Easter: Athens

5 Days / 4 Nights
Category: City Escapes Easter

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EASTER Getaway

Athens is referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. It is home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum…  Acropolis, 5th century B.C. temple to Athena Parthenos (Parthenon)…

..Evenings in Plakas packed with lots of cafés, restaurants, and good shopping.

 

Package is quoted per person, in Euro and includes:

  • 03 nights accommodation in ATHENS at the Hotel of your choice in Standard room on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 01 night accommodation in KALAMPAKA at the Hotel of your choice in Standard room on Half Board basis
  • Trip to Delphi & Kalampaka on seat in coach basis
  • Transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport by private car (Day time)
  • Validity: April 12th till April 17th 2017
  • Package excludes Airline Ticket.

ITINERARY
Day 1, Wednesday April 12th: “ATHENS”
Arrival to Athens, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2, Thursday April 13th: “ATHENS – DELPHI – KALAMPAKA” [Athens to Kalambaka: 4H 15Min ~ 352 Km]

Leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site. After the visit depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3, Friday April 14th: “Kalmpaka – Athens”

Visit Meteora and enjoy a unique and most impressive scenery with ageless Monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument), arrive in Athens early in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4, Saturday April 15th: “Athens” – Free at your leisure.

Optional tour: As it is, the Saturday before Easter, we suggest to visit some churches that will be celebrating resurrection services by private car with Arabic/English speaking driver. Rate depends on the number of the persons.

Day 5, Sunday April 16th: “Athens” : Departure to Athens Airport late in the evening to travel to Beirut.

 

Tour Highlights:

Imagine a place where the cliffs rise high above the clouds and the sun’s rays bounce off the sandstone rock pillars reflecting a godly glow. The pillars break through the dusty brown valley like fingers reaching for the sky. High above the clouds perched on these rock cliffs are centuries old monasteries built by monks who trekked to the region to be closer to God. This place exists. It’s called METEORA.

Meteora, this amazing little hidden gem is located over 350 km north-west of Athens, and is found amongst the Pindus Mountains. Meteora roughly translates to “suspended in the air” and is home to six active monasteries open to tourists year-round.”