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Athens – Delphi – Kalampaka – Meteora – Athens
From Tuesday 18/02 to Sunday 23/02
As every year, we are glad to invite you to our annual Fam Trip for all Travel Agents who would like to participate.
Welcome to Greece – the land of ancient history and breathtaking scenery!
When you arrive at the airport, your transfer is waiting to greet you. Olive groves outside of the city fill the air with an herbaceous quality. The marble summit of Mount Pentelicus reflects the sunlight on your way into the old city. History and culture meet in marvelous fashion throughout Athens, from the blissful aromas of traditional confections drifting out of the bakeries to the allure of the Parthenon crowning the hilltop. You settle into your comfortable hotel situated in the heart of the city, offering a view to the continued splendor around you.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Athens.
Following your breakfast at the hotel, you will meet our guide at the hotel and depart for a tour to Delphi. First, we will visit the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke and was the site of the omphalos, the ‘naval of the world’. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and changes with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century BC, was indeed the religious center and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world. While at the site, visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum. Lunch at restaurant. Departure for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora gigantic rocks.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Kalambaka.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Meteora, which is famous for its impressive scenery with ageless Monasteries*, that contain priceless historical and religious treasures as well as exquisite specimens of Byzantine art, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Once you finish visiting the monasteries proceed to the town of Kalambaka for Lunch and then return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae (short photo stop) where 300 strong Spartans battled the army of the Persian Empire. Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
*In order to visit the Monasteries, skirts for the ladies and long trousers for the gentlemen are required.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Athens.
Athens city tour with Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum. Free lunch – Free afternoon – Dinner and overnight in Athens.
Or possibility to choose between optional excursions:
A) Full day in Argolis (Photo stop at the Corinth canal, visit of the Epidaurus Theater, visit of the Mycenae site, lunch in local restaurant)
B) One-day Cruise to Saronic Gulf Islands
C) Afternoon excursion to Cape Sounion
Option 1: One Day Tour to Argolis
Meet with our guide and enjoy the day exploring the natural and historical wealth of Argolis area. Leave Athens by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short photo stop). Then drive on and visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (4th century B.C.) famous for its exceptional acoustics. After we proceed to the town of Nafplion, adorned by the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Archaeological Site with the Lions’ Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. Lunch will be served in restaurant in Mycenae. After lunch drive back to Athens. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.
Option 2: One Day Cruise to Saronic Gulf
Departure for Flisvos port to board the cruise.
FLISVOS Port (Athens) departures:
08.00 – Meet at the port or at the coaches’ departure point or pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the port of Flisvos.
08.15 – Depart for Hydra.
10.30 – Arrival at Hydra, one of the most beautiful Greek islands.
The amphitheatrical port of Hydra offers a colourful collage of outdoor tavernas, cafés and shops. Cars are not allowed in Hydra so don’t miss a donkey ride–one of the island’s most famous attractions. Swimming area about 5-10 minutes walk from the ship with clear deep blue waters.
12.00 – Depart for Poros.
12.50 – Arrival at Poros, a picturesque island within a small distance of the Peloponnese mainland, a green paradise with lemon and pine trees. Don’t forget to visit the Clock Tower, a short climb from the main port where you will have a great panoramic view of the island.
13.20 – The ship sails for Aegina. Lunch (buffet) on board.
14.30 – Arrival at Aegina. There you have the option to visit the Church of Agios Nektarios, the Temple of Aphaia, or go on a panoramic excursion of the island.
For those who prefer to spend more time by the sea, a fully organized beach
with clear waters and fine sand is only a few minutes-walk from the ship.
18.15 – The ship sails for the port of Flisvos. During the voyage, you can rest on the comfortable lounges, go out on the spacious decks or dance and enjoy the live show.
19.30 – Arrival at the port of Flisvos and transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for the War Museum where our Orancon Travel Forum will take place. (09:00-14:00)
At the end of the Orancon Travel Forum (09:00-14:00), the buffet lunch will follow with a variety of traditional Greek spices and a large selection of drinks (wines, beer, etc.). You will have the opportunity to get to know each other, have fun and at the same time try the local delicacies. When you are done with the unique experience, return to the hotel in the late afternoon. In the evening around 8:00 pm departure from the hotel for the traditional tavern in the Vari area. After dinner, return to the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, if you have not participated in the tour of the city of Athens on Friday, according to the time of the departure flight, you can participate in the tour before your transfer to Athens airport.
All Travel Agents can participate FOC, as long as they verify their participation, prior to their arrival, via their agency. Authorization from the Travel Agency and Business Card details needed.
In case someone wants to bring a person with, in a DBL room, please find the cost below:
407,00 euro per person in DBL room