Temple of Apollo

Description

First Day : Our private tour starts with driving via the coastal highway towards Peloponnese. While on route you will see the area of Saronic Gulf where the famous Naval Battle of Salamis took place in 480 B.C. between the Greeks and the Persians. Our first stop/visit is the famous Canal of Corinthos which, through Isthmus, connects the Corinthian Gulf with the Saronic Gulf and cuts Peloponnese peninsula from the rest Greek mainland. We continue our private tour with the Ancient Corinthos. Exploring the archaeological area you will meet the Temple of Apollo (built on a rocky hill), the Theatre, the Roman Odeon, the Glauke fountain into a natural rock and the archaeological Museum. Besides them there is the famous “Vema” (tribunal) from which St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.

 

Our next visit is the famous Mycenae (the Kingdom of King Agamemnon). Amongst others, you will admire the Lions’ Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Treasure of Atreus (Agamemnon Grave), the Subterranean Cistern and the Archaeological Museum. After having your lunch in the city of Mycenae, our private tour goes on with the visit to Ancient Epidaurus. You will explore the archaeological area of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, with the famous -for its acoustic – Ancient Theatre and the archaeological museum. We end our first day of the tour with the visit to Nafplio, an old and romantic seaport town which was the first capital of Greece after the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. You will be lost in the picturesque streets of the old town admiring old classical governmental buildings, especially in the Constitution Square. You will enjoy a romantic dinner in the seaport, while attending the famous Bourtzi castle located in the middle of the harbor of Nafplio. Time for rest in a charmy hotel.

Lions Gate Mycenae

Monemvasia Laconia

 

Second Day : In the morning, and after having your breakfast, we start driving along the coastal road towards south Peloponnese. We will pass via coastal places of wild nature while admiring the blue scene of the Argolic Gulf. We shall reach to one of the major attractions in Peloponnese, the Byzantine fortress town of Monemvasia (its name derives from the combination of two Greek words and means the only entrance). Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved medieval settlement (connected with the main land via a bridge), with a unique magical atmosphere and still inhabited. While crossing the entrance of the old town you will start a historic journey back through the ages. Castles, walls, old mansions, narrow cobbled lanes, churches, low arches and vaults, coats of arms, imperial thrones, Byzantine icons are some of the unique beauties that you will admire. You will enjoy a marvelous traditional greek lunch in one of the charm tavernas.

Our next visit will be to the famous Byzantine Mystras (UNESCO protected site) which is located in a physical fortified hill. You will visit the medieval castle, the fortified settlement with palaces, many churches and monasteries and the Archaeological museum. Our second day ends with our arrival to the city of Sparti, the capital of Lakonia and birthplace of the King of Spartans Leonidas, where, after dinner, you will spend your night in a charmy hotel.

 

Third Day : In the morning, and after having your breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit the Sparti sights, such as the Statue of the King Leonidas, the Temple of Artemis, the Archaeological museum and the Olive museum. We shall proceed with the visit to Diros Caves. You will explore the unique caves by small boats and through narrow passage ways. You will admire some of the most beautiful formations of stalagmites and stalaktites. We shall then drive to the city of Kalamata, the capital of Messinia, where, after dinner, you will spend your night in a charmy hotel.

Diros Caves

Temple of Apollo Epikourios

 

Fourth Day : In the morning, and after having your breakfast, we shall start with driving to the Ancient Messene. You will visit the archaeological area where you will see the Messene Theatre, the Sanctuaries at Ithomi, the Arsenoe Spring, the Messene Fortifications, the Funerary Monuments the ruins of the Early Byzantine Basilika and the Archaeological Museum of Messene.

We shall then proceed with driving to Bassae where you will admire the famous Temple of Apollo Epikourios. It is one of the most important temples of antiquity and it is unique in the history of the ancient Greek architecture. Our fourth day ends with driving to the world–famous city of Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Time for dinner and then you will spend your night in a charmy hotel.

 

Fifth Day : In the morning, and after having your breakfast, you will visit the unique archaeological area of Ancient Olympia where the first Olympic Games took place on 776 B.C.. Amongst a lot of monuments, you will admire the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the Philipeion, the Palestra, the Ancient Stadium, the Ancient Gymnasium, the Prytaneion, the Bouleuterion and the Leonidaion. Your knowledge will be complemented with the visit to the Archaeological Museum, one of the most important museums in Greece with permanent exhibition of findings from the excavations, dating since prehistoric times. After having lunch we shall proceed with driving through a marvelous natural environment until reaching the small town of Kalavrita. You will then visit the famous Monastery of Agia Lavra which was initially built in 961 AD. From there the Greeks started the revolution against the Ottomans. Time for dinner and then you will spend your night in a charmy hotel.

Philippeion Ancient Olympia

Cave of Lakes Kalavrita

 

Sixth Day : In the morning, and after having your breakfast, we shall go to the Cave of Lakes. You will visit this unique cave with the three lakes and will admire the seldom beauty of the formations of stalagmites and stalaktiktes. While leaving the Kalavrita area you shall have the unique opportunity to use the famous Odontotos Rack Railway which connects Kalavrita with Diakopto. The Odontotos Rack Railway follows a marvelous natural route via Gorge of Vouraikos river. We shall then start the return and our six days adventure reaches to an end with our arrival to Athens. Contact us for further details & info.

Tour Details

Pick up / Drop off Points

Hotel in Athens center, Athens International Airport, e.t.c...

Opening Hours

Ancient Corinthos
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:30. Open all days except for Tuesday.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:30.

Mycenae
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:30.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:30.

Ancient Epidaurus
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:30.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:30.

Sparti – Mystras
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:30.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:30.

Sparti – Olive Museum: 10:00 – 17:00.

Diros Caves
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:00.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 09:00 – 18:00.

Ancient Messene
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:30.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:00.

Bassae
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:30.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:00.

Ancient Olympia
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:00 – 15:00.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:00.

Monastery of Agia Lavra
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 10:00 – 13:00 & 15:00 – 16:00.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 10:00 – 13:00 & 16:00 – 17:00.

Cave of Lakes
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:00.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:30 – 18:00.

Entrance Fees

Ancient Corinthos : Full 8€, Reduced 4€.
Mycenae : Full 12€, Reduced 6€.
Ancient Epidaurus : Full 12€, Reduced 6€.
Sparti – Mystras : Full 12€, Reduced 6€.
Sparti – Olive Museum : Full 3€, Reduced 1,5€.
Diros Caves : Full 15€, Reduced 10€.
Ancient Messene : Full 12€, Reduced 6€.
Bassae : Full 6€, Reduced 3€.
Ancient Olympia : Full 12€, Reduced 6€.
Odontotos Rack Railway : One way 9,5€.

Entrance Fees Policy

Reduced ticket: People over 65 years old from EU member states and children and young people between 6 and 25 years from Non EU countries, upon presentation of ID or Passport.

Free: Children and young people up to the age of 25 from EU member states and children up the age of 5 from Non EU countries, upon presentation of ID or Passport.

In winter period (November 1st up March 31st) the reduced rate of single ticket is valid for all visitors.

 
 
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