FOOD TOUR OF GREECE foods for the spirit, the soul and the body
Tasting the best of Archaeology, History and traditional Mediterranean foods
ATHENS * MACEDONIA
MAINLAND *PELOPONESE * CRETE SANTORINI
Individual - tailor made travel package
Designed for couples, familes and small group of friends!!!
Flexible:On YOUR dates and time frame!!!
Private professional tour guide on sites
Single use: Add 766 Euros
·14 nights hotel accommodation at 5***** + 4**** hotels / bed & breakfast basis ( 1 double for couples, or 1 triple for family,)
·Transportation: ALL transportation ATHENS / CRETE / SANTORINIairport – port / hotel day of arrivalAirport / hotel by return from Santorini, and hotel / airport the day of departure, ATHENS.
·Meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 12 Dinners
·11 days Private LOCAL tour guide
·11 days exclusive English speaking driver
·11 days chartered vehicle
·Ferry tickets PIRAEUS / HERAKLION (double AB2 cabin), boat tickets HERAKLION / SANTORINI by high speed boat / hydrofoil, and flight tickets SANTORINI / ATHENS
·All entrance fees
·Private tour guide: Thessaloniki city tour, Athens city tour including Acropolis, Olympia and Delphi, Mycenae, Epidavros, Knossos, Santorini
·Maps / info material
Do not Include:
Drinks – Meals (where not mentioned) - Tips - anything not mentioned above
15 Days / 14 Nights
Based on:minimum 2 people
Prices are "per person"
Tour is "private"...for you only.
Fee includes personal driver and "customized" tour itinerary.
No other added or hidden surcharges.
Day 1. ATHENS:Arrival: Reception at the airport. Transportation to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.Accommodation Athens.(Dinner)
Day2. ATHENS:Acropolis / Parthenon and the museum of Acropolis Dinner at the hotelAccommodation Athens.(Breakfast - Dinner)
Day 3. ATHENS:The Cerameicus-The Agora-Acropolis South Slope and CapeSounion All the sites are within easy walking distance of one another. The Cerameicus (the "potters quarter") reveals substantial remains of the original city wall as well as a splendid collection of funerary offerings in its museum. The Agora was the administrative and economic heart of democratic Athens. The South Slope of the Acropolis holds the Theater of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Early afternoon drive to beautiful CapeSounio and its dazzling temple to the sea god Poseidon. Dinner at the hotel Accommodation Athens.(Breakfast - Dinner)
Day 4. ATHENS / MACEDONIA – THESSALONICA:Drive north direction Thessaloniki. Arrival early afternoon. We visit the museum, which has extensive Macedonian and Hellenistic collections, and get to know Thessaloniki, a very unusual Greek city. It's more European than southern Greek. Accommodation Thessaloniki(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 5. MACEDONIA – THESSALONICA – PHILIPPI - KAVALA:Ninety miles from Thessaloniki are the extensive ruins of the city of Philippi, which Paul visited in A.D. 50. It was one of the leading cities of Macedonia. Among the ruins is a most impressive Roman theatre. KAVALA (ancient NEAPOLIS). The city has a history that goes as back as 5000 years BC, according to the traces of prehistoric settlements that have been discovered in the small peninsula of the city. During the rule of king Philip 2nd the city declined and merely became the harbor of the Macedonian city of Phillipi. During the 9th century AD the city bares the name of Chiristoupoli (Christ’s City). The change in name may probably be attributed to the fact that Apostle Paul founded here the first Christian church in Europe. Back to Thessalonica. Accommodation Thessaloniki(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 6. MACEDONIA – THESSALONIKI – DION - PELA: Dion at the foot of Mt.Olympus and just about forty miles from Thessaloniki. It was a key Roman colony in Augustus's time and has a wonderful museum. Pela the capital city Alexander’s the great.Accommodation Thessaloniki(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 7. MACEDONIA / VERIA – VERGINA - KALAMBAKA Vergina has the tomb of Philip. Drive south west direction Meteora.Accommodation Kalambaka(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 8. MAINLAND / METEORA / DELPHIVisit the monasteries of Meteora and drive south direction DELPHI. Arrival. Accommodation Delphi.(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 9. MAINLAND & PELOPONESE Morning visit the museum and ruins of Delphi. Drive west GALAXIDI – NAFPAKTOS, pass the new bridge ANTIRIO – RIO and arrive to Peloponese. Arrival OLYMPIA late afternoon. Accommodation Olympia.(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 10. PELOPONESE Morning visit the ruins and museum of ancient Olympia. Early noon drive across the Peloponese to Nafplion. We take two days in Nafplion (which the guide books call "the most beautiful city in Greece"). It's also conveniently located in the middle of the Argolis, an area rich in Bronze Age sites. Accommodation Nafplion(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 11. PELOPONESE: NAFPLION / MYCENAEMycenae, the legendary home of Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek forces at Troy.Accommodation Nafplion(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 12. PELOPONESE: EPIDAVROS / NIGHT FERRY TRIP TO CRETE Morning, We do the sanctuary of the healing god Asklepeos and the famous theatre of Epidavros, early afternoon drive east direction Piraeus – the port of Athens. Arrival early afternoon, embarkation the boat and night ferry trip to Crete. Accommodation on board. (Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 13. CRETE / THE PALACE OF KNOSSOSCrete is the island of King Minos, whose name was borrowed to describe the Bronze Age period on the island (3000-1350 B.C.). Today, after arriving at 6:00 AM (!), breakfast and take our car to the site of Knossos, the mythical home of Minos himself and his "son," the Minotaur. Accommodation CRETE(Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
Day 14. CRETE / SANTORINI / ATHENS Morning transportation to the boat and boat trip to Santorini. Arrival. Reception at the port and private tour of the island. Visit the ruins and the best points of the island. Join the famous Santorinian SUN SET, transportation to the airport and flight to Athens. Reception at the airport. Transportation to the hotel. AccommodationAthens.(Breakfast)
Day 15. ATHENS:Transportation hotel / airport. End of services(Breakfast)