3 Days Argolis, Olympia and Delphi

Length: 3 days Depart From: Athens

Day 1:
Leave of Athens early in the morning to the Corinth Canal via the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf. Pass by the Corinth canal (quick stop to take pictures), then on to Epidaurus visiting this Ancient Epidaurus Theatre. Then through the plain of Argos on to Mycenae. Visiting the Archaeological site, the Lion Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Palace and the tomb of Agamemnon. Leave in the afternoon via Tripoli, Megalopolis to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Overnight and dinner in Olympia.

Day 2:
Visit to the archaeological site in Olympia with the temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Ancient Olympic Stadium and the museum of Olympia. Departure from Olympia via Patras to Rion, cross the Corinthian bay to Antirion via the bright new bridge (the longest bridge in Europe). Drive to picturesque Nafpaktos and from there on, via the scenic new road along the coast, to Delphi. In the evening you will be visiting the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Overnight Dinner in Delphi.

Day 3:
Visit to the archaeological site in Delphi, the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and the Museum of Delphi, with it’s spectacular finds, including the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx and the Statue of Antinoos.

Return to Athens in the evening.

FEES & FREE ADMISSIONS
  • 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 Olympia area & Museum are 9 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office).
  • Entrance fees into Delphi area & Museum are 9 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office).

Free admission for:

  • 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)
OPENING HOURS

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 Delphi:

  • Winter period: 8:30 – 15:00
  • Summer period:8:00 – 19:00

Opening hours for the archaeological area of Olympia:

  • Winter period: Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00-15:00 Monday: 10.00 – 17.00
  • Summer period: 08:00- 20:00
HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE

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
SPECIAL NOTES & TIPS

Restrictions

  • Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you want a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you can hire one at extra cost.
  • 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.

Special Notes

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

Tips

  • 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  Delphi, Mycenae and Olympia 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.
TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms of Use

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 and Traffic laws of Athens.

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.

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