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Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Cape Sounio Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Athenian Riviera
    • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza
    • Lake of Vouliagmeni
    • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
  • Your Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounio Tour starts here. Your chauffeur will navigate you through all the south suburbs of Attica while you will be able to relax and enjoy the most wonderful view of the Saronic Gulf.

    On your way to Cape Sounio you will enjoy the ride through the Athenian Riviera that has established itself as a world class destination combining beaches, leisure and culture. Driving through the old aristocratic summer resorts of the 50s, 60s and 70s named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and staring the fascinating view of the Aegean deep blue, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of Mediterranean nature. Don’t forget nonetheless that the beauty of architecture awaits you a few miles away in the form of the magnificent Temple of Poseidon.

    This tour could never be considered complete without visiting the Lake of Vouliagmeni to enjoy its natural beauty that has attracted crowds of Athenians for its thermal waters of 22 celcius stable temperature.

    After this short stop you will continue all the way to Cape Sounio.

    There you will visit the Temple of Poseidon and have time to let your mind roam through ancient monuments with the immense blue of the Aegean Sea as a background. You will be able to feel the summer breeze on your face and capture some of the greatest pictures anyone could ever imagine.

    The beauty of the surviving ruins has impressed many travelers of the past centuries who have visited this magical place, among which the famous poet, Lord Byron who wanted to leave his signature on one of the columns. Visit the temple and try to find it yourself.

    Take your time to enjoy a tasteful lunch in a small tavern right by the water hearing the sounds of the sea and admiring the scenery.

    After you visit Sounion, you will follow the same seaside winding street. Allow yourselves to enjoy your ride while taking in all the wonderful information you gathered throughout the day.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

    The private tour to the Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounion is one of the top rated tours, selected numerous times by discerning travellers who are in seek of an integrated experience that combines the beauty of the outskirts of Athens with the most beloved and integral part of the Athenian culture.

  • Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U

    Free admission (for all) on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.

  • Opening hours for Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio:

    Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
    summer period: 8:00am until sunset.
    Last entry 20 min before closing.

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

“The Saronic Coast lit up in history, art, beauty, wealth and fame”

A tour whose beauty is admired equally by romantics and realists.
Since the Cape Sounio Sunset has been voted as one of the best sunsets in the world you cannot miss the opportunity to see it yourself, can you?

This tour can be chosen as a half day morning tour from Athens or even better as a half day evening tour from Athens, in order to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the World.

Duration approx. 5hrs

Private tours in Greece

Ancient Corinth Half Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Ancient Corinth Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Corinth Canal
    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ancient Corinth Agora
    • Saint Paul’s Step
    • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site
    • Ancient Corinth Museum
  • Visit the mythical land where Bellerophon heroe and Pegasus lived.

    Our chauffer will meet you bright and early in the morning at the lobby of your accommodation. Our journey will begin with a relaxing ride. You will be driven west and you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery.

    On the way to our first stop at the Corinth Canal, you will be able to see and hear the intriguing stories hidden behind the war of Salamis between the Greek and the Persian fleet, the war that determined the route of the western civilization. Legends and reality merge and help us narrate the lives of the Greek heroes that became famous worldwide for their strategic skills, ingenious ways and courageous character.

    Our first stop is the engineering Marvel Corinth Canal.

    After our 30minute stop on the Corinth Canal and of course after taking our time to snap some breathtaking pictures and get some rest on the nearby rest area café, your chauffer will drive you through the winding country local roads through olive trees, vineyards and orange trees that grow in abundance in the area. It will feel as if you stepped into the scenery that one sees only in artistic movies and documentaries.

    20 minutes later we will arrive at the next stop of our exploration, the city of Ancient Corinth.

    The Ancient Corinth used to be a city that was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place.

    You will admire the doric Temple of Apollo with its monolithic columns that is one of the oldest temples in Greece dating back to the 6th century B.C.

    For the Christians, Corinth is also a place of great importance since St. Paul gave his Speech in the center of the Ancient Agora on the renowned Bema.
    During our tour you will also find the spring of Glauke, the fountain of Pinene and discover the myths hidden behind their waters, the market place, the theater, the Odeon and several other Roman buildings while at the same time gaining an in depth understanding of the city’s prominence.

    The Archaeological Museum is of great interest since it is a great introductory to the famous Corinthian pottery and Mosaic Art, including also a timeline exhibition of artefacts that were found during the archaeological excavations that started on the spot with the contribution of the American School of Classical Studies in 1896.

    After your visit at the archaeological site and its museum if time permits we suggest a break for a lunch in the village of Ancient Corinth before we depart for Athens.

  • Entrance Fees to Ancient Corinth is 8 Euros
    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U

    Free admission for all on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:
    Winter period:8:00am-15:00
    Summer period:

    From 3/4 to 30/4, 08:00am-19:00
    From 2/5 to 30/9, 08:00am-20:00
    From 1/10/ to 15/10, 08:00am-19:00
    From 16/10 to 31/10, 08:00am-18:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

This tour takes you to Ancient Corinth, one of the largest and the most important cities of Greece in the Antiquity. The city that existed on the “gate” to the Peloponnese, on the Isthmus of Corinth, roughly half the way from Athens to Sparta. Known to Christians from the two letters of St. Paul in the New Testament , beloved to the art lovers for the production of exquisite pottery, famous worldwide to the travelers as described by the renowned ancient traveler Pausanias, Ancient Corinth remains one of the must–sees while in Greece. Take this tour to travel in time and explore the different sides of this eternal city.

Duration approx. 5hrs

Private tours in Greece

Marathon Half Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Marathon Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • 9m-high tomb
    • Marathon Race Museum
    • Archaeological Museum of Marathon
  • Meet your chauffeur in the lobby of your accomodation to start your Half day tour to Marathon.

    Marathon is known in the history for its renowed battle beteween the invading Persians and the defending Greeks in 490 B.C.

    The legend has it that immediately after the battle, one of the soldiers named Phidipedes left from the Marathon heading to Athens. He ran all the way from Marathon to Athens for 42,195 km or 26miles without any stop and he bust into the assembly only to announce the good news, that we have won “nenikikamen” and then collapse due to exhaustion and died.

    This historical reference was the inspiration of the modern marathon as a sports event as we know it today.

    Today’s visitor will see the 9m-high tomb that has been erected at the site of the battle in memory of the 192 Athenians who offered their lives. 10 columns on the top of this memorial represent the 10 tribes of which Attica was originally consisted of. The tomb was discovered in 1880’s by the amateaus archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.

    If time and mood permits it worth the spent time visiting the Marathon Race Museum to introduce yourself to the history of the sportsmanship and the Archaeological Museum of Marathon, that included a variety of important exhibits of the area of the Marathon with the most notable finding is the “Marathon Youth “.

    Your chauffeur will take you back to your accomodation after the tour.

  • Entrance fees to the Marathon Tumulus and to the Marathon Museum are 4 Euro pp.

    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March
    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Tumulus:
    Winter Period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer Period: 08:00-20:00
    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Museum:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

Meet the birthplace of the Marathon Race, the field of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490B.C.

The Marathon is not just word, not just a place, not just the name of the city, not just a history, it is an Idea that has inspired people, generations, nations…. Is the symbol of democracy and peace, the definitions of sportsmanship…..

Duration approx. 5hrs

Private tours in Greece

Vravrona Half Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Vravrona Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Archaeological Site of Vravrona
    • Temple of Artemis
    • The unique stone bridge
    • The cave shrines
    • Archaeological Musuem of Vravrona
    • Exhibits and toys found on the excavation presenting the children’s everyday life in Ancient Greece
  • Meet your chauffeur at the lobby of your accommodation.

    Our journey begins by following a road through beautiful rural fields full of pistachio trees and royal fig trees.

    Upon our arrival you will realize that Vravrona constitutes the ultimate example of what the ancient Greek sacred sites used to look like.

    You will have the chance to see and explore the temple of Artemis. Close to this temple you can also see the unique stone bridge and the cave shrines, among which is the renowned shrine of Iphigenia.

    Artemis was believed to be the Goddess of vegetation and hunting, but also the protector of women in child-birth and their infants.
    Every four years the festival in honor of the Goddess was held here.

    A procession started from the shrine of Artemis on the Acropolis of Athens and concluded in Vravrona at the sanctuary of Artemis.

    Women also used to offer gifts to the sanctuary during their pregnancies in order to placate Goddess Artemis and convince her to guarantee a safe childbirth or even thank her for the healthy newborns.
    Such offerings, in addition to intricate ceramic depictions of the procession, are part of the collection of the Archeological Museum at the site of Vravrona that we will visit as part of our exploration.

    The museum of Vravrona is also the ideal place to visit if you want your children to get a good understanding of the children’s everyday life in ancient Greece as well as the history, culture and heritage.

    Little toys that were offered by children to Goddess Artemis, similar to toys that children continue to love nowadays are found in this Museum and as part of our visit we will explore aspects of the everyday life of Greek children.

    On this tour you will see also the shrine of Iphigenia, a place of immense value for the ancient Greeks.

    Let yourself explore Vravrona and learn the intriguing stories and myths that surround this historical figure of the Goddess Artemis and enjoy the natural beauty of the area and walk through the paths that thousands of Athenians used to walk every time they wanted to feel closer to the divine element.

    At the end of your visit, your chauffeur will wait for you to take you back to Athens.

  • Entrance fees to Vavrona Temple are 4 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March
    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Vavrona:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

Vravrona is one of the twelve towns that were united by Thesseus in a township in order to compose the Athenian state. To this day the natural beauty of the area is apparent at first sight. The river Elysinos with its unique stone bridge dividing the Archaeological site into two parts creates a breathtaking natural scenery that is well worth being photographed. Only 45 km away from Athens, this ancient town exudes a magical essence and seems like a virtual paradise on the outskirts of the Greek capital.

Duration approx. 5hrs

Private tours in Greece

Eleusis Half Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Eleusis Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • The remaining ancient trails of the Sacred Way
    • Archaeological Site of Eleusis
    • Archaeological Museum of Eleusis
    • Drive through the modern city of Eleusis
  • Meet your chauffeur at the lobby of your accommodation.

    After a short and easy ride driving westwards we will arrive in Eleusis.

    During our tour in Elefsina you will have the chance to walk along the remaining ancient trails of the Sacred Way, which used to be the path connecting the city of Athens with Elefsis.

    Hear the intriguing story hidden behind this place, as it is so beautifully described in a greek myth that narrates the establishment of the Elefsinian Mysteries and the abduction of the daughter of Goddess Demeter, Persephone by god Hades.

    As far as the Eleusinian Mysteries is concerned, also known as the Mysteries of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, they are a series of religious events that originated from the inner need of people to approach and familiarize with the afterlife and furthermore explore their inner hope of an actual life after death.

    The details of all the stories, how the myth came into life and developed into one of the worlds most renowned religious celebrations and how the human curiosity for exploring what happens to the human soul after we die will unravel in front of your eyes as you will walk among the remnants of the Temple of Demeter and her daughter Persephone and feel the sacred energy of this place.

    At the Archaeological Site and inside the Museum you will have the chance to view a series of interesting exhibits that were discovered during the excavations in the area. Many of the findings are associated with the ceremonies of the Elefsinian mysteries. One can find there vessels and valuable objects of immense artistic value that ancient Greek people brought to the Goddess as a gift.

    This tour will allow you also to explore how this beautiful city that was established as a small rural town, evolved into a religious center that held immense sacred and sentimental value for the Greek people during the ancient times and still managed to modernize and develop into a beaming 21st century city concentrating almost 48% of Greece’s industrial activity,that survives with dignity during difficult financial times.

    At the end of your visit to the archaeological site and its museum your chauffeur will wait for you to drive you back in Athens.

  • Admission fees Archaeological Museum of Eleusis & Archeaological site of Eleusis
    Full: €3, Reduced: €2

    Free admission days
    6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
    18 April (International Monuments Day)
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    National Holidays
    Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

    Free admission for:
    University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card

    Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age

  • Tuesday-Sunday: 08.00-15.00

    Closed on Monday

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

The mysterious and sacred city that had the favor of the Gods.

Elefsina held a place amongst the most important cities of the Ancient Greek world, along with the city of Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Delos. Elefsina is a town in West Attica. This beautiful Greek city is mainly known worldwide for the Elfsinian Mysteries, the Mysteries that used to be the most important religious events of ancient Greece.

Duration approx. 5hrs

Private tours in Greece

Delphi Day Trip Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Delphi Day Trip includes but is not limited to:

    • Traditional Village of Arachona
    • Delphi Archaeological Site
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Athena Pronaia Sanctuary with the renowned Tholos
    • The Castalia Spring
    • The Temple of Apollo
    • The Great ancient theater
    • The stadium, where the so called Pythian Games
    • The treasuries that the city states erected in Delphi
    • The famous statue of Antinoos
    • The unique bronze statue of the Charioteer
    • If extention is chosen

    • Monastery of Hosios Loukas
    • or Battlefield of Thermopylae
    • or Lion of Chaeronea
  • A visit to the mythical center of the world.

    Legend has it that Zeus, sent his two eagles across the world, one from the East and one from the West, and he said that the point where the two eagles would meet would mark the center of the earth, the navel of the world, or “Omphalos” as it is referred in Greek.

    We will depart from Athens early in the morning driving northwards.

    After approx. 2 hrs and the wonderful scenic ride, on our way to Delphi we will have a stop at the beautiful traditional and picturesque village of Arachova, where you can enjoy a nice stroll in the village, look for local products and have a quick coffee.

    Our short break will revitalize us and get us prepared for our visit to the navel of the world, the Archaeological Site of Delphi.

    The Archaeological Site is located in the southwestern spur of Mount Parnassos. Its geographic position holds an intriguing characteristic.

    Although it is not far from the coastline, the natural positioning of the nearby hills makes the site almost invisible to the ships thus protecting the city of Delphi from potential invaders.

    Delphi used to be the most important sanctuary dedicated to God Apollo, the place through which the God was believed to be offering his Oracles through Pythia, the Priestess of the Sanctuary, who was always eager to give her advice to everyone from mere citizens to mythical heroes and legendary leaders of cities. Greek people would visit the Oracle of Apollo religiously to take advice before they would proceed in taking important decisions. In such a perspective one could say that the Oracle of Delphi with its advice has determined greatly the route of history.

    The perpetual inner need of mortals and the endless effort of the human race to foresee and learn about the future but also have the blessing of the Gods gradually converted the Oracle of Delphi into an important information and cultural center and allowed it to collect all the offerings that the cities were sending as donations, which resulted in the creation of a local treasury of immense value.

    During your stroll at the site you will hear intriguing stories about Pythia and all her oracles that changed the route of history but also explore the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia with the renowned Tholos, The Castalia Spring, the Temple of Apollo, the Great ancient theater, the stadium, where the so called Pythian Games and the treasuries that the city state erected in order to express the gratitude towards the Gods.

    Inside the archaeological museum of Delphi which is our next stop you will have the chance to admire many important ancient Greek artifacts from the excavations at Delphi, including the famous statue of Antinoos and the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dated from 475 B.C.

    You can spend approx. 3hrs on the Site and its Museum.

    After your visit to the archaeological Site and its Museum we suggest a break for an authentic Greek lunch before we depart for Athens.

    If you have opted for the extention of the tour, you can choose among the following three options: Option first, your chauffer will drive you to the Monastery of Hosios Loukas extention after the lunch break and before leaving for Athens we will visit this beautiful Monastery of 11th century that is situated on a mountainside overlooking the beautiful valley. This Monastery is the largest surviving monastery of the Middle Byzantine period in Greece. You can spend approx. an hour there.
    With the second option you can visit the battlefield of Thermopylae.
    Or alternatively with the thrird option you can visit the Lion of Chaeronea.

  • Entrance fees into the archaeological areas of Delphi and its Museum are 12 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office) and 3 euro for Hosios Loukas monastery

    Free admission for :

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March
    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Delphi:
    Winter period: 8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:00
    For Hosios Loukas monastery:
    Monday closed Tuesday-Sunday 09.00-17.00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to Delphi site is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Stadium. The walking surface on top of the Delphi is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

This tour takes you to the navel of the world, Delphi. Delphi used to be the most important sanctuary dedicated to God Apollo, the place through which the God was believed to be offering his Oracles. On this tour visit also the traditional village Arachova and if extention is chosen, the Monastery of Hosios Loukas.

Duration approx. 10hrs (extended 12-14hrs depended on the option chosen)

Private tours in Greece

Argolis Day Trip

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Argolis Day Trip includes but is not limited to:

    • Corinth Canal
    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ancient Corinth Agora
    • Saint Paul’s Step
    • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site
    • Ancient Corinth Museum
    • Mycenae Archaeological Site
    • Lions Gate
    • Cyclopean Walls
    • Mycenae Archaeological Museum
    • Treasury of Atreas also known as the Tomb of King Agamemnon
    • City of Nafplion, the first Capital of modern Greece
    • Castle of Palamidi in Nafplion
    • Castle of Acronafplia in Nafplion
    • If extention is chosen

    • Archaeological Site of Epidaurus
    • Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus
    • Theater of Epidaurus
  • Our chauffeur will meet you bright and early in the morning at the lobby of your accommodation to start your tour that will take you to the mythical land where Greek heroes lived.

    Our journey will begin with a relaxing ride. You will be driven west and you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery along the Athenian coastline.

    On the way to our first stop at the Corinth Canal, you will be able to see and hear the intriguing stories hidden behind the war of Salamis between the Greek and the Persian fleet, the war that determined the route of the western civilization. Legends and reality merge and help us narrate the lives of the Greek heroes that became famous worldwide for their strategic skills, ingenious ways and courageous character.

    Our first stop is the engineering Marvel Corinth Canal.

    After our 30minute stop on the Corinth Canal and of course after taking our time to snap some breathtaking pictures and get some rest on the nearby rest area café, your chauffeur will drive you through the winding country local roads through olive trees, vineyards and orange trees that grow in abundance in the area. It will feel as if you stepped into the scenery that one sees only in artistic movies and documentaries.

    20 minutes later we will arrive at the next stop of our exploration, the city of Ancient Corinth.

    The Ancient Corinth used to be a city that was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place.
    Pausanias, the famous travel guide, writer and traveler of the Antiquity devoted his entire second book of his writing masterpiece “Tour of Greece” to this particular beautiful Greek city.

    You will admire the doric Temple of Apollo with its monolithic columns that is one of the oldest temples in Greece.

    Corinth is also a place of great importance since St. Paul gave his Speech in the center of the Ancient Agora on the renowned Bema.

    During our tour you will also find the spring of Glauke, the fountain of Pinene and discover the myths hidden behind their waters, the market place, the theater, the Odeon and several other Roman buildings while at the same time gaining an in depth understanding of the city’s prominence.

    The Archaeological Museum is of great interest since it is a great introductory to the famous Corinthian pottery and Mosaic Art, including also a timeline exhibition of artefacts that were found during the archaeological excavations that started on the spot with the contribution of the American School of Classical Studies in 1896.

    Our adventure does not end as we explore here.

    During the second part of our tour we will travel together back in time and explore the times just before the outburst of the Trojan War.

    This part is dedicated to the mythical, mighty and rich Gold Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon.

    The historic facts of the Trojan War, the stories of rivalry, betrayal and royal prevalence will all come to life in front of your eyes.

    As you enter the citadel you will come across the imposing Lions Gate and the fortification of the Acropolis of Mycenae, the so called Cyclopean walls, is believed to have been erected by the mythical creatures Cyclops. As we view it live you can examine it firsthand and decide whether it truly is a work that only mythical creatures could construct.

    The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae, which is the next part of our visit, includes exhibits found in the archaeological excavation giving you a visual and authentic perspective of the small everyday life objects, the religions utensils, burial offerings, burial jewelry, decorative objects etc.

    Before leaving Myceane we will visit the tomb of King Agamemnon or also known as the Treasury of Atreas which establishes it as a monument of even greater importance.

    As we continue our Greek adventure it is time to enjoy once again a 40 minute ride as the Greek countryside unravels outside of your window.

    It is a wonderful opportunity to take in all the natural beauty and why not discuss any questions that you might have or even delve into the special products that the Greek soil so ungrudgingly offers.

    The area around Argos after all is renowned for its oranges and citrus trees.

    Our trip back in time and history will take us to the city Nafplion, the city of extraordinary beauty was designated as the first capital of modern Greece after the War of Independence.

    Your chauffer will take you for a driving tour in order for you to capture pictures of the most important landmarks of the city, while at the same time offering you all the hidden details of the War of Independence and the intriguing stories that are worth being narrated for the Castle of Palamidi, the castle of Acronafplia and the importance of its fortification for the city’s port.

    At this point you can either decide to make your way back to Athens or to extend your tour with your chauffer and continue for the Archaeological Site of Epidaurus, the birthplace of God Asclepios, God of Health and his sanctuary, and of course visit the renowned Theater of Epidaurus.

    As this program full of experiences reaches its end we will make our way back to Athens and escort you to your hotel. We ensure you that after this tour you will feel revitalized and filled with new intriguing stories, historic knowledge and wonderful experiences that will follow you back home and will last for a lifetime.

  • Entrance Fees to Ancient Corinth is 8 Euros
    Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Mycenae, Museum and Treasury of Atreus are 12 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office)
    Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Epidaurus Theater are 12 Euro pp.

    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:
    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:
    Winter period:8:00am-15:00
    Summer period:
    From 3/4 to 30/4, 08:00am-19:00
    From 2/5 to 30/9, 08:00am-20:00
    From 1/10/ to 15/10, 08:00am-19:00
    From 16/10 to 31/10, 08:00am-18:00

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Mycenae:
    Winter period: 08:00am-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Epidaurus:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Myceane is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

The land where the Greek heroes lived.

The most complete tour of Argolis in Peloponnese, taking you to some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. With this tour you will walk on the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal, you will walk in the Ancient city of Corinth, explore the Rich in Gold Mycenae walk through the Lions Gate and step in the Tomb of Agamemnon, admire the natural beauty of the first capital of Greece called Napflio and see the renowned Theater of Epidaurus for tis acoustics. The ultimate tour definitely not to be missed!

Duration approx. 10hrs (extended 12hrs)

Private tours in Greece

Marathon & Cape Sounion Full Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Marathon and Cape Sounio Full Day Tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Athenian Riviera
    • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza
    • Lake of Vouliagmeni
    • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
    • 9m-high tomb at Marathon
    • Marathon Race Museum
    • Archaeological Museum of Marathon
  • Meet your chauffeur in the lobby of your accomodation to start your Marathon and Cape Sounio full day tour.

    Marathon is known in the history for its renowed battle beteween the invading Persians and the defending Greeks in 490 B.C.

    The legend has it that immediately after the battle, one of the soldiers named Phidipedes left from the Marathon heading to Athens. He ran all the way from Marathon to Athens for 42,195 km or 26miles without any stop and he bust into the assembly only to announce the good news, that we have won “nenikikamen” and then collapse due to exhaustion and died.

    This historical reference was the inspiration of the modern marathon as a sports event as we know it today.

    Today’s visitor will see the 9m-high tomb that has been erected at the site of the battle in memory of the 192 Athenians who offered their lives. 10 columns on the top of this memorial represent the 10 tribes of which Attica was originally consisted of. The tomb was discovered in 1880’s by the amateaus archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.

    If time and mood permits it worth the spent time visiting the Marathon Race Museum to introduce yourself to the history of the sportsmanship and the Archaeological Museum of Marathon, that included a variety of important exhibits of the area of the Marathon with the most notable finding is the “Marathon Youth “.

    From here you will continue to Cape Sounio, where the beauty of architecture awaits you a few miles away in the form of the magnificent Temple of Poseidon.

    Visit the Temple of Poseidon and have time to let your mind roam through ancient monuments with the immense blue of the Aegean Sea as a background. You will be able to feel the summer breeze on your face and capture some of the greatest pictures anyone could ever imagine.

    The beauty of the surviving ruins has impressed many travelers of the past centuries who have visited this magical place, among which the famous poet, Lord Byron who wanted to leave his signature on one of the columns. Visit the temple and try to find it yourself.

    Take your time to enjoy a tasteful lunch in a small tavern right by the water hearing the sounds of the sea and admiring the scenery.

    After you visit Cape Sounio your chauffeur will navigate you through all the south suburbs of Attica while you will be able to relax and enjoy the most wonderful view of the Saronic Gulf. Allow yourselves to enjoy your ride while taking in all the wonderful information you gathered throughout the day.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

  • Entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio are 4 Euro pp.
    Entrance fees to the Marathon Tumulus and for the Marathon Museum are 6 Euro pp.
    Entrance fees for Ramnous Full: €4
    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • For Marathon:
    Winter:
    Tuesday – Sunday 8:00 – 15:00
    Summer:
    Tuesday – Sunday 8:00 – 20:00
    For Ramnous:
    Winter:
    Daily 8.00-15.00, except Monday. Only access to the temple of Nemesis.
    The town – fortress is closed.
    Summer:
    Daily 8.00-15.00, except Monday
    For Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio:
    Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
    summer period: 8:00am until sunset.
    Last entry 20 min before closing.

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

On this tour you will meet the birthplace of the Marathon Race, the field of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. The Marathon is not just word, not just a place, not just the name of the city, not just a history, it is an Idea that has inspired people, generations, nations…Is the symbol of democracy and peace, the definitions of sportsmanship…

The tour will continue to Cape Sounio, the southest corner of Attica peninsula where the Temple of Poseidon exists, from where you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aegean deep blue waters.

Duration approx. 8hrs

Private tours in Greece

Vravrona & Cape Sounion Full Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Vravrona and Cape Sounio Full Day Tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Archaeological Site of Vravrona
    • Temple of Artemis at Vravrona
    • The unique stone bridge at Vravrona
    • The cave shrines at Vravrona
    • Archaeological Musuem of Vravrona
    • Exhibits and toys found on the excavation presenting the children’s everyday life in Ancient Greece at Vravrona
    • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
    • Athenian Riviera
    • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza
    • If extention to Marathon is chosen:

    • 9m-high tomb at Marathon
    • Marathon Race Museum
    • Archaeological Museum of Marathon
    • “Marathon Youth “
  • Meet your chauffeur at the lobby of your accommodation.

    Our journey begins by following a road through beautiful rural fields full of pistachio trees and royal fig trees.

    Upon our arrival you will realize that Vravrona constitutes the ultimate example of what the ancient Greek sacred sites used to look like.

    You will have the chance to see and explore the temple of Artemis. Close to this temple you can also see the unique stone bridge and the cave shrines, among which is the renowned shrine of Iphigenia.

    Artemis was believed to be the Goddess of vegetation and hunting, but also the protector of women in child-birth and their infants.
    Every four years the festival in honor of the Goddess was held here.

    A procession started from the shrine of Artemis on the Acropolis of Athens and concluded in Vravrona at the sanctuary of Artemis.

    Women also used to offer gifts to the sanctuary during their pregnancies in order to placate Goddess Artemis and convince her to guarantee a safe childbirth or even thank her for the healthy newborns.
    Such offerings, in addition to intricate ceramic depictions of the procession, are part of the collection of the Archeological Museum at the site of Vravrona that we will visit as part of our exploration.

    The museum of Vravrona is also the ideal place to visit if you want your children to get a good understanding of the children’s everyday life in ancient Greece as well as the history, culture and heritage.

    Little toys that were offered by children to Goddess Artemis, similar to toys that children continue to love nowadays are found in this Museum and as part of our visit we will explore aspects of the everyday life of Greek children.

    Let yourself explore Vravrona and learn the intriguing stories and myths that surround this historical figure of the Goddess Artemis and enjoy the natural beauty of the area and walk through the paths that thousands of Athenians used to walk every time they wanted to feel closer to the divine element.

    Your chauffeur will wait for you to continue all the way to Cape Sounio.

    There you will visit the Temple of Poseidon and have time to let your mind roam through ancient monuments with the immense blue of the Aegean Sea as a background. You will be able to feel the summer breeze on your face and capture some of the greatest pictures anyone could ever imagine.

    The beauty of the surviving ruins has impressed many travelers of the past centuries who have visited this magical place, among which the famous poet, Lord Byron who wanted to leave his signature on one of the columns. Visit the temple and try to find it yourself.

    Take your time to enjoy a tasteful lunch in a small tavern right by the water hearing the sounds of the sea and admiring the scenery.

    After you visit Sounion, you will follow the seaside winding street of the Athenian Riviera. Allow yourselves to enjoy your ride while taking in all the wonderful information you gathered throughout the day.

    You can choose to visit Marathon which is the birthplace of the Marathon Race, the field of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. by adding 2 more hours on your itinerary.

    At the end of your visit, your chauffeur will wait for you to take you back to Athens.

    The private tour to the Vravrona and Cape Sounion, the Athenian Riviera and Marathon if extention is chosen, is one of the top rated tours, selected numerous times by discerning travellers who are in seek of an integrated experience that combines the beauty of the outskirts of Athens with the most beloved and integral part of the Athenian culture.

  • Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.
    Entrance fees to Vavrona Temple are 4 Euro pp.
    Entrance fees to the Marathon Tumulus are 3 Euro pp.
    Entrance fees to the Marathon Museum are 3 Euro pp.

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Vavrona:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00
    Opening hours for Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio:
    Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
    summer period: 8:00am until sunset.
    Last entry 20 min before closing.

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Tumulus:
    Winter Period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer Period: 08:00-20:00
    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Museum:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

This tour takes you to the Temple of Artemis in Vravrona which constitutes the ultimate example of what the ancient Greek sacred sites used to look like and to Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio that is the southest part of Attica peninsula.

Visit also the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, the southest end of Attica Peninsula and take your time to admire the spectacular view.

If extention is chosen you will visit also the birthplace of the Marathon Race, the field of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490B.C.

Duration approx. 8hrs (extended 10hrs)

Private tours in Greece

Marathon & Ramnous Full Day Tour

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  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Marathon and Ramnous Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Archaeological Site of Ramnous
    • Temple of Nemesis at Ramnous
    • 9m-high tomb at Marathon
    • Marathon Race Museum
    • Archaeological Museum of Marathon
  • Meet your chauffeur in the lobby of your accomodation for your Marathon and Ramnous full day tour.

    You will be taken first to Ramnous where you will discover this ancient Greek city where everyday life is interdependent with the Gods, right on the Athenian coastline about 35miles (55 km) northeast from Athens

    This charming Greek fortified town takes its peculiar name from the local prickly bush called ramnos that grows in abundancy around the area and has risen to become the city’s trademark.

    Besides its natural beauty due to its exceptional position the relatively small town has also served as the most important sanctuary of Nemesis in ancient Greece.

    The extent of the city’s connection to the goddess Nemesis is depicted on the renowned temple of Nemesis that is located here.

    According to Greek narrations, Nemesis was the mother of Helen of Troy whose beauty was second only to Aphrodite’s and the goddess of divine retribution.

    She was considered to be a goddess that could decide whether to grant happiness or misfortune to the mortals.She was also the Goddess that punished the mortals and taught them the lesson of how to remain humble in front of the Gods and avoid the so called “hybris” by believing that their destiny was a matter they could control.

    Another interesting aspect of this city was its intriguing and strategic position in connection to the city of Athens. During the tour you will get the chance to learn more about the role that this small town played not only during the Peloponnesian wars but most importantly during the renowned battle of Marathon.

    Today’s visitors will have the opportunity to follow the path that leads from the temple of Nemesis to the fortified settlement of Rhamnous and enjoy the breathtaking views of the ancient town.
    Many house foundations still offer a good overview of the everyday life in ancient Greece in general.
    Unfortunately only three marble seats survived of the barely discernible theatre of Ramnous but they serve imperiously as a reminder of the cultural flowering of this majestic place of Attica.

    Leave Ramnous behind you and continue to visit Marathon.

    Marathon is known in the history for its renowed battle beteween the invading Persians and the defending Greeks in 490 B.C.

    The legend has it that immediately after the battle, one of the soldiers named Phidipedes left from the Marathon heading to Athens. He ran all the way from Marathon to Athens for 42,195 km or 26miles without any stop and he bust into the assembly only to announce the good news, that we have won “nenikikamen” and then collapse due to exhaustion and died.

    This historical reference was the inspiration of the modern marathon as a sports event as we know it today.

    Today’s visitor will see the 9m-high tomb that has been erected at the site of the battle in memory of the 192 Athenians who offered their lives. 10 columns on the top of this memorial represent the 10 tribes of which Attica was originally consisted of. The tomb was discovered in 1880’s by the amateaus archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.

    If time and mood permits it worth the spent time visiting the Marathon Race Museum to introduce yourself to the history of the sportsmanship and the Archaeological Museum of Marathon, that included a variety of important exhibits of the area of the Marathon with the most notable finding is the “Marathon Youth “.

    Your chauffeur will take you back to your accomodation after the tour.

  • Entrance fees to the Marathon Tumulus and to the Marathon Museum are 4 Euro pp.
    Entrance fees to Rhamnous are 4 euro pp

    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March
    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Tumulus:
    Winter Period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer Period: 08:00-20:00
    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Marathon Museum:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00
    For Rhamnous
    Winter- Summer
    Daily 8.00-15.00, except Monday.

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

This tour takes you to two important Sites Ramnous and Marathon.

Together during our tour we will discover Ramnous and explore the interconnection between the mortals and the Gods that seemed to coexist in this magical city.
Later we will continue to meet the birthplace of the Marathon Race and the field of the historic Battle of Marathon in 490B.C.

Duration approx. 8hrs

Private tours in Greece

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