Classical Tours around Greece for individuals
With, pilgrimtours.gr you can also have an extention to your organized vacation, a short trip to Classical period, Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on these One – Two - Three days or Four Day tours.
Athens Sighseeing - Half Day Athens city tour with Acropolis MuseumDep. 08.45 - Ret. 13.30
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). While on the Acropolis you will visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
Delphi- One DayDep. 08.45 - Ret.19.00
Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route.
Argolis- One DayDep. 08.45 - Ret. 19.00
Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, (short stop).
Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" o f the ancient poets.
Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs e.t.c.
Depart for Nauplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), leave for Epidauros, to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics.
Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Lunch in Mycenae.
Delphi- Two DaysDep. 08.45 - Ret. 19.00 (2nd day)
1st day: Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova arrive in Delphi, the center of the Ancient World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer. Afternoon free. Dinner. Overnight.
2nd day: The whole morning is free for you to see more of the ragged grandeur of Delphi and take photographs to remind you of its beauty. Return to Athens by the same route.
Argolis- Two DaysDep. 08.45 - Ret. 19.00 (2ndday)
Participants in this tour will have an afternoon and a morning free in order to see more of the picturesque town of Nauplion that the Venetians called "Naples of Greece"
1st day: Corinth Canal - Mycenae (visit & lunch) - Nauplion, afternoon free. Overnight.
2nd day: Nauplion - Epidauros (visit) - return to Athens.
Hydra-Poros-Aegina - One Day Cruise
Dep. 08.00 - Ret. 19.15 approximately
In the morning we take you by bus, from Athens to Piraeus for your embarkation to the cruise boat.
At: 08.30 depart to Hydra, where we arrive at: 11.45. Here you have free time for a walk or a swim.
At: 13.30 embarkation and sail for Aegina past through Poros and seashore of Peloponnese. The lunch will be served during the voyage.
At: 15.30 we arrive at Aegina where you have time for a swim. Optional excursion, by bus, to the fine preserved Temple of Afea Athena.
At: 18.00 embarkations for the voyage of return to the port. Arrive to Piraeus, late in the after noon.