Tour code: 31409A

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Explore the rich history of Classical Greece on a 3-day tour departing from Athens. Led by an expert guide, see UNESCO-listed sites such as the Sanctuary of Asklepios and discover the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Venture out on daytime excursions to Olympia, Delphi and Epidaurus with your historian guide before enjoying your evenings in relaxed, 3- or 4-star accommodations, depending on your preference.

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

Visit the three most important archaeological sites from Classical Greece on this 3-day tour and deepen your knowledge of the region's fascinating history. See the Itinerary section below for more details on each day.

Itinerary

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)
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

Margaret D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Knowledgeable guide. Landscape in Peloppenises is great. Fun to see and hear about sites were have heard about in school and readings.

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I wish I could give this tour 10 stars--it was just brilliant! We got to see so much and the guide took such good care of us! I am incredibly satisfied with having done this trip and got to really enjoy history with Greece and fun sites. Highly highly recommended!

Marianne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent. Our tourist guide was very good. Off Peak season is the best time to see the sites because of less people and not scorching hot weather. Advice to those who will take this tour: be prepared to walk and hike mountains. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. It was one of the best tours I had.

BRUCE R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Brilliant tour. Wonderful guide who had all the knowledge of Classical Greece. Stayed at great hotels and good dinners. Could not fault this tour. A must for all lovers of the classical Greece.

Francis Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guide and good driver. The tour is very well organize and the hotels are very comfortable.

Jolanta C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a great guide and an excellent driver. The trip is properly planned, everything is thought about. Thank you very much for great experience, we are sure to travel with you again!

JOHN G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour guide was wonderful. Perfect classic addition to Athens.

Martin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent guide. Great meals and hotels. Sites were the perfect choice for such a limited time trip. No complaints!

hooke.eavan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide, Joy, was very knowledgable, well organized and delightful. I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see and learn about classical Greece.

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great bus, nice group, plenty of time for bio-breaks, and Eirene was a wonderful tour leader.

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