Delphi

Full Day Tour

Overview

At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world, met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. 

Between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the Delphic oracle, which was regarded as the most trustworthy, was at its peak. It was delivered by the Pythia, the priestess, and interpreted by the priests of Apollo. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world. The oracle was thought to have existed since the dawn of time. Indeed, it was believed to have successfully predicted events related to the cataclysm of Deukalion, the Argonaut's expedition and the Trojan War.

Itinerary

Drive through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in DELPHI. Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the “severe” Attic style, certainly the

Tour facts

  • Operated daily from April 1 to October 31st, 2013
    From November 2 to March 31st, 2013 every Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun
  • Departure 8:45am
    Return 7:00pm
  • Price with lunch at local restaurant: 99.00€

 

Argolis (Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus)

Full day tour

Overview

Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization.

On the headland called “Nesi” at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is famous for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.


Itinerary

Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae (Visit). Then trough Argos on to Nauplia, 1st capital of Greece in 1829. After lunch depart to Epidaurus (Visit).

Tour facts

  • Operating daily from April 3 to October 31, 2013
    From November 3 to March 31st, 2013 every Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat
  • Departure: 8:45am
    Return: 7:00pm
  • Price with lunch at local restaurant: 99.00€

 



Athens City Tour

Morning Tour
Overview

The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens.



Itinerary

Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the Acropolis museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens.
 
Price from: 68.00€
 
Tour Facts
  • Daily - all year round
  • Departure: 08:45 am – Return: Approx. 1:45 pm
  • Every Monday the New Acropolis Museum is closed. The tour ends at 12:15pm (Price adult 55€)
  • Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the New Acropolis Museum, the order of the program may be changed

 



Ancient Corinth Half Day Tour

Morning Tour
Overview
 
The site of Ancient Corinth was first inhabited in the Neolithic period (5000-3000 B.C.). The peak period of the town, though, started in the 8th century B.C. and lasted until its destruction by the Roman general Mummius in 146 B.C. Representative of its wealth is the Doric temple of Apollo which was built in 550 B.C. The city was reining habited in 44 B.C. and gradually developed again. In 51/52 A.D. The centre of the Roman city was organized to the south of the temple of Apollo and included shops, small shrines, fountains, baths and other public buildings. The invasion of the Herulians in A.D. 267, initiated the decline of the city though it remained inhabited for many centuries through successive invasions and destructions, until it was liberated from the Turks in 1822.
 
Itinerary

Starting from Athens we drive westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. The Corinth Canal intersects the Isthmus of Corinth and has a length of 6.343m. The minimum width of the canal at sea level is 24.6m and bottom width of 21m at 8m depth. Shortly thereafter we reach the ancient town of Corinth (visit) where St.Paul lived and preached for two years. After a pass from the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked – return to Athens in time for lunch.

Price from:

58.00€

Tour Facts
  • From April 20th to October 26th, 2013
  • Every Monday & Friday
  • Departure: 8:45am - Return: Approx. 2:00pm

 



Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

Afternoon Tour
Overview

Sounion has been a sacred site since ancient times. The "sanctuary of Sounion" is first mentioned in the Odyssey, as the place where Menelaus stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. 
Archaeological evidence has shown that there were two organized places of worship on the cape by the 7th century BC: a sanctuary of Poseidon at the southern edge and a sanctuary of Athena about 500 mtrs to the northeast The Temple of Poseidon that now stands at Soúnio was built in 444 BC atop the older temple ruins. 
The Temple of Athena was also built at this time, atop her ancient sanctuary on the cape. Modern travelers visited Sounion long before excavations started on the site, including Lord Byron in 1810. Systematic excavations began on the site in 1897 and continue today.
 
Itinerary
 
Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of GLYFADA, VOULIAGMENI, VARKIZA and countless coves, guests will admire a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape Sounion dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean sea.
 
Price from:  43.00€
 
Tour Facts
  • From April 1st to October 31st, 2013 (Daily)
  • From November 1st 2012 to March 31, 2013
  • Every Monday-Wednesday-Friday & Saturday
  • Dep.: 3:00pm - Ret.: 7:00pm
  • Oct. 1 to Mar. 31 (½ hour earlier)

 



Athens By Night

Overview

Starting our evening tour with a pleasant panoramic drive through illuminated city center and we will approach the slope of the sacred hill to admire the illuminated Acropolis.
Then we will visit the museum of Ancient Greek musical instruments and discover the music history of Greece. Explore the greatest and only collection with 60 reconstructed Ancient Greek Musical instruments.
Next we will walk through the narrow pedestrian street of Plaka, the old city of Athens, to dine in a Greek typical restaurant with floor folklore show with live music, ballet with dancers in traditional costumes.
 

Price from: 63.00€

Tour Facts
  • Daily from April 1st to October 31st, 2013
  • Departure: 8:15pm – Return: Around Midnight
  • From Nov. 1st to Mar. 31st, 2013
  • Every Thursday & Saturday