DAY 1: ATHENS - OLYMPIA - DELPHI: Pick you up from your hotel after the breakfast and driving along the Attica coastline to make a short stop at the Canal of Corinth with the breathtaking view of 80m height and 6km length! Our next stop will be, Ancient Olympia, the archaeological site of the first Olympic Games, in 776 B.C., lies in the lush valley formed by the Alfios River. There is a temple of Zeus the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus which in antiquity was housing one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world. Finally, come to the stadium, where the marble starting blocks are still in position. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years to honor Zeus. After all we are leaving Ancient Olympia and we will cross over the amazing bridge of Rion – Antirion, one of the biggest in Europe in order to reach at the romantic city of Nafpaktos to have a coffee break or lunch. Then we will reach at Delphi for overnight.
DAY 2: DELPHI - METEORA: After your breakfast, we will visit the Archaelogical site of Delphi, Castalia Spring, and view the monument of the Argive Kings, the treasury of the Athenians, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall, the monument of Platea and the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle and the Museum of Delphi. The next our short stop will be at at the traditional winter village of Arachova (at 1000 meters altitude), the best winter resort of Greece that you can buy hand-made pastries, cheeses, psices, and many other local products or to have lunch at the traditional restaurants, before we depart for Meteora. Overnight in Kalambaka (Meteora).
DAY 3: METEORA - ATHENS: Our driver pick you up from your hotel and we will visit the Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora, that are included in the UNESCO world heritage monument list. Having our first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro which is the biggest and oldest one of all. It was called the monastery that was "suspended in the air" (meteoro), because of the formation of the gigantic rock on top of which it was built. Our second visit is to the great monastery of St. Stephan. The Monastery of St. Stephan, which is a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. This monastery rests on the plain rather than on a cliff. This wonderful tour will be completed at the picturesque villages of Kalambaka, where you will have a traditional Greek lunch! Afterwards, return to Athens with a short stop at Thermopylea where there is the statue of Leonidas as a memorial of the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire.
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