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  • Athens, Epidaurus, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi7 days
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Journey back in time a few millennia to visit Europe’s historical capital and the world’s emblematic city. This is the place where it all began from philosophy to astronomy, architecture to science, and the sacred arts. Relive history at every twist and turn and see a nation with endless cultural treasures and ancient artifacts, and landmarks and monuments that pay homage to the Greek gods.

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You will see so much ancient history from the site where Olympic athletes competed and Greek monasteries that perch atop towering rock pinnacles, to the grandeur of the ruined city of Delphi (home to the god Apollo) and the breathtaking amphitheatre at Epidaurus.

An ancient civilisation

Explore the Acropolis, the great emblem of classical Greece which looms high over the city.

Spend time in Nafplion, one of the prettiest cities in Greece.

Follow in the path of ancient pilgrims and stop at the Sanctuary of Athena before heading to ancient Delphi.

Places covered 7 Days
  • Day 1 – 3 Athens, sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 3 Journey to the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra and Aegina
  • Day 4-7 Journey to the Peloponnese via the Corinth canal, to see the sights of Mycenae and Epidaurus, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi and Metora.
  • Day 9 Depart from Athens
  • Days Details
  • 1 – 3 Athens, sightseeing and attractions To experience Athens is to fully understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid day-to-day life, and tradition sitting close by with modern. Get a feel for the city and walk around the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon and the centre of Athens around the Plaka district with its charming atmosphere of narrow streets, small gift shops, restaurants and cafes. The Lycabettus and Filopappou, two craggy hills sitting side by side; the ancient Agora (marketplace); and Kerameikos, the first cemetery, all form the core of ancient and Roman Athens. On day 2, visit the National Archaeological Museum where vast numbers of artifacts illustrate the many centuries of Greek civilisation. Follow in the steps of Socrates and Plato and walk around the ancient Agora, the commercial hub of ancient Athens and that was once lined with statues and expensive shops. Take a walk up Lycabettus Hill, Athens’s highest hill, or jump on the funicular to the summit – on a clear day you can see Aegina Island from the top. Relax in the evening at one of the many Greek restaurants or tavernas and enjoy local dishes such as grilled ocotopus, lamb kleftiko (slow roasted with rosemary), and fresh grilled calamari, all washed down with lots of ouzo.
  • 3 Journey to the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra and Aegina A day cruise from Athens on the beautiful Mediterranean sea takes you to the fabulous islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina. Poros is the smallest of the three islands. Spend your time here visiting the Russian dockyard where the Russian army was based in the 18th& 19thcenturies, or take a stroll in the Lemon Forest, and find pretty windmills and waterfalls as you walk through the densely wooded area of lemon and orange trees. Enjoy lunch on board before next stop at Hydra, whose amphitheatre shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. Hydra is best known for its colourful little capital of quaint narrow alleys, and charming red-tiled houses and mansions. Last stop is the larger island of Aegina. Join a sightseeing tour to the Temple of Alphaia or stroll around the main town. The island is a busy, bustling place with ferries, yachts and catamarans dotting around the harbour. Soak up the sights or simply relax at one of the harbour side cafes.
  • 4-7 Journey to the Peloponnese via the Corinth canal, to see the sights of Mycenae and Epidaurus, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi and Metora. Leave Athens behind and head west to the Corinth Canal. The canal links 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. Continue on to Mycenae for a walking tour and learn about the development of classical Greek culture as you walk through this fascinating archeological site. Travel to Epidaurus for a tour of this famous archeological site, stopping off on the way to see the Unesco World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (shrine to the Greek god of medicine). Overnight stay in Nauplia – a pretty seaport town. Next day drive on towards 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. Pass the university town of Patras and head across the Rion-Antirion Bridge, considered a landmark of 21stcentury Greece.End your day with a relaxing meal at a local Greek restaurant in Delphi. Overnight in Delphi. Take time to explore Delphi, one of the most important archeological digs in Europe. See monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena, and head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum to see exhibits that date back to the 15thcentury. Overnight in Kalambakka. On your last day of this tour a must-see are the rock towers of Meteora – incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th century monasteries. Make your way up the walking trails to visit these monasteries, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views from the top. Take a leisurely drive back to Athens stopping at the Kamena Voural hot springs on the way.
  • 9 Depart from Athens
€ 1,500 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary as applicable

-All arrival and departure transfers

-Entrance and excursion costs as indicated

Travel is based on private coaches with Local guides . You do have the option of Independent travel .Get in Touch to discuss on how we could tailor the trip to suit you .

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Summer is the high travel season in the Mediterranean. The weather is hot and sunny, the water is warm, and millions of people flock to the coast to soak up the sun and take a break from routine.. During the spring months, the flowers are blooming and the landscape is verdant, while autumn days are mild and clear before the winter rains.

Those wanting to travel earlier in the season can visit some of the more southern destinations as well as the larger Mediterranean islands. Cyprus and Malta are lovely in April, with warm days and pleasant nights. Late March through April is also an ideal time to visit Morocco, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, and Turkey.

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