The 4-day Classical Greece tour invites you to visit the most important city-states that thrived during the Classical period of ancient Greece.
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- Since all the tours we offer are private we have the flexibility to discuss with you any changes you wish to make in the itinerary.
- During summer time because of the hot climate conditions in Greece we always suggest you to wear light clothes, bring with you a hat and sunscreen and make sure to wear non-slipper comfortable shoes due to the slippery terrain in the archaeological sites.
- Also we always provide child seats or boosters whenever is needed with no extra cost. In case there are children between the passengers and you need a child seat we can provide it with no extra cost.
Our 4-day Classical Greece tour starts by driving out of the city along the scenic coastal road towards west.
Our first stop is the impressive Corinth Canal where you can take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking view by walking on the bridge of the Canal. After 20 minutes driving, we will arrive to Ancient Corinth where you will visit the archaeological site and admire the monolithic Temple of Apollo, the Pirene and Glafki fountains, the Bema where Apostle Paul was judged, the Ancient Agora, the Ancient Theater, the Roman Odeon and the archaeological museum of Corinth.
Acrocorinth will be our next stop to take pictures of the imposing fortress and the breathtaking view of the Corinthian Gulf. Continuing our 4-day Classical tour Greece we will drive through beautiful villages and you will enjoy a scenic drive passing through orange tree fields and vineyards, our next stop will be Mycenae. The ancient citadel of Mycenae was the kingdom of glorious Agamemnon and the Mycenean civilization was one of the most important pillars in the Greek history. In the archaeological site you will admire the Cyclopean walls of the citadel, you will walk through the Lion Gate (symbol of the Mycenean civilization), and see important Mycenean tombs. You will also visit the archaeological museum and a little further down you will be impressed by the tomb of King Agamemnon.
We will continue our tour heading south towards the town of Nafplion, one of the most historical towns in the modern history of Greece. You will admire historical buildings and explore the beautiful small alleys of the town and right after you will enjoy your meal in a local restaurant.
After lunch we will check in at the hotel and get some rest for a while. Before leaving Nafplion you will visit the fortress of Palamidi which was built by the Venetians and its located above the town. You will enter the fortress and you will be amazed by the panoramic view of the town.
Our last stop for the day is the Asclepieion of Epidaurus which is located 30 min away from Nafplion. In the archaeological site you will visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus which is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece in terms of its perfect acoustics and fine structure. The Asclepieion of Epidaurus used to be a therapeutic and religious center dedicated to Asklepios, the god of healing. After you complete your visit there we will return to Nafplion for your overnight.
We will start our second day after your breakfast and we will head to glorious Sparta. As soon as we arrive in Sparta we will stop in front of the statue of King Leonidas known from the battle of Thermopylae.
Right after we will visit the archaeological site and see the ruins of ancient Sparta. We will continue our tour by driving you to the fortified city of Mystras. In the fortified city you will admire the palaces of Michael Palaiologos, who was one of the Byzantine emperors from 1261 until his death, and numerous Byzantine churches.
After you complete your visit there we will drive you to a local restaurant to enjoy your lunch. Our next destination will be ancient Olympia, where we are going to spend the night.
We will start our third day after your breakfast and we will drive you to visit the archaeological site of ancient Olympia and the two museums, where you will see among other things, the ancient gymnasiums, the workshop of Phedias, the temples of Zeus and Hera, the Palaestra, the altar where the Olympic Torch is always being lit for the Modern Olympics, the stadium, the pediments of the temple of Zeus, the statues of Nike of Paeonius and Hermes of Praxiteles, as well as the legendary helmet of General Miltiades from the battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
After finishing your visit at the sites, you will enjoy a meal in a local Greek restaurant. After lunch we will head to Delphi. We will cross the Rio – Antirrio bridge which is one of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and longest of the fully suspended type. It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road.
We will have a stop in Nafpaktos for a short break and you will see the beautiful old port. After 2 hours driving, we will arrive in Delphi and we will check in at the hotel to get some rest. In the evening you will have time to walk the village and enjoy your dinner in a traditional Greek restaurant admiring the sunset.
We will start our fourth day after your breakfast and you will visit the archaeological site Of Delphi and you will admire the Royal Thrones, the Athenian Treasury, the Roman Agora, the Theater, the Stadium and the Temple of Apollo where the priestess Pythia was giving her prophesies.
Continuing you will admire the exhibits of the archaeological museum of Delphi and later you will relax and enjoy your lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant with an amazing view. After lunch you will visit the Temple of Athena Pronea and the Castalian Spring and later we will arrive at the village of Arachova where you will have the opportunity to walk the picturesque small streets of Arachova (famous for the carpets) and to capture the beautiful stone buildings of this famous ski resort.
After 30 min of driving we will make a quick stop in Distomo village where you will see the memorial that commemorates the massacre that took place there in 1944 by the Nazis.
Our last stop will be the Hosios Loukas Monastery which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in a very peaceful location. The tour ends by driving you back to Athens and to the place we picked you up.
- Corinth canal
- Ancient Corinth (Temple of Apollo, Pirene and Glafki fountains, Bema, Corinth museum)
- Acropolis of Mycenae
- Lion gate
- Tomb of Agamemnon
- Mycenae museum
- Old town of Nafplion
- Palamidi fortress
- Asclepieion of Epidaurus
- Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
- Statue of Leonidas
- Sparta site
- Mystras fortified town
- Ancient Olympia site (Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, Filippeion, Ancient stadium,)
- Ancient Olympia Archaeological museum
- Rio Antirrio bridge
- Temple of Athena Pronea
- Castalian Spring
- Delphi site (Temple of Apollo, Athenian treasury, Roman Agora, Theater, Stadium)
- Delphi Museum