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Athens to Split 8 Days - 8/7
Athens to Split 8 Days
Day 1: Monday: Athens
Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance out the day at leisure.
Day 2: Tuesday: Athens
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier's Tomb, the Hadrian's Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University, the National Library and of course the Parthenon, the jewel of the Acropolis. Balance off the day at leisure.
Day 3: Wednesday: Athens / Meteora
Today we leave Athens early in the morning heading towards Meteora, a site of particularly impressive scenery, ageless Monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing suspended between earth and sky, on top of granite rocks. We will spend the evening in Kalambaka, a nearby traditional Greek village.
Day 4: Thursday: Meteora / Tirana
Today we are heading towards Albania. En route we will visit the UNESCO-listed old town of Gjirokastër, overlooked by the Gjirokastër Fortress and described as "a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estates", before we continue to Tirana, the capital of the country.
Day 5: Friday: Tirana / Budva
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Tirana town visiting the Clock Tower, St Paul's Cathedral, Piramida, the Et'hem Bey Mosque, the National Historical Museum, the National Art Gallery and Mother Teresa Square. We then leave Albania and drive to the city of Budva, Montenegro. Apart from its overall natural beauty embellished by bay islands and beaches, Budva is also rich in historic monuments. The Old Town of Budva is a treasure chest of cultural heritage lying on a small peninsula. Full of narrow streets and squares, in Budva you will find famous buildings suck as the St. Trojica Church, where the tomb of writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa is located, as well as the beautiful churches of St. Sava, St. Ivan and St. Bogorodica.
Day 6: Saturday: Kotor / Dubrovnik
Today we drive to Dubrovnik along the beautiful southern coast of Croatia. On the way we will visit Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site set on the beautiful bay of the same name. Do not miss the chance to see the well-preserved Old Town, walk along the city walls and visit the beautiful catholic cathedral of Saint Tryphon, built in 1166. We continue to the legendary city of Dubrovnik, surrounded by well-preserved stone walls and often referred to as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Upon arrival we will enjoy a guided walk along the city walls, enjoying the views of the Adriatic Sea, as well as Big Onofrio's Fountain, built by the European architect Onofrio della Cava in the 15th century as a means of water supply for the city, the 13th century Franciscan monastery and the palaces of Sponza and Rector. At the end of the tour we suggest you relax at a nearby beach.
Day 7: Sunday: Dubrovnik / Split
After breakfast we will drive along the Dalmatian coast towards Split. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Diocletian Palace, the Bronze Gates, the Vestibul of the Emperor's Palace, The Mausoleum, St. Dujam's Cathedral, the Cathedral Treasury, the Temple of Jupiter and St. Martin's Church (Golden Gate) before you reach the Fruit Square and visit the Venetian castle, the Milesi Palace and the Monument of Marko Marulic.
Day 8: Monday: Split
After breakfast, our tour reaches its end with a transfer to Split airport.
Professional English-Speaking Local Tour Guides At Each SitE
• Transportation In A Fully Air-Conditioned, Non-Smoking Vehicle
• All transfers as mentioned
• Daily breakfast
• 2-Night Hotel Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Athens
• 1-Night Hotel Accommodation in 5* Hotel in Kalambaka
• 1-Night Hotel Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Tirana
• 1-Night Hotel Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Budva
• 1-Night Hotel Accommodation in 3* Hotel in Dubrovnik
• 1-Night Hotel Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Split