Classical Greece with Athens and Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora
Departures every Friday
Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this tour of Athens plus a 4-day classical tour. With this unique tour visit and enjoy UNESCO'S world heritage sites. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – four of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora.
Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thission, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center)
Meteora (monasteries, cave of Theopetra)
Delphi (Oracle of Delphi, Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum, Ancient Theatre)
Olympia (Ancient stadium, Olympic Museum, Temple of Zeus, Archaeological Museum)
Epidaurus (Ancient Theatre, Asklipio)
Mycenae (Palace, Door of Lions, Cyclopean Walls)
Roundtrip - Classical Greece: Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Meteora | 8 Days / 7 Nights
The earth that gave birth to many aspects of the present civilization: Medicine, Philosophy, Theater, the Olympic Games. Discover the treasures of our country.
The great sites of ancient civilization.
Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thiseion, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center). Delphi (Apollo sanctuary and archaeological museum). Olympia (the sanctuary with the temple of Zeus and the ancient stadium, the archaeological museum). Epidaurus (the sanctuary of Asclepios with the ancient theater of Epidaurus). Mycenae (Palace, Door of the lions, cyclopean walls and the Treasury of Atreus). The Meteora monasteries.
> DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens. Arrival at Athens airport - Transfer to your hotel in Athens - Free afternoon - Overnight at the hotel. Take a walk to enjoy Athens by night.
> DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens. Depart for a half-day visit of Athens. Visit of Acropolis and Panoramic tour of the city by bus. During this route you can admire the different contrasts offered to visitors of Athens. You will visit the city center,the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The Parliament and Neoclassical buildings, Avenue Venizelos (the Academy, the University and the National Library). On the way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then you will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of our time were held in 1896 (short stop). In the Acropolis you can admire the masterpieces of the golden age of Athens, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and finally “the harmony between spirit and matter”, the Parthenon. Then you will visit the impressive sculptures, which adorned the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion (with Caryatids) and of course the Parthenon. - Back to hotel - Afternoon free -Overnight
> DAY 3 | Free Day Enjoy your day by strolling along Plaka (the old Athenian quartier) with its narrow streets, which are full of traditional restaurants where you can taste typical dishes of Greek cuisine, the famous drink “ouzo” and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant neighborhood.
> DAY 4 | Athens - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia. Departure from Athens, we travel along the coast to the Corinth Canal (shortstop). We continue to Epidaurus and visit the theater, known for its excellent acoustics. Depart for Nafplion (short stop), continue to Mycenae, visit the Citadel and the tomb of Agamemnon and depart for Olympia, across the Peloponnese. Arrive for dinner and overnight.
> DAY 5 | Olympia - Delphi. Visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games (Museum - Archaeological Site). Departure for Delphi, crossing the plains of Ilia and Achaia and reaching the large bridge of Rio, which connects the Peloponnese with mainland Greece (Antirio) through Lepanto and other picturesque towns. Arrive for dinner and overnight.
> DAY 6 | Delphi - Meteora.Visit Delphi (Museum and Archaeological site). Departure for Kalambaka, situated at the foot of Meteora, an amazing and unique scenery in the world. Arrive for dinner and overnight.
> DAY 7 | Meteora – Athens. Visit Meteora and the monasteries, which are unique monuments of Byzantine art. Return to Athens passing by Trikala and Thermopylae with a small stop at the monument of King Leonidas. Arrival late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
> DAY 8 | Athens. Departure. Transfer to Athens airport for the departure - Assistance to boarding.
The price includes:
The price does not include:
Possibility to extend your stay in Greece with:
A: a 3 or 4 day cruise in the Greek islands
B: a mini roundtrip to Cyclades