Day 1 Athens
Welcome to Athens! At 6:00 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
Day 2 Athens
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous Acropolis. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora, where Socrates taught, with the beautifully preserved Theseum. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare.
Day 3 Athens - Corinth - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nafplio (16043 km)
Stop at the Corinth Canal to take a photo. Highlights today include Mycenae. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe's oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum before a short drive to Epidaurus for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Stay overnight in nearby Nafplio.
Day 4 Nafplio - Olympia (104 km)
Take in the spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in Olympia. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the Museum that displays Praxiteles' magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, enjoy a Cooking Demonstration and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer.
Day 5 Olympia - Delphi (120 km)
Journey to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the Excavations. End the day with a visit to the Archaeological Museum to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century-BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is a Dance Lesson, where you'll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo.
Day 6 Delphi - Arachova - Athens (120 km)
Leave Delphi behind you this morning and head back to Athens stopping en-route in the pretty town of Arachova located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Stroll around the town and admire the picturesque architecture before arriving in Athens with time to do some last-minute exploring on your own. Tonight is your chance to savor more Greek delicacies with an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7 Athens
Your vacation will end with breakfast this morning.