5-Day : Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Delphi, Meteora, Zagorochoria
Ruins at Delphi Archaeological Site
Archaeological Site Delphi
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Mycenae Archaeological Site
Hotel 2 day tour delphi & meteora
Luxury Boutique Hotel
Bridge At Vikos Gorge
Valia Calda Tour
Luxury Boutique Hotel Ioannina
Luxury Boutique Hotel
Delve into Greece’s rich history on this 5-day private tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Delphi, Meteora, Hosios Loukas Monastery and Zagorochoria and marvel majestic Epirus region. Stay at luxury top accommodation and enjoy authentic Greek delicacies and local wines.
Starting time: 8:00 am
Meeting point: Hotel Pick Up or other Accommodation
Duration: 5 Days
Transportation : Mercedes Benz sedan or MiniVan
How many people: Min. 1 – Max. 8
Private Tour & Fully Customized
Price per Person: from 799€
Meeting Point : Private Pick up from hotel or other accommodation.
We welcome you with a Greek “filema” , a traditional culinary gift.
Day 1: Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus Theater, Nafplio: Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks on a fascinating full-day trip to Corinth Canal, Mycenae and Epidaurus from Athens. Traveling by private car, relax as you'll drive along the beautiful Saronic Gulf. After the Ancient treasures is time for relax. Taste delightful Greek dishes as you will stop in picturesque Nafplio, where you will have your first overnight.
Day 2: Hosios Loukas, Arachova, Delphi: Your first stop after a scenic drive will be Hosios Loukas Monastery. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, along with the monasteries of Nea Moni and Daphnion.
If the church of the Virgin Mary impresses you with its external appearance, the Katholicon of the monastery surprises you with the multicoloured marble revetments, while the ceilings are illuminated by the mosaics with the golden background (11th century AD).
At about 11:00 arrive at Delphi and tour the Archaeologic site and Museum. Then have a delightful lunch in Delphi village, with great views of the canyon. Later on, arrive at your luxury accommodation and have a free time. You can later on have a walk in Arachova village to admire the stone built houses and the breathtaking views of this picturesque village.
Day 3: Meteora, Thermopyles: After your buffett breakfast start for unique site of Meteora. After about 3 hours, you can tour the monasteries and admire this unique landscape. Furthermore, after the tour, you can enjoy local dishes and wines in the picturesque small village of Kastraki at the slopes of Meteora. As you return back to Athens, stop to admire the Leonidas Statue in Thermopyles, where the glorious '300' fought bravely for 2 days in an unfair battle with the Persians.
DAY 4: From Meteora, we continue to Ioannina with an optional stop to picturesque Metsovo village, a popular destination all year long. Ioannina, the capital of Epirus, spreads out around the imposing Lake Pamvotida. It’s still waters and the nameless small island, create a wonderful collage of colors around which the entire area lives and breathes. Ioannina was always multicultural, dominated mainly by Christian, Islamic and Jewish influences.
This coexistence of cultural influences is clearly evident in the historic city center. Wonderful buildings like the House Matei Hussein, the Ottoman mosque of Veli Pasha and the entire historic center of the town are unique attractions. Visit the castle of Ioannina that is located in the southeastern part of the city, on a rocky peninsula on lake Pamvotis. Its current form dates back to the late Ottoman period, with many elements of the earlier Byzantine fortification which is based on a fortress from the Hellenistic period. In the castle you can visit 3 of the most important museums of Ioannina.
Visit the Pavlos Vrellis Greek History Museum, in Ioannina. It was set up by the sculptor Pavlos Vrellis in February 1983, and is the best known wax museum in Greece. The museum hosts 150 wax models in 37 themes, inspired by various events from Greek history.
Later on, you can also visit the Silversmithing Museum of Ioannina. It is a thematic museum, as it concerns the technology of silversmithing during the pre-industrial period, while simultaneously being a regional museum, as it focuses principally on the history of silversmithing in the region of Epirus.
Continue with the picturesque village of Perama, where a mythical world beyond your imagination waits for you to discover. This real ornament is known for the variety of stalactites and stalagmites that are found there and it is included in the best caves of the world.
DAY 5: Next morning, after your superb breakfast, you will visit Zagorohoria. This settlement of villages is considered to be some of the best-preserved villages in Greece and is in the Tentative Lists of UNESCO Heritage Sites. We will guide you through some of the most popular and scenic of them. The cosmopolitan Aristi, the mysterious Papiggo, the scenic Kipi with the famous stone bridges, the serene Monodendri and the enigmatic Vovousa are just some small examples of the places that you will visit. We will visit Voidomatis river, so as to explore the area or taste fresh trout by the scenic river. Moreover, do not miss the chance to visit the stone forest on your way and marvel this unique phenomenon.
You will tour through the Valia Calda or “Warm valley” considered to be one of the most attractive destinations in Europe. You will admire the high, impressive mountain ranges, the densely forested slopes and the amazing natural landscapes. This place is a truly magnificent unspoiled paradise that will definitely heighten your senses and leave you craving for more.
As we will set for our returning back to Athens, we can have a stop to ancient theater of Dodoni. This is one of the largest and best preserved ancient Greek theaters. The capacity of the theater is 18,000 spectators. The theater of Dodoni was part of the Panhellenic sanctuary of Dodoni and was constructed in the 3rd century B.C. by King Pyrros of Epirus (297-272 B.C.) who wanted to decorate the areas of his kingdom with architectural monuments and buildings.
What's included in this unique tour:
Private, English speaking driver, offering insights and history facts.
Hotel Pick up & Drop Off
Greek Culinary Welcome Gift
Luxury Boutique Hotel Overnight (with breakfast & WiFi)
What's not included
Entry/Admission tickets of Archaeological sites
Licensed Guide at Archaeological sites
This is a unique tour because...
Explore 6 significant sites of Greece on a private trip
Marvel the multicolored marble revetments of Hosios Loukas and mosaics with golden background
Learn the myths about the Oracle in Delphi
Walk around the mystical Monasteries of Meteora
Enjoy traditional Greek lunch in picturesque villages
Top luxury boutique hotel overnight
Walk in the most charming city in Greece, Nafplio
Stroll the unique Zagorochoria villages
Visit one of the best caves in the world
Get to know picturesque Ioannina