Four Days Trip Argolida, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

 

 

Enjoy a marvelous four days taxi trip all over Greece

First Day : Starting from Athens - driving along the coastal highway towards Peloponissos - famous Canal of Corinthos (through Isthmus connects the Corinthian Gulf with the Saronic Gulf) - Ancient Corinthos (Temple of Apollo, Theatre, Roman Odeon, Glauke fountain, Vema/Tribunal of St. Paul,  Archaeological Museum) - Mycenae / Kingdom of Agamemnon (Lions' Gate, Treasure of Atreus / Agamemnon Grave, Subterranenan Cistern, archaeological museum) - Nafplio / first capital of Greece (romantic seaport with picturesque streets and old classical buildings, famous Bourtzi castle in the middle of the harbour, Palamidi fortress) - Ancient Epidaurus (Sanctuary of Asklepios, Ancient Theatre famous for its acoustic, Archaeological Museum) - driving through Mount Mainalon - passing via traditional villages (Levidi, Lagadia, e.t.c) - arriving to Ancient Olympia (birthplace of the Olympic Games) - Dinner and overnight in a charmy family run hotel.

 

Second Day :  Starting in the morning after breakfast - visit of the archaeological area of Ancient Olympia (Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, Philipeion,  Palestra, Ancient Stadium, Ancient Gymnasium, Prytaneion, Bouleuterion, Leonidaion) - visit of the archaeological museum - visit in a local winery (experience fine greek wines) - driving through the cities of Pyrgos and Patras - crossing the unique Rio Antirio Bridge - passing via the villages of Galaxidi and Itea - arriving to Delphi - Dinner and overnight in a charmy family run hotel.

 

Third Day :  Starting in the morning after breakfast - archaeological area of Delphi (Sanctuary with famous Oracle /visit of Temple of Apollo, Tholos of Athens Pronaia, Castalian Spring, Treasury of the Athenians, Stoa of the Athensians, Polygonal wall, Sacred Way, ancient Theater, Treasury of Siphnians, ancient Stadium) - archaeological museum of Delphi - Arachova (well known traditional village famous for its carpets / located in the foot of mount Parnassos / ski resort center) - driving through the Mount Parnassos - passing via traditional villages (Gravia and Bralo / short stop for admiring and taking photos the panoramic view of Maliakos Culf) - Lamia - Domokos - arriving to Kalampaka Meteora (The Rocks of the God) - Dinner and overnight in the Kastraki traditional village.

 

Fourth Day :  Starting in the morning after breakfast - climping to the magnificent rock towers of Meteora (the whole monasteries complex has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites) - visit the most important monasteries (at least five : the Monastery of Great Meteoron, the Monastery of Rousanou, the Monastery of Agia Triada/Holy Triniti, the Varlaam Monastery, the Monastery of Saint Nikolaos Anapafsa and the Monastery of Saint Stephanos) -  driving back towards Athens -  Thermopylae (stop/visit of the monument of King of Sparta Leonidas who with 300 Spartans in 480 B.C.  faced Persian forces under King Xerxes A' / It was there that Leonidas said to Xerxes the famous phrase "Molon Lave" which means "Come and Get It") - late afternoon arriving to Athens.

 

 

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