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Arrival Athens, meet and transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner followed by a lecture on "Greek philosophy through the centuries".
Today we will see the most significant sites of Athens including a visit to the architectural masterpiece of the Golden Age of Athens; the Parthenon. Continue for a visit of the archaeological museum which contains finds from all over Greece and then to Plaka, the oldest section of Athens, for a stroll in its narrow winding streets. Dinner in a Greek Taverna.
Drive to Ancient Corinth (the Berna of Apostle Paul), continue to Mycenas; the city of Agamemnon, then on to Epidaurus where we see the ancient theater and the Asklepeion (ancient healing place). Continue to Nauplia, a beautiful town and the first capital of modern day Greece, dinner and overnight.
Our journey takes us to Mystras; the captivating ruins of this awesome town remind us of the glory of the Byzantium! Drive to Sparta; the ancient kingdom with the brave warriors. Dinner and overnight with the Spartans!
Olympia; the cradle of the Olympic Games! Thousands of years ago athletic competitions were organized here, every 4 years, in honor of Zeus! The spirit of the Olympics is forever present in Olympia!; We will visit the site and the museum. Dinner and overnight.
Bachus invites us for a wine tasting in the Peloponesse; visit a winery and continue for Delphi, the center of the ancient world! Leaders from all over Greece came to the oracle of Delphi for advise on important matters of state! Dinner and overnight in Delphi.
The tomb and the treasure of King Philip in Vergina will unfold before you while your guidelecturer will take you to the glories of Macedonia. In Naoussa, the Kyr Yiannis estate will treat us to a typical lunch and we will try their many wine selections.
In the shadow of Mount Olympus, under the watchful eye of Zeus, Alexander the Great established his unbeatable kingdom in Pella and Dion. Continue on to Mt. Olympus at Katsaros estate for a unique wine and culinary experience. Overnight at Thessaloniki, the "Nymph" of the North!
The importance of Philippi is quite apparent! Apostle Paul chose this city to start preaching the word of God to the nations and it was here that he baptized the first Christian on European soil. But also, the huge theater was always full in the days of King Philip; proving Philippi to be a city of culture and civilization. Drive back to Thessaloniki. Lecture on "Alexander the Great", dinner in old town!
Drive to Ioannina to visit the most beautiful lake of Epirus where the home of Ali Pasha was. Did you know that there is a wax museum in Greece? We will visit it. Ioannina is a handicrafts and silver works paradise; trades of an "old world" still flourish here. Overnight in Ioannina.
A special place today "Nekromandeion", which holds a great mystery. Here the ancient Greeks came to communicate with their dead! To the world of the living, Odysseus shows the way to cross to Corfu; the island of the legendary Phaecians! Overnight in Corfu.
Famous Corfu; an island with a distinct charm!A passion and zest for life is a vivid characteristic of the locals! Relax at your resort hotel and have fun! Tonight a Corfiot night with traditional dinner, and folk dances. Overnight in Corfu.
Connect your flight Corfu/ Athens with your departure flight.