Archaeological Tours in Greece for 2003

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EcoGreece offers you a carefully planned archaeological tour to mainland Greece. Our tour is designed in such a way that you may either choose to:

- participate for the first two nights - 3 days (Saturday - Sunday - departure on Monday) only, as an extension to one of our other tours, or

- join the 7 nights - 8 days tour and enjoy a panorama of the most important archaeological sites in mainland Greece: Acropolis and Parthenon, Athens Archaeological Museum, the Oracle of Delphi, ancient Olympia, the theater of Epidavros and the archaeological site of Mycenae.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1- Saturday. Arrival to Athens. We will settle in our hotel rooms and rest for a while. In the evening we will meet the whole group and our guide and enjoy a welcome drink. Dinner will follow.

Day 2 - Sunday. Today we will explore Athens. Starting in the morning we walk up to the Acropolis. Through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway, we approach the fabulous Parthenon. it is the absolute architectural masterpiece. We walk round the Erechteion and we visit the Acropolis Museum with some of the finest sculptures of Ancient Greece from the archaic and classical periods. We take time for pictures and enjoying the view and then we descend to our bus for a drive around the city center of Athens, with some of the best examples of neoclassical style.

After lunch we continue with the National Archaeological Museum. This is THE Museum! From Neolithic to Roman, 5000 years of human achievement. Time travel or culture shock this is one of the world's greatest museums.

By now it is late afternoon and a short rest is required before we meet for dinner.

Day 3 - Monday. Early morning (08:30 am) departure to Delphi. Approximately 3,5 hours of driving take us to one of the ancient world's most important religious centers and certainly the most important oracle. Here we shall visit the Museum of Delphi, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Castalia Fountain and if there is enough energy remaining then we will also visit the smaller sanctuary of Athens Pronaea.

After lunch we will continue with a short drive to Galaxidi where we will stay overnight. Galaxidi is a small coastal town, one of Greece's jewels. The local traditional architecture is preserved and protected. In fact, even our accomodation is quite traditional (however, with contemporary conveniences). Our evening walk and dinner will certainly be memorable!

Day 4 - Tuesday. After a short visit to the Galaxidi Maritime Museum a scenic drive along the coastline of the Gulf of Corinth brings us to the medieval town of Nafpaktos. A long lunch break will allow plenty of time to stroll along the waterfront and on the strong battlements of the walls enclosing this small seaport with the long history.

In early afternoon we drive west to Rio and cross by ferry across the Gulf of Corinth to the city and port of Patras. Here we stay overnight in a small art-hotel. The hotel is decorated with modern art and each room and suote have a different decoration. It is a really special hotel and so is our dinner in the hotel's excellent restaurant going to be.

Day 5 - Wednesday. This morning we leave Patras towards Olympia. On the way we pay a visit for a snack and a glass of wine to the Mercuri Estate where some of Greece's finest wines are produced. Upn arrival to olympia we shall visit the local archaeological museum and the site of the original Olympic Games, where athletes of the ancient world honoured Zeus, the father of the gods. We will stay overnight in a fine hotel in Olympia.

Day 6 - Thursday. This morning's drive to Nafplion takes us over the majestic mountains of the central Peloponnese. The small towns that we will meet are excellent examples of the traditional architecture of the area.

We arrive to Nafplion around lunctime and check into our unique luxury hotel located at the foot of the ancient fortified acropolis of Akronafplia.

In the afternoon we will visit the Sanctuary of Asclepios at Epidavros, antiquity's most famous healing center and home to the best preserved ancient Greek theatre. We will spend the night in Nafplion and enjoy our dinner in one of the many taverns by the seafront.

Day 7 - Friday. This is our second day in the area of Nafplion and we will visit Mycenae, the birthplace of Agamemnon and Clytaemnystra. We will spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the majestic town of Nafplion.

Day 8 - Saturday. Very early morning departure towards the Athens airport for our return flight home.


For 2003 the tour is available on: May 17-24, June 01-08, September 20-27 and October 18-25

If you are interested in the 3-days extension only, then the dates are:
May 17-19, June 01-03, September 20-22 and October 18-25




double occupancy

single occupancy

2 nights - 3 days (Sat - Sun - departure on Monday) extension

580 €

695 €

7 nights - 8 days archaeological tour

2650 €

2995 €

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What is included

•All lodging with private baths.
•All breakfasts, some lunches, and all dinners with wine.
•Expertise and experience of Tour Leaders (licensed archaeological guides).
•Van and bus shuttles to support a variety of route options.
•Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, and other select attractions where indicated.
•Archaeological sites and Museums entry fees.
•Gratuities at pensions and restaurants.
•Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information.

What is not included

Airfare, alcoholic beverages, lunches that are not provided by Eco Greece, personal expenses, and gratuities for tour leaders and your bus driver.


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