Day1. ANCIENT CORINTH, EPIDAURUS & MYCENAE: After pickup at your hotel, cruise ship or Airport by your private & informative tour driver, sit back & relax in one of our new Black Mercedes EClass, AudiA6 or Mercedes Minibus models with full leather & WiFi to your first stop, the impressive Ancient Corinth, one of the most powerful city states of Classical Greece. Next continue through the olive groves & Peloponnese sea views to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios first healing center of the Ancient world and home to the Theater of Epidaurus with its amazing acoustics. Break for lunch by the sea in Medieval Nafplion before the UNESCO site of Mycenae where you will enter through its gigantic cyclopedian walls towards the palace of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against the Trojans, view the famous Beehive tombs & its wonderful modern museum before our final stop at the village of Olympia.
Day2. ANCIENT OLYMPIA: The day starts exploring magical Olympia. Famous for its Olympic Games of antiquity you will see the places where the original athletes trained, learned and emerge in the stadium in which they competed.Home to the Temple of Zeus and Hera where the Olympic Flame is lit, workshop of Phidias, and extensive Museum containing significant masterpieces from the site. In the afternoon head along the Peloponnese coastline and over the stunning Rio-Antirio suspension bridge to Delphi and the slopes of Mt Parnassus.
Day3. DELPHI & ARACHOVA: A day dedicated to exploring Delphi. Rich in Mythology & history and center of the ancient Greek world as designated by Zeus, Delphi was also famed through its Oracle, Pythian games, & home to the god and Temple of Apollo. You will also have plenty of time to visit the impressive museum with highlights including the Naxian Sphinx & bronze charioteer before the journey to Meteora underneath shadows of the rock forest.
Day4. METEORA: Awake to the towering pinnacles of Meteora on top of which are suspended the six remaining monasteries dating from the 12th century and forming a remarkable and awe-inspiring combination of nature and spiritual significance. We visit the most impressive of these learning about their long history and the hermits and monks that lived there before our return along the east coast with a stop at the dramatic landscape of Thermpohylae with its monument to Leonides & visitors center before lunch just a few feet from the Aegean sea & final return.
A private and flexible tour exclusive to your group alone your experienced English-speaking tour driver provides all the historical, mythological, ancient and modern context along the way to help you make the most of the places you will see. For those wanting accompanied expert licensed guiding inside any of the sites visited, we arrange this on request