Classical Greece and Wine Tour

Follow Porto Planet on a journey of tastes and delights of culture and history.

Enjoy an educational tour visiting the best of classical Greece. Immerse yourself in 5000 years of history while exploring the ruins the ancient Greeks left behind. Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this unique tour and visit and enjoy six of UNESCO’S world heritage sites.You will have the chance to sample the wines of most diverse vineyards and discovering its wealth while exchanging views and having fun. You will try wines from native varieties like Agiorgitiko, Moschofilero, Moschato, all from the authentic vineyards of the Peloponnese. You will taste local flavors from all the regions - each has its own specialty!

What's Included?

• Services of a professional and licensed guide
• Fuel and road taxes
• 1 night accommodation at Kalambaka / Meteora at A Class**** / double occupancy
• A visit to Meteora and private tour guide on site
• 1 night accommodation at Delphi at A Class**** / double occupancy
• A visit to archaeological sites of Delphi – guiding included /entrance fees
• 1 night accommodation at Olympia at A Class**** / double occupancy
• A visit to archaeological site of Olympia and private tour guide on site/entrance fees
• 2 nights accommodation at Nafplion at fine 3 star**** / double occupancy
• A visit to the archaeological sites of Mycenae and Epidavros – guiding included /entrance fees
• 4 nights accommodation at Athens at A Class**** / double occupancy
• All transport to and from the excursions
• Breakfast each morning
• Dinner – 9 days
• Lunch – 5 days
• Athens city tours & Acropolis Museum
• 3 wine tours/tasting
• Visit Kapsia Cave and entrance fees
• Wineries – entrance fees included

Duration

10 days

Destination Covered

Athens, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Thermopylae and Mystras

Best Suited

All, Groups, Luxury
Day 1: Athens – Arrival
Arrival and reception at the airport, transportation and check into hotel. Lunch and dinner depends on your arrival time
(Dinner)
Accommodation – Athens

Day 2 Athens – Athens City Tour & Acropolis Museum
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square and with a half-day sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour, you’ll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. The Athens half-day tour departs for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed and pass by Zappeion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally Acropolis. Visit Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon and Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk, passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the Acropolis museum.
(Breakfast – Dinner)
Accommodation – Athens

Day 3: Athens – Epidauros – Mycenae – Olympia
Depart from Athens for the Corinth Canal (short stop) then drive to Epidaurus and visit the Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. Proceed to Nauplia (short stop) and through the plain of Argos, arriving at Mycenae. Visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon (after an optional stop for souvenirs) depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games.
(Breakfast – Dinner)
Accommodation – Olympia

Day 4: Olympia – Delphi
Visit the archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological museum. Depart via Patras (short stop) to Rion, cross the Corinthian bay by the bridge to Antirion. Pass by the city of Nafpakros and from there on, along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova.
(Breakfast – Dinner)
Accommodation – Delphi

Day 5: Delphi – Kalambaka
Visit the archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Delphi, is an ancient Greek city in which the most important oracle of the ancient Greek world operated. Depart for Kalambaka via central Greece (short stop by Lamia). Overnight stay in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries.
(Breakfast – Dinner)
Accommodation – Kalambaka

Day 6: Kalambaka – Meteora – Thermopylae – Athens
Leave in the morning for nearby Meteora to visit the Byzantine monasteries. Return to Athens, passing the heroic monument of Leonidas of Sparta at Thermopylae. The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the most important battles in Greek and world history.
(Breakfast – Dinner)
Accommodation – Athens

Day 7: Athens – Ancient Corinth – Winery – Nafplio
Depart from Athens for the Ancient Corinth. The Ancient Corinth was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC. Visit the archaeological site of ancient Corinth, an important trading city in Greek and Roman times that stood at the meeting point of southern and northern Greece. Explore the ruined temples, bathhouse, forum and theater, and see the bema — a stone platform where it’s believed St Paul once stood in front of gathered judges. We will drive the Corinthian wine route which covers most of the wine growing zone of the PDO Nemea wines. This is the largest in Greece, both in the area of ​​vineyards and in production (2nd on a geographic area). We will visit a winery and taste local and foreign varieties. The vineyard of Nemea is the kingdom of Agiorgitiko, but it is also planted elsewhere in the Peloponnese, Greece and … in the world. Nemea, with the homonymous PDO Nemea wine, is the largest red wine designation zone in Greece. After the wine tour we will head to Nafplion in the first capital of Greece.
(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Accommondation – Nafplion

Day 8: Nafplio – Mystras – Winery
After breakfast, we depart from Nafplio to Mystras. You will visit the ‘dead state’ of Mystra which was the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of Mystras. The mountaintop city of Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage site and among the most impressive Byzantine ruins in Greece. You can view a Byzantine church and fortress as well as do a lot of hiking around the area. Afterwards we will head off on the road of Laconia wine and visit a winery where we will taste do some wine tasting before heading back to Nafplio and the afternoon is free.
(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Accommodation – Nafplio

Day 9: Nafplio – Kapsa Cave – Winery – Athens
Arrive in Arcadia and visit the Kapsia Cave which is 15 km away from Tripoli and 1.5 km from the village of Kapsia. Experts rank it in the list of the 10 most valuable caves in the Greek territory. It is located on the periphery of the closed geological basin of the Mantinetian Plateau and is connected to the complex system of natural sinks that characterize the aquifer. Among the findings of the cave are human bones and earthenware utensils. One of the places in the cave of Kapsia is named ‘Hall of the Wonders’ where explosive colors of red, yellow and blue create a work of art of incomparable beauty made of nature itself.
We will taste the wine of Arcadia and will visit two wineries.
Arcadia has a lot to tell about wine and it is no accident that the god Dionysus and his faithful follower Panas, according to mythology, lived in Mainalo. There, among the mountains of Parnonas and Mainalos are hidden the vineyards of the strong PDO zone of Mantineia. Approximately 5,500 acres are cultivated with one of the most important white Greek varieties, Moschofilero. Finally we return back to Athens and the afternoon is free.
(Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Accommodation – Athens

Day 10: Departure
Transportation to the airport for the flight back home.
(Breakfast)
Thank you for coming. Have a nice flight back home! KALO TAXIDI
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