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Athens and Classical Greece: Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

Duration
7 Days
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US$ 1,394

MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Enjoy the best of modern and classical Greece on this 7-day program. See the modern city of Athens and visit the iconic Acropolis on a guided tour. Then, join an escorted coach program to visit the Greek countryside with stops in Olympia, Delphi, Nauplia and the Meteora Monasteries, a spectacular landscape high above the skies.


This 7 day program combines 3 nights in Athens and a 4 day escorted coach tour to the Greek countryside. Spend time in one of the world’s oldest cities, the cradle of civilization and birthplace of democracy.  Outside of the city you will visit Delphi, Olympia and Meteora, where some of the most important events in ancient Greece took place. 

Start your stay with an extensive tour of Athens including a visit to the Acropolis, the ancient citadel which dominates Athens as it sits on a rocky hill. It is crowned by the Parthenon, the temple dedicated to the goddess, Athena. Afterwards, visit the Temple of Olympic Zeus, once the largest temple in Greece, the Panathinaiko Stadium, the site of the first Olympic Games in 1896, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Parliament Building. View the treasures of the Acropolis Museum.

Continue your journey the next day by joining an guided escorted coach tour to Olympia, the site of the original Olympic games. The following day, you will reach  Delphi, said to be the home of the famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi lies under the dominating Mount Parnassus. Here visit the Temple of Apollo and other archaeological sites. See the site of the second most important games after the ancient Olympics, the Pythian Games. Also visit the interesting Delphi Museum.

Enjoy the scenic drive to Meteora, the site of a huge rock formation that has housed monasteries for hundreds of years.  They are some of the holiest sites in the Eastern Orthodox religion. From here you make your way back to Athens for one more night before transferring to the airport for your onward travels.

 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,394

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Day 1

Athens Airport to Athens Hotel Private

Duration1 Hour

Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens

You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring at the same time the magnificent Acropolis and Lycabettus view. Centrally located, in a short distance from all the city's cultural highlights, attractions and commercial centre, it is ideal for leisure and business travelers.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens

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    Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens



    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring …

    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring at the same time the magnificent Acropolis and Lycabettus view. Centrally located, in a short distance from all the city's cultural highlights, attractions and commercial centre, it is ideal for leisure and business travelers.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Massage Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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Day 2

Athens Morning Tour including Acropolis Museum

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma. On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.

Duration5 Hours
Day 3

Athens to Olympia

Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Europa Olympia

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    Hotel Europa Olympia



    The Hotel Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, at the foot of which there is the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games. The silent, humble hill whose top our hotel decorates, has …

    The Hotel Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, at the foot of which there is the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games. The silent, humble hill whose top our hotel decorates, has been a long-standing witness and a privileged spectator of the events that took place in this divine valley, that spreads out so beautiful and idyllic between two rivers, Alfeios and Kladeos.

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Day 4

Olympia to Delphi

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Amalia Delphi Hotel

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    Amalia Delphi Hotel



    For ancient Greeks, Delphi was considered to be the center of the world. Renowned kings, warriors and philosophers visited Delphi and the famous Pythia, the prophetess, anticipating an oracle about their future. At Amalia Hotel Delphi you do not have to wonder about the future …

    For ancient Greeks, Delphi was considered to be the center of the world. Renowned kings, warriors and philosophers visited Delphi and the famous Pythia, the prophetess, anticipating an oracle about their future. At Amalia Hotel Delphi you do not have to wonder about the future of your stay. Rest assured that you will have an unforgettable holiday! The Amalia Delphi has an exquisite location at the foot of mount Parnassus offering panoramic view to the green valley, all the way to the sea, Itea and the beautiful town of Galaxidi. From the lobby, guests can admire the breathtaking view of the Delphian scenery. Lounging around the central fire place, which remains the focal point of the lounge. One level down, the restaurant overlooks the valley and the pool, surrounded by the green gardens.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Services
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Delphi to Kalambaka

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Divani Meteora Hotel

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    Divani Meteora Hotel



    As one of the Divani Collection luxury hotels in Greece, Divani Meteora hotel offers guests the opportunity to enjoy traditional Greek hospitality in a contemporary setting. The fully renovated hotel in Meteora is surrounded by immense natural beauty, the religious rocks of Meteora, encouraging outdoor …

    As one of the Divani Collection luxury hotels in Greece, Divani Meteora hotel offers guests the opportunity to enjoy traditional Greek hospitality in a contemporary setting. The fully renovated hotel in Meteora is surrounded by immense natural beauty, the religious rocks of Meteora, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to come and escape. The hotel offers a stunning locale from which, one can experience one of the natural wonders of the world, practically in front of their room window. Our beautiful hotel is a 4-hour drive from Athens on a good road.

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Meteora and Athens

Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida's Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

Electra Hotel Athens

Inviting and welcoming, the Electra Athens in the city commercial district is the place to stay, whether you are here for business or pleasure. Our hotel rooms and suites are ideally located to host your city break or business trip without sacrificing the style and comfort you are used to. The hotel features comfortable rooms, supreme amenities and delicious breakfast and meals. In the breakfast restaurant and all-day cafe, tasty dishes complete the delightful experience. Hotel Electra offer facilities for travelers that are in town for business: you will find natural- lit conference hall, and when on business downtime, you get to enjoy the sights and vibrant Athens Scene.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Electra Hotel Athens

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    Electra Hotel Athens



    Inviting and welcoming, the Electra Athens in the city commercial district is the place to stay, whether you are here for business or pleasure. Our hotel rooms and suites are ideally located to host your city break or business trip without sacrificing the style and …

    Inviting and welcoming, the Electra Athens in the city commercial district is the place to stay, whether you are here for business or pleasure. Our hotel rooms and suites are ideally located to host your city break or business trip without sacrificing the style and comfort you are used to. The hotel features comfortable rooms, supreme amenities and delicious breakfast and meals. In the breakfast restaurant and all-day cafe, tasty dishes complete the delightful experience. Hotel Electra offer facilities for travelers that are in town for business: you will find natural- lit conference hall, and when on business downtime, you get to enjoy the sights and vibrant Athens Scene.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Foreign Currency Exchange
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Wake-up service

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Day 7

Athens Hotel to Athens Airport Private

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

May to October: Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Athens
  • Athens Morning Tour including Acropolis Museum
  • 4-day escorted coach tour with Tour Manager including:
    • Hotel pick up and drop off in Athens
    • 1 night first-class accommodations in Olympia
    • 1 night first-class accommodations in Delphi
    • 1 night first-class accomomdations in Kalambaka
    • Sightseeing and visits in Corinth Canal, Nauplia, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora
    • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 3 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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