Argolida - Olympia - Delphi - 3 Days Tour

Get to know everything that the great Peloponnese region has to offer, along with the archaeological site of Delphi.

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Argolida - Olympia - Delphi - 3 Days Tour

Get to know everything that the great Peloponnese region has to offer, along with the archaeological site of Delphi.

  • Three Days
  • Argolida - Olympia - Delphi
  • Bus transportation

FIRST DAY :
 
Departure from our terminal towards of the Corinth Canal, where we will make our first stop. With a bit of luck, we will be able to witness the passing of a ship through the canal while a train is traveling through the bridge.

We will go back three thousand years to visit the strategic enclave of the powerful Argolis, Mycenae, city of the Atreidai, cursed by the gods. Its impressive ruins evoke the memory of this city-fortress from the 2nd millennium BC. 'Rich in gold', in the words of Homer, ruled by tyrant warriors, looters and hunters, it was the cradle of the Mycenaean civilization. We will begin the tour appreciating the Cyclopean walls, made with stones put together without mortar. We cross the famous Door of the Lionesses, in which the symmetry of the forms is achieved masterfully. And then we enter the Acropolis, where we can visit the history of the entire archaeological site, its palace and its circles of tombs, especially the Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon, the largest and most beautiful of all, with its majestic burial chamber. We will also visit the museum of the archaeological site.
 
Later, we will head towards the culture of the 4th century BC. In an isolated area, in the middle of the smooth hills of Argolida, we find the remains of the sanctuary of Aesculapius, hero and god of Medicine, whose oracle was inquired by Ancient Greeks. Mythology tells us how Aesculapius became so wise that he managed to resuscitate the dead, thus winning the animosity of Hades and the jealousy of Zeus, who killed him, and his remains were buried right there. Up to this point, sick people came to get under the treatment of Epidarean therapies, which included physical exercise and intellectual pastimes. This explains the importance given to theater and sports facilities, as a distraction for the patients and part of their souls healing process. The beauty of the landscape, the majesty of its lines and the harmony of its proportions have made the Theater of Epidaurus the most accomplished example of the Ancient world. It was rehabilitated in 1954 and adapted for the representation of ancient works, concerts and lyrical shows, with artists such as Dimitri Mitropoulo and Maria Callas. With a capacity of almost 16,000 spectators, the vision and acoustics are fully guaranteed from any part of the cave.
 
In the afternoon, crossing the central Peloponnese, we arrive at Olimpia, where we will have dinner and stay in 3 or 4 star hotels.
 
 
SECOND DAY:
 
We begin our day visiting the ruins of Olympia, located in the idyllic valley of Alfeo, that evokes the past greatness of a sanctuary that, due to the Olympic Games, was one of the symbols of the unity of ancient Greece.

We will visit one by one the remains of each building that formed the complex for sports celebrations, the gymnasium, the arena, where the athletes, especially fighters, trained and received massages with oils in the adjacent rooms; Heroon, a circular room with an altar consecrated to an unknown hero; the Theokoleon, building from the 4th century B.C., residence of the priests of Olympia; the workshop of Phidias; the sanctuary that housed the statue of the Olympian Zeus, considered one of the seven wonders of ancient times. From the Sanctuary, we can access the stadium, the track where the athletic events were held. The importance of these games is obvious, given the massive participation of Greek cities, which maintained a truce during its celebration, and the fact that the Olympiad (the period of four years between the celebration of two games), was recognized as the only accepted chronological system for Greece.

We will also visit the Olympia museum, which contains a large part of the archaeological remains of the Temple of Zeus, as well as all kinds of objects found during the excavations in chronological order.
 
In the afternoon, we pass through the Rio-Antirio new suspension bridge, linking the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of the country. It is the largest in its kind in the world, with a longitude of 2252 meters.  We arrive in Delphi, where we have dinner and stay in 3 or 4 stars hotels.
 
 
THIRD DAY:
 
We visit Delphi, city known as the center of the world, 'the navel of the universe'. In the ancient world, it was one of the main religious centers, when the sanctuary of Apollo, god of harmony and music, guardian of the sacred laws of Zeus, attracted countless pilgrims who came to consult the oracle. We will cross the Sacred Way, decorated with innumerable offerings of Greek and foreign cities, until arriving at the Temple of Apollo. Besides the statues, the cities dedicated to the god the so-called treasures, to house the offerings in the form of small temples, such as the treasure of Sifnos, the treasure of Thebes or the Treasure of the Athenians, which we will visit.

In addition to the whole monumental complex, including the Oracle's Tholos, the visit to the Delphi Museum is absolutely mandatory once you are in the site. It is one of the most important museums in Greece. It houses the works of art found in Delphi during the excavations carried out by the French School of Athens. In the lobby, we will find a conical block of marble covered by a sculpted net, a Hellenistic copy of the navel that marked the center of the known world. We will also visit the famous statue of the Charioteer of Delphi, perfectly preserved, dating from the Archaic era and part of a bronze votive offering that represented the victorious Quadriga of the Olympic Games.
 
We return to Athens, leaving behind the Mount Parnassus and the picturesque village of Arahova,, with its beautiful views of the valley, which attracts ski lovers every year.

Tour Availability

Summer: Wednesday and Saturday

Winter: Wednesday

Price Includes

The price includes tour guide, tickets, transportation, breakfast and dinner

Additional Information

ARTYTOURS offers its customers a passenger pick-up service, with pick ups in the city of Athens. Our Spanish-speaking assistants will pick you up from your hotel in the city of Athens, or in other meeting points close to your accommodation. We ask for punctuality in the pickup not to delay the rest of the route. From our terminal, you will be taken by our assistants to the corresponding bus for the booked tour.

Tour Map

Hotel

Pick up

S/S-Argolida-Delfos-Circuito

Sunio

B/N

360 Degrees

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

A 4 Athens

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Achileas

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Achilion

Pythagorion

07:30

13:55

19:30

Acropolis Ami Boutique

Callirhoe

07:30

14:35

20:00

Acropolis Hill

Dionisos Parking

07:30

14:30

20:00

Acropolis Museum

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Acropolis Select

Acropolis Select

07:30

14:35

20:00

Acropolis View

Dionisos Parking

07:30

14:30

20:00

Adams Hotel

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Adonis Hotel

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Adrian

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Alassia

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Alexandros

Alexandros

07:20

13:45

19:15

Amalia

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Amazon

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Apollo

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Areos Boutique

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Arethousa

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Arion

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Ariston

Oscar

07:40

14:05

19:40

Aristotelis

Aristotelis

07:40

14:05

19:40

Art

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Astor

Athens Plaza

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Backpackers

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Athens Center Square

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athens Choice

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Athens City

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Athens Cypria

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Diamond

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Gate

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Athens Lotus

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Athens Mirabello

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athens Plaza

Athens Plaza

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Status Suites

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Athens Style Hotel

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Athens Tiare

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athens Was

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Athens Way Hotel

Titania

07:30

14:00

19:30

Athina Palace

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Athinais

Athinais

07:20

13:45

19:15

Athos Hotel

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Ath. Atrium

Agios Sostis Church

07:10

15:00

20:15

Attalos

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Balaskas

Balaskas

07:40

14:05

19:40

Callirhoe

Callirhoe

07:30

14:35

20:00

Candia

Candia

07:40

14:10

19:40

Caravel

Caravel

07:30

13:45

19:15

Cecil

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

City Circus Athens

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Claridge

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Cosmopolit

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Cosmos

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Crown Plaza

Crown Plaza

07:30

13:45

19:15

Crystal Palace

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Delice Hotel Apart

Caravel

07:30

13:45

19:15

Delphi Art

Pythagorion

07:30

13:55

19:30

Diamond

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Diethnes

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Diros Hotel

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Divani Acropolis

Divani Acropolis

07:30

14:35

20:00

Dorian

Dorian

08:00

14:10

19:55

Economy

Dorian

08:00

14:10

19:55

Electra Ermou

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Electra Metropolis

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Electra Palace

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Elite

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Epivadros

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Euripidis

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Exarchion Hotel

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Filoxenia

Filoxenia

07:30

13:45

19:20

Fresh

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Golden Age

Golden Age

07:30

13:45

19:15

Golden City

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Grand Bretagne

Grand Bretagne

08:00

14:15

20:00

Hellinis

Hellinis

07:15

15:00

20:00

Hera

Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Hermes

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Herodion

Herodion

07:30

14:35

20:00

Hilton

Hilton

07:30

13:45

19:15

Byron

Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Sweet Home

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Ilissia

Ilissia

07:30

13:45

19:15

Ilissos

Ilissos

07:10

14:45

20:15

Iniohos

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Intercontinental

Intercontinental

07:15

15:00

20:15

Ionis

Ionis

07:40

14:05

19:40

Jason Inn

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Katerina

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Key Tours

Key Tours

08:15

14:20

20:00

Kimon

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

King George

King George

08:00

14:15

20:00

Marina

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Melia

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Metropolitan

Metropolitan

07:15

15:00

20:15

Minoa

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Moka

Golden City

07:40

14:05

19:40

Museum

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

My Athens

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Myrto

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Nafsika

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Nana

Oscar

07:40

14:05

19:40

Nefeli

New

08:05

14:15

20:00

Neos Olympos

Candia

07:40

14:10

19:40

New Hotel

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Niki

New Hotel

08:05

14:15

20:00

Novotel

Novotel

07:40

14:05

19:40

Novus

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Odeon

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Omiros

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Oscar

Oscar

07:40

14:05

19:40

Pallas Athena Hotel

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Pan

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Radisson Blu Park

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Parnon

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

Parthenon

Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Pella Inn

Jason Inn

07:50

14:10

19:50

Pergamos

Pergamos

07:40

14:05

19:40

Periscope

Grande Bretagne

08:00

14:15

20:00

Phillipos

Herodion

07:30

14:35

20:00

Plaka Hotel

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Polis Grand

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

President

President

07:30

13:45

19:15

Pythagorion

Pythagorion

07:30

13:55

19:30

Rio

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Royal Olympic

Royal Olympic

08:15

14:20

20:00

Solomou

Polis Grand

07:40

14:05

19:40

St George Lycabettus

Grande Bretagne

08:00

14:15

20:00

Stanley

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Tempi

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00

Arty Tours Terminal

Arty Tours Terminal

08:15

14:20

20:00

Titania

Titania

07:30

14:00

19:30

Vasilikos

Vasilikos

07:30

13:45

19:15

Victory Inn

Radisson Blu Park

07:30

13:45

19:30

Viena

Dorian Inn

08:00

14:10

19:55

Wyndham Grand

Stanley

07:50

14:10

19:50

Zafolia

Zafolia

07:30

13:45

19:30

Zillers Boutique

Electra Ermou

08:00

14:15

20:00