Greece Explorer - 8 Days

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What does Greece conjure for you? Breathtaking beaches, the footsteps of philosophers, the tracks of ancient Olympians, or gods and goddesses of Greek mythology? Experience it all and more with an affordable vacation in Greece. Discover some new destinations on this à la carte tour and escape to legendary Greece for eight glorious days. Your affordable vacation in Greece begins and ends in Athens. Explore the Acropolis and Parthenon or simply unwind on the white-sand beaches.

Traveling from Athens, you’ll get a look at the Corinth Canal on your way to the mountain resort of Vytina—a favorite holiday spot for locals and great for hiking. In Olympia, you could visit the archaeological area to see Zeus’ temple, and the birthplace of the original Olympic Games. In the port city of Patras, discover the Byzantine castle of emperor Justinian I, and the ancient Roman amphitheater on your own. En route back to Athens, take in the views along the Gulf of Corinth and then enjoy an included stunning rack-and-pinion train ride along Vouraikos Canyon. Have lunch if you wish in Kalavryta to experience authentic taverna hospitality. An amazing and affordable tour of Greece!

Travelling Dates : 2nd Oct – 9th Oct 2020

Day 1
Arrive in Athens, Greece

History, Beaches and Street Art

Kalimera! Welcome to Greece and its capital city, Athens. Settle into your hotel and, if you have time, start exploring. Athens is a charming city full of contradictions, where modern life meets ancient history. Meet your Tour Director in the early evening, who will give you some practical information about the city, including some hints on how to appreciate its unique features.

Day 2
Explore Athens

The Acropolis and Other Hills

The focal point of Athens is the Acropolis, a sight you should not miss. However, there are other areas of the city that are worth exploring. Hike up Lycabettus hill for the best view of the Parthenon, especially at sunset, or take a tram to Faliro for a walk on the beach.

Day 3
Athens–Corinth Canal–Vytina

From the Proud City to the Peloponnese Peninsula

Combining well-known sites with undiscovered Greek locales, your journey begins with a stop at the Corinth Canal. The idea of building a canal for ships to shortcut from the Ionic sea to the Aegean sea goes back to Roman times, but the narrow canal was only actually built in the 19th century. Driving through the countryside, you’ll reach Vytina, a mountain resort and one of Athenians’ favorite weekend destinations.

Today’s Distance: 71 mi/ 115 km

Day 4
Vytina

Tradition, Food, and Hikes

Vytina is a traditional village overlooking the verdant slopes of Mount Mainalo. It sits at an altitude of approximately 1,050 meters from sea level. Its unique architecture, cozy style, and warm hospitable locals have made an unexpected hidden gem of Greece. Take some time to go out and enjoy a walk, or relax under the shade of a tree.

Day 5
Vytina–Olympia–Patras

Where the Olympic Flame First Burned

Leaving the magic mountains of Arcadia, we go back in time and visit Olympia. You’ll visit the remains of the temple dedicated to the god Zeus, and see where the Olympic games started in 776 BC. The village itself is fun to visit, with its many souvenir shops, tavernas, and bars. Continue to the port city of Patras.

Today’s Distance: 109 mi/ 175 km

Day 6
Patras

Not only a Port

Patras is widely known for being an important ship port, but it is a remarkable city. Wander in the beautiful old town and climb to the hillside castle built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian Ist, where several cultural events still take place during the summer, and explore the ancient Roman amphitheater. In the city background, you’ll see the Rion-Antirion bridge, the spectacular suspension bridge connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece.

Day 7
Patras–Diakopto–Athens

Canyons, Coasts, and Cities

See more of the diversity of Greece during today’s journey back to the city of Athens. Enjoy the views along the Gulf of Corinth and an included stunning rack-and-pinion train ride along the Vouraikos Canyon, ranking among the ten most beautiful in Europe. The railway was built in 1896 with a gauge of just 750mm. Spend some free time in Kalavryta, maybe enjoying lunch at one of the renowned tavernas, and then continue your journey to Athens.

Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km

Day 8
Athens

Your personally tailored vacation ends in Athens this morning.

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • Transfers

Cost Excludes

  • Visa
  • Air Ticket
Price From PKR  128,000/person
128000
Total 128,000 PKR

Trip Facts

  • Athens, Greece
  • Included
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • All Transfers Included