Athens City Tour and Acropolis Museum – Starts at 08:45 until 13:30. 80€ p/p
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.
Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
N.B. 1) Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum the order of the program can be changed.
N.B. 2) Clients staying at the coast will be transferred back to their hotels with the Cape Sounion Tour bus.
Cruise to the Islands of the Saronikos Gulf – Starts at 08:15 until 19:15 approx. 110€ p/p
We pick you up from your hotel early in the morning in order to take you by coach to the port for embarkation on the cruise ship. At 08:15 the cruise ship departs and sails for the first stopover on the island of Hydra. You will spend approximately one hour, thus you have free time to explore the unique island. Embarkation and sail to the island of Poros, separated from Peloponesse by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros town. Leisure time in Poros will be approximately 60 minutes. After two hours trip we shall arrive to the last port, the island of Aegina, where you have time either to make an optional tour visiting the Athena Afea Temple or to swim to the nearest beaches of the island. Total time to be spent one hour and a half. Lunch is served on board during the voyage. Re-embarkation and sailing back to the port. Arrive late in the afternoon and transfer by coach back to your hotel
AEGINA: The largest and most important island in the Saronic Gulf, inhabited since the 2nd millennium B.C. Aegina has a very rich past and a fascinating present. The island is famous for its pistachio groves, on which is based its economy. In the port itself, you will see the typical fish market and the very colorful floating fruit and vegetable market.
POROS: The smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. A very green island, covered with pine trees and lemon trees. You will walk around its small and narrow streets, and go up to the clock-tower to admire the panoramic view.
HYDRA: One of the most cosmopolitan islands, the favorite of the international Jet-Set. Wander through its narrow streets, admire the unique architecture of its houses, have a swim in its crystal clear waters, shop in its famous jewellery and popular art boutiques.
Cape - Sounio 15:00 until 19:00 50€ p/p
Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.
On the way, you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.
After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion.
All day Tour to Epidaurus - Mycenae , 115€ (Lunch included ) p/p 08:45 – 19:00
Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, (short stop).
Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city “rich in gold” of the ancient poets.
Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs e.t.c.
Depart for Nauplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), leave for Epidauros, to visit the Theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics.
Return to Athens by the National road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Lunch in Mycenae.
N.B. Clients staying at the coast will depart for their hotels from G.O.TOURS terminal, around 19.30 hrs.