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HIGHLIGHTS: *Corinth Canal *Tomb of Agamemnon *Ancient Epidaurus Theater *Olympia Archaeological Site and Museum *Lion Bridge *Delphi Archaeological Site and Museum.
PRICE of tour: 338 euros/person with choice of 'Tourist class Hotel' or .... 398 euros/person with choice of 'First Class Hotel'
INCLUSIONS: *Entrance fees *Luxury Coach transport *Licensed guide *All taxes *Breakfasts and dinners *Hotel accommodation based on choice of Tourist or First Class status.
EXCLUSIONS: *Drinks and beverages *Lunch *Tips (appreciated when deserved)
1st DAY: The tour departs for the first historic monument, the Corinth Canal. This marvel of engineering was started in the 7th century, BC. This is followed by a drive to Epidaurus to visit the ancient Epidaurus Theater which is famed for it's amazing acoustics where a whisper can be heard in the back row seats.
Continuing on, the tour moves on to a a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Argolis region, land of Homer's Golden Mycenae. You'll be experiencing one of the major centers of Greek civilization dating as far back as the 2nd century BC. The tour will include the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion's Gate, the Royal Tombs and the magnificent structure of the 14th century BC, the Treasury of Atreus.
After a bit of free time, the excursion departs for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Overnight stay in Olympia.
2nd DAY: The day commences with a visit to the Olympia Archaeological Site. This site includes the Temple of Zeus, the Archaeological Museum, the Temple of Hera, and Altar of the Original Olympic flame and Olympic Stadium.
Moving on from there to a rest stop in Patras followed by crossing the Corinthian Bay and passing the city of Nafpaktos, the tour proceeds along the coastal road to Delphi. This area was known in ancient times as the 'Navel of the World' and was home to the Oracle of Delphi where world leaders came to pay tribute and receive their prophesies. Overnight stay in Delphi
3rd DAY: Another exciting day of history. The excursion will travel on to the Archaeological Site and Museum of Delphi. Approaching the Delphi Sanctuary, the tour passes by the eternal Castalia spring.
Once at the site itself, the tour includes a visit to the monument of the Argive kings, the Temple of Pronaia, the Athenian Stoa, the Treasury of the Athenians, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo, famed location of the Oracle. The guide will be a wealth of information explaining the richness and importance of Delphi as one views the spectacular exhibits in the museum. The famous bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos are just some of the treasures considered to be some of the best of ancient Greece. We return to Athens this afternoon.
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