Classic Greece tour

Classic Greece tour

Tour Experience

Great cultural tour of Greece including Athens, Nafplion, Olympia & Delphi

Available

Every Saturday, April to October

Location

Athens, Nafplion, Olympia & Delphi

This short 6-day Greece tour provides a great introduction to Athens and some of the surrounding highlights from ancient Greek history. We start with a tour of Athens itself, taking in the ancient sites of the Acropolis and some of modern Athens below as well. Next we head west towards Mycenea with several stops and some scenic coastal scenery along the way. Our guide will provide explanations about Greek history and mythology, relating them to the places you're visiting. Its an amazing feeling seeing the actual places where heroes and heroines from mythology played out their stories.
Our next stop is Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics and more ancient sites, before we head back towards Athens with a stop to tour the temples and ruins at Delphi on the way.

This is a small-group tour that runs weekly all year round, staying in comfortable hotels at around the 4-star level. We can also arrange the tour privately if you would prefer not to join a group.

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INCLUDED

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary in approx. 4-star level hotels
  • All transport and transfers in AC non-smoking vehicles
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a professsional local tour guide for all sightseeing tours
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (5 breakfasts)
  • Tipping kitty (except driver & guide)

EXCLUDED

  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees (if applied)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to sites visited (allow approx. EUR 56)
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Optional tours
  • Any other items not mentioned above

PACKAGE DETAILS

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive in Athens, transfer to hotel

On your arrival in Athens airport (ATH) our representative will be greet you and transfer you to your hotel in the centre of the city. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and have a first look around. Extra nights in the Athens hotel are available on request.
OVERNIGHT:
Athens hotel
EXTRAS:
Extra day in Athens – pre-tour, Single Room Supplement (GRSGCG)

DAY 2: Athens, city tour

Our tour of Athens starts this morning at the Panathenaikon (Kallimarmaro) Stadium where we’ll learn about the first Olympic Games of the modern era which were held here in 1896. Continuing on we make several other stops to see more of ancient and modern Athens, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament building, memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and Constitution Square (Syntagma).
In the afternoon we head to one of the most important and famous ancient sites in the world, the Acropolis, which sits on top of a rocky hill overlooking the city, providing great views. You’ll see the temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, which formed a symbolic entrance to the city. You’ll also tour the Temple of Nike, the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon, and see the original home of the marble sculptures removed by Lord Elgin that are now held in the British Museum in London. While at the Acropolis you’ll also visit the impressive museum, the towering entrance of Propylaea, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of the Athene Nike.
OVERNIGHT:
Athens hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 3: Olympia via Mycenae, Palamidi fortress & Epidaurus

We leave Athens early this morning and cross the Corinth Canal en-route to the UNESCO WOrld Heritage Site of Mycenai. Here we’ll see the home of mythical Agamemnon, the Lions gate, royal tombs and the Cyclopean walls. After touring these sites with our guide we head on to Nafplion which was the first capital of Greece in the region of Argolis. The picturesque town here nestles at the foot of a cliff with the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress towering above. Finally we’ll visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus which is famous for its acoustics, before arriving in Olympia in the evening.
OVERNIGHT:
Olympia hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 4: Olympia, drive to Delphi

Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, which are thought to have begun here in 776 BC as part of a religious festival in honour of the king of the gods, Zeus. We’ll visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and learn more about the games’ history, taking in the Temple of Zeus and Hera, the Stadium, the altar of the Olympic flame, and the museum which hosts and impressive statue of Hermes of Praxiteles.
Later in the afternoon we leave Olympia and head north over the Rio-Antirio Bridge to Delphi.
OVERNIGHT:
Delphi hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 5: Delphi, return to Athens

Delphi was once considered the centre of the ancient world and we’ll tour a range of sites here including the remains of the Temple of Apollo which are remarkably well preserved. We also take in the Temple of Athena, the Oracle of Delhpi and the Castalian Spring before you can explore the Archaeological Museum of Delphi which hosts some of ancient Greece’s best remaining masterpieces such as Eniochos the bronze Charioteer. Finally we return back to Athens in the afternoon for your final evening.
OVERNIGHT:
Athens hotel
MEALS:
Breakfast

DAY 6: Athens, transfer to airport

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning and your time is free for some final exploring of Athens, or souvenir shopping at your leisure before we transfer you back to the airport for your departure. Extra nights in the Athens hotel are available on request.
OVERNIGHT:
N/A
MEALS:
Breakfast
EXTRAS:
Extra day in Athens – post-tour

DURATION

6 days

Price

A$1377

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