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Glories of Greece

8days/7 nights

Itinerary:

Sunday

Day 1 

Arrival in Athens International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Athens. Overnight Athens.

Monday

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal. short stop to take photos. Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight and dinner in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.

Tuesday

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Dinner and Overnight.

Wednesday

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Dinner and Overnight in Kalambaka

Thursday

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida's Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening. Overnight Athens

Friday

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have the opportunity to meet Athens. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Overnight Athens

Saturday

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel. Free Day OR optional 1day Cruise with lunch on board. Overnight Athens

Sunday

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Athens International Airport

Operation dates: Arrival in Athens on Mondays (January to December)

Tour starts/ends: Athens

Rates include:

  • 4nights accommodation in Athens on BB as per itinerary

  • 1night accommodation in Olympia on HB basis

  • 1night accommodation in Delphi on HB basis

  • 1night accommodation in Kalambaka on HB basis

  • Organized 4day Classical tour which includes bilingual official guide (English & French) & entrance fees to the sites

  • Organized city tour of Athens which includes bilingual official guide (English & French) & entrance fees to Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum

  • Free pick up & drop off by bus from the hotel OR nearby meeting points (during the city tour of Athens and the tour to Olympia-Delphi and Meteora)

  • VAT

  • Local Taxes

Rates do not include:

  • Hotel Accommodation Tax, paid directly to each hotel

  • Optional 1day Cruise with lunch including Free pick up & drop off by bus from the hotel OR nearby meeting points

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • Whatever in not included on “Rates include” column

Notes:

  • In case of fuel increase more than $60 per brent barrel, we reserve the right to adjust rates accordingly

  • In case of early departure, breakfast service might not be available (depending on each hotel)

  • We reserve the right to correct any incorrect information due to human, typographical or technical error

Cancellation Policy:

  • Reservation may be cancelled without cancellation fees 7days prior to arrival

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