Poseidon Tour - Ionian Cruise

Package Theme: Archeological

Description

Poseidon was the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. Although he was officially one of the supreme gods of Mount Olympus, he spent most of his time in his watery domain. Poseidon was brother to Zeus and Hades. These three gods divided up creation.

Duration

8 days
  • Athens Philosophy Tour
  • National Archeological Museum of Athens
  • Ancient Greek Tragedy Performance
  • Zakynthos
  • Lefkada
  • Corfu
  • Cephalonia
  • Ithaca
  • Paxoi - Antipaxoi

Welcome to Athens. Your hotel room is waiting for you. Depend on your arrival time you might have the chance to experience the sites, sounds, smells and flavors of Athens and explore its unique neighborhoods. Let us take you on a delicious journey to discover vibrant city squares and colorful markets; taste authentic local flavors, admire architecture from the 19th to 21st centuries. The rest of the day is yours to explore Athens' exciting neighborhoods such as Plaka, Monastiraki, or Kolonaki. The night is yours in Athens.

Athens Philosophy Tour
Ancient Greek philosophy began in Miletus with the pre-Socratic philosopher Thales and lasted through Late Antiquity. Some of the most famous and influential philosophers of all time were from the ancient Greek world, including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. National Archaeological Museum of Athens
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. Its abundant collections, with more than 11,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity. 

Ancient Greek Tragedy Performance
The event takes place and in a historical renovated neoclassical theatre building in Athens. The course of the show is fast and full of life, filled with passions and conflicts. The performance combines modern elements and it shall bring the character close to today’s world and the modern day audience. The costumes, the stage design, the video projections, the music, and the brilliant acting contribute to a integral result. Especially for those who are interested, various educational and creative activities such as discussion after the performance or workshops (seminar of mask construction, seminar of costume) can be organized.

Zakynthos - Shipwreck of the 16th century / Scuba diving
A shipwreck that dates back to the 16th century was located two kilometers off the port of Zakynthos (Zante) in the Eighties by two local fishermen. The 20-meter-long vessel was studied by Greek archaeologists in cooperation with Oxford University scientists in the Nineties. The shipwreck is the only one discovered that dates bck to the era of Philip II of Spain.

Lefkada - The caste of Aghia Mavra
The caste of Aghia Mavra is located at the entrance of the island. It is one of the most imposing medieval buildings of Greece, representing the fortification art of this period. It was built around 1300 from a Frank leader, Ioannis Orsini, when he took Lefkada as a wedding gift for his wedding with the daughter of Epirus Bishop Nikiforos A. The castle was protecting the capital of the island, as the most important defensive armoring against Pirates and other enemies, from the first decade of 14th century since 1684. In 1487, it was overtaken by Turks, who built a large arch shaped bridge with 360 rooms, which crossed the lagoon from the coast to Kalkani, resting the pipes of a water tower. This project was destroyed by the earthquakes. Some ruins are still preserved in the lagoon.

Corfu - Achilleion
Achilleion is a fairy palace built among cypresses and myrtles by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who wished to escape from the Austrian court. Elisabeth truly fell in love with the island, and she dedicated this palace to Achilles as she cherished the belief that he represented the very soul and fairness of Greece.Private romantic Dinner in the view of the amazing sunset of the Aegean sea!

Cephalonia - Archaeological Museum of Argostoli
The museum houses antiquities from the island of Kephalonia, ranging from the prehistoric to the Roman periods. It also contains a remarkable collection of Mycenaean finds. The old museum was destroyed by the earthquakes in 1953 and the new one was built in 1960.
Among the short boat trips, the Volcano & Hot Springs trip is the perfect choice for those who don't want to spend too much time. Within only 3 hours, we experience one of the most violent Volcanoes of the world and also swim at its Hot Springs!

Ithaca - Cave of the Nymphs
It is identified with the Homeric Cave of the Nymphs, as the findings of archaeological research show that in ancient times it was a place of worship of the Nymphs. Furthermore, the shape and location of the cave go with the description from the rhapsody N of Odyssey: The Cave of the Nymphs, at an altitude of 190 meters above the bay of Dexa (the Homeric port Forkynas), where the Phaeacians left Odysseus sleeping. Then the hero hid in the cave of the Nymphs the gifts of King Alcinoos of the Phaeacians.

Paxoi - Antipaxoi
Achilleion is a fairy palace built among cypresses and myrtles by the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who wished to escape from the Austrian court. Elisabeth truly fell in love with the island, and she dedicated this palace to Achilles as she cherished the belief that he represented the very soul and fairness of Greece.

 

You have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast before returning home.

* All above tours are suggestions and not fixed packages. Any tour combination and alterations (in length, sightseeing, destinations, etc.) are available according to your desire!

Grande Bretagne


Location: Syntagma Square · Athens Greece

Website: http://www.grandebretagne.gr/

Grand Resort Lagonissi


Location: 40th km Athens-Sounion, Attica Greece

Website: http://www.lagonissiresort.gr/

Please note that this is a preliminary program and subject to change due to weekend closure times of some sites.

Valid Period: From 31/05/2016 up to 31/12/2016.
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