Day 1 - USA- Athens
Day 2. Athens
Arrival at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Int’l Airport. Transfer to Hotel Philippos, centrally located near the Akropolis and the Plaka area. Afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner in Plaka area. Overnight
Day 2. Athens
A guided tour of the Acropolis (Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Erachtion and the new Akropolis Museum, Theatre of Dionysos,Theatre of Herodes Atticus,Temple of Olympian Zeus and Agora, where Socrates held philosophical discussions with the Athenians. Also view the where St.Paul preached. Afternoon at leisure to visit the Benaki Museum. Overnight.
Day 3. Athens
Cape Sounion- Morning at At. 12:00 visit the Archaeological Museum and then drive along the Riviera Attika to Cape Sounion visit the Temple of Poseidon. Dinner in a typical taverna on the way back.Return to Athens. Overnight.
Day 4. Athens-Aegina island-Athens
After breakfast, transfer to the port of Athens, Piraeus and embark the local ferry for Aegina island. A 1 ½ hr ride. Visit the Temple of Aphaia, the monstarey of St. Nektarius. Lunch. Return to Athens in the afternoon.
Day 5. Athens-Corinth-Mycaene - Nauplion
Start the coach tour to Peloponnese, mainland and Northern Greece.. Visit the site on Ancient Corinth, where St. Paul preached to the Corinthians and the museum.
Proceed to Nemea -visit and proceed to Mycaene, the site of king Agamemnon -who led the Greek soldiers in their 10-year siege of Troy - visit the Lions Gate, the Walls, the “beehive” tombs.
Continue to the Nauplion, a pleasant and picturesque seaside town. Afternoon at leisure to explore Nauplion, to climb the 999 steps up to visit the Palamidi Fortress. Overnight
Day 6. Nauplion – Tyrins-Epidaurus Theatre- Nauplion
In the morning visit Tyrins –the birthplace of Hercules- with its massive Cyclopean walls and fortification. Proceed to Epidaurus Theatre- the best preserve ancient theatre of Greece –where plays are still performed there during the summer. Visit the museum. Lunch en route. Return to Nauplion in the afternoon. Overnight.
Day 7. Nauplion- Sparta-Olympia
After breakfast drive through Peloponnese to Sparta. Visit Mystra with its Byzantine sites. Proceed to beautiful Olympia- the original site of the ancient Olympic games. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8. Olympia –Patras- Delphi
In the morning visit the museums of Olympia – with the famous statue of Hermes by Praxiteles - the stadium of the first Olympic games, Phidia’s workshop, the Temples of Zeus and Hera. After lunch drive to Patras, Rio, Nafpaktos to Delphi. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 9. Delphi
Visit of the most celebrated and mysterious site of prophecy of Greece. The Oracle of Apollo, the museum, the stadium and theatre. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.