Greek Classical Tour Escorted Vacation


Begin your journey in Athens where you will depart from en route to Olympia, home of the modern Olympic games. En route you will see the Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion and the plains of Argos. You will have a chance to stop in Mycenae to see the Tomb of Agamemnon, Tripolis and Megalopolis. Arrive in Olympia and visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zues before continuing to Delphi. En route to this ancient city you will see the Corinthian Bay and pass over the Antirion Bridge. Arrive in Delphi and visit its many archaeological sites and museums before visiting the unearthly town of Kalambaka at the foot of the Meteora Monasteries. Return to Athens with a stop at the monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae.

 ESCORTED VACATION – This escorted tour is operated locally in English . Scheduled departures - 4-day/3-night escorted tour of mainland Greece visiting Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, 3 dinners, pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels in Athens, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach

Excludes

  • Porterage; one luggage per person
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Athens – Olympia

Depart from Athens this morning and drive past the Corinth Canal. Visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. After a short stop in Nafplion, drive through the plain of Argos and arrive in Mycenae. Visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. In the afternoon, depart for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games. On the way you will pass the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Spend the night in Olympia. (D)

Day

2

Olympia – Delphi

In the morning, visit the sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus, the stadium, and the archaeological museum. Then drive to Rion and cross the Corinthian Bay on the new, "state of art" suspended bridge, considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe, to Antirion. Continue along the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. You will spend the night in Delphi. (B,D)

Day

3

Delphi – Meteora

Enjoy a morning visit of the spectacular Delphi archaeological site and its museum. Continue via Central Greece to Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic rocks and crowned by the Meteora Monasteries. You will spend the night in Kalambaka. (B,D)

Day

4

Meteora – Athens

In the morning visit the Meteora Monastaries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures and standing suspended between earth and sky, on top of granite rocks. In the afternoon, depart for Athens, passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae. Arrive in Athens around 7 pm. (B)