This Greece tour will take you from Athens to Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Argos, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Olympia, Patras, Rio, Antirio, Nafpaktos, Arachova, Delphi and back to Athens. Duration: 3 days / 2 nights.
Highlights of the three (3) days private tour to Corinth, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi
- The famous Corinth Canal
- Ancient Corinth
- Mycenae and Agamemnon
- Epidaurus theater
- Ancient Olympia, the first Olympic games
- The oracle of Delphi
Description of the three (3) days Greece private tour to Argolis, Olympia, and Delphi
Day 1: Athens – Corinth Canal, ancient Corinth – Kenchreai – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Olympia
After lunch, our Athens taxi will drive you westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal where we will make a short stop to take in the breathtaking view of the Isthmus. Shortly thereafter we reach and visit the ancient town of Corinth where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Back in ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest city-states and this is quite evident by its remains, including the large agora (market place) and Apollo’s Temple (dated to the 6th Cent. B.C). We will also make a brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Kenchreai where St. Paul disembarked when he came to Corinth. After lunch, we’ll visit EPIDAURUSand its ancient Epidaurus theatre, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Athens taxi tours continuing our private tour will drive you to MYCENAE. We will visit the archaeological site, the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, including the Lion Gate, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the Palace. In the afternoon we will drive to Olympia through Tripolis & Megalopolis. Free afternoon and overnight in ancient Olympia.
Day 2: Olympia – Patras – Antirio – Nafpaktos – Arachova – Delphi
In the morning, our Athens taxi tours driver will drive you to the city of Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Despite being secluded near the western coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic center in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years in honor of Zeus. Olympia is a unique place, featuring lush greenery and a vast
array of monuments and landmarks. The most important sanctuary of Zeus is situated here, as well as Altis and the original stadiums of the Olympic Games.
Ancient Olympia has been the center of attention during the ancient years, and still, today is the departure point of the Olympic Flame that is lit here, every four years prior to the new festival. The starting line in the Olympic stadium is still visible, so take your position and run this historical course, competing with the athletes of the past, or simply some of the numerous tourists visiting the area. The sightseeing tour also includes a visit to the Olympia Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Olympic
Games, where artifacts and collections related to both ancient and modern Games are housed. Our Greece taxi private tour driver will take us now from Olympia through Patras to Rion, where we’ll cross the Corinthian bay to Antirion via the bright new bridge, the biggest in Europe. Then we’ll drive to picturesque Nafpaktos and via the new road along the coast, to Delphi. In the evening we’ll visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova for dinner. Overnight in Delphi.
Day 3: Delphi – Arachova – Athens
Our Greece taxi private tour will start after breakfast. Visit DELPHI, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Visit the Delphi Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer of Delphi, then proceed through the Sacred Way to the Athenian Treasure-House in Delphi. Visit the Temple of Apollo.
We will drive back to ATHENS, ending our private tour arriving early in the evening.