1st Day: At first we depart from Athens and drive along the coastal road until we reach the Corinth canal for a short stop to enjoy its breathtaking view. Then continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Epidaurus. We visit the well preserved ancient theater, which is marveled for its exceptional acoustics because they permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the scene to all 14000 spectators regardless of their seating. Then arrive in Nafplion, the first capital of Greece in 1826,(short stop), drive to Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. Lastly in the afternoon depart for Olympia, dinner and overnight.
Olympia a sanctuary of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus, it became the most important religious and athletic center in Greece. The Olympic Games was the greatest national festival which was held every 4 years to honor of Zeus. Afterwards visit the archaeological site and the museum, and then drive to Delphi passing through the channel of Rio – Antirion. At last dinner and overnight in Delphi.
At the foot of mount Parnassos lies the sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. The sanctuary of Delphi was for many centuries the cultural and religious center and the symbol of unity for the Hellenic world, and seats of the Pythian Games the second most important games in Greece after the Olympic Games. Finally visit the archaeological site and the museum, where one can admire the incomparable statue of Charioteer, dedicated to Apollo.
After that, depart for Kalambaka, dinner and over night.
At first we will see Meteora, meaning “suspended in air”. Meteora is a rock community of 24 monasteries. There were no steps and the main access to the monasteries was by means of a net.
UNESCO has characterized the rock monasteries as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage. After visits start the drive back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae
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