2 AUGUST 2018 , 21:00
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL
We welcome you at the airport of Athens and transfer you at your hotel in one of the most beautifull cities of Greece, Kalamata. Kalamata is the only city of Greece where the sea is in front of the city and perfectly suitable for swimming. Also is very cosmopolitan city with many bars, good food and mouthwatering sweets. Overnight Kalamata.
DAY 2 : EPIDAURUS – MYCENAE – NAFPLIO
Today you will visit two of the most archaeological sites of Greece, both of them protected by UNESCO as monuments of World Heritage, Mycenae and Epidaurus. Our archaeological tour guide will guide us to the “Rich Mycenae,” the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Then we head to one of the major clinics in ancient Greece, where cured many serious diseases of the time, Epidaurus. There lies one of the most important and well-preserved theater of antiquity, the ancient theater of Epidaurus. After our tour we will drive to Nafplio. Nafplio is one of the most beautiful cities of modern Greece since it has managed to retain its color. We can stay in Nafplio or go to one of the beautiful beaches of Nafplio, where you can enjoy the sea and sun. Overnight Kalamata
DAY 3 : GAME NIGHT – FREE DAY
Today is the big day! So in the morning you will have free time to go swimming or walk at the city of Kalamata. About noon we will transfer you in Tripolis where you will also have time to see the city and get prepared for the game. We then take you to the stadium of Asteras Tripolis to enjoy the game and after that we return to our hotel. GOOD LUCK!!! Overnight Kalamata.
DAY 4 : ANCIENT OLYMPIA
Today you live like ancient Greek athletes, at the area that gave birth to the Olympic Games. First we will visit the museum of Ancient Olympia, one of the most important in Greece, showing the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, which was dedicated to the father of gods and men, Zeus, and was the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Includes the permanent exhibition of findings from excavations in the sacred area of the Altis, dating from prehistoric times to the early Christian times, the most important of the Praxiteles Hermes. Then we will move to the archaeological site of Olympia, where wandering in space will certainly feel like ancient athletes. The archaeological site of Olympia includes the sanctuary of Zeus, with temples and buildings related to the cult, and various buildings that had been built around it, such as sports facilities used for the preparation and holding of the Olympic Games, auxiliary buildings, utilitarian and administrative and secular buildings. Overnight Kalamata
DAY 5 : DEPARTURE – ATHENS
We are leaving early in the morning and take you back to the capital of Greece, Athens. You are at the most ancient city of the world so take advantage of this. You will have time to wonder around the historic city center, visit Acropolis museum and Acropolis rock and take some rest at one of the many cafeterias or the tavernas. Transfer to the airport and say goodbye.
Price/person : 400 euros
Including : transfers as they are mentioned in the programme with an airconditioned bus, 4 overnights in double or twin room with breakfast, entrance fees in Epidaurus, Mycenae and Ancient Olympia, licences archaeological guide for the archaeological sites.
Excluding : flights to/from Athens.
The programme is based on the flights :
Edinburg – Athens : 31/7/2018, time of arrival : 21:45
Athens – Edinburg : 4/8/2018 , time of departure : 22:25
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