Esta excursão particular exclusiva para as viagens de seu grupo por 5 Patrimônios Mundiais da Humanidade da UNESCO, visitando algumas das mais impressionantes ruínas da Grécia Antiga, Clássica e Bizantina, abrangendo quase 2000 anos no desenvolvimento de uma das maiores civilizações do mundo.
Do santuário de Asclépios e primeiro centro de curadoria, para a primeira cultura regional amplamente presente em Micenas, à deslumbrante Olímpia e ao centro do mundo antigo em Delfos. Igualmente impressionante é a beleza natural dos locais que acompanham, seja o antigo teatro de Epidauro cercado por campos de oliveiras no verde Peloponeso ou as majestosas encostas das montanhas de Delphi, enquanto você senta e relaxa durante o caminho. Seguindo em seu próprio ritmo, o programa também considera os pequenos detalhes de flexibilidade, paradas durante a viagem e da escolha de hotéis luxuosos e boutique. Perfeita para casais, famílias e pequenos grupos, nossas férias oferecem um momento memorável e recompensador.
This was truly the most amazing tour we have ever been on 19 countries and counting. Yes, it is pricey, but it is worth every single penny. Our tour guide, Notis, was kind, generous, attentive, flexible, intelligent, well-spoken, and educated. He was professional and caring. He treated our children as if they were his own and my girls cried at the end of the trip when he had to leave us.
We saw the most beautiful sites and Notis added in a few things sunset over Meteora, ice cream rolls from a local shop, etc. that made the trip even better. He was knowledgable about local restaurants in every town and knew where to take us to eat wonderful Greek food. If you take this tour, you should ask for him if you can get him. His full name is Anagnostis Tsipros.
We saw Olympia, Corinth, Meteora, Nafplio, Epidavros, Delphi, and Mycenae. The hotels were charming be warned that the Meteoritis Hotel in Meteora does NOT have an elevator, nor a bellman to help haul the luggage up the stairs - but the view was SO worth it! and the experience is altogether a phenomenal one. Be prepared to lay out money for tips and meals, as they are not included in the price. The ride we had a VW Passat was comfortable and we stopped as often as we needed or wanted to.
We stayed at the Nidimos Hotel in Delphi my favorite town. If you stay in the front rooms, you will have a spectacular view, but you may have some street noise very small street, at any rate. The back rooms overlook an attractive courtyard with wall art - very quiet.
In Olympia, we stayed at the Arty Grand Hotel. We had high hopes for this one, as it was the only one that had an indoor pool, but the pool was closed. There was no explanation as to why. The rest of the hotel was fine, though. Hotels vary on this tour - you may not get the same ones we got, but we sure did like them all.
The only drawback we had was that Notis could not enter the historical sites with us - you have to arrange for different site guide for each area, which we did not do. Apparently, one has to be licensed to give a tour of historical sites and the drivers are not. This being said, Notis knew enough about each site that he told us about them, and any tips he had to offer, beforehand. Given the plethora of signage, we did not really need tour guides for the sites, but it would have been nice to know that beforehand.
Bring your walking shoes - there is a LOT of walking and much of it is uphill. Greece is a mountainous country and many sites are at the top of mountains. We averaged between 10,000 and 11,000 steps per day.
excellent tour guide