Trips

8/5/2019 Athens City Tour – Starts at 13:00 until 17:00. Participants + Acc.Person 45€ p/p

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour. You’ll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.

The Athens half-day tour departs for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).

Continue the expert-guided Athens sightseeing and museum tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.

9/5/2019 Cruise to the Islands of the Saronikos Gulf – Starts at 08:00 until 19:00 100€ p/p ACC.Persons ONLY

AEGINA: The largest and most important island in the Saronic Gulf, inhabited since the 2nd millennium B.C. Aegina has a very rich past and a fascinating present. The island is famous for its pistachio groves, on which is based its economy. In the port itself, you will see the typical fish market and the very colorful floating fruit and vegetable market.

POROS: The smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. A very green island, covered with pine trees and lemon trees. You will walk around its small and narrow streets, and go up to the clock-tower to admire the panoramic view.

HYDRA: One of the most cosmopolitan islands, the favorite of the international Jet-Set. Wander through its narrow streets, admire the unique architecture of its houses, have a swim in its crystal clear waters, shop in its famous jewellery and popular art boutiques.

Cape- Sounio 10/5/2019 ACC.PERSONS ONLY 09:00 until 13:00 45€ p/p

Depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour in Cape Sounion, dominated by the spectacular 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon (god of the sea) overlooking the Aegean Sea. The temple is located on the top of the cliff overlooking the Saronic Gulf, and on a clear day, you can see seven Greek islands.

The drive to and from Sounion takes you through some of the most beautiful and upscale suburbs of Athens. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Conference Official Scientific and Cultural All day Tour to Epidaurus Area (For Participants and Accompanying Persons) 11/5/2019, 80€ p/p 08:30 – 18:30

Excursion to the ancient Asclepeion of Epidaurus archeological site with an oral presentation of the Hippocratic approaches on Nature and Therapy.

Epidaurus is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece. Located on the northeastern side of Peloponnese, in the region of Argolis, Epidaurus is mostly famous for its Ancient Theatre. This theatre was constructed in the late 4th century BC to host religious ceremonial events in honor of god Asclepius, whose healing center was located few steps away. Famous for its symmetry and the incredible acoustics, this classical theatre is surrounded by lush greenery and gives a nice view of the valley below. In summer, it hosts performances of ancient Greek drama.

The tour will begin at 08:30 from Athens heading to Epidaurus. You will first pass by the Isthmus of Corinth, heading to the Baths of the beautiful Helen leading to Epidaurus. There you will have the chance to spare some time to explore the Epidaurus Theater, the small Epidaurus museum, the wrestling arena known as “Palestra” as well as the famous Asclepeion, which was one of the health centers of ancient Greece. By the time you will have enjoyed the beauties of Epidaurus, you will head to have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will visit a forest recreation area with forest paths to walk in nature. Then you begin your way back to Athens. The trip from Epidaurus to Athens lasts about 2 hours and you are expected to be back to Athens at 18:30.”

"Paths of Culture" in Epidaurus!

Start a walk from the Ancient Stadium (about 1½ hours) in the historic path that surrounds the archaeological site, leading to the ancient theater, in the footsteps of the ancient spectators.

Termination of the promenade - arrival at the entrance of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Walking shoes recommended.

- Take some water and snack with you!

The "Culture Paths" program in Epidaurus is being implemented with the kind sponsorship of the AG Foundation. Leventis and includes the signaling of a series of 8 routes, walking and cycling, which give the walker the opportunity to experience the area's sights in the footsteps of the traveler Pausanias - Lygourio, the Mycenaean paths and the Sanctuary of Asklepieion as Old Epidaurus, the submerged Roman villa and the Monastery of the Virgin Mary - in a personal and special way! "