The fortress town - Mythical Greece
Mythical Greek Fortress Towns Tour
1 UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Mythical Greek Fortress Towns capture the glamor of the medieval era through an astonishing 3-day tour to Medieval Greece including 1 UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The highlights of this mythical tour in Greece are Monemvasia, the “Gibraltar of the East”, Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth, Diros Caves and Mycenae, the “gold-rich” palatial center.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Ultimate
Group Size Medium Group
AT A GLANCE WHAT WE WILL VISIT AT PELOPONNESE
3 days in Mythical Greece including 1 UNESCO’S World Heritage Sites
- The strategical Corinth Canal
- Monemvasia, also called the “Gibraltar of the East”
- Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth, the famous worship center of the goddess Aphrodite
- Diros Caves, the “gates to Hades”
- Mycenae, the “gold-rich” palatial center
Excellent value of money
- Hotel accommodation 3 stars
- Breakfast every day in buffet style
- Professional and local English speaking tour leader for the entire journey
- Transportation – Tours of the program with a luxury air-conditioned vehicle and free wifi
- Entrance fees to all the archaeological sites and museums
- All transfers as per itinerary
- Flight tickets
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Lunches and Dinners
- Liquors, beers, drinks and bottled beverages
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
- Tour Guide in all archaeological sites, upon request
- Hotel accommodation tax
- Other possible taxes
- Anything specified as optional
ATHENS - ANCIENT CORINTH - MONEMVASIA
We depart from Syntagma Square in Athens at 8:00 am to visit Monemvasia, also called the ”Gibraltar of the East”. On our way to the amazing medieval castle city, we will make a stop at the Isthmus of Corinth where we will enjoy our coffee. Then, we visit Ancient Corinth, which was considered the famous worship center of the goddess Aphrodite and the Archaeological Museum as well as Acrocorinth, the acropolis of Corinth with the highly fortified castle. We arrive at the hotel, get settled and enjoy a magical evening in the fortress town of Monemvasia. Free time for relaxation or for walking in the narrow and paved streets which are suitable only for pedestrians.
MONEMVASIA - DIROS CAVES - MONEMVASIA
We take our tasteful breakfast at the hotel and we depart for the Caves of Diros, also called ”the gates of Hades”, perhaps the most important natural site in Greece and in their own way spectacular with the crystal-clear waterway of stalactites and stalagmites. The Paleolithic and Neolithic artifacts found here denote that the caves were one of the earliest inhabited places in Greece. We take the road back to the upper city of Monemvasia with the picturesque stone paths where we visit monuments from various phases of the city’s historic route until today. We will admire the temple of Saint Sophia, which is a faithful copy of St. Sophia of Constantinople, on a smaller scale. Afterward, we enjoy the magnificent view and we go downhill for the lower city of Monemvasia. We will admire the arches, landmarks of the medieval time still standing in many buildings and more than 40 churches in the lower city. Last but not least, we will also visit the home of one of the greatest Greek poets of Yiannis Ritsos.
MONEMVASIA - MYCENAE - ATHENS
We take our tasteful breakfast and we start our journey to the famous city of Mycenae, also called the “gold-rich” palatial center, the legendary capital of Atrides, a great contribution to the Greek culture. There, we will visit the royal tomb of Agamemnon, the Lion Gate and the Cyclopean walls. Finally, after admiring the great Mycenean civilization, we depart for the capital of Greece, Athens, where our journey comes to its end.
Mycenae, Unesco's World Heritage Site - Mythical Greece
All the hotels that collaborate with Mythical Greece provide excellent services in order to satisfy the most special requirements of our customers. It is for granted that most of the hotels will surely surprise every foreign traveler with the Greek hospitality, also called “filoxenia” and the fresh ingredients that they use at breakfasts, meals and dinners. We strive to accomplish the most unique experience on every tour package that we organize.
- Hair dryer
- Internet connection
- 24 hour Front Desk Services
- Room services
- King size bed
- Our rates do not include the residence tax of Article 53 of Law 4389/2016, per daily use of each room/suite, effective from 1 January 2018. Room rate per night is charged directly at the hotel. In the event of a change, through a clarification of the Ministry of Finance, the way this tax or other tax/fee is paid, our pricing policy will be modified accordingly
Greece is a Member-State of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. All citizens from EU and Schengen countries travel to Greece only with the Identity Card or the passport. Citizens coming from countries that have not yet signed the Schengen Agreement must acquire further detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to their nationality from the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important to check for the latest information. Visas are the responsibility of all travelers.
No way! Our travelers’ safety is the most essential and necessary part of every tour. We have the best agreement with Loyd’s and the travel insurance cost included in the final price.
Tap water is safe in Greece unless it’s marked on some of Greece’s small and remote islands.
Credit cards are accepted by most stores in Greece. The best is to ask first the stores that you are going to visit before buying anything. Make sure to carry cash in case credit cards are not an option.
ATMs are widely available in most towns and cities in Greece.
The Internet can easily be accessed at hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, museums and central squares in most cities and major towns.
Ensure that global roaming is activated with your service provider before arriving in Greece. Mobile phone coverage is very good, however, on some of Greece’s more remote islands, it may not be available.
The tour guide for the archaeological sites can be included in the tour only upon request.
The presence of the tour guide is considered optional and its fee is not included in the final price of the tour. Based on the demand, the cost for his service will be shared and the tourist guide will be paid on site.
You can fill our form as an interest-bearing event and you will be informed of the cost before your arrival.
Some important costs you need to know are the following:
Water (0.33 liter bottle): 0,50€
Greek takeaway coffee: 1-3€
Greek coffee in a cafe: 3-5€
Greek takeaway souvlaki: 2-3€
Beer in a bar or cafeteria: 4-6€
One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1,40€
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 7€
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 10-20€ / per person
Tips are optional in Greece.