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Tour Overview

Take a walk where gods and goddesses once tread! Athens, the foundation of Western Civilization, invites you to explore the art, culture, religion and history of ancient Greece. Your 10-day experience will immerse you in ancient temples, theatres, stadiums, and archaeological sites where Socrates, Plato and Aristotle helped establish the foundation of the Western world. Beauty, intrigue, discovery and memories to last a lifetime are within your grasp as we guide you through Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and Santorini Island. Make your reservation today!

Itinerary

Finally, you’ve arrived in Athens! Your exploration of the ancient Greek world will begin with a friendly welcome at the airport from our representative who will transport you to your hotel. You might need a little time to settle in and relax from your flight, so take advantage of the remainder of the day to do so.

You will enjoy a hearty breakfast before being picked up from the hotel in order to take advantage of a guided tour of Athens. Your sightseeing adventure will include Athen’s House of Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Kallimarmaro (Panathenaic Stadium), the Academy of Athens, Athens University and the National Library, and the Athenian Acropolis. Your tour of the Acropolis will allow you to explore the Parthenon Temple ruins, the Temple of Athena Polias (Erechtheion), the Athena Nike Temple and the Acropolis Museum. Move at a leisurely pace and enjoy each of the sites while taking breaks throughout the day.

Your special tour will begin after breakfast. On the day’s agenda are stops at the Canal of Corinth, and then on to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, world renowned for its incredible acoustics. You will enjoy a short visit to the small town of Nafplion and a final stop in Mycenae, an ancient city with an Archeological Site and the Agamemnon’s Tomb. You will depart for Olympia where you will have dinner and stay overnight.

The archaeological site where you can explore the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Olympic Stadium, and Olympia’s Archaeological Museum will begin your day. From there, we will travel through the plains of Eliad and Achaia on our way to the Rion-Antirion cable-stayed bridge, which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. During our drive, we will pass through picturesque towns like Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea before arriving in Delphi for dinner and to spend the night.

Your day will begin at the Castalia Spring and the main archaeological site for Apollo’s Temple, the Athenian Treasury. Also a part of your day will be spent at the ancient theatre of Delphi, the Delphi Stadium and the Delphi Archaeological museum, which houses the bronze statue of the Charioteer and the well-known statue of Antinoos. We will depart from Delphi for Kalambaka to finish the day with dinner and an overnight stay.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in your hotel before we set off for Meteora. More than 20 rock monasteries, precariously built on the towering sandstone cliffs of Meteora or built inside naturally formed caves, are prominent features of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Eleventh-century hermits lived in these monasteries, which later provided sanctuary for monks hoping to escape the bloodshed that occurred during the fall of the Roman Empire. The historical and religious treasures clinging to a foothold between earth and sky are a fitting conclusion to your journey. In the early evening, we will head back to Athens.

We will transport you to the port of Piraeus in the morning. We will board the ferry to Santorini Island. The trip takes nearly five hours, so once you arrive, we’ll take you to your hotel where you can give your sea legs a needed break and spend the rest of your day getting to know the stunning beauty of the island.

This will be a day of leisure, allowing you to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Santorini, marvel at the white-washed houses and soak in the atmosphere and ethereal glow of the world’s most romantic sunsets.

After breakfast, you will want to linger, saying your farewells to the island while walking the paths of Fira and purchasing keepsakes, souvenirs and postcards to memorialize your stay. At midday we will make our way to the port for the ferry ride back to Piraeus port. From the port, we’ll take you back to the hotel in Athens.

After your final overnight stay in Athens, our representative will make sure that you make it back to the airport in time for your departure flight, wishing you well and inviting you to come visit us again.

Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.

3 Star Hotels: Athenian Montaza / Dave Red / Crystal City Or Similar

4 Star Hotels: Athenaeum Hotels / Athens Avenue / Brown Acropol / Lighthouse / Kubic / President / Stanley Or Similar

3 Star Hotels: Hermes Or Similar

4 Star Hotels: Amalia Delphi Or Similar

3 Star Hotels: Orfeas Or Similar

4 Star Hotels: Grand Meteora / Amalia Or Similar

3 Star Hotels: Golden Star / Sunrise / Zephyros / Caldera Romantica / Hotel 28 / Santellini / Sigalas / Mathios Village / Sunshine Or Similar

4 Star Hotels: Aegean Plaza / Rose Bay / El Greco / Santorini Palace / Strogili / Kallos Imar / Goulielmos Or Similar

Additional Information

Accommodation

  • 9 Nights hotel accommodation in Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Santorini at 3 Star or 4 Star Hotels

Experiences

  • Half day Athens sightseeing Tour, English Speaking Guide / SIC Basis
  • 4-day Classical Tour including a visit to Meteora on half board basis / SIC Basis
  • Ferry tickets Piraeus-Santorini (07:25-14:50) / Santorini-Piraeus (15:30-23:15) / Economy class
  • Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours

Meals

  • Daily Breakfast

Transport

  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure
  • All transfers as mentioned in the program
  • Ferry tickets Piraeus-Santorini (07:25-14:50) / Santorini-Piraeus (15:30-23:15) / Economy class

Not Included

  • Drinks on meals
  • Porterage at airport
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Any Insurance
  • Any Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included
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Duration
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