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HERCULES WITH NAFPLIO

9 Days / 8 Nights
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Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Meteora, Nafplio & Day Cruise

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What is included in this package

  • 4-night accommodation in Athens.
  • Classical Tour of 5 days/4 nights with two meals per day.
  • 1-night accommodation in Nafplio in 3* or 4* hotels.
  • 1-night accommodation in Olympia in 3* or 4* hotels.
  • 1-night accommodation in Delphi in 3* or 4* hotels.
  • 1-night accommodation in Kalambaka in 3* or 4* hotels.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in Athens with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Visit to the Acropolis Museum with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.
  • Tickets and entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • Day-cruise to the islands of the Saronic Gulf with lunch.
  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency Phone Line.
  • Daily breakfast

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  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses.
  • International air tickets.
  • Add extra nights in Athens by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
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  • 10% discount for Black Friday & Cyber Monday of more than 1 traveler

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Package Tour Itinerary: Hercules With Nafplio

ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
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ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

After your arrival in the mythical city of Athens, the transfer to your hotel will be conducted in one of our private vehicles. A member of our English speaking team will meet you at your hotel, help you with the check-in, inform you of all the details of your trip, introduce you to the city and its everyday way of life and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy Athens at your own pace.

Greca Tip: Extend your stay by adding more nights during Step 1 of 3 of your reservation!

ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT
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ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT

After your breakfast and at the agreed time, you will commence the panoramic tour of the Athenian Neoclassical Center: the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Library, and National Academy, the Ilion Palace, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of great interest.  You will learn all there is to know about their history and background from the licensed English-speaking Tour Guide accompanying you on this tour.

Your next stop will be the "sacred rock", the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The entrance fee to both sites is included. At the end of the visit, you can either choose to return to your hotel or set out on your own adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.

In the evening, we have included a guided walking tour that will take you through the prettiest districts of the capital, such as Anafiotika, Thissio, Monastiraki, and Plaka.

Greca Tip: In Plaka look for something alluring, like ceramics, musical instruments, handmade jewelry to specialty food shops stacked high with olives and spices.

FROM ATHENS TO CORINTH, MYCENAE, EPIDAURUS AND NAFPLION
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FROM ATHENS TO CORINTH, MYCENAE, EPIDAURUS AND NAFPLION

Today you will head towards the Corinth Canal, where you will make a brief stop to take some photos and marvel at this famous channel that connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth. With this impressive engineering feat ships did not have to sail more than 400 km around the Peloponnese peninsula to reach the Ionian Sea.

Past verdant hills you will reach Epidaurus and its Theater renowned for its acoustics and still in use today, especially during the summer. You will also visit the museum, which is located inside the archaeological site, between the Ancient Theatre and the Asklepieion.

Your next stop will be the town of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. 

You will finish a full day’s cultural adventure in the comfort of your hotel in Nafplion, afternoon free.

You will enjoy your dinner and have a restoring good night's sleep.

Greca Tip: You can have a delicious meal in Syntagma Square and sip your drink at the port taking in the amazing view of Bourtzi – always lit up at night.

FROM NAFPLION TO OLYMPIA
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FROM NAFPLION TO OLYMPIA

After a rich breakfast, around 12:30 hs. your journey will take you to Mycenae where you will visit the prehistoric Acropolis, the Lions Gate and the tomb of "Agamemnon".

In the afternoon, you will travel through the scenic Arcadia Mountains towards ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games.

Greca Tip: Remember to take some of the amazing olive oil with you as well as other olive oil derivatives, such as creams and soaps offering all of nature’s benefits.

FROM OLYMPIA TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD - DELPHI
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FROM OLYMPIA TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD - DELPHI

In the morning you will visit the site of the ancient Olympic stadium, where the first games were held at around 776 BC. The importance of these games was widely accepted, given the extensive participation of the Greek cities, which suspended hostilities throughout the celebrations. The Olympiad was recognized as the only chronological event all over Greece and, basically, represented the period of four years between two consecutive events.

Olympia was also the most important sanctuary of Ancient Greece, a place to worship Zeus, the first among the gods. The gigantic gold and ivory sculpture crafted by Phidias was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

After your visit to the Museum of Olympia, you will continue your journey, across the suspension bridge of Rio - Antirion, a modern engineering wonder, until you reach your destination.

Upon your arrival at Delphi you will have dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Greca Tip: In the evening you can go in search of the traditional character of nearby Arachova and enjoy a drink in a stylish café or a local kafeneio (coffee shop).

FROM THE ORACLE TO METEORA, KALAMBAKA
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FROM THE ORACLE TO METEORA, KALAMBAKA

In the morning, and after your breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the center or 'navel' of the ancient world.  It was here where the renowned Oracle of Delphi, a counsellor of kings and pilgrims, was to be found. Make sure you visit the Museum, which houses the "Bronze Charioteer", a masterpiece of Greek sculpture.

At the end of your Delphi tour, you will descend the slopes of Mount Parnassus and head towards the plains of Thessaly, where the city of Kalambaka is located.               

You will arrive in the town of Kalambaka, have dinner and enjoy a good rest.

Greca Tip: You may also use your free time to visit the Temple of Athena Pronaia at Delphi.

FROM KALAMBAKA TO ATTICA - ATHENS
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FROM KALAMBAKA TO ATTICA - ATHENS

Early in the morning you will visit Meteora, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. In this mysterious landscape, the natural beauty is combined with the compelling presence of the eternal monasteries suspended or "meteora" on top of the huge rocks. Currently there are only six in use, five for the male and one for the female monastic community.  

On the way back to Athens, you will briefly stop at Thermopylae, where you can see the statue of the Spartan King Leonidas, famous for leading the battle against the Persians in 480 BC. In the late afternoon you will arrive in Athens, where we will drop you off at your hotel.

Dress code to the Monasteries: Sleeveless clothing and shorts above the knee are not allowed. Skirts, shawls and trousers are available at the entrance of the Monasteries in case visitors do not have such clothing to cover themselves with.

Greca Tip: Take a stroll in Kalambaka's old town and look for handmade wood carved objects and religious icons as well as home-made sausages, honey, fruit sweets and jams, and the regional pudding (“spatoula”) or “halva” for a sweet aftertaste.

DAY CRUISE - NAVIGATING LIKE ODYSSEUS
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DAY CRUISE - NAVIGATING LIKE ODYSSEUS

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the port to commence the Full Day Cruise to three of the most beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Aegina is famous for its variety of pistachios, Poros for its scenic beauty and Hydra, the greenest of these islands, for its elegant stone mansions, serene atmosphere and vehicle free roads. While on board the cruise ship, you will also enjoy lunch in the accompaniment of traditional Greek music and dance. 

At the end of the day you will be comfortably transferred back to your hotel.

Greca Tip: You can look for Aegina's famous pistachio nuts, Poros' high-quality honey and Hydra's almond sweets, amygdalota.

GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!
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GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!

At the appointed time, a member of our staff will drive you to Athens International Airport, where you will have the opportunity to check in your luggage and benefit from the tax return of all the "tax-free" items bought for family and friends.

Undoubtedly, after spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more and extraordinary moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

Have a nice trip! or as Greeks say: "Kalo taksidi!"

Greca Tip: As a going away gift you can choose from a wide range of brightly colored flokati rugs, handmade sandals, embroidered covers and Greek honey or olive oil.

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