5Day Tour: ☼Nafplio Mycenae Epidaurus ☼Olympia ☼Zakynthos island ☼Delphi Meteora

This PRIVATE tour is a great mixed experience of the Mythical Peloponnese, Zakynthos Island, Delphi, and Meteora.
We will first explore Peloponnese's Unesco sites of Mycenae, Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, Nafplio town, and Ancient Olympia.
A quick ferry ride will take us to the amazing blue of Zakynthos island to explore with or without a boat the famous Navagio.
Next is the "bellybutton" of the world; Delphi with its famous Oracle.
Last destination, the stunning Meteora site to visit two or three amazing monasteries depending on your fitness & timing.
You'll be enjoying and experiencing places, people, and real Greek life. We plan for you an experience and not a tour for tourists!
Your accommodation will be top class, as long as you don't book this experience last minute.
Expect this tour to be about food & drink too! You are not limited to a fixed (touristy) menu. Food & drink is included and is a very important part of your experience!
Be prepared for a real Greek experience!

per adult from

$2,205

NZD

Duration

5 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Return tickets for the ferrry to and from Zakynthos island
    • All car transportation (touring)
    • Completely private! No strangers in the same vehicle as your group! A great tour for 1-8 people
    • Brand new non smoking 2018-20 vehicles: large saloon or luxurious minivan. Non smoking driver.
    • Top quality accommodation/breakfast.
    • Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance.
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
    • Tickets to the sites
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Professional guide (can optionally be arranged for each location but only...
    • Shopping & touristy stops unless required by your group
    • Zakynthos boat tour tickets 20 EUR/person.
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site Mycenae
    • Entry/Admission - Palamidi Castle
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - To Navagio (The Shipwreck)
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi
    • Entry/Admission - Meteora
    • Entry/Admission - Great Meteoron Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

  • Day 1: Corinth Canal - Mycenae - Nafplio town - Epidaurus

    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: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
    The home of King Agamemnon and the Mycenean civilization.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Nafplio, Nafplio, Argolis Region, Peloponnese
    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: Palamidi Castle, Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00 Greece
    Walkthrough the Venetian castle and down the 999 steps that take you to the old Nafplio town.
    Duration: 40 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: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight Olympia. Quality accommodation at each location; determined at the time of booking.

    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: 2 hours

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Archaia Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece
    You can also visit the world-famous 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: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos, Ionian Islands
    After exploring the Olympia site, we will head to Kyllini Port to take the ferry departing at in mod-afternoon to reach Zakynthos port after a 1-hour boat ride. After check-in at your hotel, you have the rest of the day at your leisure. You can explore the center of Zakynthos and have dinner at a traditional tavern.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight Zakynthos Island. Quality accommodation at each location; determined at the time of booking.

    Day 3: Zakynthos Island - Day cruise around the island

    Stop At: Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
    Catch the ferry
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: To Navagio (The Shipwreck), Liverou Bay, Amorgos Island, 840 08 Greece
    Your tour leader will take you to Zakynthos port to join the local boat cruise as is one of the best ways to explore the island. The boat tour takes about 8 hours returning at about 17:00. You will visit the Blue Caves and the Shipwreck (Navagio) where you can enjoy your swim. Several locations can be explored and photographed like Porto Vromi, Agalas Caves, the Keri Caves, and Turtle Island. The gulf of Laganas and Kalamaki are full of turtles swimming in the seawater. Another major swim stop is in the area of St Nickolas. After the boat tour, you will be dropped off back to your hotel.
    You also have the option of exploring the island from the coast with our vehicle and the guidance of your tour leader/driver, instead of the boat tour!
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Zakinthos, Greece
    The above itinerary is very flexible and you also have the option of exploring the island from the coast with our vehicle and the guidance of your tour leader/driver, instead of the boat tour!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight Zakynthos Island. Quality accommodation at each location; determined at the time of booking.

    Day 4: Zakynthos Island - Delphi - Meteora

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
    The Archaeological Museum of Delphi, one of the most important in Greece, exhibits the history of the Delphic sanctuary with the famous ancient Greek oracle. Its rich collections are comprised primarily of architectural sculpture, statues and minor objects donated to the sanctuary. These reflect its religious, political and artistic activities from its early years, in the eighth century BC to its decline in Late Antiquity.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Delphi Greece
    The archaeological site of Delphi is one of the most important one in Greece, second only to the Acropolis of Athens. The magnitude of the Delphi contributions to the entire ancient civilization cannot be overstated.

    Many political decisions were taken after consultation of the Oracle, and no colony was founded around the Mediterranean without the consent of the sanctuary at Delphi. In proportion with its immense influence, the settlement at delphi grew from a small village to a imposing depository of fine Architecture and Art.

    At the Delphi sanctuary excavations have unearthed settlements that date as far back as the Neolithic era. However evidence of the site's importance dates back to the Mycenaean period (1600-1100 B.C).
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Athena Pronaia Temple, Delphi 330 54, Greece
    OPTIONAL: The first photo you see when you google "Delphi" but still a place that most tourists miss out! We don't!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hani of Gravia, Gravia 330 57 Greece
    A totally of the beaten path location for our lunch with authentic choices, treat of your driver/tour leader
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece
    Optional: If there are no unexpected delays, and although not part of the normal itinerary, we shall make the first visit to the amazing monasteries' area to get a feeling of the amazing landscape with the sun setting down. Time permitting it may be possible to visit St Stephan's monastery.
    Totally different lighting than the morning visit to follow the next day!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nafpaktos Old Port, Naupactus 30300 Greece
    Nafpaktos is a beautiful seaside small town, where we will have the option to stress our legs and enjoy a coffee next to the water and the Venetian Castle, before arriving to Delphi.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight Meteora. Quality accommodation at each location; determined at the time of booking.

    Day 5: Meteora (visit of 2-3 monasteries) & Thermopylae Battlefield

    Stop At: Great Meteoron Monastery, Eparhiacos dromos Meteoron, Kalambaka 42200 Greece
    We shall be visiting two of the monasteries that are open on the specific day. The gigantic rocks of Meteora dominate imposingly in Kalampaka between mountains Koziakas and Antichasion. This masterpiece of nature reveals all its glory for centuries as a unique geological phenomenon in beauty and an important monument of Orthodoxy.
    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 (Agia Triada), Kalambaka Greece
    We shall be exploring all the monasteries but visit 1-3 depending on your fitness levels and time available.

    According to historical sources Holy Trinity must have been built between 1458 and 1476.
    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, Syntagma, Athens, Attica
    ... back to Athens

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: We return to Athens with drop off at your hotel.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    • Nafplio Port, PORT, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
    • Hydra Port, Hydra 180 40, Greece
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Cancellation is "Strict" due to the booked hotels. Still, you can cancel 7 days before the tour!
    • COVID-19 issues: 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 (and oxygen) check for staff & visitors is available. Staff is required to regularly wash hands. We regularly sanitize 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 and go back home even healthier!
    • OUR PERSONAL view: We are in favor of "adjustive social distancing" that should not be new to anyone just because of COVID-19. So, 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! We can still be social while maintaining our personal space/distance. We are prepared to ensure that all protocols of the local authorities are implemented including masks, temperature & oxygen checks, social distancing, etc, but most of all common logic and flexibility to adjust to each situation.
    • PROTOCOLS in place: We shall ensure that all protocols of the local authorities are implemented including masks, temperature & oxygen checks, social distancing, etc, but most of all common logic and flexibility to adjust to each situation.
    • 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 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
    • Please carry your own masks with you, and be prepared to use it 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 - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by EUDAIMONIA Private Tours

Activity ID: V-22041P41

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