A Week in Ancient Greece
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Today you’ll arrive in Athens where your tour guide will get you settled into your hotel before giving you a brief overview of this ancient and exciting city. Your sightseeing travel abroad will start with the Acropolis, the construction of which dates back 7,000 years. This structure is one of the most important in the history of Athens and western civilization. Your visit to the site will also include a trip to the Acropolis Museum which houses one of the world’s most impressive collections of ancient artifacts. Your group will visit the Parthenon next, which served as a temple to the Greek gods in ancient times. Next, you’ll visit the Temple of Zeus in the central part of the city. Experts estimate it took more than 700 years to build the structure.
There is so much to see in this ancient city that you’ll spend a second full day here before moving on. Today you’ll visit the Plaka. This neighborhood is one of the oldest in Athens and full of quaint shops, restaurants and beautiful homes. Enjoy a slow-paced day in Athens and spend your day exploring everything the city has to offer. You might consider a visit to the Ancient Agora, the country’s parliament buildings, the Panathenaic Stadium, Monastraki Square and market, or the Athens Central Market for an experience sure to please all the senses.
Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many sites to see and ancient ruins to visit. You’ll start with the temple of Apollo, one of the most important sites in Greek mythology. Sightseeing will also include the Theater of Delphi and the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, home to many impressive ancient artifacts and important works of Greek art found in the city’s preserved ruins. The group will wander through the small Greek village of Chrisso, a community renowned for its olives and olive oil.
A short drive from Delphi is Galaxidi, a beautiful waterfront town on the Gulf of Itea. The town has a maritime museum which tells the tale of Galaxidi over the centuries. Stop in a cafe overlooking the sea for a light lunch of sustainable seafood before exploring the rest of the town’s mansions, neoclassical homes, and quaint shops. You might also opt to rent a bike for the day to cover more ground in this charming community.
Today the group will travel to Meteora. The highlight of this area is the monasteries built atop cliffs hundreds of feet high. Explore the region via the vast network of hiking trails before traveling to Kalabaka for dinner and a restful night’s sleep.
Travel from Kalabaka in the morning to the Peloponnese Peninsula which is just south of Athens surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. The peninsula is home to many small villages, beaches and places to explore. Your tour guide will help you arrange transportation for any activities that you would like to include in your visit to the area.
Travel by train back to Athens. Spend a few last hours in the city collecting souvenirs and a few final pictures, before boarding your plane and returning home.
Greece is considered by many to be the cradle of Western Civilization. Its history has captured hearts and imaginations the world over. A visit to Greece as you travel abroad offers visitors a deeper understanding of where the human race has come from, and a glimpse into where it’s headed. It changes people in ways they might never have imagined and offers a deeper appreciation for a slower pace of life.
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