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Classical Greece (6 Nights / 7 Days)
Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka


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About Greece

Greece Package ToursAthens : (Athina) is named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, who, according to legend, won the city after defeating Poseidon in a duel. The goddess' victory was celebrated by the construction of a temple on the Acropolis, the site of the city's earliest settlement in Attica.

Visitors with visions of gleaming marble and philosophers in white robes are understandably perturbed that the architectural achievements of Athens' classical past are surrounded by the unforgiving concrete of indiscriminate 20th-century urbanisation. Over 3 million visitors come to the city each year but the majority see the sights as quickly as possible (as if fulfilling some cultural duty) before heading off for the easy hedonism of the Greek islands.

Olympia : Olympia, lying in the angle between the rivers Alpheios and Kladeos, was a great Panhellenic sanctuary, the venue of the Olympic Games. German excavations from 1875 onwards, which led to the establishment of the present village of Olympia, brought to light the sacred precinct which was known in antiquity as the Altis (the sacred grove) and is now again planted with trees. Situated at the foot of the wooded Mt Kronos in an area of gentle hills, the site of ancient Olympia - one of the great achievements of archeological excavation - makes an impact on the present-day visitor which is fully commensurate with its importance in ancient times. A direct consequence of the excavation was the revival of the Olympic Games by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the first Games of modern times being held in Athens in 1896.

Delphi : Delphi is the most famous pilgrimage destination of the ancient world and one of Greece's best archeological sites!

Delphi is located 110 miles northwest of Athens. There's no airport or rail station particularly close, so really the only way to visit is via bus or car. The major Athens tour companies run one and two day tours to Delphi, and also include Delphi on their longer tours of Greece. The two main things to see in Delphi are the archeological site and the museum.

Kalambaka : Kalambáka is a small country town situated at the point where the river Piniós emerges from the Pindos range into the Thessalian plain. It is a convenient base for a visit to the Metéora monasteries, or a starting-point for a trip through the Pindos mountains to Ioánnina.

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