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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:4 days (approx.)

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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Book and travel by March 31, 2016 and you will enjoy First Class Accommodation for the price of Tourist Class Accommodation

Delve into Greece’s rich history on this 4-day tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi; and pay a visit to Meteora to explore its spectacular rocktop monasteries. Take a guided walking tour at each site to learn about its past, and visit other interesting sights, such as the Corinth Canal. 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, and coach transport are included. Different from many ancient Greece tours for including a trip to medieval Meteora, this is great for all history buffs!

Highlights

  • 4-day Greece tour of Classical Greece attractions
  • See four UNESCO World Heritage Sites with an expert guide
  • Explore important archeological sites at Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi
  • Stroll through the Delphi Archeological Museum and see relics like the Sphinx of Naxos
  • Visit monasteries at the rock towers of Meteora
  • Overnight accommodation in centrally located 3- or 4-star hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Become totally immersed in history and Greek legend. You'll have ample free time at world-renowned archaeological sites.

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

Epidaurus, Greece

Explore five of Greece’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient and medieval treasures on this 4-day tour from Athens, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.

Hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned coach in central Athens, and travel first to the Corinth Canal before visiting the classical sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus in the northern Peloponnese. Then, spend the next three days exploring three more of Greece's historical highlights: Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.

Enjoy an informative guided walking tour at each site, and enjoy free time for lunch at your own expense each day, as well as free time each evening to spend as you wish. Your tour includes your choice of 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation for the three nights of your trip, daily breakfasts and dinners, and transport throughout on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens - Corinth Canal - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nauplia (D)
Leave Athens behind and head west to the Corinth Canal - your first stop of the day! Linking the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, the canal is very narrow, and the ancient ships that once passed through it have been replaced by bungee jumpers. After exploring, continue to Mycenae for a guided walking tour. Learn about the development of classical Greek culture as you walk through this fascinating archeological site.

After lunch (own expense) in Mycenae, travel to Epidaurus for a tour of its archaeological site, stopping to see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (shrine to the Greek god of medicine). Contine to Nauplia - a pretty seaport town - where you'll have the evening to spend at leisure.

Overnight: Amalia (4-star hotel) in Nauplia

Day 2: Nauplia - Olympia - Antirion - Delphi (B, D)
After breakfast, set off with your guide by luxury coach, and visit the archaeological Site of Olympia. Home to the Atlis (Sanctuary of the Gods), the site was a mecca for ancient Greeks who came here to worship Zeus. See incredible ruins like the Stadium of Olympia, where the first ancient Olympic Games were held.

In the afternoon, board your coach for a scenic drive to Antirion, passing the towns of Patras. Cross over the Rion-Antirion Bridge - considered a landmark of 21st-century Greece - and then sightsee independently in Antirion and the nearby town of Nafpaktos. Finish your day with a relaxing meal at your hotel in Delphi.

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

Day 3: Delphi - Kalambakka (B, D)
Rise early and meet your guide to explore Delphi - one of the most important archaeological treasures in Europe. As you walk around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena.

Head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum and encounter numerous artifacts and relics that date back to 15th century BC. Watch out for the Charioteer of Delphi and the intriguing Sphinx of Naxos. After spending most of your day in Delphi, head to Kalambakka by coach, traveling through the eye-catching towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and then relax at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star or 3-star hotel in central Kalambakka

Day 4: Kalambakka - Meteora - Athens (B)
Leave your hotel to visit the rock towers of Meteora - incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries. With your guide, make your way up the walking trails to visit these monasteries, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views from the top.

After spending the morning exploring Meteora, head back to Athens by coach, stopping in the town of Thermopylae and at Kamena Voural hot springs. Arrive back in Athens at approximately 7pm.

Customer Reviews

Mark D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent, very good guide and driver. Well organized.

Glen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Sights amazing. Tour guide first rate. Well organized, excellent tour!

Nikhil N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour. Our guide, Stassis/ Eustace was a veritable fountain of knowledge on Greek history, and kept us engrossed with his tales, infused with a very subtle and contemporary sense of humour. The hotels we stayed in were excellent, both in terms of location and facilities provided, as well as the cuisine. Enjoyed some local cuisine at the various restaurants we stopped at for lunch. A truly unforgettable experience.

anamariapereiracasti ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was excellent!

Temay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a very well organized tour that took us to visit key centers of Greek ancient cultural history.
The trip was made extraordinary thanks to our tour guide, Lila with her very special humor. We stayed in Amalia hotels on all three nights. The breakfast and dinner buffets were very good, although we think the best is still the Amalia in Athens. By driving in a bus we could see the beautiful panoramic seas, the Ionian on the west, and the Aegean on the east of Athens. We recommend very good walking shoes to climb up to see the ancient monuments in Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka. We also recommend bringing tissue papers because Kalambaka nunnery has extremely clean squat toilets with water but no Tpaper.

Anita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing tour of Ancient Greece with the best guide that one could have asked for. She was very passionate and had thorough knowledge of Greece history which added to the charm in every place. We got excellent food along the way and the hotels were excellent with amazing views/décor and free wifi. All the places were very impressive - Stadium of Olympia, theatre at Epidaurus, sunset at Delphi and the incredible monasteries and views at Meteora were my favorites. The countryside was also amazing throughout the trip and the guide alerted us to spectacular views. We were a group of about 24 in a bus and got along great with each other. However, the bus got full in the last day and less enjoyable in several ways - a minor setback in an otherwise awesome tour. One thought to offset this setback is to limit the number in the bus.


Glad to have picked the 4-day tour instead of the 3-day tour as you do not want to miss out Meteora.

Gerard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Simply brilliant tour, super guide and driver worked to make this a superbly informative and enjoyable trip.
A highlight? Possibly Mycenae stands out as the best among equals, but the museum at Delphi is astonishing and so is much else.....

Jonathon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great Tour!

Gary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide George was a great wealth of information about Greece, both classical and modern.

He is a great guy.

Dr Kladis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing and well worth the money spent. Our tour guide, Hara and bus driver Alekos were two wonderful people. Hara was a font of knowledge who shared many stories relating to the history, geography as well as myths and legends of the sites we visited. Though some days were very long i thought we spent a good deal of time visiting the archaeological sites and museums. The highlight for me was visiting two of the Holy Monasteries in the Meteora Great Meteoron and St. Stephan. The Meteora were just amazing and though the visibility was diminished due to morning fog, made the visit even more magical. Highly recommend this tour and any others offered by Viator. Great stuff.

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