ARRIVAL IN ATHENS-CONTINUE TO ITEA-OVERNIGHT
Arrival at the airport of Athens “Elefterios Venizelos”. We travel from the airport to Itea (Delphi area), where we have dinner and overnight.
AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM IN AMFISSA AND ITEA-VISIT TO DELPHI
We will pay a visit to the olive groves of Amfissa and a local olive-oil producer, where we will have the chance to see the process of the olive trees from the first phase until the last one and to learn so many secrets about the olive trees. We will also visit a small cottage with olive trees. Yet, after lunch in Itea, we will visit Delphi oracle in Phokis with its ancient ruins lying on the southern slopes of Mount Parnassos, in one of the loveliest and most impressive Greek landscapes. Delphi, hosting maybe the most important and well-known oracle and sanctuary of the ancient world was also believed to be the center of the world . The site features ancient monuments such as the temple dedicated to Apollo, god of light and poetry, the Theater, the Stadium and the Museum. Moreover, the place offers a magnificent view of the olive groves of the Pleistos valley just under the crags which tower over and enclose the archaeological site from north and east. Dinner and overnight in Itea.
AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM IN MISSOLONGHI WITH VISIT AND OVERNIGHT IN PATRAS
After the breakfast, we will travel to Missolonghi and visit the Lagoon of Etolikon, where in a fish farm (Labrax de Lupus) raises eels for avgotaraho, which is also exported to Germany. We will visit so-called Divaria (Fish or rather angling facility), where we wish the group to learn how to fish by short participation. Later, after returning to Missolonghi where we will have lunch. Later on, we will drive to Antirrion and pass over the new suspension-bridge which connects the mainland with Peloponnese, in order to reach the hotel in the area of Patras, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
TRIP TO OLYMPIA-VISIT TO MERKOURI WINERY-RETURN-DINNER AND OVERNIGHT
After breakfast, we will travel to the archaeological site of Olympia, where the Olympic Games were born. Visit to ancient Olympia and the Museum. Later, we will have lunch in Olympia. In the afternoon, on our return from Olympia to Patras, we will visit a winery for wine-tasting. After that, we will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
AGRICULTURAL TRIP TO MOUNTAIN VILLAGE OF KALAVRYTA-TRIP WITH THE LEGENDARY RAILWAY-VISIT TO A CHEESE FACTORY- A TROUT FARM – LUNCH WITH FRESH TROUT-VISIT TO AGHIA LAVRA MONASTERY-CONTINUING TRIP TO TOLON
After breakfast, we will travel to Diakofton at first and then to the small town Aegion, where the group will have the opportunity to visit a raisin processing factory. Then, shortly after our return to the small town of Diakofton, we will visit Kalavryta with the legendary cog railway through the Vouraikos Gorge (1 hour train journey). In Kalavryta we will visit a cheese factory and the historic monastery of Aghia Lavra and we will have lunch. After our lunch break, we will visit the Cave of the Lakes and a trout farm and a watermill in the small town of Planitero. Late in the afternoon, we will travel through the mountain Lagadia to our hotel in Tolon, Nauplia. Dinner and overnight in Tolon.
JOURNEY TO ARGOLIS (MYCENAE-NAUPLION)-OVERNIGHT IN TOLON
After breakfast in the surroundings of Nauplia Kandia, you will walk through a greenhouse with melons, tomatoes, cucumber, aubergines, paprika, artichokes, onions and potatoes. You will be able to learn about both the traditional and the modern agriculture. The watering plays here a very important role. In the afternoon, we are going to Mycenae. Visit to the Mycenae excavation site, one of the oldest cities not only in Europe but also in the world. Heinrich Schliemann excavated here in 1876/77 seven treasures, altogether 19 royal corpses furnished with gold and precious stones. Later, visit to Nauplion (Nauplia)- first capital of Greece after the Ottoman rule. After that, we will return to our hotel in Tolon in the Argolic Gulf.
VISIT TO ANCIENT CORINTH-RETURN TO ATHENS-CITY TOUR-SUPPER IN THE OLD TOWN OF ATHENS, PLAKA-OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS
After breakfast, we will pass over the Canal of Corinth, where will stop for photographs on our way to Athens. Under the discretionary clause of the group, we may visit the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth. Ancient Corinth is nowadays a small port in the Gulf of Corinth, separating Peloponnese from the mainland.Continuation of the journey to Athens. After all, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the old town of Athens-Plaka– the s0-called Monmarte of Athens, Acropolis, Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Academy, the Τemple of Zeus and the Kallimarmaron Stadium. Here in Plaka, in a traditional tavern, beneath Acropolis, you will enjoy your supper and return afterwards to the hotel. Overnight.
VISIT TO ACROPOLIS AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM-AFTERNOON VISIT TO CAPE SOUNIO-RETURN TO ATHENS AND DINNER IN A FISH TAVERN-OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS
After the breakfast, we will go to Acropolis. Acropolis is not only a landscape in Athens but also a national monument of Greece. 155 meters over the sea level rises above the heavily-built plateau and is visible from far away. Visit to the new Acropolis Museum follows, a must-see for every guest. In the afternoon a visit to Cape Sounio, in the southern peak of Attica before the Aegean Sea. Visit to the temple of Poseidon of the 5th century BC. You will admire the view of the sunset from the temple. Dinner in a fish tavern and return to Athens.
TRIP TO AEGINA ISLAND IN SARONICOS GULF
We may visit Aegina via Piraeus Port as well as a factory processing island’s well-known pistachios, from roasting to packaging, once they are in season. Next, we will visit the temple of Aphaia, one of the better preserved ancient temples. In the afternoon, we will return to Aegina port, where we will have time for meal, coffee and a walk. Then we will return to Piraeus. Once we reach Piraeus, we will return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
ATHENS-TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT-RETURN
After breakfast, transfer to Athens’s airport, “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Drive to the airport. Departure.