Day 1: Athens
Arrive at the airport in Athens, & transfer to the hotel. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in the capital city.
Day 2: Athens
In the morning, take a guided tour of the city. Head up to the Acropolis, home to the world-renowned Greek temple, the Parthenon. You will be amazed as you look upon the temple’s great columns up close. Other highlights of the Acropolis include the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylea, & the Erechtheion. Next you will explore the Acropolis Museum. Visit Athens’ former Olympic stadium, the National Library, the Temple of Zeus, & other famed sites of the capital city. Enjoy lunch, & spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Athens – Olympia
Enjoy a fascinating journey to Olympia today, as it features several stops to historical sites. See the Corinth Canal, visit the ruins of Epidaurus, & enjoy a brief stop along the coast, in the city of Nafplio. Last but not least, you will visit Mycenae, before reaching Olympia. Here you will learn about Greek mythology as you discover the long gone city’s ancient ruins.
Day 4: Olympia – Delphi
Visit the archaeological site of Olympia today to learn about its Olympic history & its affiliations with the Greek god Zeus. After your guided tour, travel to Delphi. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Delphi – Kalambaka
Visit the ancient ruins of Delphi today. Take a seat in the audience of the theatre, & enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding mountains. You will also enjoy exploring the museum before heading to today’s final destination, Kalambaka.
Day 6: Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens
Visit the Meteora Monasteries this morning. These holy buildings are unique, as they are situated on top of steep pinnacles. Return to Athens, & enjoy lunch. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 7: Athens – Greek Islands – Athens
Get on the water today, as you set sail to visit the Greek islands of Aegina, Hydra, & Poros. You will have the opportunity to hitch a ride on a donkey to explore the island of Hydra. Other excursion options on Hydra include swimming & shopping. While visiting Poros, you’ll enjoy the music & dances of locals during a folk performance. Upon arrival in Aegina, you can choose to explore the island at your leisure, or relax on the beach. You will also have the opportunity to visit the ancient Temple of Aphaia today. After disembarking the ship, return to your hotel in Athens. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the city this evening.
Day 8: Athens – USA
Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.