4 Day Classical Tour with Meteora

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See the major sights of mainland Ancient Greece in all its glory on this four day, three night coach tour. Travelling in modern, air conditioned comfort and staying in first or tourist class hotels, you will see the main sights of this fascinating country, taking in Ancient Mycenae, the Amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Ancient Olympia, home of the Olympic Games, the atmospheric Delphi and the amazing monasteries that float upon the sheer mountains of Meteora. Travelling through some incredible countryside, this tour is for history lovers and as well as for those wanting to see more of this spectacular and diverse country.

4 day classical Meteora tour Greece

Day 1 - (CORINTH CANAL, EPIDAURUS & OLYMPIA)

Early on the first day of the tour, you will be collected from your hotel, your luggage loaded onto the air conditioned luxury coach and you will make your way westward towards the Peloponnese. Your first stop will be at the Corinth Canal. The Ancient Greeks had slaves drag boats across the narrow spit of land that separated the Aegean Sea from the Adriatic Sea; modern man has created a canal to allow ships to pass. The Corinth Canal is a wonder of modern engineering; we will stop here for a short time to take in this modern marvel. Leaving Corinth, the tour makes its way to Epidaurus to visit the town's incredible amphitheatre. This well-preserved site, built over two thousand years ago has some of the most perfect acoustics you will ever experience. Somebody standing on the stage can be heard whispering from the back row. Epidaurus has to be experienced to be believed and your guide will give you more information on this fascinating place.
After Epidaurus, the coach makes its way to the town of Napflio, the first capital of Greece, a picturesque town with an intriguing fort in the centre of its harbour. After lunch, the coach then makes its way to Ancient Mycenae, home to some of the oldest civilisations found in Greece. The home of the lauded King Agamemnon this ancient site was once one of the most important centres of the Bronze Age. The famous Lions Gate is the crowning jewel of the archaeological site which you will have the chance to explore with you English speaking guide. After this tour, the coach will make its way to the town of Olympia in the west of the Peloponnese, where you will check into your hotel for the evening. Dinner is included. This is a great opportunity to get to know your travelling companions and reflect on the amazing sights you have seen.

Day 2 - (ANCIENT OLYMPIA & DELPHI)

After breakfast and checkout, you will board the coach for the quick journey to the site of Ancient Olympia, home of the Ancient Olympic Games and the site where the flame for every Modern Olympic Games is lit. The tour of this fascinating site will take in the Sanctuary of Zeus and the rest of the site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Your English speaking guide will give you a complete overview of the site and its fascinating temples and stadiums. Your entry will also take you into the Olympia Archaeological Museum where artefacts from the ancient games are on display. After your time at the Olympic site, you will board the coach and travel North to the port town of Patras and then to the East to Rio. At Rio, the coach will travel over the largest suspension bridge in Greece. A marvel of modern engineering, the bridge spans the Gulf of Corinth, joining the Peloponnese to the Greek Mainland. Once over the bridge, the coach makes its way north to the quaint town of Nafpaktos. Later in the afternoon, you will travel to the ancient town of Delphi, where you will check into your hotel for the evening. Dinner will be provided at hotel's restaurant.

Day 3 - (DELPHI & METEORA)

Today will be one of the more memorable days of the tour. Checking out of your hotel after breakfast, the coach will take you the short distance to the site of the Sanctuary at Delphi. This is one of the most sacred and beautiful ancient sites in Greece. Nestled high in the hills at the foot of Mount Parnassos, Delphi has been part of the Greek psyche for many centuries being home to the famous oracle and the vestal virgins who used to tend to the Temple. You will spend the morning discovering this fascinating ancient site for yourself. Your guide will give you more information about this very special place, letting you take in the ruins of the temples, bath houses, and the well preserved amphitheatre. Your entry ticket also gives you admittance to the Delphi Archaeological Museum with its fascinating array of artefacts. Around lunch time you will board the coach and make your way to the town of Kalambaka, travelling through the towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala on the way. The landscape changes as you travel north, the mountains become starker and the land more lush. Arriving in Kalambaka, you will check into your hotel and have dinner.

Day 4 - (METEORA & DRIVE BACK TO ATHENS)

Waking in Kalambaka in the shadow of the mountains, you will spend the morning at one of the most unique places on the plant. After you have your breakfast and check out of the hotel, the coach will wind its way up the mountain to the site of the monasteries at Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Meteora means "suspended in air" which is literally how most see these monasteries, perched high up on the sheer cliff and mountain faces. This site has been fascinating visitors for decades. In olden times, there were no stairs and access to these structures, with supplies winched up to the monks by pulleys and windlasses. The monks would move between the monasteries using retractable robe ladders. Today, these ancient wonders are still home to many monks. On the tour of the monasteries you will visit some of the monasteries that are more easily accessible to the public and take is their artistic wonders, marvelling at the very different life of those who spend their day hovering high in the sky like eagles. After the tour of Meteora, the coach will take you back to Athens, travelling though Thermopylae, the place where 300 Spartans held of the Persian army. After a short stop for photos, you will travel through the town of Kamena Vourla and back to Athens to your accommodation hotel accommodation for the night.