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Explore a very different side of Greece. Visit some of the most memorable sites of ancient in Athens. Discover the northwest mainland known of Greece – known as Epirus – full of history and natural beauty, where you can hike and raft in the Vikos–Aoös National Park. Visit the monasteries of Meteora situated on cliffs once accessible only by rope baskets which monks pulled. Follow in the footsteps of Odysseus as you take to the Ionian Sea to travel to the island of Corfu where you will be thrilled by both its beautiful beaches, musical history, and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

10 Days / Athens - Epirus - Corfu / private local excursions / concierge services / full travel kit / Greece cell phone service / Starting from 250 per person per day
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The Acropolis of Course!

Where do you start your journey? The Acropolis of course! Explore all the major archaeological sites that the Acropolis encompasses including the Parthenon, the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Erechteion, and the Agora as well as the picturesque neighborhoods of Plaka and Anafiotica with your licensed guide. Later in the evening meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel for a private tour around the main avenues of central Athens. Get a glimpse of the city’s impressive neo-classical buildings such as the Parliament, the National Library, and the National Archeological Museum. Follow with a ride on the funicular train to the small church of St. George atop Lycabettus Hill with spectacular views of Athens. For dinner, opt to stay atop Lycabettus Hill to dine at one of Athens most notable restaurants or return to Plaka to dine at a traditional seafood taverna
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Argolida Day Trip

Today let us take you to an excursion to the north-east district of the Peloponnesian peninsula, Argolida. First stop, the ancient theater of Epidaurus. Built with limestone, the theater still features ancient Greek plays and offers a magical theatrical experience. Epidaurus is considered to be the best preserved example of a classical Greek amphitheater. Your excursion will continue to the second most important historical site of the Argolida district — the old city of Mycenae, once the most powerful city-state in Greece. Allow the past to become part of the present while you walk through the famous Lion Gate and visit the bath of Agamemnon. Your last stop is the beautiful seaside town of Nafplio. Relax at one of the charming waterfront restaurants for a traditional Greek meal and enjoy the view of the Palamidi Fortress overlooking the town.
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Ioannina

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to meet your flight to Ioannina. The city, once known as the “metropolis of all learning,” continues to be one of the most important cities of the region. Spend time in this lively, beautiful town with nearly 15 centuries of history, along the banks of Lake Pamvotis within which lies a small island. Along Ioannina’s small streets and alleyways, you can find traces of its rich history. Numerous monuments, old aristocratic houses, museums, mosques, traditional shops, caves, and more create a magical and mythical setting. Later in the day you will be transferred to the picturesque village of Megalo Papigo to settle in your traditional guesthouse. The area known as Zagoria whose 46 mountain villages were part of an autonomous federation during Ottoman occupation is situated in a nature preserve full of lakes, crystal‐clear rivers, and canyons and has a unique identity, style, architecture, and cuisine.
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Hiking, Rafting, and more!!!

Have a hearty breakfast! Your excursion today is all about exploration of this area’s beautiful nature. You’ll visit Vikos Gorge and descend ancient stone steps to beautiful villages. Discover stone bridges built in the 15th century and go rafting in Voïdomatis River. The rafting trip starts from bridge of Aristi and follows the flow to the bridge of Kleethonias. You’ll explore the heart of this national park accessible only by boat. This 2‐hour rafting experience through the Vikos–Aoös National Park is ideal for first time rafters.
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Impressive Meteora

Today’s full-day excursion will take you to the prefecture of Trikala where some peculiarly impressive natural sculptures known as Meteora are a rare geological phenomenon. Totally isolated from the rest of the world, the summits of Meteora became a refuge for hermits from as early as the 11th century and later hosted the first monasteries. In the past one reached the inaccessible peaks in a basket drawn up by the monks operating a windlass. Today a road leads from the town below (Kalambaka) to the monasteries with their wonderful murals and other ecclesiastic treasures.
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The Island of Nafsika - Corfu

Today you will head to Greece's most northwestern port of Igoumenitsa to board your ferry to the island of Corfu. The capital of the seven Ionian islands, Corfu or Kerkyra as it is known to locals, was once known as the isle of Nafsika from Homer’s Odyssey. Corfu is a paradise. Medieval fortresses, palaces from various historical eras, Venetian architecture, statues and artwork, gardens, monuments, churches and monasteries combined with amazing landscapes offer a first class opportunity for an inspiring and unforgettable experience. Sail through the crystal turquoise waters around the island, enjoy dinner under the Old Fortress by the sea, or have a glass of wine at the famous Liston, an exact copy of the rue de Rivoli in Paris.
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A Summer Palace

Today we suggest a tour of the Achillion — the summer palace of the Austro-Hungarian Empress Elisabeth also known as Sissy. Throughout the palace there are countless works of art the most famous of which is the statue being that of the Dying Achilles. Head back to Corfu Town starting from Esplanade Square and the “List-on.” This beautiful arched street, an exact copy of Rue de Rivoli in Paris, was created by the French in the early 18th century as a meeting place for aristocrats. Now the Liston is mostly cafes, restaurants and shops, and is the centre of Corfiot social life. Leaving Esplanade Square and Liston head towards the old port, walk by the Palace, the Arch of Saint George, the Ionian Library and the Byzantine Museum. You will also have the opportunity to see the house where Ioannis Kapodistrias — the first governor of Greece — was born. Upon reaching the old port, the impressive view of the New Fortress can be seen in the distance. Built in the 1950’s with material from 2000 demolished houses and churches, the fortress today is the site of concerts.
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Summer Paradise

Today we suggest a tour that starts from the mountainous village of Agii Deka. Stop at a café in the village for a refreshment or coffee break. Continue to Agios Georgios Argyradon. This fantastic beach stretches over 1.5 miles and is attached to Lake Korission by a thin strip of sand. Walking along the beach and taking a swim in the clear waters are mandatory. The traditional family owned taverna, Alonaki is a favorite place for lunch or dinner among locals. Try the fresh fish, a Corfiot traditional specialty, or tiny freshwater shrimp caught in the nearby lake. A table, literately in a garden, overlooking the sea is the perfect setting for an unforgettable meal after your swim. Before heading back to Corfu Town, visit the charming village of Chlomos, through the olive-tree-shaded road that leads to it. After passing through the fishing village of Boukari enter the main coastal road that leads back to town.
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Return to Athens

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