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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Step back in time on this 4-day Classical Greece tour from Athens, seeing all the top attractions that date back to this fascinating era. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – four of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora.

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

Day 1: Athens - Corinth Canal - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nauplia (D)
Leave Athens behind and head west to Corinth Canal - your first stop of the day! Linking the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, the canal is narrow, and the ancient ships that once passed through have been replaced with bungee jumpers. After exploring, continue on to Mycenae for a 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 Archeological 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 country’s 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 archeological digs 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an amazing addition to an REI hiking trip I had planned for myself and a friend...Emilous was a tremendous guide and we were so glad we took the full four day tour. Highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome trip. Everything was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The Tour Guide and Bus Driver were just great as was the accommodation provided. It was an educational and enjoyable 4 days. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very nice tour. I've already recommended it to my friends. Our guide Stathis was very knowlegable and a good sense of humor. Driver Anesti was also great. We arrived back to Athens duirng meeting in Syntagma square and bus couldn't get us directly to the hotel. Our tour guide persinally took us to the hotel by subway and ensured we got there safely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

DO this tour! If you are short on time and want to see as many historical/mythological sites outside of Athens as you can, this is a great tour to do. They cover the major sites and the guide we had, Calliope, was very passsionate and knowledgeable about the history and the mythologies of Greece.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour! A wonderful experience, excellent hotels, food and marvellous guides.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The 4 days Classical Tour was Excellent. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in exploring beautiful Greece.

Tour guide Irene was excellent, caring and knowledgeable. She made this trip memorable. The driver George was an excellent driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Hotels were top notch, Joy the guide was very knowledgeable, clear and welcoming. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable about Greek history, the background stories to the ruins we visited, Greek topography . . . you name it. Soft ironic touch, excellent voice. The sites themselves are well worth the time and bus-riding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This Tour was fantastic and the price was very reasonable. The trip covered so many amazing sites and the Tour Guide, Dimitra, was very knowledgable about them all. The Bus Driver, Alex, made sure we were in the right place at the right time, as well as driving very safely. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you.

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