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ATHENS – PELION- METEORA

Pelion Peninsula, mythical home to the Centaurs and unspoiled wild nature of Greece at its best. Idyllic villages surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, rich forest, numerous paths to discover, pristine blue waters, and of course tasteful local cuisine. This tour combines Athens and its amazing ancient past, visit to historical Thermopylae and breathtaking Meteora.

Destination - Details

Tour : Athens –  Pelion – Meteora

Duration : 7  days

Departures :Daily September 2016 to March 2018

Type : Private tour

DAY 1: Welcome in Athens. On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transfer to your hotel. Detailed information will be presented to you about all art and music events taking place in Athens during your stay, also a list of non touristic restaurants for the best taste of Athens. Everything will be arranged by our representatives

 

DAY 2: Morning and a walking tour of Athens starts. This is the best way to see Athens, feel the vibes, meet the locals! We’ll start the day by climbing the Acropolis hill where you’ll enjoy a guided tour to Parthenon, the Erectheion & the surrounding monuments (1,5 hour approx.). We’ll then descend to Acropolis museum, in order to have a tour to its fascinating exhibitions (1,5 hour approx.).

Our exploration will continue on by crossing Andrianou Street, the most distinctive street of Plaka neighborhood, full of sophisticated shops & souvenirs. We will then reach the imposing Roman Agora & the Tower of the Winds. A little further down we’ll admire the Library of Hadrian & the vivid life of Monastiraki Square, a place full of people & colors.

We stop for a refreshing lunch break (optional) with traditional Greek street food at a restaurant nearby. We’ll continue our walk through Athinas & Evripidou Streets, the surrounding streets of Athens Central Market. Little shops will be all around us, selling herbs, delicacies, nuts, household items & many more. After having crossed this fascinating commercial triangle, we’ll end up at Panepistimiou Street, where we’ll marvel at the impressive trilogy of neoclassical buildings; the National Library, the Academy & the University of Athens. If we keep walking, we’ll soon reach Syntagma Square, the most famous square of the city. We’ll take some time to watch the valiant Evzones in front of the building of the Greek Parliament.

Having left Syntagma Square behind us, we’ll stroll through the lush green oasis of the National Gardens for a while, an ideal place to relax away from the city noise. Our refreshing walk we’ll lead us to the extraordinary Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place. If we continue for a little while, we’ll reach the Zappeion Hall -an impressive neoclassical building- and afterwards we’ll feel amazed by the size of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian Arch.

Our walk will come to an end in front of the Lycicrates monument in Plaka, in a very close distance to the Acropolis Metro Station. By the time we say goodbye, you’ll have seen the best of Athens in a walk that includes everything; history, architecture, ancient & modern city life

 

DAY 3 : Our representative will meet at your Hotel in Athens and departure to visit the site of Thermopylae, to explore & enter the visitor’s center which recreates the ancient battle where King Leonidas led the 300 Spartans in 480BC. Continue to Pelion and settle into your hotel. Rest of day at leisure to relax, stroll around the stone alleys of village, and try local cuisine using our tips

 

DAY 4: After a traditional breakfast in your hotel, start for a full day tour to explore some of the most charming local villages in Pelion with their picturable alleys, squares and traditional shops. Along the way your helpful and considerate guide will explain many interesting aspects of local food products, culture and mythology. During tour you will have the opportunity to taste local cuisine along with some shots of famous ‘Tsipouro’ !

 

DAY 5 : Day at leisure, and there is many suggestions for hiking, horse riding, food tour to enjoy

 

DAY 6:  Breakfast and up we go to visit the monasteries at Meteora. Admire a remarkable natural formation of sandstone rock pillars up to 400 meters high the 6 remaining monasteries date from the 14th century and form an inspiring combination of nature and spiritual significance. Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with God. During your visit you will be guided through their long history learning many amazing tales as you fill your camera with the majestic landscape views. Late evening return to Athens to relax at your hotel

 

DAY 7:  You will be met by our assistant at your hotel for your transfer to departure flight.

Hotel Category 3* Rate per person
Sep, Oct, Nov 2016 €1395
Dec 16, Jan, Feb, Mar 17 €1455
Hotel Category 4* Rate per person
Sep, Oct, Nov 2016 €1525
Dec 16, Jan, Feb, Mar 17 €1615
Hotel Category 5* Rate Per Person
Sep, Oct, Nov 2016 €1655
Dec 16, Jan, Feb, Mar 17 €1795

Pelion Peninsula, mythical home to the Centaurs and unspoiled wild nature of Greece at its best. Idyllic villages surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, rich forest, numerous paths to discover, pristine blue waters, and of course tasteful local cuisine. This tour combines Athens and its amazing ancient past, visit to historical Thermopylae and breathtaking Meteora.

Highlights :
➢ The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
➢ Athens shopping and culture paradise at Plaka Neighborhood, Athenas Street and Monastiraki Square
➢ Taste – see – do as the locals in Athens
➢ Picturable landscape of Pelion
➢ 19th century mancions, stone alleys and forrest paths to explore
➢ Tasty local cuisine in Pelion
➢ Breathtaking Meteora Monasteries

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