About Classical Tour
Explore the wonders of Greece on this short tour.
Duration: 3 days
START - / FINISH - Athens
You'll leave early morning for the Argolis region. There'll be a short stop for photos at the Corinth Canal which links the Ionian and the Aegean - if you are fortunate there may be a ship passing through! Proceed to the ancient theatre at Epidavrus, whose acoustics are reputed to be the best in the world. Next stop, Nafplion - many say that it is the most beautiful and romantic town in all of Greece. There will be a short photo stop here. Then to Mycenae famed for its Lion's gate, Royal Tombs, Cyclopean Walls and associations with Agamemnon.
Depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, via the central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis.
Visit the archaeological site of Olympia with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia before continuing to Rion where you cross the Corinthian bay on the magnificent bridge.
Pass by the picturesque town of Nafpaktos and along the coastal road to Itea before heading up to Delphi, once regarded as the centre of the universe [the "Omphalos"].
Visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Delphi was also renowned for its oracle and pilgrims used to journey from far and wide to consult on matters of life, death, love and warfare. You will have a couple of hours free time in Delphi before departing to drive through the village of Arachova, renowned for its colourful rugs and carpets. Return to Athens via Levadia and Thebes. Arrive into Athens early evening.
"Some arrangements I made myself, so it was the 4 day Classical tour and half day tour of Athens, that you arranged for me. It was absolutely brilliant, and if you are able to feedback to our guide Martina from GO, I would be grateful. The trip and choice of visits was really superb and Martina looked after us and gave us so much information. It was the best trip ever. Rediscover were always so helpful and gave me good advice from the start. You are so helpful, thanks yet again. I have been telling everyone how good you are, there's nothing like a recommendation!"
Ms C Chapman, July 2012