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own Luxury Private Tour of Greece
Private Luxury Tour of Athens
Argolis or Delphi and
a Romantic Escapade To The
Luxury Amanzoe Resort- For Guests Who Want and Can Afford The Best
Private Terrace and Private Pool at the Luxury AmanZoe Resort in Greece
with the 4 day version
1 - ATHENS
Arrive at Athens Airport, where you will be greeted by our local rep.
and transferred to your hotel. Hotel
Grand Bretagne Hotel Athens or King George Hotel Athens. Your transfer
-of course - is based on using a luxury air-conditioned private sedan
or min-coach depending on the number of guests in your party. The rest
of the day is yours to spend as you like. Take your first look at this
great ancient-modern city. Wander through the Plaka, and up to the Acropolis
if you like, guidebook in hand.
2 - ATHENS PRIVATE CITY TOUR (B. Ice Cream
- Tea - Coffee )
After breakfast, a half day private tour of Athens :
You will tour the great Greek capital, including the new Acropolis
Museum , Constitution (Syntagma) Square, Parliament, the Memorial to the
Unknown Soldier, and the National Library.
down Herod Atticus street you will see the Evzones in their picturesque
uniforms and the Presidential Palace.
your way to the Acropolis, you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where
the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple
of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch.
The Acropolis hill, so called the "Sacred Rock"
of Athens, is the most important site of the
city. During Perikles' Golden Age, ancient Greek
civilization was represented in an ideal way on the hill and some of the
architectural masterpieces of the period were erected on its ground.
The first habitation remains on the Acropolis date from the Neolithic
period. Over the centuries, the rocky hill was continuously used either
as a cult place or as a residential area or both. The inscriptions on
the numerous and precious offerings to the sanctuary of Athena (marble
korai, bronze and clay statuettes and vases)
indicate that the cult of the city's patron goddess was established as
early as the Archaic period (650-480 B.C.).
will tour as well : The Ancient Agora of Athens was the heart of ancient
the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity,
the religious and cultural center, and the seat of justice.
The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city's
history. It was used as a residential and burial area as early as the
Late Neolithic period (3000 B.C.). Early in the 6th century, in the time
of Solon, the Agora became a public area.
After a series of repairs and remodeling, it
reached its final rectangular form in the 2nd century B.C. Extensive building
activity occurred after the serious damage made by
the Persians in 480/79 B.C., by the Romans in 89 B.C. and by the Herulae in A.D. 267 while, after the Slavic invasion in A.D.
580, It was gradually abandoned. From the Byzantine period until after
1834, when Athens became the capital of the independent Greek state, the
Agora was again developed as a residential area.
cream and coffee break, then head back to your hotel for siesta.
In the afternoon / early evening your guide will call you for a walking
tour of the Plaka ancient district, will stop as well at one of the local
( modest ) tavernas for tea / coffee , before we head back to your hotel.
Grand Bretagne , a luxury collection hotel, Athens , Greece
3 - Private Tour to Argolis - Then Amanzoe Luxury Resort at Porto Heli
Private air-conditioned vehicle , private guide
Leave Athens along the Saronic Gulf coastal road to the Corinth Canal,
which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. Drive on to Mycenae,
the Homeric City of the Atreides, "rich in gold" of the ancient poets.
(Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs). Drive
through the fertile plain of Argolis to Nafplion, a picturesque
town nestled at the foot of the Palamidi Fortress. After lunch, leave
for Epidavros to visit the theater (4th Century B.C.), famous for
its astonishing acoustics. Then we head to your Luxury Resort of Amanzoe
at Porto Heli . Lunch in Mycanae
one of Amanzoe's 38 guest pavilions has its own private swimming pool.
Each Pool Pavilion offers a six-meter pool and each Deluxe Pool Pavilion
features a 12-metre pool. The free-standing pavilions are arranged on
different levels to maximize privacy and the breathtaking views over the
Aegean. Each pavilion is accessed through a stone-wall courtyard that
leads to spacious, high-ceilinged living and sleeping areas. Beds are
positioned in a marble-walled alcove which, together with the living area
and bathroom, opens up onto the terrace, shaded by a pergola. Rooms are
also available to accommodate guests with special needs.
4 - Amanzoe Resort at Porto Heli ( B)
Comprising a 38-suite resort and an Aman Spa, Amanzoe is Amanresorts’
third Mediterranean retreat – the Greek complement to Montenegro’s
Aman Sveti Stefan and Turkey’s Amanruya. Drawing its name from the
Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and zoe (pronounced zoi),
the Greek word for ‘life’, Amanzoe is situated on a hilltop
close to the quaint town of Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese.
The resort offers almost 360º panoramic sea views as well as a private
Beach Club in a picturesque bay.
Surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking
the island of Spetses and the Argosaronic Gulf beyond, Amanzoe is just a
10-minute drive from the tavernas and vibrant life of Porto Heli. The road
approaching Amanzoe ascends to the porte-cochere, a grand marble-clad edifice
which serves as the entrance. Beyond lies the hilltop resort, arranged around
an expansive reflection pool with spectacular views of the sea. A
contemporary retreat embracing Greece’s rich history and culture,
Amanzoe offers travellers an ideal base from which to explore the natural
beauty, coastal pleasures and ancient heritage of the Peloponnese region.
Porto heli : The scenic town of Porto Heli is situated on the east coast
of the Peloponnese and across from the cosmopolitan islands of Hydra and
Spetses. Surrounded by a glittering blue sea, this area is the birthplace
of legends and civilization, blessed by a history that embraces the Spartans
and Romans, the Byzantines and Venetians, all drawn here over the millennia
because of the region’s beauty, wealth and strategic location. Porto
Heli itself is a district of the Municipality of Ermionida which includes
the districts of Ermioni, Kranidi and Kilada. The entire area is often collectively
referred to as Porto Heli.
5 - Amanzoe Luxury Resort and The Experience(B)
day to relax, enjoy this Aman Luxury Resort or explore ancient sites
There is a wealth of ancient archaeological sites to explore in the area
surrounding Amanzoe. These include the Medical Sanctuary of Asclepius
and the renowned Amphitheater in Epidaurus, still host to internationally-acclaimed
performances every summer (45 minutes from Amanzoe); the legendary citadel
of Mycenae and the Mycenaean cemetery of Dendra (one hour from Amanzoe);
the historic town of Kranidi which played an important role during the
revolution against Ottoman rule in 1821 (10 minutes from Amanzoe); the
ancient citadel of Tirynth and its dam, constructed around the 12th century
BC; the early Bronze Age settlement of Lerna at Mili; the Temple of Hera
close to Argos; and numerous Mycenaean bridges, each a feat of engineering
on the road trip from Amanzoe to Nafplion or nafplion
The historic city of Nafplion is situated just 65 kilometers away from
Amanzoe. The first capital of modern Greece, it is well-known for its
neoclassical architecture, the imposing Palimidi Castle overlooking the
city, and the Bourtzi Castle in the middle of the harbour. Take a stroll
in the old part of town, visit the archaeological museum, sample local
cuisine at any of the sea-view tavernas and spend an evening enjoying
the town’s live jazz bars.
6 - Amanzoe Luxury Resort at Porto Heli (B)
Full day at leisure , the choice is totally yours if you wish to go island
The peninsula is surrounded by numerous uninhabited islets, ideal for
day trips, sailing excursions and swimming in secluded coves. Ten minutes
across the water from Porto Heli by water taxi is the cosmopolitan and
car-free island of Spetses, known for its sea-faring traditions, its heroic
contribution to Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire, its Venetian
and neoclassical mansions with pebble mosaic courtyards, and its horse-drawn
carriages. A bit farther away, but still within easy reach by water taxi
is the island of Hydra. Also car-free and populated by historic sea captain
mansions which evoke an ambience of centuries past, it is renowned for
its vibrant dining scene and nightlife.
archaeological and nature treks
Trekking in the beautiful scenery of the Peloponnese is an invigorating
and memorable experience. Trek to the Frachti Caves from Kilada, or past
Byzantine chapels, Mycenaean tombs and watermills on your way from Mycenae
to the Temple of Hera (2 hours) or the village of Prosymni (3 hours).
Other options include a light trek to the sunken hollows of Vythismata
or the Bisti Forest at Ermioni.
The region has a reputation for its agricultural products including its
citrus fruits, low-acidity olives, diverse fish and crustaceans and wine.
Amanzoe offers guests the opportunity to pick olives and make their own
olive oil (seasonal); join in the pomegranate harvest (seasonal); visit
local sheep and goat farmers who make their own cheese; and collect honey
(seasonal) on a trip to the local hives and honey museum. Within 90 minutes
of Amanzoe there are numerous vineyards open for wine tasting.
Water skiing is available in the region’s sheltered bays; or why
not find your own beach for the day either on a modern sailboat, a traditional
Aegean kaiki or the resort’s Wally One powerboat? Amanzoe can also
arrange fishing expeditions with local fishermen.
7 - DEPARTURE- (B)
After breakfast, private transfer to the Athens airport to connect with
per person in USD
- Deluxe Hotels in Greece
from and to the airport, always on a private basis.
in ultra deluxe hotels as listed , including all tax and service charges.
as specified including B = Breakfast, L= Lunch .
in an air-conditioned mini-coach based on the number of guests in your
doesn't include :
air fare from /to your home country .
Fee : if / when applicable