora provide an outstanding example of the types of monastic construction which illustrate a significant stage in history, that of the 14th and 15th centuries when the eremitic ideals of early Christianity were restored to a place of honour by monastic communities, both in the Western world (in Tuscany, for example) and in the Orthodox Church.
The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. In the second half of the fifth century bc, Athens, following the victory against the Persians and the establishment of democracy, took a leading position amongst the other city-states of the ancient world.
The Athenian Acropolis is the supreme expression of the adaptation of architecture to a natural site.
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