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Classical Greece

Beautiful scenery, ancient times, greek gods and so much more!

It's time to discover classical Greece with an 8 day tour, packed to the brim with guided tours, scenery and culture, as well as the traditional Greek Tavernas offering you culinary delights along the way.  Enjoy this classical treasure as history unfolds before your eyes with historical sites, ancient buildings and treasures combined with magnificent views of the coastline. 

Sample itinerary

Day Day by Day
1 Arrive in Athens, where transfers will be ready to take you to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure, why not explore Athens in preparation for tomorrow's trip?
2 After breakfast, your morning will be spent on a guided, walking, sight-seeing tour of Athens incorporating The Acropolis - the centre of ritual and ceremony, Agora - the market place and once the hub of commercial, political and social life, Constitution Square and the Acropolis Museum. After lunch it's a visit to Sounion, a dramatic temple on the Attica peninsula offering incredible views over the bay. Dinner will be at a seaside taverna in Sounion whilst the sun sets.
3 After breakfast, checkout of your hotel and enjoy a morning at leisure before taking a coach transfer to Delphi, a stunning location and any classicists dream! Check-in to your hotel and enjoy your evening meal at your hotel.

Discover Delphi site and museum, home to The Delphic Oracle (also known as Pythia) and one of the most famous Oracles that ever existed in Greece. Venture to the Sanctuary of Athena, where you'll find some of the most picturesque ruins in Delphi that overlook a beautiful valley carpeted with olive trees. As you head to the eastern part of the Sanctuary you'll view the site of the Mycenaean settlement. Although it has undergone considerable destruction due to landslides and earthquakes, you can still sense the site's importance in Greek society and witness the beautiful Doric architecture featured here. Lunch will be at a tavern in Delphi as you overlook the glorious bay. Afternoon transfer to Olympia and check-in to Hotel Antonios. Evening meal will be at your hotel.

5 Following breakfast, it's a guided tour of Olympia - the very site of the Olympic games which were celebrated here every four years by the Greeks. Located in the valley of Elis, this sanctuary consisted of buildings associated with games and the worship of the Gods. It became the Greek national shrine and contained treasures aplenty with temples, statues, monuments, theatres, votive buildings and offerings of brass and marble. This is also the site where the statue of Hermes and Sanctuary of Zeus were discovered along with many valuable objects during the excavations which started in 1829 and finished in 1961. Lunch will be at the hotel followed by an afternoon transfer to the peaceful seaside resort of Tolon. Check in to your hotel - Hotel King Minos which offers magnificent views across the bay. Evening meal will be at your hotel.
6 After breakfast, it's time for some more guided tours, this time you'll visit Epidavros, Nafplion and Mycenae. All sites play their part in history - Nafplion was the ancient capital of Argolis and the capital of modern Greece between 1821 and 1834. The Fortress of Palamidi can also be found here, and was built by the Venetians in 1685 to strengthen the city of Nafplion. At Epidavros you'll find the Asclepieion - the most celebrated healing centre of the Classical World, where ill people went in the hope of being cured and spent a night in the enkoimeteria, a large sleeping hall.  Lunch will be at Mycenae, one of the major centres of Greek civilization in the C2nd BC with a military stronghold that dominated most of southern Greece. Here you'll find The Tomb of Agamemnon and the ancient Citadel of Mycenae with the Royal Tombs and Lions Gate. Evening meal at your hotel.
7 Breakfast and morning at leisure in your luxury hotel. After lunch enjoy a relaxing afternoon boat trip to the stunning Islands of Hydra and Spetses. Evening meal at your hotel.
8 After breakfast, check out of your hotel for your return journey to Athens Airport via the Corinth Canal, in time for your evening flight back to London.

What's Included 

  • Return flights from London to Athens
  • All overseas coach transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation, half board in Athens and full board in Delphi, Olympia and Tolon staying in 3/4* hotels
  • Fully escorted tours, all entrance fees included
  • Boat trip to the islands of Hydra and Spetses
  • Guided tour of Athens
  • Sunset meal at Cape Sounion
  • Guided tour at Delphi
  • Guided tour at Olympia
  • Guided tour of Mycenae, Nafplio and Epidavros