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All you need to know about Greece! 5Days Grand Private Tour from Athens

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Day 1: Visit Corinth Canal,Ancient Corinth,Myceane,Epidaurus and overnight in Nauplion

Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
Depart from Athens and drive along the coast line until we reach the Corinth Canal where we will make a brief stop.
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.
ls considered one of the great engineering accomplishments of Greece.
The canal was dug through the Isthmus at sea level and has no locks. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base. The canal was constructed from 1880 to 1893, however, it is something that shipowners and captains had dreamed about for some 2000 years before it became a reality.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
Ancient Corinth's location was of great strategical and economic importance. It was located between the Saronic and the Corinthian gulf, in the narrow band of land which joins the central Greek land with Peloponnesus. In this way, it had the control of the ships which carried out the trade between eastern Greek and Italy, as well as the control of the entrance to Peloponnesus
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae 21200 Greece
Mycenae is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Mycenaeans, was a civilization made up of herdsmen and warriors, prevailed in the south of Greece from approximately 1600 - 1100 BCE . Mycenae has been excavated by Heinrich Schliemann, who attempted to locate the legendary city of Troy and his led him to unearth a treasure trove of fortified palace complexes, burial tombs, and a cache of gold and bronze items comparable to the tomb of Tutankhamen
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52 Greece
The ancient Theatre of Epidaurus dates back to 4th century BC and is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece, but is undeniably unique for a multitude of reasons. It is argued that the Theatre of Epidaurus is the grandest and best preserved in all of Greece,
For several centuries, the theatre of Epidaurus has been home to the theatrical arts, offering audiences ancient drama plays and comedies, as well as performances of opera, dance and classical music.
The Asklepieion of Epidaurus as an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts and the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world.
The sanctuary of Epidaurus was named after the god of medicine, Asklepios, and pilgrims came from all over the Mediterranean seeking healing for their ailments through physical and spiritual means
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio Greece
Nauplion is divided into the old city with its neoclassic buildings, picturesque streets, middle age fountains and Constitution Square. Was the capital of the newly formed Greek state from 1828 to 1834, when this role passed to Athens. It is a colourful town with culture, history and natural beauty.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Visit Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Ancient Olympia and overnight Olympia

Stop At: Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Bassae, Skliros 270 61 Greece
This famous temple to the god of healing and the sun was built towards the middle of the 5th century B.C. in the lonely heights of the Arcadian mountains. The temple, which has the oldest Corinthian capital yet found, combines the Archaic style and the serenity of the Doric style with some daring architectural features.
Is an exceptionally large, well-preserved and mysterious Classical temple.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archaia Olympia 270 65, Greece
Visit the Archaeological Site with Temples of Zeus and Hera and the Ancient Olympic Stadium, where the First Olympic Games in 776 B.C. were held.
Visit the New Archaeological Museum of Olympia and see among others the Sculpture Masterpieces of Hermes by Praxitelis and the Nike (Victory) by Paionios.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Visit Delphi and overnight in Delphi

Stop At: Delphi Greece
Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Welcome to the grandeur of Delphi, where nature and ancient ruins blend in an extraordinary way, enhancing the beauty of one another against a setting of mountains, terraces and trees. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, hundreds of feet above the sea, it is easy to see why Delphi was once believed to be the center of the earth.
Before you reach the archaeological site of Delphi and its Museum, a short stop at the traditional picturesque village of Arachova is a must!
Take your chance to lay back and listen to your driver as he ,on the way to your destination, he tells you the fascinating history of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the paved Sacred Way, and the Doric temple of Apollo. Admire the Theatre and the Stadium, used for the main events of the Pythian Festival, located on terraces above the Temple. To the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary is the Kastalian Fountain, where Pythia washed before speaking her prophecies. Across and below the road from the Spring you will find the Marmaria or Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, with the conspicuous building of Tholos.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Visit Meteora and overnight in Meteora

Stop At: Meteora, 2 Patriarchou Dimitriou, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora consists of a group of monasteries built on rocky spires in northwestern Thessaly. The monasteries are ‘floating in the air’, as its name means, on a series of spectacular outcrops of this region that are as much as 400 meters high. They are formed of eroded conglomerate and riddled with caves that provided shelter for the hermits who first settled there.
Meteora is now the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. While monasteries in Meteora are first attested in the early 14th century, its history can be traced back to the 11th century when monks first settled there.
Its sublime beauty cannot be conveyed in words or pictures. The soaring monoliths of more than four hundred metres in height seem to have been expressly created by God for the bold ascetics who would seek the ideal place in this tranquil setting to devote themselves wholly to prayer.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Visit the rest monasteries, Thermopylae and return back to Athens

Stop At: Meteora, 2 Patriarchou Dimitriou, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00 Greece
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora consists of a group of monasteries built on rocky spires in northwestern Thessaly. The monasteries are ‘floating in the air’, as its name means, on a series of spectacular outcrops of this region that are as much as 400 meters high. They are formed of eroded conglomerate and riddled with caves that provided shelter for the hermits who first settled there.
Meteora is now the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. While monasteries in Meteora are first attested in the early 14th century, its history can be traced back to the 11th century when monks first settled there.
Its sublime beauty cannot be conveyed in words or pictures. The soaring monoliths of more than four hundred metres in height seem to have been expressly created by God for the bold ascetics who would seek the ideal place in this tranquil setting to devote themselves wholly to prayer.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae Greece
Thermopylae is a place in Greece where a narrow coastal passage existed in antiquity. It derives its name from its hot sulphur springs.The Hot Gates is "the place of hot springs"
Thermopylae is world-famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces (notably the Spartans) and the invading Persian forces, commemorated by Simonides in the famous epitaph, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here obedient to their laws we lie." Thermopylae is the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly. This passage from north to south along the east coast of the Balkan peninsula requires use of the pass and for this reason Thermopylae has been the site of several battles.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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