DAY 1: ATHENS:
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 2: ATHENS
Morning sightseeing tour of famous monuments of Athens: Parliament, University, National Library and Academy, Ilion Palace, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and many other mythical monuments. Tour ends with a visit to the spectacular Acropolis.
At the end of the tour, make your first contact with Greek cuisine in a typical restaurant in the heart of Athens (drinks not included)
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
DAY 3: ATHENS - ARGOLIS (Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus)
Passing through the picturesque Saronic Gulf coastal roads, we arrive at the Corinth Canal.
Then we go 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
Departure for Nauplion through the province of Argolida.
After lunch, visit Epidaurus. Epidaurus was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary , as well as its theater, which is once again in use today. The cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC.
The theatre is marvelled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of non amplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating
The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus is a UNESCO world heritage site.
DAY 4: ATHENS _ SANTORINI
Early morning transfer to the port of Piraeus to board the boat to Santorini. Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At night, your table is already reserved in a traditional Cycladic tavern to sample a variety of local specialities (drinks not included).
DAY 5: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE
Today we will participate in the cruise (included in package) that visits the small islands of Nea and Palea Kameni located inside the caldera and hot springs and yellow with green water. We have the opportunity to see from distance the capital of the island, Fira located on the top of the island, a town with whitewashed houses, narrow streets, outdoor cafes and nice shops.
DAY 6: SANTORINI
In the afternoon, drive to first stop Megalochori with typical vineyard, where we learn about the grapes of Santorini. Then a traditional local production and fermentation of wine for a guided tour, including new and old facilities, hear about the production of yesterday and today. Continue to a modern wineries with a magnificent view of the volcano, "Santo Wines" - one of the largest wineries in Greece - where we will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines produced in Santorini, including the famous Vinsanto. During the tasting, a small selection of breads, cheeses and olives will be offered.
DAY 7: SANTORINI - ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port to embark on the boat to Piraeus. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Athens. Overnight at selected hotel.
DAY 8: ATHENS – AIRPORT
According to your departure flight time you will be transferred to the airport for boarding your return flight.
Minimum price in triple room, maximum price in single room.
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