Book by June 30, 2016 and you will enjoy First Class Accommodation for the price of Tourist Class Accommodation
- 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.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- MeteoraPhoto by: Stephen W
- Ancient OlympiaPhoto by: Anonymous
- MeteoraPhoto by: Dr Kladis
- Sanctuary of Athena PronoiaPhoto by: Dr Kladis
- The Theater and Temple of ...Photo by: Dr Kladis
- Temple of HeraPhoto by: Dr Kladis
- The PhillipeionPhoto by: Dr Kladis
- Tomb of AtreusPhoto by: Dr Kladis
- Theater at EpidaurusPhoto by: Dr Kladis
- OlympiaPhoto by: Matteah H
- DelphiPhoto by: Matteah H
- Tresury of AtreusPhoto by: Matteah H
- DelphiPhoto by: Kevin F
- TholosPhoto by: Kevin F
- Great ViewPhoto by: Kevin F
- MeteoraPhoto by: Kevin F
- The ArchbishopPhoto by: Kevin F
- Olympic ArchPhoto by: cthurk
- Anne and Tom at the Lion Gate ...Photo by: Thomas C
- Insightful Information!Photo by: Peter W
What You Can Expect
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Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, the canal is very narrow, and the ancient ships that once passed through it have been replaced by bungee jumpers.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.
What a great way to see the country. We loved this tour and would recommend it to everyone!
The four days of this trip were among our best days in Greece. The sites we visited, our very knowledgeable guide Joy, and our expert driver all made it unforgettable. We really recommend this tour, however, wish they had a non-young-baby policy. There was a 14 month old that screamed and cried a lot as his family dragged him around Greece. Other than that, it was definitely worth doing.
We had an excellent guide, doing her job with love.
Excellent tour. Very well organised and really knowledgeable guide Stassis/Eustace . There is quite a lot of driving unavoidably , but there are plenty of rest stops and plenty of time visiting the sites. We stopped at good reasonably priced and efficient restaurants for lunch ... the best being the family restaurant at Kalambakka on the last day which served delicious food you chose yourself from the kitchen. Hotels all Amalia were good and checking in/out again extremely efficient. The only possible slight criticism I would make was on the first day ... we were picked up from the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens at 7:30 am as arranged , and after spending 45 minutes in the coach arrived back at our hotel to pick up two more people! However this really was the only glitch in an otherwise faultless operation! We had a nice group of just 19 people and the weather was perfect for sightseeing... it did rain quite a bit one evening but fortunately we were in the coach and then in the hotel , and the sun shone again the following morning. It was definitely worth going to Meteora on the last day even though it did add to the total distance . I would thoroughly recommend this trip.
Excellent, very good guide and driver. Well organized.
Sights amazing. Tour guide first rate. Well organized, excellent tour!
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.
It was excellent!
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.
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.