21 Nov Two Days Olympia Tour (breakfast & dinner)
Free pick up / drop off hotel service!!
First Day: Athens/ Argolis/ Olympia
Meet your English speaking guide and drive southwest. Head to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city «rich in gold» of the ancient poets. Mycenae is an archaeological site, located about 90 km southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolis to the Saronic Gulf.
In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centers of the Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The period of Greek history from 1600 BC to 1100 BC is called Mycenaean, in reference to Mycenae.
At its height, in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs, including the Tomb of Agamemnon, the famous Greek king who marched against Troy.
Continue to Epidavros, to visit the ancient Theatre (4th century B.C.), famous for its astonishing acoustics. Further, drive to Nauplion, a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff, trademarked by the Bourtzi fortress and crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi fortress. Driving through the cities of Tripolis & Megalopolis, head to Olympia; “check-in”, dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Second Day: Olympia/ Delphi.
Breakfast in the hotel, “check-out”. Visit the archaeological site of Olympia, known for having been the cradle of the Olympic Games (in honour of Zeus), the most famous games in history. Among others, admire the sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus, the Stadium, the Temple of Hera, (Heraion / Heraeum), the Pelopeion, and the area of the altar, where the animal sacrifices were made.
Conclude the tour on the site, by visiting the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the greatest museums of Greece, hosting artefacts found in the archaeological site of ancient Olympia; among the exhibits, admire the famous Hermes and the Infant Dionysos, also known as the Hermes of Praxiteles or the Hermes of Olympia.
Complete the guided visit and, head to Athens, driving via Patras to Rion and, crossing the channel on its “state of the art” new, suspended bridge (short stop). In the afternoon, arrival in Athens, for hotel overnight.
- § Tour price (A class): 236.00 € per adult in double room / 106.20 € per child (up to 16 years old), including hotel breakfast and dinner.
-Single supplement: 40.00 €
- § Tour price (B class): 215.00 € per adult in double room / 96.75 € per child (up to 16 years old), including hotel breakfast and dinner.
-Single supplement: 28.00 €
## Operating time: Departure at 08:30 – Return at 18:30 (second day)
## Operating summer schedule (16 April – 15 October): Tuesdays only.
## Operating languages: English only.