• Santorini •Mykonos •Delphi •Mycenae •Ancient Epidaurus •Rafting Lousios river •Corinth Canal •Nauplio •Ancient Olympia •Visit to the Volcano of Santorini •Sunset at Oia •Visit to the Sacred island of Delos
Meals • 9 breakfasts • 5 lunches with a soft drink or beer or local wine (250 g) • 1 dinners in traditional taverns with a soft drink or beer or local wine (500 g)
Transportation • Transportation with private car or Mini Van • Ferries ( Piraeus – Mykonos – Santorini – Piraeus )
Entrance fees included • Island of Delos
Activities Included • Rafting experience in Lousios Gorge • Visit the Volcano in Santorini • Wine Tasting in Nemea • Visit the island of Delos • Visit the Red beach in Santorini
Museum Tickets and Archaeological Sites
Transfer to and from the Airport
Drinks and soft drinks (except the above)
1st Day: Athens - Delphi - Ancient Olympia
Departure from Athens. Our driver will pick you up from your Hotel at 08:30 and then we will head towards Delphi, the bellybutton of the ancient world! We will see the Castalia Spring and we will visit the main archaeological site of Delphi located at the Slopes of Mount Parnassos with the Temple of Apollo, the Treasuries of the Athenians, the Ancient Stadium and the Ancient Theatre. We will visit Athena Pronaia Sanctuary, the most photographed spot in Delphi. Next stop is Delphi museum, with it’s spectacular exhibits covering along time span from prehistory to Late Antiquity. After our first acquaintance with Ancient Greece, we will have swim and have luch at a beautiful seaside village nearby. Continuing our trip, we will reach the Rio – Antirio bridge, one of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges. The 2,380-metre-long bridge crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirio on mainland Greece. After our swim we will depart to Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. Overnight Ancient Olympia
2nd Day: The Olympic Games - Rafting activity
Ancient Olympia has its series. A trip back in time, to the greatness of ancient Greece and to the place that gave birth to the Olympic Games, to the Temple of Zeus. Visit to the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity, the Archaeological Museum and the Archaeological site of Ancient Olympia. Here we will have the opportunity to see the Temple of Zeus, the ancient stadium and the spot where the Olympic flame lights up before traveling to the place where the Summer and Winter Olympics take place. Today’s excursion will be done by rafting downhill starting from the Asticholos bridge on the river Lousios. Following the driver’s orders, we will roam in the clear crystal waters of the river in a tunnel of plants and trees. By the end of this lovely adventure we’ll have a light lunch and then we will get to the Monastery of Prodromos, a special attraction of the area of Dimitsana we will follow a route from a slightly uphill, but relatively easy path through the incredibly beautiful gorge of Lousios. Overnight at Dimitsana or Stemnitsa.
3rd Day: Mycenae - Nafplion
Morning departure to one of the oldest cities of Argolis, Mycenae (one of the World Cultural Heritage Monuments), which is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece. We will learn much about its history, as it was the realm of the mythical Agamemnon, and is considered to be the most important and richest palace of the Late Bronze Age. After our visit to Mycenae, we will have , a first acquaintance with wine growing and wine production through a visit to a local winery where we will enjoy a wine tasting in the famous region of Nemea. Departure for Nafplion, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities, the first capital of Greece. In the afternoon we will have a swim at the beach of Karathonas, a beach hidden in the middle of two coves and behind the rock of Palamid. After our swim you have free time to enjoy the attractions and beauties of the picturesque town like Bourtzi, Syntagma Square, or to get lost in the romantic narrow alleys. The day will end with a dinner at Nafplion. Overnight stay at Nafplion.
4th Day: Ancient Epidaurus
After our breakfast we will visit the dominant fortress of Palamidi and we will take beautiful pictures of the gulf and the charming town. Then, we will drive to the Ancient Epidaurus, the organized archaeological site of Asklepieion and the main points of interest: the Archaeological Museum, the Ancient Theater and the surrounding archaeological site (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Monument).
Return to Nauplion and free time to enjoy the town. overnight.
5th Day: Corinth Canal - Mykonos
Today we leave the legendary Peloponnese behind as we depart to the port of Piraeus. Before arriving to Athens we will pass from the breathtaking Canal of Corinth, which connects Central Greece with the Peloponnese Peninsula. We will make a short stop to take pictures and enjoy the amazing view of the 6 km length and 80m height! Time to set sail to the cosmopolitan Mykonos. Free day to enjoy at your own pace. Overnight Mykonos
6th Day: Exploring Mykonos - Delos island
Since you are in Mykonos it would be best to go to the sacred island of Delos, a uninhabited island today, the Athenian Alliance Centre (478 BC), the place where Leto gave birth to the twin Gods Apollo and Artemis.
Lunch at Avra restaurant in Myconos.
Free day to enjoy at your own pace
7th Day: From Mykonos to Santorini
After our breakfast we take the ferry to Santorini. Free day to explore Santorini
8th Day: Cruise by the island
In the morning, raise anchor and set off on a short cruise (approximately 3 hours) to the island of Santorini, a volcano island, one of the most beautiful of the world. Free day to enjoy the island at your own pace. Overnight Santorini.
9th Day: Santorini - Volcano visit - Red beach
Enjoy a day of discovery on Santorini island on this tour from Fira. With an itinerary that covers all the must-see sights, the tour lets you find your own favorite spots on the island. Visit the volcanic Red Beach, Akrotiri Archaeological Site, a winery, the Prophet Elias Monastery, and then finish on a high note as you watch the sun slip into the sea from Oia village. A tasting of Santorini’s distinctive wine is included. Full-day island tour of Santorini by bus. Discover prehistoric finds at Akrotiri Archaeological Site Stop for lunch (own expense) by the sands of Perissa Beach Visit Emporio village and taste wine at the Wine Museum Gaze at the sunset from picturesque Oia village.
10th Day: Return to Athens
Today you will return back to main land, you will drive to port for your onward ferry to Athens. Here our driver will wait for you to drive you to your centrally located hotel in Athens. Free evening to explore. Overnight Athens
All our Epic Tours offered are accompanied by one of our local English speaker group guides. The aim of the group guide is to take the hassle out of your trip and to help you have the best experience possible. The guide has excellent knowledge of the places visited and will provide you information throughout the whole trip, including historical, cultural and social aspects. Your guide takes care of all the essential things of the tour, offers suggestions for things to do and see and introduces you to the local communities.
We use a minimum three-star rating,conveniently located hotels and apartments with all the essential modern conveniences. Lodges that practice good eco-tourism, use products and hire staff from the local villages, walk lightly on the surrounding environment and are true to the area they represent. Accommodation on all our trips is on a twin or double bed basis. Single upgrades are available upon request and depend on availability.
Concerning the transportation, our company cooperates with leading transfer companies which use vehicles of the latest technology with the most stringent standards. All minivans are equipped with comfortable seats, air condition and large windows. Our experienced drivers will do everything they can so that your transfer be safe and pleasant. In all our Epic tours offered, we have made an effort to include as many attractions as possible, therefore reducing our stay in the bus to the minimum, by making many stops.
When it comes to meals, Epos Travel & Tours strikes a perfect balance, since gastronomy is one of the main aspects of the total tour experience offered. We include most meals (at selected seaside or traditional taverns) to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample Greece’s gastronomic delights on your own. Epos travel packages vary as to the number of meals included.All provided meals are clearly stated on the tours’s inclusions section. As most of our hotels offer anything from coffee to a full breakfast, you can start the day the way you like best with high quality local products. Lunch is your chance to make culinary discoveries of your own – Your tour guide can give you tips about recommended places if asked. When your itinerary includes a special experience, such as fishing on a hired boat,rafting or wine tasting, lunch will be included. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform us prior to the trip. We can provide vegetarian and vegan meals. Please feel free to contact us, regarding any questions you may have about food, so we can provide you the best options possible.
Meeting and finishing point: Most of our tours -unless otherwise stated in the trip’s information section- start and end at Syntagma square in Athens. Tours commence at 08:00 on the starting date and finish between 21:00 and 22:00 on the finishing point. Please note: In case you leave Greece on the day the tour ends,it is advisable to book your return flight at least 3 hours after our scheduled return time. That will give you the tranquillity and ease of mind, avoiding any unfortunate events that could blemish you vacation.
When you book with us, please have in mind that our tours don’t include any accommodation before or after the tour. So we advise you to make any stay arrangements for the date the tour ends. In relation to your arrival date and your stay in a hotel in Athens or in another city for one or more days before or after the trips, please feel free to contact us and we shall arrange it at no cost.
With regard to your transfer to and from the airport, we are able to help, if you ask us about it. We can arrange a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Athens and vice versa 24/7. Your private driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport, holding a placard with your name on it. Regarding the issue of your air ticket you know that the sooner you buy it the more cheap it comes. You are most likely to find lower prices in your home country. But it is worth trying together.
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