Day 1 – Athens
Arrival in Athens and check-in to the hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2 – Athens
After breakfast, you will commence your guided Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour which will give you an overall view of Athens and its monuments with the highlight of the tour being a visit to the world famous ancient Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. Afterwards, you will be taken back to your hotel where you will have the afternoon & evening free to wander around this magnificent city on your own. Overnight.
Day 3 – Athens
Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel and the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own or visit the museums. Overnight.
Day 4 – Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia
After breakfast at your hotel, you will commence your 4 Day Classical Tour. From Athens, you will drive to the Corinth Canal for a quick photo stop. From here, you will continue onto Epidaurus for a short visit before making your way to the town of Nafplion marveling at its Venetian fortress. Your next stop will be Mycenae, where you will have a guided tour of the archaeological site, including the tomb of Agamemnon. Free time is allocated for lunch before arriving in Olympia. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 5 – Olympia, Patra, Nafpaktos, Arachova, Delphi
After breakfast, you will meet up with your guide and continue your 3 Day Classical Tour with a visit to the archaeological site of Olympia marveling at the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic Flame, the Stadium and the museum. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive via Patra, then along the coastal road passing the city of Nafpaktos before arriving in the picturesque mountain village of Arachova where will have free time at leisure. At the specified time, meet back up with your guide and continue to Delphi. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 6 – Delphi, Kalambaka
After breakfast, you will enjoy a full morning exploring the impressive archaeological site of Delphi, once considered the center of the earth and universe, today famous for its theater, the Temple of Apollo and the ancient ruins. After lunch, drive to Kalambaka via picturesque villages of Central Greece. Dinner & Overnight.
Day 7 – Kalambaka, Meteora, Athens
After breakfast, leave for nearby Meteora to visit the Byzantine Monasteries. Precariously hanging over the sinister abysses, these unworldly hermitages compose one of the most breathtaking sites on the earth. Of the 24 monasteries built through the years only 5 are still inhabited and can be visited: Great Meteora, Varlaam, Aghia Triada, San Stefano and Roussanou (the last 2 are run by nuns). You will visit 2-3 monasteries and see the priceless historical and religious treasures they contain. Return to Athens passing the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae. Overnight.
Day 8 – Athens
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the airport.
This 8 Day/7 Night tour incorporates a guided tour of Athens and a 4 Day Classical Tour and is fully inclusive of the following:
*Rates are per person sharing a Double room in the hotel category chosen