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Arrival Athens, meet and transfer to your hotel. Welcome drink, dinner and overnight.
We begin this remarkable day with an exploration of the masterpieces of the city's Golden Age. Our sights shall include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Panatheniac Stadium, temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Constitution Square, the House of Parliament. Then we will visit the world-renowned Acropolis, where we will marvel at the ancient glory of the eternal Parthenon, built 2400 years ago.
We depart for Delphi, driving through the plain of Boiotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragecy of king Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova, famous for its colorful rugs and carpets (short stop). Arrive at Delphi, the centre of the Ancient world - the "Omphalos" (navel) of the Earth - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. We visit the ruins of the sancturary of Apollo Pythios, the treasury of the Athenians, the temple of Apollo and the museum, containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture such as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.
This morning we drive to the Pamassos ski slopes to enjoy a full day of skiing. Evening at leisure to explore Delphi on our own. After the Acropolis, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece. In mythology, Delphi was the meeting place of two eagles, released by Zeus and sent in opposite directions; where they met indicated the center of the earth. Dinner and overnight.
We spend the morning skiing, then visit the nearby seaside town of Galaxidi. Now a charming small town, very well preserved, Galaxidi has a long maritime tradition and was a significant naval force during the Greek revolution. We will stroll along its attractive port and narrow cobblestone lanes between its old stone houses and visit the Maritime museum. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.
Today we leave Delphi taking the coastal road to Nafpaktos, a picturesque town dominated by its mainly Venetian castle with 3,200 years of history. We cross to Rio by short ferry ride and continue to visit Ancient Corinth, the city where Apostle Paul lived and preached for two years. Back in ancient times Corinth was one of the three major powers in Greece, and took part in all the battles against the Persians. It was also one of the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (market place) and Apollo's temple (6th c. BC). End of tour, dinner and overnight in Athens.