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Athens/Classical Greece Tour tour - 7 Days

Greek journey is a real classic.

Tour Prices

4* Accommodation
fr £767pp

5* Accommodation
fr £877pp

Valid between:

  • 01/11/2017 - 31/03/2018

Rates based on twinshare

Price includes

  • 3 Nights accommodation in Athens plus breakfast
  • All transfers in Athens by private vehicle
  • Organized 4 Days/3 Nights Classical tour
  • Classical tour includes breakfast and dinner
  • Organized 1/2 Day Athens City tour
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Organized Cape Sounion tour in the afternoon
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes and services

Not included

  • Flights

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

Athens has always been regarded as the cradle of civilisation, and on this Classical Greece tour, which begins and ends in this wonderful capital city, you get to see just why. As well as visiting all the ancient and historic sites in the city you will travel to Olympia to see the birthplace of the Olympic Games and to the archaeological highlights around Delphi. Then its on to the central area of the country, considered the most beautiful part of mainland Greece.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Athens

Welcome to Greece! Your driver will be waiting for you at Athens airport to take you to your hotel in the city. Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments. In 1834, it became the capital of the Modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax or explore on your own.

Day 2: Athens

After breakfast at the hotel you are picked up for a tour during which you will see the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Expert guides will take you to see all the famous buildings and monuments and at the Acropolis you see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age, including the Parthenon. In the afternoon you are taken on a drive along the scenic coastal road to Cape Sounion which is only 45 miles from Athens. The Cape’s Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea.

Day 3: Athens - Olympia

Today after breakfast you leave the city and on the way to your next destination make a short stop at the Corinth Canal. Then continue driving on to Epidavrus where you have time to visit the ancient theatre. Next stop is Nafplia, then it's on across the plain of Argos to Mycenae. Here you have the opportunity to visit the archaeological site and the tomb of Agamemnon. After a great day's sightseeing you then arrive at Olympia and check into your hotel.

Day 4: Olympia - Delphi

One of the highlights of your classical Greece tour today when you visit the archaeological site of Olympia with the Temple of Zeus, the altar of the Olympic flame, where the flame is traditionally lit by the sun's rays for every modern Games, and the stadium and museum. Then drive via Patras to Rion, crossing the channel on the “state of the art” new suspended bridge and in the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova. Finally drive on to Delphi and your next hotel.

Day 5: Delphi - Kalambaka

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Delphi then visit the famous archaeological site and the museum. If the ancient Greeks hadn’t chosen Delphi as their navel of the Earth and built the Sanctuary of Apollo here, someone else would have thought of a good reason to make this eagle’s-nest town a tourist attraction. Its cliff-side location is spectacular and the whole area has a truly special feel. After spending most of a memorable day here you drive on through central Greece for your next destination, the town of Kalambaka.

Day 6: Kalambaka - Athens

Leave your hotel in Kalambaka after breakfast for nearby Meteora to visit the monasteries built on top of rock towers and providing fantastic views over the plain. Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece, and one of the country’s most unique attractions. Then on the way back to Athens you can visit a factory of Byzantine style icons before stopping at the heroic monument of Leonidas, King of Sparta, in Thermopylae. Overnight in Athens.

Day 7: Depart Athens

Today your wonderful tour of classical Greece comes to an end. Possibly time for some more sightseeing or last minute shopping for souvenirs in the city before being picked up from your hotel and driven to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey back home having seen so many of the wonders that make up the country's ancient civilisations.