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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)

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Visit the three most important archaeological sites from the Classical Greece period on this 3-day tour of Greece from Athens! Traveling with a knowledgeable local guide, passionate about Greek history, your tour includes excursions to Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi, with overnight accommodation in your choice of 3- or 4-star hotels. See UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments, like the Sanctuary of Asklepios, and explore the incredible Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Highlights

  • 3-day Greece tour focusing on archaeological sites that date back to the Classical Greece period
  • Visit three important archaeological sites: Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
  • Explore Delphi Archaeological Museum at leisure and see exciting artifacts like the Charioteer of Delphi
  • Overnight accommodation in centrally located, 3- or 4-star hotels
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A passionate local guide shares intriguing facts about Greek art and history as you tour top archaeological sites, including the the stadium where the ancient Olympic Games took place.

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

Day 1: Athens Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nauplia (D)
Set off from Athens in the morning and head along the mainland coast to Corinth Canal by coach. Linking the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth, the canal is steep-sided and narrow, making it a favorite spot for thrill-seeking bungee jumpers. After stopping to see this impressive canal, your tour continues to the seaside town of Nauplia for a walk, and then continue by coach to Mycenae for a walking tour of its archaeological site. Learn about the Classical Greece era from your guide, hearing tales of the period’s strong influence on the Roman Empire. Here, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, the archaeological site of Epidaurus. Enjoy a guided tour around its evocative ruins, and see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.

Enjoy your evening in Nauplia at leisure after dinner in your hotel.

Overnight: Amalia (4-star hotel) in Nauplia

Day 2: Nauplia Olympia – Antirion – Delphi (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then meet your guide for a morning tour of Olympia’s archaeological site. In the times of Classical Greece, the site attracted pilgrims who gathered around the Atlis (Sanctuary of the Gods) to worship the Greek god Zeus. See fascinating ruins like the Stadium of Olympia, where Greece’s ancient Olympic Games took place.

After spending your morning in Olympia, and perhaps taking lunch at leisure, hop back on board your coach for the drive to Antirion, passing Patras on the way. Cross over the incredible Rion-Antirion Bridge – considered an architectural icon of 21st-century Greece – and then relax at leisure in Antirion and the nearby town of Nafpaktos. Your day of exploring finishes with a relaxing meal in your Delphi hotel.

Overnight: Parnassos or Hermes (3-star), or Amalia (4-star) in Delphi

Day 3: Delphi -- Athens (B, D)
Set off early with your friendly guide to explore Delphi’s archaeological site – one of the most important in Europe. As you walk around this intriguing UNESCO World Heritage site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena and the Temple of Apollo.

In the late morning visit Delphi Archaeological Museum to see countless numbers of artifacts and relics – many of them dating back to 15th-century BC. As you walk ‘round at leisure, look out for must-see pieces including the Charioteer of Delphi, the Sphinx of Naxos and the marble statue of Antonius (a beloved friend of Emperor Hadrian).

After enjoying lunch at leisure in Delphi, you’ll return to Athens by coach, arriving in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

i love this tour. it was a great experience and the historical sights and knowledge that i learned was great. i wish i could saw more. the towns that we visited was also great to see. the tour guide was very good at her job

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent. Greeks are known for hospitality.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really enjoyed the highlights. Relaxed pace for the day. Just enough time at each place. Tour guide was very knowledgable and informative. We heard lots of tidbits, stories, and histories on the bus on the way to places. Hotel in Olympia was pretty deserted and I would not have called it 4-star. One in Delphi was better. Would do a tour with the local tour company again. Well-run operation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Thanks to our guide, Joy, Ancient Greece and it's history came alive. We loved the sites, meals, accomodations, but most importantly Joy's enthusiasm and passion. Thanks, Scotty, Pat and Alex

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was incredible. I wish our tour guide had been nicer, but at least she was very knowledgable. The hotels got better and better during the course of the tour. Overall, the best part of our trip to Greece!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour is very complete. You get to see the most important archeological sites of ancient Greece! We loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good guide, and you see all the most famous sights.
In my opinion there was too much driving, but if you want to see all the famous sights in 3 days, there would be no other way. You also learn a lot more about the sights than you would have if you just went there by yourself. We always had enough time to explore the sight or museum by ourselfs after the guided tour. If you didn't want to join the guided tour, she also always gave us the time when the bus would continue our tour, so just in case someone wanted to explore it by him/herself, you could easily do that.Our guide knew so much about the greek history and mythology and got our whole group interested and excided about it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide Joy was very good. She was very well informed on the history and mythology of the area and always pleasant and helpful to every member of the group. We would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was great. Very good guide. Just wish we had more time to wander the sites with less time in museums.

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