About Classical Greece and Meteora
Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on this four day tour.
Activity code: Ath14
Duration: 4 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.
In the afternoon you'll travel through some scenic villages on your way to Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks and crowned by the world famous Meteora Monasteries.
Visit the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora in the morning. These impressive monasteries were built on top of the granite rocks to be out of harm's way especially during times of trouble. Monks also sought solitude in this very peaceful location.
Return to Athens via the monument to heroic Leonidas at Thermopylae.