4-Day Corinth Canal/Epidaurus/Nafplio/Mycenae, Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

Why this tour? What to expect before you decide to choose instead of another tour?
Be prepared for lots of driving covering extensive parts of the Peloponnese and Central Greece! On the other hand, you'll be visiting the four most famous & popular sites in Greece in a much more comfortable, joyful and efficient way compared to a ride with a bus full of strangers. Thus, more time at the sites and relaxed exploring.
We explore the Unesco sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Olympia and after leaving behind the Mythical Peloponnese by crossing the amazing Rio-Antirio bridge we also visit Delphi and Meteora.
☼ A personalized experience planned not for tourists!
☼ Your included accommodation will be top class.
☼ You should expect this tour to be about food & drink too.
☼ An important part of all days of your experience is the included lunch & drinks.
☼ A private tour operated with just your party & your tour leader.
☼ This is a flexible, customizable, authentic experience.

per adult from

$2,437

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • A great tour for 1-7 related people (families, couples, friends).
    • Brand new 2018-2020 vehicles: For 1-2 people a 5 door large saloon or for 3-7 people a large minivan
    • Non smoking vehicle and driver/tour leader.
    • The highlight of this tour and our treat is the authentic lunch on all days - Vegetarian option
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    • In the car tour information booklet and bottled water.
    • Each person is allowed one normal size suitcase and one small carry on bag.
    • Top quality accommodation/breakfast (based on double or triple occupancy depending on your group).
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees to the sites
    • Dinner (your tour leader will suggest the best places to eat out)
    • Professional guide (but can be arranged at each location)
    • Shopping & touristy stops unless required by your group
    • Gratuites (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Palamidi Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Athena Pronaia Temple
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Meteoron Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour
    • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Monastery at Meteora

  • Day 1: Corinth Canal - Epidaurus Theatre - Palamidi Castle - Nafplio town - Mycenae

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
    The oldest theater in the world with the amazing acoustics.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palamidi Castle, Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00 Greece
    Walkthrough the Venetian castle and τηεν down the 999 steps which take you to the old town of Nafplio.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    Lunch at Nafplio and walk through the old town and port. One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (Eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    The home of King Agamemnon and the Mycenean civilization. Visit of both the site and the museum.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Quality accommodation at each location determined at the time of booking. Day 1 overnight at Nafplio or Olympia.

    Day 2: Ancient Olympia

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    Olympia hosted the original Olympic Games, founded in the 8th century B.C. Its extensive ruins include athletic training areas, a stadium, and temples dedicated to the gods Hera and Zeus.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Archaia Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece
    You will also visit the world-famous Olympia museum and get the chance to see some unbelievable sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the marble temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the famous Hermes carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
    Drive on to reach Delphi for the next day's exploration.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Delphi or nearby location.

    Day 3: Delphi

    Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
    The sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the 'navel of the world'.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi 330 54, Greece
    The Archaeological Museum of Delphi, one of the most important in Greece, exhibits the history of the Delphic sanctuary, site of the most famous ancient Greek oracle.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Athena Pronaia Temple, Delphi 330 54, Greece
    This is the site that 95% of visitors and tour agencies skip! At the same time, it is the first photo that you will always see if you google "Delphi". Not to miss!
    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Arachova, Arachova, Boeotia Region, Central Greece
    This is the site that 95% of visitors and tour agencies skip! At the same time, it is the first photo that you will always see if you google "Delphi". Not to miss!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly
    OPTIONAL: Depending on the arrival time at Meteora you may be able to explore and take some evening photos but also see one monastery.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Meteora.

    Day 4: Meteora

    Stop At: The Great Meteoron Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece
    We shall be visiting two or three of the monasteries that are open on the day.
    The Great Meteoron Monastery, built on an imposing rock, is the oldest, the biggest, and the most important among the monasteries of Meteora which are preserved today.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka Greece
    In 1350 a daring ascetic named Varlaam ascended to the rock. The monastery was named after him. He built three churches, a small cell and a water tank. After his death the rock remained abandoned for about 200 years until 1517 when the two priest-monks Theophanes and Nektarios Apsarades started to construct the first buildings from the beginning.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Holy Trinity Monastery at Meteora, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece
    According to historical sources Holy Trinity must have been built between 1458 and 1476. Our favorite!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece
    The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, in 480 BC.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece
    Back to Athens!

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Please have your Athens accommodation arranged and let us know where you need to be dropped off (around 5 pm)
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any Athens hotel or Airbnb, the Athens airport, Piraeus and Nafplio port or Hydra island. Possible extra cost for some locations.Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus
    • Nafplio
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • After your booking, please provide sufficient information about all the people included in the tour, so that accommodation and all activities can be the best way possible (vegetarian, age groups, couples, children, etc).
    • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 7 related only people per booking - Children (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult
    • If you are open to suggestions, you will experience facets of local Greek culture, food, and drink, as a local would.
    • OUR PERSONAL view: We implement all the protocols of the local authorities such as masks, sanitizing, social distancing, but most of all common logic and flexibility to adjust to each situation. We also do temperature & oxygen checks if needed. Most of all, we are in favor of "adjustive social distancing" and exploring safely in the open that will provide more freedom and safety. We can still be social while maintaining our personal space/distance and following the local rules. Please decide on your holiday with your own criteria considering your health, tolerance to risk but don't go for a holiday that is not going to be worry-free!
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • PROTOCOLS in place while COVID-19 effects the world: All our tours have always been private and social distancing is easy and not new to us. Μaximum number of passengers per car/minivan is revised by the local authorities according to the epidemiological situation but being family or friends is the key to safety. Regular temperature check for staff & visitors is available. Staff required to regularly wash hands. Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas. Individual toiletries and/or hand sanitizer is available to guests & staff and required to use at every stop & departure during each day. We care about health! We expect YOU to be healthy before traveling!
    • OUR GUIDES ARE LIKE FAMILY TO US: They care about our safety A LOT! Our tours are PRIVATE and already what you would call safe! We are in the open, exploring with spotless cars, sites with natural “social distancing,” non-touristy hotels & tavernas, local people & communities with “zero” cases!
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Please carry your own masks with you, and be prepared to use them when required or when you feel that will provide you with extra safety.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by EUDAIMONIA Private Tours

Activity ID: V-22041P25

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