Classical Greece Tour from Athens

+ Add Review
Duration 📅

8 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Private

Language 🌐

English

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Inclusions

7 nights hotel accommodation
Half-day Athens sightseeing tour
All transfers as mentioned
Government hotel taxes (A special overnight tax of €3 for 4* hotels per person per night to be paid by clients directly to the hotels.)
7xBreakfast

From: $1,252.00

  Ask a Question

0
Add to compare

TripWays Offers

✔️ No Tax, No Fees
✔️ Best Rates Globally
✔️ Real-Time Prices & Booking
✔️ Book with 20% Deposit
✔️ Unlimited Date Change
✔️ 100% Refund Policy
✔️ 24/7 Customer Support


✈️ Search Flights

💎 Why we love it ?

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day at leisure. Discover the historic monuments of Athens in a half-day Athens city tour. Take a visit to Epidaurus which was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Departure for Olympia Through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis and spend a day in Olympia and discover the city highlights. Enjoy a day in Delphi which was the center of the Ancient World. And finally explore Meteora which is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos before heading back to Athens.

 

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Classical Greece Tour from Athens

Day 1Athens

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

 

Day 2Athens Half Day City Tour

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts an order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants, and taverns.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

 

Day 3Athens

Free day in Athens to stroll around the city and know better the sites and the people. Good opportunity to visit one of the famous museums like the  National Archaeological Museum or the Benaki Museum.
Use the metro not only for your transportation but also to visit the different stations to admire pieces of ancient and modern art. Not to miss the visit to Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants, and taverns.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

 

Day 4Athens – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Olympia

Leave by the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal (shortstop). Drive on and visit Epidaurus which was a small city in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary, the cult of Asclepius at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC.as well as its theatre, which is once again in use today.
The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The theatre is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permits almost perfect intelligibility of non amplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion ( shortstop) drive on to Mycenae, and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Departure for Olympia Through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Amalia Hotel or similar.

 

Day 5Olympia – Delphi

Olympia was a sanctuary of ancient Greece,  known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history.
The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos are the Temple of Hera (or Heraion / Heraeum) and the Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion, and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made. The Hippodrome and later stadium were also to the east.
To the north of the sanctuary can be found the Prytaneion and the Philippeion, as well as the array of treasuries representing the various city-states.
Olympia is also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that used to stand there, sculpted by Pheidias, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Antipater of Sidon.
Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Dinner and overnight.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Amalia Hotel or similar.

 

Day 6Delphi – Meteora

Delphi was the center of the Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Amalia Hotel or similar.

 

Day 7Meteora – Athens

Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and the Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.  The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the Leonida’s monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

 

Day 8AthensAirport

According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport

User Reviews

0.0 out of 5
0
0
0
0
0
Write a review

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Classical Greece Tour from Athens”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Terms & Conditions

Hotel change

If a hotel you request is not available we will find and suggest another selected hotel similar to the requested. The same applies to the hotels mentioned in the tour packages (the hotel will be substituted by another of the same category and level of service).

Cruise changes

Cruise lines reserve the right to change the vessels, itineraries and rates and the sequence of the events and places visited without prior notice. Shore excursions operated by cruise companies are optional unless specified as included.

Land tours

Land tours are operated by air-conditioned busses and include the services of a professional English speaking guide and the entrance fees to the archaeological sites. Most of the times guides speak in two languages.

What is included?

** Packages do not include air transportation unless specified as included.

** Meals included in each tour are clearly specified.

** All rates are expressed in Euro unless another indication exists in the specific service. All rate quotes for hotels are per room. All rates for organized tours and cruises are per person in sharing a twin room. For a single room/cabin, there is an extra charge for a hotel or cruise room.

Easytraveler.net cannot arrange for sharing accommodation.

Hotel rates are per room and come according to a number of persons sleeping in the same room: Single: 1 person, Double: 2 persons, Triple : 3 persons, Quad: 4 Persons.

For people with special needs

Local tour or cruise operators need prior notice for the participation of persons who have a physical or mental disability and need special attention and treatment. It is necessary to communicate Easytraveler.net such information at the time of booking and have acceptance of participation after sharing this information with the involved parties.

Insurance

It is strongly advised before leaving home to make travel insurance that covers cancellation charges, plain delays, trip interruption etc.

Travel documents

Valid passport or identity cards are necessary for travellers from the European Union. Valid passports for all the rest and visas for citizens from some countries are compulsory for every traveller. You can check if you need a visa by visiting the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For those needing a visa please find here the list of the authorities of the Hellenic Republic in your country. Special note for the participation in cruises to the Greek Islands and Turkey: All citizens needing a visa to enter Greece must have a multiple-entry Schengen visa.

Children rates

Children may have special discounts. Give us details when booking.

Cancellation policy

All cancellation requests must be in writing and are in effect after 24 hours after receipt. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee is due: Days Prior to Arrival Cancellation Fee
60-45 Days euro 200 per person
44-30 Days 20% of the total price
29-15 Days 35% of the total price
14-08 Days 50% of the total price
07-00 Days & Non Shows 100% of total price When a special note for cancellation policy is made at hotel reservation form this note supersedes the general cancellation policy
Tips, Taxes, Entrance fees

For programs that include Cruises with Celestyal Cruises, cancellation fees apply if the reservation is cancelled 90 days prior to arrival. No refund will be made for unused services or changes in itineraries made by clients without prior authorization. Any change required at the destination must be processed directly from your travel agency.


General Inquiries

There are no inquiries yet.

Trip Ways
Logo
Register New Account
Reset Password
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
0
Shopping cart