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1. Byzantine Sites - Athens

includes a visit to: The Byzantine & Christian Museum (one of the most important public institutions in Greece, established in the early 20th century (1914) in order to collect, study, preserve and exhibit the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine cultural heritage in the Hellenic territory. The museum collection contains approximately 30,000 of works of art such as icons, sculptures, ceramics, ecclesiastical textiles, paintings, jewelries and architectural elements. The permanent exhibition is divided in two main parts: The first is devoted to Byzantium (4th -15th c. AD) and contains 1200 artifacts and the second entitled “From Byzantium to the modern era” presents 1500 artworks dating from the 15th to 20th century. Open: From November 1st to March 31st: Tuesday-Sunday: 09:30-17:30 Monday: closed. From April 1st to October 31st: Monday-Sunday: 08:00-20:00), The Monastery of Kaisariani (lies at a short distance to the east of Athens, on a hillside at the foot of Mt. Hymettos. It is enclosed by a high wall with two gates, one on the east and one on the west side. The catholicon was built in the late 11th -early 12th century and was dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin to the Temple. It is a cross-in-square, four-column church, with a dome, and its walls are built in the cloisonne masonry with poor brick ornaments. The domed narthex was added in the 17th century. About the same time, the barrel-vaulted chapel to the north, dedicated to Aghios Antonios, was added, too. The interior of the church is decorated with wall paintings dating from the 18th century while those in the narthex date back to 1682 and were made by Ioannes Hypatios, according to an inscription. Open Daily 08:30-15:00 except Monday), and finally The Monastery of Daphni (which lies to the west of Athens, almost half-way along the ancient Sacred Way to Eleusis. The interior of the church is decorated with superb mosaics, dating from the end of the 11th century, a unique, fine example of the Classical idealism of Middle Byzantine art. The first excavations on the site were conducted in 1892 by D. Kambouroglou. In 1936-39 J. Travlos carried out excavations at the ancient temple of Apollo. In the course of the restorations during 1955-57, trenches were opened at several parts of the monument, especially at the chapel. Open Tuesday and Friday 08:00-15:00). Duration 9 hours.

  • Entrance Fees (per person):

Byzantine & Christian Museum [4 Euros], Monastery of Kaisariani [2 Euros].

2. Jewish Sites - Athens

includes a visit to: The Acropolis (where you will see the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus, Areopagus (Mars Hill), The Jewish Museum (which was first established in 1977. Its collection includes more than 10,000 rare artifacts of great historical significance. This unique collection is continuously enriched and updated), The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro, the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament & The Changing of The Guards, The Jewish Synagogue (which is the oldest synagogue in Athens. It was built in 1906 and is currently used only during the High Holidays. The synagogue is maintained by the Jewish Community of Athens), The Plaka (which is Athens’ oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. It is stone-paved, with narrow streets, and is full of gyros places, tavernas and souvenir shops) for lunch, and finally The Greek Agora (which was the civic, religious and commercial center of the Athenian life set with appropriate buildings like the Stoa of Attalus [now, since its restoration, is used as a Museum housing interesting findings] and The Temple of Hephaistus).* Please note that The Jewish Museum and The Synagogue are closed on Saturdays so they are replaced either by The Roman Agora (where the Tower of Winds stands [which is an octagonal pentelic marble clock tower] or by The Acropolis Museum. Duration 9 hours.

  • Entrance Fees (per person):

30 Euros in total for the archaeological sites in Athens (Acropolis, Theatre of Dionysos, Temple of Zeus, Greek Agora, Roman Agora, Tower of Winds), Jewish Museum [6 Euros], Acropolis Museum [5 Euros].

3. Christian Tour - Athens

includes a visit to: The Areopagus [Mars Hill] (a prominent rock outcropping located northwest of The Acropolis where Apostle Paul is said to have delivered the famous speech, “Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands”), and the other monuments of The Acropolis (the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, the Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus). Then you will pass by the center of Athens (where for example you will see from a distance Syntagma Square, The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro; the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of The Parliament & The Changing of The Guards) before reaching The Ancient Agora of Athens (which was one of the major Apostle Paul meeting points. Here, Apostle Paul spent a great part of his stay in Athens, trying to inform the Athenians on Christianity and give an alternative to the established religion of paganism). Duration 5 hours.

  • Entrance Fees (per person):

From April 1st to October 31st: Acropolis [20 Euros], Ancient Agora of Athens [8 Euros].
From November 1st to March 31st: Acropolis [10 Euros], Ancient Agora of Athens [8 Euros].

4. Christian Tour - Athens & Corinth

includes a visit to: The Areopagus [Mars Hill] (a prominent rock outcropping located northwest of The Acropolis where Apostle Paul is said to have delivered the famous speech, “Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands”), and the other monuments of The Acropolis (the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, the Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus). Then you will pass by the center of Athens (where for example you will see from a distance Syntagma Square, The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro; the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of The Parliament & The Changing of The Guards) before reaching The Ancient Agora of Athens (which was one of the major Apostle Paul meeting points. Here, Apostle Paul spent a great part of his stay in Athens, trying to inform the Athenians on Christianity and give an alternative to the established religion of paganism). Then you will drive to The Canal (which is about 6 km long and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, its width upon completion was 25 meters, and 8 meters deep), and Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo [6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations], the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds) and will visit The Bema (a large elevated rostrum standing prominently in the center of the Roman Forum of ancient Corinth and from where the city’s officials addressed the public. Probably because of the monument’s connection to Saint Paul, the Bema was transformed into a Christian church during the Byzantine period. The Bible, in the Book of Acts, records that Paul was brought for judgment before the proconsul Gallio on the accusation of conducting illegal teachings. Gallio, however, refused to judge what he considered to be a mere religious dispute among the Jews). On the way back to Athens you will visit Kenchreai (according to Acts 18:18, the Apostle Paul stopped at Kenchreai during his second missionary journey, where he had his hair cut to fulfill a vow, probably a Nazirite vow. Apostle Paul mentions the place and a deacon named Phoebe in the local assembly in his epistle to the Romans (Romans 16:1). Archaeological evidence indicates that trade with other Mediterranean regions continued into the 7th Century AD. A later ecclesiastical tradition recorded the existence of a bishop at Kenchreai, but the veracity of these accounts is hard to establish). Duration 8-9 hours.

  • Entrance Fees (per person):

From April 1st to October 31st: Acropolis [20 Euros], Ancient Agora of Athens [8 Euros], Ancient Corinth [8 Euros].
From November 1st to March 31st: Acropolis [10 Euros], Ancient Agora of Athens [8 Euros], Ancient Corinth [4 Euros].

5. Wine Tasting & History

combines history with the natural beauties of Greece. Includes: The Canal (which is about 6 km long and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea; its width upon completion was 25 meters, and 8 meters deep), Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo [6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations], the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds, and the Bema where St Paul preached), Acro-Corinth (the fortress acropolis of Ancient Corinth and Medieval Corinth, being on a steep of a rocky hill 575 meters high at its highest peak, with uninterrupted views across the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. It has been a fortified citadel for the Mycenaens, Archaic Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and eventually back to the Hellenes following the Greek War of Independence), and finally Nemea (where you can taste some of the best wines made in the region [Agiorgitiko: Saint George]). Duration 9 hours.

  • Entrance Fees (per person):

From April 1st to October 31st: Ancient Corinth [8 Euros], Acro-Corinth [2 Euros], Nemea [6 Euros].
From November 1st to March 31st: Ancient Corinth [4 Euros], Acro-Corinth [1 Euros], Nemea [3 Euros].

6. Canal Cruise & Ancient Corinth

includes a cruise of: the famous Corinth Canal which is about 6 km long, only 21.3 meters wide at its base and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. Although, it has been completed in the late 19th century, it was an idea and dream that dates back to over 2000 years. Emperor Nero (67 CE) had employed 6,000 slaves for the job. He started the work himself, digging with a golden hoe, while music was played. However, he was killed before the work could be completed. The cruise starts around 11:00 ΑΜ and lasts about 1h30m. Optionally you can extend the tour and visit some other popular sites of Peloponnese. Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo [6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations], the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds, and the Bema where St Paul preached), Acro-Corinth (the fortress acropolis of Ancient Corinth and Medieval Corinth, being on a steep of a rocky hill 575 meters high at its highest peak, with uninterrupted views across the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. It has been a fortified citadel for the Mycenaens, Archaic Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and eventually back to the Hellenes following the Greek War of Independence), Diolkos (which was a paved trackway near Corinth on Ancient Greece, which enabled boats to be moved overland across the Isthmus of Corinth. The shortcut allowed ancient vessels to avoid the long and dangerous circumnavigation of the Peloponnese peninsula), and finally Nemea (where you can taste some of the best wines made in the region [Agiorgitiko: Saint George]). Duration 8-9 hours.

  • Entrance Fees (per person):

From April 1st to October 31st: Ancient Corinth [8 Euros], Acro-Corinth [2 Euros ], Nemea [6 Euros], Cruise Ticket [22 Euros].
From November 1st to March 31st: Ancient Corinth [4 Euros], Acro-Corinth [1 Euros ], Nemea [3 Euros].

7. Hiking in Lousios Gorge

Lousios is a river and a gorge in western Arcadia that stretches from Karytaina north to Dimitsana in Greece. The river begins near Lykochori and flows through the Lousios Gorge. The river is treacherous and flows rapidly. It empties into the Alfeios 2.5 km northwest of Karytaina and south of Atsicholos. The river forms a deep, narrow gorge. Its length is approximately 15 km from north to south and its width is approximately 2 km wide. The gorge is very popular amongst hikers. At the northern end of the gorge lies the town of Dimitsana. At the southern end is the ancient city of Gortys with the temple of Asclepius. Much of the gorge is heavily forested, and there are steep cliffs. According to tradition, the river took its name from Zeus, the father of the Olympian gods, who according to Pausanias washed at its sources after his birth. Pausanias also considered Lousios the coldest river in the known world. The Lousios gorge is also known as the “Mount Athos of the Peloponnese” on account of the many monasteries that dot its walls: the Timiou Prodromou, Philosophou, Aimyalon, Panagias Kalamiou monasteries, and the Church of St. Andrew in Gortys. The gorge also features several old water-mills for tabac and gunpowder production. Duration 10 hours.
8. Battle Ground of Thermopylae

The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of the Greek city States, led by King Leonidas of Sparta and the Persians (Xerxes) over the course of three days, during the second Persian invesion of Greece. It took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, at the narrow coastal pass of Thermopylae (“The Hot Gates”). The Persian invasion was a delayed response to the defeat of the first Persian invasion of Greece, which had been ended by the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. Xerxes had amassed a huge army and navy, and set out to conquer all of Greece. The Athenian general Themistocles had proposed that the allied Greeks block the advance of the Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae, and simultaneously block the Persian navy at the Straits of Artemisium. A Greek force of approximately 7,000 men marched north to block the pass in the middle of 480 BC. The Persian army, alleged by the ancient sources to have numbered over one million, but today considered to have been much smaller (various figures are given by scholars, ranging between about 100,000 and 150,000), arrived at the pass in late August or early September. The vastly outnumbered Greeks held off the Persians for seven days (including three of battle) before the rear-guard was annihilated in one of history’s most famous last stands. During two full days of battle, the small force led by Leonidas blocked the only road by which the massive Persian army could pass. After the second day, a local resident named Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks by revealing that a small path led behind the Greek lines. Leonidas, aware that his force was being outflanked, dismissed the bulk of the Greek army and remained to guard their retreat with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, 400 Thebans, and perhaps a few hundred others, most of whom were killed. Duration 6 hours.
9. Aegina Island

you will take the morning ferry from Piraeus port to Aegina and the trip will take about 1h20m. Aegina was the capital of Greece from 1827 to 1829. Aegina Town is situated on the west side of the island where the main port of the island is located. Agios Nikolaos, the tiny church, welcomes the visitor on approaching Aegina by sea. Numerous neoclassical buildings dominate Aegina Town, reminding the visitor of the glory of the island. You will visit the Archaeological Site of Kolona [The Hill of kolona was inhabited in prehistoric times through the classical period. Extensive walls and foundations have been discovered and excavations are still in progress. One erect column is all that remains of a Temple of Appolo built in the 6th c. BC.], The Museum [which contains a small but rich collection of pottery and sculpture from all periods of Aegina's history. One of the most significant exhibits is the statue of the Sphinx (460 BC), which was dedicated to the Temple of Appolo. It is an extraordinary sculpture, with a head of a woman and a body that is half eagle and half lion, (Tues-Sun 08:30-15:00, Ticket: Full 3 Euros - Reduced 2 Euros)], The Church of Agios Nektarios [which is named after its patron, Agios Nektarios, who died in 1920 and was canonised in 1961. His memory is celebrated by the Church on 9 November], The Temple of Aphaia [stands on top of a pine-clad hill above Agia Marina. The first temple on the site (700 BC) was dedicated to Aphaia, a deity from Crete. The Doric temple we see today was built about 490 BC of local porous sandstone, On a clear day, you can make out the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio, as well as the Acropolis of Athens. It is said that the three temples form an isosceles triangle (the sacred triangle of antiquity). [Daily 08:00-17:00, Museum: Tues-Sun 08:30-14:15]. You will also have lunch in a nice taverna, swim in one of the best beaches and take the afternoon ferry back to Piraeus. Duration 10-12 hours.

  • Entrance Fees (per person):

From April 1st to October 31st: Temple of Aphaia [6 Euros], Kolona [4 Euros].
From November 1st to March 31st: Temple of Aphaia [3 Euros], Kolona [2 Euros].