• Duration: 6 hours
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Description

Our first stop is the Archaeological Museum of Thebes, one of the most important museums of Greece since some of its collections are rare or unique. The exhibits originate from excavations all around Boeotia and cover a long chronological period spanning from the Palaeolithic to the Post Byzantine periods. Considered as one of the best museums in Greece as it also respects its environment, at its yard a Byzantine tower can be visited, while under your feet you can admire through glass floor the ruins of the Bronze Age Acropolis.

We will walk around Thebes / Thiva, a town in central Greece that combines modern life with its glorious past. The Mycenaean Palace, or Kadmeion, dates from the 13th century BC and is located almost centrally on the acropolis. The palace was decorated with frescoes and clay tablets in Linear B and amphorae and was destroyed by fire in around 1200 BC.

Our next stop will be Karababa castle, an Ottoman castle of the 17th century built on the “continental” coast of the city of Chalkis (it is not on the island of Evia) which together with the destroyed castle of Chalkis made the city impregnable.

We will next see the tidal phenomenon of Halkida, observed in the famous Evripos Channel. It is a very rare phenomenon of a change of direction in the flow of the sea currents. This phenomenon has provoked the admiration and interest of humans from ancient times, not only from an astronomical and geophysical perspective but also a philosophical one.

The mystery and beauty of this phenomenon captivates the visitor, as its combination with the imprint of the channel creates a remarkable panorama.

Thanks to its strategic geographic position, the city has remained a crossroad of cultures and ideas over the centuries, an apple of discord for many foreign conquerors. Today the cosmopolitan city of Halkida, the administrative and commercial centre of the island built on both sides of Evripos straits, is a popular destination among Athenians for short breaks away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Thanks to its impressive ultra-modern cable bridge, the access to the city has now become easier and quicker. It provides a variety of restaurants to enjoy your lunch by the sea.

Top Visits:

  • Archaeological Museum of Thebes
  • Archaeological site of Thebes
  • Karababa Castle
  • Old Bridge of Khalkis
  • Khalkis

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process. 

Itinerary

Archaeological Museum of Thebes

The Archaeological Museum of Thebes is one of the most important museums of Greece since some of its collections are rare or unique. The exhibits originate from excavations all around Boeotia and cover a long chronological period spanning from the Palaeolithic to the Post Byzantine periods. Considered as one of the best museums in Greece as it also respect its environment, at its yard a Byzantine tower can be visited, while under your feet you can admire through glass floor the ruins of the Bronze Age Acropolis.

Archaeological site of Thebes

Walk around Thebes / Thiva, a town in central Greece that combines modern life with its glorious past. The Mycenaean Palace, or Kadmeion, dates from the 13th century BC and is located almost centrally on the acropolis. The palace was decorated with frescoes and clay tablets in Linear B and amphorae and was destroyed by fire in around 1200 BC.

Karababa Castle

An Ottoman castle of the 17th century built on the "continental" coast of the city of Chalkis (it is not on the island of Evia) which together with the destroyed castle of Chalkis made the city impregnable.

Old Bridge of Khalkis (Crazy Water)

The tidal phenomenon of Chalkida, observed in the famous Evripos Channel, is a very rare phenomenon of a change of direction in the flow of the sea currents. This phenomenon has provoked the admiration and interest of humans from ancient times, not only from an astronomical and geophysical perspective but also a philosophical one.

The mystery and beauty of this phenomenon captivates the visitor, as its combination with the imprint of the channel creates a remarkable panorama.

Khalkis

Thanks to its strategic geographic position, the city has remained a crossroad of cultures and ideas over the centuries, an apple of discord for many foreign conquerors. Today the cosmopolitan city of Chalkida, the administrative and commercial centre of the island built on both sides of Evripos straits, is a popular destination among Athenians for short breaks away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Thanks to its impressive ultra-modern cable bridge, the access to the city has now become easier and quicker. It provides a variety of restaurants to enjoy your lunch by the sea.

Athens

We drive back to Athens.

What's included

  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [ Not licensed to accompany you in any site. ]
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Skip the line to purchase site tickets. [ 6€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens ]
  • Bottled water   

What's excluded

  • Entrance Fees [ 6€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens ]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 250 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost) 
  • Lunch

What do I need to bring

Suitable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended for your comfort

Hat, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended.  

Important information

  • Not suitable for pets.
  • No public transportation nearby.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us.
  • We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am. If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs.  

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY BREAK
  • CITY TOURS
  • CLASSIC CAR TOURS
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • NATURE
  • PRIVATE CAR TOUR
  • PRIVATE ROUNDRIP
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • TRANSFERS AND GROUND TRANSPORT
  • VIP AND EXCLUSIVE
  • WEDDING AND HONEYMOON

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