5 DAYS ATHENS WINTER TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Athens - Arrival Day
Upon arrive in Athens, you will meet with our local representative at the
airport and be transferred to your hotel. Once you settle in, you are free to
stroll in the old Plaka district. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2 - Athens - Half Day City Tour
In the morning, after breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and shall
start our sightseeing tour of the centre of Athens, including The Constitution
of Greece (Sintagma). It was created by the Fifth Revisional Parliament of the
Hellenes and entered into force in 1975. It has been revised three times since,
in 1986, in 2001 and in 2008. The Constitutional history of Greece goes back to
the Greek War of Independence, during which the first three revolutionary Greek
constitutions were adopted. Afterwards we will visit Old Parliament House The
Old Parliament building which is located at Stadiou Street in Athens, housed the
Greek Parliament between 1875 and 1932. It now houses the country's National
Historical Museum. In front of the building stands a large equestrian statue of
General Theodoros Kolokotronis, cast in bronze. It was sculpted by Lazaros
Sochos in Paris in 1900, and erected in its current place in 1904. Continue our
tour, we will go to The National Library of Greece which is situated near the
center of city of Athens. It holds 4,500 Greek manuscripts which is one of the
greatest collection of Greek scripts. There are also many chrysobulls and
archives of the Greek Revolution. Then we will continue driving down Herod
Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the
PRESIDENTIAL PALACE which is the official residence of the President of the
Hellenic Republic. It previously served as the Royal Palace, until the abolition
of the monarchy by referendum in 1974. On your way to the Acropolis you will see
the Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus. and you will make a short
stop at the Panathenaic Stadium which was refurbished a second time in 1895 for
the 1896 Olympics, with completion funding provided by the Greek benefactor
George Averoff whose marble statue now stands at the entrance, based on designs
by architects Anastasios Metaxas and Ernst Ziller.
Upon arrive Acropolis, we will visit Acropolis Museum which is focused on the
findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was
built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Greek
Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies on the archaeological
site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.
Also, we will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens:
the PROPYLAEA, the TEMPLE of ATHENA NIKE, the ERECHTHEION. The last stop before
we back to hotel is The Parthenon. The Parthenon is a temple in Acropolis, the
harmony between material and spirit, the monument that puts order in the mind.
Early evening we will back to hotel, you can relax in the rest of the day.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 3 - Athens - Daily Delphi Tour
(Breakfast and lunch included)
After pick you up from the hotel, we will drive through the fertile plain of
Boeotia, crossing the towns of THEBES which is connected with the tragedy of
king Oedipus - LEVADIA and ARACHOVA, we will have a short stop here you can have
little time to explore the famous colorful rugs and carpets.
Keep going on our journey, Upon arrival DELPHI, the center of the Ancient world
- the Omphalos (Navel) of the 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. We will have our lunch in the modern
village of Delphi.
After the tour, we will drive back to your hotel in Athens. Overnight in Athens.
Day 4 - Athens - Daily Cruise Tour
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Today we will have daily cruise tour for visiting the three beautiful islands of
the Saronic Gulf. After breakfast we will transfer you to the port for
embarkation on the one day cruise. The order in which we shall visit the islands
is either Poros -Hydra-Aegina OR Aegina- Poros- Hydra.Within 2 hours, we will
arrive Poros and we will stay around 50 minutes. Poros is a small Greek
island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km
south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea
channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Its surface
is about 31 square kilometres. The town of Poros has 4,102 of these inhabitants.
The only other inhabited settlement is Agios. The ancient name of Poros was
Pogon. Like other ports in the Saronic, it is a popular weekend destination for
Athenian travellers. It is an island with rich vegetation as well. Much of the
northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large
areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island.
Afterward we will continue for sailing to Hydra (around 1hour and 15minutes
sailing). It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In
ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea which was a reference to the
springs on the island. You will have around 1.5hours to explore this island,
enjoy the most beautiful walk, a donkey-ride around the town and the crystal
clear water.Continue our journey, the last stop will be Aegina. Around 2 hours
sailing we will arrive Aegine. Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the
mother of Aeacus, who was born in and ruled the island. During ancient times,
Aegina was a rival to Athens, the great sea power of the era.
At the end of the tour, we will sailing back to Piraeus port and transfer you to
hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 5 - Athens - End of the Tour
After breakfast check out your hotel and we will arrange your transfer from
hotel to Athens International airport for your flight back home. We hope your
cruise was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our
tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop
5 DAYS ATHENS WINTER TOUR INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- 4 nights in Athens BB
- Athens sightseeing tour SIC with English Guide Entrance Fees included
- Full Day Delphi tour with lunch SIC with English Guide Entrance fees included
- One day cruise with lunch SIC
- All airport transfers private
- Hotel taxes
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Greece entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
- Optional land excursions
|5 DAYS ATHENS WINTER TOUR
WINTER TOUR PRICES IN EURO:
|Winter Season: from 10.11. - 10.03.
|HOTEL LIST - ATHENS:
4 Star Parthenonr Hotel