Day 1: Depart from Athens for a short stop to Corinth Canal and then on to visit Ancient Corinth. Proceed to Mycenae and the tomb of Agamemnon . After lunch proceed to Epidaurus theater. From there we will go to Nafplio the first capital of Greece.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Morning visit of Palamidi Castle. You can then spend some time in Nafplio (other option visit Bourtzi Castle) or visit Argos. Then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable stayed bridge which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the Delphi Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Visit Meteora, amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart for Vergina.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: After breakfast, you will explore the archaeological site and the tombs of Philip II who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. The visitor will also see a family tomb (I), known as the “Tomb of Persephone”, with the incomparable fresco of the abduction of Persephone by Hades and a ruined building named “Heroon”, probably used for the worship of the dead royal members buried next door.

We continue on to Pella birthplace of Alexander the Great. Pella was the second capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia, founded by Archelaus (413-399BC), replacing the older city of Vergina to ensure a better communication with the rest of the Greek world, both via sea and mainland. After lunch, we depart for Athens, stopping at Thermopylae, the area where the Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 soldiers fought the Persians in 480 BC.

Arrive in Athens in the evening.

> Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Mycenae, Museum and Treasury of Atreus are 9 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office)
> Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Epidaurus Theater are 6 Euro pp.
> Entrance fees into Palamidi fortress are 4 Euro pp.
> Entrance fees into Olympia area & Museum are 9 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office).
> Entrance fees into the archaeological areas of Delphi and its Museum are 9 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office).
> Entrance fees into each Meteora Monastery are 2 Euros pp.
> Entrance fees into Pella archaeological area are 6 Euro pp.
> Entrance fees into Vergina archaeological area are 8 Euro pp.

Free admission for (except Meteora Monasteries):

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

Free admission for all on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Mycenae:
Winter period: 08:00-15:00
Summer period: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Epidaurus:
Winter period: 08:00-15:00
Summer period: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Palamidi Fortress:
Winter Period: 08:00-15:00
Summer Period: April 2016: 08.00-19.00 & May until October 31st 2016: 08:00-20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Delphi:
Winter period: 08:30– 15:00
Summer period: 08:00 – 19:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Olympia:
Winter period: Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00-15:00 & Monday: 10.00 – 17.00
Summer period: 08:00- 20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Pella:
Winter period: 09:00 – 16:00 Closed Every Monday
Summer period:Tuesday to Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00 Every Monday: 12:30 – 20:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Vergina:
Winter period: Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00 – 15:00 Monday closed
Summer period: Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00 Monday: 10:00 – 18:00

Opening hours for Meteora Monasteries:

Summer period:
St. Stephen’s Nunnery
Visiting Hours: 9:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 17:30.
The monastery stays closed on Mondays.
Great Meteoron Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.
The monastery stays closed on Tuesdays.
Roussanou Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:45.
The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.
Holy Trinity Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.
The monastery stays closed on Thursdays.
Varlaam Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 16:00.
The monastery stays closed on Fridays.
St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:30.
The monastery stays closed on Fridays.

Winter Period
St. Stephen’s Nunnery
Visiting Hours: 9:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00.
The monastery stays closed on Mondays.
Great Meteoron Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.
The monastery stays closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Roussanou Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.
The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.
Holy Trinity Monastery
Visiting Hours: 10:00 to 16:00.
The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Varlaam Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.
The monastery stays closed on Thursdays and Fridays.
St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery
Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.
The monastery stays closed on Fridays.

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

• 1 January: closed
• 6 January: closed
• Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 25 March: closed
• Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
• Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
• Easter Sunday : closed
• Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 1 May: closed
• Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
• 15 August: 08.30-15.00
• 28 October: 08.30-15.00
• 25 December: closed
• 26 December: closed

  • The hillside site of Delphi requires almost continuous uphill walking over dirt and some paved surfaces to visit. Guests must be in good health and sensible walking shoes are a must. At the museum, there are steps to enter the building.
  • You can get into the Monastery of St Stephen from the parking area with only a few stairs. The other 5 monasteries all require much walking over winding, steep and uneven stairs.Most of the monasteries are definitely not for those who have difficulty walking.
  • For visits to the monasteries, ladies are required to wear skirts and gentlemen need to be in long trousers.
  • Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Monasteries or inside any other site or museum.If you want a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you can hire one at extra cost.
  • Some areas like Vergina and Pella are closed on Mondays during winter period.

  • Comfortable shoes for hiking are recommended for this trip.
  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour.

  • Our prices are much better in comparison to those of the big Tour operators, because we are ourselves the tour operator and we do not use third party providers.
  • It’s always a great idea to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen with you because in the warmer months it becomes quite hot and sunny.
  • A hat to protect your head and shade your face is also recommended when spending a significant amount of time in the sun.
  • The area around the Monasteries and Delphi can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.
  • Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors approaching tourists. They may offer you roses, but if choose you accept, you will be expected to pay or give a tip for them.

  • For your safety inside the vehicle, drivers provide commentary only when it is deemed safe to do so while driving. When your driver must concentrate during difficult driving conditions, please refrain from any distracting behaviour as your safety during the tour is our top priority.
  • Your Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance to the Municipality of each place and Traffic laws of Greece.
  • Our service is solely confirmed when the potential customer has received and email confirming services along with the details of the tour. If the confirmation email is not received than please conclude that the service has not been confirmed. We suggest you contact us immediately for further clarification.

Highlights of this Tour

  • Corinth Canal

  • Ancient Corinth

  • Mycenae

  • Palamidi fortress, Nafplio

  • Temple of Apollo, Delphi

  • Athenian Treasury, Delphi

  • Ancient Theater, Delphi

  • Tholos, Delphi

  • Meteora Monasteries

  • Vergina

  • Litochoron

  • Pella

Photogallery

  • corinth canal
  • corinth temple of apollo3
  • corinth templeof apollo4
  • mycenae2
  • mycenae4
  • palamidi fortress nafplio2
  • naflpion town and palamidi fortress
  • temple of apollo delphi2
  • ancient olympia7
  • ancient olympia8
  • dion1
  • pella1

More details about the attractions you visit

  • Corinth Canal

  • Ancient Corinth

  • Mycenae

  • Epidaurus

  • Nafplio

  • Delphi

  • Olympia

  • Meteora

  • Pella

  • Vergina

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