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Highlights of Classical Greece

HIGHLIGHTS

Athens | Mycenae | Olympia | Delphi | Meteora Monasteries | Thessaloniki

DURATION

8 days / 7 nights

DEPATURES

Please contact us for departure details

PRICE FROM

On request

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation at First or Tourist class hotel
  • Professional registered English speaking guide
  • Driver and a/c transportation
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals are indciated by the following code letters
  • B (Breakfast), L(Lunch) & D (Dinner)
  • Local taxes & service surcharges

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Day 1: Athens
On arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at New Hotel.

Day 2: Athens
Breakfast in hotel. Morning city tour of Athens with sightseeing and visit of Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. In the evening, make your way (walking) to Plaka with our English speaking escort for dinner at a typical Greek tavern. Return to the hotel for overnight. BD 

Day 3: Athens-Epidaurus-Mycenae-Nafplion
This morning leave Athens by the coastal road and drive north to the Corinth Canal, stopping for a short visit, then continue east to Epidaurus. The theatre of Epidavros is one of the most impressive sights in Greece, and is astonishingly well preserved. Contiue to Mycenae home of Agememnon, the ancient king, who united and commanded the Greeks during the Trojan war, the ruins of Mycenae were thought to be a myth until the excavations of Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s. The next stop will take you to the town of Nafplion., Dinner and overnight at Kyveli Suites in Nafplion.BD 

Day 4: Nafplion-Olympia
After breakfast continue onto to Olympia through the Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis & Megalopolis. Dinner and overnight Europa hotel in Olympia. BD 

Day 5: Olympia-Delphi
After breakfast visit one of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity, dedicated to the father of the gods, Zeus.  Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and also where they were first held – reputedly in 1000 BC.  Visit the stadium and the archaeological museum before proceeding to Delphi, passing by Patras and crossing by ferry to Rion-Antirio. Continue through the picturesque small Venetian town of Nafpaktos then onto Galaxidi and Itea before reaching Delphi. Dinner and overnight at Anemolia in Delphi. BD

Day 6: Delphi-Kalambaka
Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios (Treasury of the Athenians, Temple of Apollo etc.) and the Museum. Delphi was considered the place on earth where man was closest to God, it is known as the centre of worship for the God Apollo, son of Zeus who embodied moral discipline and spiritual clarity. Drive to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight at Divani hotel in Kalambaka. BD

Day 7: Kalambaka-Athens
After breakfast visit the monasteries of Meteora before returning to Athens this evening. Tour ends at New Hotel in Athens. B

Day 8: Athens
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight or port to take a ferry out to the islands. B

Please contact us or your local travel agent for prices and more details.

 

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