ANZAC DAY – History, Food and Wine Tour in Greece

ANZAC DAY – History, Food and Wine Tour in Greece

ANZAC DAY – History, Food and Wine Tour in Greece

ANZAC DAY – History, Food and Wine Tour in Greece

Athens–Corinth-Nafplion-Kalamata-Olympia-Chania-Rethymnon-Heraklion

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15 days, 14 nights

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from €4.130/ person

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18 April-2 May (all year on request)

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tailor this trip

15 Days Explore Greece and ANZAC Day

Join us to commemorate Anzac Day in Greece and learn more about the 6th Australian Division’s involvement in the Allied withdrawal from Greece and the Battle for Crete. Visit significant battle sites and learn about the German attacks against the Greeks. Explore Athens informative War Museum and attend the Anzac Dawn service. See the WW1 Battleship the Averoff. Explore Athens informative War Museum and attend the ANZAC Dawn service. Discover Athens and walk through a mix of flavors, cultures, and contrasts, and take the opportunity to admire the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum.
In the Peloponnese, you will have the opportunity to admire the splendor of ancient Greece. Discover Ancient Olympia, the place where the Olympic Games were born, tour the “Mycenae” of Homer and mythical Atreides, visit Epidavros with its famous ancient theater, that is also the world’s finest open theater, and the Asclepieion – Unesco World Heritage Site. You will have the chance to sample the wines of the most diverse vineyard and discover its wealth while exchanging views and having fun, all from the authentic vineyards of the Peloponnese.We visit Kalamata which was one of the last evacuation beaches of ANZAC  troops.

The Battle of Crete also Unternehmen Merkur, “Operation Mercury”) was fought during the Second World War on the Greek island of Crete. It began on the morning of 20 May 1941, when Nazi Germany began an airborne invasion of Crete. Greek forces and other Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the island remains the most dramatic battle ever fought by ANZAC forces. Over 12 brutal days in May 1941 the Allies opposed a massive German airborne assault on the Mediterranean island of Crete. They almost succeeded.

Crete enchants each visitor. It captivates and captures the senses with its impressive and majestic landscape, but also with its spirit, history, and people. You will visit the most important sights of Greece – such as the Minoan Crete palace, Knossos. You will have the chance to admire the most famous monastery, the historic Arkadi Monastery and magnificent churches of the 15th century and we visit Army Museum of Rethymnon. Discover the secrets of the Cretan diet – the Cretan cuisine is considered to be the best example of the Mediterranean diet, internationally accepted as the most healthy and complete diet plan.
The ambiance of Greece is legendary, with its food, its music and the simple quality of its lifestyle. With a history dating back thousands of years, it is one of the most fascinating and inspiring travel experiences that you will ever have.Learn the less well known is the story of the ANZAC Corps created to fight in Greece during World War II. Relaxed, friendly and enjoyable is the theme of this tour.
Follow Porto Planet on a journey of tastes and delights of culture, food, wine, and history!

ATHENS

ATHENS

ARKADION MONASTERY

NAFPLIO

RETHYMNON

CHANIA

PHALERON WAR CEMETERY

SOUDA CEMETERY WAR

We provide

  • Accommodation in 4* & 5* class hotels
  • ANZAC Day in Athens
  • All meals (breakfast – lunch – dinner)
  • All transport to and from the excursions and to the  airport
  • 14 days exclusively chartered minivan with English speaking driver
  • 2 wine tours/tasting in the wineries and wineries entrance fee
  • Athens walking Food and tasting tours
  • Athens city tour including the Acropolis – Parthenon and the Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Nauplion walking Food and tasting tours
  • Heraklion walking Food and tasting tours
  • All museum & archeological sites entrance fees
  • A visit to the Museum and an archaeological site to the Mycenae and Epidaurus
  • A visit to the Museum and an archaeological site to the Olympia
  • A visit to the Museum and an archaeological site to the Corinth
  • A visit to the archaeological site to the Knossos
  • A visit to the Army Museum to Athens
  • A visit to the Army Museum to Rethymnon
  • Battlefield tours with historian
  • Visit Averoff Battleship
  •  Souda Bay War Cemetery
  • Overnight ferry to/from Crete

 

 

We do not provide

  • Air travel to/from Australia,
  • travel insurance,
  • personal expenses
  • laundry and alcohol
  • Tips for Drivers and Guide sips,
  • anything not mentioned above or below

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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Winery tours and wine tasting on the “wine routes” of Corinth and Argolis.

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You will visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus which, from all the ancient theaters, is the most beautiful and best preserved and renowned for its rare acoustics, and the Asklepieion – a Unesco World Cultural Heritage Monument and you will tour the “Mycenae” of Homer and mythical Atreides.

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You will visit Olympia, which was the most glorious sanctuary of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus, and was the venue for the ancient Olympic Games

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You will visit the Acropolis Museum and one of the most important monuments of the ancient Greek civilization – the Parthenon

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Visit Ancient Corinth and Canal of Corinth

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Visit Preveli Monastery where so many of ANZAC troops were given shelter prior to evacuation via submarine.

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Walking Foodie tours of Athens, Nafplio, Heraklion, with tasting

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The War Museum and the Averoff Battleship.

 PRICES

Based on 2 people

Price per person        €4.130

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Day 1. ATHENS – ARRIVAL

Depending on the time of arrival: (Lunch / Dinner)

Accommodation-Athens

DAY 2. ATHENS – ATHENS CITY TOUR & ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

Accommodation – Athens (Breakfast /  Dinner)

DAY 3. ATHENS – GUIDE and WALKING FOOD TOUR-ATHENS

Accommodation at Athens (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 4. CORINTH-CORINTH CANAL-ANCIENT CORINTH-CORINTH WINE ROAD-NAFPLION:

Accommodation Nafplion. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 5. NAFPLION-MYCENAE-ARGOLIDA WINE ROAD-EPIDAUROS- WALKING FOOD TOUR –NAFPLIO

Accommodation Nafplion (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 6. NAFPLION-KALAMATA-OLYMPIA

Accommodation Olympia (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 7. OLYMPIA-ATHENS

Accommodation-Athens  (breakfast / lunch / dinner)

DAY 8. ATHENS-ANZAC DAY-FERRY

Accommodation on Board (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

DAY 9. CHANIA-MALEME AREA-SOUDA BAY-CHANIA

Accommodation at Chania (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 10. CHANIA-SFAKIA-PREVELI MONASTERY-RETHYMNON

Accommodation – Rethymnon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 11. RETHYMNON-ARMY MUSEUM

Accommodation Rethymnon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 12. RETHYMNON -BATTLEFIELD AT HERAKLION- GUIDED AND FOOD TOUR-HERAKLION

Accommodation Heraklion (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 13. HERAKLION-KNOSSOS PALACE- FERRY

Accommodation on Board (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

DAY 14. ATHENS- WAR MUSEUM-AVEROFF BATTLESHIP

Accommodation Athens (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

DAY 15. ATHENS-FLIGHT BACK HOME

Transportation to the airport for the flight back home (Breakfast)

KALO TAXIDI!    

 

 

 

 

Day 1. ATHENS – ARRIVAL

Arrival. Reception at the airport. Transportation and check into our hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax or take a stroll along the streets of Athens to enjoy the flavor of the city. Depending on the time of arrival: (Lunch / Dinner)

Accommodation-Athens

DAY 2. ATHENS – ATHENS CITY TOUR & ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square and with a half-day sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour, you’ll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. The Athens half-day tour departs for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed and pass by Zappeion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally Acropolis.  Visit Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon and Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. Continue the expert-guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk, passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the  Acropolis museum.

Accommodation – Athens (Breakfast /  Dinner)

DAY 3. ATHENS-GUIDE and WALKING FOOD TOUR-ATHENS

Begin your walking culinary tour with traditional sweets and finger food like the koulouri (a circular bread encrusted with sesame seeds) and the famous bougasta (a pastry consisting of either semolina custard, cheese or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo).

Head to the Athens Agora and see the amazing range of spices, cheeses, olives, meat, fish and fruit on offer. Here, find a plethora of traditional tavernas. After your visit to the market, enjoy a brief break for a cup of traditional Greek coffee in one of the oldest coffee shops in Greece.

Next, visit a folklore art shop and the beautiful Kotzia Square, situated just outside the ancient Archarnian Gate of Classical Athens. Stop at one of the oldest and best souvlaki houses in Greece for a taste of real souvlaki.

End the tour by admiring the astonishing Acropolis in one of the most authentic restaurants in the city.

Accommodation at Athens (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 4. CORINTH-CORINTH CANAL-ANCIENT CORINTH-CORINTH WINE ROAD-NAFPLION:

We will visit Canal of Corinth. On 25 April, the Germans staged an airborne operation to seize the bridges over the Corinth Canal with the double aim of cutting off the British line of retreat and securing their own way across the Isthmus. The 1st SS Motorised Infantry Regiment (LSSAH), crossed over to the Peloponnese at Patras in an effort to gain access to the isthmus from the west. Australians in 1942 were preparing to evacuate to Crete in the face of German rapid advancement.

After we will visit ancient Corinth. Ancient Corinth was an important city-state of the ancient Peloponnese and was considered the richest city in the ancient world.

We will visit the Corinthian Wine Route The Corinthian Wine Roads cover most of the wine-growing zone of the PDO Nemea wines, which is the largest in Greece, both in the area of vineyards and in production (2nd on a geographic area).

We will visit a winery and taste local and foreign varieties. The vineyard of Nemea is the kingdom of Agiorgitiko, but it is also planted elsewhere in the Peloponnese, Greece and … in the world. Nemea, with the homonymous PDO Nemea wine, is the largest wine red wine designation zone in Greece.After the wine tours, we will head to Nafplion in the first capital of Greece.

Accommodation Nafplion. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 5. NAFPLION-MYCENAE-ARGOLIDA WINE ROAD-EPIDAUROS- WALKING FOOD TOUR -NAFPLION

We will visit Mycenae, one of the largest centers of Greek civilization, forming a strong military fortress that dominated most of southern Greece. The period of Greek history between 1600 BC until around 1100 BC. is called “Mycenaean,” referring to Mycenae. You will admire it(most of the gold and are characterized by their marvelous art), the treasure of Atreas (vaulted tomb), the vaulted tomb of Clytemnestra, the Lions Gate, the Royal Palace, the temple, the North Gate as well as the Underground Tank etc .;

Then we will take the Argolida wine road and visit the local winery.

After the wine tasting and tour, we will visit Epidaurus and the Asklepieion. The theater of Epidaurus is considered the finest ancient Greek theater in terms of acoustics and aesthetics. With a maximum capacity of 13,000 – 14,000 spectators, the theater hosted the musicians, song and drama struggles included in the worship of Asklepios. The Asclepieion of Epidaurus became the most famous of all aspicides in ancient Greece because of the many and serious cases that were cured there. In this, they arrived from all over Greece and from the Mediterranean basin sick, begging of divine mercy. Its area was very large and it had hostels, a gym, a stage and the famous, for its acoustics, Theater, for the entertainment of the people. Return to Nafplion and take a walk through the local tastes of the area.

Accommodation Nafplion (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 6. NAFPLION-KALAMATA-OLYMPIA

After breakfast, we travel to Olympia with a deviation to Kalamata.  Driving from Argos to Kalamata from where most Allied units had already begun to evacuate, they reached the south coast on 29 April, where they were joined by SS troops arriving from Pyrgos. The fighting on the Peloponnese consisted of small-scale engagements with isolated groups of British troops who had been unable to reach the evacuation point. The Germans captured around 8,000 Commonwealth (including 2,000 Cypriot and Palestinian) and Yugoslav troops in Kalamata who had not been evacuated, while liberating many Italian prisoners from POW camps. Arriving, Olympia.

Accommondation Olympia (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 

Day 6. OLYMPIA-ATHENS

We will admire the archaeological site of Olympia as the cradle of the Olympic Games. Olympia was the most glorious sanctuary of ancient Greece, dedicated to Zeus. It was the venue for the Olympic Games that took place during the Olympic Games, the most important celebration of Greeks during most of the antiquity, and is one of the UNESCO cultural monuments.

We will take the way back to Athens. After our arrival in Athens and the necessary rest, you will have the opportunity to admire through a gastronomic excursion the incredible flavors and perfumes from the capital of Greece.

Accommodation-Athens  (breakfast / lunch / dinner)

 

DAY 7. ATHENS-ANZAC DAY-FERRY

ANZAC Day, this is a very special day on the 75th Anniversary of the battles that were taking place near Athens as the Australians were gathering to evacuate to Crete. This will be, we believe the 5th actual Dawn Service as many ANZAC Day Services in the past have been at 1100. An early wake-up calls before coffee and tea in our hotel lobby then off to the Service. On arrival, you will be ushered into an area towards the front of the Service area. At the completion of the Service, there will be time at the Cemetery to inspect the area before our coach arrives to take us into Athens for our special breakfast. In the afternoon we take dinner and we board the ferry for our overnight trip to Crete.

Accommodation on Board  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

DAY 8. CHANIA-MALEME AREA-SOUDA BAY-CHANIA

Early arrival in Chania, early breakfast before we meet our guide for our tour of the Chania/Maleme Area. In the early afternoon, we tour Souda Bay War Cemetery prior to settling into our hotel in Chania.

Accommodation at Chania (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 9. CHANIA-SFAKIA-PREVELI MONASTERY-RETHYMNON

 Today we head across the island where we will traverse the evacuation route and visit the evacuation beach at Sfakia. We then proceed east along the coast past small villages until we arrive at Preveli Monastery where so many of our men were given shelter prior to evacuation via submarine.

Accommodation – Rethymnon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 10. RETHYMNON-ARMY MUSEUM:

Breakfast in our hotel,  before being able to use this extra day here on Crete to look more closely at the battlefield of Rethymnon.  A visit to the Army Museum before a free afternoon in Rethymnon to complete some shopping in this quaint old pirate town.

Accommodation Rethymnon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 11. RETHYMNON -BATTLEFIELD AT HERAKLION- GUIDED AND FOOD TOUR-HERAKLION

We enjoy breakfast at your hotel before we set out to visit the battlefield at Heraklion.

Walking the streets of the city and experiencing unique flavors that will elevate your palate to heaven!

Heraklion has a unique foodie culture and an irreverent charm.  Walking food tour allows you to experience local epicurean vibes by tasting delicious food, combined with fascinating culture, history, and ancient architecture.

This food and cultural walking tour are suitable for all ages – it is an easy 1.5-mile walk, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the heart of Heraklion city while learning about the unique history and culture of this historical town.

By joining this walk you will sample the fantastic array of multicultural dining that Crete has to offer. We will take you to several unique ouzo and raki places, plus pastry, cheese and coffee shops so you can try a variety of delicious foods while learning about their cultural background. Immerse yourself in the daily life of the locals of Heraklion, and you will enjoy the most authentic local cuisine

Accommodation Heraklion (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 12. HERAKLION-KNOSSOS PALACE- FERRY

Early arrival in  Heraklion battlefield or visit the Palace of Knossos – center of Minoan civilization also visit  Archanes, where the kidnapping of General Kraipe took place

In the afternoon we take dinner prior to us boarding the ferry for our overnight cruise back to Athens.

Accommodation on Board (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 DAY 13. ATHENS- WAR MUSEUM-AVEROFF BATTLESHIP

This morning you visit the War Museum and the Averoff Battleship.  Return to the hotel and the remainder of the day is free to relax or go souvenir shopping or continue your own sightseeing.

Accommodation Athens (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

DAY 14. ATHENS-FLIGHT BACK HOME

Sadly your ANZAC Day Greece Tour ends and transportation to the airport for the flight back home. You may wish to extend your travels. (Breakfast)

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PRICE PER PERSON 

Double occupancy

Based on 2 persons:          €4130

For SINGLE USE:    Add      €1000

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10 Days the best Wine and Culinary Tour of Peloponnese

10 Days the best Wine and Culinary Tour of Peloponnese

 

The best wine and culinary tour of Peloponnese

 

The best wine and culinary tour of Peloponnese

Athens, Acropolis, new Museum of Athens, Ancient Corinth, Nemea, Nafplion, Myceanes,

Epidaurus,  Olympia, Pylos, Agia Theodora at Vasta, Sparta, Mystras, Gythio, Athens.

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10 days, 9 nights

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from € 3653/ person

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all year

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tailor this trip

Come with us on a journey of culture and history and get to know the authentic side of the Peloponnese

 

Discover Athens and walk through a mix of flavors, cultures, and contrasts, and take the opportunity to admire the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum.

The trip to the Peloponnese will reward you as all the history and nature of the Mediterranean lies in this place. Destinations of authentic beauty, each with its own special features, Argolida, Corinth, Messinia, Ilia, Arcadia, and Laconia.

In the Peloponnese you will have the opportunity to admire the splendor of ancient Greece – discover Ancient Olympia, the place where the Olympic Games were born, tour the “Mycenae” of Homer and mythical Atreides, visit Epidavros with it’s famous ancient theater, that is also the world’s finest open theater, and the Asclepieion –  Unesco World Heritage Site. Visit the impressive and well-preserved castle of Mystras in Sparta and Pylos.

The olives and olive oil of the Peloponnese are famous throughout the world, and you will have the opportunity to learn the history and the way of production.

You will have the chance to sample the wines of the most diverse vineyard and discover its wealth while exchanging views and having fun. You will try wines from native varieties like Agiorgitiko, Moschofilero, Moschato, Kydonitsa, and also from international varieties like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay – all from the authentic vineyards of the Peloponnese.

You will taste local flavors from all the regions – each has its own specialty!

Follow  Porto Planet on a journey of tastes and delights of culture and history, and get to know the authentic side of the Peloponnese.

ATHENS

MUSEUM

CORINTH

NAFPLION

EPIDAURUS

OLYMPIA

AGIA THEODORA

SPARTA

We provide

  • 2 nights accommodation in Athens – A Class **** / double occupancy
  • Athens city tour and private professional tour guide on site – entrance fees are extra
  • 1 night accommodation in Corinth – A Class **** / double occupancy
  • A visit to the Museum and an archaeological site and a private tour guide on site – entrance fees are extra
  • 1 night accommodation in Olympia – A Class **** / double occupancy
  • A visit to the Museum and an archaeological site and a private tour guide on site – entrance fees are extra
  • 1 night accommodation in Pylos – 3 star **** / double occupancy
  • A visit to the miracle of Nature or God / phenomenon at Agia Theodora in Vasta
  • 1 night accommodation in Sparta – A Class **** / double occupancy
  • A visit to the Byzantine city of Mystras – entrance fees are extra
  • 1 night accommodation at Gytheio – A Class **** / double occupancy
  • 2 nights accommodation at Nafplio – A Class **** / double occupancy
  • A visit to the Mycenae and Epidavros (guiding / entrance fees are extra)
  • All transport to and from the excursions
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included
  • 9 days exclusive chartered mini van with English speaking driver
  • 8 wine tours / tasting
  • Athens walking tasting tours
  • Athens city tour including the Acropolis – Parthenon and the Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Nafplio walking tasting tours

We do not provide

Entrance fees at archeological / historic sites, guiding on sites (where not mentioned) tips, drinks, anything not mentioned above

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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Winery tours and wine tasting on the “wine routes” of Corinth, Argolida, Arkadia, Helia, Lakonia and Messinia

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You will visit the Acropolis Museum and one of the most important monuments of the ancient Greek civilization – the Parthenon

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You will visit Aghia Theodora in Vasta Arcadia and admire the inexplicable miracle of nature that dominates this peaceful landscape

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You will visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus which, from all the ancient theaters, is the most beautiful and best preserved and renowned for its rare acoustics, and the Asklepieion – a Unesco World Cultural Heritage Monument

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You will tour the “Mycenae” of Homer and mythical Atreides

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You will visit Olympia, which was the most glorious sanctuary of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus, and was the venue for the ancient Olympic Games

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You will visit the “dead state” of Mystra which was the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of Mystras and scenic Pylos with its imposing castle

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In Sparta you will visit the Museum of Olive and Greek Olive Oil

 PRICES

Based on 2 people

Price per person        € 3.653

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DAY 1 – ATHENS-ARIVAL

Arrival and reception at the airport – transportation and check into the hotel. Dependent on your arrival time if lunch and dinner are provided.

Accommodation- Athens (Dinner)

DAY 2 – ATHENS – CORINTH

Athens city tour including the Acropolis – Parthenon and the Archaeological Museum of Athens

Transfer to Corinth

Accommodation – Corinth (Breakfast -Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 3 – CORINTH- ANCIENT CORINTH-  – NEMEA – NAFPLIO

Visit ancient Corinth

Wine Route of Corinth

Visit the first winery – wine tour/tasting

Visit the second winery –  wine tour/tasting

Transfer to Nafplion

Accommodation – Nafplio (Breakfast -Lunch – Dinner)

DAY  4 – NAFPLION – MYCENAE – ARGOLIDA WINE ROADS- EPIDAUROS – NAFPLION

Visit the archaeological site of Mycenae

Argolida Wine Route

Visit a winery – wine tour/tasting

Visit the archaeological site of Epidaurus

Walking foodie tour in Nafplion

Accommodation – Nafplion (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 5 – NAFPLION – KAPSIA CAVE – ARCADIA WINE ROADS – SPARTI

Visit cave pocket

Visit the first winery – wine tour/tasting

Visit the second winery – wine tour/tasting

Accommodation – Sparti (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 6 -SPARTI -MUSEUM OF OLIVE OIL – MYSTRAS – LACONIA WINE ROADS- GYTHIO

Visit museum of olive oil

Visit Castropolis of Mystras

Winery tour and Wine tour/tasting

Walk to Gythio

Accommodation – Gytheio (breakfast / lunch / dinner)

DAY 7 – GYTHEIO – ST. THEODORA AT VASTA  ARKADIAS – MESSINIA WINE ROADS- PYLOS

Visit Agia Theodora

Wine tasting in area of Pylos

Accommodation – Pylos (Breakfast -Lunch / Dinner)

DAY 8 – PYLOS -ILIA WINE ROADS – OLYMPIA

Visit castle Pylos

Wine tour/tasting in the Olympia area

Accommodation – Olympia  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

DAY 9 – OLYMPIA – ATHENS

Visit Olympia

Transfer Athens

Walking tour/food tour in Athens

Accommodation – Athens (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 10 ATHENS-FLIGHT BACK HOME

(Breakfast)

Transportation to the airport for the flight back home. KALO TAXIDI!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1. ATHENS-ARRIVAL

Arrival. Reception at the airport. Transportation and check into our hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax or take a stroll along the streets of Athens to enjoy the flavor of the city. Depending on the time of arrival lunch and dinner.

Accommodation Athens (Dinner)

DAY 2. ATHENS-CORINTH

We start our day with the Athens city tour including the Acropolis – Parthenon and the archaeological museum of Athens. We will visit the Parthenon, which is the brightest monument of the Athenian state and the colonial Doric temple and has been included in UNESCO’s UNESCO list of monuments of world cultural heritage. As a physical venture, it is the most credible evidence of an advanced technological and aesthetic culture, which more or less has significantly influenced the development of the modern so-called “western” world.
You will admire the Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum centered on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.We will head to Corinth.

Accommodation Corinth (Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner)

DAY 3. CORINTH-ANCIENT CORINTH-CORINTH WINE ROAD-NAFPLION

We will visit ancient Corinth. Ancient Corinth was an important city-state of the ancient Peloponnese and was considered the richest city in the ancient world.
We will visit the Corinthian Wine Route The Corinthian Wine Roads cover most of the wine-growing zone of the PDO Nemea wines, which is the largest in Greece, both in the area of vineyards and in production (2nd on a geographic area). We will visit two wineries and taste local and foreign varieties. The vineyard of Nemea is the kingdom of Agiorgitiko, but it is also planted elsewhere in the Peloponnese, Greece and … in the world. Nemea, with the homonymous PDO Nemea wine, is the largest wine red wine designation zone in Greece.After the wine tours, we will head to Nafplion in the first capital of Greece.

Accommodation Nafplio. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 4. NAFPLION-MYCENAE-ARGOLIDA WINE ROAD-EPIDAUROS-NAFPLION

We will visit Mycenae, one of the largest centers of Greek civilization, forming a strong military fortress that dominated most of southern Greece. The period of Greek history between 1600 BC until around 1100 BC. is called “Mycenaean,” referring to Mycenae. You will admire it (most of the gold and are characterized by their marvelous art), the treasure of Atreas (vaulted tomb), the vaulted tomb of Clytemnestra, the Lions Gate, the Royal Palace, the temple, the North Gate as well as the Underground Tank etc.
Then we will take the Argolida wine road and visit the local winery.
After the wine tasting and tour, we will visit Epidaurus and the Asklepieion. The theater of Epidaurus is considered the finest ancient Greek theater in terms of acoustics and aesthetics. With a maximum capacity of 13,000 – 14,000 spectators, the theater hosted the musicians, song and drama struggles included in the worship of Asklepios.

The Asclepieion of Epidaurus became the most famous of all aspicides in ancient Greece because of the many and serious cases that were cured there. In this, they arrived from all over Greece and from the Mediterranean basin sick, begging of divine mercy. Its area was very large and it had hostels, a gym, a stage and the famous, for its acoustics, Theater, for the entertainment of the people.
Return to Nafplion and take a walk through the local tastes of the area.

Accommodation Nafplion (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 5. NAFPLIO-KAPSIA CAVE-ARCADIAS WINE ROAD-SPARTI

Arrive in Arcadia and visit the Kapsia Cave. Kapsia Cave is 15 km away from Tripoli and 1.5 km from the village of Kapsia. Experts rank it in the list of the 10 most valuable caves in the Greek territory. It is located on the periphery of the closed geological basin of the Mantinea Plateau and is connected to the complex system of natural sinks that characterize the aquifer. Among the findings of the cave are human bones and earthenware utensils. One of the places in the cave of Kapsia has the name “Hall of the Wonders”. Explosive colors, red and yellow and blue create a work of art of incomparable beauty made of nature itself.
We will take the wine of Arcadia and we will visit two wineries.
Arcadia has a lot to tell about wine and it is no accident that the god Dionysus and his faithful follower Panas, according to mythology, lived in Mainalo. There, among the mountains of Parnonas and Mainalos are hidden the vineyards of the strong PDO zone of Mantineia. Approximately 5,500 acres are cultivated with one of the most important white Greek varieties, Moschofilero.
We will head to Laconia.

Accommodation Sparti (Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner)

DAY 6. SPARTI-MUSEUM OF OLIVE OIL AND OLIVE OIL-MYSTRAS-LACONIA WINE ROAD-GYTHIO

We will visit the Museum of olive oil and olive oil. At the Museum of Olive Oil and Greek Olive Oil in Sparta you have the opportunity to see the first testimonies about the presence of olive and the production of olive oil in Greece: Rarely fossil olive leaves, 50.000-60.000 years, Santorini, the oldest findings proving the presence of an olive tree in Greece. Linear B signs of the 14th century BC (exact copies) with the first written testimonies of olive and oil. Your museum travels to the culture, history, and technology of olive and olive oil production in Greece, from the prehistoric times until the beginning of the 20th century.
We will visit the Castle of Mystras. Built on the slopes of Taygetos, the Castle of Mystras takes the visitor on a journey in time. It remains almost uninhabited and deserted, generously offering an unprecedented cultural experience (and not only) to a landscaping landscape that awakens the senses.
After we will head on the road of Laconia wine and visit a winery where we will taste wines by filling our glasses. After our wine-tasting, we will head to Gythio.

Accommodation Gythio (Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner)

DAY 7. GYTHIO-AGHIA THEODORA AT VASTA ARCADIAS-MESSINIAS WINE ROAD-PYLOS

We will visit and see the chapel of Aghia Theodora with the 17 trees that come out of the roof and have entered the Guinness Book Book as a “miraculous temple” … Then we will head to the streets of the wine of Messinia.
The history of the wine of Messinia is interwoven with the history of the place and is lost in the depths of the ages. Homer refers to the pine-filled land of Pylia and then to Pausanias, according to which Dionysus first exclaimed “Ewi”, meaning he was eating, tasting a wine from Messinia. We would have a wine taste and a tour of the winery. We will head to scenic Pylos.

Accommodation Pylos (Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner)

DAY 8. PYLOS-HLIAS WINE ROAD-OLYMPIA


We will visit the beautiful castle of Pylos with their long history and we will go to the bastions.
We will take the road to the wine of Ilia and visit the vinification of the area.

Olympia Accommodation (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 9. OLYMPIA – ATHENS 

We will admire the archaeological site of Olympia as the cradle of the Olympic Games. Olympia was the most glorious sanctuary of ancient Greece, dedicated to Zeus. It was the venue for the Olympic Games that took place during the Olympic Games, the most important celebration of Greeks during most of the antiquity, and is one of the UNESCO cultural monuments.
We will take the way back to Athens. After our arrival in Athens and the necessary rest, you will have the opportunity to admire through a gastronomic excursion the incredible flavors and perfumes from the capital of Greece.

Athens Accommodation (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

DAY 10.  ATHENS-FLIGHT BACK HOME

(Breakfast)

Transportation to the airport for the flight back home. KALO TAXIDI!

 

 

 

 

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14 days Wine and Culinary tasting in Greece

14 days Wine and Culinary tasting in Greece

14 days Wine and Culinary tasting in Greece

14 days wine and culinary tasting in Greece

Thessaloniki , Chalkidiki, Drama, Pella, Vergina, Naoussa, Kastoria, Parnassus, Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi, Athens

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14 days, 13 nights

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A great combination of city breaks and tours, full of cultural elements, travelling through some of the most renowned Greek vineyards

Enjoy the natural beauty along the wine roads of Northern Greece and explore the history that infuses the entire region, from archaeological sites, churches, monasteries, museums and more – to the wineries themselves, restaurants, taverns, hotels and inns, and local gourmet workshops and stores stocked with regional culinary specialties. Meet the producers and seek out the traditional products of each region’s unique cuisine. The visits to the wineries often feature lunch on site or at a nearby traditional Greek tavern, so you can experience the authentic Northern Greek gastronomy and wine culture.

Visit Petralona where traces of the first homo sapiens in Europe were found, Vergina – the burial site of the Kings of Macedonia, explore Meteora, a natural phenomenal unique in our planet. A guided boat trip takes visitors along the coast line of Mount Athos – a unique monastery republic where you can view the unique landscape and the magnificent architecture of the monasteries. Visit Thessaloniki, a city with spectacular food, nightlife & history.

Savour culture, history and culinary delights all along the way.

KAVALA

THESSALONIKI

METEORA

DELPHI

EPIDAURUS

KNOSSOS

AGIOS NIKOLAOS

PIRAEUS

We provide

13 nights Accommodations at 4**** and 5***** or class traditional boutique hotels / double occupancy on bed and breakfast basis

Airport Transfers days of arrival and departure

All meals: 13 Breakfasts – 12 Lunches – 13 Dinners

14 days exclusive chartered mini van with English speaking driver (George)

Fuel and road taxes

The Cave of Petralona: It is where traces of the first ‘homo sapiens in Europe’ were found.

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Entrance fees at archaeological / historical sites, a guide on sites not mentioned, tips, drinks, personal shopping, and anything not mentioned above

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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You will taste Greek coffee, ouzo, the famous honey-tsipouro “Mountovina” and unique traditional desserts

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You will taste unique varieties of wines from northern and central Greece

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You will visit the ancient region of Philippi. Apostle Paul founded Philippi – the first Christian Church in Europe

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You will visit Delphi, an ancient Greek city where the most important oracle of the ancient Greek world was operated

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Visit Meteora – it is the second most important monastic complex in Greece, after Mount Athos, and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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You will visit Vergina’s first capital of Macedonia and admire the royal tombs

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Visit Petralona where traces of the first homo sapiens in Europe

 PRICES

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Day 1 Thessaloniki: We will be waiting for you at the Airport of Thessaloniki upon your arrival.
Accommodation Thessaloniki. Depending the time of arrival : (Lunch / dinner)

Day 2 Very close to Thessaloniki:Wine tour, meze class, ouzo/tsipouro tasting, distillery visit, oenology museum
Accomondation Thessaloniki (Breakfast / lunch / dinner)

Day 3 Kavala-Drama:Excursions, transfer
Drive to Kavala, following the Egnatia highway, built on the path of the Roman Via Egnatia.
Arriving Philippi we visit the archaeological site of Philippi.
visit the Texni Oinou domain at Mikrohori Dramas as well as the Vivlia Chora and the Manolesaki, 3 of the greatest wineries of Northern Greece
Accommodation Drama (Breakfast / lunch / dinner)

Day 4 Drama-Chalkidiki:Excursions, honey tasting, wine tour, wine tasting, transfer
Tour starts in the village of Arnaia, and try five varieties of honey and the famous honey-tsipouro “Mountovina
• Proceed to the local winery, Papayannis, and have a tour and wine tasting.
• Reach the Aristotle Park, dedicated to the great philosopher Aristotle, near the ruins of his birthplace, the ancient city of Stagira.
• Accomondation Polygiros-Chalkidiki((Breakfast / lunch / dinner)
Day 5 Polygyros -Ouranoupolis:Boat ride, excursions
From Polygyros, we drive to the village Ouranoupolis for a boat trip along the coast line of Mount Athos, the unique autonomous monastic community, internationally recognised.
Accomondation Polygiros-Chalkidiki((Breakfast / lunch / dinner)

Day6 Chalkidiki area:Wine tours
Today we will head to the area of Chalkidiki
• The two of the wineries we will visit today are the Domaine Porto Carras and the Tsantali Agios Pavlos Winery.
• Accomondation Polygiros-Chalkidiki((Breakfast / lunch / dinner)

Day 7 Chalkidiki area-Petralona Cave-Nea Moudania-Thessaloniki:Excursions, transfer
Just a 70 minutes drive from Polygyros, the caves of Petralona are a very popular destination.
A possible visit to the Petralona winery and lunch with big variety of sea food at Nea Moudania.
Drive back to Thessaloniki
Accomondation Thessaloniki(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 8: Excursions, market visit, sweets tasting
We will visit some of the splendid churches as well as the Byzantine church of St. Dimitrios. Naturally, there’s also time to enjoy the shopping and cafés downtown.
What do you get when you combine Greek coffee, pastries and breads, sweets, Meze, and ouzo? The best introductions into Greek cuisine and culture, all on this tasty Thessaloniki tour.
Accomondation Thessaloniki(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 9:Thessaloniki-Vergina-Naoussa:Excursions, wine tour, wine tasting
Today we will head to one of the most historic places in Greece and the old capital of the ancient Macedonia state.
The area of Naoussa is known for the VQPRD Naoussa’ made exclusively of Xinomavro. Wine taste in one of the eleven wineries in the area!
Accomondation Naoussa (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 10: Naoussa-Kastoria-Kalambaka:Excursion, wine tour, wine tasting, transfer
One of the highlights is Kastoria, an ancient centre known for its fur productions, beautifully situated on Lake Orestiada.
Wine tasting in one of the few of the wineries: Amyndio Winery, Kir Yianni Amyndio Winery, Voyatzis Estate, Zandes Winery.
Keep driving south direction Meteora and Kalambaka.
Accomondation Kalambaka (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 11: Kalambaka-Meteora-Delfi: Excursion, transfer, cooking class
Visit Meteora.Depart from Kalambaka direction Delphi. Enjoy the Greek kitchen cooking class at Delphi.
Accomondation Delfi (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 12: Delfi- mountain of Parnassus-Athens:Excursion, wine tour, wine tasting, transfer
Visit the archaeological site and museum and drive the mountain of Parnassus to the village of Polydroso, where we visit the winery Argyriou, one of the best small wineries in Greece.
Wine tasting and lunch on spot.
Accomondation Athens (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 13:Athens: Excursion, restaurant visit, free time, farewell dinner
• Guided Athens city tour including Acropolis.
• Lunch at the most well known restaurant in Plaka Mpairaktaris.
• Walking tour and shopping time at the centre shopping area of Athens Ermou Street.
• Farewell dinner.
• Accomondation Athens (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Day 14: Athens: Departure
• Breakfast and transportation to the airport for the flight back home.

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrival
• We will be waiting for you at the Airport of Thessaloniki upon your arrival.
• Reception at the airport and transportation to the hotel in Thessaloniki Centre.
• Later in the afternoon, we can make our first walk in the city and have lunch depending on your time of arrival, then well have dinner at a local tsipouradiko with variety of traditional specialties.
• Accommodation Thessaloniki.

Day 2: Wine tour, meze class, ouzo/tsipouro tasting, distillery visit, oenology museum
• Very close to Thessaloniki, on the hills of Epanomi, at an ideal ecosystem for wine cultivation we will visit Domaine Gerovassiliou voted in the top 100 wineries for 2006. The varieties of Assyrtiko, Malagouzia, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viongier and Syrah, Merlot, Grenach Rouge, Limnio Mavroudi, Mavrotragano give the Regional Wines of Epanomi.
• Less than 45 minutes North of Thessaloniki, on the slopes of Mt Vertiskos lie the vineyards of Babatzimopoulos Estate. You will have the chance to walk around the organic cultivated vineyards, visit the winery and of course taste the wines.
• Meze class (demo and partly hands-on); ouzo or tsipouro tasting.
• Visit distillery and maybe meet or even dance with the modern Greek Zorba. Mr. Anestis Babatzimopoulos is a visionary winemaker, so be prepared to be surprised from his wines that combine some of the most known international with local varieties.
• Besides the great wines you will taste, there is a very interesting oenology museum, with a collection of rare corkscrews dating back to 18th century, 28 rare handmade wine-presses from the18th to the 20th century, amphorae of Mycenaean and Byzantine time, and many other old items and tools of the viticulturist.
• Evening dinner, where we will have the chance to explore Thessaloniki’s local cuisine.

Day 3: Excursions, transfer
• After breakfast, we drive to Kavala, following the Egnatia highway, built on the path of the Roman Via Egnatia.
• Arriving Philippi, we will visit the archaeological site of Philippi, with the Forum Romanum; the ruins of the two early Christian Basilicas, the prison where St. Paul was held and preached in 50 AD; as well as the ancient Greek theatre.
• Ending the tour at Philippi, we will visit the Texni Oinou domain at Mikrohori Dramas as well as the Vivlia Chora and the Manolesaki, three of the greatest wineries of Northern Greece Texni Oinou domain at Mikrohori Dramas.
• The district, enjoying propitious soil and climatic conditions, has a long history of wine-making, history which is now being revived thanks to the personal initiative and passion of the two winemakers, Yiannis Papadopoulos and Yiannis Kalaitzidis. From these vineyards the estate produces each year no fewer than 60,000 bottles of its label Techni Alipias – the Greek word Techni meaning art or skill, and the word Alipia from ancient Greek meaning absence of sorrow. The name was inspired by ancient texts which tells us that Dionysos, the son of Zeus and Semele, bestowed on making the gift of wine so that men might forget their sorrows.
• Accommodation: Drama

Day 4: Excursions, honey tasting, wine tour, wine tasting, transfer

Breakfast and the tour starts in the village of Arnaia, the best example of well-preserved traditional architecture in the area.
• Arriving in the village, you will receive a quick demonstration by a honey producer and beekeeper and try five varieties of honey and the famous honey-tsipouro Mountovina, only found here.
• Proceed to the local winery, Papayannis, and have a tour and wine tasting.
• Have lunch as it was made in ancient Greece, prepared for you by a specialized chef.
• Reach the Aristotle Park, dedicated to the great philosopher Aristotle, near the ruins of his birthplace, the ancient city of Stagira.
• Ending the tour, we will drive to the village of Polygyros, where you will stay for the night.
• Dinner at the hotel with local specialties.
Day 5: Boat ride, excursions
From Polygyros, we drive to the village Ouranoupolis for a boat trip along the coast line of Mount Athos, the unique autonomous monastic community, internationally recognised as a sanctuary of the Orthodox Christian faith, where they can view the unique landscape and the magnificent architecture of the monasteries.
Departure time is 10:30 and the cruise lasts around 3 hours. The ship heads to the south western part of the peninsula and in approximately 10 minutes, it reaches the sea-borders of the monastic state and its territory.
From there, it arrives in approximately 15 minutes in the area of the first Russian cloister and, after sailing by unique beaches, it arrives in the area of the first monastery, Iera Moni Dochiariou, in around 40 minutes.
Another 7 monasteries follow then, as well as the Holy Mounts central port, Daphni, and finally the cloisters, small villages, where groups of monks live in every house.
• Ending the boat trip, you will have a break for lunch and then, you will visit the Papayannis winery at Arnaia.
• You will go back to the hotel in the late afternoon.
• Dinner and accommodation at Polygyros.
Day 6: Wine tours
• Today we will head to the area of Chalkidiki.
• Sithonia hosts the largest winery in Greece and it is also considered one of Europe’s largest at 400 hectares. Across the gulf to the east on the Athos peninsula, within the monastic republic, is a Tsantali vineyard, which has the goal of bringing the traditional Mount Athos wines to the outside world.
• The two of the wineries we will visit today are the Domaine Porto Carras and the Tsantali Agios Pavlos Winery.
• Lunch in one of the two wineries and head back to the hotel in the early afternoon.
• Dinner and accommodation at Polygyros.
Day 7: Excursions, transfer
• Just a 70 minutes drive from Polygyros, the caves of Petralona are a very popular destination. When you enter the caves of Petralona, its like embarking on a voyage to the beginning of time with fascinating stalactites and stalagmites including the remains of what is thought to be the oldest in Europe – 700,000 years old. The caves are also considered among the most important monuments of human prehistory with findings including the fossilized cranium of a prehistoric man.
• A possible visit to the Petralona winery and lunch with big variety of sea food at Nea Moudania.
• After lunch, drive back to Thessaloniki where we accommodate.
• Dinner at Thessaloniki at a Tsipouradiko with variety of dishes and tsipouro
Day 8: Excursions, market visit, sweets tasting
Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and the capital of Macedonia, also voted Best Mid-Sized European city for human capital and lifestyle by Financial Times in 2014. It offers a rich cultural and historical heritage as well as a cosmopolitan life.
We will visit some of the splendid churches as well as the Byzantine church of St. Dimitrios. Naturally, there’s also time to enjoy the shopping and cafés downtown.
What do you get when you combine Greek coffee, pastries and breads, sweets, Meze, and ouzo? The best introductions into Greek cuisine and culture, all on this tasty Thessaloniki tour.
• We will taste koulouri and bougatsa. While koulouri is fairly plain (but nonetheless delicious), bougatsa can be filled with almost anything cream, spinach, cheese, mince and much more. With both breads having a history that dates back to the Byzantine.
• A tour of the Modiano Market ,with charming paved alleys, hundreds of people, and fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, spices, dairy, homemade products, and many local specialties filling the stalls and Meze lunch at Modiano.
• The tour could not end without a visit to one of the citys oldest confectioneries for a sample of siropiasta. These syrupy sweets are still made from the original recipes that Greek refugees brought with them during the1920s from Istanbul and Asia Minor, the perfect Thessaloniki food to finish off this tour and aid your digestion.
• Evening dinner will be on to Athonos Square, where you will be amazed by beautiful scenery that compliments the numerous old-world ouzeris and small taverns.
• Visit one of the best ouzeris in the city and taste meze accompanied with ouzo or tsipouro – some flavours you won’t be forgetting in a hurry, that’s for sure.
• Accommodation: Thessaloniki.
Day 9: Excursions, wine tour, wine tasting
• Today we will head to one of the most historic places in Greece and the old capital of the ancient Macedonia state.
• The ancient capital of the Macedonian empire, this has been a wine producing region since antiquity. Archaeological findings have depicted Dionysus the Greek god of wine.
• Some of the most important remains are the palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground, with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. The tomb of the Macedonian King Philip, father of Alexander the Great, is recognised as a Monument of world heritage by UNESCO. Philip’s tomb, complete with its unique valuables, are kept in a specially designed museum.
• The first and the second capital of Macedonia, Vergina and Pella, give to the visitors the whole history of Macedonia with the spectacular findings of the royal graves in the outstanding museum of Vergina and the brand new museum of Pella. The archaeological sites are 2 of the most interesting in Greece.
• From here, we will continue to Naoussa, the area of Xinomavro. The area of Naoussa is known for the VQPRD Naoussa’ made exclusively of Xinomavro.
• Wine tasting in one of the eleven wineries in the area. From Xinomavro and the other red varieties cultivated in the region, mainly Merlot and Syrah, are produced the regional wines of Imathia, a white Blanc de noirs and a fleshy and opulent red that endures through time.
• Esperides hotel Naoussa offers relaxing atmosphere, and with our dinner arranged at the hotel we have nothing to worry about, except what wine to choose to accompany our dinner, specially prepared for us with local recipes
Day 10: Excursion, wine tour, wine tasting, transfer
• Morning departure for the Macedonian hinterland. This mountainous region of Greece has become a large wine-producing region.
• One of the highlights is Kastoria, an ancient centre known for its fur productions, beautifully situated on Lake Orestiada. The town of Kastoria, renowned center of the fur industry and also famous for its lake and 75 Byzantine churches. A Neolithic lake settlement, 7000 years old, was discovered here, and you will have the opportunity to stroll through and admire the reconstruction of the village which represents the contemporary musicological concept.
• Wine tasting in one of the few of the wineries: Amyndio Winery, Kir Yianni Amyndio Winery, Voyatzis Estate, Zandes Winery.
• Keep driving south direction Meteora and Kalambaka where we will stay for the night.
• Dinner at Kalambaka.
Day 11: Excursion, transfer, cooking class
• Visit Meteora. Among striking scenery, perched on the top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art.
• Depart from Kalambaka direction Delphi. Arrive in Delphi in the early afternoon.
• Enjoy the Greek kitchen cooking class at Delphi.
• Accommodation in Delphi.
Day 12: Excursion, wine tour, wine tasting, transfer
• Visit the archaeological site and museum and drive the mountain of Parnassus to the village of Polydroso, where we visit the winery Argyriou, one of the best small wineries in Greece.
• Wine tasting and lunch on spot.
• Departure direction Athens.
• Arrival in Athens in the early afternoon.
• Dinner at a beautiful restaurant of Athens.
• Accommodation in Athens.
Day 13: Excursion, restaurant visit, free time, farewell dinner
• Guided Athens city tour including Acropolis.
• Lunch at the most well known restaurant in Plaka Mpairaktaris.
• Walking tour and shopping time at the centre shopping area of Athens Ermou Street.
• Farewell dinner.
• Accommodation Athens
Day 14: Departure
• Breakfast and transportation to the airport for the flight back home.

 

 

 

 

 

PRICE PER PERSON 

Double occupancy

based on 2 persons:          €5.502

For SINGLE USE:    Add      €597

See all our:  Payment Options

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Choose the date you wish to start your tour
Check if you are flexible on the arrival date
Traveling with Children?
Check the age group of the adults
Including accommodations, transportation, and activities/tours.
Any specific destinations or interests (e.g. culture, food, wine, romance, adventure, wildlife, etc.)? Special occasion? Relaxing vs. fast-paced trip? What would make this your dream trip?

Customize this trip for me

No group is too big or too small to take advantage of our group experience in providing specialized group tours

We can plan as little or as much as you need.

You talk, we listen and then we can come up with your own specialized itinerary

 

Why Porto Planet ?

Unique Experiences

Our specialist tours allow us to share every aspect of Greece with you, so you can enjoy unique experiences.

For any interest you have, be it culture, wine, cuisine, history, or something more specialized, PortoPlanet has the perfect tour for you.

Outstanding Service

We are committed to providing you with a special experience, we aim to create bespoke tours with fine attention to detail, and to make certain your schedule runs as smoothly as possible.

Once you arrive in Greece, we are here to ensure your travel experience is exactly as you dreamed.

Guaranteed Quality

We frequently review our selection of hotels, accommodation, resorts, tour operators, vineyards, businesses and restaurants to ensure that everything we recommend offers you, the customer, a superior experience.

Your ideas and feedback will help us design your perfect trip.

ALL OF OUR TOURS CAN BE TAILORED

Half day Walking and Tasting Heraklion

Half day Walking and Tasting Heraklion

Walking and Tasting Heraklion

Walking and Tasting Heraklion

Heraklion, Crete.

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from € 105/ person

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Book your tour at the beginning of your stay so you can find all the best eateries and hot-spots of the city!

Half day food and cultural walk in Heraklion – walking the streets of the city and experiencing unique flavours that will elevate your palate to heaven!

Heraklion has a unique foodie culture and an irreverent charm; our 3- hour walking food tour allows you to experience local epicurean vibes by tasting delicious food, combined with fascinating culture, history and ancient architecture.

This food and cultural walking tour is suitable for all ages – it is an easy 1.5 mile walk, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the heart of Heraklion city while learning about the unique history and culture of this historical town.

By joining this walk you will sample the fantastic array of multicultural dining that Crete has to offer. We will take you to several unique ouzo and raki places, plus pastry, cheese and coffee shops so you can try a variety of delicious foods, while learning about their cultural background. Immerse yourself in the daily life of the locals of Heraklion, and you will enjoy the most authentic local cuisine.

HERAKLION

GREEK COFFEE

SOUVLAKI

SAINT MINAS CATHEDRAL

CRETAN SNACK

MARKET

CHURCH

LOUKOUMADES

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All food, coffees, ouzo tasting, cookies, sweets, drinks

An English speaking host

We do not provide

Personal shopping

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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Experience real Greek street food – pita, gyros and souvlaki

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Experience mouth watering loukoumades – the local honey puffs

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Try authentic bougatsa, galatoboureko and baklava from a local pastry shop

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Visit a local family owned cheese shop to sample unique matured Cretan cheese, washed down with a shot of raki

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Visit some Heraklion ruins – the cathedral of the city, Saint Minas, plus the Morozini fountain at the heart of the city

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See the Venetian church of Saint Marcus which is now a gallery and the church of Saint Titus

PRICES

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Price per person        € 105


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  • Visit a local family owned cheese shop
  • Visit a traditional “mezedopolio”
  • Visit the cathedral of the city – Saint Minas, and the Morozini fountain at the heart of the city,
  • Visit the Venetian church of Saint Marcus which is now a gallery, and the church of Saint Titus
  • Taste “loukoumades”
  • Visit the best small pastry shop in the city

We start in the heart of the city and go to the Platia Kornarou, where we first visit a small family owned shop selling high quality cheese and taste a few with a shot of raki.

Then enjoy a cup of Greek coffee, prepared the traditional way in hot sand.

A short walk to the central market and stop for an ouzo (anise) with meze (small bites to accompany the spirit) at one of the traditional mezedopolion.

We will be part of the noisy and vibrant locals! Visit the cathedral of the city – Saint Minas, and then the Morozini fountain, the Venetian church of Saint Marcus which is now gallery, and the church of Saint Titus.

Then we walk toward the sea side of the city, where we will enjoy a light Cretan style, slow food lunch with a variety of dishes accompanied with white wine or retsina.

After lunch we will walk a little and then taste the famous loukoumades (Cretan style doughnuts sprinkled with honey and sesame)

Lastly a visit to the best small pastry shop in the city. elevating your senses to heaven:

We will taste galatoboureko (custard cream and filo pastry in syrup) and trigono ( cream cheese and filo pastry in syrup)

Incredible flavours like you have never tasted before – elevating your palate to heaven!

PRICES

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Price per person        € 105


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14 Days Classical Greece and Cooking Holiday in Crete

14 Days Classical Greece and Cooking Holiday in Crete

Classical Greece and Cooking Holiday in Crete

Classical Greece and Cooking Holiday in Crete

Athens, Crete, Peloponnese, Mainland, Athens

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14 days, 13 nights

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from € 5.250/ person

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all year

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tailor this trip

A wonderful combination of history, culture, cooking, religion and lifestyle.

This tour includes visiting world-famous sites of Classical Greece, and covers the sacred ancient and Christian sites of Mycenae and the theatre of Epidaurus, ancient Olympia and Delphi, and the holy rocks of Meteora. Walk through the streets and immerse yourself in the architecture, art and history, learn about the life, traditions, and customs of Greek people, past and present.

You will sample some of the freshest produce and most beautiful wines of Greece.Try a glass of ouzo or raki while enjoying some traditional cooking in an authentic Greek restaurant – we take you off the beaten track so you can meet the locals.

We at Porto Planet love our land and its culture. To share our passion and knowledge with you, our guest, is a privilege.

We do all the work, so you have all the fun!

KAVALA

THESSALONIKI

METEORA

DELPHI

EPIDAURUS

KNOSSOS

AGIOS NIKOLAOS

PIRAEUS

We provide

Accommodation Athens double occupancy at DLX 5***** hotel for 2 nights (day 1 and 13) ATHENS: Return transfers from/to Athens airport Athens city tour including Acropolis in the morning (private car, driver and tour guide) Flight tickets ATHENS / HERAKLION – CRETE CRETE: Transportation port/hotel by arrival and hotel/port by departure Accommodation at the Thalori Traditional Complex in a twin/double room house for 5 nights Accommodation at the Veneto luxury suites **** at Rethymnon double occupancy for 1 night Cretan cookery lessons on day 3,4,5, and 6 A visit to archaeological sites of Gortys, Phaestos, and Knossos (guiding/entrance fees are extra) A visit to the women’s co-operative workshop of Marathos A visit to the monasteries of Arkadi and Odigitrias A visit to Argyroupolis natural springs and Matala caves and Zaros Lake A gastronomic walking tour of Heraklion A gastronomic walking tour of Chania A visit to local bee-keeping honey producers and tasting of produce A visit to local wineries and tasting of wine All transport to and from the excursions All cooking materials and ingredients Breakfast each morning Dinner on days 1-13 Lunch on days 2-13 Dinner on board on day 8 Dinner accompanied by bottled table water, and bottle of local wine every 2 persons Ferry tickets CHANIA – CRETE / PIRAEUS at DLX or A2 Cabin (double outside cabin with shower and WC) Chartered vehicle with English speaking driver for the cultural drives in Crete for 6 days Chartered vehicle with English speaking driver for the drives to Nafplion / Olympia / Delphi / Kalambaka / Athens for 5 days Fuel and road taxes Drivers accommodation and meals Accommodation Nafplion double occupancy at 4**** hotel for 1 night Accommodation Olympia double occupancy at 4**** hotel for 1 night Accommodation Delphi double occupancy at 4**** hotel for 1 night Accommodation Kalambaka double occupancy at 4**** hotel for 1 night 5 breakfasts / 5 lunches / 5 dinners when in Athens and mainland during the Classical Greece tour Entrance fees at the archaeological/historical sites

We do not provide

Guiding at the archaeological/historical sites – Tips – Anything not mentioned above

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

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Athens city tour including the Acropolis and the new museum of Athens

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Visit the archeological sites of Gortys, Phaestos and Knossos

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Gastronomic walking tours of Heraklion and Chania

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Visit the Arkadi and Odigitria monasteries

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Visit to Argyroupolis natural springs, Matala caves and Zaros Lake

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Wine and raki tasting at local vineyards

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Cretan cookery lessons

 PRICES

Based on 2 people

Price per person        € 5210

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Day 1. ATHENS-ARRIVAL

Arrive in Athens. Reception at the airport, and transportation to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation Athens (Dinner)

Day 2. ATHENS: ATHENS CITY TOUR- CRETE

Accommodation Thalori resort (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3. CRETE: GORTYS-PHAISTOS-KOKKINOS PYRGOS-1th COOKING CLASS

Accommodation Thalori resort (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4. CRETE: MONASTERY-MATALA-2th COOKING CLASS

Accommodation Thalori resort (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5. CRETE: ZAROS-WINERY -DOXA-MARATHOS-3th COOKING CLASS

Accommodation Thalori resort. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 6. CRETE: KNOSSOS-WALKING HERKLION-4th COOKING CLASS

Accommodation Thalori resort. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 7. CRETE-ARCADI MONASTERY-ARGYROUPOLIS-RETHYMNON

Accomodation Rethymnon (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 8. CRETE: NIGHT FERRY TRIP TO PIRAEUS – ATHENS

Accommodation on board (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 9. ATHENS / NAFPLION – PELOPONNESE

Accommodation Nafplion (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 10. NAFPLION / MYCENAE / OLYMPIA – PELOPONNESE

Accommodation Olympia (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 11. OLYMPIA – PELOPONNESE / NAFPAKTOS / GALAXIDI / DELPHI

Accommodation Delphi (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 12. DELPHI / METEORA – MAINLAND

Accommodation Kalambaka (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 13. METEORA-ATHENS

 

Accommodation Athens (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

 

Day 14. ATHENS: FLIGHT BACK HOME

 Breakfast and transportation to the airport for the flight back home (Breakfast)

Day 1. ATHENS-ARRIVAL

Arrive in Athens. Reception at the airport, and transportation to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation Athens (Dinner)

Day 2. ATHENS: ATHENS CITY TOUR- CRETE

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken on an Athens city tour, which includes Acropolis and the new museum of Athens. Break for lunch around 1 pm, then transportation to the airport and flight to Heraklion, Crete. Upon arrival at the Heraklion airport, you will be met by your Cretan host and driver George, then driven for a 70-minute transfer to the Thalori Resort. On the way, you will sample some delicious local food at a local restaurant for dinner.

Accommodation Thalori resort
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

 Day 3. CRETE: GORTYS-PHAISTOS-KOKKINOS PYRGOS-1th COOKING CLASS

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready to explore the south-central part of the island with your host George. Today we will visit Gortys, the ruined capital city of the Roman province. This includes an impressive theatre, the Basilica of St. Titus – the eponymous saint who converted the island of Crete to Christianity and was the first bishop, the Odeon, and the Law code. Ending the visit, we will drive west to the palace of Phaestos the second most significant archaeological site of the Minoan civilization. Phaestos is located in the southern region of Heraklion in the valley of Messaras. The site of the ancient city is very impressive and the palace compound, although not as extensively restored as the compound of Knossos, offers a detailed insight of the everyday life of such a historically remote period. According to mythology, the king of Phaestos was Radamanthes, the brother of King Minos of Knossos, and superior judge of the underworld.
We will stop off in the fishing village of Kokkinos Pyrgos for lunch, and enjoy local specialties or freshly caught seafood at the seafront restaurant. On the way back we buy fresh fish and seafood that will be used for our cooking class and dinner tonight. After lunch, you will return to the Thalori resort and head to the kitchen for your first cooking class. Today’s cooking class will be based on the fish and seafood that was purchased earlier in the day. The menu will include fish soup with rice with an egg and lemon sauce, the famous KAKAVIA (fisherman’s fish soup), baked fish with tomato and onion sauce, shrimp saganaki – shrimp cooked in a tomato sauce with wine and feta, cuttlefish in a pot with fennel, or octopus stew with tomato and onion. We will create a delicious dinner to be enjoyed with the other guests, and it will be accompanied with homemade local wine and raki.

Accommodation Thalori resort
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4. CRETE: MONASTERY-MATALA-2th COOKING CLASS

After a full breakfast, we will take a slow drive to the monastery of Odigitrias or Xopateras. Steeped in rich history and dating back to the Turkish occupation, it was the center of revolutions against conquerors. You will see some beautiful frescoes. Next stop the beach and caves of Matala, by far the best-known beach in Heraklion province. The caves are believed to be ancient tombs first used by Romans or early Christians – more recently inhabited by a sizeable hippie community. Modern artists such as Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Joni Mitchell, amongst others have visited here. Lunch in Matala amongst the locals at a seafront restaurant with local specialties.

This evening’s hands-on class will be based on preparing a variety of vegetables and minced meat with techniques that transform basic ingredients into a full table of color, flavors, variety, and richness. Moussaka, aubergines “papoutsakia,” fried vegetables in tomato sauce, smoked eggplant and pastitsio (the Greek version of Mac and Cheese). After the class, you will sit down as a group and enjoy the meal you’ve learned to cook, accompanied by local wine.

Accommodation Thalori resort
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5. CRETE: ZAROS-WINERY -DOXA-MARATHOS-3th COOKING CLASS

After a full breakfast, we drive north in the direction of the lake of Zaros, a beautiful environment. Have a break for a while and enjoy a Greek coffee, then drive northeast to Sivas a village near Heraklion.

We visit a small, well-known family winery. Depending on the season we may have the chance to see the way they produce the Cretan rake. We will taste homemade wines and their rake and spend a few hours with the locals, joining them in their daily life, and trying various home made plates.

After lunch, we will drive north-west to enjoy beautiful virgin nature that is perfect for bees. Traditional beekeeping methods ensure honey and other bee products are ecological, clean and free from any additives. The first honey of the season is collected from spring thyme blossoms and this golden yellow honey is a perfect source of nature’s ingredients.

We visit a small local cafe/ restaurant, run by the owners since 1949. The owners (two brothers) have been beekeepers all their lives, carrying on the business from their father, therefore, we are tasting honeycombs straight from the beehive and learn everything about bees and beekeeping as well as having a kind of pancakes we call them –tiganites – deep in honey and small cheese pies with honey in company with local wine and the Cretan snap – Raki -. You will definitely feel the positive effect on your body and soul.
The visit to a women’s cooperative at the nearby village of Marathos where they make the very special – unique art pastry small and bigger round bread – called XOMPLIASTO KOULOURI – and the forgotten monastery of Halepa. Break for lunch at the small village of Drossia and drive back to Thalori for the 3rd cooking class. This hands-on class will take you through the process of making stuffed tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, and aubergines…as well as Dolmadakia (little-stuffed wraps) with vine leaves, sorrels or pumpkin flowers. These all will be enjoyed as our dinner and will be accompanied by copious amounts of pure, homemade local wine and raki. Accommodation Thalori resort. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 6. CRETE: KNOSSOS-WALKING HERAKLION-4th COOKING CLASS

Today we visit the palace of Knossos. When visiting the island of Crete someone must see the ancient palace of Knossos, built 3.500 years ago. Ending the visit of Knossos drive to Heraklion. A walk in the heart of the city of Heraklion with stops at small shops, tasting special cheeses with a shot of raki and having lunch at a small Mezedopolion is a wonderful way to round out your week on the Island of Crete. We will walk the streets of the city and meet nutritional wanderings elevating the palate to heaven!! Will explore unique tastes on this walking tour of Heraklion.

Will join the real daily lifestyle the people of Heraklion live. The day will start from the best small pastry shop in the city. Gloria: Artistic feeling+ imagination+ pure fresh ingredients = fascinating for your palate. We taste the “Galaktoboureko” custard cream and filo dough pastry in syrup and “trigonal” cheese cream and filo dough pastry in syrup. Incredible taste never has to taste anything like that!! Walk the central market and stop for an OUZO with MEZE (Small bites accompanies the spirit) at one of the traditional Mezedopolion of the street. We will be part of the people walking/ talking/arguing. Visit the cathedral of the city Saint Minas, and then the Morozini fountain at the heart of the city, the Venetian church of Saint Marcos / now a gallery, the church of Saint Titus.

Break for lunch at the city center with a variety of local specialties and drive back to the resort. Get ready for the last cooking class which is Pork bites in tomato sauce in the oven with orzo, and Drunken Pork bites cooked in wine and oregano are wonderful appetizers paired with Raki. Boneless pork with celery and egg and lemon sauce, Oven baked pork or Lamb with potatoes called pesto, Cretan sausages in tomato sauce and chili type hot Cretan peppers also on the menu. Dinner will be accompanied by copious amounts of pure, homemade local wines. Accommodation Thalori resort. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 7. CRETE-ARCADI MONASTERY-ARGYROUPOLIS-RETHYMNON

After a rich breakfast, you will enjoy a slow drive through the vineyards and small villages of the region. You will visit the 16th-century monastery of Arkadi, the small village of Margarites popular for the ceramics they produce and a slow drive to the Water of Argyroupolis where lunch will be served with a variety of Cretan vegetable and cheese specialties and abundance of grilled meats.

After lunch, drive back to the city of Rethymnon where every street will take you on a journey through history. Venetian and Turkish buildings have become small restaurants, cafés, and shops. Your walk down the narrow streets will take you to small tourists’ shops and coffee houses where you can mingle with locals. We accommodate at the beautiful restored 16th-century palazzo turned to one of the most beautiful small boutique hotels in Crete and we dine at the famous restaurant of the hotel. Accommodation Rethymnon (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 8. CRETE: NIGHT FERRY TRIP TO PIRAEUS – ATHENS

The bread of Georgioupolis and region of Chania Culinary tour and city walk
After a full breakfast buffet, you will depart direction Chania. First break at the small seafront village of Georgioupolis where they are baking a special smoked taste bread for last 100 years every day including Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, and depending on the season, Winter or Summer they making between 600 to 1000 loaves per day with a consistent quality, definitely not the supermarket sliced loaf but proper bread in the old tradition. We buy and taste this bread.

Keep driving west to the city of Chania. The town market of Chania dating back to the 1900’s is a cross-shaped gallery that houses over 65 food stores, presenting fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, bread, legumes and anything else you may want such as cafés, restaurants, and shopping. Lunch will be in Spaltzia (Turkish quarter during the Turkish occupation) at an old harbor restaurant featuring a variety of local specialties and seafood. Later in the afternoon we drive to the port of Souda (port of Chania) and embark the ferry for the night ferry trip to Piraeus. Check in our cabins (DLX or A2 as per boat availability. Dinner or board. Accommodation on board (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 9. PIRAEUS-MYCENAE -EPIDAURUS–NAFPLION

Arrival port of Piraeus early in the morning. Break for breakfast on our way and departure direction Peloponnese. First stop for a coffee break at the Canal of Corinth. The tour will continue to Epidaurus for visiting the Ancient Theatre. Break for lunch. Our next stop will be at Mycenae for visiting the famous Palace, the Lions Gate and the Tomb of King Agamemnon. Passing by the Bay of Nafplion, we will arrive in the picturesque town. Dinner and overnight in Nafplion. Accommodation Nafplion at a 4**** hotel (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 10. NAFPLION-AGIA THEODORA- OLYMPIA

Driving through the central Peloponnese, Arcadia, as well as the town of  Tripoli and Megalochori. A visit to the little village of  Vasta to visit the little church of Agia Theodora. This little church was built somewhere between the 11th and the 12th century. This church has 17 trees on the roof, each tree weight over 1000 kg.
The ground isn’t solid enough for those trees to be placed.

Another unexplained phenomenon is the underground water which flows from the church and beyond. But the most interesting part is that nowhere you’ll find a root from the trees inside the church. Many types of research have been made, even with X rays to find wherever the roots are inside the walls of the church, but it’s not. Additionally, the trees heights are almost 30 meters! Now imagine a tiny church not more than 3×2 meters having 17 trees on the roof of each weights 1 ton (or maybe more if you calculate also the weight of the leaves for each season, and weather conditions such wind and storms), 30 meters height, since 12th century, without any physical explanation or damage. That’s got to be a miracle!!

Keep driving west an hour later arrive in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. There you will have the opportunity to visit the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the museum. Dinner and overnight in Olympia. Accommodation Olympia (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 11. OLYMPIA – PELOPONNESE / NAFPAKTOS / GALAXIDI / DELPHI

Departure from the hotel for Delphi through Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese. Cross by the bridge from Rio to Antirion and passing by Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and having a break for lunch at a seaside small beautiful restaurant. Keep driving and make a stop at the seaside areas of the beautiful Galaxidi. Arrive in Delphi. Dinner and overnight at Delphi. Accommodation Delphi (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 12. DELPHI / METEORA – MAINLAND

Delphi was truly a Pan-Hellenic site for the ancient Greeks; they all gathered here to celebrate Apollo and to get practical advice from the Pythia, the priestess. Aside from its historical importance, Delphi is a wondrously beautiful place. Morning visits the museum and the ruins of Delphi. Drive north direction the holly rocks of Meteora. Arrive afternoon. Accommodation Kalambaka the little city at the slope of Meteora. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 13. METEORA-ATHENS

 Meteora is a must-see on any trip to Greece. Here are some of the most ancient, active monasteries on all of Greece, perched miraculously atop the mountains along the Pinios River. Their history goes back to the 14th century when the monks sought refuge in the Cliffside caves then fled higher to build the original wooden shelters, later transformed into monasteries. They are veritable Byzantine museums exhibiting superb icons, old manuscripts and unique mosaics and frescoes. Visit the women monastery of St. Andreas. Break for lunch and drive directly south to Athens. Arrive late afternoon. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 14. ATHENS: FLIGHT BACK HOME

 Breakfast and transportation to the airport for the flight back home (Breakfast)

 

PRICE PER PERSON 

Double occupancy

based on 2 persons:          €5.210

For SINGLE USE:    Add      €582

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Including accommodations, transportation, and activities/tours.
Any specific destinations or interests (e.g. culture, food, wine, romance, adventure, wildlife, etc.)? Special occasion? Relaxing vs. fast-paced trip? What would make this your dream trip?

Customize this trip for me

No group is too big or too small to take advantage of our group experience in providing specialized group tours

We can plan as little or as much as you need.

You talk, we listen and then we can come up with your own specialized itinerary

 

Why Porto Planet ?

Unique Experiences

Our specialist tours allow us to share every aspect of Greece with you, so you can enjoy unique experiences.

For any interest you have, be it culture, wine, cuisine, history, or something more specialized, PortoPlanet has the perfect tour for you.

Outstanding Service

We are committed to providing you with a special experience, we aim to create bespoke tours with fine attention to detail, and to make certain your schedule runs as smoothly as possible.

Once you arrive in Greece, we are here to ensure your travel experience is exactly as you dreamed.

Guaranteed Quality

We frequently review our selection of hotels, accommodation, resorts, tour operators, vineyards, businesses and restaurants to ensure that everything we recommend offers you, the customer, a superior experience.

Your ideas and feedback will help us design your perfect trip.

ALL OF OUR TOURS CAN BE TAILORED

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