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Special Winter Package

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The Itinerary
Day 1 Athens
Upon your arrival to Athens, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Optional Athens by night tour. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Centre and at the slope of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take a photo of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring
you in a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. Overnight.

Day 2 Athens
After Breakfast, starts your half day Athens City Tour. The tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides take you to see the centre of the city, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus street, you will see the Evzones (guards) in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace.

On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally “the harmony between material and spirit“, the monument that “puts order in the mind“, the Parthenon. You complete the visit with the Museum of Acropolis.

Day 3 Athens
After Breakfast, free day at leisure or Optional cruise to 3 islands. At: 08.30 depart to Hydra, where we arrive at: 11.45. Here you have free time for a walk or a swim. At: 13.30 embarkation and sail for Aegina past through Poros and seashore of Peloponnese.

The lunch will be served during the sail. At: 15.30 we arrive at Aegina where you have time for a swim.
Optional excursion, by bus, to the fine preserved Temple of Afea Athena.At: 18.00 embarkations for the voyage of return to theport. Arrive to Piraeus, late in the afternoon. Overnight.

Day 4 Athens – Rome

 

After Breakfast, Pick up from the hotel transfer to the airport for departure flight.
Arrival to Rome, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 5 Rome
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel and follow the Rome half day city tour. Visit Via Veneto, famous for Fellini’s movie “La Dolce Vita”, and Piazza della Repubblica with the Naja-di’s Fountain our promenade
through the historical centre starts with the famous Trevi Fountain till Piazza Navona (stop), always quite lively and picturesque, with the Four Rivers Fountain, Bernini’s masterpiece. Along the way we will admire Piazza Colonna with the Column of Marcus Aurelius and the Pantheon, built in the 1st Century b.C. with the widest dome in the world (visit). Continue by coach to the Vatican, the heart of Christendom, passing by St. Angel’s Castle. Visit Saint-Peter’s Square and Saint-Peter’s Basil¬ica to admire, among others, the Pietà by Michelan¬gelo. Return to hotel or nearest point.

Day 6 Rome
After Breakfast, free day at leisure or optional tour to Naples & Pompei. Leave Rome along the Autostrada del Sole southwards. Halfway to Naples , the Abbey of Montecassino, completely rebuilt after the total destruction in the Second World War, can be seen high up on the hill to our left. Then on into the fertile countryside surrounding Naples . After a short sightseeing, on the way to Pompeii stop for a visit to an ancient cameos and coral factory in Torre del Greco . Then on to Pompeii for lunch at a restaurant and visit of the excavations. 19 Centuries ago during
the summer of 79 a.C., Vesuvius suddenly reerupted completely destroying Pompeii and
Herculaneum. Its ashes, gases and hot clouds claimed numerous lives but at the same time preserved the existing environment and a way of life typical of the ancient Roman society at its height. The layer of ashes preserved intact people and everyday items, food and domestic animals, all remained steady and hidden until the first half of 18th Century when regular digs were organized. At the end of the visit continue to Rome with arrival at the hotels or nearest point at about 8.30 pm. The Itinerary Athens & Rome

Day 7 Rome
After Breakfast, Pick up from the hotel transfer to the airport for your departure flight.