Package Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 3 nights accommodation in Crete island
  • Athens half day small group Acropolis & Mythology walking tour
  • Full day Private guided Delphi tour
  • Private haft day Cape Sounio sunset tour
  • Air tickets Athens – Chania(Crete) – Athens
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24 hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes

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Beach, Culture, History
Interests
Athens, Delphi, Sounion
Location
7 to 10 nights
Nights
City Break, Island Hopping
Travel Style

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ATHENS

Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2: ATHENS SMALL GROUP ACROPOLIS & MYTHOLOGY WALKING TOUR

Where does the name ‘Athens’ come from? How do ‘panic’ and ‘pandemic’ link to Greek mythology? Does ‘Europe’ hide a love story? In what way do museums and music link to nine ancient Greek goddesses? Why do owls symbolize wisdom? This is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour, full of brilliant myths, fables, and allegories that will make you an expert in Greek mythology. Get ready to become a wise owl, everlastingly protected by an ancient Athenian goddess.

DAY 3: DELPHI FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR

Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in Delphi.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous Oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.
Between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the Delphic Oracle, which was regarded as the most trustworthy, was at its peak. It was delivered by the Pythia, the priestess, and interpreted by the priests of Apollo. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world. The oracle was thought to have existed since the dawn of time. Indeed, it was believed to have successfully predicted events related to the cataclysm of Deukalion, the Argonaut’s expedition and the Trojan War.
Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ”severe” Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist.

DAY 4: CAPE SOUNION PRIVATE SUNSET TOUR

A gorgeous coast and a stunning Greek temple! Don’t let the sea escape you, because Athens is all about the sea! Tour the celebrated Athens Riviera shoreline all the way to the stunning Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean sea, and end your day admiring the dramatic sunset over Cape Sounio.

DAY 5: ATHENS / CRETE – CHANIA

At the indicated time, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to Chania – Crete island. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

DAY 6 & 7: CHANIA AT LEISURE

Free days at Chania town to relax and explore at your own leisure.

Chania is a coastal town of Northwestern Crete and one of the most important ports of the island. The city of Chania is built in the ruins of ancient Kidonia. It withstanded many intruders and civilizations, the imprints of which can be seen on the facade of its fine monuments.

The beautiful city of Chania has managed to uphold its local authentic color, despite the rise of tourism. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and the most picturesque in Crete.

DAY 8: CRETE / ATHENS

At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens. END OF SERVICES

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